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Dual E5-2637 V2 rig for $1700 ?

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immo2012

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What do you think about my $1100 ebay RIG?

do be honest I was unsure to beat that with a selfmade rig with parts and how to spend lots of time for it


Manufacturer HP
Model Z620 Workstation / Intel C605 Chipset
Type/Service-Tag /4U Rackable Minitower
Processor 2x Intel Xeon Processor E5-2670 (20M Cache, 2.60 GHz, 8.00 GT/s Intel QPI)
Memory 96GB /(12x8GB) / (Maximum Memory Supports up to 96GB)(Total of 12 memory sockets)(1600MHz, 1333MHz and 1066MHz DIMMs are supported)
Hard drive 1TB SATA /Dell Constellation- ST31000524NS
RAID_controller Integrated SATA 6.0 Gb/SATA 3.0 Gb/s
Optical drive Not included
Graphics card NVIDIA NVS 310 512MB x16 for Dual DVI
Operating Systems No Operating System Installed
Power supply 800W, 90% Efficient Power Supply
COA Windows 7 Pro
Warranty 12 Months
Condition Used/Look on original pictures
Dimensions Chassis Dimensions (H xW x D) 44.45 x 17.15 x 46.48 cm (17.5 x 6.75 x 18.3 in)
 

Johan45

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I guess it depends on what you wanted it for. I know the CPUs are less than $100 ea. these days
 
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immo2012

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basically I want to replace my 6 yrs old i7-920 non OC rig
I guess my 9yrs old daughter will get now my i7-920 rig

I have still a GF970 here but I barely play games

maybe one time I will build a 4k gaming rig but I dont even have a screen atm

my 4k screen is only [email protected]:4:2:2 and my gf970 i7-920 could not handle that
 
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immo2012

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in case I want to upgrade later Intel Xeon Processor E5-2643 v2 is the best option for that board?
 
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immo2012

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HP Z820 Workstation 2x Xeon E5-2637 V2 3,5GHz 128GB RAM NVIDIA K4000

is this a good deal? I have no ****ing clue my last PC I got is 6yrs old i7-920
 

Johan45

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How about we merge these two threads immo 2012 it'll just be better that way.
 
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immo2012

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I have no real usage for any of them but I got one and made on offer on the 2nd before so when I am unlucky I get both so which one I should keep?
 

ATMINSIDE

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It depends on what you're planning to use the systems for........
 
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immo2012

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When I was still working as admin I was changing my PC like every month. For every 5% performance I was wasting big time cincluding countless hours of testing of OC was stable lol
Now I am other extreme keeping a non oc system 6 yrs then upgrade to a 4x rig

old rig i7-920 4C @ 266 20MB RAM
new rig 2xE5-2670 16C 92MB RAM
I am hoping now to keep that rig for 6yrs too
 

ATMINSIDE

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For six years of..................................... gaming? CAD? Photoshop?
We can't help you apply a computer correctly if we don't know what your uses are.
 

ATMINSIDE

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So buy an i5 and use integrated graphics. You have no reason to spend $1700 on a 16c/32t machine for that service...
Heck, you could do everything you're talking about on an Intel NUC...
 

Jeff G

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My HTPC was under $300 and streams Chrome/Netflix/Movies/etc just fine with the iGPU. A $1700 system for browsing the internet seems a little overkill to me.
 

cyberfish

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Also, $1700 is quite expensive for that.

You should be able to build a 2xE5-2670 machine yourself for about $800. $80 each for the CPUs, $250 for motherboard, $300 for 96GB RAM (if you actually need that much), and $100 for power supply.

I built one a few weeks ago for about $700 with "only" 64GB RAM.

But then, like everyone have been telling you, you are just throwing all the money away anyways... might as well throw away more?
 
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immo2012

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my 2xE5-2670 rig with 96g ram was only $1100
the $1700 is another rig with better specs
 
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immo2012

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well its a Z820 vs Z620, 128GB vs 96BG RAM, Nvidia 3GB-K4000 VS NOTHING, 3TB SATA vs 1TB SATA, Warrenty til end 2017
what you think its the "fair" value?
$1500 ?
 

ATMINSIDE

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well its a Z820 vs Z620, 128GB vs 96BG RAM, Nvidia 3GB-K4000 VS NOTHING, 3TB SATA vs 1TB SATA, Warrenty til end 2017
what you think its the "fair" value?
$1500 ?

Same answer I gave before, you have no need of it.

Go buy an Intel NUC for $400 and for your usage it will feel exactly the same as the machines you're talking about.
 

deathman20

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Same answer I gave before, you have no need of it.

Go buy an Intel NUC for $400 and for your usage it will feel exactly the same as the machines you're talking about.

+1 to that as well.

Or if money is really burning a hole in your pocket you can get a really nice laptop for $1000-1500... and then some.