The other day i saw a small business with a DC8000 SFF Desktop used as a server.
So this got me wondering...
Would this be a good server to work with.
Configuration is as follows.
CPU: Intel Core2Vpro 3.0Ghz Dual core with 6MB Cache L2
RAM: 8GB DDR3 1066 MHZ
CPU: STOCK Hard drive 160GB WD SATA
LAN: 1 Intel GBIT port.
Cooling: STOCK F&H However in the BIOS you can kick up the speed.
The desktop had 4 SATA ports 2 of which were being used one for the hard drive an one for the DVD-ROM drive.
So that leaves 2 for extra HD's
So lets see what we have, all together we have a pretty powerful pc.
I would like to see what you guys think about this config and how you think it would work as a server.
If you guys have any experience using this pc in a server environment let me know.
Space, wasted power and the fact that it's "only" a dual core would turn me against that - It's more than likely that a rackmounted, server hardware based machine will cost around the same (if not cheaper in the long run)
Edit: After seeing your post, 775 is old now, there are 2 newer generations of CPUs (from Intel alone) that are much more energy efficient, much more powerful as well as RAM prices. DDR3 RAM is MUCH cheaper than DDR2 now and it's much faster, why would you shoot yourself in the foot with older, slower, less energy efficient machines when you can get much newer, faster machines that will cost you less in the logn run?