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HP MicroServer (Gen8) £184.14 / £189.09 delivered - £85.95 ex. VAT after cash back @ Serversplus
HP MicroServer (Gen8) now at a much cheaper price! Some people still prefer this over the new Gen 10! Intel Celeron G1610T Dual-Core (2.30GHz 2MB 35W) 4GB (1 x 4GB) PC3L-12800E 1600MHz UDIMM (Low Vo… Read more
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Is there any way to boot with xeon installed without gpu? Thinking about using iLO to setup if server start without graphic card.

idbirch28th Jun

Bolded for eyerolls.edit: oh, I thought of one you missed - fed and …Bolded for eyerolls.edit: oh, I thought of one you missed - fed and watered. You need to keep your little servers in your datacenter fed and watered.


Nope. Not with you. Think you must be too cool for me,.

jasee6 h, 9 m ago

For gaming????? Maybe not the best choice


Yeah, I already said that. 4 weeks ago.

SlightlyFoxed28th Jun

You can install Windows on it and it will take a low profile GPU, but it …You can install Windows on it and it will take a low profile GPU, but it isn't ideal for gaming.The Gen 8 is a massive step up from the Gen 7 (I have both), and the upcoming Gen 10 looks like a step backwards. However, the Gen 8 isn't without it's frustrations - choosing not to use the integrated RAID controller results in the fan running at high speed (noisy). Restarts take an age, making it less tinker-friendly despite the upgradeable CPU.



For gaming????? Maybe not the best choice

emmkay

Guys, anyone can recommend the graphic card for this HP Gen8 machine?HP … Guys, anyone can recommend the graphic card for this HP Gen8 machine?HP don't provide any graphic card for this so officially no support for sellers, and since the space is so tight in the microserver, only way is to learn from others experience. By the way if Xeon doesn't have integrated GPU and we get an additional PCIe graphic card to upgrade the display to full HD, it might become a good combination of user upgrade. Xeon CPU are very cheap from eBay from China.



I ended up going for a Core i3-3240, which cost £30 off eBay. Seems to run fine with the stock heat sink. I saw the Xeons from China but wasn't sure whether they were legitimate and didn't want to end up paying import duty.
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HP MicroServer (Gen8) £191.88 - £121.88 after cashback @ Serversplus
Overview The HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen8 is a small, quiet, and stylishly designed server that is ideal as a first server solution for small businesses. With a form factor that is easy to use and s… Read more
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I got the
Intel® Core™ i3-3240 (3.4GHz/2-core/3MB/65W, HT) Processor
from CEX for around £30.
Works good, added 8gb extra also for around the same cost from Amazon.
4 Internal 3.5 drives and a SSD with WS2016

Mine arrived today. Really impressed with how easy it is to get in there and customise. Have ordered one of those i3s from eBay and I've got a low-range graphics card I'll put in. Should be good as a Plex server and for Steam streaming and emulators.

sfsorrow

Care to recommend one? All I need is Plex on the fly transcoding to one … Care to recommend one? All I need is Plex on the fly transcoding to one device



Here is the list i posted days ago, I personally have the Intel® Xeon® E3-1220v2 (3.1GHz/4-core/8MB/69W) but that cost around £115 but the I3 may suit your purpose and that goes for around £50 I am not an expert but there are plenty of forums for additional advice

Intel® Celeron® G540 (2.5GHz/2-core/2MB/65W) Processor
Intel® Celeron® G1610 (2.6GHz/2-core/2MB/55W) Processor
Intel® Celeron® G1620 (2.7GHz/2-core/2MB/55W) Processor
Intel® Pentium® G2020 (2.9GHz/2-core/3MB/55W) Processor
Intel® Pentium® G2120 (3.1GHz/2-core/3MB/55W) Processor
Intel® Pentium® G2130 (3.2GHz/2-core/3MB/55W) Processor
Base Processors
NOTE: All support up to 1600MHz DDR3 memory speeds.
Intel® Core™ i3-3220 (3.3GHz/2-core/3MB/65W, HT) Processor
Intel® Core™ i3-3240 (3.4GHz/2-core/3MB/65W, HT) Processor
Performance Processors
NOTE: All support up to 1600MHz DDR3 memory speeds.
Intel® Xeon® E3-1220Lv2 (2.3GHz/2-core/3MB/17W, HT)
Intel® Xeon® E3-1220v2 (3.1GHz/4-core/8MB/69W)
Intel® Xeon® E3-1230v2 (3.3GHz/4-core/8MB/69W, HT)
Intel® Xeon® E3-1240v2 (3.4GHz/4-core/8MB/69W, HT)
Intel® Xeon® E3-1270v2 (3.5GHz/4-core/8MB/69W, HT)
Intel® Xeon® E3-1280v2 (3.6GHz/4-core/8MB/69W, HT)
As long as you select a CPU from the list you should be fine. THere are lots on EBay and make sure the socket is LGA1155

