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Re: Bargain Alert: HP Cash Back Deal Means Microserver for under £90


  • Subject: Re: Bargain Alert: HP Cash Back Deal Means Microserver for under £90
  • From: "GREGORY" <gregjssmith@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 18 Jul 2012 10:17:56 -0000

Thanks Simon, would be interested in seeing your component list once
you've=
finished building your new server.
Greg

--- In ukha_d@xxxxxxx, Simon Haslam <simon_haslam@...> wrote:
>
> Greg
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> I think I'd agree with you - see one of the comments on Amazon about
some=
one buying from "Systo" and not being able to get the cashback.
Amazon have=
it on at =A3239 and Ebuyer at =A3268 (though I've had a grey import from t=
hem in the past - a digital camera with all menus by default in Chinese!).
=
I suspect the UK-specific model has the =A3100 cashback (or a proportion
of=
it) built in to the wholesale price. However =A3139 inc VAT is still prett=
y cheap (and unimaginable 5-10 years ago).
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>=20
> If you're wanting two you might consider building your own. I built a
ser=
ver for the first time recently and, once I'd worked out the correct parts
=
(which did take some time as I had very particular requirements), found it
=
surprisingly easy. At the moment I'm waiting for the lower end Intel Ivy
Br=
idge chips (e.g. i3 3225T) to come out later this year for my replacement
k=
itchen PC and hope to build a reasonably powerful system that runs at
aroun=
d 25-35W). If you just want a file server though it's very hard to beat
the=
dedicated ARM based devices for energy efficiency (my single disk LinkStat=
ion LS-XHL runs at 9W).
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> HTH, Simon
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>=20
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
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