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Old 05-04-2004, 12:21 PM   #1
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Question Assistance Requested: Hardware selection for linux servers


I was unable to find a thread containing this question. If I have missed an applicable thread please post a link and verbally abuse me for being stupid.

I am a Linux newbie but I am pushing hard to do all my computing on Linux. I want to set up some servers for experimentation and eventually to provide myself with remote access to my network for file storage, etc...

I have been looking at the current hardware available and would like to get some suggestions before I spend any cash.

I am currently looking at the Shuttle SK41G bare-bones systems which are very inexpensive but lack ECC compatibility.

My priorities are as follows:

1. Reliability
2. Cost
3. Noise, Space, Speed

Any and all suggestions are appreciated.

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i been lookin' at this link and that box looks like a really good deal for a home server, man... i'm thinkin' about getting one myself now!!!


i'd put a duron on it to keep things a little cooler... even the lowest-powered duron on the market today is like way more than enough for the stuff i do at home... an athlon would be overkill for me...

did you already make your mind up as to how much memory and cpu power and disk space/speed you'd give your box??? either way, linux would probably be more than happy with anything you throw at it in that department...

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Yeah, it does look like a sweet little box for home servers.

The only downsides I see are:

1. It lacks dual-NICs. This is not a necessity but is always nice.
2. It does not support ECC RAM. Perhaps I am being paranoid but I would like to maximize uptime.

I have not decided on other hardware yet. I am trying to resists the urge to over-build. =) That is a big part of the reason I posted here, hoping that someone else had recently built some home servers and I could learn from their experience.

Thanks for the post.



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