Which Server should I buy?

C_N1

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Hi, I am looking for a server(s) and I have these options. I need 2 servers, one for a NAS, another for a minecraft server that will have 1 spigot with a few plugins and 1 modded running at the same time. Max players 5 at one time.

Are any of these servers useful for any of the tasks above?

- Dell Poweredge 2800 (no HDD)

- Dell PowerEdge 1900
with Dual Xeon, 4gb RAM (no HDD)

- Dell PowerEdge 1950 Gen 3
with Dual Xeon 2.66Ghz, 8gb RAM (73gb HDD)

I have 2 SAS drives laying around, so that won't be a problem.
What are the recommended prices I should pay MAX for those servers?
The information above is the information I was given :confused:
 

Eulogy

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Those are ancient - I wouldn't touch them... those 19xx's are going to be loud as well.
For cheap, but with somewhat decent hardware, I like R710s. Should be able to find ones with enough RAM easily enough on eBay and the likes... 12-16GB should be $300 or less, easily... maybe even under $200 if you're patient.
 

Nicklebon

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As previously stated those are older boxes. Of the three the 1950 is the only one to consider and then it had better be in 100-150 range. I would not take the others for free.
 

C_N1

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There were 2 1950's each 8gb ram, dual xeon for 150 or best offer
 

peanuthead

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Do you have a budget or are you just looking at these because of the price? (Read that as super cheap. L
 

voyagerfan99

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Look for a DL360 G5 or G6. G6's are a little pricier and you'll want to add more RAM and HDD's but you'll get solid performance.
 

LOCO LAPTOP

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Look for a DL360 G5 or G6. G6's are a little pricier and you'll want to add more RAM and HDD's but you'll get solid performance.

This, even better if you get one with a P410 raid card.

I ordered 13 of HP DL160 G6 and they are very solid and quick and Im about to order another 10 to replace old ass P4 servers. :)
 

MrGuvernment

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old, loud, hot and power hungry, avoid them, they are $150 for a reason.

What do you need a NAS for and how much storage do you need and how important will the data be on the NAS?
 

LOCO LAPTOP

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Need dual socket and at least 72GB of ram. 1U as well would be nice.

Currently I have 8 hyper-v running on each DL160G6, mix of L5520's and X5660's with P410 raid card 512mb cache + battery. x2 120gb SSD raid 1 for OS and x4 3TB raid 10 for the hyper-v

I could run more per box but I really don't want to, just in case I need to increase one of the VM's.
 

diizzy

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Hold on here, the servers listed above are not quite there yet specwise and the question was about the first post (C_N1's)
//Danne
 
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Hi, I am looking for a server(s) and I have these options. I need 2 servers, one for a NAS, another for a minecraft server that will have 1 spigot with a few plugins and 1 modded running at the same time. Max players 5 at one time.

Are any of these servers useful for any of the tasks above?

- Dell Poweredge 2800 (no HDD)

- Dell PowerEdge 1900
with Dual Xeon, 4gb RAM (no HDD)

- Dell PowerEdge 1950 Gen 3
with Dual Xeon 2.66Ghz, 8gb RAM (73gb HDD)

I have 2 SAS drives laying around, so that won't be a problem.
What are the recommended prices I should pay MAX for those servers?
The information above is the information I was given :confused:


What does your budget look like?
 
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