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)
      CHIPSETIntel® C602
      FORMConvertible Minitower
      MEMORY8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 ECC Unbuffered RAM
      EXTERNAL DRIVE BAYSThree 5.25"
      INTERNAL DRIVE500 GB 7200 rpm SATA NCQ
      STORAGE CONTROLLERIntegrated SATA 6.0 Gb/s
      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