tubbyhubby

I think it was a good upgrade, They have a dual core Celeron and it is … I think it was a good upgrade, They have a dual core Celeron and it is now a xeon 4x core so there is a massive power difference and worth the money i think. Don't forget there are other CPU upgrades you can have for less than £50.



Care to recommend one? All I need is Plex on the fly transcoding to one device

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HP Microserver Gen8 Intel Celeron G1610T Dual-Core, 4GB RAM, No HDD £115.94 after £70 cashback £4.95 next day shipping @ Serversplus - £190.89
HP Microserver Gen8 Intel Celeron G1610T is a good entry level server. It was available for £60 cashback last month, but now it's available for £70 cashback. Good Deal & good way to start your eas… Read more
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GoNz017

They are a technically a hot swap bay with a controller that doesn't … They are a technically a hot swap bay with a controller that doesn't support it, cheap upgrade though and you have hot swap, this was more to answer the question at hand, does he need a sata cable



Great servers though, I have 4 !!!

dilse

The Bays are not Hot swap, they are cold swap (power off to swap drive in … The Bays are not Hot swap, they are cold swap (power off to swap drive in bay).


They are a technically a hot swap bay with a controller that doesn't support it, cheap upgrade though and you have hot swap, this was more to answer the question at hand, does he need a sata cable

GoNz017

Umm they are hot swap bays, screw the drive into the caddy and shove it … Umm they are hot swap bays, screw the drive into the caddy and shove it in. So no. You should watch a few guides on youtube about them before you think up any other questions



The Bays are not Hot swap, they are cold swap (power off to swap drive in bay).

Finally got mine how I want it. i5 2390t, hd 6450, 16gb ram, Esxi 6.5 November with passthrough to my bedroom Tv to watch films Its a backup server for my main server didn't want it just sitting there backing up every now and then so using it to watch films and remove a computer from the bedroom although it is in the loft because it's too noisy to put anywhere else. I just picked up some 2tb sky boxes with Wi-Fi and got the 2tb western digital green drives out of them they are all fine been on for ages so prove the test of time and dirt cheap around £15 a drive if you keep checking around little bit slow 5400rpm but great for vm's and backing up. These servers are still great will get a quad core cpu at some point I expect as the gen8 is so reliable and ilo and watchdog on my phone is amazing

Ordered before the cashback expires.

Anyone found and cheap memory? Looking to get an 8GB DIMM initially then bump to 16GB with another 8GB DIMM if needed (Xpenelogy plus Open VPN server plugin).
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DELL PowerEdge T20 Tower Server - Intel Xeon E3-1225 v3 3.2GHz (Free del) £239.94 @ Serversplus
Another server deal, as these are end of life with Dell this is probably the last few deals around on these servers. A lot of CPU for not a lot of cash. Intel Xeon E3-1225 v3 3.2GHz (3.6GHz boost) Q… Read more
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adigraham

I have this with £32gb of ram (extra £150) and Win10 pro with hyper-v and … I have this with £32gb of ram (extra £150) and Win10 pro with hyper-v and W2016 servers running fine.



Not actually played with Hyper-v, might have to have a look at that. Thanks

I have this with £32gb of ram (extra £150) and Win10 pro with hyper-v and W2016 servers running fine.

MarkT1967

I'm after a server to get to grips with Windows Server from 2012 to 2016, … I'm after a server to get to grips with Windows Server from 2012 to 2016, is this any good or anything around the price or even a bit cheaper if poss, Thanks


I'm after a server to get to grips with Windows Server from 2012 to 2016, is this any good or anything around the price or even a bit cheaper if poss, Thanks

I have just done exactly that, bought the cable and be careful the case isn't wide so i went for a slimmer psu:-

http://www.ebuyer.com/756495-evga-650-bq-power-supply-110-bq-0650-v3

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komi

does the existing PSU support the GTX 1060?


