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Thread: It's a Dell but... dual 2.4Ghz or 2.8Ghz Xeons for about $10




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    It's a Dell, here is the link

    Basic package is $699

    for PowerEdgeTM_ 1600SC
    Xeon at 2.4 Ghz can opt for second Xeon for $350

    or up to 2.8 Ghz for $100 and 2nd 2.8Ghz Xeon for $400


    It comes with 128 MB DDR (Doesn't say what speed) and upgrade costs are over priced.

    and a 36 GB 10K RPM SCSI HD.

    1 year on site warranty

    Well is it worth it?
    $1049.00 dual 2.4 Xeons
    $1199.00 dual 2.8 Xeons

    Normall I say no to cra- I mean Dell, but...:confused:

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    I guess if you are in the market for an application or database server it would be a deal. For a general use or game machine though, I don't know. It propably has ECC ram in it, you can't overclock it, 10k rpm hds are loud and hot, It probably has that Dell "ass-backwards wired" mobo and power supply config in it (making the mobo and psu a matched set), and the graphics suck, and if your apps don't support multi-processing, the second cpu is just a space heater.

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    If he's buying a Dell, he obviously won't be overclocking so ECC or no ECC dont' matter. As for the PSU, have you seen the connections that all p4 xeon motherboards use? It's not a standard fitting ATX connection, it's not a dell thing man :)

    Anyway, depending on what your doing, sure I'd go for it, the dual 2.8's seem to be well worth it (and your best bang for your buck). Personally, I'd use it to replace the dual p3 1ghz box I got running here, and relocate the old dual ppro box from its duties (and give those to the p3's)... Ya just can't take a dual ppro outta service :D
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    They'd likely be using a 24-pin ATX power connector for one of those mobo's. Tyan and SuperMicro do.

    It would be some nice bragging rights.

    It's probably not a concern with that inexpensive of a server, but some motherboards, particularly those with a ServerWorks chipset (most of them) don't have an AGP slot.

    Other than that, 1k for a system with a couple of Xeon's is pretty sweet action there.

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    I wasn't talking about the server mobo power connections being different from standard ATX connections. Dell has taken to changing the wiring configurations on their PSUs and mobos so that only Dell mobos work with Dell PSUs. They look like ordinary connections and they don't lable them as being wired differently.

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    Thanks guys!

    Actually I was planning to use this as my main comp. I assumed it had an AGP slot, but there is not info about it and it only allows you to include integrated graphics so Dell still sucks, was just wondering if hell had frozen over.

    Wish I could get a dual Xeon w/AGP for that price.

    Info I should have included:
    I would want to OC it.
    I would be using it for 3D graphics work
    And Games :D

    So back to the happy land of build?in it myself.

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    So this could basically be a very good renderbox, with the excellent options of it later becoming a very good server, huh? Interesting....:?:

    Course, I guess I have to figure out the nephews computer problem first.
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    I doubt that you'd be able to OC that Dell, especially since Xeon boxes aren't what most people consider enthusiast territory. Even with other non-Dell mobo's, the option to OC is very limited if any options are available. Basically, if you want Xeon's and overclocking, you're looking at Iwill motherboards---which are good, but I wouldn't be OCing on a $500+ motherboard and 2 fairly expensive CPU's.

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    True about the OCing. Still to bad, if that rig had an AGP port I might go for it.

    Oh, well at least I don't have to deal with Dell and it's small evil universe.

    A complete dual Xeon rig that only lacks more RAM and a decent AGP card. And perhaps a big IDE HD.

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    Supermicro's X5DAL-G is a very nice board (even though it's 650 CDN$) and it does overclock :) Not very well compared to the reg p4's, but can get 2.4ghz to 2.6no problem :)
    <font size=1>Pentium 4 2.53GHz @ 3.515GHz (FSB: 185; VCore: 1.725)</font>
    <font size=1><a href="http://www.thermaltake.com/products/heatsink/v7plus.htm">ThermalTake Volcano 7+</a></font>
    <font size=1><a href="http://www.albatron.com.tw/product/PX845PEV_800.asp">Albatron PX845PEV-800</a></font>
    <font size=1>512MB Samsung DDR333 @ DDR370</font>
    <font size=1><a href="http://www.ati.com/products/pc/radeon9700pro/">Radeon 9700 Pro 128MB</a></font>
    <font size=1><a href="http://www.adaptec.com/worldwide/product/proddetail.html?prodkey=ASC-29160">Adaptec 29160 Ultra160 SCSI Controller</a></font>
    <font size=1><a href="http://www.seagate.com/cda/products/discsales/marketing/detail/0,1081,321,00.html">Seagate ST373405LW 73GB U160 SCSI</a></font>
    <font size=1>Enermax EG465P-VE 450watt PSU</font>
    <font size=1>CPU Temp (100%): 39 C; HDD Temp (100%): 31 C (100%); Chipset Temp (100%): 32 C</font>

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