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.
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.