Forum OpenACS Q&A: Re: cheap Dell servers for next 4 days

Posted by Randy Ferrer on
Thanks Don. I cancelled and put another order in. You're right - it is a sweet little box and you can't beat the price. For an extra $70 I'll take SCSI :-)) I hadn't noticed the P4 upgrade option. I do have to pay sales tax since I live in Florida, but not at all a big deal. I too will buy some extra memory from Crucial. I don't need a second drive on that box - yet... ;-)
Now - I was checking out the rack servers since I'll be needing a production grade server soon and I can get:
PowerEdge 2650 Xeon 2.4GHz. w/512k Cache. 2U Rack 
Memory - 256 MB DDR. 2X128 DIMMS (this is the minimum)
Hard Drives - 3 36GB 10K RPM Ultra 320 SCSI Drives
Primary Controller - PERC3-DI, Embedded RAID
NIC - Intel Pro 100 + Dual Port 
On board SCSI    
They take $400 of the price + $100 rebate. Grand total is $3,213. I want to have 1 Gb of memory so I need to check memory prices outside of Dell. They charge like $500 range for the 1 Gb of memory. I also need to check hard drive prices. Additional drives are a bit pricey @ $249/each. So taking the two out will knock $500 more off the price. Not too shabby no? Any recommendations? This server will be running an Oacs site - or two. TIA.