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HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen8 (Celeron Dual Core) £167.94 (£112 After £55 Cashback) @ serversplus

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Found this hot... Intel Celeron G1610T Dual-Core (2.30GHz 2MB 35W) 4GB (1 x 4GB) PC3L-12800E 1600MHz UDIMM (Low Voltage) 4 x Non-Hot Plug 3.5in Dynamic Smart Array B120i No Optical 200W 1yr Warranty
tanveerahmed61 Avatartanveerahmed611w, 3d agoFound 1 week, 3 days ago7 Comments
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Southside691
Was thinking of upgrading my current Dlink nas to something like this but also running it as an NVR with my ip cameras. Any ideas if this is a good or bad idea?
GwanGy
Heads uP:
These can be upgraded with an i3-3240 , approx double the cpu grunt of the 1610T and far less expensive than a xeon. I'm currently running that proc and its working fine (55w version) yes it is ecc compatible despite intel.ark saying otherwise intel ark.
If you are running heavy workloads then it may be best to opt for the T or S (low power) versions but I suspect they are very difficult to find. I bought mine from Ebay as CPUs are very reliable. The whole upgrade was very easy indeed.
slannmage
At this point just get that Intel compute stick
bradford_dr
3guesses
CPU is 35W TDP, which seem very high - there was an MSI ITX mobo with a J1800 Celeron (10W TDP) at Novatech for ~£25 this week.

The G1610 seems to have just over double the CPU performance of the J1800, which is useful if you intend this server to do any realtime transcoding for plex, or run VMs.
3guesses
CPU is 35W TDP, which seem very high - there was an MSI ITX mobo with a J1800 Celeron (10W TDP) at Novatech for ~£25 this week.
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HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen8 bundled with 16GB ECC £227.94 (£177 with cashback) @ Serverplus

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This is my first post so apologies if I am wrong. HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen8 bundled with 16GB ECC Memory Upgrade Manufacturer Part Code: KVR16E11/8HB, 819185-421 Order Code: SVHEW-MSG816GB Huge…
tanveerahmed61 Avatartanveerahmed611w, 3d agoFound 1 week, 3 days ago2 Comments
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floppydesk
dont forget the VAT ontop ?
formesyn
Good price in including memory - needed if you are running Windows server.
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DELL PowerEdge T20 Tower Server, Intel Xeon E3-1225 v3 3.2GHz, 4GB DDR3 ECC, 1TB HDD (+ £110 Cashback) £317.94 serversplus

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DELL PowerEdge T20 Tower Server Intel Xeon E3-1225 v3 3.2GHz (3.6GHz boost) Quad-Core, 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3 ECC UDIMM, 1TB 7200rpm LFF SATA, Gigabit LAN, 290W PSU, 1 Year Warranty £317.94 inc VAT - £2…
madasacatter Avatarmadasacatter3w, 15h agoFound 3 weeks, 15 hours ago102 Comments
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phpandsql
treadingit
I got the serversdirect one and it arrived quickly and I love the machine so far, running centOS with plex at the moment. Actually it is cheaper unless serversplus are doing a free delivery voucher which they do sometimes. Both sites it is a cracking deal though:

Serversdirect:
http://i.imgur.com/kTSXD7U.jpg

Serversplus:
http://i.imgur.com/9A5eqWP.jpg




Hi did you choose CentOS for a particular reason? I am choosing between ubuntu server and centos, at work we use centos but i do find the package repo updates are slower..
phpandsql
thanks OP purchased one today and canceled my other pentium order.
tokamo
madasacatter
**UPDATE** 01/05/2016
The cashback has been continued until 31/07/2016 on this model as per:https://plus.delltradetosave.com/gb/en/pages/promotions/qualifying

Thanks for updating.

Looks like the other good deal Serversplus had on this bundled with 32GB RAM is no longer so good - it seems to have gone up in price.
madasacatter
**UPDATE** 01/05/2016

The cashback has been continued until 31/07/2016 on this model as per:

https://plus.delltradetosave.com/gb/en/pages/promotions/qualifying
tokamo
Very tempting - especially the 32GB version which as others have pointed out would be good for vitualisation. Looks like I need to decide today really as cashback expires on the 30th and not sure the order would get processed on a saturday. Decisions, decisions...
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HP Gen8 Microserver cashback has returned - £167.94 (+ £55 Cashback) @ Serversplus

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The £55 cashback deal on the HP Gen8 Microserver has been extended to include April and it is back in stock at ServersPlus and Ebuyer. All of the details are pretty well documented on this, this is j…
a8smith Avatara8smith3w, 4d agoFound 3 weeks, 4 days ago58 Comments
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codeX
OOS at Serverplus and eBuyer. Does Amazon purchase qualify?

