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  1. #1
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    Deal or No Deal?

    I'm still playing around with dedicated/colo ideas.

    1 x SUPERMICRO SYS-5015M-MT+B 1U Rackmount Barebone Server
    4 x Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s
    1 x Adaptec 2260200-R PCI Express SATA / SAS 2405 SGL Controller
    2 x Crucial 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) ECC Unbuffered Dual Channel Kit Server Memory
    1 x Intel Xeon L3360 Yorkfield 2.83GHz LGA 775 65W Quad-Core Server Processor

    Cost: $1,552.13

    Thoughts, suggestions, words of wisdom and/or "constructive criticism."

    Thanks!

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    I like the setup lets see what others have to say

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeTrike View Post
    I'm still playing around with dedicated/colo ideas.

    1 x SUPERMICRO SYS-5015M-MT+B 1U Rackmount Barebone Server
    4 x Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s
    1 x Adaptec 2260200-R PCI Express SATA / SAS 2405 SGL Controller
    2 x Crucial 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) ECC Unbuffered Dual Channel Kit Server Memory
    1 x Intel Xeon L3360 Yorkfield 2.83GHz LGA 775 65W Quad-Core Server Processor

    Cost: $1,552.13

    Thoughts, suggestions, words of wisdom and/or "constructive criticism."

    Thanks!
    Any specific reason why you chose that proc over others? What specifically are you going to be doing with the server? Aside from those 2 questions, it's not a bad setup at all.

    bsh

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsh View Post
    Any specific reason why you chose that proc over others? What specifically are you going to be doing with the server? Aside from those 2 questions, it's not a bad setup at all.

    bsh
    By others do you mean nehalem? or same family different speed?

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    It's a bit hard to say if it's a good setup for you if we don't know what you will be using it too. If you are going to run a huge database maybe more RAM would be needed or maybe if you want to run something very I/O intensive? In case of that you should maybe consider SAS disks? Well.. you get my point, it's hard to say if it's a good setup for you. As an overall server I would say it looks good!

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    Quote Originally Posted by zubbab View Post
    It's a bit hard to say if it's a good setup for you if we don't know what you will be using it too. If you are going to run a huge database maybe more RAM would be needed or maybe if you want to run something very I/O intensive? In case of that you should maybe consider SAS disks? Well.. you get my point, it's hard to say if it's a good setup for you. As an overall server I would say it looks good!
    You missed my reply, post #4

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    It's a good setup, though you may want to get some more RAM.

    Edit: Oops, I read it as only 2x2GB. Looks just fine.
    Last edited by cristibighea; 08-14-2009 at 03:38 PM.
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    8 gigs not enough? How much more would you recommend.

    Our current server has 8GB and is currently idling at about 16% usage and 100+ active domains.

    Maybe 12-16GB then, it's actually not that expensive until you get up to the 32GB+ range?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeTrike View Post
    You missed my reply, post #4
    Ahh! Sorry! Than I would say it's a pretty good server, maybe some more RAM would be good. A good thing when running shared hosting is to enable some kind of memcache in your webserver and let it fill the RAM with data. That will boost the response of your server quite a bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zubbab View Post
    Ahh! Sorry! Than I would say it's a pretty good server, maybe some more RAM would be good. A good thing when running shared hosting is to enable some kind of memcache in your webserver and let it fill the RAM with data. That will boost the response of your server quite a bit.
    That's not a bad idea The board caps at 24GB, so bumping to 16GB would be easy.

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    I don't think the SUPERMICRO SYS-5015M-MT+B will work with a xeon 3360, it only supports a FSB of 1066mhz, the 3360 is 1333mhz. Supermicro's website specifically says it will not support a Q9000 series cpu, which the xeon 3360 is derived from.

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    This was my second possibility. Nehalem Xeon with HT and 12GB RAM. This one seems it would be better suited overall compared to the other one.

    1 x SUPERMICRO SYS-5016T-MTFB 1U Barebone Server
    4 x WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s (for RAID10)
    1 x Adaptec 2260200-R PCI Express SATA / SAS (Serial Attached SCSI) Controller (for RAID10)
    3 x SUPER TALENT 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) ECC Registered Server Memory (12GB Total)
    1 x Intel Xeon E5520 Nehalem 2.26GHz LGA 1366 80W Quad-Core Server Processor Model BX80602E5520
    Also keep in mind I will be going from a system that is similar to my OP. However my current system is a rental unit and not mine. Also my rental does not have RAID10.

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    I would go get 750GB HDDS as they can't be much more. Also why only 4GB of ram ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by XFactorServers View Post
    I would go get 750GB HDDS as they can't be much more. Also why only 4GB of ram ?
    the #'s to the left are the quantities of each part.

    So the specs are as follows
    SUPERMICRO SYS-5016T-MTFB 1U Barebone Server
    Four WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s (RAID10) (est. 1.2TB usable)
    Adaptec 2260200-R PCI Express SATA / SAS (Serial Attached SCSI) Controller
    12GB SUPER TALENT (4GB x 3) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM 1333 ECC Registered Server Memory
    Intel Xeon E5520 Nehalem 2.26GHz LGA 1366 80W Quad-Core Server CPU
    That might clear it up a bit more

    As for the 750GB I just checked and they are only $5/ea more, so umm yea. Definitely a good idea there, I missed that one. Only adds $20 more total.


    EDIT: I also forgot the grand total on this one was a bit of a jump... $2,014.00 compared to $1,552.13

    However it seems it would be a better suited system overall.
    Last edited by MikeTrike; 08-14-2009 at 06:40 PM.

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    Wow - all the for cPanel Web hosting, that would be a really nice config for that.

    Most upper end providers have usually 2-4GB per machine and hundreds, if not thousands of accounts and it handles it all very well.

    IF it were my machine - I would do that config and install either OpenVZ or Xen or whatever flavor suits your fancy and VM the machine with a 2GB cPanel VPS and a couple of other VM's, etc.

    With 4 VM's on that machine you could dedicate 1:1 Core/VM ratio and have a really nice setup and room for three other "Servers"...

    Good luck - but yes, I love SuperMicro and have used and built hundreds of them at my previous job - awesome box for a great price!
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