Your Advice: Low Grade/Cost Server Parts

James McGuire j.a.mcguire at btinternet.com
Thu Sep 27 20:01:55 BST 2001


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Hi Chaps

I'm trying to build myself a low spec FreeBSD server for co-location =
down south. As I'm a northerner - and a pretty poor one at that, it =
needs to be reliable so I'm not having to go down and fix it every 2 =
minutes.=20

To that end, I've hit a rut, do I compromise reliability for low cost. =
So I'm looking for some advice. Namely your personal preferrences on =
brands/models/cheap places to buy.

I'll give you a rough idea of what I'm hoping to put together.

Intel Celeron II 733Mhz
Appropriate Motherboard (no frills)
256MB RAM
Cheapy NIC
Cheapy Graphics
Desktop ATX Case
20GB HDD
Heat Sink + Fan
"3.5 Floppy
Keyboard

I've managed to sum that up at about =A3300 quid - can anyone beat that? =
Any advice much appreciated.

Thanks in advance

James

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<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>Hi Chaps</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>I'm trying to build myself a low spec =
FreeBSD=20
server for co-location down south. As I'm a northerner - and a pretty =
poor one=20
at that, it needs to be reliable so I'm not having to go down and fix it =
every 2=20
minutes. </FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>To that end, I've hit a rut, do I =
compromise=20
reliability for low cost. So I'm looking for some advice. Namely your =
personal=20
preferrences on brands/models/cheap places to buy.</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>I'll give you a rough idea of what I'm =
hoping to=20
put together.</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>Intel Celeron II 733Mhz</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>Appropriate Motherboard (no =
frills)</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>256MB RAM</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>Cheapy NIC</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>Cheapy Graphics</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>Desktop ATX Case</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>20GB HDD</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>Heat Sink + Fan</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>"3.5 Floppy</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>Keyboard</FONT></DIV>
<DIV>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>I've managed to sum that up at about =
=A3300 quid -=20
can anyone beat that? Any advice much appreciated.</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>Thanks in advance</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
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