June 3rd, 2006, 12:08 AM
My uncle gave me this hardware.....but I dunno anything about PBX....This is the hardware:
GS-SR168 1U Socket 604 Rackmount
*Dual Intel Xeon up to 3.8Ghz
*Intel 8320 Chipset
*2x SATA Hot-Swap Bays
*ATI Rage XL with 8MB
*Onboard Intel 6300 ESB supports SATA RAID 0,1
*Dual Intel 82541GI GbE Network Adaptors
*400 watt Xeon Power supply
2x Intel Xeon 3.0Ghz 1mb cache
1.0GB ECC DDR memory as 2x 512MB
2x 120GB Seagate Serial ATA HDD
Rack mount rail kit
1x Digium TE210P (2x PRI Ports) or 1x Digium TDM400P (4x FXO Ports)
OK, If you look on that hardware specs...what can you do...? I mean what will you install on it? and what are going to use it for?
June 3rd, 2006, 02:27 AM
thats a pretty powerfull machine... although usualy used in combination with other servers
that is server hardware... ment to handle heavy loads fast and efficently...
mail server... web server... ftp server... half life server *pick ur flavor of game*
although... notice i keep saying SERVER
you could use this for every day computing... but gaming i wouldnt reccomend beyond solitare and asteroids... video card wont handle it.
as for what you install on it... i doubt windows home or pro will install on it nicely... a server edition of windows would work... but i would reccomend your favorite flavor of Linux
to grab an iso go to www.linuxiso.org and look for one you know or would like to know
if you dont know anything about linux the fine penguin fans here at this site can surely help you get on the right path
work it harder, make it better, do it faster, makes us stronger
June 3rd, 2006, 03:19 AM
I'd say your one lucky nephew... You could follow Hex's advice (good advice ), or you could probably sell that for a couple grand ...