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Motherboard Intel D5400XS Edit

CPU 2 x Intel Xeon X5272 3.4GHz DUAL CORE 1600 FSB 6M 80W

Ram 4 x Actica DDR2-800 2048MB FB-DIMM

Video Card Asus GeForce 8400GS 256MB Silent

Sound Card Onboard Sound



Hard Drive Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB


Comments: Primary drive.

Western Digital Caviar SE16 640GB


Comments: Secondary drive.

Controllers 3Ware 9550SX-12MI PCI-X RAID Contoller

CD / DVD Asus 18X DVD-ROM (Black/Beige) SATA

Ext. Drive Intel SS4200 NAS 3TB


Case / Cooling

Case Antec 4U22ATX650EPS 4U Rackmount Case

Power Supply Corsair TX 750W Power Supply

CPU Cooling 2 x Thermalright SI-128 Heatsink w/ 120mm Quiet Fan

Additional Cooling Tuniq TX-2 Thermal Compound

Case Fans Upgrade Kit (blue LED)

Case Fans Upgrade Kit (green LED)

Case Mods Cardkeeper Card Retention Package



OS Windows Server 2008 Standard OEM



Services Warranty: Lifetime Labor, 3 Year Parts


please post specs of a good "game server" machine :)

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Raid with one harddrive?

NV performance graphics in a server?

LED fans?


Over expensive chips, you'll never use that ammount of power, TCAdmin isn't supported on 2k8, some wierd external drive thing, 1640 megs of storage.


Honestly that whole setup just feels wrong on a bunch of different levels.


Its to expensive, its 4u, its 2008, and its probably more then a full 1.5 amps to power.


On the brightside, at least you got a 3 year warrenty to cover the damages when someone pulls that behemoth system out of the packaging at your datacenter and drops it.


Now as for my suggestions, I like the Xeon X5430's they're cheaper, strong as hell, and load nicely. Look into supermicro for your new case/mobo, and get a quality name brand 250gb harddrive. You'll want reliability over capacity. Ditch the flashy LED fans, ditch the media drives and pre-format your systems before you send em out. Scrap the video card all together (This is a server, remember?) toss out that NAS bs you got going on, and downgrade to Windows 2k3 or Linux.


Someone else chime in, I probably missed something important.


EDIT: Take the money you saved, and get an amazing 10/100/1000 NIC from Intel. One of them fancy gold plated ones, they are sex for transit I only have one, and I notice FAR superior performance on that one machine versus all the others in the same DC.

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i built my own thru dell how does this look?


Catalog Number / Description Product Code Qty SKU Id




PowerEdge 1950 III:

Quad Core Intel® Xeon®X5460, 2x6MB Cache, 3.16GHz, 1333MHz FSB 195H31 1 [223-4541] 1



Additional Processors:

Discounted Upgrade! Quad Core Intel® Xeon® X5460 2x6MB Cache 2PH31P 1 [467-5388] 2




16GB 667MHz (8x2GB), Dual Ranked DIMMs 16G8D6D 1 [311-6199] 3



Operating System:

Windows Server®2008, Datacenter x64, Includes Hyper-V™, (2 CPU) WS8DC2 1 [420-8360] 11



Operating System Addition:

5-pack of Windows® Server 2008 User CALs (Standard or Enterprise) 5CALU 1 [420-8373] 19



Chassis Configuration:

No Rack Rails Included NORAIL 1 [341-3089] 28




1x4 Backplane for 2.5-inch Hard Drives 1X4253 1 [311-7957] 18



Primary Controller:

PERC6i SAS RAID Controller, 2x4 Connectors, Int, PCIe, 256MB Cache PERC6I 1 [341-5781] 9



Hard Drive Configuration:

Integrated SAS/SATA RAID 5, PERC 6/i Integrated 6SR5 1 [341-5777] 27



Primary Hard Drive:

300GB 10K RPM Serial-Attach SCSI 3Gbps 2.5-in HotPlug Hard Drive 300GA25 1 [341-8503] 8



2nd Hard Drive:

300GB 10K RPM Serial-Attach SCSI 3Gbps 2.5-in HotPlug Hard Drive 300GA25 1 [341-8503] 23



3rd Hard Drive:

300GB 10K RPM Serial-Attach SCSI 3Gbps 2.5-in HotPlug Hard Drive 300GA25 1 [341-8503] 54



4th Hard Drive:

300GB 10K RPM Serial-Attach SCSI 3Gbps 2.5-in HotPlug Hard Drive 300GA25 1 [341-8503] 51



PCI Riser:

Riser with 2 PCIe Slots PCIE 1 [320-4648] 7



Power Supply:

Energy Smart Redundant Power Supply with Y-Cord RPSWYES 1 [310-9933] 36



Power Cords:

Power Cord, NEMA 5-15P to C14, 15 amp, wall plug, 10 feet / 3 meter WL10FT 1 [310-8509] 38




Rack Bezel RBEZEL 1 [313-3937] 17



Open Manage Subscription:

OpenManage Subscription Service (12 edition) OMSUB12 1 [902-9888] 34



Corporate AntiVirus:

Symantec Multi-tier Protection Small Business Edition - 5user 746979 1 [A1746979] 151



Remote Management:

Dell Remote Access Card, 5th Generation for PowerEdge Remote Management DRAC5 1 [313-3936] 14



Network Adapter:

Intel PRO 1000VT Quad Port 1GbE NIC, PCIe-4 QUAD 1 [430-2687] 13



Optional Feature Upgrades for Integrated NIC Ports:

LOM NICs are TOE Ready TOE 1 [430-2968] 6



CD/DVD Drive:

8X DVD-ROM 8XDVD 1 [313-4310] 16



Keyboards, Mice, Displays and Related Devices:

No Keyboard or Mouse Selected NONE 1 [310-5017] 4




Electronic Documentation and OpenManage DVD Kit EDOCS 1 [310-7962] 21



Additional Documentation:

SAS 5/i and SAS 5/E English Documentation S5IEDE 1 [310-7967] 89



Remote Advisory and Onsite services:

Remote Advisory Services for Virtualization 1 Pack, 1 Year 1RASVRT 1 [988-5728] 35



Hardware Support Services:

3 Year ProSupport for End Users 4HR 7x24 Onsite: Non Mission Critical U3P4H 1 [984-1519][984-1528][987-0752][987-0982][987-5200][989-3439] 29



Installation Services:

ONSITE INSTALLATION: PowerEdge Hardware Installation only, UNY UMOUNT 1 [984-1007] 32



Proactive Maintenance:

Proactive Maintenance: 1 event per year, Remote Delivery, 3 Year ENTM1R3 1 [988-7379] 33



Keep Your Hard Drive:

Keep Your Hard Drive, 3 Years KYHD3Y 1 [983-6402] 159



Asset Tag on System Chassis (CFI):

ProSupport Enterprise Label PROENT 1 [365-0532] 352

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Not to mention, you didn't even listen to the part about Win 2k8.. DON"T USE IT!...




Win 2k3, learn it, use it, love it. It really is the best. 2k8 is like trying to run a server off vista, and we ALL seen how well that went.



I don't entirely agree with that. Windows 2008 isn't too bad in my opinion, and nothing like running a server on Vista at all.


TCAdmin does work on Windows 2008, and runs smoothly without any issues, just a few things during the install that are different but nothing that would make me want to use Windows 2003 over Windows 2008.


Personally if you have the money for Windows 2008 and a good understanding of Windows then go for it, I imagine there will be more potential to come from it.

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