[rescue] Cheap, fast, PC server

Lionel Peterson lionel4287 at verizon.net
Tue Jan 22 12:35:44 CST 2008

>From: Aaron Finley <nerp at atfinley.com>
>Date: 2008/01/22 Tue PM 12:27:11 CST
>To: The Rescue List <rescue at sunhelp.org>
>Subject: Re: [rescue] Cheap, fast, PC server

>> I realize you found your answer in your parts bin, but I saw this system this morning, and thought of it when I read your post:
>> Acer quad core desktop - 4 Gig max RAM, single CPU, 500 Gig HD, DX10-capable video card for $560 at BestBuy:
>> http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=8602407&type=product&id=1192232280889&&DCMP=KNC-TLC&ref=25&loc=PGR&srccode=cii_5784816&cpncode=09-55651428-2
>> Of course, 8 cores are better than 4, but at the price, this is a nice little system (given it's limitations)...
>The problem is that I need at least 10 GB of RAM.
>Probably will run 4 VMs each requiring 2GB at minimum, 3GB during load.

I'd say look for an older Dell/other server that has a lot of RAM included... Anything over 8 Gigs gets quite expensive, since it will require a lot of very dense DIMMs (in most applications).


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