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post #11 of 19
I think it's more fun to build it off nice parts that are something you're familiar with. I have no experience with rack servers and thus I avoided them on my server build. Also, you need proper storage for racks like this because of the heat and noise. A regular tower box is easy to hide in the corner of a room.
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post #12 of 19
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why would u want it is a better question?
Well I can't speak for the original poster but I would want it because it's dual xeons and it's under $200.

I wouldn't want it because it's server-parts-only (so far as I know), I imagine takes up a lot of power and is most likely really noisy.

Still something cool-sounding about "dual xeons" though
 
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post #13 of 19
I'd take the cover off, build a massive glass display case, and show it off proudly with all the other tech lying around

Or experiment on it.
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post #14 of 19
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Well I can't speak for the original poster but I would want it because it's dual xeons and it's under $200.

I wouldn't want it because it's server-parts-only (so far as I know), I imagine takes up a lot of power and is most likely really noisy.

Still something cool-sounding about "dual xeons" though
It might be dual Xeons, but its so old it'll be slower than a modern low-end quad or mid-range dual core cpu. A second hand Q8xxx system would be faster and likely cheaper. Even a Phenom II X2 would be faster.

And it's not likely to be noisey at all. THEY SOUND LIKE JET ENGINES. You don't quite realise just how loud they are until you sit next to a couple of them for a few minutes...
post #15 of 19
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Well I can't speak for the original poster but I would want it because it's dual xeons and it's under $200.

I wouldn't want it because it's server-parts-only (so far as I know), I imagine takes up a lot of power and is most likely really noisy.

Still something cool-sounding about "dual xeons" though
A Xeon is not like a Ferrari though... having an old school Ferrari is classic... Pentium-4 Xeons are not...
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post #16 of 19
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And it's not likely to be noisey at all. THEY SOUND LIKE JET ENGINES. You don't quite realise just how loud they are until you sit next to a couple of them for a few minutes...
My school's servers are very annoying, even sitting fifty feet away from them in an open space with the noise-reducing pads hanging from the ceiling. It's ridiculous.
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My school's servers are very annoying, even sitting fifty feet away from them in an open space with the noise-reducing pads hanging from the ceiling. It's ridiculous.
Try walking round a DC with 2,000 of them in it...
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Oh you do that too?
 
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post #19 of 19
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Oh you do that too?
only when I can't avoid it...
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