Dell PowerEdge T20 back on until 31/7 (Possibly £72.98 w/ cashback) - £142.98 @ Ebuyer
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Dell PowerEdge T20 back on until 31/7 (Possibly £72.98 w/ cashback) - £142.98 @ Ebuyer

£142.98Ebuyer Deals
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Found 4th May 2016
Identical (but £3 more) to deal which expired on April 30th - the cashback (£70) eligibility period runs from 1/5/16 - 31/7/16

EDIT: I missed out on the last one so thought would be helpful for people in the same boat

Also possible £2.38 Quidco (1.80 TCB) cashback

Expired deal: (https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/dell-poweredge-t20-4gb-ram-pentium-g3220-no-hdd-ebuyer-139-98-69-98-after-poss-cashback-2439753)
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I noticed when looking at the cashback eligibility forms on Dell that there were 2 cashback periods (1/2/16 - 30/4/16 & 1/5/16 - 31/7/16) so kept an eye on ebuyer
Many thanks to you & cjed for the original deal. Couldn't resist any longer! Ordered oO
Can you add a 750ti to this? For light gaming (minecraft etc)
muttyhc

Can you add a 750ti to this? For light gaming (minecraft etc)



Yes any low-moderate TDP graphics card should be fine - the T20 has a full PCI Express 3.0 slot (x16) and a 300W PSU. If you really wanted to, a GTX 980 should be fine (165W TDP) but no point unless you also upgrade the CPU
Edited by: "djbe" 4th May 2016
looks like a great deal for a 4 bay FreeNAS server. The Pentium 3220 also looks like it would run basic Plex/server apps ok
Just loaded W 10 on one with 120 GB SSD for a office workstation, runs sweet and silent, superb quality, 4 sata cables installed and 4 HDD power. only slight pain is the Slim ODD and the added memory is a bit pricer than regular DDR3 .ordered 3 more.
chomPer

Just loaded W 10 on one with 120 GB SSD for a office workstation, runs … Just loaded W 10 on one with 120 GB SSD for a office workstation, runs sweet and silent, superb quality, 4 sata cables installed and 4 HDD power. only slight pain is the Slim ODD and the added memory is a bit pricer than regular DDR3 .ordered 3 more.



Umm well it takes normal DDR3 - too late to cancel?
djbe

Umm well it takes normal DDR3 - too late to cancel?


Yup, I installed 4 non-ECC RAM Modules in the Xeon model and it ran fine

SK hynix Unbuffered DDR3L SDRAM DIMM HMT451U7BFR8A

djbe

Umm well it takes normal DDR3 - too late to cancel?


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I stand corrected, brain addled working on too many machines at same time oO
installed SK hynix Unbuffered DDR3L SDRAM DIMMs 1.35V
muttyhc

Can you add a 750ti to this? For light gaming (minecraft etc)



Buy a raspberry Pi 3!!!
Dont forget hardrive and a display
I picked up the Xeon variant of this a couple of months back, does anybody know where you can get an optical drive (new preferably) for it?
Offer on Flubit saving £15 making it £127.98
martin1372

Offer on Flubit saving £15 making it £127.98



will you get cashback buying from Flubit?

Cannot see why not from Dell. Nil from Quidco or TCB

lilbeastie

will you get cashback buying from Flubit?



Edited by: "martin1372" 5th May 2016
anishkshah_01

Dont forget hardrive and a display



SDD surely!
such an awesome deal; the xeon is good value too
martin1372

no



​Why not?
wil this ram work ok?
amazon.co.uk/Cru…OX4?ie=UTF8&*Version*=1&*entries*=0
I would be quite interested in using one of these as a workstation - would I be able to put a graphics card in it that would support 4k output? If so, any suggestions for some suitable low-cost ones?

Thanks,

3g
The Xeon variant of this is great, it's our new build server at work, really quiet too.
If you use Flubit will you still get cashback as it is likely to come from eBuyer? Any one confirm? Thanks
muttyhc

​Why not?


Have corrected- was thinking about TCB/Quidco
jazlabs

The Xeon variant of this is great, it's our new build server at work, … The Xeon variant of this is great, it's our new build server at work, really quiet too.



