Quote Originally Posted by siuko View Post
Yeah the 10k is a little steep
Quad-core processor, motherboard, 4GB of RAM: 500 tops (for a really snazzy one). Antec 9000 case (even has glowing lights on fans...): 100. 1TB SATA HDD X 3: 300. Decent RAID card: 500. Use RAID 5, gives you 2TB of apparent storage. Spend more money on the storage (RAID card with large cache to improve read speed) rather than the processor - bet your processsor is pretty much idle most of the time.

Server 2008
100 at education prices.

500 CALS
20 each? X 500 = 10,000. Yipes.

UPS for 3 servers
300?

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David Hicks