Lenovo ThinkCentre E6600 Dual Core SFF 2.4GHz, 2GB, 160GB, DVD, Windows 7 Professional @ £106.80 from EuroPC - HotUKDeals
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Was looking for a basic desktop and this one even comes with Windows 7 Pro good price I guess.

Hook it up with your TV and there you have it a Genius TV while everybody have Smart TV

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Lenovo ThinkCentre E6600
Dual Core SFF 2.4 GHz
2GB DDR 3 RAM
DVDROM
MS Windows 7 Professional
160GB hard drive


Condition: Refurbished
Warranty: Dell 30 Day RTB

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2 Likes #1
chuck in a low profile graphics card and this will do steam streaming quite well as well as be a HTPC
#2
Image looks like a Lenovo M55 (and other is a M58) which is around 5 years old (3 for the M58) - confused about this one as the warranty is: Dell 30 Day RTB



Edited By: Kebabselector on Jul 15, 2014 13:52
#3
Stick a low powered, cuda compliant card in there with a install of openelec on a usb key and it will play anything.
#4
All very well, but how can I explain another Thinkcentre/Thinkpad to the wife...:(
1 Like #5
It might not look so out of place with one of those 720P panny plasmas that have been so popular but I'm not having anything that looks this crap near my home theatre system.

Edited By: MikeLondon on Jul 15, 2014 14:49
4 Likes #6
You can do a lot better, just look on Ebay at the dozens of business sellers flogging ex-corporate systems. You can spend just over half this and get a better looking similar Spec system with a 17" monitor thrown in, usually running Windows XP or Vista - though I have seen a few with 7 installed or blank with a Windows 7 COA.
#7
bocosrs
Stick a low powered, cuda compliant card in there with a install of openelec on a usb key and it will play anything.

A low profile 750/750Ti would probably be the safest bet given the low power draw. It would indeed be a capable little machine with something like that though, especially at TV friendly resolutions like 1366x768
4 Likes #8
freakstyler
You can do a lot better, just look on Ebay at the dozens of business sellers flogging ex-corporate systems. You can spend just over half this and get a better looking similar Spec system with a 17" monitor thrown in, usually running Windows XP or Vista - though I have seen a few with 7 installed or blank with a Windows 7 COA.

or locally, gumtree facebook etc, picked up a dell inspiron 530 last year supposed not working (from people who had no idea) picked the tower up for £10, 2gb ram,160gb hdd dvd writer e4400 cpu, removed it from the dell case and stuck the mobo cpu and psu into a antec 300, coupled with some storage drives.

Stuck the 160gb hdd back into a HP microserver and sold it

Now runs OMV 24/7 from microsd as a home server, best £10 i've spent in a long while.

Edited By: ando on Jul 15, 2014 15:40
#9
Angry_B
bocosrs
Stick a low powered, cuda compliant card in there with a install of openelec on a usb key and it will play anything.
A low profile 750/750Ti would probably be the safest bet given the low power draw. It would indeed be a capable little machine with something like that though, especially at TV friendly resolutions like 1366x768

Even cards as far back as the 8400gs will suffice. I have a mini itx board running a similar cpu and an 8400gs (PCI not PCI-e) and I have not had stutter through openelec. Rock solid 24p
#10
bocosrs
Angry_B
bocosrs
Stick a low powered, cuda compliant card in there with a install of openelec on a usb key and it will play anything.
A low profile 750/750Ti would probably be the safest bet given the low power draw. It would indeed be a capable little machine with something like that though, especially at TV friendly resolutions like 1366x768

Even cards as far back as the 8400gs will suffice. I have a mini itx board running a similar cpu and an 8400gs (PCI not PCI-e) and I have not had stutter through openelec. Rock solid 24p

It's the gamer in me, a 2.4Ghz dual core combined with a GTX 750 would still be a capable gamer, as well as the obvious HTPC capabilities.
1 Like #11
Sorry but worth it only for the W7 Pro licence.

Have you seen this in the flesh? It's pretty wide and deep and heavy. Why not get something newer like a Brix, NUC or similar - even a BayTrail Atom will match this in performance including a decent GPU for far less power (say ~20-30W) and far far smaller.

nVidia G8X are already obsoleted (see CUDA6) with anything below Fermi obsoleted in the next version (6.5) - thus current drivers + toolkits is all that you're going to be getting. I woudn't throw them away but I would not buy then now either... Just IMHO
2 Likes #12
Surely I wasn't the only one who thought the image was an old VCR?
1 Like #13
masterrenny
Surely I wasn't the only one who thought the image was an old VCR?

Betamax? Nice post OP.

