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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Redwolf, 24 Apr 2005.

  1. Redwolf

    Redwolf Supermodel

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    A company that we are working for is updating their servers and I can get some for cheap, thats great right? but what am I going to do with the servers? so I am asking for ideas I am thinking of maybe getting 5 so what would you do with 5 servers? besides sell them.

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    Dual 1.0GHZ Pentium 3
    1GB PC 100
    100GB hardrive
    onboard usb
    VGA 2MB
    2 serial ports
    1 parallel
    10/100 Ethernet Controller
     
  2. Tolsk

    Tolsk What's a Dremel?

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    web,ftp,something else server and sell one to me :p
     
  3. Cheap Mod Wannabe

    Cheap Mod Wannabe What's a Dremel?

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    I would do soooo much. 1-2 servers for UT/UT 2k4 dedicated servers, 1 for FTP, I'd make maybe one into a HTPC with the money that I'd make by selling the 5th one :D
     
  4. Constructacon

    Constructacon Constructing since 1978

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    First thing I'd do is upgrade the CPUs and RAM on one and have one hell of a home pc. Potentially great for gaming.
     
  5. Go4t

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    would be rather nice but im pretty sure that p3s max out at 1 ghz (might just be mine though)
    would make a nice fileserver/webserver/any other kind of server you can think of
     
  6. Redwolf

    Redwolf Supermodel

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    yeah thats right the only thing I can do is add more ram the mobos supports 2G of ram, maybe add bigger hardrives 4x250GB .
     
  7. Zephyr

    Zephyr Go V-Boy, Go!

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    Make an awesome folding farm tbh ;)
     
  8. TMM

    TMM Modder

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    folding or games servers tbh. 1ghz P3, 1gig o' ram can handle most game servers fine ;).
     
  9. Nath

    Nath Your appeal has already been filed.

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    Get rid of four and keep one as a gameserver....there's just no need to have a dedicated fileserver and it's just wasting electricity tbh.
     
  10. Guest-16

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    folding is pointless, the PC100 ram is a total cripple. Dual P3s make great servers for anything though. And they are 10x smoother to run XP on than any hyperthreading. Unfortunately a P4 2.0a with DDR is faster for gaming.
     
  11. Mister_Tad

    Mister_Tad Will work for nuts Super Moderator

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    id probably buy 8 or so of them
    buy a pci-x 8 channel ide raid3 or raid5 card (presuming they have 64/66 or faster pci slots) (or 2x 4 channel cards may be cheaper)
    buy a gigabit network card
    prolly max out the ram in one from the others
    put all of the drives into a single machine, new case/psu if needed
    flog the other 7 off by parts

    and have a pretty mean NAS box for potentially no financial outlay after selling everything
     
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  12. McGuinness

    McGuinness Banned

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    Bah! While your buying some I'm trying to get rid of one! :(

    I'd go with the suggestion above. If you do get a few max out one with parts from others, then sell the rest of the parts on.

    Out of intrest, how much are you buying them for?
     
  13. Redwolf

    Redwolf Supermodel

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    the admin says I can get them for $200 each but I can probably get them for less. lets say $150 or less.


    what about something like this
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  14. Tolsk

    Tolsk What's a Dremel?

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    what does all that do?
     
  15. Redwolf

    Redwolf Supermodel

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    folding farm 53GHZ of power.
     
  16. webbyman

    webbyman Hax.

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    :jawdrop: what are they all running? e.g mobo's, ram, cpu's?


    also... if i was you... keep 2 and sell the rest :baby: have one as a dedicated games server and the other a dedicated file server/webhost orr have make them into an ultimate folding farm *final* or make a media pc.

    you will have 500Gb's of hdd space, 10ghz of cpu power and 5gb of ram for some great farming fun :D

    i would love a little server like that...
     
  17. OneSeventeen

    OneSeventeen Oooh Shiny!

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    Personally, I'd find a cool 3d rendering app that lets you distribute the load amongst multiple PCs and set yourself up a little render farm.

    I've hard blender has some plugins somewhere to let you do this, but I've never gotten it to work.

    That or just start learning server admin. Test your skills by setting up load-balancing web servers.

    Of course the easy way out is to set up some gaming servers and max out your bandwidth.


    last, but definitely not least, build robots bent on destruction!

    <offtopic>
    BTW, interesting rack going on there... never seen anyone use PCs without cases in a rack style before. Our office is bent on purchasing rackmount stuff which just doubles the cost, IMO.
    Servers are crazy easy to build from parts and half the price, but I guess a warranty and rackmount encasing goes a long way....
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  18. DeathAwaitsU

    DeathAwaitsU I'm Back :D

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    Well theres 13 systems there so each has to be running at about 4ghz each :jawdrop: .

    [EDIT]Is that a system at ech side, didnt notice that, if it is thats 25 (only one system on the shuttle shelf:p) at 2.12ghz each.[/EDIT]

    Death
     
  19. Stompy

    Stompy What's a Dremel?

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    I believe the were a mixture, but most were Athlon 2400+s and I think they all had 256mb ram.
     
  20. LAGMonkey

    LAGMonkey Group 7 error

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    That is obsean. i am literally unable to stop looking at it and i want one. sod the planet (or could it run of solar/wind power :idea: ).
     

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