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Best cheap up-to-date "server" computer?

3,101 327 October 14, 2017 at 02:39 AM
I'm looking for something more up to date, for a home lab environment.

I currently have an HP Proliant N40L MicroServer. It's 2012 old.

It doesn't have to be an actual server, since they're expensive, including parts like ECC ram.

Maybe an awesome desktop that could be used as a server. But have enough specs to be used like a server:
  • Upgrade ram
  • Add dual NIC
  • Intel virtualization technology (for bare metal hypervisor). Not sure what the technology is called these days, but that's what I last remember is needed for hypervisor.
  • Low power use
  • etc.

I've been eyeing this, though waiting/hoping there's a next deal:
(Refurbished) HP Elite 8300 SFF Desktop PC (i5-3470, 4GB, 500GB, Win 10) $119.99 + Free Shipping @ Newegg

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There seems to be a Dell Poweredge that shows up fairly often for sub-$250, I'd set up a deal alert for that.
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Quote from Samwise Gamgee
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I'm looking for something more up to date, for a home lab environment.

I currently have an HP Proliant N40L MicroServer. It's 2012 old.

It doesn't have to be an actual server, since they're expensive, including parts like ECC ram.

Maybe an awesome desktop that could be used as a server. But have enough specs to be used like a server:
  • Upgrade ram
  • Add dual NIC
  • Intel virtualization technology (for bare metal hypervisor). Not sure what the technology is called these days, but that's what I last remember is needed for hypervisor.
  • Low power use
  • etc.

I've been eyeing this, though waiting/hoping there's a next deal:
(Refurbished) HP Elite 8300 SFF Desktop PC (i5-3470, 4GB, 500GB, Win 10) $119.99 + Free Shipping @ Newegg
https://slickdeals.net/f/10595576-dell-poweredge-t30-mini-server-intel-xeon-e3-1225-8gb-ram-1tb-hdd-329-free-shipping?v=1
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Thank you, I just saw that in my notifications.
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