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So work is ditched some P4 and P4 era Xeons (800 FSB) 1U servers. Thinking of picking 1 or 2 up for FTP server, testing servers, etc. Can you thinki of any reason not to get a couple? I know they will suck up some power but I think they might be worth it to toy around with and they are free.
    
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Guess they're worth picking it especially if they are free!
The CPU's in them should cope fine as long as you don't put it under a extremely heavy load.
Edited by Kieran - 7/18/11 at 4:33am
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dude, i would deff pick it up.
i was using a P4 era celeron as a server until i moved to an old e2180.
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Free is free. I got a dual P3 server for free some time ago and it exceeded my expectations for running minecraft and streaming video to the ps3
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post #5 of 22
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Originally Posted by The_Punisher View Post
Free is free. I got a dual P3 server for free some time ago and it exceeded my expectations for running minecraft and streaming video to the ps3
This. Don't underestimate old hardware. With a lean OS, I was running 16 man Wolf-ET matches a couple of years ago on an old IBM server with dual slot-1 P2's. I'd have no trouble at all re-purposing one of these suckers as an all in one file server / router / testbed / whatever else.
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post #6 of 22
I'd grab a couple. They use less power than you think.
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post #7 of 22
Thats sweet dude, claim them, sure there will be uses for them
if you don't like them, you can always sell them off or toss them, not like it cost you anything
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post #8 of 22
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I went through the stack last night a found an E6600 (definitely getting that one), 2 IBM x336 with dual Xeons and 4GB RAM. The rest were P4 servers. As for a rack now...found an Ikea Lack table locally for $5. Like I need more hardware...not really, but I would really dislike it if I passed this up and could use 1 or 2 in a few months. The other purpose behind getting them is to help with me on my certifications I am pursuing.
    
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post #9 of 22
Me jelly.

I work in a DC and we get none of the hardware. All goes to the shredders
    
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post #10 of 22
If they're free I can't see a reason not to get them.
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