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Author: Tridus ()
Date: 2000-05-16 00:00:00

well if you want it to be a good server it needs the following:

- No sound card. (its a server, why would it have sound?)
- No modem (again, why would it have a modem, its almost definately going to be connected via a lan)
- The more ram, the better. Minimum of 256mb I'd say if your running 2000, You could do it in Linux with a lot less, unless you want to run databases for your websites, then you won't want to go lower then 256mb.
- SCSI Hard Drive(s). What can I say, watching an IDE Drive suck up 45% of your cpu when a scsi drive can read twice as much data per second with half the seek time and draw 0.5% is just sad. You can make a Pentium system thats faster then a PII system simply if you put a scsi drive in it, the change is increadibly dramatic. (especially if you don't have a lot of ram, this'll make your swapfile a lot faster)
- A low end *stable* video card. You don't need a high power 3d card that will draw horrible amounts of power and generate tons of heat. Get something good and reliable like an old Matrox G200 if you can find one.

You can't change a stubborn mind... you can't see the world if your eyes are blind. What does it matter anyway... in our darkest hour, all just shades of grey... - Amanda Marshall

blah, you know what the problem with this stuff is? [random rant] - Tridus - 2000-05-16 00:00:00
-About how much is a T1 on average? I am getting a web server for $1100 and I might expand it to - Tyrant~|TOA| - 2000-05-16 00:00:00
--depends on where you are. - Tridus - 2000-05-16 00:00:00
---Web server stats: - Tyrant~|TOA| - 2000-05-16 00:00:00
----hmmm... - Tridus - 2000-05-16 00:00:00
-----Hmmm, good point about the scsi Drive. But they are a bit costly here. more... - Tyrant~|TOA| - 2000-05-16 00:00:00
------hmm... - Tridus - 2000-05-16 00:00:00
-------Yup, I am in Canada. Alberta to be exact. - Tyrant~|TOA| - 2000-05-16 00:00:00