EU Supermicro 846 - €340 shipped in EU

Rand__

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Also old Psu and thus most likely old style pdb.
They are also not offering without innards this time, so too expensive for my taste. Was 290 previously just fyi.
 

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I think they are not compatible with the platinum/titanium rated rated psus (including the sq ones)
 

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I think they are not compatible with the platinum/titanium rated rated psus (including the sq ones)
 

Rand__

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Not even sure they can do gold.
Narrow and wide connector on the psu is the actual difference, most newer psu have wide I think
 

_alex

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Ah, ok - never noticed there is such a thing as wide and narrow connectors.

846/847 are quite rare / expensive (to ship), so would it work switching PDU's with newer or is it simply not worth at all ?
 

Rand__

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Well, to get it in shape you need
-backplane (you have one and so do I but it was not worth it to me)
-PDB (depends on how cheap you can get it - usually ~€50)
-2 PSUs Gold or better (lets say €40 each)

So its 290 + 130.

Last time they offered these with -A, Gold PSUs and new PDB for 500. They were willing to take out cpu/ram etc and accepted something around 350 for it - way better value imho.

They said they might get -A based boxes in August or early next year again so I'll be holding out for these :)
 

_alex

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Have lot's of PSU, too - all Gold or better.
But think just not worth, also with the time to replace PDU's.
Also, would need two to replace my 826's - so one more A-Backplane.

Maybe better to wait for newer Chassis with better PSU/PDU and A-Backplanes showing up.
 

Necrotyr

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The PDB in the server I received is the PDB-PT846-N24, don't know if that's new or old.

I'm guessing that it's the old one, am I correct @Rand__?
 

Rand__

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I think so.
My box from last time has the PDB-PT846-8824.
Also the -N24 is available quite cheap on Ebay, the 8824 is more expensive (and less items available)...
 

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Interesting, that i just ran into the issue with wide/narrow PDB ...
Tried to figure out differences with PSU's, just to think if i should get some 720W platinum or keep the gold.
Was about to try PWS-1K28P-SQ from my FatTwin in (older) SC825 and those appear to have wide connector and don't fit.

A bit odd that SM doesn't communicate on their PSU support Matrix, at least i found no way to see any difference between PWS-1K28P-SQ and PWS-721P-1R here:

Super Micro Computer, Inc. - Support | Power Supply Matrix

Or is there something i'm totally missing ? :D

Alex
 

Rand__

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Hm nothing I can see either.
Weird, but that also means that some gold PSUs have narrow connector, so not so clear cut as I thought