Edited By: codeX on Apr 21, 2016 19:57
nickann1
tezray
dfunked
JoeSpur
If I use Xpenology or FreeNAS will I need to format all my HDDs again? They are already populated with data using NTFS file system (running Windows server).
Yep. Freenas uses ZFS , XPenology uses ext4. You'll have to wipe the drives whichever option you go for.
​can I ask which gtx 750ti you went for please I am looking at upgrading my hd 5450

I used the low profile one of this Amazon Link

I did have to cut a small corner from the top of the power plug because the fan kept catching but working great now.
witalit
bryngreen
Can I make a counterstrike server with this?

Probably better off with the T20 for a CS Server.
witalit
JoeSpur
If I use Xpenology or FreeNAS will I need to format all my HDDs again? They are already populated with data using NTFS file system (running Windows server).

Avoid Freenas I had it for 3 years and after learning quite a bit about it, it became a pain.
witalit
I am looking to get one of these for running 2 IP Camera's at home. Can anyone advise if this will be suitable enough?
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DELL PowerEdge T20 Intel Xeon E3-1225 v3 - £317.94 (£207.94 after £110 Dell CashBack) @ ServerPlus

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DELL PowerEdge T20 Intel Xeon E3-1225 v3 - £207.94 after £110 Dell CashBack @ ServerPlus. Initial price £317.94 (VAT included) + FREE Delivery http://www.serversplus.com/servers/tower_servers/dell_to…
RustyR AvatarRustyR2m, 15h agoFound 2 months, 15 hours ago18 Comments
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hnb2907
jomay
Also, I'm curious what the power requirements are for each version? Here's what I've found reading a few websites (for the Xeon version I believe):
Standby: <1W
Idle: ~15W (with 1-2 HDD running idle but possibly without graphics?)
load: 60W
startup: 90W


​I've just had mine delivered. I've added a 8gb stick of ecc ram in addition to the 4gb. Also added a 128gb samsung pro 850 ssd, the 1tb disk is still fitted. Sound card disabled in bios and there is no screen or other external devices connected, except an ethernet cable.

The system is running debian. After booting, it appears to be drawing about 22 watts at idle, and about 35 watts with moderate loading.
jomay
Also, I'm curious what the power requirements are for each version? Here's what I've found reading a few websites (for the Xeon version I believe):
Standby: <1W
Idle: ~15W (with 1-2 HDD running idle but possibly without graphics?)
load: 60W
startup: 90W
jomay
I can't decide between this one and the Pentium one. 213£ vs. 103£, so the Xeon version is 110£ more expensive. As far as I know the only difference is the CPU, and 110£ is pretty much the price difference of the CPU's I suppose. In other words: the base system is very cheap, but the CPU upgrade is priced normally.

What's the noise levels like? Does it differ between Xeon and Pentium and is it silent enough for a desktop in the living-/bedroom?
tek-monkey
RustyR
HarryRedknapp
sounds similar to what I'm looking to achieve. maybe a random question, but how do you backup your guest OSes?
Just google various backup solutions.
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HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen8 (Celeron Dual Core) £164.34 + £4.95 del ( £115.28 after poss cashback) @ Servers Plus

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HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen8 (Celeron Dual Core) Manufacturer Part Code: 819185-421 Order Code: SVHEW-819185421 Intel Celeron G1610T Dual-Core (2.30GHz 2MB 35W) 4GB (1 x 4GB) PC3L-12800E 1600MHz UD…
mac85 Avatarmac852m, 1w agoFound 2 months, 1 week ago5 Comments
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kgirisankar
emmkay
Anyone knows a suitable 4K graphics card for this?


​No it doesn't
emmkay
Anyone knows a suitable 4K graphics card for this?
mojo5110
I have one of these. I love it so far however I have found if you want to upgrade the dual core to a xeon you are going to have a bad time. Most of the xeons for 1155 ended in 2012/2013 so finding a xeon processor is pretty difficult. Especially if you want the ones with a low TDP.

If anyone has any guidance let me know. Otherwise I would probably look at a T60 or make your own server?
dombera
Great deal, add this code :)
MSFREENDUK
Delivery - Next Business Day by 5:30pm £0.00
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DELL PowerEdge T20-9186 Tower Server £167.94 Delivered @ serversplus (and £97.94 after DELL Bank Transfer CashBack), Intel Pentium G3220 (3M Cache, 3.00 GHz), 4GB (1x4GB) 1600MT/s UDIMM Single Rank, 1x 500GB SATA (7.2k rpm) 3.5" HDD, Intel 82579, 290

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DELL PowerEdge T20-9186 Tower Server £167.94 Delivered (and £97.94 after DELL Bank Transfer CashBack), Intel Pentium G3220 (3M Cache, 3.00 GHz), 4GB (1x4GB) 1600MT/s UDIMM Single Rank, 1x 500GB SATA (…
amour3k Avataramour3k2m, 1w agoFound 2 months, 1 week ago56 Comments
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lovol
So you can see the disks in disk manager? I guess you need to find a way to explain to whs that these are already got data on them. It will need to rebuild the tombestones ... Which is the term MS use for pointers to files, and they don't reside on The data disks.... However its years since I used whs.
dpc1979
Ok needs some help.
Ive just setup my T20 and installed Ubuntu Server 15.10 and have added Plex and Serviio with success.

