Best Hardware to run constant tasks?

wolfspinone

New Member
What type of hardware would be great for running something that's 24/7. Such as IRC/Minecraft/VM
What's a good middle ground between spending a fuck ton of money and very little?
 

Eric

Owner
Staff member
Don't you already have that 2950 I pointed you at?

That thing is perfect. Cheap, reliable ebay hardware.
 

Eric

Owner
Staff member
Currently, I have a dell percision T7400 I leave running.

Can support up to 128G of ram, (I currently have 28G)
Supports dual quad xeons @3ghz (I am running a single currently, but, have a second in the closet)
PCI-E x16 (We have successfully used these as gaming rigs.)
4 internal slots of 3.5" sata. I added 4 hot swap bays on mine as well.
 

wolfspinone

New Member
The problem with the 2950 is the power consumption and noise. It's currently sitting under my desk but it's next to my brothers bedroom.
 

Eric

Owner
Staff member
Any way you go... a Xeon E3/E5 processor will be the most efficient thing you can find.
 

Eric

Owner
Staff member
Yes.

We built a gaming PC with a pair of older xeons that performed just fine.

A e3 would be a better choice (Higher clock speed)
 

Rawlk

That-Guy Extraordinaire
I have a machine that I'm relatively proud of... 10 disks, hw raid card (in IT), 16G ddr3 ecc ram and the e3 1231-v3 and it maxes out at ~190W. . Idles much lower.. If I ever let my drives spin down I'm sure it'd drop a lot lower. its a bit of a beast and super reliable.

Only had one problem with it really and it was remedy'd with a pci intel nic :)

It runs my handbrake scripts, serves plex (REALLY well), media management tools, mysql replication vm's backup targets, clones ... some of everything. my vote for an e3!
 
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