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[US] $285 New Lenovo ThinkServer TS140: Xeon E3-1225V3, 4GB DDR3, 500GB HDD

Nov 10, 2006
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Memory G. Skill TridentZ RGB 4x8GB (F4-3600C16Q-32GTZR)
Video Card(s) MSI Radeon RX 5700 XT MECH OC
Storage 2x Samsung 950 Pro 256GB | 2xHGST Deskstar 4TB 7.2K
Display(s) Samsung C27HG70
Case Xigmatek Aquila
Power Supply Seasonic 760W SS-760XP
Mouse Razer Deathadder 2013
Keyboard Corsair Vengeance K95
Software Windows 10 Pro
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Found on [H], there's a seller on eBay selling a brand new ThinkServer TS140 Xeon E3-1225 v3 for $285 shipped. Seemed like a rather good deal, despite there being no operating system included.

Lenovo's product page for the TS140 can be found here.

Specs pulled from listing:
  • Gigabit LAN
  • no OS
  • 5U
  • 1 x Xeon E3-1225V3 / 3.2 GHz
  • RAM 4 GB
  • HDD 1 x 500 GB
  • DVD
  • HD Graphics P4600

Regarding the power supply, the anemic 280w 80Plus Bronze PSU can be replaced, but needs a cable to adapt from the normal 20/24-pin to IBM's weird motherboard plug. Details here. Doesn't sound like too big of an issue. Lenovo also makes a 450W PSU for this thing if you can track one down (might be cheap second-hand).

For memory, it does accept regular DDR3 if you feel you need more and don't want to track down non-registered DDR3 ECC.
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