server hardware

Jean-Paul Natola jnatola at
Tue Apr 18 14:16:17 UTC 2006

>From what I'm seeing , as far as pricing,  a decent case is running about
150, cpu/mobo combo 250,  add  memory (150) , a pair of sata drives (120),
and pci raid (40) ,  and I'm  approaching 700 dollars. It *seems*  (correct
me if I'm wrong, or maybe I'm looking in the wrong places) these tigerdirect
specials for 600+ dollars  would be the most effective/



From: Derek Ragona [mailto:derek at] 
Sent: Tuesday, April 18, 2006 9:44 AM
To: Jean-Paul Natola; Richard Collyer; freebsd-questions at
Subject: RE: server hardware


Data centers charge for space in rack units per month.  So a 2 unit case is
more rental than a one unit model.

If you want to build it yourself, which will be most cost effective, and rack
space rental cost is not an issue, I would suggest getting a 3 unit case.  A
three unit case will take any motherboard and CPU.  Smaller 1 unit and 2 unit
cases are constricted by their size and heat dissipation and usually are
limited to only certain motherboard and CPU combinations.  Also depending on
what type of hard drive system you want (RAID, or just a drive or two) the
larger cases are more flexible.


At 08:25 AM 4/18/2006, Jean-Paul Natola wrote:

The box that currently runs is an old dimension, 400 mhz mirrored IDE 256
ram, so anything / everything out there on the market  will be improvement,
as far as putting it together I can most certainly do it,  if it will be
cost-effective, plus I love the thought of it.

I'm not following you entirely on the " pay more for rental but less for the
box" , can you elaborate a bit on that?

-----Original Message-----
From: Richard Collyer [mailto:richard at] 
Sent: Monday, April 17, 2006 4:57 PM
To: Jean-Paul Natola; freebsd-questions at
Subject: Re: server hardware

Jean-Paul Natola wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm looking to move my bsd box to a 1u rack (running out of room under the
> desk) 
> The least expensive one I came across at dell is 900, can someone suggest ,
> more cost effective alternative?

Cost. Specs needed parts you can put in yourself. Need more info.

Why not go 2U and pay more for rental but less for the box and 
equipment. You can always check on ebay for 1u cases on the cheap.

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