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Refurb (Grade A): Dell Precision, Intel Xeon 3.1GHz Quad Core Processor E3-1225, 8GB DDR3, 120GB SSD + 500GB HDD, $299, Newegg Flash, Free Shipping, No tax for some.

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How's this compared to the Dell PowerEdge T30 deal? Similar specs?

https://flash.newegg.com/Product/9SIA60G6FZ8042

Refurbished (Grade A): Dell Precision T1600 Workstation
Intel Xeon 3.1GHz Quad Core Processor E3-1225 (up to 3.4GHz)
8GB DDR3
120GB SSD + 500GB HDD
DVD
Intel HD Graphics P3000
Windows 10 Professional
Keyboard/Mouse

11 USB PORTS TOTAL:
6 REAR - USB 2.0
4 FRONT - USB 2.0
1 INTERNAL - USB 2.0
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E3-1225 (v1) is Sandy Bridge from 2011. Used desktop of that generation is $100 or so.

The new Precision T30 has E3-1225 v5, the second newest with almost the same performance as the newest v6.
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Another main difference would be 128GB SSD here vs T30's no SSD but 1TB HDD.
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Another main difference would be 128GB SSD here vs T30's no SSD but 1TB HDD.
DDR3 Vs. DDR4 on the T30 but this one comes with a Windows 10 License !
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E3-1225 (v1) is Sandy Bridge from 2011. Used desktop of that generation is $100 or so.

The new Precision T30 has E3-1225 v5, the second newest with almost the same performance as the newest v6.
Yeah, I was wondering about the version. I can't tell or it doesn't say (which presumably means it's v1). I later noticed the v5 on the Dell deal.

If anyone is eyeing this, better deal for this (for the hardware specs) can be had on Ebay I think.

I'm tempted to jump on an Ebay deal myself as I'm on a budget, and I don't want to shell out around $300 (for the Dell deal), then cost of adding ram. But the Dell deal is new new.
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Comparison:
Intel Xeon E3-1225 v5 vs v1
http://cpuboss.com/cpus/Intel-Xeo...on-E3-1225

What am I losing if I bought a used Dell Precision, E3-1225, w/ lots or ram, on Ebay, for way cheaper?

I'm setting up a home lab, running Hyper-V (bare metal), then VMs.
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I picked up a T1600 for 80 bucks off ebay a few months back. No SSD (+50) and less ram (+30). So this looks like a terrible deal. Much better hunting for a used T1600 yourself and upgrading as necessary.
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DDR3 Vs. DDR4 on the T30 but this one comes with a Windows 10 License !
Looks like E3-1225 v5 can be upgraded to 64GB ram.

v1 is up to 32GB ram.
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I picked up a T1600 for 80 bucks off ebay a few months back. No SSD (+50) and less ram (+30). So this looks like a terrible deal. Much better hunting for a used T1600 yourself and upgrading as necessary.
Yeah, I'm mainly be using it to run VMs.

Many systems will be an upgrade to what I currently have, an HP Proliant N40L w/ 8GB ram.

And if I can get it for cheap, as possible, w/ lots of ram, the better.
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Yeah, I'm mainly be using it to run VMs.

Many systems will be an upgrade to what I currently have, an HP Proliant N40L w/ 8GB ram.

And if I can get it for cheap, as possible, w/ lots of ram, the better.
Ddr4 memory is almost the same price if not more than the f'n T30
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Ddr4 memory is almost the same price if not more than the f'n T30
Thanks. Yeah ouch, I just checked crucial.com, about $115 more for a 8GB ecc stick for the T30, totaling 16GB with the included 8GB.

Swap those out to get 32GB total? Forget about it. About $400!


For my budget a used "server" or computer w/ 16gb for under $200 on ebay might be better.

Even upgrading (or swapping) the ram of my Proliant N40L to 16GB, would still be up there, though if I could find a deal.
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too old ....
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DDR3 Vs. DDR4 on the T30 but this one comes with a Windows 10 License !
Worth nothing
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