My problem is ive taken two 3TB HDD out of my HP Microserver running WHS2011 and placed them in the T20.

I cant get them to mount. Its sees the disk in disks but i cant mount the drives.

Help PLEASE
amour3k
lovol
If anybody is replacing the ram, id happily take your other 4gb and PayPal you some money. Pm me please.

Thats some smart thinking that ..... :-)
lovol
If anybody is replacing the ram, id happily take your other 4gb and PayPal you some money. Pm me please.
amour3k
tek-monkey
amour3k
tek-monkey
I got one of these last year, put esxi on it so no driver issues. Currently running a windows 7 plex server and 2 windows 10 machines, I did put in 16GB though.
Not bad!, what's esxi please?. :-)
It's a virtual machine host, I installed it to a USB drive and boot from that leaving all my hard drives free for virtual machines. http://www.vmware.com/products/vsphere-hypervisor

Oooooooooo!!, thanx for that. :-)

I recall knowing how to use 1 or 2 'Virtualization' Software from back in the day?, sod only knows where them brain cells then ran away too?, hehehe.

Ahhhhhhh, how I WISH CONNECTIX were still in the Virtual Software game?, they made such 'methods' flawless to use, ALWAYS!.

Then Microsoft took it out the game & re-Branded it Virtual PC (& altered Connectix's game altogether ..... its a shame)
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HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen8 (Celeron Dual Core 4GB) (£110 after £55 cashback) £165.00 @ ServerPlus

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The Gen8 microserver appears to have cashback available again. Though the page lists the end date for the cashback as 31st January, if you download the claim form linked on that page (and here: https:…
cosmicvibes Avatarcosmicvibes2m, 2w agoFound 2 months, 2 weeks ago424 Comments
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grantblackshire
Indeed - just seen it for sale on ebuyer that would come with a little cash back on the full price...
emmkay
might be news for some...Cashback has been extended till end of next month..&lt;3
Bucky4321
qwerta369
Bucky4321
qwerta369
Oops, I've yet to post my claims form. Will do tomorrow.
Meanwhile, I'm expecting to be delivered today my graphics card. She's a Gigabyte GV-N730SL-2GL. I'm going to be hackintoshing.
Bits:Gigabyte GV-N730SL-2GL graphics card (2GB, DDR3, 64 Bit, PCI-E)Kingston SSDNow V300 120GBRocketek Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy Bluetooth Dongle (mac compatible)FDD to SATA Power / BERG to SATA Power Adaptor Converter, HP Gen 8 MicroserverWestern Digital Red 3TB NAS hard drive
Extra 4gb RAM (from a HUKD member), making 8gb in total.
I shall let you know how I get on!
Hi qwerta369, how did you get on with this? Was thinking of doing the same if it's any good.
Save your sanity:http://www.tonymacx86.com/el-capitan-desktop-support/187934-no-entry-sign-install.html
I'm Kotek Besar.

WOW.. thanks for that.. saves me the hassle of trying loads of different things
qwerta369
Bucky4321
qwerta369
Oops, I've yet to post my claims form. Will do tomorrow.
Meanwhile, I'm expecting to be delivered today my graphics card. She's a Gigabyte GV-N730SL-2GL. I'm going to be hackintoshing.
Bits:Gigabyte GV-N730SL-2GL graphics card (2GB, DDR3, 64 Bit, PCI-E)Kingston SSDNow V300 120GBRocketek Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy Bluetooth Dongle (mac compatible)FDD to SATA Power / BERG to SATA Power Adaptor Converter, HP Gen 8 MicroserverWestern Digital Red 3TB NAS hard drive
Extra 4gb RAM (from a HUKD member), making 8gb in total.
I shall let you know how I get on!
Hi qwerta369, how did you get on with this? Was thinking of doing the same if it's any good.

Save your sanity:
http://www.tonymacx86.com/el-capitan-desktop-support/187934-no-entry-sign-install.html
I'm Kotek Besar.
Bucky4321
qwerta369
Oops, I've yet to post my claims form. Will do tomorrow.
Meanwhile, I'm expecting to be delivered today my graphics card. She's a Gigabyte GV-N730SL-2GL. I'm going to be hackintoshing.
Bits:Gigabyte GV-N730SL-2GL graphics card (2GB, DDR3, 64 Bit, PCI-E)Kingston SSDNow V300 120GBRocketek Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy Bluetooth Dongle (mac compatible)FDD to SATA Power / BERG to SATA Power Adaptor Converter, HP Gen 8 MicroserverWestern Digital Red 3TB NAS hard drive
Extra 4gb RAM (from a HUKD member), making 8gb in total.
I shall let you know how I get on!


