xserve viable?

Purdue

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Dec 16, 2012
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I have NEVER delved into xserve hardware at all.
But, I just happen/ed to see some eBay prices that seem very interesting.
What's the general consensus on someone getting xserve 2009 nehalem for general mac use?
Any big, large pitfalls?
Or would one be wiser to use an mac mini i7 or iMac i7?
I know, very very broad questions.
But, I have quad car i7 mac mini. I wonder if I'd like to use/tinker with an xserve, with some very large RAM number.
Just thinking out loud. Thanks.
 

adam9c1

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Hardware comparable to Mac Pro.
VERY loud.
If you can have it in another part of your house like a utility area in the basement etc and connect to it via VNC by all means go for it. But if you want to have it on your desk I would advise not to.
Some machines have single and some have dual power supplies for redundancy.
 

Purdue

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Dec 16, 2012
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Wow, 3 years ago... It feels like I had JUST (recently) asked this question.