[nycbug-talk] Newbie can't boot server - needs person or shop in NYC with mobos & CPUs to troubleshoot
Fri Aug 19 17:05:48 EDT 2005
On Fri, 19 Aug 2005, George R. wrote:
> Francisco Reyes wrote:
>> On Fri, 19 Aug 2005, George R. wrote:
>>> I have been dealing with GCS for probably 10 years now. . . and Lee there
>>> made a funny point to me once.
>> Another vote for GCS. Ever since George mentioned them to me some year+ ago
>> have ordered about 4 system from the for clients and 1 personal. So far it
>> has been a great experience.
> My comment wasn't so much about GCS than about name-brand vendors versus
> no-name vendors.
> Alex isn't dead wrong on the issue of buying Dell, and simplifying your
> acquisition. And they certainly have better support than many unknown
> smaller firms. But for those who regularly order hardware and do system
> configurations, it's not only usually cheaper, but also you can really know
> what's inside and adjust according to your needs.
I'd just like to clarify that Lee will "build" a system, so it is a
preconfigured "package" that he will warranty as a unit. In the case of
the Supermicro SuperServers, those are essentially the same as a Dell as
far as having a bunch of stuff designed to work together. I only specify
drive brand/size and processor speed. The thing ships from SuperMicro
with the board and everything in place; Lee's guys just add CPUs, memory,
and put drives in the hot-swap carriers.
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