DELL PowerEdge T20 Pentium G3220, 4GB; £143.94 (£73.94 after cash back) + £4.95 shipping @ Serversplus
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DELL PowerEdge T20 Pentium G3220, 4GB; £143.94 (£73.94 after cash back) + £4.95 shipping @ Serversplus

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Found 29th Jun 2016
If you're in the market and missed the previous deals its cheap at ServerPlus now.

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Stonkingly hot
Got one from ebuyer last time round, heat from me!
Have they done their maths right - my invoice totals £149.88
PowerEdge T20 G3220 4GB Diskless 1Yr 1 £ 119.95
2 Business Days by 5:30pm £ 4.95
VAT at 20% £ 24.98
Total including delivery & VAT £ 149.88
theaccountant

Have they done their maths right - my invoice totals £149.88 PowerEdge … Have they done their maths right - my invoice totals £149.88 PowerEdge T20 G3220 4GB Diskless 1Yr 1 £ 119.952 Business Days by 5:30pm £ 4.95VAT at 20% £ 24.98Total including delivery & VAT £ 149.88



Yes.
"Next-day delivery from £4.95 ex. VAT"

Thanks makes a mockery of my username - too tired to think straight!

newskiller

Yes."Next-day delivery from £4.95 ex. VAT"


theaccountant

Thanks makes a mockery of my username - too tired to think straight!



Sod me!, I totally missed that one .....

Hehehehe.

Sorry. :-)
Firstly this is a stonking deal.. But on a side note there is a wopping £110 Cashabck on a much more powerful Xeon box here same company:

serversplus.com/ser…708

Why buy this - Quad core Zeon is much more powerful and it comes with a 1tb drive as standard. Bargain says buy the pentium all day long, those wanting a little more will see alot of performance boost out of the Xeon and the 1tb drive is gravy sell for £40? you are going to have to buy a HDD anyway if you go the pentium route.. Just my two penneth - a Fine deal however OP

Wait 30 days before you submit your claim.

Claims must be completed no sooner than 30 days and no later than 60 days from the date of purchase.

For the avoidance of doubt, the purchase date counts as day one (1).
No ethernet adapter on board so you will have to factor another card into the price
Thisisspacecowboy

Firstly this is a stonking deal.. But on a side note there is a wopping … Firstly this is a stonking deal.. But on a side note there is a wopping £110 Cashabck on a much more powerful Xeon box here same company:http://www.serversplus.com/servers/tower_servers/dell_tower_servers/20-3708Why buy this - Quad core Zeon is much more powerful and it comes with a 1tb drive as standard. Bargain says buy the pentium all day long, those wanting a little more will see alot of performance boost out of the Xeon and the 1tb drive is gravy sell for £40? you are going to have to buy a HDD anyway if you go the pentium route.. Just my two penneth - a Fine deal however OP


Post it as a deal!
DracUK

No ethernet adapter on board so you will have to factor another card into … No ethernet adapter on board so you will have to factor another card into the price



I'm pretty sure it has one.
DracUK

No ethernet adapter on board so you will have to factor another card into … No ethernet adapter on board so you will have to factor another card into the price



It has an onboard networking from the Intel I217LM

https://gzhls.at/p/4515/1064515/1064515-1.jpg
Sorry if a stupid question cos I'm not that up on PC's. Even though it's sold as a server could I use this as a home PC?
Thisisspacecowboy

Firstly this is a stonking deal.. But on a side note there is a wopping … Firstly this is a stonking deal.. But on a side note there is a wopping £110 Cashabck on a much more powerful Xeon box here same company:http://www.serversplus.com/servers/tower_servers/dell_tower_servers/20-3708Why buy this - Quad core Zeon is much more powerful and it comes with a 1tb drive as standard. Bargain says buy the pentium all day long, those wanting a little more will see alot of performance boost out of the Xeon and the 1tb drive is gravy sell for £40? you are going to have to buy a HDD anyway if you go the pentium route.. Just my two penneth - a Fine deal however OP



That one has a free delivery code too, so

311.94
-110 cashback
free del
£201.94

Which HDDs do they come with? Just random models?
Magnets

That one has a free delivery code too, so311.94-110 cashbackfree … That one has a free delivery code too, so311.94-110 cashbackfree del£201.94Which HDDs do they come with? Just random models?




usually OEM seagate's I believe on these but still better than a kick in the head. Missed the Free delivery so even better wel spotted Mag
Very happy with mine. Whisper quiet. Cashback sorted out within 24 hours of submitting claim (not in my bank account yet though).
Edited by: "OttovonPrimark" 30th Jun 2016
OttovonPrimark

Very happy with mine. Whisper quiet. Cashback sorted out within 24 hours … Very happy with mine. Whisper quiet. Cashback sorted out within 24 hours of submitting claim (not in my back account yet though).



