Used Workstation - which to buy?

Which option should I go for?

  • Option 1 - T3500

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  • Option 2 - HPZ400 - W3550

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  • Option 3 - HPZ400 - E5645

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  • Option 4 - HPZ400 - X5650

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  • Option 5 - HPZ400 - W3670

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  • Option 6 - Leonovo D20 - E5507

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yancho

Beta member
Messages
2
Location
Malta
Hi all

I currently have an i5 2400 / 8 Ram / nvidia 430 Gfx. I mostly use my PC for desktop work, and rarely for some video editing (very rarely).

I will be moving countries and thought of buying a workstation, mainly for the ECC ram - since I will be writing my doctoral thesis and thus to have an added layer of protection for the data. Most of my work will be writing the thesis, and once I get the surveys done run some mathematical algorithms on it. Nothing big.

What do you suggest I buy out of these used workstation systems pls:

Option 1 -T3500
2.4 Hexa (E5645)
12 ECC
Quadro 2000
£209 - 3 months warranty

Option 2 -HPZ400
3.07 Quad (W3550)
16 ECC
Quadro 1800
£219 - 1 year warranty


Option 3 -HPZ400
2.4 Hexa (E5645)
12 ECC
Quadro 2000
£214 - 3 months warranty

Option 4 -HPZ400
2.4 Hexa (X5650)
12 ECC
Quadro 2000
£229 - 3 months warranty

Option 5 -HPZ400
3.2 Hexa (W3670)
12 ECC
Quadro 2000
£240 - 3 months warranty

Option 6 -Lenovo D20
DUAL: 2.26 Quad (E5507)
16 ECC
Quadro 2000
£246 - 3 months warranty

Many thanks for your help :)
 

yancho

Beta member
Messages
2
Location
Malta
I will be moving countries, so need to buy something in the UK now.

The 2000 is faster according to benchmarks to 430GT when it comes to CUDA

Furthermore the slowest cpu is more or less the i5 right? but the others should be better than the i5.

I need a workstation for the peace of mind that the hardware is stable
 

PP Mguire

Build Guru
Messages
31,451
Location
Fort Worth, Texas
All of the machines listed are a full generation behind your current i5. Unless you have a specific application that takes specific advantage of more than 4 cores or CUDA they would all be slower in general purpose computing than your current machine. Workstations also don't guaranteed stability, especially at that age. I've had ECC RAM die on me and the HDDs that normally come in these things die pretty quickly too.

Your best option on those listed would be option 5.
 

AMYT768908

Baseband Member
Messages
37
Location
australia
Hi all

I currently have an i5 2400 / 8 Ram / nvidia 430 Gfx. I mostly use my PC for desktop work, and rarely for some video editing (very rarely).

I will be moving countries and thought of buying a workstation, mainly for the ECC ram - since I will be writing my doctoral thesis and thus to have an added layer of protection for the data. Most of my work will be writing the thesis, and once I get the surveys done run some mathematical algorithms on it. Nothing big.

What do you suggest I buy out of these used workstation systems pls:

Option 1 -T3500
2.4 Hexa (E5645)
12 ECC
Quadro 2000
£209 - 3 months warranty

Option 2 -HPZ400
3.07 Quad (W3550)
16 ECC
Quadro 1800
£219 - 1 year warranty


Option 3 -HPZ400
2.4 Hexa (E5645)
12 ECC
Quadro 2000
£214 - 3 months warranty

Option 4 -HPZ400
2.4 Hexa (X5650)
12 ECC
Quadro 2000
£229 - 3 months warranty

Option 5 -HPZ400
3.2 Hexa (W3670)
12 ECC
Quadro 2000
£240 - 3 months warranty

Option 6 -Lenovo D20
DUAL: 2.26 Quad (E5507)
16 ECC
Quadro 2000
£246 - 3 months warranty

Many thanks for your help :)
All options are good, but I will choose Lenovo D20 as your workstation because I use it and I love this device, and I am now searching for a proactive workstation.
 

Joe C

Fully Optimized
Messages
4,231
Location
Great Lakes State
Your replying to a post that is almost 3 yrs old. I do not think yancho still has this issue
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