I think the 1060 requires a separate 8 pin PCI-E power cable which the T20 lacks.
One of these widgets will let you swap out the PSU for a standard ATX unit...moddiy.com/pro…tml[/quote]

Berhwale

I think the 1060 requires a separate 8 pin PCI-E power cable which the … I think the 1060 requires a separate 8 pin PCI-E power cable which the T20 lacks.One of these widgets will let you swap out the PSU for a standard ATX unit...https://www.moddiy.com/products/Dell-OptiPlex-3020-PSU-Main-Power-24%252dPin-to-8%252dPin-Adapter-Cable-%2830cm%29.html


I got one of these a couple of months back for about the same price after cashback. Running MacOS Sierra very stable on it. Maybe I was unlucky but there is a bit of a whir from the fans - by comparison the Lenovo TS140 is silent (I own both).
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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
For all those looking for a server in these new, expensive, post-Brexit times ... (Yes, I know it's not a Xeon/16GB etc.) -------------------------------------------------------------------------- H… Read more
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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...

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.

Don't worry op nobody got the Xeon 16gb & even if they did it would have cost £250.

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??

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.
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DELL PowerEdge T20 Tower Server (Pentium G3220) £119.94 delivered @ ServersPlus
Been on offer many times before but this is the cheapest I've yet seen it without cashback and this time it comes with a 500gb HDD. A cracking little box if you don't need the horsepower of the Xeon v… Read more
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what kind of processor could you upgrade this in future with? Intel Xeon E3-1225 v3 or even 1275v3? Are there any BIOS updates to accept the refresh? Hard to tell from my searches...

mihaitza_uk

​hp proliant microserver



I upgraded from the HP Proliant Microserver g7 with AMD processor for the Xeon version of the T20.

I needed more horse power for plex transcoding. You can really tell the difference.

Main plus points other than that are USB3 you can put in a full size graphics card. Standard space for hard drives is 4x 3.5 and 2x 2.5 hdd but you need a sata expansion card as there is only 4 sata ports. 2x display ports Means you can directly connect to an hdmi tv without the need for expansion card.

Cons
Standard tower size.

I also find since it has the power I use it as my desktop for day to day stuff since it is on anyway and my gaming PC only turned on for gaming.

Fully windows 10 compatable I am not sure about the G7 I only ever had windows 7 on it.

Compare the processors if you have the AMD one with this Intel you should get double the power I have added the Xeon version also.

http://www.cpubenchmark.net/compare.php?cmp%5B%5D=2020&cmp%5B%5D=477&cmp%5B%5D=1993

Hope this helps.





Edited by: "Druff" 12th Feb

mihaitza_uk

is this better then Go proliant micrometer g7? can you do more with Dell?



​hp proliant microserver

is this better then Go proliant micrometer g7? can you do more with Dell?

simonhzero

In this weather, I just treat the heat generated by my Server as extra … In this weather, I just treat the heat generated by my Server as extra heating


Often overlooked, people do 365 calculations whereas in reality home electronics heat up the home in cold weather so at best do 200 days calculations.
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Dell Poweredge T20 Xeon, 4Gb, 1Tb £299.94 (£219.94 after Dell Cashback) @ServersPlus
Decent entry level Dell server, Dell currently offering £80 Cashback making it £219.94. Ideal server as a Home NAS/Media/VM Host server if you want a little more grunt than a HP Microserver can offer… Read more
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Is the cashback still on? Doesn't say so any more on the Servers Plus web page but it does on the Servers Direct one - serversdirect.co.uk/p/1…ver

I use mine for MS Active Directory, a SIP phone system, file storage and a Sage database for a small office. Been a fantastic worker.

finlay1888

Let me know which charity you collect from? Will get it sorted



I collect for 'Vastly inflated RAM prices just before Christmas because we know we can and they won't go down after Christmas because Intel and AMD ​are releasing new CPUs and chipsets in January so you're stuck with it' Please donate generously we're milking it as much as we can but a little more always helps.

fishmaster

Worth very little, if it was me I'd donate it to charity



If it's a 4GB module from a T20 or gen8 microsever, they sell for £20-£30 on ebay

Include the part number: HMT451U7BFR8A

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fishmaster

I used to have a great app, oh what was it called jdownloader I think and … I used to have a great app, oh what was it called jdownloader I think and it would leech various hosts, but nowhere near as good as a decent multihoster. Usenet is still OK if you use Astranews, I'd NZB stuff though as there's been cases of people getting CP from there innocently so be careful otherwise try explaining that to the cops. To be honest I wouldn't know how to search for content using a multihoster, I presume the multihosters don't have a search facility and there's some other way to search for content?



