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Looking for a good priced rack server

Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:21 pm

I am looking for a good price on a rack server. I need an online retailer that will ship to Canada. I am willing to spend about $1k CAN.

Some of the requirements are:
Maximum U2 size for rack
Minimum quad core cpu
Minimum 16GB of ram. I have an extra 2x8GB of DDR3 2XR8 1600 Unbuffered ECC, would be nice to utilitize it!
Windows Server 2008 R2 support
Doesnt need a mechanical harddrive, a single SSD or pair of SSD's would be nice

Please ask more questions to help me get this sorted out, and suggest some units!
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Re: Looking for a good priced rack server

Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:11 pm

To get started, this doesnt seem half bad
https://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.a ... 92N5S36506
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Re: Looking for a good priced rack server

Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:39 am

Fonbu wrote:
To get started, this doesnt seem half bad
https://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.a ... 92N5S36506


For under 1k, I doubt your going to do much better. Most new rack mount servers with similar specs are going to be in the $1k-$2k range. A new PowerEdge R230 with an E3-1220 and 16GB of memory comes in about $1200. Note that it uses DDR4 memory though, so the memory you have wouldn't work. I suspect you will be forced into the refurb/used market to get a system that will use DDR3.

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Re: Looking for a good priced rack server

Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:44 am

Dell Outlet?
 
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Re: Looking for a good priced rack server

Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:57 am

I got one off eBay for just a few hundred USD but it was 5 years old and used.
 
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Re: Looking for a good priced rack server

Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:24 am

I haven't used any of them personally, but do be aware that there are a number of vendors that specialize in used HP/Dell server hardware. From a performance standpoint I'd say that anything that's of Ivy Bridge vintage or newer should be good enough. x86 just doesn't go out of date like it used to.
 
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Re: Looking for a good priced rack server

Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:13 am

Not sure refurb vendors like Curvature would have anything, but take a look there too?

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