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HP Workstations Owners Club

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Welcome all HP workstation owners!!

Stated thread goals
  1. Information and support for HP workstations
  2. Upgrading and software support
  3. Links to used HP workstations and parts
  4. post pics of builds and setup
 
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http://www.instock901.com/hp-workstation-z210-500gb-intel-xeon-33ghz-e3-1240-8gb?gclid=Cj0KCQjw4qvlBRDiARIsAHme6otoin5lhDs8xiUHzOMe3QIh4fKZn-YRmYpsHDiYta3mjH8AifIt-vkaAtXjEALw_wcB

HP Workstation Z210 500GB, Intel Xeon, 3.3GHz E3-1240, 8GB socket LGA1155 $125 plus shipping

This Xeon is about the same as a i7 3770

Pretty good deal; just pop in an SSD and nice little lite use rig

And another; a mini tower

https://www.pcliquidations.com/p87303-hp-z220-mini-tower?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cse&utm_term=87303&r160164167166161&gclid=Cj0KCQjw4qvlBRDiARIsAHme6ov5E5Wrx8iULdEfZhEr4osfIlhVf3GQmdWvs2xlwgOMhtwF4Mei0koaAoDVEALw_wcB

HP Z220 Mini Tower Intel Xeon Processor (E3-1225) 3.20GHz 4GB DDR3 250GB HDD $152 plus shipping

http://www.instock901.com/hp-workstation-z420-500gb-intel-xeon-28ghz-e5-1603-8gb-pc?gclid=Cj0KCQjw4qvlBRDiARIsAHme6osVTC2gD_0uV8WGd0BF2rRH_-fP5KWpLI7Ph2skJyKAN302GOC7iacaAicmEALw_wcB

HP Workstation Z420 500GB, Intel Xeon, 2.8GHz E5-1603, 8GB PC $160 plus shipping

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIAC0F92J4356&Description=Z800&cm_re=Z800-_-1VK-001E-23K74-_-Product

HP Z800 Workstation 2x X5650 2.66GHz 6-Cores 12GB DDR3 No HDD No OS No Video

Should be the later boot block date

This would be good w/ a set of cheap 5690's or 5680's.
 
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https://www.ebay.com/itm/HP-Z420-Workstation-Xeon-E5-1607-3-0Ghz-8GB-DVDRW-500GB-HD-600W-Windows-7-Pro/254147853924?hash=item3b2c647e64:g:Wq8AAOSwCuBcaIWZ&LH_BIN=1

HP Z420 Workstation Xeon E5-1607 3.0Ghz 8GB DVDRW 500GB HD + 600W Windows 7 Pro $149.99 Free Shipping US only

Cant tell if this is a v2 system or not. I would always assume it has the older boot block date based on the CPU installed
Which is a V1 E5. But I have also received a V2 CPU when it was advertised as a V1. Either way; still not a bad deal.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/HP-Z420-Workstation-Intel-Xeon-Quad-Core-3-0GHz-No-RAM-No-HDD-600W-Win-7-COA/173250151255?hash=item2856838357:g:aoAAAOSwpdBbSL2A:sc:UPSGround!31088!US!-1&LH_BIN=1

HP Z420 Workstation Intel Xeon Quad Core 3.0GHz No RAM No HDD 600W Win 7 COA $154.99 US only

Here is a Haswel based LGA 1150

Hp Z230 Workstation w/Intel i7-4770 3.40 Ghz Cpu/(8GB)2x4GB DDR3 RAM/2TB Drive $229.99 Free Shipping US only

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Hp-Z230-Workstation-w-Intel-i7-4770-3-40-Ghz-Cpu-8GB-2x4GB-DDR3-RAM-2TB-Drive/392264894441?_trkparms=aid=555018&algo=PL.SIM&ao=1&asc=20131003132420&meid=e524cbb9f3bb409a8a0699207c5cab2b&pid=100005&rk=1&rkt=12&sd=173250151255&itm=392264894441&_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851

https://www.ebay.com/itm/HP-Z400-Workstation-2-80GHz-Xeon-Quad-Core-W3530-6gb-DDR3-DVD-RW/312537869163?hash=item48c4b56b6b:g:6p4AAOSwXHpck-sO&LH_BIN=1

HP Z400 Workstation | 2.80GHz Xeon Quad Core W3530 | 6gb DDR3 | DVD-RW $69.99 + $25 US Only Seller does accept offers. I'd lowball at $40-$50...They will probably take it.

