[K12OSN] Saving money on memory
bill at computassist.com
Fri Jun 3 15:14:30 UTC 2005
On Thursday, Jun 02 Timothy Legge wrote:
> AMD and Tyan are both very good Linux/Open Source sponsors and well
> worth considering. For the price you are quoting it will be tight. I
> went to http://www.shoprbc.com (currently my favourite online Canadian
> retailer) and priced out a dual opteron. These prices are *Canadian*
> but total 2,600 USD):
> 4 GB Kingston ValueRam (4x1GB) PC2100 ECC DDR Memory $1164.00
> 2 Maxtor Atlas 10KV 73.5GB U320 SCSI Hard Drive, 68-Pin $830.00
> AMD Opteron DP Server Model 242 Processor, Retail $506.00
> Tyan Thunder Dual Opteron MB w/Video/2GBLan/SATA/RAID/SCSI $741.00
> Add on a case and it is a very capable machine but it still blows your
> budget. Dropping back to a single CPU would save some money as would
> SATA drives.
> Good luck
Thanks for the data, Tim. Dropping back is something I don't want to
have to do. I'm very (overly?) concerned that this system performs
well, as it will be the district's first exposure to K12LTSP, and I want
them to say "WOW!", not "I knew it's wasn't as good as Windows!"
I'm pretty sure I will have to go with a used box, but all this input is
helping steer me toward the right solution.
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