Lenovo ThinkServer TD340 $449

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Lenovo ThinkServer TD340 Tower Server System Intel Xeon E5-2403 v2 70B5001TUX - Newegg.com

Intel Xeon E5-2403 v2 1.80 GHz
Tower Server with Optional Dual-Processors
8GB DDR3 SDRAM
Memory Capacity : Up to 192GB
Serial ATA & SAS
RAID Levels: 0, 1, 1+0

It comes with free 2TB Seagate Constellation ES SAS

What I like about the server.

12 x DIMM

With 1 CPU installed:
1 x PCIe GEN3: FH/HL x8 mechanical, x4 electrical
1 x PCIe GEN3: FH/HL x16 mechanical, x16 electrical
1 x PCI 5V 32-bit/33 MHz: FH/HL
With 2 CPUs installed:
1 x PCIe GEN3: FH/HL x8 mechanical, x4 electrical
1 x PCIe GEN3: FH/HL x16 mechanical, x16 electrical
3 x PCIe GEN3: FH/HL x8 mechanical, x8 electrical
1 x PCI 5V 32-bit/33 MHz: FH/HL

1 x 4 bay SAS plane.
2 motherboard build-in LSI SAS (software RAID/NO IT mode)

ThinkServer Management Module (able to power up server via web management)
Optional ThinkServer Management Module Premium (KVM remote console)

It's a very good platform with lots of upgrade possibility!
 

William

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Thanks :)

Yeah that's a killer price... might have to think about that, I really liked that server.
 

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I am trying to resist buying another workstation I don't really need but this seems too appealing to resist. Looking over William's review isn't helping either.
What chipset does it use? I am wondering which CPUs would make a nice upgrade for it.
I see this particular model is missing a one of the drive bays? It also doesn't have the redundant PSU option and a ATX PSU instead.

Edit: Hmm, seems like the max CPU is a intel e5 2440 v2.
 
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I haven't looked but that server was pretty heavy, do they offer free shipping ? ;)
 

William

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Yeah it didn't make much noise. Its a nice machine :)
You will notice on that review that the heat sinks could be better. When I put that rig under heavy load it did throttle. But generally they were ok.
 
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Yeah I had to fight it, but I will pass on it. My biggest problem is filling it with drives.
 

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Alright good, all the pessimism in here helped to stop me from wasting money on this.
 

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Yeah I have a couple servers here now that I am working on drive load outs for, I do not need more boxes to fill with drives LOL

When I saw this thread I was actually thinking of the TD350 which uses the V3/DDR4 setup.
Lenovo ThinkServer TD350 Tower Server Review

So many of the Lenovo boxes have close to the same names it all becomes a blur after a while.