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    Hi,
    I've been searching for some time for a decent old server to play about with at home.
    I'm looking for any old kit that people are either throwing away or selling for sub-100. Preferably a decent processor/amount of RAM, but not neccesarily a huge amount of HDD space. Will be running Windows 2008 Server on it so needs to be able to cope with that basically.
    If anyone has anything they are looking to get rid of and fits the bill, would be very appreciative.

    Kind Regards

    Steve

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    visualising the server might be a good option

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    visualising the server might be a good option
    Ooh I can just see it now... It's all shiny and silver... *opens eyes* Nope. I still don't have one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OutToLunch View Post
    Ooh I can just see it now... It's all shiny and silver... *opens eyes* Nope. I still don't have one.
    Ha-Ha....
    If visualising a server isnt working, maybe you could even try virtualisation instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by apoth0r View Post
    Hi,
    I've been searching for some time for a decent old server to play about with at home.
    I'm looking for any old kit that people are either throwing away or selling for sub-100. Preferably a decent processor/amount of RAM, but not neccesarily a huge amount of HDD space. Will be running Windows 2008 Server on it so needs to be able to cope with that basically.
    If anyone has anything they are looking to get rid of and fits the bill, would be very appreciative.

    Kind Regards

    Steve
    Hmm ... I don't have much but you're welcome to it if you want it ...

    Compaq Proliant ML330, will find a hard disk to put in it, it has SCSI etc on an expansion card.

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    Or, we (Grumbledook and I) spotted a hot looking HP Kayak workstation the other day which might be a bit better for you.

    Same kind of CPU spec except its slot and there's a spare slot on the board (dual cpu board), 768MB of RAM but it's actually more as the RIMMS are only being picked up at half capacity (2x512MB and 2x256MB).

    DDS3 tape drive in it, no tapes though, and again I'll find a hard disk if you want one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OutToLunch View Post
    Ooh I can just see it now... It's all shiny and silver... *opens eyes* Nope. I still don't have one.
    Quote Originally Posted by marco84 View Post
    Ha-Ha....
    If visualising a server isnt working, maybe you could even try virtualisation instead.
    bloody spell checker!

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    Thanks for the help guys! I do appreciate what you've come up with there but I really am looking for a slightly higher-spec.
    Thus the reason i'm willing to pay a little bit for it. No worries if theres nothing immediate, I'll keep watching ebay to see if theres any bargains.

    Thanks though guys.

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    Just had Grumbledook appear from no-where in the office!
    I overheard promises of pizza and magical things! He should visit more often me thinks

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    Quote Originally Posted by apoth0r View Post
    Just had Grumbledook appear from no-where in the office!
    I overheard promises of pizza and magical things! He should visit more often me thinks
    Yeah yeah, wait til it happens!

    We went out for pizza and only Tony, Kev and myself attended with Simon from CP (local!).

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