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post #1 of 7
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So i can buy a 2850 for fairly cheap around 50-75 dollars with no shiping. Actually got the unit next to me and looks brand new and in working condition. I plan on using it just to learn how it work and for education.

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1 F6928 Dual In-line Memory Module 256, 400M, 32X72, 8, 240, 1RX8
1 NJ020 Printed Wiring Assy Input/output, RAID-KEY, Server Dell Computer Corporation, TRIO
1 KJ880 Printed Wiring Assy, Riser Option, PE2850, V4
1 M4989 Assembly, Cable, Flexible Compact Disk Drive, PE2800/50
1 T8677 Assembly, Cable, Scsi, Backplane Riser, CHANNEL A...
1 PR265 KIT..., DOCUMENTATION ON COMPACT DISK..., DOCUMENT OBJECT MODEL..., V5.1, WORLD WIDE...
5 HC490 HARD DRIVE..., 300GB, SCSI (SMALL COMPUTER SYSTEMS INTERFACE)..., 10K, 80P, FJT, LEAD FREE...
1 FG219 ASSEMBLY..., DIGITAL VIDEO DISK DRIVE..., 12.7MM, HITACHI LG DATA STORAGE..., BLACK...
1 GF186 Processor, 80546K, 3.2G, 2M, Xeon Irwindale, 800, R0
1 GF186 Processor, 80546K, 3.2G, 2M, Xeon Irwindale, 800, R0
1 KJ881 Printed Wiring Assy, Backplane Server, Dell Computer Corporation, PE2850
1 NJ023 Assembly, Printed Wiring Assy Planar, Server, Fox Electronics PE2850, V5
1 0R215 Cord, Power, 15A, 125V, 10, 5-15/C13
2 F6929 Dual In-line Memory Module, 2G 400M, 256X72, 8, 240, 2RX4
1 0R215 Cord, Power, 15A, 125V, 10, 5-15/C13
1 4D175 Cord, Power, 125V, 10 Feet, 2TO1, SJT...
1 FJ780 POWER SUPPLY..., 700W, REDUNDANT..., ARTESYN

so worth it or not?
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post #2 of 7
Depends on if you see yourself putting it to use.
Yes, it's an old machine, but it still serves a purpose. Also, shipping might be a tad expensive as this unit is probably 50lbs.

If you can justify the money (and the noise it's going to make) then sure.
If you will have a purpose that you will get your money's worth, then sure.

I actually just got one of these for free the other day from a company recycling them.
They're old and slow in comparison to new machines, but still useful.
post #3 of 7
That basically is a dual socket Pentium 4 system. Its performance is basically the same as a dual-core Pentium D desktop system.

For $50, it isn't a bad deal.... but it maybe loud and consume a lot of power.
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ye extremely loud. its not something i plan on keeping on all the time. Just something to play with and use for learning. ye pretty much same exact thing as an old p4. Just figured getting to learn exactly how larger server grade equipment works would be useful. Rather then a normal desktop. And its nice that it comes with 5 300gb SCSI drives which arent cheap.

Ye shipping not something i have to worry about. Its pretty much taking it off my desk and puting it into my car haha
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post #5 of 7
for 50 bucks I'd call that a steal. 500gb scsi drives (despite being the old standard) are easily worth that much.
post #6 of 7
I'd buy it, if anything you can just put those disks up for sale and use the money to buy a better system.
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post #7 of 7
that computer would be slow as snail an would need nuclear reactor to work.


it would cost you more on the power bill and when you want to dispose that thing off in the future
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