Hi qwerta369, how did you get on with this? Was thinking of doing the same if it's any good.
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LENOVO ThinkServer TS140 Tower Server £239.94 @ Server Plus (£114.94 after cash back)

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LENOVO ThinkServer TS140 Tower Server Manufacturer Part Code: 70A50022UK Order Code: SVLEN-70A50022UK Intel Xeon E3-1226 V3 (3.3GHz 8MB L3 Cache 1600MHz) 1x4GB DDR3-1600 uDIMM 1 x 1TB 3.5 DC SATA 4…
mac85 Avatarmac853m, 2w agoFound 3 months, 2 weeks ago4 Comments
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Jamshinbanned
I am selling mine with 32GB of RAM for only £300. If someone is interested and can collect from South London then message me.
mac85
008
* Cashback excludes Servers Plus :(
:( oh I thought that was maybe a model
008
* Cashback excludes Servers Plus :(
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Dell PowerEdge T20 - G3220, 4GB ECC, 500GB 7200 - £167.94 inc VAT @ Serversplus (£97.94 after cashback)

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Really capable box for the price point seeing as upgrade potential exists to Xeon E3-1225v3 or even Core i7-4790k Also, the 4GB ECC RAM can be mixed with non-ECC RAM if desired...there may be good re…
finlay1888 Avatarfinlay18883m, 3w agoFound 3 months, 3 weeks ago21 Comments
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lovol
Thanks OP. I just bought one. Couldn't get free delivery code to work though :(
finlay1888
MelonMelon
Also Free Next Day Delivery with this code JAN16T20DEL

Nice one mate, i'll add that!
mogsog
cjed
mogsog
I'm curious, because of the upgrade paths being better is this better than the hp proliant g8?
Do you mean the HP Microserver (there are lots of types of HP ProLiant G8s ...) ? It rather depends upon what you want to use it for. The Gen8 Microserver has the advantages of being more compact, having 4 easily accessible 3.5" drive bays, plus another SATA port for an SSD to boot from, making it ideal for a roll-your-own NAS box. The T20 has a better CPU, and can take more PCIe cards if required.


​Yeah that's the one the g8 microserver that has been popping up time and time again that I keep wanting to pull the trigger on. I want to have a NAS box with the potential for extra functionality when required. I'm drawn to these servers because they seem to be far better value than a synolodgy if you don't mind a tinker.
cjed
mogsog
I'm curious, because of the upgrade paths being better is this better than the hp proliant g8?
Do you mean the HP Microserver (there are lots of types of HP ProLiant G8s ...) ? It rather depends upon what you want to use it for. The Gen8 Microserver has the advantages of being more compact, having 4 easily accessible 3.5" drive bays, plus another SATA port for an SSD to boot from, making it ideal for a roll-your-own NAS box. The T20 has a better CPU, and can take more PCIe cards if required.
mogsog
I'm curious, because of the upgrade paths being better is this better than the hp proliant g8?
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DELL PowerEdge T20 Tower Server £97.94 after cashback (£167.94) - ServersPlus

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Very decent price for what looks to be a decent little server. I've been looking for a replacement for my HP Microserver. Intel Pentium G3220 (3M Cache, 3.00 GHz), 4GB (1x4GB) 1600MT/s UDIMM Single R…
Pasanda AvatarPasanda4m, 2w agoFound 4 months, 2 weeks ago33 Comments
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mgk
Posting the same question on a couple of these T20 threads:

I got the Xeon version of the T20 Did anyone get Esxi working....I am new to VMs but wanted to play....just installed ESXi 6.0 on a USB and all seems to install - but I get a DHCP error on the home screen...any advise or pointers appreciated
ifa
Never realized networking was such a fascinating subject (yawns)...
scav
Win Win7x64 installed is there any way to configure the RAID or is it only possible with Server2012 ?
Pasanda
The Q6600 was a great chip for it's day, but hell it runs hot compared to todays CPU's.
scav
Received the T20 next morning after ordering at 3:40pm.
Powered it up and slapped Win7x64 on using a Dell recovery pen drive I had laying around at work.
Popped the Server2008R2 video, chipset and USB drivers on and all looks good.
I have to say it is SO much quieter than I expected in fact I would say it makes less than half the sound of our existing Q6600 based HTPC. How it behaves when under load and in summer remains to be seen.
£97 after cashback is a bargain!
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DELL PowerEdge T20-9186 Tower Server £173.88 Delivered (£115.88 after Dell bank transfer cashback), Intel Pentium G3220 Dual Core 3.0GHZ (Haswell) 54W, 4GB ram, 500GB 7200rpm HDD @ Serversplus

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It is £115.88 after £70 cashback which is wired into your bank account. You need to apply for cashback between 30-60 days after ordering, not before and not after, so put a calendar alert on your phon…
nirvanaman Avatarnirvanaman5m, 6d agoFound 5 months, 6 days ago121 Comments
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godzillafan
HI Guys

Looking to update my N36L, will this take 4-6 x 3.5" 5TB HDDs and a low profile AMD HD Graphic Card (hdmi - sound etc)?

