people. I figure there will be some good recommendations here. I run a few VMs at home on some outdated hardware. It's time to upgrade them. Xen is my hypervisor, and I'm currently running on an old HP XW8600 workstation
. That gives you an idea of the kind of hardware I need: 8 CPUs, 32G of RAM. I do LVM for RAID. Main thing I'm looking to upgrade is the CPU quality. My current CPUs are Xeon E5450s, which lack a lot of the virtualisation support of more modern CPUs. But this is a desktop form factor, which I like. I don't need rack-mounted, dual power supplies and all that. Just a beefy, high-end desktop with the right CPUs would do. The beauty of using an older all-in-one box like this, is that they're easy and cheap to come by secondhand on eBay and such.
So the question is: can anyone name a desktop form-factor, 8-core (or more, I guess) box that's 2-3 years old and easy to find secondhand on eBay and similar sites? Oh, and I need it in the UK. So cheap US-based resellers really aren't helpful. Thanks.