[rescue] Cheap, fast, PC server

Peter Corlett abuse at cabal.org.uk
Tue Jan 22 10:54:23 CST 2008

On Tue, Jan 22, 2008 at 11:46:41AM -0500, Aaron Finley wrote:
> - Dual core/quad core
> - 12-16GB of RAM
> - 200-300GB of Storage (can be cheap SATA, this is a home testbed)

> Anyone know of something that fits the bill? I'm willing to go a couple
> generations behind - a Dual Xeon would work, and then I could add the RAM
> and storage to it and come in under budget.

That spec is slightly behind the curve, except for the RAM requirement. You
might need to compromise on "only" 4 or 8 GB unless you spend a lot on a
server motherboard.

The 2.4GHz Core Quad appears to be the best price/performance x86 processor
available by quite a good margin.

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