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Dell are offering this with a £333 discount and free delivery for those who need a server.

Dual Core Intel® Xeon® 3050 Processor at 2.13GHz, 2MB L2 cache, 1066MHz FSB
Bronze 1yr Next Business Day Onsite Response
1GB DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz Memory (2x512MB single ranked DIMMs)
C1 - Motherboard SATA cabled, 1 Hard Drive connected to onboard SATA controller, no RAID
160GB, SATA, 3.5-inch, 7.200 rpm Hard Drive
48X DVD/CDRW Combo Drive
Broadcom 5721 Gigabit Ethernet Controller NIC card PCI-E
No Operating System
No monitor
No Factory Installed Mouse
No Keyboard Required
Open Manage CD with Drivers
Base Warranty
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dc2447#1
Nice - hot
bazzaric#2
Good Price!!
Kommunist#3
Yes, I was looking at this toy last week. VERY tempting, but unfortunately, got no money (and no real need, lets face it) for it.
Jorgeorge#4
this is good as i have just given my old computer to mum and its hardly got any memory left.

So it works out well for every one:thumbsup:
Kommunist#5
I don't think it is a good idea to use it as generic computer, TBH.
johncas#6
How loud would this be?
davelfc#7
So what operating system would you stick on this? I've never bothered that much with servers being a home user. However I fnd I leave my desktop on overnight downloading or coverting some video files, I use remote desktop locally and it's also on my net for storeage. It's an old AMD Duron and although runs quite well it getting old now.

How would this benefit me more than that?
dc2447#8
How would this benefit me more than that?


It wouldn't.

Only buy this if you need it - it's gonna suck down some serious power
dc2447#9
johncas
How loud would this be?


quite loud
travellersbanned#10
Kommunist
I don't think it is a good idea to use it as generic computer, TBH.


Why not? I've got yesterdays hot pick of the Vista Home Premium, looking to pass my current home PC onto my son, this looks suitable, no?
dc2447#11
travellers
Why not? I've got yesterdays hot pick of the Vista Home Premium, looking to pass my current home PC onto my son, this looks suitable, no?

Noisy - uses lots of power
super_neil#12
could this be used as a webserver and to keep accounts on for a business?
Kommunist#13
I am not quite sure whether Vista can run on Xeon. Never heard of anyone doing that (not saying it is not possible though :)). Graphics might be a bit problematic - Dell got a nasty habit of using PCIExpress x8 for it.
Jpoku#14
super_neil
could this be used as a webserver and to keep accounts on for a business?


It could happily be a webserver I think. I'm not sure i'd keep accounts on it though. Just because dedicated servers often sit better as linux or windows server machines and plonking an accountancy package on either of those could be annoying.
Repobanned#15
This is really for those who need a true server (although you will still need to spend some serious money on this to make it one) rather than someone who needs a file server or a workstation.

If you need a file server then any old PC with a network card and some hard drives will do - or just buy a NAS drive and connect it to your router.
MikeT[mod]#16
Better off buying this for £258 less quidco if all you want is a quiet box to run at home for a server, dell servers are not quiet, run hot and not really suited for home use. they run windows 2003 server edition usually.
Try this
link to the deal is here
D06E02 (Home) - £258.57
Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E4300 Processor (1.80GHz,800MHz,2MB cache)
Genuine Windows Vista™ Business - English
No Monitor
1024MB 533MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM [2x512]
250GB (7200rpm) Serial ATA Hard Drive with 8MB DataBurst™ cache
Integrated Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 3000
16X DVD+/-RW Drive
Dell™ Entry Quietkey USB Keyboard - UK/Irish (QWERTY)
Dell 2 Button USB Scroll Optical Mouse - Black
Integrated Audio with Dolby Digital 7.1 capability
Microsoft® Works 8.0 - English
SpencerUk#17
very nice..shame on 1gb RAM...servers need abit more these days, but for the price, very good :)
MikeT[mod]#18
Or for under £200 and add some ram ;-)

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D06C11 (Home) - £199.82 delivered or less with quidco
AMD® Sempron™ Processor 3400+
Genuine Windows Vista™ Home Basic - English
No Monitor
512MB 533MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM [2x256]
160GB (7200rpm) Serial ATA Hard Drive with 8MB DataBurst™ cache
Integrated nVidia® GeForce® 6150 LE graphics
48X CDRW/DVD-ROM combination Drive
Dell™ Entry Quietkey USB Keyboard - UK/Irish (QWERTY)
Dell 2 Button USB Scroll Optical Mouse - Black
Integrated 7.1 Channel High Definition Audio
Microsoft® Works 8.0 - English
dc2447#19
SpencerUk
very nice..shame on 1gb RAM...servers need abit more these days, but for the price, very good :)


There are literally millions of servers with a gig of ram or less.

It would make a fine webserver
spitfire51#20
Useful if you are using to learn Linux Server or 2003 and now 2008 server. You can also run Virtual client machines to simulate a domain..

I'd stick a raid controller or buy one from fleabay, stick 3+ drives and configure raid5

1gb ram is plenty for homelab

It will be loud if it comes with a 12 or 18mm fan

but I must admit it is a great price

*I've just setup a Proliant quad-core, 2gb, 3xsas 15Krpm, raid5... It is rather fast :thumbsup:

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