Plenty of release scene sites post links, I still use jdownloader now...it has plug-ins for the multihoster I use (Real-Debrid)
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Lenovo ThinkServer TS140 Xeon E3 Tower Server (ServersPlus) £379.08 (£279.08 after cashback) inc.
Includes Xeon E3-1226 v3 3.3GHz CPU, 4GB ECC DDR3 RAM (Max 32GB) and 1TB hard disk, plus optical drive, 6 x USB 3.0 and Gigabit Ethernet. VGA and 2 x Displayport output with audio. Good first server,… Read more
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I bought this model for our office in Feb 2015 for £245 including cashback, it was an absolute bargain back then and is still a great bargain now!

A bit of self learning with vSphere and I have 5 VMs running on it including a File & AD Server, Wifi Portal, Offsite backup, Game server, etc. I did upgrade the RAM eventually to 16GB to keep it running nicely, but it really is probably the best £250 I've ever spent in the business!
Edited by: "Keydogg" 7th Nov 2016

That's 50.8kg for people born this century lol


So .. only for 16year olds then?? Lol.

OrribleHarry

The best thing about a Mac is the sleek hardware, the worst thing about … The best thing about a Mac is the sleek hardware, the worst thing about them is the restrictive software, so you have this the wrong way round!



But this gives me a machine to do Final Cut Pro editing at a much better price, problem with Mac hardware is that it's restrictive and can't be updated - I was considering the updated MacBooks but the price.

fizz

http://storageioblog.com/part-ii-lenovo-ts140-server-storage-io-review/



The best thing about a Mac is the sleek hardware, the worst thing about them is the restrictive software, so you have this the wrong way round!
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DELL PowerEdge T20 Tower Server with Free Delivery £119.94 @ Serverplus
No cashback on that model but still a decent price for an entry level server with 500GB HDD. Intel Pentium G3220 (3M Cache, 3.00 GHz) 4GB (1x4GB) 1600MT/s UDIMM Single Rank 500GB LFF Non Hot-Plug Har… Read more
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My t20 is gigabit. And it's fantastic for decoding and transcoding one he steam no problem.

georgewrightt

It has 4x USB 3.0 but no gigabit ethernet? No way, this must be some sort … It has 4x USB 3.0 but no gigabit ethernet? No way, this must be some sort of typo!



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finlay1888

I put this in, works well. Worked with the ECC RAM in too!HyperX 16 GB … I put this in, works well. Worked with the ECC RAM in too!HyperX 16 GB 2133 MHz DDR3 Non-ECC CL11 DIMM (Kit of 2 x 8 GB) XMP Beast Series



The 1600mhz 4gb will be bottlenecking the 2133 HyperX I would think? Sweet RAM, but definitely not getting the most from it.

I bought one last time round for £70 and in my opinion the build quality is FAR from poor, quite the opposite actually.

Druff

I took interest to replace my mini server in this reading … I took interest to replace my mini server in this reading specs.....NetworkingCabling technology10/100Base-T(X)Ethernet LAN connection YesLAN controller Intel 82579Ethernet interface type FastSeen the networking and wrote it off. All other specs look OK. You would have to purchase a network card for this to be any good as a server. Beware this if you are buying. I have no idea why anyone would even consider 100mbit lan interface these days let alone put it in a server. I dont even see the cheapest of laptops without a 1gbit port. Even most wireless connect faster these days. Rant OverGoogled LAN controller Intel 82579 and it appears to be a gigabit controller anyone know if the website might just be wrong?Not voting until I know lol




It has 4x USB 3.0 but no gigabit ethernet? No way, this must be some sort of typo!
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Dell T20 server now even cheaper! £143.94 delivered @ Serverplus
I know that this has been posted a few times but it now includes free postage which it didn't before. That makes it £73.94 all in after cash back. FREE Next Day UK Delivery on this server with vouc… Read more
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For those still considering the 3220 version of the dell someone in the UK (cant remember who) is selling them with no hard drive for £119 including vat

Which is ideal if you wont want to use the 500gb drive anyway

There are also some good buys on slimline DVDRWs too, I got mine from scan for just under 30 quid and it reads BD and BDRW, a cable to convert from standard power to slimline optical power and sata costs a few quid off ebay

To give people an idea how nippy the Pentium version is, mine boots from a sandisk SSD plus and does a cold boot in around 8 seconds and a reboot in 12

