A really cheap node

Eddie Lehman elehman at sunflower.com
Wed Jun 6 00:57:09 PDT 2001

I ran across this on one of the shopping sites I monitor and thought it
might be interesting for anyone shopping for nodes.

Gateway is selling  the 6400 Server for $500!! The specs speak for itself:

Official Product Features & Specs
Pentium III 933MHz
Supports up to Two Pentium III Processors
133MHz Front Side Bus
Supports 64bit PCI I/O technology
Error Checking and Correcting (ECC) Memory system
128MB SDRAM Supports up to 2GB PC133 SDRAM DIMM memory (4 DIMM sockets)
9GB 7200RPM SCSI Hard Drive
ServerWorksT III LE Server Chipset
Integrated Intel PCI 10/100 Twisted Pair Ethernet
Integrated PCI Graphics with 4MB memory
20X/48X IDE CD-ROM drive
Integrated Dual Channel Ultra160 SCSI
Integrated dual-channel bus-mastering PCI IDE interface
1.44-MB 3.5" floppy drive; integrated controller supports a 1.44-MB device
Seven PCI expansion slots - two 64bit and five 32bit
Nine Drive Bays: five internal 3.5", three external 5.25", one external 3.5"
Easy-Access Chassis provides tool-free, unobstructed access to key system
components, simplifying maintenance and upgrades
Two 9-pin 16550-compatible FIFO serial ports; one bi-directional
ECP parallel port; one mouse and one keyboard port; two USB ports
Phoenix Upgradable Flash BIOS
300W Power Supply

To get the $500 price:

Click here and then click on the "customize it" option.
Under System Promotion pick "Option 1: $400 instant credit"
Under Warranty pick "3 year parts & labor w/ 1 year onsite service"
Lastly, click on update price and you'll get the server for $500!

Please note that it does not have an AGP slot so just put in a high-end PCI
video card if you really need to play games. Install Win2k & a monitor and
you can use it as a regular power desktop. This is a hot deal as you can't
get this much hardware for the money. The Serverworks chipset motherboard
costs $500 alone. Thanks Mahoney.

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