The goal we are aiming for is $4500 (or 29248 NOK to be precise).
This will allow us to get:
Dell SC 1600 (3 year warranty, replaced next business day)
2 x 2.8GHz Xeon
1GB ECC memory
2 x 36GB, 15k SCSI disks, RAID 1 config (5 year warranty)
1 x 160GB IDE disk (for backups)
This machine will ensure ultra-fast boots, vastly reduced global
freezes, plenty of backup space, and is about as stable as it is
possible to get a PC right now.