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I just wanted to run this past you guys. I am interested in putting together a server to host my ASP.NET page. I have a legit copy of Server 2008, but since its a DVD I can't install it on my current (crap) server. I'd like to build a new one, and am just looking for a good deal. It doesn't have to be top of the line, just something that will be quick and reliable. I got an email from TD today for this:

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...7&sku=B69-0017

basically this:
  • Biostar MCP6PB M2+ GeForce 6150 Socket AM2+ MB
  • AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ Processor ADO4200IAA5CU
  • Crucial 2048MB PC5400 DDR2 667MHz Memory
  • Crucial 1024MB PC5400 DDR2
  • Power Up Mid-T w/450-Watt PSU

Basically a full barebones kit, sans HDD, Optical drive, and heatsink. Since I have all of these already at home, all I need is this stuff. Shipping is only $2, so the cost remains low. Is $150 a good deal for something like this, or should I shop around for a more "ala cart" alternative? For you AMD folks, how do you think this will perform as a server running Server2008? Thanks!
Edited by kdbolt70 - 2/18/09 at 10:48am
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The other thing you could do is buy a used computer. I had been running an Athlon XP 2200+ for a long time, and it was great as a CS:S server, web server, and so on. I don't know what you're going to use it for, but a lot of server applications aren't terribly demanding.
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The other thing you could do is buy a used computer. I had been running an Athlon XP 2200+ for a long time, and it was great as a CS:S server, web server, and so on. I don't know what you're going to use it for, but a lot of server applications aren't terribly demanding.
meh, I'm skeptical of used machines to be honest. I'd rather spend more and get something new; I'm not horribly strapped for cash. I just didn't want to be spending $150 when someone is like "well you could get this setup which is better for $30 cheaper!"
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Also found this deal, which gives me a better processor and an additional Barracuda HDD for $50 more. http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...=4365571&csid=
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