HP/Compaq D530 SFF PC (2nd user) P4 2.4/256mb/40gb/cd/No COA £66.98 delivered from RDC - HotUKDeals
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HP Compaq D530 System

HP/Compaq D530
Pentium 4 2.4Ghz Processor
256MB Ram
40GB Hard Drive
CD ROM
Floppy Disk Drive
Small Form Factor Case

No Operating System Installed or Supplied with this unit
This item is Second user - fully tested
NO C.O.A Label

RDC are an IT asset refurbishing and remarketing company.

These will of course need an OS of some description (of your choice) before you'll get 'em going. 6 in stock as of now with 28days RTB warranty

Not going to be everyone's cup of tea as it's second hand/refub etc but, if you want something very basic or for use as a firewall or basic file server or something of the like then these might do.

530 was the HP corporate desktop unit a few years ago so these are in widespread use in organsiations everywhere. Full chapter and verse detailed specs on HP website here http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/11632_div/11632_div.HTML

REF 47238 on the RDC site. You just follow the link and scroll through to get to it - no direct link available
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#1
Good machines and price is pretty good. Beleive these will take up to a Pentium D 960 CPU for an upgrade as well.

Older D510's sell for similar money on ebay
#2
I have just very recently thrown out a better spec machine, after I took the 160Gb HD out!

What on earth are people going to DO with one of these other than perhaps a Linux firewall, but even that will cost more electricity to run than it is worth :-(
#3
Uridium
Good machines and price is pretty good. Beleive these will take up to a Pentium D 960 CPU for an upgrade as well.

Older D510's sell for similar money on ebay


:thumbsup::thumbsup: cheers

Not sure on it taking a Pent D as it's a 478 socket and (I think) all the Pent D are 775. Max CPU it seems able to take - should you wish to change it of course - is this badboy :) Pentium 4 with 800-MHz Front Side Bus, 1024KB L2 cache with HyperThread 3.2E-GHz
#4
nihcaj
I have just very recently thrown out a better spec machine, after I took the 160Gb HD out!

What on earth are people going to DO with one of these other than perhaps a Linux firewall, but even that will cost more electricity to run than it is worth :-(


not everyone has the luxury of being able to chuck PCs out after a certain lifespan. Like I said though - it aint gonna be for everyone however, with an OS installed, this will be okay for someone who doesnt want to shell out much money and who just wants to get on the internet and/or do basic tasks. I mean come on - there are still thousands of these units out in the wild so they aren't all that bad. ( I know since I probably supplied most of em lol)

As long as it is taken for what it is and aimed at the right user then it's fine
#5
stephenc
:thumbsup::thumbsup: cheers

Not sure on it taking a Pent D as it's a 478 socket and (I think) all the Pent D are 775. Max CPU it seems able to take - should you wish to change it of course - is this badboy :) Pentium 4 with 800-MHz Front Side Bus, 1024KB L2 cache with HyperThread 3.2E-GHz


Yeah your right it's a 478. oh well.
#6
nihcaj
I have just very recently thrown out a better spec machine, after I took the 160Gb HD out!

What on earth are people going to DO with one of these other than perhaps a Linux firewall, but even that will cost more electricity to run than it is worth :-(


I have a lower spec machine quite happily streaming 1080p video to my PS3 and MP3 to 2x Roku soundbridges.

Being small form factor office desktops means they are small and near silent so perfect for media usage and also make great PC's for kids bedrooms etc..

PSU's is only 185w as well so they aren't electricity hogs

Ex-corp machines 9/10 times come with the OEM sticker still attached for the OS as well ;-)
#7
Uridium
I have a lower spec machine quite happily streaming 1080p video to my PS3 and MP3 to 2x Roku soundbridges.

Being small form factor office desktops means they are small and near silent so perfect for media usage and also make great PC's for kids bedrooms etc..


indeed - i suppose my point exactly in that for some basic uses, like you've highlighted, these will be just fine
#8
Uridium;2885632

PSU's is only 185w as well so they aren't electricity hogs


24 hours a day and that it is 4.44Kwh about 45p a day= 40 quid a quarter or 160 quid a year on the Electricity bill, when having an up to date machine means I can do what I like by leaving on ONE machine as needed, as you certainly could not do audio & video streaming and day to day stuff like Bittorrent use, and video encoding ( With an older machine it used to take all night to re-encode a DVD, now I don't even notice it is doing it!) and Web browsing and WP and music composition etc. on one of those very effectively all at the same time!

I couldn't afford NOT to have a reasonably up to the moment machine!
#9
Uridium;2885632

Ex-corp machines 9/10 times come with the OEM sticker still attached for the OS as well ;-)


That's possibly the real value in it
#10
nihcaj
24 hours a day and that it is 4.44Kwh about 45p a day= 40 quid a quarter or 160 quid a year on the Electricity bill, when having an up to date machine means I can do what I like by leaving on ONE machine as needed, as you certainly could not do audio & video streaming and day to day stuff like Bittorrent use, and video encoding ( With an older machine it used to take all night to re-encode a DVD, now I don't even notice it is doing it!) and Web browsing and WP and music composition etc. on one of those very effectively all at the same time!

I couldn't afford NOT to have a reasonably up to the moment machine!

which is fair enough but, as I've said, for the right user (namely not someone who wants to do audio & video streaming,Bittorrent and video encoding) and for under £70 this isn't going to be a huge investment and most likely won't be left on 24 hours a day by that type of user.

