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HP Z420 Workstation XEON E5-1607 V2 3.0GHz 8GB 1TB HDD DVDRW NVS 310 NO OS Free Shipping $162.00 + "accepts offers"


HP Z400 Workstation | 2.6GHz Xeon Quad Core W3520 | 6gb DDR3 | DVD-RW $69.99 +$23 Shipping (EST based on location)
"accepts offers"


HP Z800 Workstation Xeon E5606 2 Quad Core 2.13GHz 12GB 2x250GB HDD Nvidia Q5000


US $200.00
$29.41 Standard Shipping
 
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So I ordered a 24pin to 18pin harness and got around to trying it today. I had a decent 500W PSU going unused, and it works great. The down side is that no mounting holes line up, but I actually came up with a novel “pressure fit” solution by using a metal L bracket.

I can now add an 8 pin GPU with confidence, and I found a nice RX 580 that I will give a try for better compute performance. The other nice thing about this change is that upon boot, the system can longer ramp the PSU fan up to 100% before posting. Much quieter now. Hard to blame the old PSU, I bet that fan has a lot of hours on it.

In other news, I cut myself on this case jockeying it around. I don’t know if that has ever happened before!
 
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Hello all

New to this forum

I have a total of five working and using daily HP Z-420 boot block date 3/6/2013 on all of them
all five have :

32 Gigs each of 1866 Samsung Memory one has 64GB
SSD boot drive mostly Samsung 860EVO, 1 Adata SU800 & 1 Crucial MX500
Nvidia cards in all
Two with GTX1060 6GB
One with Strix GTX-970 4gb
One with Gigabyte GTX-960 4gb Windforce 3-Fan
One with Asus Strix Gtx-950 2gb
7200 RPM storage drive and removable drive bays for Imaging

and one Z400 with W3565 Xeon early MB with 4 dims slots ..
Plays forza 6 extremely well for a 10 year old workstation

I am a Forza Seven Racing ...fool

Will post more later thank you for letting me joint his forum
also i have a lot of Hp parts


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Hello all

New to this forum

I have a total of five working and using daily HP Z-420 boot block date 3/6/2013 on all of them
all five have :

32 Gigs each of 1866 Samsung Memory one has 64GB
SSD boot drive mostly Samsung 860EVO, 1 Adata SU800 & 1 Crucial MX500
Nvidia cards in all
Two with GTX1060 6GB
One with Strix GTX-970 4gb
One with Gigabyte GTX-960 4gb Windforce 3-Fan
One with Asus Strix Gtx-950 2gb
7200 RPM storage drive and removable drive bays for Imaging

and one Z400 with W3565 Xeon early MB with 4 dims slots ..
Plays forza 6 extremely well for a 10 year old workstation

I am a Forza Seven Racing ...fool

Will post more later thank you for letting me joint his forum
also i have a lot of Hp parts


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Are those updated CPU coolers?
 
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I was wondering the same; looks kind of like a 212+;
Did you do the 4 to 5 pin Jumper MOD for that? or just splice the cable?

Also; what CPU's are you using in those z420's?

Man, I thought I was a Z420 nut, you defiantly have me beat.
the most HP workstations I had at one time were 3 Z400's + 2 Z420's plus 4 custom Xeon E5 builds with import China boards...


This makes me want to buy another Z420....I just cant think of a use for it!!!
 
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Cooling Corsair H100I Pro 240mm AIO | Corsair H100X Extrememe 240mm AIO
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Case Rosewell Rise | Ditto
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Using Cool Master H2 CPU cooler on this one ..
A Coolmaster 212 Evo is too tall and the case door wont close properly..
However on the other five I use Gammax 400 cpu cooler its only 6.100 tall and fits perfectly ...
Then I use a Roswell Thin 120mm fan ...its only 15mm wide on the back side and clears the memory Fan duct