This Should be a V2 and work with w36xx & 56xx based Xeon's. Usually when they ship with 6G RAM that indicates a 3x2GB installed RAM or 6 RAM slots total.
 
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System Name MrGRiMv25 MkIV
Processor Xeon W3680 @ 3.99Ghz (133x30)
Motherboard HP Z400 Rev 2
Cooling HP High Perf HSF
Memory 3 x 4GB DDR3-1600
Video Card(s) Sapphire RX570 Nitro+
Storage 240GB WD SSD, 6 x 2TB HDD
Display(s) 27" iiyama XB2783HSU AMVA+
Case HP Z400 Case...
Power Supply HP 600w Bronze
Keyboard Gots keys
Software W10 x64
Just finished my Z400 build that I got earlier this year. I had the W3550 for around 5 months before finding a W3680 for less than the other sellers on eBay, it had come from an iMAC according to the seller.

So far it has:

W3680 - 3.6Ghz all core turbo with Throttlestop and no extra voltage, just a slight bump in speed for longevity.
3x4GB DDR3-1600 @ 1333 9-9-9-24
RX570 Nitro 4GB (luckily I had no issues with UEFI bios like some have reported with these cards)
WD 240 SSD and some normal mech HDD's

All for around £220 or roughly the same price as a single 9600K.

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System Name Terminator T3500
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Here's a Z400 based build I did for my girlfriend -

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hp pc haw own psu whit diferent motherboard cable and anoying secure bios. Hard to put moor hard drives in. Not easy to repair.
 
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Nice build man....

How hard was it mounting the Z400 MB in that case?
Did you have to do any MOD's? or do they fit ATX size?

hp pc haw own psu whit diferent motherboard cable and anoying secure bios. Hard to put moor hard drives in. Not easy to repair.
I'm not sure I understand what you are saying here.
 

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Nice build man....

How hard was it mounting the Z400 MB in that case?
Did you have to do any MOD's? or do they fit ATX size
It was super easy to mount the motherboard as it's basically ATX form factor, only a couple standoff locations near the memory slots don't line up, but it runs fine without those standoffs...could always drill and tap the extra standoff hole or two. The toughest part of the conversion is the ATX PSU...the 24 pin connectors are different, and the PSU mounting are different...in order to run a standard ATX PSU you need to either create a 24-pin adapter, or swap the pinout on the connector. I did the latter, and just spliced the cables, and hid the mess with a sleeved 24-pin extension.
 
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System Name HP Z420
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Video Card(s) XFX Radeon RX 560 4GB
Storage Kinston 480GB SSD
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Software Mint 19.1, Windows 10
Reading through the Dell Workstation thread got me dreaming,. I don't need cutting edge, so I just ordered a z420 with an E5-2650 v2 8C/16T for $205 shipped. I still need to order a video card for it, perhaps another used purchase. Best I can tell, the z420 has dual 6-pin connectors. Any suggestions? I don't need gaming power, just good Linux (Mint) support. Maybe an RX560?
 
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That sounds like good deal!! Yes it has a 6 pin plug.
I run a RX560 and its fine for the 1 game I play at 1080p.
nice find.
 
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I asked the seller on my Z420 if I had one or two 6-pin connectors (HP sold both for a time). They confirmed one plug, so that helped narrow my search. I found a "barely used" RX 560 for $71, so I'm hoping i found a winner. The listing's serial says it's the 14CU version, but the serial sticker on the card in the picture has it as the 16CU. Either way, I'm fine with what I get.

Now I'm on the hunt now for some SSDs. I'll probably do SATA version, maybe a pair in RAID0.
 
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It's alive! I'm up and running. Pulled the old SSD (Agility 3) out of my anemic base machine and dropped it into my "new" Z420. Still waiting for my new SSD, which has more space so I can dual boot Mint and Windows. I also found 16GB of DDR3 for $35, so when it's all complete, I'll have 24GB of RAM, with 2 slots to spare. :D

So basically, what I will end up with is an 8C/16T machine with 24GB RAM, RX560 4GB, and a 480GB SSD for $360. I could have saved a bit and gone with an R9 380, but I thought this only had 1 6-pin PCIe, but it actually has 2 after all.
 
