I need a barebone system to run a web application and do some real number crunching every night, as well. AWS seems expensive as I am not sure about how long I would go with this web app. Anyways.
Approximate Purchase Date: this month
Budget Range: under 400 or even cheaper
System Usage from Most to Least Important: host a webapplication, that has some real backend processing. On my i7 notebook,
on VM it takes about 3 hours to complete a job which I would want to reduce. There is all windows jazz running in background though.
Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, lcd (I will mostly use ssh to log into it). I might have a display for first time installation or in between repairs or might pick up from craigslist or ebay.
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: any would do
Country of Origin: US
Parts Preferences: Cheapest,preferrably AMD
SLI or Crossfire: Don't think it would be required.
Monitor Resolution: N/A
Additional Comments: My primary concern is processing the webrequests and nightly backend processing. I think something of the sort quad core processor with 8 Gigs of Ram would be great.
Will post the configs that I found around.
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