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Dell's $274 server

 "Rich Braun" <richb at> writes: 

>opening up a typical Powerspec or Compaq econobox reveals a lot of
>corners cut in terms of power, cooling, upgradeability.  But this one
>has ... a medium-grade power supply (not the 350W I'd prefer but
>better than the 180W in my most recent Powerspec)
> ...  
>buy the upgrades like memory and disk storage from your friendly
>local store.

I've heard Dell uses nonstandard pinout for their motherboard power
connector, so you can't keep their motherboard and get an upgraded
power supply elsewhere, or vice-versa.  (Trying it will fry something,
and probably probably voids the warranty too.)  Can you confirm this
for your new system?

	       - Jim Van Zandt

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