Did you buy this server and then upgrade the CPU or did you buy a different version of this model with a Xeon processor?
3guesses

Did you buy this server and then upgrade the CPU or did you buy a … Did you buy this server and then upgrade the CPU or did you buy a different version of this model with a Xeon processor?



the xeon version is on the cashback deal also, £110, its about £330 at the moment but im sure it was lower. I bought the linked T20 and its decent but the xeon version is far far superior. I use mines as a plex server and i can just about manage 2 videos transcoding at once, just. the xeon can breeze about 6 or 7.
Here is the Xeon model on Ebuyer:

ebuyer.com/714…708

£222 after cash back but also comes with 1tb hdd so not a bad price really as it's ready to go as a base to build on.

Edited by: "Sp0oner" 5th May 2016
If you want the Xeon model, ServersPlus is cheaper (slightly):

serversplus.com/ser…708
can this just be used as a normal PC/ gaming PC?

yoyo59

can this just be used as a normal PC/ gaming PC?



normal PC yes, gaming PC not really - you'd need a low to mid-range graphics card to play anything on it (but nothing too power hungry) as it only has integrated graphics and a 290W PSU with no graphics card power connectors. To support a higher end card you'd also need a new power supply and probably a new CPU too - making it a poor base to start from really.
lilbeastie

normal PC yes, gaming PC not really - you'd need a low to mid-range … normal PC yes, gaming PC not really - you'd need a low to mid-range graphics card to play anything on it (but nothing too power hungry) as it only has integrated graphics and a 290W PSU with no graphics card power connectors. To support a higher end card you'd also need a new power supply and probably a new CPU too - making it a poor base to start from really.



I meant what if I got the xeon and added a 970 or 980?
Thanks OP and cjed, ordered to replace a ageing desktop PC.
yoyo59

I meant what if I got the xeon and added a 970 or 980?


1. The PSU does not have 6/8-pin PCI-e connectors.
2. The PSU's 290W is very very tight for a high end graphics card.
3. Adding a different PSU is difficult, as Dell's motherboard connector is not a standard ATX one. You can find adaptors on ebay etc., though.

Overall: this is not an ideal platform for gaming. It may work well for light gaming, though, and a less power hungry card (Geforce 750?)
jomay

1. The PSU does not have 6/8-pin PCI-e connectors.2. The PSU's 290W is … 1. The PSU does not have 6/8-pin PCI-e connectors.2. The PSU's 290W is very very tight for a high end graphics card.3. Adding a different PSU is difficult, as Dell's motherboard connector is not a standard ATX one. You can find adaptors on ebay etc., though.Overall: this is not an ideal platform for gaming. It may work well for light gaming, though, and a less power hungry card (Geforce 750?)



what he said.

you'd also (really) need more memory and an SSD, so you'd really be paying your £220 for a limted airflow case, motherboard and processor. As this Dell will offer no overclocking and limited audio options you'd be better off spending a little more to build yourself from scratch with an i5 and better motherboard as the extra will be minimal over the cost of the Xeon system plus the high end GPU.
Oh don't you just love these deals- it's like being transported to another world where GPu and atx are linked seamlessly to motherboards and 950 psus and graphic cards and unbuffered Hynix dd thingumijigs- I must have missed out on so much when I was younger and was out of my house enjoying things xx
Probably worth taking a look at cpuboss.com/cpu…220 to see the hype behind xeon processors.
WalterSmith

SDD surely!



​Yepp always
username1234

Probably worth taking a look at … Probably worth taking a look at http://cpuboss.com/cpus/Intel-Xeon-E3-1225-v3-vs-Intel-Pentium-G3220 to see the hype behind xeon processors.



That was worth the read. Thanks.

This morning, I cancelled an order for the ACER nettop in favour of the Dell G3220. Glad I did.
3guesses

I would be quite interested in using one of these as a workstation - … I would be quite interested in using one of these as a workstation - would I be able to put a graphics card in it that would support 4k output? If so, any suggestions for some suitable low-cost ones?Thanks,3g



No suggestions for cheap graphics card for this that can deliver 4k output? 8-(
This will be the first time I've claimed cashback on anything. So, just to clarify the process for those like me:

Dell cashback

3guesses

No suggestions for cheap graphics card for this that can deliver 4k … No suggestions for cheap graphics card for this that can deliver 4k output? 8-(



The HD P4600 onboard supports 4k already. Won't be much use for gaming etc, but it'll show you a desktop.

Can't really suggest anything else for you as you haven't said what you want to use the machine for.
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