[SATLUG] Local Vendor

Alan Lesmerises alesmerises at satx.rr.com
Thu Apr 16 21:28:06 CDT 2015


I recently had to buy one and got a pretty good deal from newegg -- an 
HP ProLiant G5 with 2 dual core Xeon CPUs, 16GB RAM, 8 10,000 RPM 72GB, 
all for under $300.  They usually have a variety, and the choices will vary.

But they're definitely not local!

Al Lesmerises


On 4/16/2015 7:41 AM, Travis Hegwer wrote:
> I know you were wanting local but I have ordered countless off lease power edge 2950s from Ebay, Amazon, Etc. For $250 - $900 depending on HDDs. They all have worked great and run Citrix XEN, most come with at least 16GB memory. Check it out if you haven't already.
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> Travis
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: satlug-bounces at satlug.org [mailto:satlug-bounces at satlug.org] On Behalf Of Ron
> Sent: Wednesday, April 15, 2015 11:59 PM
> To: satlug at satlug.org
> Subject: Re: [SATLUG] Local Vendor
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> One of my friends did this. Grabbed a few laptops and built a beowulf system. (Combined computing power to make a super system). It worked well, but would not work for what I want. Thank you for the idea.
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> On 04/15/2015 05:52 PM, Joe wrote:
>> I know it sounds like it wouldn't work, but I buy broke screen laptops
>> with good CPUs.  I call them "Headless Servers". ;-) On Apr 15, 2015
>> 3:11 PM, "Ron" <ron.j.mann at gmail.com> wrote:
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>>> I am looking to get a decent server or 2 for a virtualization project
>>> at my house. Does anyone knew of a good place (relatively close) that
>>> offers older hardware at a reasonable price? The only sites are nice,
>>> but sometimes it is good to see what is available closer to home.
>>>
>>> Thanks for your time.
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