Update. The $299 fujitsu server + (2) intel Pro Nic cards works fine. I am also using the onboard NIC (Intel, I believe).
Anyone else want to use this budget 'server' make sure to disable software RAID first.
Thanks for the help.
overkill is awesome, i love over kill, a new UT box i am working on is going to consist of a spare i7 820 quad with HT and 8G of ram on a new intel 80g SSD
Def1:9.3.2 x64 |Intel Mobo| Intel i7 860 2.8Ghz Quad with HT| 8G DDR3 13333 | 80G Intel SSD | 4x Intel Pro 1000 GT NIC's_ 1 Intel dual port Gigabyte NIC | Corsair 550W PSU | 50mb/50mb | 45 users
These servers are great bang for the buck in my opinion.
They're calling that a "Server"? LOL. It's a desktop....plain and simple..well..tower. I don't see anything "Server" grade in it. desktop processor, desktop SATA hard drive, 1 year warranty (who gets a server with a 1 year warranty...OUCH!)...no RAID. Honestly I've seen far superior "workstations"..this thing makes me think eMachine.