Summary: I bought this as a back up server for computational uses in my office and it was a great bargain. Probably close to an 90% savings over having a local shop put it together for me. I like buying decommissioned servers because I know they are usually well maintained like this one was. I would buy many more of these if I had the need.
Summary: If you're looking for something powerful either desktop or server and don't have much to spend, these are for you. They are a bit loud, and you have to install a sound card if pc use. I put a Nvidia Quadro fx 1800 in mine and its amazing for a $200 machine.
Summary: This product is AMAZING!! I would have given it 5 stars, but the hard drive came DOA. After putting server 2008 on there, and creating my dhcp server and domain controller as vm via the hypervisor snap-in, I am currently working on my own domain lab enviroment at home. The server has the capacity to hold up to 32gb of ram, and with the ability to run up to 6 machines with just 8gb of ram is amazing. Can't wait to fully upgrade the ram to 16gb.
This was a worth while investment on an older high end piece of equipment.
8 June 2011
Summary: I was looking for a desktop upgrade for the best CPU per dollar and this product was the best by far. It is a little older of a server model, however it still runs great. Being an older, pre-green server, it's a little loud with a decent rate of power consumption. I had some difficulties with the USBs not working at all, but this hasn't been too big of a problem because I've managed it via VNC.