Low budget hardware suggestions?


Anyone have any suggestions on what they are using for appliance hardware?

Small professional looking hardware that people are using for their own appliances or for businesses? 

Virtual server/hypervisor is pretty much a nobrainer. Anything from 1U rackmount down to mini appliances. I'm thinking sub $100 to $200 barrier.


Kevin's picture

Well that a good question.

First of all you have to think of what you are going to do with the appliance, and where you are going to use it.

I have built a small server for a few websites, nas box and mail server.

Hardware most from EBay (Can be a risk but bid low to avoid big losses)

Case : small ITX

Cpu : Celeron D 3.2 Ghz

Main Board : Zotac NForce 610i-ITX (bought new from computer supplier)

Ram : 2 Gigs DDR2 800

Aditional Cards : SATA Compact Flash Reader

Storage : 16 GB Compact Flash Card (For the OS)

1 TB SATA Harddrive for Non OS data.

1 DVD Writer For installing and Burning Backups etc.

The most expensive item out of the list was the main 1 TB harddrive.


Hope this Helps


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