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HP Z400 6-DIMM workstation- is it good for gaming?

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December 1, 2011 9:47:30 AM

is it good for gaming? i just want to know if it's top of the line, coz my mums paying 5k for it, she spoke to the computer guy, something like a birthday present, and gave me the sheet with the specs, its going to be assembled at my house in around 4-5 days time, and i want to know if she is being ripped off, these are the specs

hp z400 localization kit, intel xeon w3565 3.2 8mb/1066 QC CPU, HP air cooling solution, HP High perf heatsink themal kit, HP 8gb (2 x 4gb) ddr3-1333 ECC RAM, HP no graphics option, HP 1000gb SATA 7200 ist HDD, HP 16X DVD+- RW SuperMulti SATA 1st drive, Nvidia 2000 1.0gb graphics

thx for helping, i just want to know if its worth it, 5k is alot of money
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December 1, 2011 12:21:41 PM

Its not a desktop machine, its a server.

Therefore it is USELESS for gaming.

If your gonna spend 5 grand, get a Cyberpower system (Or build it yourself to save at least 25%)

http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/system/Black_Mamba/

THIS ^

Now THAT IS a gaming system. Pure Thoroughbred BEAST

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December 8, 2011 4:00:51 AM

ransac838 said:
is it good for gaming? i just want to know if it's top of the line, coz my mums paying 5k for it, she spoke to the computer guy, something like a birthday present, and gave me the sheet with the specs, its going to be assembled at my house in around 4-5 days time, and i want to know if she is being ripped off, these are the specs

hp z400 localization kit, intel xeon w3565 3.2 8mb/1066 QC CPU, HP air cooling solution, HP High perf heatsink themal kit, HP 8gb (2 x 4gb) ddr3-1333 ECC RAM, HP no graphics option, HP 1000gb SATA 7200 ist HDD, HP 16X DVD+- RW SuperMulti SATA 1st drive, Nvidia 2000 1.0gb graphics

thx for helping, i just want to know if its worth it, 5k is alot of money
I just bought a z400 for $1100 with slightly better configuration (160GB SSD drive, 3x2GB memory so using triple channel instead of dual) and same video card Quadro 2000. Great machine for CAD/graphics/dv editing, not bad for gaming. 2x4GB suggests this is first generation z400 motherboard (discontinued a year ago, so old obsolete stock), and the price is rather outrageous (it wasn't that expensive when new, someone is making quite a nice markup!). What country are you in?
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