$1010 for a file server? That must be a pretty serious file server..
You could make a machine with an i815 motherboard that has all the stuff on board, a Celeron, case, extra hard drive, etc. for pretty cheap.
a NAS wouldn't meet your needs??
Something like that SNAP box?? They do cost a lot...but there's nothing to them and the fan is small...
those are so expensive for what you get, though..... they charge so much because it comes preconfigured..... if you do it yourself you can save a lot of money.
2001-02-15 04:57 pm (UTC)
right...I was thinking small and little noise...this room has four PC's in it, I know how loud it can get...
Had a Dell PowerEdge in here about two years ago...was so glad to get rid of it...
Hard Drives Northwest or Computerstop on NE 20th st in Bellevue is where I always go. I worked at HDNW for about a year, and they have good parts (Not a lot of RMA's or failed hard drives, procs, and RAM).
Hard Drives Northwest looks awesome.... thanks! they have some good prices, too.....
I'll go check them out this weekend.
as long as you know what you want it shouldn't be a problem. Now the sales people....thats another story. Dont talk to them, just go straight for the parts counter :)
2001-02-15 06:26 pm (UTC)
Why not get a dual cpu motherboard ? (asus)
You may just be able to kill another physical machine at a later date if you add a second cpu and a disk(s) ?
[mind you , less redundancy]
yeah, i've been looking into that.... dual CPU boards aren't that much more expensive.
ASUS ones are all VIA chipsets, though, and Linux 2.4.1 has a bunch of shit disable for VIA chipsets because they're seeing file corruption in some of them.... I'm sure they'll work it out eventually, but if I'm getting it this weekend I'd prefer not to get a VIA chipset. :/
check out the microstar 694D... it is a very very nice dual proc board that is well priced.
everything's a VIA chipset nowadays it seems....
looks damn nice, though.
found a place in town that has those.... think i'm going to pick one up
its a nice board.
i actually went with a athlon platform for the pc that i am building at this moment. the parts are coming in piece by piece this week and next.
My dad's worked at Intel for like 17 years, I worked there 2 years, my brother has worked there awhile.... I only buy Intel. :)
I've bought a few things at CompuCare, but I didn't remember them having that big of a selection, and their prices were a little high I thought. I'll check it out again, perhaps.
2001-02-16 03:28 am (UTC)
I buy on AMD, no INTEL. INTEL is far more expensive than AMD... but I heard they are more reliable.
2001-02-17 12:14 am (UTC)
Would you like to sell your DVD player?
If so, how much?
it's very damn old.... next to useless.
you can probably go buy a new one for just a little more than what it'd cost to ship.