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david c.

david c.

Joined on 02/07/04

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Great Server

HP ProLiant ML110 G7 Tower Server System Intel Xeon E3-1220 3.1GHz 4C/4T 2GB (1 x 2GB) No HDD. Requires HP Hard Drives 639259-005
HP ProLiant ML110 G7 Tower Server System Intel Xeon E3-1220 3.1GHz 4C/4T 2GB (1 x 2GB) No HDD. Requires HP Hard Drives 639259-005

Pros: Easy to configure, all required Windows software comes on CD or an easy download from HP if you wish to run Windows. Easy to add drives (must purchase drive cages, $15/ea, from another major commerce site). Easy to add separate ILO3 port for $30, so that no ILO traffic goes over the 2 include NIC ports. Max RAM is 32GB, and VMware ESXi 5.1 installs easily and effortlessly controls power management for DPM; configuration takes seconds within the VMware interface.

Cons: I wish HP had an ML110 G8 on offer, as that would typically include the E3-xxxx-v2 lineup of CPUs, which offer slightly lower power use. I wish it could be expanded past 32GB, but I'm aware that's a function of the chipset and has nothing to do with HP. Other than that, it's a great entry level, modern server.

Overall Review: Well done server with easy support from HP's website.

Outstanding performance for cheap

ASRock B660M-HDV LGA 1700 Intel B660 SATA 6Gb/s DDR4 Micro ATX Motherboard
ASRock B660M-HDV LGA 1700 Intel B660 SATA 6Gb/s DDR4 Micro ATX Motherboard

Pros: Very good performance compared to the high-end of the last-gen Coupled with I5-12400F for only $300, performance is hard to beat

Cons: I knew the PCIe x16 was "only" 4.0, and I knew the MATX board only had 2 additional PCIe ports, both x1, but for the price I don't see those as serious issues.

Overall Review: Intel finally has a price/performance champ, and the B660M-HDV board from Asrock makes taking advantage of Intel's performance easy and cheap. I plugged it in, added RAM and a graphics card, and was ready to work.

Works great in ML110-G7 Server

HP 514206-B21 DL320/ML330G6 Integrated Lights Out 2 iLO2 Port Option Kit
HP 514206-B21 DL320/ML330G6 Integrated Lights Out 2 iLO2 Port Option Kit

Pros: Plugs right in, and becomes an iLO3 port for my ML110-G7.

Cons: Cost. HP should include this.

Works well, but has sound issues & fan issues

GIGABYTE GA-965P-DS3 LGA 775 Intel P965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-965P-DS3 LGA 775 Intel P965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: Very easy to OC - read a few reviews on the web, then just dialed in the settings. Took just a few minutes. Very easy to install; color coding is helpful. Very easy to read the directions. Very common board, so lots of people can assist with any issues.

Cons: Sound has so much static and background noise that it's essentially useless - I plugged in an old Creative 1370 audio card and the sound is much better. Fan (or lack of fan movement) causes machine to beep (fan warning beep) during initial poweron for about 10 seconds.

Overall Review: Works well - this is recommended.