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    Dell 1U Servers for 500.00

    Hey i was reading in the news paper today and saw an add i checked out there website you can get a 2.8 GHz P4, 256 MB Ram, 160 GB HD, and the Front Bezzel for 500 or so. Go to dell then small business and then the power edge servers. 1U Rackmount
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    Looks like the $549 special is for a 2.4GHz Celeron, 256MB Ram, 40GB Sata drive. No CD rom drive, No floppy, No Bezel, No rails. They are running a free upgrade to the 2.8 P4 processor. Pretty useless, but then again you get what you pay for.
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    Looks like the $549 special is for a 2.4GHz Celeron, 256MB Ram, 40GB Sata drive. No CD rom drive, No floppy, No Bezel, No rails. They are running a free upgrade to the 2.8 P4 processor. Pretty useless, but then again you get what you pay for.
    probably good for a test server?
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    Well it would be good if you had a CD rom drive just stick it in. I got mine quoted for 530.00 2.8 GHz P4, 160 GB HD, Bezel,
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    A 2.4 celeron would be fine for a client server, just throw in another 256mb ram.
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    2.4 celeron with 512 ram and a 80gb hdd will be good for a client with a small website.
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    It might keyword is might be useful as a dns server or development server or some kind of test server for cpanel upgrades.
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    Originally posted by Bakie
    2.4 celeron with 512 ram and a 80gb hdd will be good for a client with a small website.
    Thats not necessarily true. Whilst the celeron is built on the P3 core, and its performance is closer to the P2, it does depend which scripts you execute. A high traffic site on a celeron 2.4 should be more than fine, presuming you arn't using MySQL and such other high resource scripts. If you outsourced your SQL from a celeron it would be perfectly fine to run commercially. However its generally cheaper to get a high end server than 2 lower end servers
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    Originally posted by trau
    Looks like the $549 special is for a 2.4GHz Celeron, 256MB Ram, 40GB Sata drive. No CD rom drive, No floppy, No Bezel, No rails. They are running a free upgrade to the 2.8 P4 processor. Pretty useless, but then again you get what you pay for.
    I agree add another 256MB ram, and your about the same specs for an average lower scale dedicated Server. "You get what you pay for"... ya think? Geez, this sayn is so tiresome.... can we be anymore obvious?
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    For the same price you could get an AMD based system. Which will outperform the Celeron by miles.
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    Be nice if Dell would make some of their server deep discount offers available in Canada.
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    Bah www.colomachine.com <-- beat that for cheap 1U server...

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    Yes, that colomachine is certainly cheap. Wouldn't dream of buying or using, but sure is cheap.
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    Why not? I've got about 8 of them in service and never had a single issue with any of them. They use MSI motherboards, the cases are nice, 1 year warranty, no problems with them on this end.

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    Originally posted by Jeff - Exceed
    Thats not necessarily true. Whilst the celeron is built on the P3 core, and its performance is closer to the P2, it does depend which scripts you execute. A high traffic site on a celeron 2.4 should be more than fine, presuming you arn't using MySQL and such other high resource scripts. If you outsourced your SQL from a celeron it would be perfectly fine to run commercially. However its generally cheaper to get a high end server than 2 lower end servers
    Actually the only Celeron chips in production with 533FSB (mPGA478/LGA775 Celeron-D) are based off the Pentium-4 Prescott Core.

    A Celeron is more than capable of handling a large amount of traffic (not necessarilly recommended, but capable). It is also more than capable at handling MySQL. The 256MB of RAM that is included will be the first bottleneck in such a server, for application servers; 1GB of RAM is really a minimum.
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    I got the following:

    DELL POWEREDGE 750 1U $499.00

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    P-4 2.8 GHz 1MB Cache 800MHz
    80 GB SATA 7200 RPM HDD
    256 MB RAM
    3 Yr next day somethign part replacement warranty.
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    It was in Outrageous Deals section till yesterday morning.

    I ordered 5 of these babies with upgraded hdd to 160GB for extra $30.00

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    BTW, I will be adding addtional 768MB RAM in each box ($75 from newegg), and 2nd 160GB Western Digital Caviar 7200RPM SATA HDD ($89 from newegg). So my final box will cost: apporx. $695.00 and It will peform better than the $955 P-4 3.0GHz 2x512MB RAM, 2x160GB IDE HDD available from rackmountsetc.com, as I will be having SATA HDD compared to IDE ATA ones from rackmountsetc, plus i will have 4x256MB RAM compared to 2x512.

    In conclusion, dell server is 30% less in price, and going to have better performance.

    And last but not least, Dell machines look cool too

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    Originally posted by HenryJ
    BTW, I will be adding addtional 768MB RAM in each box ($75 from newegg), and 2nd 160GB Western Digital Caviar 7200RPM SATA HDD ($89 from newegg). So my final box will cost: apporx. $695.00 and It will peform better than the $955 P-4 3.0GHz 2x512MB RAM, 2x160GB IDE HDD available from rackmountsetc.com, as I will be having SATA HDD compared to IDE ATA ones from rackmountsetc, plus i will have 4x256MB RAM compared to 2x512.

    In conclusion, dell server is 30% less in price, and going to have better performance.

    And last but not least, Dell machines look cool too
    More ram chips is better than less? Interesting... did not know that... I guess we will be getting 4x512's for our 2gb servers instead of 2x1gb

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    Is this deal still going on? I can't seem to find it anywhere.

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    Zak, it was over on 11PM CST May 25th 2005.

    and webOnce 4x512 will give better performance compared to 2x1GB, that is correct!

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    The benefit from 4x512 rather than 2x1 is replacement in the event of failure. Rdundancy redundancy redundancy

    Ther server here with 8x512's doesn't perform any better than the one with 4x1 in it. Just cheaper memory, and less replacement issues in the event of failure.
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    Originally posted by NyteOwl
    The benefit from 4x512 rather than 2x1 is replacement in the event of failure. Rdundancy redundancy redundancy

    Ther server here with 8x512's doesn't perform any better than the one with 4x1 in it. Just cheaper memory, and less replacement issues in the event of failure.
    I agree the price point on ram goes south hard from 512 to 1G, however, double the sticks, double the potential failures However I do agree, I'll take 4x512 over 2x1 anytime I can.
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    Originally posted by HenryJ
    Zak, it was over on 11PM CST May 25th 2005.

    and webOnce 4x512 will give better performance compared to 2x1GB, that is correct!

    That would depend entirely on the motherboard in question. In many cases the memory performance drops with more "sticks". Most real server boards do however support interleaving with matched pairs.
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