Not for yourself - fair enough - I like my tea weak with milk but the next guy might not. Doesn't mean i'm gonna stop making and drinking weak tea coz his needs to be imported from Iran and stirred with an elephant's tusk lol :thumbsup:

you make a good point all the same
banned#11
these sell for £25 on fleebay!
#12
stephenc;2885966
Doesn't mean i'm gonna stop making and drinking weak tea coz his needs to be imported from Iran and stirred with an elephant's tusk lol :thumbsup:


I thought everyone did, even though it stains the ivory! :whistling:
#13
nihcaj
24 hours a day and that it is 4.44Kwh about 45p a day= 40 quid a quarter or 160 quid a year on the Electricity bill,
I couldn't afford NOT to have a reasonably up to the moment machine!


A PSU rated at 185W doesn't mean that it draws 185W, I bet your up to the moment machine has a PSU rated much higher.
#14
doberman;2886338
A PSU rated at 185W doesn't mean that it draws 185W, I bet your up to the moment machine has a PSU rated much higher.


One thing I CAN bet on, is that someone will not get the point, while others easily do!

The point being, I would need two machines to do what I do, if I used old bangers like this - for much of the day if not 24 hours and it would take all night to do what I do whilst simply multitasking and doing lots of other things, and rarely is my machine on overnight now, only when using Bittorrent occasionally as long term stuff like encoding happens so relatively quickly. (I would be using a media server and Bittorrent server on NAS if I could find one at a low price and that will offer the same Bittorrent security and anonymity as a PC driven client can.)

A machine running hell for leather at 98% cpu will be running a lot closer to the full rating of the PSU, so 185 watts will not be so far off! My quad core barely breaks a sweat, the faster bus and HD doesn't get choked to death while reading and writing data, so I am not constantly waiting to get control of the machine back, and consequently is hardly ever on for about 9 of the hours in every 24.

I never mentioned noise either - now I think about it, after all, you have to put a second machine SOMEWHERE, however quiet it is ;-(

Certainly getting rid of old monitors makes an instantly NOTICEABLE effect on power consumption too, so that's some more stuff I can no longer afford to have that has gone in the bin! I suppose a KVM switch would mean you could run two old PCs with only one monitor though, and avoid wasting that extra power, but life is a bit short for sitting around waiting for an old PC to load and run, when a decent spec modern machine is SO cheap now.
#15
nihcaj
24 hours a day and that it is 4.44Kwh about 45p a day= 40 quid a quarter or 160 quid a year on the Electricity bill, when having an up to date machine means I can do what I like by leaving on ONE machine as needed, as you certainly could not do audio & video streaming and day to day stuff like Bittorrent use, and video encoding ( With an older machine it used to take all night to re-encode a DVD, now I don't even notice it is doing it!) and Web browsing and WP and music composition etc. on one of those very effectively all at the same time!

I couldn't afford NOT to have a reasonably up to the moment machine!


More than up to the job of audio and video streaming and downloading (from usenet not BT). My 2.4ghz P4 streams 1080p to my PS3 over a wireless/homeplug network 100% stutter free. If your video is encoded to the correct native format for the client you stream to the load is on the network not the PC.

I have moved back down to a similar specced machine to this (slightly lower actually) from a Q6600/4Gb/Geforce8800 machine with a 700w PSU.

How much juice is your "up to date" pc using ;-)

The 185w is Max output, mine rarely uses half that.
#16
Uridium;2886764
More than up to the job of audio and video streaming and downloading (from usenet not BT). My 2.4ghz P4 streams 1080p to my PS3 over a wireless/homeplug network 100% stutter free. If your video is encoded to the correct native format for the client you stream to the load is on the network not the PC.


But I don't use Usenet, (another anachronism that most ISPs don't support well, and you need to pay EXTRA to get a good feed!) and it isn't in the same format, I would need to re-encode everything 3 times to do that, so it wouldn't be much use to me.

Uridium;2886764

I have moved back down to a similar specced machine to this (slightly lower actually) from a Q6600/4Gb/Geforce8800 machine with a 700w PSU.


It is hell when you have to downgrade your life like this, I know, I have been there, but I would suggest it is only a coping strategy to try and pretend there is no change, it is a dramatic change :-(

Similarly I have an old wind-up gramophone, it is fascinating, but no use for listening to serious music.Much the same sort of thing.

At one time, I would have left an old PC in the the loft, but I try not to horde too much now, space is valuable too, and no-one wanted one, (I could not GIVE it away) so I took the HD out as it was SATA and chucked it out.

Uridium;2886764

How much juice is your "up to date" pc using ;-)
The 185w is Max output, mine rarely uses half that.


Probably as much as that, most of the time. Only a 350W supply, but barely running much of the time and only one machine is running, and only for about 15 hours a day not 24 hours.

Far from being poor, for some things I use a PC for, on an old machine, try to run Sibelius 5 software, and it possibly won't even load at all, definitely not if I want to do something else significant at the same time!

I know someone who buys old cars and runs them this way - the fact they do about 20mpg and are rusting death traps seems to offer him some sort of misguided comfort too, when for a similar outlay overall, (certainly in fuel consumption terms) he could be getting comfort & safety. It is just a particular mindset, that I find bizarre. Seeing as this is not what most people do, I can't be alone; just don't expect others to think it is a good idea, and encourage them to do the same thing, as it offers a lot less economy than you think.

Oddly enough, no-one has mentioned Freecycle - why buy this sort of stuff at all - this is what they have on there!

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