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Promoted 01-12-2014 by brisar at 03:13 AM View Original Post
OEM Genuine via Amazon has Lenovo ThinkServer TS140 Intel Core i3-4130 3.4GHz Server (70A4000HUX) for $215. Shipping is Free. Thanks ShairKhan
  • Intel Core i3-4130 3.4GHz
  • 4GB DDR3
  • Hard Drive: None installed, 3 vacant 3.5" Bays
  • DVD-ROM
  • 280W Power Supply
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Edited January 12, 2014 at 01:04 AM by widgit
This is the best price I have seen so far. I paid 230+ (inl shipping) for it a couple of months ago. The machine is awesome!

Lenovo ThinkServer TS140 70A4000HUX i3-4130 3.4GHz Server $215 + free shipping

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•Processor: Intel® Core i3-4130 processor 3.4 GHz, 2C, 4M Cache, 1.00 GT/s, 65W
•RAM: 1 x 4 GB PC3-12800E 1600MHz DDR3 ECC-UDIMM UDIMM | 4 Slots Total
•Hard Drive: NONE installed with 3 vacant 3.5'' bays | RAID: Software supporting 0, 1, 5 Levels
•Optical Drive: DVD-ROM | Power Supply: 280W Fixed | Networking: Gigabit Ethernet (Integrated)
•Warranty: Limited Next Business Day On-site Warranty, 1 Year Parts and Labor
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#3
It's $211.57 via Computer Upgrade King, fulfilled by Amazon.
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Good barebone bargain, just add HDD and OS and you have a great little platform
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I won't TD this, but I am curious why you think that getting a nondescript case, a really minimal PSU, a relatively useless DVD-ROM (not R/W) drive, 4GB of modest RAM, and whatever motherboard comes with this is a 'hot deal' at around $90 (the difference between this and the normal price for its processor alone - and I only discounted that a bit for being the 65W version rather than the 54W version that sells for a bit under $130) - especially considering that you get better warranties when purchasing the components by themselves. But SD has certainly made my expectations for deals a good deal higher than they once were, so I'm willing to listen.
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you get better warranties when purchasing the components by themselves.
I don't see too many mobos or PSUs with next business day on-site warranties.
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I would also like to point out that those are ECC RAM (server RAM). ECC RAM cost more than regular non-ECC RAM.

My main concern is "How loud is this server?" I never like a noisy machine.
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Last edited by tekrazn January 11, 2014 at 11:03 PM
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Quote from FormerLurker View Post :
I won't TD this, but I am curious why you think that getting a nondescript case, a really minimal PSU, a relatively useless DVD-ROM (not R/W) drive, 4GB of modest RAM, and whatever motherboard comes with this is a 'hot deal' at around $90 (the difference between this and the normal price for its processor alone - and I only discounted that a bit for being the 65W version rather than the 54W version that sells for a bit under $130) - especially considering that you get better warranties when purchasing the components by themselves. But SD has certainly made my expectations for deals a good deal higher than they once were, so I'm willing to listen.
err... there's something called quality. This is designed to be a server by lenovo engineers, so every component is geared towards that (quality wise), not just "whatever" cheap stuff you throw in by comparing prices. Case, PSU, board, all designed to fit server purposes, although they may look minimal to you. You won't be able to get a similar quality build by yourself at this price. No way.

Just an example, server memory are ECC rams that you won't be able to get cheap anywhere.
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I don't see too many mobos or PSUs with next business day on-site warranties.
Sorry - I obviously should have said LONGER warranties (e.g., 3 years vs. 1 year for the processor). I don't know about anyone else, but as someone willing to build up this bare-bones into a useful system I'd prefer to handle any repairs myself rather than trust someone else to rip into it (which would cause me at a minimum to remove the hard drive before they laid their hands on it).

Still, if this was someone's sole means of getting on line I suppose the next-business-day service would be reassuring as long as they didn't encounter a problem on a Friday.
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Can XPEnology be installed on the TS140?
Would I be better off getting a HP N54L to use XPEnology?
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err... there's something called quality. This is designed to be a server by lenovo engineers, so every component is geared towards that (quality wise), not just "whatever" cheap stuff you throw in by comparing prices. Case, PSU, board, all designed to fit server purposes, although they may look minimal to you. You won't be able to get a similar quality build by yourself at this price. No way.

Just an example, server memory are ECC rams that you won't be able to get cheap anywhere.
Mea culpa - I missed the ECC reference and allowed myself to be misled by comments suggesting that people were thinking about using this as a desktop machine (edit: and those seem to have been elsewhere when I was looking up the processor to see what it normally sold for). Not that I've ever had a problem with non-ECC RAM in the 25 years I've been using PCs, but for someone actually planning to use this for server applications requiring unusual assurances of reliability (rather than simply as a desktop) this could indeed be a better deal than it appeared to be at first glance.
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Last edited by FormerLurker January 11, 2014 at 11:24 PM
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this is a great deal! I paid $235 for mine a couple of weeks ago.

And yes, while some people are using these as bare bones desktops, others of us are building small light-weight servers with them.

Oh and out of the box, this thing is nearly silent.
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Will this be powerful enough for running Plex for Two TVs?
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And yes, while some people are using these as bare bones desktops, others of us are building small light-weight servers with them.
One can often very successfully build small, light-weight servers out of desktop components. The main difference using ECC RAM is reliability - the assurance that if something fails the server will stop rather than provide erroneous output.

Memory errors are not unknown but are sufficiently rare that only applications with serious reliability requirements (where undetected errors could have life-threatening or at least serious financial consequences - or where a server farm is supporting users willing to pay for that assurance regardless of whether they actually need it) require ECC RAM - which is why it's virtually unknown in normal PCs (though back in the dark ages the weaker option of parity RAM was sometimes offered because RAM back then was less reliable).

ECC RAM does not (edit: usually) improve availability, since it only corrects (edit: usually single-bit) errors which would otherwise (edit: probably) go undiscovered (edit: and in fact it usually halts the system if it discovers multi-bit errors which would often otherwise allow operation to continue): real availability requires redundancy on a coarser scale (e.g., fully-duplexed servers with fail-over capability). A high-quality PSU may improve availability over a lower-quality one of similar rating, but less so over a lower-quality one of higher rating (though the latter may waste a bit more energy in operation - likely of significance only in a large server farm).

If taking all the above into account your own application actually justifies the use of this level of server technology then more power to you - but I suspect that makes you an EXTREMELY unusual SDer.
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Now going for $211.57+FS!
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