Dell Poweredge sc440 Server base unit Xeon 3050 2.13Ghz, 1gig, 160Gb, combo dvd/cdrw £257.33 del - HotUKDeals
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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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#1
Nice - hot
#2
Good Price!!
#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.
#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:
#5
I don't think it is a good idea to use it as generic computer, TBH.
#6
How loud would this be?
#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?
#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
#9
johncas
How loud would this be?


quite loud
banned#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?
#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
#12
could this be used as a webserver and to keep accounts on for a business?
#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.
#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.
banned#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.
[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
#17
very nice..shame on 1gb RAM...servers need abit more these days, but for the price, very good :)
[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
#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
#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:
#21
Great price for a hot bit of kit.
#22
spitfire51
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..


Linux Server :giggle:

Anyways - I'd suggest this entirely the wrong piece of kit for hobbyists. It's noisy and expensive to run not to mention not very environmentally friendly

If you want to learn how to use other Operating systems then use Vmware, Virtual PC or some other type of virtualisation on your PC. Don't buy a big lump of a server unless you are actually going to use it.
#23
dc2447
Linux Server :giggle:


Didn't get you???

Anyways - I'd suggest this entirely the wrong piece of kit for hobbyists. It's noisy and expensive to run not to mention not very environmentally friendly

If you want to learn how to use other Operating systems then use Vmware, Virtual PC or some other type of virtualisation on your PC. Don't buy a big lump of a server unless you are actually going to use it.


You can only learn hardware raid if you actually have it to setup.

Agree you can virtualise to learn, however IMO for learning purposes, I'd rather have a server and setup virtual client machines than the other way round.

Expensive to run ???? PSU is 305W....

If you have space, why not have one of those

and don't forget if you are using it at home you can disable the rear fan ( that's what I did on my Fujitsu server)
#24
Its a good price, but not suited for home computing at all.
#25
It has a Xeon CPU and ECC support but apart from that it’s very similar to a desktop. I’d prefer to build a server with a Core 2 Duo based CPU rather than one of these Netburst Xeons. If you need ECC support then use a 975X based motherboard.
It does have a good warranty though.
#26
This isnt a netburst xeon. It is a Woodcrest processor and therefore is almost exactly the same as c2d processors. This is a great deal IMO. I dont see any reason why someone couldnt use this as a small home PC. Everyone who is saying it isnt suited for a home environment, please justify yourselves.

It DOES NOT use any extra power as some people have mentioned, justing pure BS. And as for running hot, i really dont see how it can. It has a cool woodcrest processor and doesnt even have a discrete graphics card. As for running loud, thats somethingi cant guarantee.

Otherwise there is a lot of misinformation here.
#27
D06C11 (Home) Dimension C521

Is this as quiet as the E520 as this seems a good deal? (I know about the reduced height graphics).
[mod]#28
jomppa
D06C11 (Home) Dimension C521

Is this as quiet as the E520 as this seems a good deal? (I know about the reduced height graphics).


Whisper quiet.
#29
ghost101
This isnt a netburst xeon. It is a Woodcrest processor and therefore is almost exactly the same as c2d processors.

Oops, I confused the 30xx series with the 50xx series which are Netburst. I'd never even heard of these 2MB cache Xeons before.
#30
http://www.trustedreviews.com/networking/review/2006/12/26/Dell-PowerEdge-SC440/p2

A well specified entry-level server that is solidly designed and built and is as quiet as a mouse. The price for the review system includes a RAID controller card and a speedy dual-core Xeon processor making it a good choice for small businesses on a tight budget looking for their first server
#31
Verdict

A well specified entry-level server that is solidly designed and built and is as quiet as a mouse. The price for the review system includes a RAID controller card and a speedy dual-core Xeon processor making it a good choice for small businesses on a tight budget looking for their first server


From trusted reviews
#32
It does support ECC RAM but ships with standard DDR2-667. It supports a maximum of 1GB per slot for a total of 4GB: http://www.crucial.com/uk/store/listparts.aspx?model=PowerEdge+SC440

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