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Built Server, Need money, How much is it worth?

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April 3, 2012 6:30:14 PM

Hello,


Pretty simple. I went ahead and built the server that was discussed on this forum a while back.
It is nice, does everything I want, but now I am moving and don't want to move it/need the money.

Here is a list of info. How much do you think I could get for it?

2 - Intel Xeon Dual-Core 5160 "Woodcrest" 3.0Ghz
Intel S5000PSLSATA Dual Xeon Server Board
8 - 2GB 667Mhz DDR2 SDRAM FBDIMM ECC-Registered
2U Stylish Rack Mount Chassis Dimensions: 3.75" (H) x 19" (W) x 25" (D)
610 Watt Power Supply
2 - AVC 2U Active Copper Base/Aluminum Heat Sink & 2.36" Fan
Seagate Barracuda 2TB SATA Hard Drive
PS2 Keyboard
USB Mouse
5 - 8cm Fans Inside Server Chassis
11U Server Cabinet Dimensions: 50" (H) x 26" (W) X 32" (D)
ASUS optical drive
10ft VGA (m) to VGA (m) cable
Power cable

For pictures, you can check my craigslist post: http://milwaukee.craigslist.org/sys/2911567542.html


Thanks for your opinions
a b B Homebuilt system
April 3, 2012 9:14:04 PM

A Dell, Compaq or IBM server with similar features can be bought for $350 or less on eBay.
April 3, 2012 9:38:19 PM

GhislainG said:
A Dell, Compaq or IBM server with similar features can be bought for $350 or less on eBay.



Really? I would expect more than that. None of the servers I have seen on Ebay for less than $500 are really even comparable. :pfff: 

In fact, most of the comparable ones that I see are above $700. (And that is just for the server, not including an 11U cabinet like I have) Which usually come with 1-3 SAS 73GB hard drives. (Can be purchased for a whole $19 each off ebay)

Just the RAM by itself sells for no less than $125 and the Hard Drive picks up another $100 by itself on Ebay.

But either way, thanks for your opinion.
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a b B Homebuilt system
April 3, 2012 10:04:35 PM

Your best option to recoup money would be to part it out. And sell it as pieces.
Parts are worth more than the complete build.
It is the nature of technology.
My first wireless system ,A whopping 1 mbps system was $5000.00 with 2 exterior antennae. Worth a whole $20.00 today as a used kit .
a b B Homebuilt system
April 4, 2012 3:12:04 AM

People interested in the server don't necessarily need the rack. As Rick suggests, part it out. At a minimum try to sell the server and the rack separately.
April 4, 2012 1:22:51 PM

Darn. Oh well. I am sure I will still get close to what I paid for it. (by parting it out on Ebay)

Thanks guys.
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