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I am looking to buy a dell server PowerEdge T110 for my home office and also i want to make a server where i can install sql server and share point for my developmenet purpose and also in future i want to host my web site on this server.

can anybody please help me what server should i pick?

Thanks.
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What flavor? I wouldn't get the celeron version of that model.

Try checking some resellers or even newegg or geeks.com for some cheaper - more capable - name brand servers.
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One of our members does Dell server sales.... ComGuard?
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How many users will have access to the server?

EDIT: I would consider a PowerEdge T110 only if you get free shipping, especially with the lower end configurations.
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Honestly mate i wouldn't bother buying a server. You would be better off just getting a full tower based computer and running software like server 2008 which will cost you around $999 depending where you look. You will get the same function out of your machine with a lower wattage requirement and it will be more efficient when it comes to space. I am currently running Server 2008 through a Dell based computer only funning a 160GB HD, 2GB of RAM and 2 Dual 2.53 GH processors. I only run 1-5 computers off this at 1 time and the specks are more than enough to keep my server software up to standard.
If you have any questions reguarding this, feel free to mail me or post and i will help you set up your server. Hope this helped.
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Originally Posted by dsmportal View Post
I am looking to buy a dell server PowerEdge T110 for my home office and also i want to make a server where i can install sql server and share point for my developmenet purpose and also in future i want to host my web site on this server.

can anybody please help me what server should i pick?

Thanks.
Buy OEM if you need the warranty support, otherwise you can build it yourself. That is, if this server is going to be, in any way, responsible for generating profit, then you should go OEM.

T110 isn't a bad buy, depending on your needs. It does lack the options of (1) redundant power supplies, (2) remote console capabilities, (3) multiple-socket option and (4) high-end RAID cards.

For Sharepoint and SQL, the important factor for these server roles is disk I/O. You want to go with a configuration that gives you more spindles (i.e. HDDs). The T110 only has native slots for 4x3.5" HDDs. You can modify it a bit to take up to 7x3.5" HDDs, but the PSU might not be able to handle that many.

What's the budget for this build anyways?

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Originally Posted by cory181992 View Post
Honestly mate i wouldn't bother buying a server. You would be better off just getting a full tower based computer and running software like server 2008 which will cost you around $999 depending where you look. You will get the same function out of your machine with a lower wattage requirement and it will be more efficient when it comes to space. I am currently running Server 2008 through a Dell based computer only funning a 160GB HD, 2GB of RAM and 2 Dual 2.53 GH processors. I only run 1-5 computers off this at 1 time and the specks are more than enough to keep my server software up to standard.
If you have any questions reguarding this, feel free to mail me or post and i will help you set up your server. Hope this helped.
Soooo... a "full tower based computer and running software like server 2008" isn't considered a "server"...?!?!
Edited by ComGuards - 3/17/11 at 5:25pm
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