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[FS] Great Home Lab / VM Server - Dell R710 Dual X5570 (16 Threads @ 3 Ghz each! ), 48 GB Ram, 4 x 147 GB 10K SAS 6Gbps $399

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Great Home Lab / VM Server - Dell R710 Dual X5570 (16 Threads @ 3 Ghz each! ), 48 GB Ram, 4 x 147 GB 10K SAS 6Gbps $399

Home Lab / Virtualization Server

I would say the Dell R710 is the most compatible / supported Server available. i.e. it is supported by just about every OS (including Windows Server OS's 2003 to 2016 and Windows Desktop OS's) out there!

Dell R710 with a 8 x 2.5" drive bay chassis configuration:
Dual Xeon X5570 cpu's (these are Quad Core with Hyper Threading and have a base speed of 2.93 Ghz and Turbo speed of 3.33 Ghz so you get 8 cores / 16 threads total !)
48 GB of Ram (with 6 x 8GB ECC dimms) with 12 empty dimm slots remaining.... you could expand the memory to to 144 GB by just adding 12 more 8GB sticks
4 x Dell Enterprise Certified 147 GB 10K SAS 6 Gbps Hard Drieves (can be a Raid 10 array or whatever you want)
DVD Rom Drive
iDrac Enterprise card (although not shown in picture it will be added)
870 Watt Power Supply
PERC6i Raid Controller and battery backup
2xPCI-E x8 and 2xPCI-E x4 slots
Onboard Ports 4xUSB (2 Front), 1xSerial, 2xVGA (1 Front), Four 1 GB Ethernet Ports
All Firmware has been updated to the most recent. It is ready to go!
all for Just $399

I can adjust Hard Drive and Memory to suit your needs.
I also have a dual Hex core R710 as well if that interests you. (24 Threads at 3.46 Ghz!! )

This Server is very quite and I run one just a few feet from me without issue (the fans are a little loud for a few seconds at startup but quiet right down quickly).

What is NOT included: Rails, Drive Caddys (well except for the ones accompanying the included hard drive(s) but the remaining drive bays will contain drive blanks), power cord, keyboard, monitor, operating system. These options and others are available but are extra.

I can offer assistance to help you get going on this if you feel intimidated by jumping into the Enterprise Hardware pool... I have worked with these quite a bit and have identified many links and resources etc.

Local pickup in London where i live but I Travel to Toronto on a regular basis so pickup is availble there as well (next Trip March 24 & 25)
Shipping is an option but this is heavy so it won't be cheap

Officially Supported Operating Systesm: ... redge-r710

Drivers, Firmware, etc. can be found here: ... 10/drivers

Windows Server 2016 Drivers can be found here: ... egoryId=SM

Dell R710 GuideBook:
Links: ... debook.pdf
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