If you wanted to beef it up a bit too rather than being limited to the "ok" GTX 750ti lower models that don't need a PCIe power connector you can get a 24 pin ATX to 8 pin Dell motherboard power cable converter for not much over £5 and then put a standard PSU in to replace the paltry 290 watt standard one

Then youre not limited by the 75w maximum power ceiling of the PCIe bus and can put in a "proper" GPU that needs a 6 or 8 pin PCIe power plug rather than drawing loads of power through the motherboard

Watch the naff plastic drive trays too, the metal pins can fall out when you are putting the drives in, and if you don't notice and one drops onto the mother board you might be the first person to have a fireworks display this year. Dreadful design that could have been done just as well with a solid plastic caddy and you have to take the side off anyway so are tool free trays REALLY even worth having?

If it was like the ML110 with plug in drive caddies then yeah, it would have been awesome, but when theyre internal drives its really not such a big deal especially when theyre crap anyway

How have people got on applying for the cashback for the 3220. Will it be a problem as Ubermik indicated?

Check with dell before buying one of these

The last cash back offer listed several dell models of the T20 on the list of valid machines, but if you look at the new list of valid machines it ONLY lists the 3708 model which has the quad core 1225 v3 xeon, and doesn't include the lower 3220 model even though many resellers are claiming it qualifies for the cash back

So people who don't check on this first could be opening up a can of worms and have to return 3220 models by which time they could miss out on the cash back deal

adyDeals

I also bought the Xeon one in June, spotted the reduced £110 to £70 c … I also bought the Xeon one in June, spotted the reduced £110 to £70 cashback. I contacted Dell Trade To Save support, they said they're aware of the issue and that it should still be £110 for my purchase window, IT are working on fixing their form, but I should just submit my claim anyway and I'd see the correct amount when the claim validates. Just got my 'claim validated' email through with £110 stated, happy days!



The same happened to me. I put the claim in yesterday and it said £70. I just got a confirmation email for £110 cashback.

smr1

It's the 20-3708/t20-3708 but up until today it was showing as £110 cash … It's the 20-3708/t20-3708 but up until today it was showing as £110 cash back up until the end of this month. Now they have changed the page to show only £70 for all models but from next month it will be £50 for the pentium models and £80 for the the xeon.Very strange dropping it from £110 to £70 retrospectively while raising it again by £10 for next month while lowering the other cash backs.If you just let windows find the drivers for the p4600 gpu by right clicking and selecting update drivers, then allowing it to search automatically, from device manager it will change from a MS basic display or whatever the default is called to the correct device.



I also bought the Xeon one in June, spotted the reduced £110 to £70 cashback. I contacted Dell Trade To Save support, they said they're aware of the issue and that it should still be £110 for my purchase window, IT are working on fixing their form, but I should just submit my claim anyway and I'd see the correct amount when the claim validates. Just got my 'claim validated' email through with £110 stated, happy days!
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DELL PowerEdge T20 Pentium G3220, 4GB; £143.94 (£73.94 after cash back) + £4.95 shipping @ Serversplus
If you're in the market and missed the previous deals its cheap at ServerPlus now. Edit; Offering free delivery with code: DELLFREE16
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Useaname

I'm claiming for the cashback on this server and wondered if anyone who'd … I'm claiming for the cashback on this server and wondered if anyone who'd successfully claimed could confirm a couple of things about the form filling for me, seems I'm nervous about making mistakes and getting rejected:1. Is the machine this is the Dell 20-3685 203-709462. Is the serial tag it asks for the 7 digit code on the back named the service tag?3. Is the order code SVDEL-T203685 from the invoiceThanks in advance



For anyone looking to make the claim on this these answers worked, and the cashback was confirmed within a couple of days. A pretty painless process, I'm happy with the item, happy with the seller, and happy with the claims process.

Thanks OP this was a real bargain imo

I'm claiming for the cashback on this server and wondered if anyone who'd successfully claimed could confirm a couple of things about the form filling for me, seems I'm nervous about making mistakes and getting rejected:

1. Is the machine this is the Dell 20-3685 203-70946
2. Is the serial tag it asks for the 7 digit code on the back named the service tag?
3. Is the order code SVDEL-T203685 from the invoice

Thanks in advance

I also got an email to say my claim has been validated for £70 rather than £110 for the Xeon version.

