by on September 12, 2016
So, I was looking to pick up a new server as an addition to the ones I have at home. I can get a 16 core that'd suck-up 840 watts idle. After looking at the trusty 8 server I've built a few years back I am reconsidering my initial decision.
The server I've built still running today and draws only 160-180 watts at full throttle. I figure I can build 4 of my own system to give me 32 cores and would only draw about 640 watts. The inconvenience is that I would have to source each component. The build cost would be more expensive, but operational cost would be far less for more performance.
Convenience, is not always prudent. You end up paying for it in the long run.
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How much memory and drives are you looking at with the 350watt max?
September 12, 2016
James. I've looked at the benchmarks for the DL360 G6 which uses the E5504 chip vs FX-8120 (my current set-up). My goal is getting something @ least comparable to what I have. After looking at the different benchmarks, the DL385 G7 series comes close though and the price isn't too bad. Once I get th... View More
September 14, 2016 Edited
James Kelly
The one that I am running is fully loaded. 8 10k SAS drives and 64GB of Ram. The key is the load. I typically run mine packed with VPS at about 20% CPU. Now, with that said if you crank it up, it will pull a lot more.
September 15, 2016
Thanks James. I ended up getting DL385 G7 (24 cores), but I still need get some SSD's and a few other parts. I'm pretty sure I'll be gutting the server and making some modifications.
September 16, 2016