Is it better than the N36L long term wise (n36l aging now)?
donny2004
nirvanaman
donny2004
just realise my model number was T209179 compare with this thread T209186, bought it when this thread was active.
any difference in it? I am claiming cashback now.
thanks
the 9186 is the one that comes with a 500gb hdd, the 9179 has no harddrive.
The "serials" is the service tag and the Order Code is the order number that you got via email when you first ordered from serversplus. My claim has been validated already, took 1 day after applying. Will receive the cashback within the next 30 days.

Thanks a lot

cheers
nirvanaman
donny2004
just realise my model number was T209179 compare with this thread T209186, bought it when this thread was active.
any difference in it? I am claiming cashback now.
thanks
the 9186 is the one that comes with a 500gb hdd, the 9179 has no harddrive.

The "serials" is the service tag and the Order Code is the order number that you got via email when you first ordered from serversplus. My claim has been validated already, took 1 day after applying. Will receive the cashback within the next 30 days.
donny2004
just realise my model number was T209179 compare with this thread T209186, bought it when this thread was active.
any difference in it? I am claiming cashback now.
thanks
donny2004
nirvanaman
cashback claim time if you ordered around the same time i did.
which one is serials and order code I need to put in the claim form as found Service Tag and Express service code and also another 22 long number and alphabets but no clue which one to use

thanks
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HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen8 (Celeron Dual Core) £164.34 @ serversplus (£109.99 after cashback)

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Manufacturer Part Code: 819185-421 Order Code: SVHEW-819185421 Intel Celeron G1610T Dual-Core (2.30GHz 2MB 35W) 4GB (1 x 4GB) PC3L-12800E 1600MHz UDIMM (Low Voltage) 4 x Non-Hot Plug 3.5in Dynamic S…
ettienem1001 Avatarettienem10015m, 1w agoFound 5 months, 1 week ago32 Comments
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cykb
Looks to be removed now?!? anywhere else other than dabs, will need 1 asap (next few days). Thanks
Gort1951
cooa99
i have one if anyone is interested.
Got caught up in the heat voting frenzy on HUKD back in June/July and bought one and upgraded to 16MB Ram.
It is still sitting in the spare room unused as I realized I had no use for it since I had a 5yr old Synology NAS that is still going strong.
You mean downed-graded to 16MB.
VimesUK
dfunked
VimesUK
dfunked
VimesUK
My N54 is being used as a kodi box with a GT610 card and I'm surprised at how well it performs.
Heat added
Exact same here... I originally bought the Gen8 to replace it, but it's not quite as suitable to being used as a media playback device (MUCH longer POST times, overly complicated booting from ODD port...)
I went back to the N54L for Kodi and am currently using the Gen8 as a freenas box and it's absolutely perfect for that.
Thanks for your comments about the Gen 8. I expected it to be an improvement for a Kodi box, then again the N54L works great.
All that I did was to add a Turtle Beach USB sound stick to it for SPDIF out and a MCE remote. Also I did install an Intel Gigabit LAN card.
Yeah, I'd say just stick with the N54L for Kodi use - it does the job perfectly.
I added a USB3 card and Pulse8 HDMI-CEC adapter on mine (great for controlling Kodi with your TV's remote)
How come the extra NIC, though?... It has a gigabit connection already, and teamed NICs are surely overkill for a Kodi box?

If you ran into the Windows 8.1/Server 2012 R2 issues which needed the NIC to be disabled, that was resolved with a BIOS update


​it wasn't intended as a Kodi box when I first got the LAN card and I found with the onboard NIC it wouldn't give me the sustained 112Mb sec transfer that I get with the Intel card. That was more useful when used as a media server copying large files.
mgk
Just posted up a 4gb stick on F/S pulled from a new T20 if anyone is interested.
Also have a 2Gb too but that is in the Gen8 currently so I dont have pic until later


http://www.hotukdeals.com/for-sale-trade/4gb-ddr3-pc3-12800-unbuffered-ecc-server-memory-suitable-for-hp-proliant-gen-8-dell-2344848
dfunked
VimesUK
dfunked
VimesUK
My N54 is being used as a kodi box with a GT610 card and I'm surprised at how well it performs.
Heat added
Exact same here... I originally bought the Gen8 to replace it, but it's not quite as suitable to being used as a media playback device (MUCH longer POST times, overly complicated booting from ODD port...)
I went back to the N54L for Kodi and am currently using the Gen8 as a freenas box and it's absolutely perfect for that.
Thanks for your comments about the Gen 8. I expected it to be an improvement for a Kodi box, then again the N54L works great.
All that I did was to add a Turtle Beach USB sound stick to it for SPDIF out and a MCE remote. Also I did install an Intel Gigabit LAN card.
Yeah, I'd say just stick with the N54L for Kodi use - it does the job perfectly.
I added a USB3 card and Pulse8 HDMI-CEC adapter on mine (great for controlling Kodi with your TV's remote)
How come the extra NIC, though?... It has a gigabit connection already, and teamed NICs are surely overkill for a Kodi box?

