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Old 08-19-2009, 11:57 PM   #1
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Unhappy Best value for server hardware running Linux?

What do you suggest? IBM, Sun, HP, Dell,

or just buy used computer boxes

or buy components and build a few computer boxes?
Old 08-20-2009, 01:04 AM   #2
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Hi Beckettisdogg,

You'll find a lot of computer recyclers pick up 5+ yo servers that have been decommissioned, and sell them on Ebay. Pick a brand that you like and search regularly,


HP DL380 G3 ~ $500
IBM x345 ~ $450

Older servers are even cheaper, I've seen DL380 G2's for $200, just depends on what sort of performance you need

good luck



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