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Help me with choosing a server configuration

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by acotut, Jun 6, 2012.

  1. acotut

    acotut Elite Member

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    I am looking for a computer to use as a server,and I got some offers within my budget.Wich one you think is the best for runing multiple seo tools at a time(scrapebox,amr,magicsubmitter etc...)

    around 280$

    • procesor[​IMG]: AMD Phenom X3 8650
    • Video Card: Leadtek GeForce 9600GT 512MB GDDR3
    • Motherboard: ASUS M3N78-EH
    • RAM: 4 GB DDR2
    • hdd[​IMG]: WD 500GB


    Tower Dell PowerEdge 2600

    CPU: 2x Xeon Dual Core 2.8Ghz
    RAM: 5Gb DDRAM
    hdd[​IMG]: 3x 36Gb Fujitsu Limited MAN3367MC SCSI
    This one is about 350$

    The price isn't important,but I want to hear your input :)
     
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  2. muzumbu

    muzumbu Registered Member

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    First one. Definitely.

    Don't be tricked into the Xeon CPU on the second one. It's an older version ( ~2004 I think ).Old hardware ( even if it's a true server ) can cause you pain in the long run. If something will fail, the price to replace them is higher than on the first option.( RAM and Disk for example )

    Also, second one is overpriced IMHO. I've seen servers like that on ebay go ~200$
     
  3. necro

    necro Regular Member

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    Take 200$ more in your hand and make a real monster of machine, besides that a server is often to loud, you can also run with a good Desktop.

    I built my old Server and now Desktop with 580$.

    AMD Phantom X6 = 100$
    Tower and goodies = 100$
    Board = 70$
    16 GB RAM = 80$
    HDD = 100$
    Power Supply = 80$
    Some utilities = 50$

    And your ready to go :)
     
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    portalweb Supreme Member Premium Member

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    Before you spend $$, study http://www.cpubenchmark.net/ FIRST to pick the right CPU.

    I prefer Intel i7 CPUs for high-end performance as well as cost-effective. In other words, most bang for the buck.
     
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    acotut Elite Member

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    How well you think the first one can handle Scrapebox and AMR at the same time?
     
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    necro Regular Member

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    If you really dont have any money for a little bit more

    buy number 1: ARM has the same processor socket for all their CPUs, so you could change it after you made more money.
     
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    What is your budget? I think the first thing you should set is your budget.

    From the above two options I would pick the first one. But as I whole I won't go with either of them. I really like necro's configuration and you should definitely consider on that one.
     
  8. necro

    necro Regular Member

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    Thanks bud,

    but the config could have been cheaper if i didnt wanted some specific changes.

    The whole setup could've been done with only 400$ at max.
     
  9. acotut

    acotut Elite Member

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    A new one just got into the game:
    Intel Core2 QUAD Q6600 2400, 4GB RAM

    This one sells for less then 270$
     
  10. necro

    necro Regular Member

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    Dont do it,

    beside the sickness of intel every semester changing their sockets you get more with an amd.

    Also this setup seems quite old...
     
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  11. hpv222

    hpv222 Power Member

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    I must have had more than 20 computers by now and my newest is a serious mean machine, but a Dell that I have is probably the most impressive PC I have ever bought; it is more than 2 years old and the model is probably even older, but it has never let me down and I run Xrumer, AMD, SB, and other programs with zero problems, sometimes 3-4 of them at the same time. Considering your budget, I would say go with the Dell
     
  12. necro

    necro Regular Member

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    Hey,

    i got 6 certificates when it comes to dell computers, and now after 3 years of supporting these computers. I totally want to kill their whole support team.

    Great Computers, cheap renewable parts and worst support ever! PERIOD!
     
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    acotut Elite Member

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    I got the first one with AMD Phenom :D
    The problem was that I didn't had time to look for a lot of options or build my own server,i had to get it in less then 24h :D
     
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