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Old 2006-06-03, 12:27   #1
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Default Advice wanted - HP workstation with XEON processors

I have the oppertunity to purcharse at about $2200 an one year old HP XW6200 workstation with following basic spec.

Processores: Intel® DUAL Xeon™ 3.60GHz(2 Processors Installed)
Memory: 4 GB DDR2-400 ECC
Hard Discs: 2 x 73 GB (15000 rpm) Ultra320 SCSI
Vidio: NVIDIA Quadro FX 3400

Should I or shouldn't I purchase?

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Old 2006-06-03, 12:51   #2
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What do you need it for?
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Old 2006-06-03, 13:11   #3
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What do you need it for?
Home computing but lots of Photoshop, some AutoCAD, and Factorising and Prime number searching
No Games

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Old 2006-06-03, 13:14   #4
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As parts

The 4 GB ECC DDR2-400 $1000
The Quadro FX 3400 $750
The two 73 GB SCSI drives $460
The two XEON 3.6 Ghz CPUs $1420
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Total $3630 without the MB and Case

HP wants $2050 for a XW6200 Workstation with
1 GB
1 Quadro NVS 285
1 74 GB
1 XEON 3.2 Ghz
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Old 2006-06-04, 11:01   #5
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Are they 64 bit capable Xeons?

Anyway my advise is look for a used dual opteron system or dual socket dualcore opteron system. You could probably build one within that budget because prices have fallen substantially.
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