Author Topic: Buying a Server - Any Good?  (Read 494 times)

2019-09-27, 10:59:55

jonjonbaker

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Hi there new to the forum here,

I have been working in CGI for more than 10 years now, I am thinking of buying a server machine below is the spec for it. Can anyone here tell me whether or not its worth the £3000 price tag.
Or are there any pros and cons to it? One con is the noise it makes when rendering (sounds like an F1 car) but I will get a noise reducing case to put it in. x4 processors and that much ram seems almost too good to be true! Thanks for your help!

Specifications:

HP ProLiant DL580 Gen8 Server
Compute

x Intel Xeon E7-880 V2 - 15-Core 2.50Ghz , 3,10 Ghz Turbo ( 60 Cores , 120 threads ) + NVIDIA GTX 1650 ( GB GDDR5 Graphics Card, 896 Cuda Core )
Memory

256GB PC3 Memory

Storage

3 x HPE Enterprise class 400GB SSD

Backplane

1 x 5 Bay 2.5” SFF ( takes up to 5 x SAS / SDD Drives)

RAID

HPE Smart Array P830i/2G FBWC Controller

Optical

Not included

Power Supply

2 x Power Supply 1200W Platinum

Networking

Quad Integrated GB NICs HP 331FLR Quad Port - 1GbE RJ45 FLR Ethernet

Rack Rails

Not Included

Management

iLO 4 Remote Management

Front Bezel

not Included**

Condition

Refurbished

Warranty

12 Months RTB Warranty

OS (Evaluation ver)

Tested with windows Server 2019 / 2016 / Windows 10


2019-09-27, 14:57:18
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jonjonbaker

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Any advice at all and I would be extremely grateful don't be shy ;-)