Out of curiosity, what do you use yours for?
Thisisspacecowboy

Firstly this is a stonking deal.. But on a side note there is a wopping … Firstly this is a stonking deal.. But on a side note there is a wopping £110 Cashabck on a much more powerful Xeon box here same company:http://www.serversplus.com/servers/tower_servers/dell_tower_servers/20-3708Why buy this - Quad core Zeon is much more powerful and it comes with a 1tb drive as standard. Bargain says buy the pentium all day long, those wanting a little more will see alot of performance boost out of the Xeon and the 1tb drive is gravy sell for £40? you are going to have to buy a HDD anyway if you go the pentium route.. Just my two penneth - a Fine deal however OP



​Will that one be OK as a gaming rig do you reckon? I have an old Dell Precision server with 1xSSD, 5x4Tb and a Nvidia 960, will that 290W power supply cope with that?
samspud

Sorry if a stupid question cos I'm not that up on PC's. Even though it's … Sorry if a stupid question cos I'm not that up on PC's. Even though it's sold as a server could I use this as a home PC?



Yes. I'm using my T20 that way and love it. Of course, you need to add all the things like keyboard, monitor, operating system... But I'm useless and managed it. To be fair, I went for the dearer Xeon model that comes with hdd
Bought one last time. Installed open media vault and extra ram and 4tb drives. Excellent media server/nas. Hot
samspud

Sorry if a stupid question cos I'm not that up on PC's. Even though it's … Sorry if a stupid question cos I'm not that up on PC's. Even though it's sold as a server could I use this as a home PC?



I also have a Xeon one doing just that but it is crippled a little on the graphics where you can only add a card which uses power from the board such as this techradar.com/rev…iew

Then you need an OS and you cannot back load Win 7 into this as it will not install, so my original route to Win 10 was thwarted. I went for a license key which worked, then sort of aroused suspicion some months later but was able o verify with the original Win 7 Pro key (original copy).

I got mine for around £150 net of cashback but dropped around £100 on a card and another £40 or so on a decent keyboard and mouse.

At the time it was a good cheap build but unless just surfing, I would go for something more PC dedicated.
In the picture of the rear on page 1 it looks like it has 2x HDMI ports, am I correct?

If so, am I right in thinking all you need is a HDD and OS to make it act as a normal PC?. And how do they block you from installing Windows 7 with a USB stick?
Edited by: "thabiz" 30th Jun 2016
Please forgive what may well be a moronic question here, but can I run any OS I choose on this "out of the box" (which at the moment will either be AntiX, Mint 13, or one of a number of flavours of Puppy Linux, depending on my mood, all installed on USB Flash or external hard drive) and use it as a home PC?

Just that I see Mr/Ms "Pi" at post #21 saying the machine won't take Windows 7 (not relevant to me, only have a copy of XP, and would want to fit an internal hard drive to install Windoze anyway), and the blurb on the Serverplus site specifies compatible OS's as Windows server 2012 or R2\nLinux RedHat.

Thanks in advance for any help.

Edited by: "bertiebasset" 30th Jun 2016
thabiz

In the picture of the rear on page 1 it looks like it has 2x HDMI ports, … In the picture of the rear on page 1 it looks like it has 2x HDMI ports, am I correct?


No. They are both display ports.
steve_vandaux

Out of curiosity, what do you use yours for?



As a media server - Kodi, Plex and Universal Media Server feeding a library of movies, TV and music to 5/6 devices, wired and wireless. Also for surf'n'shop and occasional CAD/general design work.
Since I've joined HUKD I think this has been my best buy to date @ £70 (I've bought a lot of **** from here!!). I bought matching RAM ebay.co.uk/itm…AIT (I know people say you can mix ECC with non ECC RAM) and added a Integral SSD for £25 for the OS. So total cost for an excellent day to day desktop PC/server for under £110, unbelievable good value.



Edited by: "RiverDragon8" 30th Jun 2016
Oh that's tempting, got an hp microserver N40L but it's due for replacement as CIFS is CPU bottlenecked so I only get 60-70MB/s over gigabit ethernet.
anyone know of a decent PC on sale around £250.00
Thisisspacecowboy

usually OEM seagate's I believe on these but still better than a kick in … usually OEM seagate's I believe on these but still better than a kick in the head. Missed the Free delivery so even better wel spotted Mag



​my xeon model reports this for the 1tb disk...


Model Number: TOSHIBA DT01ACA100
Serial Number: XXXXXXX
Firmware Revision: MS2OA7S0
Transport: Serial, ATA8-AST, SATA 1.0a, SATA II Extensions, SATA Rev 2.5
SATA Rev 2.6, SATA Rev 3.0; Revision: ATA8-AST T13 Project D1697 Revision 0b
CampGareth

Oh that's tempting, got an hp microserver N40L but it's due for … Oh that's tempting, got an hp microserver N40L but it's due for replacement as CIFS is CPU bottlenecked so I only get 60-70MB/s over gigabit ethernet.



