OK finally I am done with all the upgrades
I endedup returning the Dell Ins 530 since it was not able to handle anything over 3.5g of memory and built my own
So I have Q6600 with GA-P35-DS3L and 6gb of DDR800 memory and 2x 500gb WD SATA3's
just need to get a video card and saw a deal today so will try to jump on it.. 😀 4.51(tax) after rebate from local Fry's
Anyways I decided to install CentOS 5.1 on this server and install a windows xp VM guest on top of it.
I did notice that the windows VM has really bad I/O than running it natively but other than that everything is good!
more updates to come!