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Building a Server for $600 PLEASE HELP!

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Hey all. I know next to nothing about servers and a client has asked me to build one for him. His budget is $600 CAN. I really need some help on this one. Not even sure where to start. He said he wanted a Xeon, 4GB of ram and a 1T HDD. Not totally sure what to do.
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Sorry, need to bump this early, need help badly.
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What is he going to be running on the server?
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What is he going to be running on the server?
Not sure what you mean. OS wise or usage wise?
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Usage wise. Gives me an idea of how powerful it needs to be
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Usage wise. Gives me an idea of how powerful it needs to be
Im fairly sure it just has to run a small office. With that small of a budget and the fact that, for some reason, he only asked for 4GB of ram, Im thinking the office isnt too big.
I will double check though.
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id probably just grab a dell c1100 off ebay smile.gif
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id probably just grab a dell c1100 off ebay smile.gif
Yeah I cant build anything that good for the money he's given us. He really asked I think because he wanted it expressed to him, but at the same time, gotta get the parts in, build it, then get it to him, probably be faster for him to just purchase that one.

If he does say he wants it custom, can you get me a build that you would get for $600?
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Requirements come before anything with servers. We must know the requirements...
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Requirements come before anything with servers. We must know the requirements...
I shall email him and get back to you. Probably tomorrow. Maybe later.
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