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post #11 of 16
You might be better off renting a server (check http://wht.us/).

Since you're just starting, if you decide this isn't for you, then you'll be able to save some money.
On the other hand, in the long run, buying the server will cost you less. I'm sure you'll be able to arrange something with the provider so that you lease-to-own or something.
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Thread Starter 
Dual Quad-Core Xeon E5345 2.33GHz
8x IDE DVD-ROM Drive
80GB SATA2 (7, 200rpm) 3.5 inch Hard Drive
PE1950 3.5 HDD support chassis
European - Documentation and Rack Power Cord
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16GB 667MHz FBD (8x2GB dual rank DIMMs)]

That spec would cost me just short of £1900. I need to speak toa firend who is in the business.
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Or I could do this:

http://www.serversdirect.co.uk/HP_Pr...21/version.asp

And get 8GB ECC RAM for it, as well as a couple of 3.5' HDD's.

That would come just short of £1500
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post #14 of 16
Not bad, aslong as the server has a good amount of ram it will be good to go
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Or I could do this:

http://www.serversdirect.co.uk/HP_Pr...21/version.asp

And get 8GB ECC RAM for it, as well as a couple of 3.5' HDD's.

That would come just short of £1500
Don't do it.

Compare its price to the newegg ones (I know you can't order from there, but to give you a ballpark figure) don't forget, on the newegg site, all of those prices are in US dollars, so almost half of what yous is.

The second Ebay link looks like a great deal, again in US dollars, so it pwns the last like you provided (for the HP). You won't be able to beat the HP Warranty, but for the money you save it is worth it.
    
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post #16 of 16
I would rent one or buy one from a place that has a good warranty with next day service.

Also, why not 16gb of ram, that will rip
    
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