HP Microserver Gen8 Intel Celeron G1610T Dual-Core, 4GB RAM, No HDD £125.94 after £60 cashback + £4.95 next day shipping @ Serversplus - £190.89
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HP Microserver Gen8 Intel Celeron G1610T Dual-Core, 4GB RAM, No HDD £125.94 after £60 cashback + £4.95 next day shipping @ Serversplus - £190.89

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Found 17th Mar 2017
For all those looking for a server in these new, expensive, post-Brexit times ... (Yes, I know it's not a Xeon/16GB etc.)

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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 UDIMM (Low Voltage) 4 x Non-Hot Plug 3.5in Dynamic Smart Array B120i No Optical 200W 1yr Warranty
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Bit confused by pricing £185.94 plus 4.95, minus £60.Great deal = £130.89.
Couple of quid more at ebuyer.
Thanks
Original Poster
Servers Direct is confusing. They think the cashback is only £50 instead of £60, and you've linked to their price before VAT so no, it's not cheaper there.
Edited by: "Parallax" 19th Mar 2017
No mention of hard drive. Any idea?

It's a shame they messed about with form factor of these. I have an N40l and N54L which have more expansion and more space for hard drives. Plus you have to used ECC ram in these new ones. You just get a faster processor and 2 USB 3.0 ports
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nipstyler

No mention of hard drive. Any idea? It's a shame they messed about with … No mention of hard drive. Any idea? It's a shame they messed about with form factor of these. I have an N40l and N54L which have more expansion and more space for hard drives. Plus you have to used ECC ram in these new ones. You just get a faster processor and 2 USB 3.0 ports



​No drive. I'm going to borrow one I got from a previous Microserver. Agreed on the issues with these, but remember you do get iLO built in.
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Also you can upgrade the CPU in these, unlike the earlier ones, because it's socketed instead of soldered in. I'm using the cashback money to get an i5-2390T, which has the same TDP - there's 27 of them on sale on eBay at the moment for £50 each and you should get ~2x the performance of the G1610 and ~5x the 54L with that.
I'm using the N54L and have a SSD sat in the cd spot so the storage drives shut down when not required. I put a usb3 card and HDMI in mine. Runs win 10 no issues.
Runs Plex server, weather station and Radarbox for aircraft uploading all 3.
Siddy

I'm using the N54L and have a SSD sat in the cd spot so the storage … I'm using the N54L and have a SSD sat in the cd spot so the storage drives shut down when not required. I put a usb3 card and HDMI in mine. Runs win 10 no issues.Runs Plex server, weather station and Radarbox for aircraft uploading all 3.



​Yeah I turned one into a media pc for kodi added a USB 3 card and a low power fanless graphics card runs Windows 7. Works fine with bluray and 3d files. The other is running whs 2011 as a file and backup server. I don't see the need for a server with an i5 processor in it. I've got a laptop for resource hungry tasks.
Parallax

​No drive. I'm going to borrow one I got from a previous Microserver. ​No drive. I'm going to borrow one I got from a previous Microserver. Agreed on the issues with these, but remember you do get iLO built in.



​Fair enough. Just struggling to see a reason for anything faster than the 54l. It's a bit of a scank not giving you a drive. The old ones came with a 250GB drive which is still going strong in my always on server.
Great Box .. would say the 4gb (vs 2gb) is probably better than the HD.. but the HD they normally supply are quite fast , but too small at only 250gb??
Don't worry op nobody got the Xeon 16gb & even if they did it would have cost £250.
Looking to buy a server in the next week or two, hoping for a cashback offer on something cheap and Xeon like the basic Dell T20.
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I just used this table to calculate what was the best Passmark I could get for the same 35W TDP, then bought the i5-2390T. It properly sports virtualization as well which I don't need right now, but...
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