Mucka

I just submitted cashback on the xeon server SVDEL-203708 T20 E3-1225 It … I just submitted cashback on the xeon server SVDEL-203708 T20 E3-1225 It looks like the cashback has changed from £110 to £70


Hi, Think you've just discovered exactly what I've just discovered too. 40.00 less cash-back is quite a substantial drop but at a guess the server is still good value.
Shame that I'd not saved a copy of the ServersPlus page that said that there's 110.00 cash-back available but having said that errors and omissions are excepted therefore we'd probably not have a leg to stand on so to speak where trying to obtain the 40.00 difference is concerned.

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



Hi, The cashback on the server you've mentioned is 70.00 not 110.00. Just wanted to clear up any confusion.
Kind Regards.
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Fujitsu server Xeon E3-1226, 16GB, 2x 1TB, £515.94 (£335.94 after cashback) at Serversplus
This has £150 cashback, so will cost you £515.94 inc VAT less £150 = £335.94 inc VAT. Serversplus are reputable and have been on here before + I've bought Lenovo TS140s with cashback from them. Inte… Read more
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Am I going mad? How is £515 minus £150 cash back £335? Unless they are giving you £150 plus 20% extra for VAT back or someone letting you avoid paying VAT until after you get your cash back?
515-150 = 365 to me.

I nearly bought this over the Dell T20 a while back, but the killer was graphics ports - the Dell has 2 DisplayPorts and 1 VGA, whilst the Fujitsu only has 1 VGA. Shame, this would have been perfect otherwise

Hootwo

Also a configurator hereThe 4 main sata ports run through Intel C226 … Also a configurator hereThe 4 main sata ports run through Intel C226 chipset so that looks like a max. 4 drives for Intel RAID 0/1/10 ?Trying to see if more than 4x sata ports are 6Gbps - useful for Z-RAID etc....Also a BIOS manual hereNo clue whether 5th and 6th sata are 3Gbps or 6Gbps though ...


i personally wouldnt be too bothered about their speed as i would look to add the os drive to one of those two ports, with the other 4 having drives in raid.

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Also a configurator here
The 4 main sata ports run through Intel C226 chipset so that looks like a max. 4 drives for Intel RAID 0/1/10 ?
Trying to see if more than 4x sata ports are 6Gbps - useful for Z-RAID etc....

Also a BIOS manual here
No clue whether 5th and 6th sata are 3Gbps or 6Gbps though ...
Edited by: "Hootwo" 21st Jun 2016

Hootwo

Here is Fujitsu's data sheet


thanks
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HP Gen8 Microserver cashback has returned - £167.94 (+ £55 Cashback) @ Serversplus
First Post - Please be gentle. As previously posted by @A8smith in April - The £55 cashback deal on the HP Gen8 Microserver has returned and expires 31/05/16. EDIT: offer extended to 30th June 2016 … Read more
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Why does the CPU need updating? Mine runs fine as a file server and can transcode no problem with the default CPU.

idroidmaniac

If you want to upgrade the cpu then don't bother with this server. This … If you want to upgrade the cpu then don't bother with this server. This is just a basic home server. The next better cpu model is £460. Build your own rig and it'll be much better.



​easy upgrade to an i3 £20-40...

lukec04

Any recommendations on the CPU?



​a good start is the i3 3240 or 3240t. from the YouTube vids the upgrade looks simple, just some thermal paste and a screwdriver needed.
if you want real oomph, you can get a xeon in there if the i3 is also too weedy, although that starts to get expensive...

From the point of view of continuous energy consumption over 24 hours, how do these compare with 4-bay NAS boxes? I'm asking this on the assumption that each would use identical quantity/model of HDD - In other words, I need to know just how the box compares.

I get full gigabit between my two, 110 - 115 MBps
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Found this hot... 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 … Read more
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Was thinking of upgrading my current Dlink nas to something like this but also running it as an NVR with my ip cameras. Any ideas if this is a good or bad idea?

Heads uP:
These can be upgraded with an i3-3240 , approx double the cpu grunt of the 1610T and far less expensive than a xeon. I'm currently running that proc and its working fine (55w version) yes it is ecc compatible despite intel.ark saying otherwise intel ark.
If you are running heavy workloads then it may be best to opt for the T or S (low power) versions but I suspect they are very difficult to find. I bought mine from Ebay as CPUs are very reliable. The whole upgrade was very easy indeed.

At this point just get that Intel compute stick

3guesses

CPU is 35W TDP, which seem very high - there was an MSI ITX mobo with a … CPU is 35W TDP, which seem very high - there was an MSI ITX mobo with a J1800 Celeron (10W TDP) at Novatech for ~£25 this week.



