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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 130w TDP HSF
Memory 3 x 4GB DDR3-1600
Video Card(s) Sapphire RX570 Nitro+
Storage 240GB WD SSD, 6 x 2TB HDD
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Case HP Z400 Case...
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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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Video Card(s) Gigabyte R9 290X Windforce
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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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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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