LENOVO Thinkstation P520C Workstation PC £499.99 at Box.co.uk
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LENOVO Thinkstation P520C Workstation PC £499.99 at Box.co.uk

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Posted 15th May
Seems like alot of kit for the money

KEY FEATURES

Intel Xeon W-2125 Quad-Core Processor
16GB RDIMM DDR4 2666MHz RAM
1TB 7200rpm
Add Your Own Graphics
Windows 10 Pro for Workstations
Wired USB Keyboard & Mouse
3-year onsite Warranty
30BX000LUK
Part No: 30BX000LUK

Stock Code: W371696
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A lowly quad core CPU, just 16GB RAM, a 2009-era 1TB mechanical harddrive, and no graphics card, for £500? Every thing about this 'workstation' makes me shudder.
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It looks like this item has no graphics (monitor) conector at all, until you "Add Your Own Graphics"
Case psu and mobo bundle would be in similar price range. I would and did go for a ryzen 5 3600 over these.

Have previously had a number of hp z4x0 systems that are similar. If you get this style of machine you find your self limited on GPU options as case airflow just isnt up to the task unless yiu go for a blower cooler
A lowly quad core CPU, just 16GB RAM, a 2009-era 1TB mechanical harddrive, and no graphics card, for £500? Every thing about this 'workstation' makes me shudder.
"Seems like alot of kit for the money"


Seems like alot of money for this kit, lol.

Even a low-end Ryzen 3300X will beat this CPU.

cpubenchmark.net/com…146
Edited by: "ro888" 15th May
Pájaro15/05/2020 16:10

A lowly quad core CPU, just 16GB RAM, a 2009-era 1TB mechanical harddrive, …A lowly quad core CPU, just 16GB RAM, a 2009-era 1TB mechanical harddrive, and no graphics card, for £500? Every thing about this 'workstation' makes me shudder.


What does quad core have to do with it? It Benchmarks higher than a Hex Core i5 8600. It probably benchmarks higher than a Quad Core Apple A10.

Don’t comment on Technology you don’t understand. Makes it confusing for other people like you.
Pájaro15/05/2020 16:10

A lowly quad core CPU, just 16GB RAM, a 2009-era 1TB mechanical harddrive, …A lowly quad core CPU, just 16GB RAM, a 2009-era 1TB mechanical harddrive, and no graphics card, for £500? Every thing about this 'workstation' makes me shudder.


This has a different use case, it was not designed for home use --
Work have a handful of these at sitting in the empty offices right now, 128Gb ECC RAM installed (which you can't on consumer grade hardware), dual NVIDIA Quadro P2000 graphics cards and 4x SSD's in RAID. These won't skip a beat and come with 3 years on-site warranty.
Not exactly a good deal.

You can get a six core Ryzen 5 3600, A320M Motherboard, 16GB DDR4 3000MHz, 1TB HDD, PSU and case for the same price or less.
Hizzards15/05/2020 17:35

What does quad core have to do with it? It Benchmarks higher than a Hex …What does quad core have to do with it? It Benchmarks higher than a Hex Core i5 8600. It probably benchmarks higher than a Quad Core Apple A10.Don’t comment on Technology you don’t understand. Makes it confusing for other people like you.


It's actually pretty funny when people like you come along, getting all snide peoples you disagree with someone's assessment. I dread to think how your social skills carry you in life outside of the internet.

Anyway, what quad core has to do with its performance is pretty significant, given how a processor's performance is basically the sum of its architecture, clock, and core count. This is why that line of Xeon chips runs up to 18 cores. It's pretty obvious that this part will beat the 8600 in some benchmarks given its thread and clock advantages, but I'm not really sure why you'd take that chip as some sort of great target to beat, it being a fairly low-end part itself.

Out of interest though, what benchmarks were you looking at?
Pájaro16/05/2020 13:57

It's actually pretty funny when people like you come along, getting all …It's actually pretty funny when people like you come along, getting all snide peoples you disagree with someone's assessment. I dread to think how your social skills carry you in life outside of the internet. Anyway, what quad core has to do with its performance is pretty significant, given how a processor's performance is basically the sum of its architecture, clock, and core count. This is why that line of Xeon chips runs up to 18 cores. It's pretty obvious that this part will beat the 8600 in some benchmarks given its thread and clock advantages, but I'm not really sure why you'd take that chip as some sort of great target to beat, it being a fairly low-end part itself. Out of interest though, what benchmarks were you looking at?



Getting all snide.. peoples you disagree with.. someone's assessment. Um. OK. Not 100% sure what you’re going for there, but I’ll assume you felt that suggesting that your comment lacked accuracy or context was ‘snide’? I apologise. It wasn’t meant to be snide. I feel accuracy is important in technical aspects (it’s my job) as it can mislead people without the geeky knowledge to understand the intricacies of tech specs.

I appreciate your concern for my social skills. Your snide comment would explain why that was your first assumption.
This might be worth considering too: (slower processor and 8Gb RAM) =
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Looks like you can get 20% off with the Lenovo Trade-In promotion:
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Model 30BX004SUK
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and has 3 years of warranty so might be perfect for some:

£449 - 20% = £359.20
Hizzards16/05/2020 14:07

Getting all snide.. peoples you disagree with.. someone's assessment. Um. …Getting all snide.. peoples you disagree with.. someone's assessment. Um. OK. Not 100% sure what you’re going for there, but I’ll assume you felt that suggesting that your comment lacked accuracy or context was ‘snide’? I apologise. It wasn’t meant to be snide. I feel accuracy is important in technical aspects (it’s my job) as it can mislead people without the geeky knowledge to understand the intricacies of tech specs. I appreciate your concern for my social skills. Your snide comment would explain why that was your first assumption.


This is actually a bit cringy. I'm not going to stoop.

Do you have those benchmarks you said you had?
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