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Old 06-09-2020, 03:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I found a couple servers on kijji around an hour and a half away from me and they are only $75-$100 are these actually worth it?
https://www.kijiji.ca/v-servers/kitc...ver/1505496843
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I found a couple servers on kijji around an hour and a half away from me and they are only $75-$100 are these actually worth it?
https://www.kijiji.ca/v-servers/kitc...ver/1505496843
https://www.kijiji.ca/v-view-details...dId=1505494296
dude they old af.

Why do you want servers in the first place? that may help get better advice on what to buy
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Just roaming around kijji looking for somethin cheap.
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Just a question: would these be usable as desktop pc's???
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Just a question: would these be usable as desktop pc's???
if it comes with hardrives yeah.. but will be noisy esp its age! Not practical either due to size, also servers are meant for 24/7 running, with load.

If you want a server for VMware, labbing etc, Id suggest you look at HP Microservers gen 8.

Gen 8 should be cheap now id expect if you can find a used one.
https://www.serversdirect.co.uk/p/10...x-non-hotplug-
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It says in the ad that there is no hdds Internet is crap right now so that page will not load but what is the price of one of those. Note that I don't need a server I was just thinking that that was cheap and might be cool. And I run VMs on my pc with a i5 and 8gb RAM with minimal problems
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It says in the ad that there is no hdds Internet is crap right now so that page will not load but what is the price of one of those. Note that I don't need a server I was just thinking that that was cheap and might be cool. And I run VMs on my pc with a i5 and 8gb RAM with minimal problems
Depends, can be 150 to 250 range. Gen7 can be like 70 but its so old it has no cool Features really.

If you want to learn about vmware from an bare metal level then microserver be good choice and has some enterprise features you can play with.
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You'd have to pay me to use a G5 these days. I worked with G6-G10 at work before, and the majority were G7/8s. The SB-E/IB-E stuff isn't too bad still, they just suck up power like no other in high core counts.
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I don't want a server I just wanted to know if that was a good deal seeing as it is only $75
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Here is the plan: I will buy those servers then Trotter will tell the owners that i'll pay $200 for this site and then i'll run it from my server. Any questions?
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