[rescue] FS: Quad-Proc Opteron workstation (new sunhelp.org server drive!)

Bill Bradford mrbill at mrbill.net
Sun Nov 7 18:06:22 CST 2010


I want to publicly thank the mailing list reader who just donated 
$200 (and everyone else who has donated previously, for the next two months
of hosting costs, so I can do a peaceful migration).  Everything but the
actual CPU and motherboard has been ordered for the new server and will be
here on Wednesday.

Now down to only needing $155 (if I buy them from amazon) or $135 (if I get
it from Microcenter in person) for the CPU & MB.  Therefore, if a buyer in
Austin doesn't want to come *get* the workstation I've got for sale, I 
might be able to be a little flexible on the shipping (that UPS has so far
estimated to be about $150 to anywhere in the US).

As always, thank you so much for the support.


On Sun, Nov 07, 2010 at 05:33:07PM -0600, Bill Bradford wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 07, 2010 at 03:02:11PM -0800, stephen price wrote:
> > Just out of idle curiousity - what will the new server look like?
> I've specced this out so far:
> CASE: Antec Sonata Proto No Power Supply ATX Mid Tower Case ($60)
> PS: Corsair 430-Watt Builder Series 80 Plus Certified Power Supply ($45)
> Motherboard/CPU Bundle (from MicroCenter): $109.98 + tax
> 	CPU: AMD Phenom II X2 (will unlock to X4) 560 Black Edition
> 	MB: Gigabyte GA-MA78LM-S2H Socket AM2+ 760G mATX Motherboard
> RAM: Crucial CT2KIT25664BA1339 4GB 2GBx2 240-pin PC3-10600 DIMM DDR3 ($67)
> I already have a DVD burner and 1TB HD here, and the onboard video on
> the motherboard will work fine since I will be running either Solaris x86,
> Ubuntu Server, or straight Debian.
> As for bandwidth, the only reasonable option around here is Comcast
> Business Class, which will run $100 setup and about $85/month for a 12/2
> line with 5 static IPs.  The way U-Verse does static IPs would be a huge
> pain, while with Comcast its a straight bridge (and Business class lines
> have no silly 250G cap).
> I'm not planning on evicting ANY of my users or any of the sites I host - I
> made a committment, and I'm sticking to it.  

Bill Bradford 
Houston, Texas

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