7 Replies Latest reply on Aug 1, 2013 6:18 PM by JaysonM-Y

    HP Z420 Workstation - $2049.00 - Xeon E5-1650 (3.2 GHz, 6 core)

    INTYME1985 Level 1

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      HP says it was 2,637.00, now $2049.  It's one of the few "Smart Buys" on sale.  I already have a Nvidia GTX 660 ti 3gb video card, and will add a second one.  I will also immediately add a samsung 500gb SSD boot, and at a later date up the system memory.

       

      I will be creating demo videos, 30seconds to 3 minutes long for my company, with graphics and effects.  And eventually editing longer home videos, but with minimal graphics.  I have an Adobe Creative Cloud subscription.

       

      Here are the specs, I think its a good deal, what are the cons with this set up?  I don't want to build a system, and only looking between Dell or HP.

       

      Thanks in advance.

       

      OSWindows® 7 Professional 64
      PROCESSORIntel® Xeon® E5-1650 (3.20 GHz, 12 MB cache, 6 cores)
      NO.1
      CHIPSETIntel® C602
      FORMConvertible Minitower
      FEATURESmartBuy
      MEMORY8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 ECC Unbuffered RAM
      SLOTS8 DIMM
      INTERNAL DRIVE BAYSThree 3.5"
      EXTERNAL DRIVE BAYSThree 5.25"
      INTERNAL DRIVE500 GB 7200 rpm SATA NCQ
      STORAGE CONTROLLERIntegrated SATA 6.0 Gb/s
      OPTICAL DRIVESATA SuperMulti DVD+/-RW
      GRAPHICSNot included
      PORTS4 USB 3.0
      5 USB 2.0
      2 IEEE 1394a
      2 PS/2
      1 RJ-45
      2 microphone
      1 audio line out
      1 audio line in
      1 headphone
      1 22-in-1 Media Card Reader (optional)
      SLOTS2 PCIe Gen3 x16
      1 PCIe Gen3 x8
      1 PCIe Gen2 x8 (x4)
      1 PCIe Gen2 x4 (x1)
      1 PCI
      NETWORK INTERFACE10/100/1000
      AUDIOIntegrated High Definition Realtek ALC262
      POWER SUPPLY600W 90% efficient, wide ranging, active PFC