+ Post New Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 18
Hardware Thread, Ive bought 2 servers today - Bargain! in Technical; ...
  1. #1
    timbo343's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Leeds/York area, North Yorkshire
    Posts
    3,031
    Thank Post
    305
    Thanked 292 Times in 202 Posts
    Rep Power
    120

    Ive bought 2 servers today - Bargain!

    Not bad specs eh?

    Spec one:
    1x HP DL380 G5 rack mount, quad core 2.83Ghz, 2ghz Ram, 2 PSUs, Dual Gig Network Port - 3 year warranty On Site
    2x Kingston 2Gb EEC (2x1024mb) sticks
    1x Quad Core 2.83Ghz Processor
    7x SFF SAS 72.8Gb 10000rpm 2.5" Drives
    = £2214.84

    Spec two:
    1x HP DL380 G5 rack mount, quad core 2.83Ghz, 2ghz Ram , 2 PSUs, Dual Gig Network Port - 3 year warranty On Site
    2x Kingston 2Gb EEC (2x1024mb) sticks
    1x Quad Core 2.83Ghz Processor
    5x SFF SAS 72.8Gb 10000rpm 2.5" Drives
    = £1955.56
    Last edited by timbo343; 25th April 2008 at 08:58 PM.

  2. #2

    FN-GM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    16,038
    Thank Post
    888
    Thanked 1,727 Times in 1,490 Posts
    Blog Entries
    12
    Rep Power
    453
    We just purchased a new Dell 1900 Server these are the specs:
    2 x 2.0ghz Quad Core
    8 GB RAM
    3 x 80gb Raid
    3 Year 4 hour response warranty
    £1,500
    Last edited by FN-GM; 29th April 2008 at 09:33 PM. Reason: Typo

  3. #3

    Ric_'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    London
    Posts
    7,599
    Thank Post
    109
    Thanked 765 Times in 596 Posts
    Rep Power
    181
    Not quite the offer I got from SCC a couple of months ago...

    Sun X2200 M2:
    * 2x 2218 dual-core Opteron processor
    * 8GB RAM
    * 2x 146GB 15k rpm SAS disks
    * Shiny metal 1u case

    IIRC £2600-ish

    Sounds about average... until you realise they chucked in a second one FOC!

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    North
    Posts
    1,840
    Thank Post
    25
    Thanked 91 Times in 71 Posts
    Rep Power
    50
    Wish I had the money to buy stuff

    Still begging to replace 20 machines this year out of a total of 230.

    I need to buy machines that last for 10 years at least

  5. #5

    Sylv3r's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Co. Durham
    Posts
    3,212
    Thank Post
    372
    Thanked 379 Times in 337 Posts
    Rep Power
    148
    Quote Originally Posted by timbo343 View Post
    Not bad specs eh?

    Spec one:
    1x HP DL380 G5 rack mount, quad core 2.83Ghz, 2ghz Ram, 2 PSUs, Dual Gig Network Port - 3 year warranty On Site
    2x Kingston 2Gb EEC (2x1024mb) sticks
    1x Quad Core 2.83Ghz Processor
    7x SFF SAS 72.8Gb 10000rpm 2.5" Drives
    = £2214.84

    Spec two:
    1x HP DL380 G5 rack mount, quad core 2.83Ghz, 2ghz Ram , 2 PSUs, Dual Gig Network Port - 3 year warranty On Site
    2x Kingston 2Gb EEC (2x1024mb) sticks
    1x Quad Core 2.83Ghz Processor
    5x SFF SAS 72.8Gb 10000rpm 2.5" Drives
    = £1955.56
    Where did you purchase these from?

    Thanks

  6. #6
    dezt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Lancs
    Posts
    1,030
    Thank Post
    157
    Thanked 60 Times in 48 Posts
    Rep Power
    30
    Quote Originally Posted by FN-Greatermanchester View Post
    We just purchased a new Dell 1900 Server these are the specs:
    2 x 2.5ghz Quad Core
    8 GB RAM
    3 x 80gb Raid
    3 Year 4 hour response warranty
    £1,500
    Where did you get that from? I'm after something like that spec to run as a VMWare ESX server, then all I need is a decent SAN and I'm away.

  7. #7

    FN-GM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    16,038
    Thank Post
    888
    Thanked 1,727 Times in 1,490 Posts
    Blog Entries
    12
    Rep Power
    453
    I purchased it from Dell, i can send you a copy of the quote if you like.

  8. #8

    m25man's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Romford, Essex
    Posts
    1,631
    Thank Post
    49
    Thanked 462 Times in 337 Posts
    Rep Power
    140
    Quote Originally Posted by Sylv3r View Post
    Where did you purchase these from?

    Thanks
    Must have been from the back of a yellow reliant robin!

    The first one comes out well under the trade price!

    Therefore they must be an LA Micro grey import!

