New Server Hardware Recommendations?

Michael Torrie torriem at gmail.com
Wed Feb 18 20:47:24 MST 2009


Kimball Larsen wrote:
> I spec'd out a few things on Newegg - would love any feedback anyone  
> can offer:
> 
> Case:
> ASUS V3-M2NC61P AMD Socket AM2+ / AM2 NVIDIA MCP61P 2-Tone Barebone
> 
> CPU:
> AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000 Brisbane 2.6GHz Socket AM2 65W Dual-Core  
> Processor Model ADO5000DOBOX
> 
> Hard Drives: (2x)
> Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3500320AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard  
> Drive
> 
> Memory:
> CORSAIR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual  
> Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X4096-6400C5
> 
> Total Cost:
> $373.96 (aka el-cheapo)

Should be fine.  Has Seagate fixed their problems yet?  I think you
could go for an even lower watt processor and be totally fine.  My main
workstation is an AMD 4550e processor, 45 watts.  It runs most of the
time at 40% CPU speed.



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