[rescue] WTB: Cheap x86 servers

Martin Marshall martinm at allwest.net
Sun May 16 17:24:37 CDT 2004

I don't know if these towers will work, but these make good little Linux boxes. 
  They're IBM X220 boxes.  933 MHz (can take two), 512 MB (up to 4GB), 2 x 9.1 



Bill Bradford wrote:
> (I'm helping out a friend here)
> I'm looking for a couple of 1U rackmount machines, 733Mhz-1Ghz or so,
> with decent RAM, CD-ROM, 10/100 ethernet, and IDE drives for as cheap as
> possible.  Anybody have suggestions?  Couple of desktops would be okay as
> well, if they're a good name-brand and I can put them on a shelf.
> I'd like to be able to get both machines for under $1K if possible.
> Intel or AMD doesn't matter, as long as I can load Linux/xBSD/Solaris x86 
> on them.
> (Due to service/support/cost issues, these are replacing a pair of fully-loaded
>  SunFire 280R SPARC servers.  The 280Rs work fine, but my friend can't afford
>  the hardware support contract and would like to reduce his colocation costs)
> Bill

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