Edited By: dusktilldawn on Jul 15, 2014 19:31
7 Likes #14
There are lots of better deals than this on Ebay.

Just had HP DC7800 USFF delivered including 19" monitor for £82.99 inc delivery.
This had a faster Intel core 2 duo E8400 ( 3.0Ghz )
2GB RAM
160GB Hard Drive
Windows 7 home premium ( geniune with COA sticker on the machine )
And a 19" monitor ( not widescreen - but a very good model that has height adjustable and screen rotatable stand , and USB ports built in )

The seller still has more listed
Click here
#15
ando
freakstyler
You can do a lot better, just look on Ebay at the dozens of business sellers flogging ex-corporate systems. You can spend just over half this and get a better looking similar Spec system with a 17" monitor thrown in, usually running Windows XP or Vista - though I have seen a few with 7 installed or blank with a Windows 7 COA.

or locally, gumtree facebook etc, picked up a dell inspiron 530 last year supposed not working (from people who had no idea) picked the tower up for £10, 2gb ram,160gb hdd dvd writer e4400 cpu, removed it from the dell case and stuck the mobo cpu and psu into a antec 300, coupled with some storage drives.

Stuck the 160gb hdd back into a HP microserver and sold it

Now runs OMV 24/7 from microsd as a home server, best £10 i've spent in a long while.


I have purchased many Dells (for very cheap) but have always found the mobo to be proprietory to the case. Shame as some need special PSU replacements which cost too much (to make it worthwhile) so if I could put it in a normal case then I could just buy a normal PSU.

Mind if I ask if this was an issue for you?
#16
bocosrs
Angry_B
bocosrs
Stick a low powered, cuda compliant card in there with a install of openelec on a usb key and it will play anything.
A low profile 750/750Ti would probably be the safest bet given the low power draw. It would indeed be a capable little machine with something like that though, especially at TV friendly resolutions like 1366x768

Even cards as far back as the 8400gs will suffice. I have a mini itx board running a similar cpu and an 8400gs (PCI not PCI-e) and I have not had stutter through openelec. Rock solid 24p

No audio through HDMI with the 8400gs.
1 Like #17
masterrenny
Surely I wasn't the only one who thought the image was an old VCR?

Or a (derp edition) XBox One.
2 Likes #18
good if you used it as calculator
banned#19
Sorry OP cold from me as this is poor value vs some of the Ebuyer W8 deals - for just a few pounds more you get a PC 5 years younger and 100x better.
#20
If you need a basic machine with Windows 7 Pro then this is a bargain. If you don't need Windows 7 Pro then it isn't for you. Getting a couple as spare machines for our network so HOT for me :-)
#21
eatmorefish
All very well, but how can I explain another Thinkcentre/Thinkpad to the wife...:(
Easy, first you need to explain to yourself why you need it (under austerity) and its return on investment. Once you are self satisfied the rest is easy.
#22
dell 30 days rtb wow
#23
eatmorefish
All very well, but how can I explain another Thinkcentre/Thinkpad to the wife...:(

I am the same, I think I have a think addiction. Own loads of X series. Keep buying other models I've never had just to play with them etc. Keep looking in cash gen for think bargains. Once bought a pallet of m58p's as well.

My x220 just had an IPS panel upgrade and a 256GB ssd.
#24
masterrenny
Surely I wasn't the only one who thought the image was an old VCR?
Looks more like an xbox one. Have a couple of these at work, had no idea that there's a market out there for them outside of a third world country (no offence intended).
#25
Retro cool looking.
#26
Would this be a capable machine for using as a plex server, transcoding for maybe a couple of devices at once?
#27
Could I hook up a load of raided hard drives to this and use it as a competent server?
#28
simes
There are lots of better deals than this on Ebay.

Just had HP DC7800 USFF delivered including 19" monitor for £82.99 inc delivery.
This had a faster Intel core 2 duo E8400 ( 3.0Ghz )
2GB RAM
160GB Hard Drive
Windows 7 home premium ( geniune with COA sticker on the machine )
And a 19" monitor ( not widescreen - but a very good model that has height adjustable and screen rotatable stand , and USB ports built in )

The seller still has more listed
Click here
Is this any good for gaming. Need one for son but don't know what to buy at a reasonable cost ?
Sorry, a bit of a noob with these, so any advise appreciated !:)

Edited By: castara0 on Jul 17, 2014 12:23
#29
castara0
simes
There are lots of better deals than this on Ebay.Just had HP DC7800 USFF delivered including 19" monitor for £82.99 inc delivery.This had a faster Intel core 2 duo E8400 ( 3.0Ghz )2GB RAM160GB Hard DriveWindows 7 home premium ( geniune with COA sticker on the machine )And a 19" monitor ( not widescreen - but a very good model that has height adjustable and screen rotatable stand , and USB ports built in )The seller still has more listedClick here
Is this any good for gaming. Need one for son but don't know what to buy at a reasonable cost ?Sorry, a bit of a noob with these, so any advise appreciated !:)

