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Old 10-16-2003, 05:14 PM
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Good for the price?


I will be purchasing a new server and will get it colocated. Here is the setup:

Dual (2) AMDŽ Athlon MP 2400+ Processors
1.5GB ECC DDR266 PC2100 Memory
Two (2) 120GB ATA133 7200RPM Hard Drives
Promise ATA133 RAID Onboard Controller
Intel 10/100BT Ethernet
450W PSU
Sony 52x CD-ROM
Floppy
Tower Case

All of this for $2500CAD including shipping and tax.

Will be hosting a maximum of 85 sites on it.
Is this a good deal? It is new, not used.

Is it enough for what I want to do with it?
Sorry, I am new to servers like this and I really don't know what is best for website hosting.

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Old 10-16-2003, 07:05 PM
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also, with an 8mbit connection, can I host a small 16 player HL server? Will it take too many resources and bandwidth?

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Old 10-16-2003, 08:30 PM
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You probably want a rackmount server to save on monthly costs of rack space.

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Old 10-16-2003, 08:33 PM
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I don't mind the monthly costs, the max difference will be like $25-40 so that is nothing major. I will be hosting sites for free, and currently with 10 clients, that pays for most of the monthly cost.

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Old 10-16-2003, 08:36 PM
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Regarding your question about the half life server, I'd imagine if you aren't using much of your 8 Mbit connection, it'll be perfect. I use to run a 12 player counterstrike server on a T1 (1.54mbps) and it was fine.

About that price, you might call interpromicro.com to see what kind of price they can get you.

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Old 10-16-2003, 09:10 PM
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I got a quesiton though. You said the server is $2500CAD a month, then what is the monthly recurrning cost?

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Old 10-16-2003, 09:18 PM
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no, it costs $2500 after tax and shipping. I am looking into different providers for bandwidth, but right now, I want to know if the server is good enough so I can start saving for it.

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Old 10-16-2003, 09:21 PM
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You want to stay with rackmountable to save you money in the long run. 40 a month means 480 a year.

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Old 10-16-2003, 09:29 PM
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but the rackmountable servers I saw were slower than this, and had less power.
Here is an example this is $100 more:
IntelŽ Pentium 4 - 3.06GHz Processor
Hyperthread Technology Enabled
512K Cache/533MHz Front Side Bus
Intel 845GE Chipset
1GB Micron PC2100 DDR (2 x 512MB)
120GB ATA100 7200RPM Hard Drive
Dual (2) Intel 10/1000BT Gigabit NICs

-Less ram
-1 Hard-drive (I want RAID because a drive failed on me once and my clients got really mad at me)
-you can debate this: But I love Athlons (Currently running a 1700+ @ 2.3GHz), and I think that the dual MPs are more powerful.

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Old 10-17-2003, 03:21 AM
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Best you could do is a 2U rackmountable (if AMD).. I'm suprised you would go tower.. unless some place charges you the same 1U or tower.. it's just not a good idea..

As for the price maybe I'm wrong.. but I think $1500 might be more reasonable for that computer.. I build computers so that just sounds more like what I would pay if I where to deploy a Dual 2U (but then again I might use semi used parts)

85 sites would be fine on either box long as they didn't wrong cpu intesive scripts, mysql etc. and a 16 player cs will probally do fine..

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Old 10-17-2003, 08:00 AM
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You may want to get a quote for a server from rackmountsetc. I think they can offer you a better deal than $2500.

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Old 10-17-2003, 02:54 PM
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$2500 is in Cdn. Where you get this quote from amirk999?

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Old 10-17-2003, 06:43 PM
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I used www.tigerdirect.ca for servers. They use Vison and CyberPC servers. I don't know any other retailers in Canada that have servers for sale.

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