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Old February 3, 2012, 11:06 PM
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Well I'm quite interested in one or three of these servers, there 1u used leased servers which are for sale and have dual cpu's and the mobo specs say it accepts all 5k series, it's also 771 socket based here is a link to the motherboard.
Intel® Server System SR1500AL, Features

I would want to put two SSD's in it in raid 1 (is that possible for this board?) also the seller said it comes with 8GB of ECC ram, do I need ECC ram to upgrade the ram? I would personally like to put 32GB in it just cause this server I plan to host ALL of my projects from it and I have a small VPS doing this sadly...But for cpu's I was wanting or thinking to get two quad Intel Xeon X5460 3.16ghz 12mb cpu's

Now the main server + rack it's in is about 250-300 bucks, he said he would do all three for 750.
Now I just want to ask you guys is this worth it? In the end it's going to be hosting my main site and my other projects and a few personal sites and friends sites. As for the hard drives should I maybe just get two 1TB blacks and toss them in raid1 (can someone suggest me a pci raid card?)

I'm thinking of co-locating with joe's datacenter, currently I'm paying 100 euros + $70 for my master server and my main hosting server, basically I would want to split the server in two as a VPS and host my main sites on half and the master node (that controls all the slave servers) on it's own half so each have a quad core to power then and a nice chunk of ram. What should I do guys?
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Old April 5, 2012, 10:47 PM
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I've looked into similar things lately, the one thing i found out is that it is very hard to find LGA771 components, especially heat sinks. I don't know if it is necessary to use ECC ram, but from what i've been told it is recommended. Its not the easiest stuff to find, but if you look around you can find it. Some of these older servers use different and hard to find power supplies. My mobo has a strange main power connection, its a thin 12 pin plugin, not the standard 20/24 pin plugin found on most atx mobo's. Once I started looking into a case and a psu for my mobo i realized it would be too expensive to pursue. I'm not sure if you can use SSD's with these though, i'm curious about that now

If you decide to pursue this, i have a lot of ddr2 ecc ram and the xeons you are interested in available. If you have any questions let me know
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