The G1610 seems to have just over double the CPU performance of the J1800, which is useful if you intend this server to do any realtime transcoding for plex, or run VMs.

CPU is 35W TDP, which seem very high - there was an MSI ITX mobo with a J1800 Celeron (10W TDP) at Novatech for ~£25 this week.
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dont forget the VAT ontop ?

Good price in including memory - needed if you are running Windows server.
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cutthroat_jake

Thanks fryitup. Your post was the info I needed to pull the trigger on … Thanks fryitup. Your post was the info I needed to pull the trigger on the T20 and then do a few mods of my own, not on the scale of the guy on the German forum, but I did add an extra cage for 2 more drives (see below).1) I added an ASUS AMD Radeon R7 240 2 GB DDR3 Graphics Card2) I added a solid state drive for Windows Server 2012.3) I added 2 sticks of 8GB Crucial Ballistix Tactical DDR3 PC3-12800 to go with the 4GB already there (20GB in total).4) I added a StarTech.com 4 Port PCIe 2.0 SATA III 6Gbps RAID Controller Card for the extra drives.5) I popped in two StarTech 4xSATA Power Splitter Adapter Cables for the extra drives.6) Fitted a new cage and two new caddy trays (both bought on eBay), ready for the two extra drives (only one istalled at the moment).So, now I have 5 x 3TB WD Red NAS HDDs, with a 6th to add at a later date; all configured in (software) RAID5.Pretty happy with my setup....for now.



Pretty similar to my setup. I picked up the 32Gb bundle as it seemed good value. I'm only running 16Gb right now and may flog the other 16Ggb + 4Gb to save cash... or maybe I'll just add them in. Also the 1TB drive that it came with will end up on ebay at some point.
I added a dell PERC h310 raid card which I flashed to "IT Mode" (converts it to a LSI 9211 8i Host bus adaptor)
The HBA talks to 4 x 3TB WD Reds.
I have a 250Gb SSD and spare 1Tb 2.5 disk that I use for VMWare ESXi vm storage - they sit in one of these 2.5" drive mounts.
Also chucked in an old blu-ray drive I had sitting around - for ripping blu-rays etc.
I needed some additional drive/power cables like these and these, too

I run a VM of FreeNAS with the LSI HBA in VT-d passthrough.
I also run some other VMs using the NAS drives mounted over a virtual switch - e.g. Emby media server, bunch of other services etc

All in all its a lovely little system IMO



Edited by: "fryitup" 10th Jun 2016

hippojay

Do you have a link to the drive cage - I'm trying to find something … Do you have a link to the drive cage - I'm trying to find something similar but having trouble. Cheers


There was just the one that I could find on eBay. Just keep looking. The listing I bought was here and was titled "Dell KC230 Precision T7400 T7500 690 XPS Hard Disc Drive Caddy / Cage / Holder".

EDIT: The same seller/link has 3 more available now.
Edited by: "cutthroat_jake" 10th Jun 2016

Do you have a link to the drive cage - I'm trying to find something similar but having trouble. Cheers

fryitup

Quiet but not silent.If noise is a big priority you can retrofit some … Quiet but not silent.If noise is a big priority you can retrofit some appropriate Noctua replacement fans.This guy replaced fans with noctuas:http://www.hardwareluxx.de/community/f101/dell-poweredge-t20-1031138-60.html#post22901900This guy did a crazy mod of the T20 to fit a ridiculous number of disks, but also replaced fans:http://www.hardwareluxx.de/community/f101/dell-poweredge-t20-ft-dell-perc-h730-aufgebohrt-und-zugenietet-1112100.html


Thanks fryitup. Your post was the info I needed to pull the trigger on the T20 and then do a few mods of my own, not on the scale of the guy on the German forum, but I did add an extra cage for 2 more drives (see below).

http://s33.postimg.org/6gvi3sgen/T20.jpg

1) I added an ASUS AMD Radeon R7 240 2 GB DDR3 Graphics Card
2) I added a solid state drive for Windows Server 2012.
3) I added 2 sticks of 8GB Crucial Ballistix Tactical DDR3 PC3-12800 to go with the 4GB already there (20GB in total).
4) I added a StarTech.com 4 Port PCIe 2.0 SATA III 6Gbps RAID Controller Card for the extra drives.
5) I popped in two StarTech 4xSATA Power Splitter Adapter Cables for the extra drives.
6) Fitted a new cage and two new caddy trays (both bought on eBay), ready for the two extra drives (only one istalled at the moment).

