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I have a confession to make...

I bring home strays. Stray computers, that is. This is compounded by a second habit -- that of thinking well, if I get this, that, and the other thing, I can really bring this whatever up to speed!. ...And then I have a full-upgraded box with no job.

The latest things to wash up on my bench are a pair of Intel Xeon-based server appliances. Both are 1U high rack-mount, built on the SE7520JR2 motherboard. They each have one 3.2 GHz dual-core Xeon (but can support two) and a gig of RAM (six DIMM slots, can go up to 24 or 36 GB with dual- or single-ranked DIMMs respectively); they also have 2x 10/100/1000 NICs built-in, along with IDE, Floppy and 2x SATA connectors. Many USB ports; on-board VGA (and a good ATI Rage chipset to-boot). One half-height 64 bit PCI slot, one full-height PCI-E slot (looks like an x16 slot based on width). I have operated on the chassis with my Dremel tool to expose the keyboard and mouse connectors. They will run Windows or Linux (I have one loaded with Slack 12.1 right now).

The only drawback is that they're loud. I think it's the 1.5" fans on the power supply and in the case -- little high-RPM banshees. The blowers for the CPUs don't seem like they'd be that noisy.

So, before I go off on a tilt here ... FREE TO A GOOD HOME. Outside of the local area, I'd ask for $$ to cover shipping. Otherwise, come and get'em. Drop me a line and we'll talk.



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Mar. 17th, 2009 01:59 pm (UTC)
Wow, post up for twelve hours and no takers. Yeah, I could probably use at least one of these.

I'm out of town for the next week, but when I get back, I can mail you a check for boxing it up and shipping it somewhere.
Mar. 21st, 2009 03:58 pm (UTC)
Sounds like a plan to me. You can email your ship-to address to me at: seshipma(at)houseofhum(dot)com
Mar. 17th, 2009 05:17 pm (UTC)
Hey there. I'm checking with a friend to see if he wants one. So, if they're still available after he gets round to getting back to me (he is rather out of it, having just had major leg surgery yesterday) I can let you know. If they're gone by then, oh well! :-)
Mar. 17th, 2009 05:40 pm (UTC)
I'll take one if one is still available - the GF's home PC desperately could use upgrading, and this sounds like (well, like massive overkill for what she'll do with it) it could fit the bill - and at the right price! :-D I can probably swing by one night later this week (and finally see the new digs in person, to boot).

Mar. 21st, 2009 03:57 pm (UTC)
Re: Snagged!
...Sounds grand! We'll be out this afternoon, but should be here all day tomorrow (Sunday). We'd love to see you.
Mar. 18th, 2009 06:47 am (UTC)
If another needs re-homing someday, I'd like to take you up on that- now before everyone starts thinking it's the pre-game for Ragnarok, there is a reason.
Actually, two. There's a program that I really want to use to make teaching materials, but it's still Winders- only. I also need to get more bilingual, and really don't want to load Window$ on my main Mac, the only one here that can run a dual-boot system.

Tell ashacat I promise to discard at least two huge trashbags in mass exchange...
Mar. 21st, 2009 04:00 pm (UTC)
...I'll keep my eyes open. How about running Windows as a VM on your Mac -- as opposed to dual-booting?

Hmmm, what are the box-specs for the teaching app? I may have an older box that could fit the bill (1GHz PIII Dell - runs XP fine).
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