Your Advice: Low Grade/Cost Server Parts

Paul Richards paul at freebsd-services.com
Fri Sep 28 23:06:24 BST 2001


--On Friday, September 28, 2001 10:58:30 +0100 Jonathan Perkin
<sketch at rd.bbc.co.uk> wrote:

> On a similar but seperate note, anyone know a good place either to get
> pre-built 1U boxen or empty 1U cases.  I'm not entirely sure why a
> discussion on co-lo boxen hasn't yet come around to this, or do
> desktop ATX cases fit in 1U these days? :)
> 
> Everywhere I've looked either has bloated prices for quite poorly
> specced x86 machines or don't sell empty cases along with suitable
> motherboards for DIY.  Given the new Tyan MP motherboards are
> designed for 1U, you could probably build quite nicely specced
> machines these days (although heat dissipation could prove to be a
> problem!).  Alternatives are the lovely Netra X1's which prove
> very competitive with price, but non-solaris support for them could
> be an issue.

Well since you asked, we can supply both the Tyan motherboards and 1U cases.


Paul Richards
FreeBSD Services Ltd
http://www.freebsd-services.com




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