If you ran into the Windows 8.1/Server 2012 R2 issues which needed the NIC to be disabled, that was resolved with a BIOS update

Edited By: dfunked on Dec 08, 2015 13:52: .
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DELL PowerEdge T20 Tower Server £149.94 + postage (£72 after cash back) (No Disk) @ Serversplus £154.91

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I know the HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen8 servers are very popular, but I always thought they were just a little inflexible and under-powered for a soho environment. I want to use as a file server in a
atifdarr Avataratifdarr5m, 1w agoFound 5 months, 1 week ago20 Comments
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mikeymikec
Thanks ColG, I'll keep an eye out for another Xeon deal
ColG
mikeymikec
3.1415926
After much hesitation I also bought the Xeon one for £199 ex VAT with £70 cashback which will cost me only £129 net !
I put in a Samsung 500GB SDD for a shade over £100 and will upgrade RAM to 16GB come Black Friday and possibly a 750ti GPU as well.
It is running Win 10 Pro with some stress on SQL, Excel and Citrix remote and is fast and near silent.
If it hadn't stood up to the task, I could have used it elsewhere but I'll be getting another for my kid to play on (I have Win 7 OS available to upgrade to 10) and I might even buy some more to put into retail units where I am currently putting in £600 Dell 7020s.
Do you have a link for the Xeon you bought?
Thanks :-)

The Xeon model with the cashback is currently out of stock - http://www.serversplus.com/servers/tower_servers/dell_tower_servers/20-3708

Serversplus do list another xeon model but its more expensive and isnt on the qualifying products list
n707301
Really hard to fault this as a good basic desktop. Supports dual monitors (perhaps triple?), has audio (unlike the Microservers), will browse the web / edit docs etc all fine. Top notch!
mikeymikec
3.1415926
After much hesitation I also bought the Xeon one for £199 ex VAT with £70 cashback which will cost me only £129 net !
I put in a Samsung 500GB SDD for a shade over £100 and will upgrade RAM to 16GB come Black Friday and possibly a 750ti GPU as well.
It is running Win 10 Pro with some stress on SQL, Excel and Citrix remote and is fast and near silent.
If it hadn't stood up to the task, I could have used it elsewhere but I'll be getting another for my kid to play on (I have Win 7 OS available to upgrade to 10) and I might even buy some more to put into retail units where I am currently putting in £600 Dell 7020s.
Do you have a link for the Xeon you bought?

Thanks :-)
ColG
repouk
cjed
Specs say it's got an Intel 82579 for the Ethernet port - that's a Gigabit controller. I'd be very surprised if it wasn't Gigabit. Any reviews say it's only Fast Ethernet ?
http://www.dell.com/us/business/p/d/shared-content~data-sheets~en/Documents~PowerEdge_T20_Technical_Guide.pdf.aspx?layoutvariation=modal&modaltype=box&position=center&modalwidth=600&modalheight=600&modalscroll=yes&ovrcolor=%23000000&ovropac=50&modaltarget=iframe
1 gigabit port

That tech guide is full of mistakes... it has the Xeon being a 4c/8t cpu.

I am tempted by this to replace an original N36 microserver.. think the Xeon will be overkill for freenas though (i have a TS140 for VMs)
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DELL PowerEdge T20 Tower Server Xeon E3 v3 £244.89 (£174.89 after cashback) @ Serverplus

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DELL PowerEdge T20 Tower Server Xeon E3 v3 @ £169.94 after cashback plus delivery of £4.95 = £174.89 delivered Intel Xeon E3-1225 v3 3.2GHz (3.6GHz boost) Quad-Core, 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3 ECC UDIMM, 1TB…
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mgk
Anyone got ESXi working properly (seems officially unsupported) or any tips on getting it working?
I installed ESXi 6.0 from here:
http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/19/Drivers/DriversDetails?driverId=HJFY8

Installe but seems an IP is not being assigned - "waiting for DHCP" is displayed and cant connect to the IP address displayed to download vSphere etc

Any advice gratefully received

Edited By: mgk on Jan 02, 2016 16:08
porkupine
There was a dell sticker on mine with two numbers on, which I put in those fields, and my cash back went through without a problem.
The Lone Ranger
Has anyone claimed and got the cash back yet? I've just put in my claim but I'm concerned that it is asking for company details as mandatory fields so I'm wondering whether the cash back is only for companies. It was also asking for SN and Order codes which aren't clearly marked on the back. I just filled in some values from the back of the PC which I hope is what they are looking for.....
mgk
great stuff...got the full £150 today for trad in of a Gen7 Proliant - so £95 effective cost - thanks again OP
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Cashback claim took 2 minutes, validated in an hour and payable within 30 days.

