ATXBlade cost comparison research list

Article statistical figures published on 2/4/05

All comparisons are made using the best possible fit for the following specs:

2.8 GHz Intel Pentium 4 processor

1 GB RAM 2x512 DDR

One 80 GB hard drive

Ethernet capable

ATXBlade cost breakdown

The following commodity item prices are achievable on the open market by PCW Microsystems, Inc.All prices are rounded up for simplicity.Do not take our word for the prices, do your own research and fill out the right column.If you are purchasing in bulk, remember to ask for volume discounts.

 
PCW
Your researched price
Motherboard w/ onboard NIC
$50
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2.8 GHz Intel Pentium 4 processor
$170
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1 GB RAM 2x512 DDR
$180
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80 GB hard drive
$60
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One ATXBlade blade chassis
$160
$160
ATXBlade housing (fits 10)
per blade $20
$20
8 minutes to install (labor $15/hour)
$2
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Total cost per blade
$642
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Total cost for 10 blades
$6420
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(One set of housing + 10 blades cost $1800)


ATXBlade-to-blade comparison

Note:All pricing is based on one housing + 1 blade

Note:Brand I and H quotes are custom quotes, your pricing may vary greatly, please contact them directly to research your custom price quote.

ATXBlade vs Brand I blade system Your researched price
$1092   $10708 (see note above) __________________
ATXBlade vs Brand H blade system  
$1092   $18623 (see note above) __________________
ATXBlade vs Brand D P-Edge 1855  
$1092   $4698 __________________


ATXBlade salient advantages:

ATXBlade has a significant advantage for web hosting and dedicated servers.ATXBlade provides all of the ingredients for you to run a profitable business.The low cost will equate to a higher return in your pocket.Keep in mind that technology will be outdated after 5 years or so.Whether you reuse the ATXBlade case or discard them for a new case, the ATXBlade offer a very significant price advantage.

Other blade advantages:

Big corporation blade systems are ideal for other large corporations that require corporate level liability insurance, absolutely no down time ďat all cost,Ē and simple interfaces for less capable technicians.Example:If you own a nuclear reactor and your technicians arenít making the cut, by all means, please buy a big corporation blade system.


ATXBlade-to-1U server comparison

ATXBlade vs Brand D P-Edge 750 Your researched price
$642††††   $2144 __________________


ATXBlade is much more price efficient, offer significant cooling advantages, is easier to maintain, and takes up slightly less space.

ATXBlade vs Rackmount.com RM0120FX Your researched price
$642††††   $637†† __________________


ATXBlade offer significant cooling advantages, is easier to maintain, and takes up slightly less space.


ATXBlade-to-value servers

ATXBlade vs Brand D P-Edge 800 Your researched price
$642††††   $916†† __________________


ATXBlade costs less, is easier to maintain, and take up significantly less real estate than the P-Edge.P-Edge servers will take up approximately 6 times more floor space for an equivalent amount of ATXBlade servers.