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$299.99 NEWEGG Combo: WHS 2011 & Fujitsu Primergy TX100 S2 Server

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Joe_Miner

$299.99 Newegg Shellshocker Combo Deal:

 

Fujitsu PRIMERGY TX100 S2 Tower Server System Intel Core i3 540 3.06GHz 4GB ECC (2 x 2GB) 250G SATA II 3.5” 7200RPM VFY:T1002SX260US

 

Combined with WHS 2011

 

This is pretty interesting -- a core i3 and it's capable of 32GB ECC RAM

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jazzerjay

I sold my last spare kidney on the N40l. What if you just skipped this combo and bought the board and CPU and then RAM at a later date?

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jmwills

Yea, but WHS can only see 8GB. I still have the kidney, other parts I might consider!

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Joe_Miner

Yea, that's the rub -- if you're just gona run WHS 2011 for $300 you could get a MicroServer (when they are on sale for $180) plus 8G of RAM and have $ left over for a single NIC Intel PCIe card for future VM play and still have $ left over for a few liters of Diet Pepsi and some pizza's (for the next HSS meet-up).

 

I find the 32 GB RAM interesting mostly because I'm bumping up against my 8G on the MicroServer and it would be "Nice" to have a little head room there but then compared to the N40L the 1st Generation i3 is going to suck up the kW -- so unless you really needed the extra horsepower of the i3 why burn the extra power?

 

I guess if the TX100 X2 was $200 it would be a lot more interesting -- lol

 

So I guess I've done a good job of "tamping down" my enthusiasm -- lol

 

With Ivy Bridge getting closer and closer to release to the wild it's not too hard to want to wait for the i3-3225's being released to the wild!

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jmwills

It's not so much the CPU's anymore, it's RAM. The biggest spike I see in my Hyper -V server (i5) is when machines start and stop. Running in a normal mode will takeup about 1% CPU utilization.

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ikon

It's not so much the CPU's anymore, it's RAM. The biggest spike I see in my Hyper -V server (i5) is when machines start and stop. Running in a normal mode will takeup about 1% CPU utilization.

 

If you run it like most servers it's mostly doing IO so the CPU idles. If you do transcoding, dB, or web serving then it will start to use more CPU.

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