Joe,

I just picked up a Dell 2950 Dual quad core Server....using SAS
drives....very quick...It can hold 32 GB of ram and you can get extra 146GB
drives relatively cheap....I paid 250 for a box with 12 GB of ram and 2
146GB drives....drives....I'll be adding more ram and drives but this is
great as a start


>>>

> Looking at building an ESXi 5.1 server at home. I was originally going
> to build an i7‑based system but now I'm wondering if I should look at
> the Xeon E3 instead. What makes more sense? Right now thinking about
> the E3 1245v2 CPU with the Asus P8B board.


Paul