[ILUG] Replacing a desktop/server
lbedford at lbedford.org
Mon Mar 21 14:55:46 GMT 2005
Timothy Murphy wrote:
> My desktop is a 450MHz Asus P3 which I bought from Educom almost 6 years ago.
> It has worked and continues to work extraordinarily well.
> It has two SCSI disks, plus a cheap IDE disk which I added for archiving.
> I hardly ever use the machine directly,
> so in effect it acts as a server for 4 other machines in the house
> (5 if you include an ancient Mac that hasn't been turned on for a year).
> This machine actually seems to do its job perfectly,
> but I feel it must be time for a replacement,
> if only to keep up with the Joneses,
> and I'm wondering what would be a good machine to get.
> Basically, I'd like something as reliable and as simple to run.
If you don't object to dell, their machines are usually okay (some
people have problems, yes).
The dell outlet store can have good pricing, and they're permanently
doing various specials on the full price machines as well.
For 300 EUR + VAT you can get a Celeron 2.4G machine. Not the bees
knees, but not a bad machine either.
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