All the Machine use a Intel E5-1620 V2 chip ...3.7 gig
1589 motherboard boot block date 3/6/2013 No OC
1866 Samsung Memory dual rank ...I use registered and unbuffered, just not in the same machine

As for the 5 pin Header fan ...I got tired of ordering the adapter from Moddiy.com in Japan

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and now just make my own
from a splitter cable ...you just need to cross over from pin 1-5 ...you can use the 5 pin connecter from the original
fan ...just pop out the pins

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HP Z400 Workstation | 2.6GHz Xeon Quad Core W3520 | 6gb DDR3 | DVD-RW

Couldn't help myself....just got one for $40+23 Shipping



Intel Xeon X5675 SLBYL 6-Cores 3.06GHz 12MB 95W LGA1366 CPU

If it works, I'll get this CPU and pop it in....
 
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Nice. Once you upgrade to a faster Xeon, you should be pretty happy. Even the W3520 isn’t that bad of a chip for basic tasks, but a faster hex-core makes a big difference.
 
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10-4; I have an SSD already.....
So now my list is 2 z420's, 2 Z400's 3 X79 custom builds and 1 mac pro 4,1 flashed to 5,1 .....

lol....over kill....
 
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Got this CPU today for the Z400...I havn't checked the boot block date; but the 6GB of RAM is a good indicator its the later boot block date
that takes Xeon 5600's for $17 Shipped.

Total price so Far $80


Just need a GPU now; That will be the hard part.
I may do that later and just get a cheap SSD for now.
My budget left for this is only $26 next pay day.


Yep; buying this now with tax $24.60

Total price so Far $104.60

I'll Chill for now until I get the Computer and test it.
I think I have a old workstation GPU (Quadro 600) somewhere I can put it there for now...
Usually these come with old GPU's anyhow...

better wait to buy a budget gaming GPU till later....
Its just a kids school computer for online stuff basically...


Oh yea; I forgot the Windows 10 Key

$1.50

Total price so Far $106!!
Not bad for a $100 computer....

I'll post results of the build after the holidays when the parts should arrive...
 
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I just upgraded my own rig to an RX 580, so my RX 560 4GB is now idle. Not sure what your budget is for a GPU, but I'm not in a big rush to sell.

I had the X5670 in my old Mac Pro for a time. Another really good cheap Xeon is the X5677. It's only 4C/8T, but it clocks high for better single thread.
 
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Yes!! I was looking x5687 and x5677 but they are both 130w CPU's
And I'm pretty sure this has the standard cooler (90W) on it based on the installed
CPU. So it will give that annoying warning after POST (unless I jump the PINs too fool it)
So I figured I'd just get 5670 for cheap. the kids only play simple games so I may not actually
update the GPU. We shall see if GPU prices drop after the new AMD's start shipping...
I'm thinking they won't budge much....

But yes; the RX550/560/570/580 all on my short list.

I have a 560 in my main rig; works fine at 1080 for the only game i play WOT...
 
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Funny thing about the x5677–when I used it in the Mac Pro, it seemed to run the coolest of all the CPUs I tried. The W3680 was the hottest.
 
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Cooling Corsair H100I Pro 240mm AIO | Corsair H100X Extrememe 240mm AIO
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I have 2 Xtra Cpus
1. W3520 Xeon Chip Z400
2. E51620 V1 Xeon ... Z420

If anyone wants to trade ..no cash needed
 
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I think I only have 3 W3520's left from the z400's I upgraded,
I tried to resell them on Ebay; but no offers. Same as the Quadro 600's
that came with them. Pretty much worthless these days.
 
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Those W3520s are a dime a dozen. Many of the used 4,1 Mac Pros out there ship with that chip, and the first thing everyone does anymore is flash to 5,1 and drop in a Westmere hex. I've got a W3520 sitting on my papers right now. :)
 

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Hey.....
Just recently bought a Z420 for £50 and currently cleaning and building back up.
Its running an E5 1603 and 12gb DDR3 1600 ram.
Have updated to the latest bios and the boot block date is 3/6/13 meaning i can run certain v2 cpus.
Just the 1603 runs my ram at 1066 rather than 1600
Also...
My cooler seems to be the liquid cooler with the radiator. Am i best keeping it or look at replacing it or even flush it and pop some fresh liquid in?
 
