I just built the following server and I'm in love with it. I don't know if it would be underpowered for you though. Here are the specs (I purchased all the hardware from NewEgg with the exception of the chassis which I got from servers direct)
***3ware 9550SX-8LP 64-bit/133MHz PCI-X SATA II Raid Controller Card - Retail <http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16816116032>**<http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822148140> *1 *TYAN S3950G2NR Socket AM2 ServerWorks HT1000<http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813151039> *2 *Kingston 1GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) ECC Unbuffered<http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820134332> *1 *AMD Opteron 1212 Sant<http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819105016> * 1 *Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST380815AS 80GB<http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822148231> ** *4 *Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3320620AS (Perpendicular Recording Technology) 320GB<http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822148140> 2U Chassis : *Chenbro RM21508T2-BH LINK: https://www.serversdirect.com/product.asp?pf_id=CS4506&dept_id=03-003-002 PS : SPI FSP650-802UR Link: https://www.serversdirect.com/product.asp?pf_id=PS3075&dept_id=31-001 Riser Cage, Rails, and CD Drive part numbers: Chenbro 84-321510-022 Chenbro 84H321210-050 Lite-on SSC-2485K It is a dual-core Opteron with 2 GB ram. The 3ware card supports 8 SATA drives. I have the 4 320GB seagates in RAID 10 and the 80GB seagate as the internal OS disk. Total cost $2104.53 (USD). Like I said, you may need a more power than me, but I love the configuration, the chassis, and the 3ware card. The SATA disks in RAID 10 get close to the same disk speed as 10K SCSI (I know that is a bold claim). In my tests they are getting up to 116Mb/s Read and 100Mb/s write. Anyway, depending on your application, I would recommend checking it out (especially the case if you want multiple SATA drives). Preston On 4/5/07, pete wright <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
On 4/5/07, Don O'Neil <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > I'm getting ready to obsolete one of my old dual P2-800 servers and wanted > to get some suggestions from you all... I'm going to be building a new > server to replace it and need more power, but not a TON more power... > Something along the lines of dual 2.5 GHz processors with 4 GB RAM should be > more than enough. > > Any one have some suggestions for lower priced dual processor motherboards > and CPU combos? Athlon, Xeon, P4, whatever, doesn't really matter. I'd like > to hear from some of you who are actually using certain combos in production > and your experiences (good or bad) with them and FreeBSD 6.2. > I've had good luck with multi core processors esp. the Intel 5130's. They are a x86_64 capable CPU that will give you a SMP system in one socket. This should make the machine draw less power, require less cooling, and hopefully the motherboard will be less expensive than a multi-socket board. Not sure where you are located - but I saw an add for a Southern Californian Fry's that had the an "Intel Core2Duo" motherboard/cpu combo for pretty cheap (~$190US). I assume you can find similar deals on the 'net as well. Hope this helps! -pete -- ~~o0OO0o~~ Pete Wright www.nycbug.org NYC's *BSD User Group _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to " [EMAIL PROTECTED]"
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