Summary: Great machine for home use. Very quiet. I installed Win 8.1 and everything went smooth except for Audio drivers. When I turned on the speakers, it was not recognized. I tried downloading drivers and was not successful. Lenovo site was no help at all. However, I decided to call Lenovo tech support. IBM tech support answered. The tech was following a script and couldn't help but he setup a tech to visit on-site troubleshooting.
Summary: As described and has worked flawlessly. Easy to work on inside the box. Just add SSD's, HD's, memory and go. I lost count of how many VM's I am running on this thing ... Rock solid stable monster of a home server for a price that really can't be beat for what you get.
Summary: 2 month review. Overall, fantastic so far! As a Server: I was looking for a cheap solution to having a Plex server and a Minecraft server between friends. It does both very well. First things first, I loaded an extra 4GB of RAM (Corsair Ballistix Sport) to make it a total of 8GB, tossed in 3x 1TB drives (two of which are on RAID 1), and installed Windows 7. This was my first time setting up RAID, so the RAID setup was a bit confusing.
Summary: I read every single review here (a couple of times) before purchasing this PC. Checked other online stores, too. I'm so glad I bought this PC. It's a little extra work to get everything going (the OS, HD's, updated drivers, etc.) but if you know what you're doing around a PC, this won't take but a night or two to get up to speed. It's fast, quiet, completely no worries.
This is one of the best value I have ever come across
Supriyo Mukherjee, Amazon
17 November 2014
Summary: This is one of the best value I have ever come across. We are using this as a host for multiple virtual machines (VMs) with Active Directory, IIS, SQL Server, etc. installed. I have updated the RAM to 32GB and I also updated the primary hard-drive to a 248 GB SSD. The setup is screaming with enough bandwidth to spare.