We're going to do two (to co-lo) at about 5k each, and then pick up a spare parts kit & some other goodies; probably end up around 11-12k. RStrong (a user here and Dell reseller) is going to sit down with me to work out a solid configuration for managing the combination of forum, hosting provider, and (other special tools we can't release info on yet, but will need the power for )
Thanks for the donation- we're seeing a great outpouring of support from the community - 12 donations in the first 16 hours- total of about $400. I think we've got a pretty good potential to get 1/2 or so of the necessary $$ to cover the cost- which is great. The more we get in donations the more we can use from the advertising/gear sales profit to cover new improvements. We've got a lot of stuff to churn out and provide totally free to the community this year, so as long as we can provide a solid base of donations for the server (or tools) we should really be able to see some awesome releases this year. If you donate and want to know what, besides the server, the donation goes towards (the new apps), PM me and I will give you the info.