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Ultimate Geek

#237847 20-Jun-2018 15:24
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I'm after some cheap Core 2 Duo era hardware to build a LAN server. It will run a Steamcache to facilitate the distribution of games and updates through Steam, so doesn't need to be high end hardware, and given its limited use (a few weekends a year) I really don't want to spend a lot of money on it. I already have a few C2D era components gathering dust so hopefully others do to and might be willing to offload them. 


Ideally would like:


1 x Core 2 Quad*


1 x ATX LGA 775 motherboard, preferably with 2 x PCIe 16x slots


2 x 500GB+ hard drives




*Already have a Core 2 Duo, but wouldn't mind a Core 2 Quad just in case. Planning to use ZFS for the file system so not 100% confident a C2D will cut it. 

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Master Geek

  #2041242 20-Jun-2018 17:19
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Not sure where you are located, but would an old server be of any use/better?

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Ultimate Geek

  #2041244 20-Jun-2018 17:22
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Opps probably should have included location... Auckland. 


Would be interested in anything really, as long as its operational. Only concern would be what components are required to get it operational.


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Master Geek

  #2041259 20-Jun-2018 17:31
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It's a retired IBM rack server (complete with rails) and it's heavy.  It's been standing upright in my garage for a couple of years now, but I just checked and it has a 72Gb 15k SAS drive plus 5 x 300Gb 15k SAS drives, all 3.5" in trays on the front right, and I think the model is MT:7979 & ProductID: 7979B3M if that helps.  Has dual psu's, from memory is full up on FBDimms and 2 x cpus.


It's yours if you want it, not that I go to Auckland much at all, but maybe we could work something out... Tauranga is only a couple of hours from you.

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