Even cheaper! Dell PowerEdge T20-3708 Xeon E3-1225V3 3.2 GHz 4GB RAM 1TB HDD Tower Server £296.99 - £186.99 after poss cashback @ Ebuyer
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Even cheaper! Dell PowerEdge T20-3708 Xeon E3-1225V3 3.2 GHz 4GB RAM 1TB HDD Tower Server £296.99 - £186.99 after poss cashback @ Ebuyer

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Found 20th Jun 2016
A whopping £3 cheaper than the previous deal
Up to 6% cashback from quidco, but i don't know what this item qualifies as.
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Cracking computer for the money
Processor alone is worth the price.
Could i use this as a PC? or have multiple monitors around the house to connect into it?
Just set mine up as a PC workstation - it was really easy. Now have a fast Windows 10 PC with loads of storage for a very cheap price! Added SSD and a nice monitor
I have a Hp N40L but it is slow on transcoding would this be a good upgrade?
adriandocherty

Just set mine up as a PC workstation - it was really easy. Now have a … Just set mine up as a PC workstation - it was really easy. Now have a fast Windows 10 PC with loads of storage for a very cheap price! Added SSD and a nice monitor



Hey did you add any ram at all, can it take regular SDRAM?
Edited by: "catbeans" 20th Jun 2016
nwxan90

I have a Hp N40L but it is slow on transcoding would this be a good … I have a Hp N40L but it is slow on transcoding would this be a good upgrade?




Huge, the processor is in another league but you are also increasing the power consumption by a lot
adamwilko007

Could i use this as a PC? or have multiple monitors around the house to … Could i use this as a PC? or have multiple monitors around the house to connect into it?




Yes. How do you plan to connect multiple monitors around the how to it?
xela333

​Yes. How do you plan to connect multiple monitors around the how to it?



Not sure on this bit unless i buy dead cheap thin terminals

What is the CPU on par with in desktop world 6th gen i5?
adamwilko007

Not sure on this bit unless i buy dead cheap thin terminalsWhat is the … Not sure on this bit unless i buy dead cheap thin terminalsWhat is the CPU on par with in desktop world 6th gen i5?



cpuboss.com/cpu…670
Such a good deal, wish I had the money!
Any opinion on using this box for 4k video editing?
If only they used the 1230v3 (or better) this is one of the few Xeons without hyperthreading, still good price OP.
xela333

​Huge, the processor is in another league but you are also increasing the … ​Huge, the processor is in another league but you are also increasing the power consumption by a lot


any idea what the realterms difference is in powerconsumption ? I'm in the same situation

EDIT: from a quick google The Xeon E301225v3 processor on it's own uses 68.25W, whilst the Microserver uses around 23W with some disks, memory etc That's a large difference.
Edited by: "josh971" 20th Jun 2016
What sort of graphics card can I install in this? I'm assuming the on-board GPU is pretty dire.
anyone know how loud these are during operation?
joshtbh

any idea what the realterms difference is in powerconsumption ? I'm in … any idea what the realterms difference is in powerconsumption ? I'm in the same situationEDIT: from a quick google The Xeon E301225v3 processor on it's own uses 68.25W, whilst the Microserver uses around 23W with some disks, memory etc That's a large difference.



This is definitely something I'm interested in. I'd like to mirror an ESX box at home, but don't want any big iron sucking power down. Let me know if you come across anything that can idle, and sip power as a unit
catbeans

Hey did you add any ram at all, can it take regular SDRAM?


Not added RAM yet but I imagine I will. I have no idea what type of RAM it needs, though I have read on a previous deal thread comments like "I added 2 sticks of 8GB Crucial Ballistix Tactical DDR3 PC3-12800 to go with the 4GB already there (20GB in total)". I understand that the ECC/non-ECC is an issue, as the supplied 4Gb stick is ECC.
Would also love to get this to replace my 3 year Old Proliant Micro Server... anyone else ?
Sunni

What sort of graphics card can I install in this? I'm assuming the … What sort of graphics card can I install in this? I'm assuming the on-board GPU is pretty dire.



It has Intel HD Graphics P4600 but then again this is a server which never has any decent graphics card. You can add one in the PCI slot (probably need to check space inside as it's a mini tower but half decent cheapo card should work fine depending on your use case)
Edited by: "Myriad" 20th Jun 2016
adamwilko007

Not sure on this bit unless i buy dead cheap thin terminalsWhat is the … Not sure on this bit unless i buy dead cheap thin terminalsWhat is the CPU on par with in desktop world 6th gen i5?



you'd need terminal services client access licenses for the thin client plan. "Just add power" do some cool senders. Just need a multi output gpu after that then.
would like to replace my microserver gen 8 with this but don't think I would get much resale value on the gen 8
adriandocherty

Not added RAM yet but I imagine I will. I have no idea what type of RAM … Not added RAM yet but I imagine I will. I have no idea what type of RAM it needs, though I have read on a previous deal thread comments like "I added 2 sticks of 8GB Crucial Ballistix Tactical DDR3 PC3-12800 to go with the 4GB already there (20GB in total)". I understand that the ECC/non-ECC is an issue, as the supplied 4Gb stick is ECC.