So, now I have 5 x 3TB WD Red NAS HDDs, with a 6th to add at a later date; all configured in (software) RAID5.

Pretty happy with my setup....for now.
Edited by: "cutthroat_jake" 9th Jun 2016

hiGive them a ring!!i submitted my claim a month ago and was waiting for … hiGive them a ring!!i submitted my claim a month ago and was waiting for a reply...and when checking my emails yesterday i noticed that the dell cashback email had been sent to junk.it said there had been 'technical problems' and i needed to contact them otherwise the claim would be rejected after 7 days!i called them up, someone answered the phone straight away and explained the website had rejected ALL the banking details of recent cashback claimants and they could not process the claim, hence the email.she said they were very busy as there were hundreds of claims to process.she was very helpful - took my details etc, processed and approved my claim immediately.hope this helps



Yes I too got that email when submitting the claim. They wanted a picture of the service tag which I sent and they then replied saying my claim was approved. But since that I have had nothing, I will call them.
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glenns

Did you ever get cashback on your flubit purchase... deal is available … Did you ever get cashback on your flubit purchase... deal is available again and we'd all like to know




Yea, flubit invoice doesn't include model number.
However the Dell folks accepted photos of the black serial/model stickers on the unit.

So yes, I got cashback.

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Guess I posted in wrong thread. Was the dell t20 deal I did it on
Edited by: "rvcshart" 7th Jul 2016

rvcshart

You will get a much better price using flubbit with this on ebuyer.Damn … You will get a much better price using flubbit with this on ebuyer.Damn im really promoting flubit in my recent comments, but cant argue with facts. Yes you need Elite, but its 1.50 a month and even had a 14 trial first.Flubit price, for me: 143.43 and cashback should still work.i bought one via flubit 2 weeks ago, waiting for april 21st to apply for my cashback.



Did you ever get cashback on your flubit purchase... deal is available again and we'd all like to know

OOS at Serverplus and eBuyer. Does Amazon purchase qualify?
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tezray

​can I ask which gtx 750ti you went for please I am looking at upgrading m … ​can I ask which gtx 750ti you went for please I am looking at upgrading my hd 5450



I used the low profile one of this Amazon Link

I did have to cut a small corner from the top of the power plug because the fan kept catching but working great now.



bryngreen

Can I make a counterstrike server with this?



Probably better off with the T20 for a CS Server.
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jomay

Also, I'm curious what the power requirements are for each version? … Also, I'm curious what the power requirements are for each version? Here's what I've found reading a few websites (for the Xeon version I believe):Standby: <1WIdle: ~15W (with 1-2 HDD running idle but possibly without graphics?)load: 60Wstartup: 90W



​I've just had mine delivered. I've added a 8gb stick of ecc ram in addition to the 4gb. Also added a 128gb samsung pro 850 ssd, the 1tb disk is still fitted. Sound card disabled in bios and there is no screen or other external devices connected, except an ethernet cable.

The system is running debian. After booting, it appears to be drawing about 22 watts at idle, and about 35 watts with moderate loading.

Also, I'm curious what the power requirements are for each version? Here's what I've found reading a few websites (for the Xeon version I believe):
Standby: <1W
Idle: ~15W (with 1-2 HDD running idle but possibly without graphics?)
load: 60W
startup: 90W

I can't decide between this one and the Pentium one. 213£ vs. 103£, so the Xeon version is 110£ more expensive. As far as I know the only difference is the CPU, and 110£ is pretty much the price difference of the CPU's I suppose. In other words: the base system is very cheap, but the CPU upgrade is priced normally.

What's the noise levels like? Does it differ between Xeon and Pentium and is it silent enough for a desktop in the living-/bedroom?

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HarryRedknapp

sounds similar to what I'm looking to achieve. maybe a random question, … sounds similar to what I'm looking to achieve. maybe a random question, but how do you backup your guest OSes?


Just google various backup solutions.
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emmkay

Anyone knows a suitable 4K graphics card for this?



​No it doesn't

Anyone knows a suitable 4K graphics card for this?

I have one of these. I love it so far however I have found if you want to upgrade the dual core to a xeon you are going to have a bad time. Most of the xeons for 1155 ended in 2012/2013 so finding a xeon processor is pretty difficult. Especially if you want the ones with a low TDP.

If anyone has any guidance let me know. Otherwise I would probably look at a T60 or make your own server?

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