Very easy.
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HP ProLiant ML10 v2 G3240 Tower Server £155.94 (£90.94 after cashback) @ serversplus

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I'm new to the site but I'm pretty sure this is legit. £65 cashback from HP on this model: http://www.serversplus.com/pdfs/ml10_65_oct15.pdf Delivery is £4.95+VAT Previous thread: http://www.hotukd…
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itsvinod2k
Got ts140 instead of this in server+ with R2
Minined
tek-monkey
Any idea on the power draw?

Mine idles at around 45W with 4 hard drives installed.
KingElk
Can someone recommend GFX card with HDMI out and also confirm the correct RAM to upgrade. I'm looking at getting this. thx
mksalarun
kalico
Berhwale
I'd buy the Dell T20 with a quad core Xeon for £239.94 with £70 cashback...

http://www.serversplus.com/servers/tower_servers/dell_tower_servers/20-3708

That would also make a great workstation if you stick an SSD and a bit more RAM in it. I'm using one to run ESXi and multiple virtual machines.


​And a sound card?


Can u run Ubuntu server on the t20???
oneman
kalico
Berhwale
I'd buy the Dell T20 with a quad core Xeon for £239.94 with £70 cashback...http://www.serversplus.com/servers/tower_servers/dell_tower_servers/20-3708
That would also make a great workstation if you stick an SSD and a bit more RAM in it. I'm using one to run ESXi and multiple virtual machines.
​And a sound card?

Has this one got a sound card, I've found servers in general don't.I believe something cheap like nvidia 5250HD will add HDMI output, much better video and HDMI audio as well. If just want basic audio, then you basic audio then you can get a USB audio adaptor for £3 or £4 quid off ebay.
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Not for everyone I know but HP are doing a buy one get one free on their Gen9 10 and 100 series servers. I got this from my reseller today (not ServersPlus, they were just the cheapest for a DL180 and…
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aceuk
Chris Type R
about 10 years ago, I specified a Dell or HP server which could be used both as a tower or in a rack (using the supplied adapters).
A bit like Dell's PowerEdge VRTX?
It's a rackmountable tower with blades. ;)http://www.storagereview.com/dell_poweredge_vrtx_refresh_13ghttp://blogs.technet.com/b/filecab/archive/2013/08/28/dell-poweredge-vrtx-4-node-cluster-in-a-box-that-can-be-deployed-in-45-minutes.aspxhttps://i.imgur.com/yMFtalF.pnghttps://i.imgur.com/LtF057D.jpg

What a beast.
aceuk
Chris Type R
about 10 years ago, I specified a Dell or HP server which could be used both as a tower or in a rack (using the supplied adapters).
A bit like Dell's PowerEdge VRTX?

It's a rackmountable tower with blades. ;)

http://www.storagereview.com/dell_poweredge_vrtx_refresh_13g
http://blogs.technet.com/b/filecab/archive/2013/08/28/dell-poweredge-vrtx-4-node-cluster-in-a-box-that-can-be-deployed-in-45-minutes.aspx

https://i.imgur.com/yMFtalF.png

https://i.imgur.com/LtF057D.jpg
benrussell
Pass me a blade please - I cant go on after reading these comments
ggidd
Well for most people one server, being a microserver, is more than is required for their needs. I bought a HP Microserver myself, an N54L, and on that I have one Windows Home Server 2011 installed. It uses Server 2008 at it's core and does a perfectly good job at being a home server.

On the other hand, I am an IT administrator, and I spend my whole day working with physical servers and a VM (VMware) environment, workstations and laptops. I have done for many years and because of that I love to tinker with things. I am also currently studying for my VCP Datacenter exam (VCP Link just for reference), and I don't use those DL380 servers for anything other than my studies. I have two large servers with 10GbE connection between the two, both running 8x 146GB hard drives and 32GB of memory. This is a very high end configuration which is overkill for home use, expect for the fact I'm running a VM home lab. It allows me to build entire environments of servers and workstations, I can pull hard drives out and force VM migration to the other host server and many more things. All this allows me to train for my qualification.



