I had a Poweredge 2400 Dual 1ghz P3 1gb ram w/ ~120GB SCSI Raid 5.
I tried to install Kubuntu a bunch of times, but I had problem w/ the Perc Raid controller not working with Kubuntu. I don't have the patience to track down a solution nor do I want to. I will use the Poweredge for something else -File server - NAS -Misterhouse box -etc...I am looking to put together a core.
I have a decent ASUS server case that is unoccupied at this time. I am looking for a cpu/mobo combo or barebones kit or a used pc that would be good for the core.
I have been looking at the Dell Precision 450 Dual Xeon PCs and similar on Ebay.(around 300.00 w/o decent storage.)
I have been searching Tigerdirect/Newegg/Zipzoomfly for a decent barebones. I saw a lot of cheap Pent d's kits.
I think I would rather do an AMD x2 4000+.
I have been using Pricewatch to see if I could find a good deal on a cpu/mobo combo.
I have around $200.00. In a couple weeks I will have around $250 more to contribute. Plus some stuff I can get some money for on Ebay...
I would like somthing similar to:ASUS mobo
AMD 4000 or greater CPU
1 -500gb SATA drives.
Nec DVD writer/driveNot sure if I need a good vid card or not or just use the integrated???PVR-500.mobo and cpu approx $150
Ram - $50
PVR-500 - $150ish
Less that $500
is what I am shooting for.
Any one have any ideas? a setup that is similar? better place to look for parts?
Any help is appreciated.
I would only be running one MD to start, but would like to run possibly 3 or 4 someday w/ a dedicated core.