We're VERY jaded here as consumers. Insight (like CDW, PC Connection, Mall etc) are VAR's (Value Added Resellers) with 99.8% of their focus on SMB (Small/Medium Business) and in all honesty guys, don't care about consumers, nor cater to them.[...]They (again, like CDW, PC Connection, Mall) are a Fortune 1000 company, publicly traded, and very trustworthy, just don't expect a red carpet like you get at Staples....it's not the same model.
^^^^THIS - My first order with Insight was for a ~240MB hard drive to repair an Intel 386SX PC clone. This hit the "sweet spot," only cost about $1/MB. Insight was a big advertiser in all the consumer PC magazines, almost all of which are gone now.
Inisight moved on, and have been out of the consumer/end-user space for a long time. They're not even sponsoring the Insight Bowl after this year.
Had to call in to make an address correction on my account. Very pleasant, professional interaction, made no comment about the product. *crosses fingers*
Insight charges sales tax in my state (unusual), came out to $133.12½, each. With HD & 2GB for this price, I'm pleased.
The current passmark rating for the Turion II Neo N40L 1.5 GHz cpu is 1004, almost exactly the same as the AMD Sempron 150. Enough power to be useful, even drive a good video card for gaming (but don't know what you can put in this or PSU rating - I really didn't expect this deal...)
The N40L is dual core, 64-bit capable, uses up to DDR3-800 and supports Enhanced Virus Protection & Virtualization. 15W TDP, same as the Athlon 2650e, but 3X more powerful and with modern features. For the money with HD & ram, well, can you tell I like this deal?
Thanks OP. One heck of a first post!
[...]I read a blog where a guy was using two of them as a RHEV virtual cluster to learn with.
If you remember which blog, or can find that post,. please post a link. This sounds very useful. - Thanks you!
Not sure what is so good about this server. It is a low end amd server. I think dell servers with intel xenon cpus for 250-300 are lot better deal. They are usually a grand but slickdealers get for more than half off. They are soild servers with great hardware.
I suggest to buy a used core 2 system on craigslist for 100 and install the os on it. Core 2 should be the oldest and slowest cpu that should be used for these machines. AMD is simply way behind intel.
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