HP Z420 Workstation

Got this machine the other day for $80 locally... spent $60 on upgrades so total is $140 for... well, quite pleased with this.

Intel Xeon E5-1620 3.6GHz quad core processor
32GB DDR3 ECC RAM
600W power supply
AMD FirePro V7900 2GB PCIe graphics card
DVDRW drive
256GB SATA M.2 SSD in 2.5" SATA enclosure
1TB 7200RPM HD
Windows XP Professional on HD
Windows 7 Professional on SSD
PS/2 ports
FireWire 800 front/rear
4xUSB 2.0 ports rear
USB 2.0 port front
2xUSB 3.0 ports rear
2xUSB 3.0 ports front
Audio in/out jacks front/rear
Ethernet
4xDisplayPort

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Rear

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Side panel

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The guts

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Closeup of the top half

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Closeup of the bottom half

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AMD FirePro V7900 after cleanup + new thermal paste

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BIOS screen

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Windows 7 desktop

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Specs

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Windows XP desktop

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Programs + specs

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Runs like a charm! Always good to have a backup desktop. Eventually gonna trim it down to 4 machines: main desktop, this workstation, laptop, and an old Dell Windows 98 machine that’s waiting for parts. Honestly for the price, you cannot do better.

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