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AMD ATHLON 2700
512MB DDR 2700 (one dimm)
120gb 7200RPM IDE HDD
However I also use this machine for all my other computing needs (gaming, photoshop, ect.)
I'm currently running out of a 3mb down 314kb up, however it's cable so the speed fluxuates. I'd like to get a stand alone machine to use as the webserver, and what i'm wondering is how much power should I have?
I'd like to get at least a dual processor with 2 gigs of ram, other then that I don't have any idea what to get. (i'm considering a low end poweredge server from dell)
my other option is to get a hosting plan (which costs monthly) but would save me from having to maintain the server.
I have looked at doing my own hosting, my business partner was the head admin for an isp so it is certainly do-able, but why. Even cheap hosting accounts provide UPS systems, backup generators and redundant internet connections.
But if you are set on doing it yourself watch Dells website, I have seen some killer deals on thos Poweredge servers you mentioned and with a switch you could just run both boxes on 1 monitor/kb/mouse.
-Intel Pentium 4 2,40GHz (S478, 512KB, 800Mhz FSB, Boxed)
-Mainboard: SuperMicro P4SCE Intel 875P 2x LAN VGA S-ATA
-2x Kingston 512MB DDR 400MHz ECC DIMM CL3 (3-3-3)
-2x Western Digital Raptor WD360GD, 36GB (10000rpm, SATA, 8MB)
-1x Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 9, 120GB (7200rpm, ATA133, 2MB)
-Case: 2U Procase IPC-C2R
I think you shouldn't save on a decent mainboard, mine was about 360 euro but then you have all onboard, like 2 gigabit connections, raid controller, videocard.
I think i did spent about 1600 euro on it, but i think the money is spend good.