I don't think it would be a good foundation, looking at the specs on HP website it doesn't have the capabaility of adding a seperate Graphics card.
#30
rev6
bocosrs
Angry_B
bocosrs
Stick a low powered, cuda compliant card in there with a install of openelec on a usb key and it will play anything.
A low profile 750/750Ti would probably be the safest bet given the low power draw. It would indeed be a capable little machine with something like that though, especially at TV friendly resolutions like 1366x768
Even cards as far back as the 8400gs will suffice. I have a mini itx board running a similar cpu and an 8400gs (PCI not PCI-e) and I have not had stutter through openelec. Rock solid 24p
No audio through HDMI with the 8400gs.

Very true, the board I use it on has its own Optical and Coaxial out. which goes straight to my receiver.

If its going to the TV with no requirement for surround passthrough then you could go straight from the 3.5mm stereo output at the back of the pc. This of course would then put extra pressure on the CPU as it downmixes any surround content you may have.
#31
Bought a Fujitsu in a similar deal at the end of last year. It's only seen about 3 months use and is now displaying a known fault where the fans go into overdrive and OS won't load. It's a £100 paperweight now.

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/refurbished-fujitsu-esprimo-e352-windows-7-pro-desktop-under-100-99-tier-1-1621635?page=3#comments

http://cdn.x-kom.pl/i/1,a,fujitsu-esprimo-e3521-e7500-2gb-320-dvd-7pro32-80675,pr_2012_6_5_376.jpg






Edited By: david1274 on Jul 17, 2014 15:14: gg
#32
david1274
Bought a Fujitsu in a similar deal at the end of last year. It's only seen about 3 months use and is now displaying a known fault where the fans go into overdrive and OS won't load. It's a £100 paperweight now.

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/refurbished-fujitsu-esprimo-e352-windows-7-pro-desktop-under-100-99-tier-1-1621635?page=3#comments

http://cdn.x-kom.pl/i/1,a,fujitsu-esprimo-e3521-e7500-2gb-320-dvd-7pro32-80675,pr_2012_6_5_376.jpg






I bought one of the slightly older ones (E3561 IIRC) for 90 quid about a year ago, it's been used every day without problems. If it does break (other than major mobo fault) I'll re-skin it in a bigger case.
#33
spamcan61
I bought one of the slightly older ones (E3561 IIRC) for 90 quid about a year ago, it's been used every day without problems. If it does break (other than major mobo fault) I'll re-skin it in a bigger case.

Yep, you bought the same one as me from Tier 1.

Well, the problem with these could be the three capacitors on the mobo rather than the p/s. Changing the latter can help but not necessarily cure the issue.

http://www.edugeek.net/forums/hardware/110579-anyone-have-these-fujitsu-esprimo-e3521-desktops-2.html





Edited By: david1274 on Jul 19, 2014 11:49
#34
david1274
spamcan61
I bought one of the slightly older ones (E3561 IIRC) for 90 quid about a year ago, it's been used every day without problems. If it does break (other than major mobo fault) I'll re-skin it in a bigger case.

Yep, you bought the same one as me from Tier 1.

Well, the problem with these could be the three capacitors on the mobo rather than the p/s. Changing the latter can help but not necessarily cure the issue.

http://www.edugeek.net/forums/hardware/110579-anyone-have-these-fujitsu-esprimo-e3521-desktops-2.html


Thanks for the heads up, looks like I'd better keep my soldering iron on standby then!
#35
spamcan61
david1274
spamcan61
I bought one of the slightly older ones (E3561 IIRC) for 90 quid about a year ago, it's been used every day without problems. If it does break (other than major mobo fault) I'll re-skin it in a bigger case.

Yep, you bought the same one as me from Tier 1.

Well, the problem with these could be the three capacitors on the mobo rather than the p/s. Changing the latter can help but not necessarily cure the issue.

http://www.edugeek.net/forums/hardware/110579-anyone-have-these-fujitsu-esprimo-e3521-desktops-2.html


Thanks for the heads up, looks like I'd better keep my soldering iron on standby then!

There is still an outside chance that the fan issue in my case was due to a dodgy update, as it happened after I used the Fujitsu update utility (having successfully done a clean install of W7). Will give it another try with a different W7 iso next week.

In that thread I linked to, they are all using Rev 3 and Rev 4 power supplies. My power supply says Rev 2 on it.

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