​Dont mix ECC and Non-ECC but the machine can take either.
joshtbh

any idea what the realterms difference is in powerconsumption ? I'm in … any idea what the realterms difference is in powerconsumption ? I'm in the same situationEDIT: from a quick google The Xeon E301225v3 processor on it's own uses 68.25W, whilst the Microserver uses around 23W with some disks, memory etc That's a large difference.



On the other hand, the idle power usage of the Xeon is around 20W, and I expect most of the time the server will be close to idling. The rest of the hardware in there is basically the same, so the overall difference shouldn't be that dramatic.
Tamtamtam

Processor alone is worth the price.



well, not far off, processor and the RAM.
so you get a free motherboard, case, psu, hard drive, optical drive.
Getting close to finally going for this Dell T20, a Lenovo TS140, or an HP Gen8 - all seem to come around on various deals on HUKD and all go hot.

We're basically looking for a 4-bay(?) NAS tower to centrally store all our photographs as the children grow up, with a bit more capability for transcoding, etc. The T20 seems to strike quite a good balance on value for money and expandability while remaining slightly more future-proof through OS updates? Easy to do incremental backups too?

So Win10 or Win Server 2012 installed would also allow use as an occasional desktop? Do either support RAID (or whatever the Microsoft equivalent is called) in a redundant array? Is this software- or hardware-based? (And if the latter, is cheap hardware RAID a false economy compared to software RAID on a good processor, like the Xeon - if it is?)

Many thanks in advance for advice!
Edited by: "DCW" 20th Jun 2016
I had issues installing windows server 2012. says cant find drives. anyone know how i can fix this
ik097

I had issues installing windows server 2012. says cant find drives. … I had issues installing windows server 2012. says cant find drives. anyone know how i can fix this



Is your hard drive showing up in the BIOS or when you boot?
will this badboy take an nvidia 750ti?
Great deal....I got the POWEREDGE T20 E3-1225 v3 4GB 1TB a while ago from a deal on here. Edit - thought this was new model - so I have the same that I got in Oct.

Very pleased....a lot bigger than the Gen7 it replaced but I have cheaply added 32gb of non ECC, drives are not as accessible and I dont think it will take 4 HDs without a expansion port (I may be wrong on this one).
Mine is amazingly quiet - more so than the HP Proliant - but I have seen other write that they are not quiet - maybe luck of the draw.
Edited by: "mgk" 20th Jun 2016
Juan Kuzov

will this badboy take an nvidia 750ti?



I take its this is the same model just a different CPU, this guy upgrades/MOD's his server HERE
DCW

Getting close to finally going for this Dell T20, a Lenovo TS140, or an … Getting close to finally going for this Dell T20, a Lenovo TS140, or an HP Gen8 - all seem to come around on various deals on HUKD and all go hot.We're basically looking for a 4-bay(?) NAS tower to centrally store all our photographs as the children grow up, with a bit more capability for transcoding, etc. The T20 seems to strike quite a good balance on value for money and expandability while remaining slightly more future-proof through OS updates? Easy to do incremental backups too?So Win10 or Win Server 2012 installed would also allow use as an occasional desktop? Do either support RAID (or whatever the Microsoft equivalent is called) in a redundant array? Is this software- or hardware-based? (And if the latter, is cheap hardware RAID a false economy compared to software RAID on a good processor, like the Xeon - if it is?)Many thanks in advance for advice!



​I havent seen a ts 140 for months and months for cheap I wanted that one because the cpu is better than the Dell
tezray

​I havent seen a ts 140 for months and months for cheap I wanted that one … ​I havent seen a ts 140 for months and months for cheap I wanted that one because the cpu is better than the Dell



Ditto - the Lenovo seemed like a better machine overall, shame it hasn't been in offer recently.
All sold out. Mine disappeared from my cart before I checked out.
Never mind I didn't need one and had no real use for it. My HP Microserver sits doing nothing as I used a nas for storage and an Intel nuc as a media player.
out of stock now
saayinla

Would also love to get this to replace my 3 year Old Proliant Micro … Would also love to get this to replace my 3 year Old Proliant Micro Server... anyone else ?



​That's exactly what I have done but I have also had to order a pcie sata card as I was using all 5 sata and the esata on my old n40l
Great deal, but beware the power consumption for always on running!
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Superb deal although overkill for home use I have less powerful servers in use in an enterprise environment.

Hot from me.
It arrived today and I have OMV installed and ready to go.
smr1

Is your hard drive showing up in the BIOS or when you boot?


Yes
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