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    Posted: 13 Apr 2009 at 9:50pm
I'm considering CP for building a Linux server. It will have a few dozen remote users running CPU heavy jobs on it. It will spend most of its life at 100% CPU running a dozen jobs at once.

Should I go the AMD X4 route, or get a Core i7? I bought an AMD gaming desktop from CP, and quite happy with it. But this machine will be a very different beast.

I don't need a graphics card; this machine will never have local user. It will be replacing a dual 3.4Ghz Xeon Dell server.

Is CP the wrong place to buy this kind of machine from? I need it to run reliably and continuously for the next 3 years, hopefully without rebooting. It will be hosting a large wiki, running a mail server, remote backups and lots of other stuff.


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go to avadirect.com then even install ubuntu for ya not sure bout the server thou
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I use Ubuntu 8.04 Server LTS on the current server, but it badly needs an upgrade. It is so heavily loaded that the fan sounds like an airplane at the time. Other employees claim they can HEAR the fan get louder every time the submit yet another job to it. What I really need is a super-computing cluster in a mid tower box. Budget around $3000
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core i7 is ur best bet
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Thx, I'm leaning towards a dual Core i7 2.93Ghz build, the 3.2Ghz i7 might not be the best value. My initial estimates are taking this build closer to 5k than 3k. Thx for the input though, I might have to spend a bit more on this machine after all. Looks like CP does not build the sort of machine I'm looking for.
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I'll probably end up ordering directly from dell.com like I did with the last server. However, I might consider avadirect. They are somewhat cheaper.
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