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So what hardware you have bought lately that was a SCORE!!

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Klee, Apr 8, 2017.

  1. mjygvfesz

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    Just got a Nvidia grid M40 for $399. time to dabble in some light machine learning then off to monero of course ;)
     
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  2. K D

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    CSE-216BE2C-R920LPB from Amazon Warehouse Deals for $324.

    Sas3 dual expander backplane and 2 920SQ PSUs. Sounded too good to be true. Placed the order without thinking twice. Should be delivered tomorrow. Fingers crossed.
     
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  3. Terry Kennedy

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    Supermicro SC836BHA-R1K28B with rails for $282 on eBay (sorry, only one ;)).

    That's the high-availability one with a 9K RPM fan wall (for even more noise!) and a bay and PDB for a 3rd PWS-1K28P-SQ power supply. Given that one of those power supplies is around $100 on eBay[advertising link], 2 plus a chassis for $282 seems like a steal. I guess more people want the expander backplane versions - there were only 2 other bidders on it.
     
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  4. K D

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    I was one of those watching it but ultimately managed to curb my enthusiasm :)
     
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  5. Terry Kennedy

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    I might have been able to get it for less - the seller originally listed it for $199, but wanted $177.28 for shipping. By the time I convinced them of a realistic shipping price, they re-listed it and it gathered more attention. The re-listed shipping was still wrong ($93.96) but I got the seller to agree to the actual shipping cost of $60-something.
     
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    So it was you I was bidding against!!! LOL
     
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    Haha, that's why I don't mention exact auctions until it's over.

    ...I may have picked up a pair of storage array's based on CSE-836's for under $180 shipped;)
     
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  8. Terry Kennedy

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    Unfortunately, I needed the "B" chassis with the rear cutout for the optional 2.5" bays. I think all of the surplus Compellent boxes are the older revision without the cutout.
     
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  9. Yarik Dot

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    19 pieces of HP DL320e Gen8 v2 - each contains E3-1231v3, 32GB RAM, 2x1TB HDD, ilo ent licence. I will post picture to my "growth thread soon".

    Price: 273.968 USD each.
     
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    B-style chassis are harder to come by, the later model Compellent variant in theory could be converted to a B-style but then you need to add in the extra 50ish for the rear bay module. I also picked up a Quantum variant as well this time to compare the difference as those can sometimes be picked up for even less.
     
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  11. Marsh

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    Got a Amazon email blast late yesterday afternoon.

    Supermicro SuperServer Dual LGA2011 400W 1U Rackmount Server Barebone System, Black SYS-6017R-M7UF
    https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B00F3A8NQA/ref=pe_2529240_253744300_em_1p_0_ti

    For the cost of $205 + tax , Not really a killer deal for the server.

    I ordered the server with prime shipping last night , this morning , Amazon shipped the server from FL using FEDEX oversight service.
    I check out the retail price for FEDEX overnight rate for a 32LB package is $239.00.

    Personally , I have never paid for 32LB package overnight costing $239 shipping.
     
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  12. Terry Kennedy

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    I'll go you one better - I ordered this from Amazon. It is a 6' piece of 12-24 fully threaded rod (it is an odd size, not available at local home centers, hardware stores, etc.) for $10.79 w/ free Prime 2-day shipping. Amazon waited until the night before it was due to ship it, FedEx overnight, in a 10" x 10" x 96" carton.

    I just checked, and FedEx Standard Overnight for that box is $314.40. For a $10 part.

    I'm sure Amazon gets a big discount, but still... :eek:
     
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  13. Fritz

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    Amazon gets a discount on shipping. :)
     
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  14. Marsh

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    It is not really about shipping cost.

    I am thinking about the possibility is boundless , whether it is hardware or real life.
     
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