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Hey.....
Just recently bought a Z420 for £50 and currently cleaning and building back up.
Its running an E5 1603 and 12gb DDR3 1600 ram.
Have updated to the latest bios and the boot block date is 3/6/13 meaning i can run certain v2 cpus.
Just the 1603 runs my ram at 1066 rather than 1600
Also...
My cooler seems to be the liquid cooler with the radiator. Am i best keeping it or look at replacing it or even flush it and pop some fresh liquid in?



This Might help page 3

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memory is capped to 1066 as max for E5-1603
" " " " 1600 as max for E5-1620 v1
" " " " 1866 as max for E5-1620 v2

Somebody most likely swapped out Ram and Cpu for older parts
happens all the time on Ebay..

I also attached a Quik refrence guide from HP for z420 only 68 page PDF
 

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HP Z420 Workstation

Xeon E5-1650 V2 3.5GHz 16GB $203+
Shipping:


$17.69 Standard Shipping

Guaranteed by Wed. Sep. 11






HP Z400 Workstation | 2.67GHz Xeon Quad Core W3520 | 24gb DDR3 | DVD-RW
Item Information

Condition:
Used

This unit has been tested to successfully power on and boot to the BIOS screen.




Was:
US $91.99
What does this price mean?

You save:
$23.00 (25% off)

Price:
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HP Z840 E5-2643 v3 x2 32GB Quadro M4000 Win 10pro x64
Please could someone tell me if the earlier model (2014) of Z840 could use also E5-2600 V4 series CPUs.
Thanks

 
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Good question; I'm looking for an answer on this one.
So far I've only found some guy with the same question as you.

I don't know why that info is so hard to find; you may have to find a cheap v4 and just try it.
Here is another person wanting to know the cpu support list of a 2014 boot block


I bet it may be the same as the other Z series versions If I had to guess. There are some decent supported CPU's on this list for the 2014 Boot Block V1 Mother boards.

I love this link below.
I use it all the time when searching Ebay for deals; it really helps nail the best core count speed and price when hunting.
Its easy to see if the seller has it over valued and great to see what Intel had originally (over-priced...lol...) the CPU at.
I also use Geek Bench as a rough guide to balance the best price to performance ratio.
And, one more thing; remember not to spend too much....these new CPU's from AMD are (sadly) starting to make
some of these workstations (That I love) be worth a little less than they used to be.
To put it in perspective; were at points now where the CPU's are getting close to 2x the Single/Multi-thread performance of these Xeons
for a lot less than before. So keep that in mind.

 
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HP Z840 E5-2643 v3 x2 32GB Quadro M4000 Win 10pro x64
Please could someone tell me if the earlier model (2014) of Z840 could use also E5-2600 V4 series CPUs.
Thanks
This Might give you more information ....its the 104 page HP Quick Specs log complete for Z-840

Sam

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Hey guys, i've bought 2 HP workstation last week

HP Z800 Dual Xeon X5675 - 24GB PC3-10600R - Quadro K4000 - 1TB Raid on 4 drives
HP Z220 Xeon E3 1245 V2 - 16GB PC3-12800E - GTX 1060 6GB - 128GB SSD - 500GB HDD

Question.

Changed the ram in my Z800, i originally had Samsung PC3-10600R 6x 4GB Sticks, bought some Hynix PC3-10600R, 12x 4GB, ran great the day i installed it, ran cinebench and was folding@home perfect, turned it off and left for the week, got back home started the pc, turned off by itself, and would restart by itself + turn off again and again.

finally after a few hours, started and ran ok... but my pc is slugish while folding which wasnt doing it before, would the new ram cause this issue ? i really like having 48gb vs 24gb haha
 
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