[SATLUG] Vendor

Ron ron.j.mann at gmail.com
Fri Apr 24 14:58:58 CDT 2015


It was purchased from a vendor I found on Ebay - called digitalmind2000 
- PC Server and Parts. I called them directly.

I paid under $800 for everything.

UPDATE: The workstation arrived. It is in decent shape, not brand new. 
All of the pieces appear to be there. It is working at the moment. 
Granted, it is larger than I expected and produces a bit of heat. 
Overall, I am happy at the moment.


On 04/23/2015 04:00 PM, Alvin Schurman wrote:
> I can't use a rackmount either because of the noise and heat.  How much was
> the 2x hex core and where did you get it?
>
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>>     1. Re: Local Vendor (Ron)
>>     2. Re: Local Vendor (Peter Cross)
>>     3. Re: Local Vendor (Ron)
>>     4. RE: Local Vendor (Travis Hegwer)
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>> Message: 1
>> Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2015 15:22:40 -0500
>> From: Ron <ron.j.mann at gmail.com>
>> Subject: Re: [SATLUG] Local Vendor
>> To: satlug at satlug.org
>> Message-ID: <55380310.80501 at gmail.com>
>> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=utf-8; format=flowed
>>
>> I ended up ordering a 2 x hex core; 48 GB RAM; 4 x 1 TB drives used Dell
>> workstation. A server sounded nice, but they are just too loud for my
>> place. Thank you all again.
>>
>> On 04/16/2015 09:28 PM, Alan Lesmerises wrote:
>>> 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.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Travis
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> -----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
>>>>
>>>> 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.
>>>>
>>>> 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:
>>>>>
>>>>>> 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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>> Message: 2
>> Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2015 16:25:17 -0500
>> From: Peter Cross <pjcrux at gmail.com>
>> Subject: Re: [SATLUG] Local Vendor
>> To: "The San Antonio Linux User's Group Mailing List"
>>          <satlug at satlug.org>
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>> if you don't mind me asking where did you find it?
>>
>> On Wed, Apr 22, 2015 at 3:22 PM, Ron <ron.j.mann at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> I ended up ordering a 2 x hex core; 48 GB RAM; 4 x 1 TB drives used Dell
>>> workstation. A server sounded nice, but they are just too loud for my
>>> place. Thank you all again.
>>>
>>> On 04/16/2015 09:28 PM, Alan Lesmerises wrote:
>>>
>>>> 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.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Travis
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> -----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
>>>>>
>>>>> 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.
>>>>>
>>>>> 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:
>>>>>>
>>>>>>   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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>> --
>> Cheers!
>>
>> Peter J. Cross
>> San Antonio, TX
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>> Message: 3
>> Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:47:31 -0500
>> From: Ron <ron.j.mann at gmail.com>
>> Subject: Re: [SATLUG] Local Vendor
>> To: satlug at satlug.org
>> Message-ID: <55382503.8020704 at gmail.com>
>> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=utf-8; format=flowed
>>
>> TL;DR - Ebay vendor called digitalmind2000 - PC Server and Parts. I
>> called them directly.
>>
>> They had some Dell c6105 servers that look interesting (6x AMD hex core,
>> 144GB RAM, 3x 250GB drives for under $600). However, I have no room for
>> a server. Thus, I ended up going with a Dell workstation. It should be
>> delivered soon so I cannot attest to its condition.
>>
>> On 04/22/2015 04:25 PM, Peter Cross wrote:
>>> if you don't mind me asking where did you find it?
>>>
>>> On Wed, Apr 22, 2015 at 3:22 PM, Ron <ron.j.mann at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>> I ended up ordering a 2 x hex core; 48 GB RAM; 4 x 1 TB drives used
> Dell
>>>> workstation. A server sounded nice, but they are just too loud for my
>>>> place. Thank you all again.
>>>>
>>>> On 04/16/2015 09:28 PM, Alan Lesmerises wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> 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.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Travis
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> -----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
>>>>>>
>>>>>> 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.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> 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:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>    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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>>
>> Message: 4
>> Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2015 18:47:09 -0700
>> From: Travis Hegwer <travis at dstechnology.net>
>> Subject: RE: [SATLUG] Local Vendor
>> To: The San Antonio Linux User's Group Mailing List
>>          <satlug at satlug.org>
>> Message-ID:
>>          <
> 798D4F793E52344384EBE092A26616DDEF2207AAC7 at exchange.envirosolutions.com>
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>>
>> You can say that again about the sound. I finally moved my Dell PowerEdge
> 2950 out of the house and man I forgot what silence sounded like.
>>
>> Travis
>>
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: satlug-bounces at satlug.org [mailto:satlug-bounces at satlug.org] On
> Behalf Of Ron
>> Sent: Wednesday, April 22, 2015 3:23 PM
>> To: satlug at satlug.org
>> Subject: Re: [SATLUG] Local Vendor
>>
>> I ended up ordering a 2 x hex core; 48 GB RAM; 4 x 1 TB drives used Dell
> workstation. A server sounded nice, but they are just too loud for my
> place. Thank you all again.
>> On 04/16/2015 09:28 PM, Alan Lesmerises wrote:
>>> 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.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Travis
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> -----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
>>>>
>>>> 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.
>>>>
>>>> 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:
>>>>>
>>>>>> 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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