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DELL PowerEdge 2600 for gaming?

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August 14, 2007 9:20:22 PM

I have the immediate opportunity to get the following system for $75 due to a liquidation of company assets. My stepson needs a system better then what he has for gaming (we both plan on getting Age of Conan when it comes out). I don't have a lot of time to re-educate myself on hardware:

DELL PowerEdge 2600
Xeon 2.4 GhZ
1 gig RAM
5 x 33 gig HDD (RAID 5)
CD-ROM, etc.
No OS

Is it worth it? Logic says yes, but I wasn't sure
August 14, 2007 9:45:25 PM

well that xeon alone would make a great buy at $75. Im guessing that's a Core 2 arch based Xeon, so it would definitely make a great gaming machine, you would just need another gig of ram and a graphics card.
August 14, 2007 10:12:57 PM

I think the graphics card situation is what I am concerned about right at this moment. I'm still trying to determine what is available for PCI-X

• I/O slots: Seven expansion slots; 2 x 64-bit/133MHz PCI-X; 4 x 64-bit/100MHz PCI-X; 1 x 32-bit/33MHz PCI.

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August 15, 2007 1:37:53 AM

you need to check on PCI-E x16 cards, there are no graphics card for PCI-X, and even if there are, they are no good, especially for games. In my opinion to turn this into a gaming platform what you can do more than using the whole system is to salvage as many parts as you can and add the rest... Say get a $150-200 server board with a PCI-E x16 slot, a 8800GTS 320MB, and another gig of ram.

You also need to find out the socket of your CPU, Im almost positive it is LGA775.
August 15, 2007 10:57:27 PM

My first thought is for $75 I would buy it to at least try and sell it on ebay. The going rate for this type of server is much higher than $75.00. And yes, the big problem would be the graphics the onboard 8MB ATI Rage will need to be upgraded and with only PCI-X or the single PCI slot so your choice of cards will not be pretty. Also, lets not forget that the Ram in this thing should be old DDR - probably ECC DDR PC-2100.
My .02 is to buy it to resell it and put the profit towards a new rig.
April 22, 2008 7:06:09 PM

hey man would you like to sell this dell poweredge for $100 just give me a call i will give you cash if you are close if not ill send you a check or money order if you like. I have a dell poweredge 2600. this is a server only. not good for games. but it is a little tricky to get it to run. I am not out to rip people off i just need another server for parts for mine i would kindy give you more for it please.
February 15, 2009 5:25:27 PM

trapp4u2002 said:
hey man would you like to sell this dell poweredge for $100 just give me a call i will give you cash if you are close if not ill send you a check or money order if you like. I have a dell poweredge 2600. this is a server only. not good for games. but it is a little tricky to get it to run. I am not out to rip people off i just need another server for parts for mine i would kindy give you more for it please.

I have a 2600 dell and am trying to install windows xp on.
I was wondering if you could help in any way
email onesregit@yahoo.ca would appreciate any help at all

thanks

pacingman
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