Edited By: ggidd on Oct 26, 2015 14:52: edit
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ggidd
OrribleHarry
being blades not really much good for home use but decent deal.
Unless you want a VM lab... I have two DL380 G7 machines. I know, overkill (_;)

Please can you explain to me what a home user does exactly with a "VM Lab"? I recall reading similar comments everytime a microserver (I have one) deal comes up, but I've never understood why someone at home would need so many different operating systems. Unless it's for testing software you're developing on as many platforms as possible, then it makes sense, but then I've yet to see anyone say "my VM lab for testing". Cheers :)
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LENOVO ThinkServer TS140 Tower Server £256.89 @ Serverplus

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Really struggling to get mine to boot, I just get two short beeps and nothing on the screen. Have tried different ram and resetting the CMOS. Think it may be faulty :(

Edited By: zzak on Oct 11, 2015 14:53
OrribleHarry
cjed
OrribleHarry
not sure why it's cold as saves shelling out then claiming back
Possibly because you can get it cheaper with cashback and free delivery from eBuyer ?


​Yes but only marginally cheaper but you have the hassle of waiting 4-8 weeks for your money.
cjed
OrribleHarry
not sure why it's cold as saves shelling out then claiming back
Possibly because you can get it cheaper with cashback and free delivery from eBuyer ?
OrribleHarry
not sure why it's cold as saves shelling out then claiming back
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bouncy99
https://lenovo-offers.com/uk/en/pages/business/qualifying
and yes i would say they are specifically excluding servers plus. im amazed they are allowed to do that.

I get the impression Server Plus is claiming it themselves which is why they appear to be roughly £125 cheaper than everywhere else.
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Simojenki
Oh no I missed this. :(.
GoNz017
gordo1964
GoNz017
gordo1964
£166.41 at Dabs. Ordered mine yesterday with free postage and it arrived this morning - now that's service!
Couple of questions if you don't mind. Can you claim the £55 cashback via dabs and how did you get free delivery as they want £2.98 :(
Hi. I think the cashback was for orders delivered by the end of Sept. Its claimed back from HP direct. I chose the free delivery 3-5 days but it was delivered the next day. - hope that helps.
End of October with servers direct so I will go with them in case I get screwed out of it as Dabs has no mention. May as well phone them and get a price match in the morning.
gordo1964
GoNz017
gordo1964
£166.41 at Dabs. Ordered mine yesterday with free postage and it arrived this morning - now that's service!
Couple of questions if you don't mind. Can you claim the £55 cashback via dabs and how did you get free delivery as they want £2.98 :(
Hi. I think the cashback was for orders delivered by the end of Sept. Its claimed back from HP direct. I chose the free delivery 3-5 days but it was delivered the next day. - hope that helps.
GoNz017
gordo1964
£166.41 at Dabs. Ordered mine yesterday with free postage and it arrived this morning - now that's service!
Couple of questions if you don't mind. Can you claim the £55 cashback via dabs and how did you get free delivery as they want £2.98 :(

Edited By: GoNz017 on Oct 04, 2015 09:08
Dodge62
gordo1964
Thanks for the feedback. I'll upgrade it to 8GB ram and I may upgrade the CPU as well. Is there an idiots guide to setting it up as a Minecraft server that you could point me to?
It wasn't too hard. I can't remember which guide I used but this looks fairly good: here
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Seems the cheapest way to get a Xeon E3 based box at the moment. Dell T20 Tower Server, Intel Xeon E3-1225v3, 4GB ECC RAM, 1TB 3.5" SATA HD. 6 x USB 2.0 ports, 4 x USB 3.0 Ports, 2 x DisplayPort (on-b…
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mugen6
Why is this expired? Cashback is still being offered.

Edited By: mugen6 on Oct 17, 2015 16:45
BogBeast
Just bought four 8GB sticks on non-ECC 1.5v Crucial memory on ebay

CT102464BA160B http://eu.crucial.com/eur/en/ct102464ba160b

Installed fine. Running Memtest86+ for a while to validate it before I start migrating all my VMs to it.
Buckster
a couple of questions please ? has cashback offer been extended till end of October - a quick look seems to suggest this ??

I have an aged htpc - I'm half thinking of combining my server and htpc with one of these

I'm assuming a PCI-E only powered GPU would work on this ? I was thinking something like a GTX740, 750 or 750TI as I'd need bitstream hdmi audio out from it

I have a ATI 7850 in my current HTPC - but its often CPU restricted - I realise that the 7850 would be too high power draw (plus needs a 6 pin PCI-E for the Dell T20) - have been thinking of upgrading the mobo etc - but the price of a CPU alone would be more than this Dell.

many thanks

Edited By: Buckster on Oct 06, 2015 18:24
BogBeast
david1274
BogBeast
Very quiet and well built
Hi. From the video it looks quite spacious inside. Would you say there's enough space to fit a passive cpu cooler?

There is about 8cm from the top of the current heatsink/fan to the case, so I would say there is. I am not sure how much you would reduce the noise. It seems pretty quiet.
adam1
david1274
BogBeast
Very quiet and well built
Hi. From the video it looks quite spacious inside. Would you say there's enough space to fit a passive cpu cooler?
Not sure you can over clock the CPU.