We want to custom build 2 servers from newegg parts. Is there any shop around that would do that?
We're offshore and we want 2 new servers for colocation, also we like newegg parts/prices. So I think we should find an online shop to do that for us.
Any advise appreciated.
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It's actually cheaper to buy parts separately and build it yourself (at least for me). Is there a reason why you can't do this?
Buy a used/new rackmount off ebay and buy the parts from various distributors and get it going. I recommend Supermicro when it comes to rackmounts ; they are one of the best ones out there in terms of cost and quality.
true that you usually can buy components cheaper from web-based parts retailers, such as newegg, provantage...etc, because of their volume buying power. however, be aware that they offer just 30-day exchange warranty for the components you buy. after 30-day, you are on your own to deal with individual manufacturers to get warranty services, and it can take days to weeks just to receive replacements depending on manufacturers.
on the other hand, reputable server shops usually provide much longer "bumper-to-bumper" warranty for all components inside the customer-built server. some even provide advance replacements for defective parts with return shipping label included.
I think if you check in the colo offers section and send out some emails you'll find a provider willing to do this. Some of our customers want a cheap desktop level server and they like to ship us parts from newegg. Shouldn't be a big deal to find what you are looking for.