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Man; you built a whole computer for about the price of a new CPU!!

That is why I wanted to start this thread and share my experience with the Z600's, Z400's & Z420's I built last year!!

Another thing; keep an eye out for the Z440's ...Prices should becoming down soon with the release of new CPU's
from AMD and Intel later this year.

Z440, Z640's and Z840's use
LGA2011 V3 so keep that in mind when upgrading your CPU
LGA2011 has 3 different revisions: They also use ddr4 RAM which is still a bit high in price.

HP Z440 Quick Specs:

 
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Man; you built a whole computer for about the price of a new CPU!!

That is why I wanted to start this thread and share my experience with the Z600's, Z400's & Z420's I built last year!!

Another thing; keep an eye out for the Z440's ...Prices should becoming down soon with the release of new CPU's
from AMD and Intel later this year.

Z440, Z640's and Z840's use
LGA2011 V3 so keep that in mind when upgrading your CPU
LGA2011 has 3 different revisions: They also use ddr4 RAM which is still a bit high in price.

HP Z440 Quick Specs:
When I get my RAM, I’ll finally be running quad-channel, and then I can see how it benches. I imagine the current dual channel configuration is a bit bandwidth-starved. I have some benches I’ve run on previous machines that I’ll compare this machine to. One would be the W3690, so we’ll have a Gulftown vs Ivy Bridge-E stand-off.
 
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Video Card(s) XFX Radeon RX 560 4GB
Storage Kinston 480GB SSD
Display(s) LG 27UL500-W
Case Z420
Audio Device(s) My ears
Power Supply HP 600W 90%
Software Mint 19.1, Windows 10
So I'm tooling around with my RX560 that I landed off eBay. Great card, and indeed the 16CU version of Polaris. It's a single fan model, and while the GDDR5 is stock rated for 1500MHz, I'm able to get it up well beyond 1800MHz with WattMan. I crashed it around 1890Mhz. Haven't bothered with OCing the GPU part, as it's already rated for 1295MHz.
 
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System Name MrGRiMv25 MkIV
Processor Xeon W3680 @ 3.99Ghz (133x30)
Motherboard HP Z400 Rev 2
Cooling HP High Perf HSF
Memory 3 x 4GB DDR3-1600
Video Card(s) Sapphire RX570 Nitro+
Storage 240GB WD SSD, 6 x 2TB HDD
Display(s) 27" iiyama XB2783HSU AMVA+
Case HP Z400 Case...
Power Supply HP 600w Bronze
Keyboard Gots keys
Software W10 x64
When I get my RAM, I’ll finally be running quad-channel, and then I can see how it benches. I imagine the current dual channel configuration is a bit bandwidth-starved. I have some benches I’ve run on previous machines that I’ll compare this machine to. One would be the W3690, so we’ll have a Gulftown vs Ivy Bridge-E stand-off.
I wouldn't mind seeing those benches as looking to get a 2011 CPU at some point, probably a 4930k as they're hitting the £120 mark on eBay currently.
 
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Storage Kinston 480GB SSD
Display(s) LG 27UL500-W
Case Z420
Audio Device(s) My ears
Power Supply HP 600W 90%
Software Mint 19.1, Windows 10
Finished my "new" build. RAM arrived this week, as did my wonderful new 27" 4K display--the LG LG 27UL500-W. Enjoying Linux Mint to the full now! :D
 
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Here is some good info on overclocking HP Z620's with E5-1600's v2 series CPU's
with TS and Intel's XTU utilities


 
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Storage Kinston 480GB SSD
Display(s) LG 27UL500-W
Case Z420
Audio Device(s) My ears
Power Supply HP 600W 90%
Software Mint 19.1, Windows 10
Sounds fun, but I don’t have Windows installed on my machine. I’m guessing this one won’t work on Linux.
 
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Sorry man...I don't think so

I'm also not that familiar with Linux either..... maybe try out a few new distro's from time to time...that's about it.

Mostly a Windows/Mac Os guy here....
 
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