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Old 12-01-2011, 05:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default HPZ400 6-DIMM workstation, is it good for gaming?

is it good? i just want to know if it's top of the line, coz my mums paying 5k for it, she spoke to the computer guy, something like a birthday present, and gave me the sheet with the specs, its going to be assembled at my house in around 4-5 days time, and i want to know if she is being ripped off, these are the specs

hp z400 localization kit, intel xeon w3565 3.2 8mb/1066 QC CPU, HP air cooling solution, HP High perf heatsink themal kit, HP 8gb (2 x 4gb) ddr3-1333 ECC RAM, HP no graphics option, HP 1000gb SATA 7200 ist HDD, HP 16X DVD+- RW SuperMulti SATA 1st drive, Nvidia 2000 1.0gb graphics

hx for helping, i just want to know if its worth it, 5k is alot of money

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You haven't specified where you're from so we don't know what currency you're talking about. I'll assume USD.

This is the machine you're getting: HP Z400 Workstation (VA801UT) specifications - HP Small & Medium Business products and it's $1959 so yeah, you'll be paying over $3000 for a 1TB HDD and another RAM module.

These types of machines are not really designed for gaming, you're paying a huge premium for a workstation graphics card that won't be as good at gaming as a cheaper geforce card.
The ECC RAM is important in servers but is actually slower and more expensive than the equivalent non-ECC.

In short, I definitely don't recommend this.


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Old 12-01-2011, 10:10 AM   #3 (permalink)
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if what you are going to do is gaming.. stay away from servers, no need and just get a regular I7
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Old 12-04-2011, 10:26 AM   #4 (permalink)
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if your gonna spend 5 grand on a comp just go to cyberpowerpc lol...
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