Home Server Draw – Hardware specs


I thought I'd put up the details of the specs of the boxes we will be using and giving away at the end of the Summer Road Trip.


To re-iterate - if you want to win this - you'll need to register and turn up and fill in an eval form on the day to be in the draw to win one of these puppies...



  • Gigabyte GA-MA68SM-S2 AM2 Motherboard (*Onboard DVI and VGA ports *4xDDR2 800 slots* PCI-Ex16 slot *2xPCI *4x SATAII *1 PCI-E x1 *RAID 0,1,0+1,5 *GbE *8ch ALC888 audio *IEEE1394)

  • AMD Athlon 64 x2 Dual Core 6400+

  • 4x 2Gb DDR2-800 A-Data RAM (8 Gb total)

  • 2x Western Digital Caviar SE 500Gb SATA II (16Mb Cache) HDD

  • BENQ SATA DVD RW

  • Silverstone SG01 SFF Case - Black

  • EZ Cool 500W PSU (*20+4 pin connector *2 SATA *6 x 4-pin Molex *2 FDD *8 pin 12V connector *No PCI-E connector *500W *120mm fan for quiet operation)

Also, the product team at Microsoft have agreed to throw in a copy of Vista Ultimate and Windows Home server with these machines (thanks guys!).


At the end of the road trip we will do a prize draw for two of these machines from the evaluation forms we collect.  We will then check to make sure the form is matched to a registration, and then contact the winners via email.  Judges decisions will be final, etc, and the prize will be drawn by either Chris or Jeremy (i.e. by the .Net User Group).


Full details of where and when we will be coming to a town near you is contained in my previous post.  Don't forget to register here.


*UPDATE* - note that there is no keyboard, monitor or mouse included with this.

Comments (10)

  1. Just an update – if you are trying to register for the Auckland leg of the 2008 Summer Road trip, it

  2. Just an update – if you are trying to register for the Auckland leg of the 2008 Summer Road trip, it

  3. Hold on – we’re heading your way!  The content is prepped, the rehearsal is done, we are on our

  4. Hold on – we're heading your way!  The content is prepped, the rehearsal is done, we are on

  5. Last night was a bit of an experience.  We jumped on the plane in Wellington to come to Auckland

  6. Last night was a bit of an experience.  We jumped on the plane in Wellington to come to Auckland

  7. Wireless (even GPRS) sucked badly in Rotorua, so we were unable to post much.  First thing in the

  8. Wireless (even GPRS) sucked badly in Rotorua, so we were unable to post much.  First thing in the

  9. On Wednesday we drew the prize draw for the 2008 summer road trip. Jeremy took the data, imported it

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