    I have no idea how they do this but I bet the HMCE know!
    Remember how we used to get cheap cars from the EU!

    You can't knock them for VFM but I am not sure if the warranty is as good as they claim it is.
    I have had HP stuff from the US before and had it repaired here under global warranties without any issues so I'm not going to doubt their word however I would not be prepared to resell these.

    If your buying direct for your own use or the schools, verify the warranty by registering the serial numbers with HP as soon as you can and if there is a problem get this cleared up straight away. You don't want to have a problem in two years time only to find they will not honour them for some strange reason.

    My wife Yaris was a grey import, it gave us 5 years of trouble free use and was still like new when we sold it, but the Merc dealer I tried to part ex it with ran it through the computer and it came up as an import straight away and he dropped the part ex value by £2000 straight away!
    Needless to say we sold it privately for the full asking without telling the buyer it was an import!

    Looks like a really good deal, even if it is a grey.

  9. #9

    FN-GM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    16,038
    Thank Post
    888
    Thanked 1,727 Times in 1,490 Posts
    Blog Entries
    12
    Rep Power
    453
    Believe what you like mate thats the correct information. It is from Dell UK.

  10. #10

    powdarrmonkey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Alcester, Warwickshire
    Posts
    4,859
    Thank Post
    412
    Thanked 777 Times in 650 Posts
    Rep Power
    182
    My wife Yaris was a grey import...
    Man, I've been looking for one of those for aaaages. Can you send me the company's details so I can get a catalogue?

  11. #11

    m25man's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Romford, Essex
    Posts
    1,631
    Thank Post
    49
    Thanked 462 Times in 337 Posts
    Rep Power
    140
    Quote Originally Posted by FN-Greatermanchester View Post
    Believe what you like mate thats the correct information. It is from Dell UK.
    I was responding to the thread starter and the HP's.

    With certain quadcore prices being cut by up to 50% many of the big boys are dumping current built stocks fast.

    I am afraid I don't like Dell as I have had too many bad experiences with after sales, the kit's OK though.

    I bought a 2 x 2.5Ghz Quad system today for less than £1350 !!
    Just to run my Windows 2008 EBS system on in a Virtual Sandbox, don't you just love toys
    Last edited by m25man; 29th April 2008 at 10:17 PM. Reason: Typo

  12. #12
    timbo343's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Leeds/York area, North Yorkshire
    Posts
    3,031
    Thank Post
    305
    Thanked 292 Times in 202 Posts
    Rep Power
    120
    Bought them from misco, but be careful, HP are giving out duff info to suppliers on the system i got. They only come with one PSU.

  13. #13

    m25man's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Romford, Essex
    Posts
    1,631
    Thank Post
    49
    Thanked 462 Times in 337 Posts
    Rep Power
    140
    Misco -eh!

    With the volume of brochures, flyers and specials they publish every week it's quite possible they will make a mistake and you my friend might have found one.

    Even with one psu it's still less than trade.

    Some of these guys operate in a buying partnership and buy large batches so cheap that even the big distributors can't match.

    I recently bought 2 x HP Raid 5 Rack Servers very cheap that when shipped turned out to be Raid 0 Towers.
    The supplier gave me the Rack conversion kits and the raid controllers FOC after I pointed out the web site description errors. That mistake cost them at least £250 each.

    If it say's 2 x DC PSU's why not push your luck! No harm in trying @ £110 each your bargin is shrinking into a small discount.
    DL380's also had a buy one get one free cash back offer on certain CPU's this month!
    HP ProLiant Free Processor Offer - 1st Apr ? 30th Apr 2008
    Were you offered this option?

  14. #14
    Elky's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    485
    Thank Post
    4
    Thanked 6 Times in 5 Posts
    Rep Power
    22
    Quote Originally Posted by powdarrmonkey View Post
    Man, I've been looking for one of those for aaaages. Can you send me the company's details so I can get a catalogue?

    I thought he was joking about his wife called Yaris too for a minute then!

  15. #15

    powdarrmonkey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Alcester, Warwickshire
    Posts
    4,859
    Thank Post
    412
    Thanked 777 Times in 650 Posts
    Rep Power
    182
    ...and I thought he was being serious about her. That's spoiled my fun...

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. HP Printers : Bargain!
    By contink in forum Hardware
    Replies: 23
    Last Post: 7th May 2008, 11:55 AM
  2. Anyone ever bought pc bits from amazon?
    By j17sparky in forum Hardware
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 25th April 2008, 09:24 PM
  3. Just bought...
    By danIT in forum General Chat
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 17th February 2008, 09:30 AM
  4. External HD Bargain!!
    By Samson in forum Hardware
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 16th July 2007, 12:04 PM
  5. Anyone ever bought anything refurb from Apple?
    By crc-ict in forum General Chat
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 11th September 2006, 07:43 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •