Can anyone recommend any cheap, reliable retired hardware to run simple LAMP servers that isn't very power hungry? I'm looking for reliable, *legacy* (read, cheap), 1u devices drawing 1-2amps, with at least 2 HD slots (raid 1 is a must) that will won't suck power. Obviously these devices don't need major processing power as they won't be doing any major database processing--just basic hosting.
Before someone tries to force-feed me the dedicated server spiel, I already have some dedis, so I'm not co-tarded, but in this case it may actually be cheaper to colo an older device (power permitting, which is why I'm asking) then rent dedi's for basic serving.
The cheaper the server, chances are the more power it will use. If power is your #1 concern, you can get an Atom server for under $300 at acmemicro.com. The atoms are pretty slow though. What I usually get when I need something older is one of the IBM 3xx series - 1u, 2x dual core opteron, 2x 15k scsi, and 4gb ram. they go for $100-200 on ebay.
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I used to get good deals on brand new Celeron 440 1u rack server from Colomachine for around $300-$345. Now, they are selling for $400ish. You might want to take a look if they are offering any deals on their website.