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1 - 02-25-2010, 17:55
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Next time you need a starting reference for a build, this might help.

I posted this to show off my super-duper awesome computers from last year - enjoy.


Netbook - Windows XP Home
Netbook RAM Upgrade:
Netbook DVD BurnerCliffs:
  • Netbook is really nice for travel, MS Office, internet
  • Not a gaming machine
  • You should do the memory upgrade
  • I use it for programming too
  • Battery life is great



Desktop - Windows 7 ProfessionalCliffs:
  • Draws around 300W medium-usage.
  • Raised my power bill a noticeable amount
  • Not too noisy except under heavy load
  • Video cards are huge; take up 2.5 slots; cannot connect inner goldfinger without a super-long ribbon
  • The case made putting everything together super-easy.



Server - Windows Server 2008 EnterpriseCliffs:
  • Case made the build super-easy
  • Case is extremely quiet (silicone/rubber everywhere, separate chambers for components, quiet fans with speed adjustment on case).
  • Draws around 20W - 25W under normal load (2 logged on users, remote desktop session, WinSSHD, HTTPd, IRC client, SVN).
 
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I like your budget build server. I have a motherboard, cpu and ram laying around... Maybe I should finish that build.
 
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I got this a few months ago for 400$ its a nice netbook
Gateway EC1803h CULV Notebook | iTech News Net - Gadget News and Reviews
 
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Why 2008 enterprise? Are you failover clustering your newegg server?
 
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Why 2008 enterprise? Are you failover clustering your newegg server?
Win7Pro and WinServer2k8 came from MSDNAA...I figured I might as well use the enterprise one.


I suppose I might encounter it at work at some point.
 
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I got this a few months ago for 400$ its a nice netbook
Gateway EC1803h CULV Notebook | iTech News Net - Gadget News and Reviews
It's technically listed as a laptop. I have the Acer 1410-2802 or something which is pretty much the same thing but with a dual core processor and it's blue.
 
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I use both versions and I'd honestly have to lookup any other difference than the failover clustering and the virtual licensing model(which easily makes it worth it).

I was hoping you really were doing something fun at home. I do all the VM lab work here at home, simulating crashes, vmotion moves etc. 'work' doesn't pay to send me off to conferences
 
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why thank you for this very informative thread, teratos. i think i shall look back on it for years to come.
 
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I use both versions and I'd honestly have to lookup any other difference than the failover clustering and the virtual licensing model(which easily makes it worth it).

I was hoping you really were doing something fun at home. I do all the VM lab work here at home, simulating crashes, vmotion moves etc. 'work' doesn't pay to send me off to conferences
Yeah, nothing to interesting for now. I may do something more interesting in the future. Did work do anything to reimburse your costs?

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why thank you for this very informative thread, teratos. i think i shall look back on it for years to come.
Glad I could help.
 
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why thank you for this very informative thread, teratos. i think i shall look back on it for years to come.
Y HELO THAR JOADSTA
 
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Yeah, nothing to interesting for now. I may do something more interesting in the future. Did work do anything to reimburse your costs?
nah, 'work' is me. Although honestly the costs aren't very high, I get to play with just about everything below the extremely specialized stuff. ie, if you would NEVER find it outside a fortune 500 company or a special industry I won't get to touch it, but most of the virtualization and high end routing stuff is so available(and in some cases worth it to even smaller companies) that you can get into it cheaper than most hobbies.

Honestly the hardest part on most of it is simulating the load.
 
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I'm pretty good at producing a load.



Are you talking load in terms of connections and/or CPU?
 
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I'm pretty good at producing a load.



Are you talking load in terms of connections and/or CPU?
yes, but disk IO mostly. When you want to test the loads on different levels of raid, nic teaming, load balancing, etc it gets tough to impossible without actually producing the entire setup.
 
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I replaced the CPU in the desktop with this:
Newegg.com - AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor

and bought a 1.5TB WD Green Drive for backups.



The 1 TB drives in the server have started to fail within the last week, so I'm going to go with the 2 x Samsung 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA II HDDs like the desktop.
 
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