[rescue] Cheap, fast, PC server

Bill Bradford mrbill at mrbill.net
Tue Jan 22 14:25:53 CST 2008

On Tue, Jan 22, 2008 at 11:46:41AM -0500, Aaron Finley wrote:
> I'm looking for a cheap PC to act as a server, meaning something under a 
> $1000. Dell's octocore SC1430 fit the bill, but that offer seems no 
> longer. Anyone know if it will come back around again?

Dell has crazy deals all the time - in 2005 I picked up my SC420 with
2.53Ghz Celeron, 512M RAM, 160G SATA disk, and CD-ROM drive, gigE, etc,
for something like $160 *shipped*.  I paid more for the monitor I hooked
up to it, than I did for the actual system!  

It's been running almost 24/7 for three years now, doing rsnapshot backups.


Bill Bradford 
Houston, Texas

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