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    Re: Building a few server rooms/pc's

    Well, After a long hard look, I decided it would be best to go ahead and spend about 8k on a server with all the features I wanted. Here it is


    http://tinyurl.com/18r

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    Re: Building a few server rooms/pc's

    Ur url goes nowhere?

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    Re: Building a few server rooms/pc's

    Is that 8k dollars?

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    Re: Building a few server rooms/pc's

    yes. 8k us dollars. go figure the url didn't work. I will see if I can repost it. There are a few different ones I am looking into to see if they will be worth it or not but I went with an Intel Quad Core processor with 8gb ram and raid 5 with 2 300g hdd. I think that should be good.

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    Re: Building a few server rooms/pc's

    What OS will you be running on that? Also, RAID 5 only works with 3 or more drives, not 2.

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    Re: Building a few server rooms/pc's

    I think it had a 3rd drive of 146gb not really sure. I will re-look. I will probably use either Fedora 7 (not sure how well its going to work as a game server) or Windows server 2003. Depends on which will work better

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    Re: Building a few server rooms/pc's

    If you go for W2k3, you would need the enterprise edition in order to run that amount of RAM - the standard edition has a limit of 4GB. Enterprise edition has a limit of 32GB.

    Also, what speed are those disks? Generally, high capacity disks have lower speed and speed is what is important for gaming, not space...

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    Re: Building a few server rooms/pc's

    yeah, I was looking at that. the 300gb are 7200 speed and the 146 is 10,000. I might downgrade to the 146g at 10,000 speed. I tried to find a 15,000 speed but couldn't find one.

    I think the w2k3 enterprise edition is the one it came with or I could sub out the fedora 7

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    Re: Building a few server rooms/pc's

    What make is it that you are looking at?

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    Re: Building a few server rooms/pc's

    wd and seagate right now. i think i might just build my own. looking at the prices it is SOOO much cheaper. I am saving over 5g to build it myself. I can just use that extra money to buy a second PC to keep as a backup

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    Re: Building a few server rooms/pc's

    Its your own funeral... The thing with branded servers is that they are developed specifically so the components work perfectly together and perfectly with the supported OS. BYO solutions can cause problems in my experience.

    Good luck anyway.

    PS. You may want to buy now, as there is currently a case being heard in the US trade commission regarding the import of hard drives due to the possibility of them infringing on someone's patent. This may cause a sudden unavailability in the next couple of months...

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    Re: Building a few server rooms/pc's

    Yeah, They can cause problems but only if you get crap parts that dont work well together. Most of the time I buy the higher quality parts if I can afford it. Not to worry to much. I will build the first one myself and then if it fails horribly (which I hope it does not) then I will buy one from a manufacture. I have built, I would say, well over 200 pc's/laptops since I have been doing this type of thing so the experience should help me out quite a bit. We will see though. Time will only tell. I just dont see paying so much for a system I can build exactly the same for a heck of a lot less money and (not sure about the servers) most of the time, I have better parts in them than the systems I would have bought. But oh well, we will see.

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    Re: Building a few server rooms/pc's

    Quote Originally Posted by tech_guy
    Perhaps we could all club together (1500000 / 4177 = 359 each) and use it to take over the world - well schools in the uk at least ;-)
    lol count me in. I've just had about 100 hours overtime paid and was looking for something to spend it on.

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    Re: Building a few server rooms/pc's

    Quote Originally Posted by Heebeejeebee
    Quote Originally Posted by tech_guy
    Perhaps we could all club together (1500000 / 4177 = 359 each) and use it to take over the world - well schools in the uk at least ;-)
    lol count me in. I've just had about 100 hours overtime paid and was looking for something to spend it on.

    HBJB
    Lucky you getting paid overtime - we get to take it off in lieu.... :cry:

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    Re: Building a few server rooms/pc's

    I only got it paid 'cos I threatened to take a full month off in lue iand then take some holiday at the end of it (I had 137 hours built up). They gave in and paid me - only at normal rate mind but a nice healthy bank balance this month none the less.

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