So after looking into the advice given in my other thread, I've come down to two servers I'm deciding between. My budget is around $500 and all I need is something that can handle three ESXi 5.5 or 6.0 hosts. These are the ones I'm looking at.
First up is the Dell PowerEdge R710
Dell PowerEdge R710 Server 2X Xeon 2 26GHz 24GB 2 X146GB 10K PERC 6i DRAC 2XPSU | eBay
Dell PowerEdge R710 2 x Quad Core 2 66GHz X5550 48GB Memory 8 x 146GB 10K Server | eBay
I really like this one because it's got a ton of room to expand and I've heard good things about it everywhere I look. Unless I'm missing something, the server in the first link looks like a really good deal. I'd consider buying two.
Second is the HP Proliant DL360 G6
HP Proliant DL360 G6 w Dual X5570 2 93GHz CPU 48GB RAM 1x 300GB HDD Rail Kit 7427450478495 | eBay
HP Proliant DL360 G6 Server 2XX5570 Xeon Quad Core 2 93GHz 48GB RAM 2x146GB SFF | eBay
Aside from almost every listing on Ebay having very low storage, it seems like I'm getting almost the same bang for way less buck than the R710. Obviously there isn't as much room to expand, but at the price I could buy two right now. It's also smaller which is nice.
Kinda torn right now. This is my first dealing with server hardware so maybe I'm overlooking something important. If some of you more knowledgeable guys could give me your opinions so I at least make a decent purchase, that'd be great.