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HP ProLiant ML115 G5 - Micro tower - 1-way - 1 x Third-Generation Opteron 1352 / 2.1 GHz Server £169.99 @ Ebuyer
HP ProLiant ML115 G5 - Micro tower - 1-way - 1 x Third-Generation Opteron 1352 / 2.1 GHz Server £169.99 @ Ebuyer

HP ProLiant ML115 G5 - Micro tower - 1-way - 1 x Third-Generation Opteron 1352 / 2.1 GHz Server £169.99 @ Ebuyer

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Not as cheap as the previous model was but still a great deal and it now has a quad core processor.

The HP ProLiant ML115 G5 Server is the perfect first server with essential features for the growing businesses. Designed with SMB needs in mind, the HP ProLiant ML115 G5 offers expandability through a mix of PCI and PCI-Express slots, four DIMM slots, and a four hard disk drive capacity.

With proven ProLiant reliability and powered by the Third-Generation Opteron processor, this entry-level server provides a versatile server solution that meets the budgetary requirements of your business. The HP ProLiant ML115 G5 provides optimal business value that is simple to own, reliable in operation, and easy to use at HP's lowest server price.

* 1 x 2.1 GHz AMD Quad-Core Opteron 1352
* 512 MB memory expandable to 8 GB
* 250 GB SATA Hard Drive
* 3 year warranty

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Original Poster

Full spec here

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Couple of things to point out....

This is a rare one, as it takes normal DDR2 allegedly!

And it has a pcie-16 slot....

So lob in a 9600GT and one of the 4GB ram specials from ebuyer, and for just shy of £300, you have a fairly punchy gaming rig! Voted HOT

... but looks like you can save a few quid if you're happy to order from these guys:

store.cbccomputers.com/pro…035

£157.95 delivered

I've voted hot anyway - probably for the sake of a tenner to buy from a reputable vendor.

BTW - these are nice little machines - I snapped up a ML110 (the Xeon version) for less than £100 a few months ago and it was one of the best bargains I've ever bought. The other thing that struck me is how quiet the thing is... It uses the main case fan to draw air over the CPU, so it doesn't have a separate noisy CPU fan.

One other thing to mention: My colleague bought a ML110 at the same time as me. He upgraded the memory with third party 'HP compatible' memory, while I stumped up the extra few quid for proper HP memory. Low and behold his box occasionally blue-screens, while mine has been rock solid.

The advantage of the ML115 over the ML110 is, as timbo points out, is that you can stick a graphics card in the ML115 because it has a proper x16 PCIe slot. The ML110 only has a 8x sized slot.

I may well but one of these little boxes to use as a media centre.

I bought one of these last week for just under £169.

I've upgraded the RAM to 2 Gb. using 2 x 1 Gb. standard Crucial Non-ECC DDR2-800 unbuffered memory DIMM's.

Also, there is a full-length PCI-Express 16X slot for graphics cards, and be aware that it includes no on-board sound card, so a PCI or PCI-Express sound card would be needed for use as a normal PC.

The PSU is a fairly meaty 365W which should be OK for all but the most high-end graphics cards.

This is an amazing price for a quad-core server, (the Opteron 1352 is being sold on it's own for around £150). Just the thing if you need to dabble a little in virtualization, linux, etc.

Original Poster

Thanks for the comments timbo87 and bod-72.
I bought one of the dual core ones previously.
I put extra ram and a radeon 4850 in it and as mentioned the soundcard was a bit of a pain and I ended up with a USB one. It's running great.
Really tempted to buy another one, maybe in the new year....

hmmm - should i get this or the dell monitor....or both :-D

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hmmm - should i get this or the dell monitor....or both :-D



Both :-D

Original Poster

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... but looks like you can save a few quid if you're happy to order from … ... but looks like you can save a few quid if you're happy to order from these guys:http://store.cbccomputers.com/products.asp?partno=480570-035£157.95 deliveredI've voted hot anyway - probably for the sake of a tenner to buy from a reputable vendor.BTW - these are nice little machines - I snapped up a ML110 (the Xeon version) for less than £100 a few months ago and it was one of the best bargains I've ever bought. The other thing that struck me is how quiet the thing is... It uses the main case fan to draw air over the CPU, so it doesn't have a separate noisy CPU fan.One other thing to mention: My colleague bought a ML110 at the same time as me. He upgraded the memory with third party 'HP compatible' memory, while I stumped up the extra few quid for proper HP memory. Low and behold his box occasionally blue-screens, while mine has been rock solid.The advantage of the ML115 over the ML110 is, as timbo points out, is that you can stick a graphics card in the ML115 because it has a proper x16 PCIe slot. The ML110 only has a 8x sized slot. I may well but one of these little boxes to use as a media centre.



Didn't see you're post earlier for some reason :thinking:
There are other buying options too like Insight and Misco, ebuyer was only slightly cheaper.
Noticed there's a link on the Insight site for an HP cashback promotion for the insight management software and card, might be of use to someone. This will apply wherever the server is bought from.

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