Mine replaced an N40L, its much quicker but I miss the removable drive bays.
3.1415926

I also have a Xeon one doing just that but it is crippled a little on the … I also have a Xeon one doing just that but it is crippled a little on the graphics where you can only add a card which uses power from the board such as this http://www.techradar.com/reviews/pc-mac/pc-components/graphics-cards/nvidia-geforce-gtx-750-ti-1225593/reviewThen you need an OS and you cannot back load Win 7 into this as it will not install, so my original route to Win 10 was thwarted. I went for a license key which worked, then sort of aroused suspicion some months later but was able o verify with the original Win 7 Pro key (original copy).I got mine for around £150 net of cashback but dropped around £100 on a card and another £40 or so on a decent keyboard and mouse.At the time it was a good cheap build but unless just surfing, I would go for something more PC dedicated.



Thanks mate ✔️
adriandocherty

Yes. I'm using my T20 that way and love it. Of course, you need to add … Yes. I'm using my T20 that way and love it. Of course, you need to add all the things like keyboard, monitor, operating system... But I'm useless and managed it. To be fair, I went for the dearer Xeon model that comes with hdd



Thanks mate ✔️
CampGareth

Oh that's tempting, got an hp microserver N40L but it's due for … Oh that's tempting, got an hp microserver N40L but it's due for replacement as CIFS is CPU bottlenecked so I only get 60-70MB/s over gigabit ethernet.



Confused by this one Gareth. I'm using CIFS on my N40L and it saturates GbE, also why would a new machine mean this would improve if you perceive CIFS to be the bottleneck?
Does anyone know if the DDR RAM it comes with is ECC? Thanks
OttovonPrimark

As a media server - Kodi, Plex and Universal Media Server feeding a … As a media server - Kodi, Plex and Universal Media Server feeding a library of movies, TV and music to 5/6 devices, wired and wireless. Also for surf'n'shop and occasional CAD/general design work.



How does transcoding perform in Plex on this puppy?
recently been looking at NAS such as dsj15 this seems considerably cheaper, whats the benefits/negatives vs?
joshtbh

Confused by this one Gareth. I'm using CIFS on my N40L and it saturates … Confused by this one Gareth. I'm using CIFS on my N40L and it saturates GbE, also why would a new machine mean this would improve if you perceive CIFS to be the bottleneck?



It might be specific to my situation in some way. The best explanation is I've eliminated everything else that could cause issues.

My N40L is running freenas, got 6 3.5" 2TB HDDs in there which are used in a RAIDZ2 array. I'm using an Intel pro 1000 card for dual gigabit ethernet ports. The box does nothing but act as a NAS since I have a separate box for plex etc. There are NFS and CIFS shares using that storage space. With NFS I can saturate gigabit ethernet (separate box to NAS) and with CIFS I can only get 60-70MB/s, apparently this is because it's single-threaded and sure enough when I'm using CIFS there's 50% load reported by freenas. Read not write, and all the drives are fine so it's not extra load from the raid array.

Seems they've removed NFS support from Windows 10 so it seems like the best option is to get more CPU power.

*edit* shame really, I've been looking at infiniband cards and they're mighty cheap but if CIFS needs plenty of CPU power for 1Gbit then I won't saturate 40 :P
Edited by: "CampGareth" 30th Jun 2016
CampGareth

It might be specific to my situation in some way. The best explanation is … It might be specific to my situation in some way. The best explanation is I've eliminated everything else that could cause issues.My N40L is running freenas, got 6 3.5" 2TB HDDs in there which are used in a RAIDZ2 array. I'm using an Intel pro 1000 card for dual gigabit ethernet ports. The box does nothing but act as a NAS since I have a separate box for plex etc. There are NFS and CIFS shares using that storage space. With NFS I can saturate gigabit ethernet (separate box to NAS) and with CIFS I can only get 60-70MB/s, apparently this is because it's single-threaded and sure enough when I'm using CIFS there's 50% load reported by freenas. Read not write, and all the drives are fine so it's not extra load from the raid array. Seems they've removed NFS support from Windows 10 so it seems like the best option is to get more CPU power.



I am running Ubuntu 14.04.4 on my N40L and shared out directories with FSTAB and that's how I connect to them through Windows. As Windows was able to read and write to them, I've assumed this is a CIFS share, do you concur? That is what I get Gigabit speeds reading from all day long.

Edited by: "josh971" 30th Jun 2016
hmsq82

Does anyone know if the DDR RAM it comes with is ECC? Thanks



I got the g3220 model and it was pc3-12800 ECC unbuffered 4gb single stick

so ECC=yes, buffered=no

I ordered ECC buffered by mistake and it didn't work at all. I've read that as long as it's unbuffered you can use non ECC and you can mix ECC and non ECC and it all works like non ECC

I am looking for a good deal on a 8gb stick as eventually i'll upgrade to 32gb RAM and upgrade the cpu later, some reasonable second hand i5 deals going
joshtbh

I am running Ubuntu 14.04.4 on my N40L and shared out directories with … I am running Ubuntu 14.04.4 on my N40L and shared out directories with FSTAB and that's how I connect to them through Windows. As Windows was able to read and write to them, I've assumed this is a CIFS share, do you concur? That is what I get Gigabit speeds reading from all day long.



I concur and am looking into this, smbd itself causes 15-30% load transferring 70MB/s which is fine, so there's something else at work here. Imma look into it.
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