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Dell PowerEdge T30 Mini Server: Intel Xeon E3-1225, 8GB DDR4, 1TB HDD EXPIRED

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Dell Small Business has Dell PowerEdge T30 Mini Server on sale for $619 - $320 w/ coupon code SPRINGT30 = $299. Shipping is free. Thanks iconian

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  • Intel Xeon E3-1225 v5 3.3GHz Quad-Core CPU
  • Intel HD Graphics P530 (onboard)
  • 8GB 2666MT/s DDR4 Memory (ECC)
  • 1TB 7200RPM Hard Drive
  • DVD+/-RW Internal Drive
  • No Operating System
  • US 125V Power Cord
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The T30 deals are freaking fantastic. People don't give the e3-1225v5 enough credit and think they need a bigger processor. I have a T30 with 24GB memory running ESXi 6.7 running the following:

Plex - 4 vCPU - CentOS (plenty of UHD content)
pfSense - 2 vCPU - Virtual router for 300 Mbps Comcast service
Blue Iris NVR - 2x vCPU - Runs 1x 4K and 3x 1080p IP cameras
Weather - 1x vCPU - CentOS (saved my Acurite bridge by running Weewx and publishes to WU)

I have about 6GB of memory free and my CPU sits around 50%. Plex is all direct play and BI direct records to disk.

The only reason I'd consider getting a second is to fire up vCenter and make use of vMotion and get some HA out of the equation. Very tempting... anything modern is going to cost about $700-$1000 using embedded Xeon with Supermicro builds. This is excellent for home lab and virtualizing many physical appliances.
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Cause you don't have time to f around with a build, you want a working computer out of the box
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For anyone wanting to know the CPU specs...

Launched Q4 of 2015

4 Cores, 4 Threads
Base clock: 3.30 GHz
Max Turbo: 3.70 GHz
Cache: 8MB SmartCache

Dual channel memory...
Supports DDR4 1866/2133
Max Memory: 64 GB
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Good deal, even if the server is becoming a bit dated. I badly wanted this deal about 2 months ago.
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For anyone wanting to know the CPU specs...

Launched Q4 of 2015

4 Cores, 4 Threads
Base clock: 3.30 GHz
Max Turbo: 3.70 GHz
Cache: 8MB SmartCache

Dual channel memory...
Supports DDR4 1866/2133
Max Memory: 64 GB
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This may be a dumb question, but bare (bear?) with me as I've not built a PC in over a decade.

If I dropped a beefy video card, SSD, and 32Gb of RAM into this, would it be a decent gaming rig?
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Great deal! In for 1! This will be my next Plex server.
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Just curious, unless you need the ECC memory, why would anyone buy this when you could build better performing i3-8100 for about the same cost?
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This may be a dumb question, but bare (bear?) with me as I've not built a PC in over a decade.

If I dropped a beefy video card, SSD, and 32Gb of RAM into this, would it be a decent gaming rig?
I did the same with the lenovo ts140 (same type of system), and it was able to do well with all gaming I put at it with a 1060 6g card at 1080p.
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I did the same with the lenovo ts140 (same type of system), and it was able to do well with all gaming I put at it with a 1060 6g card at 1080p.
Make sure that PSU is up to the task
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For anyone wanting to know the CPU specs...

Launched Q4 of 2015

4 Cores, 4 Threads
Base clock: 3.30 GHz
Max Turbo: 3.70 GHz
Cache: 8MB SmartCache

Dual channel memory...
Supports DDR4 1866/2133
Max Memory: 64 GB
Does this support quick sync
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Just curious, unless you need the ECC memory, why would anyone buy this when you could build better performing i3-8100 for about the same cost?
I'm fairly certain this deal really is meant for people who want to stand up a server in their home for whatever purpose. There are numerous processors that perform well above the E3-1225 when it comes to entertainment related tasks.

I'm actually surprised this exact package is still this price, even now a year later after I set up a deal alert for it. Surely this should be more around $250 shipped normal price by now..
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I bought the v3 of this thing like 4 years ago for less than this price, c/o a great slickdeal

This is alright, but it's not as slick as it could be
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Just curious, unless you need the ECC memory, why would anyone buy this when you could build better performing i3-8100 for about the same cost?
Cause you don't have time to f around with a build, you want a working computer out of the box
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Drop some disks in this, send it to Joe's Datacenter to rack for a few bucks a month, and you're in the web hosting business.
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The T30 deals are freaking fantastic. People don't give the e3-1225v5 enough credit and think they need a bigger processor. I have a T30 with 24GB memory running ESXi 6.7 running the following:

Plex - 4 vCPU - CentOS (plenty of UHD content)
pfSense - 2 vCPU - Virtual router for 300 Mbps Comcast service
Blue Iris NVR - 2x vCPU - Runs 1x 4K and 3x 1080p IP cameras
Weather - 1x vCPU - CentOS (saved my Acurite bridge by running Weewx and publishes to WU)

I have about 6GB of memory free and my CPU sits around 50%. Plex is all direct play and BI direct records to disk.

The only reason I'd consider getting a second is to fire up vCenter and make use of vMotion and get some HA out of the equation. Very tempting... anything modern is going to cost about $700-$1000 using embedded Xeon with Supermicro builds. This is excellent for home lab and virtualizing many physical appliances.
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