Description

Used at my job for managing various Microsoft servers, as well as general helpdesk duties and research. The main system is running Xubuntu 12.04.2 with virtualbox running a VM of Windows XP, 7, and 8. This was built about 2 years ago, so the cpu was top notch then. It's still holding up well for the workload. I have been called upon to do an occasional video edit, and it handled that nicely also.

We use Microsoft Exchange for email, and the Evolution email program is a fully functional replacement for Outlook. Contacts, calendar, tasks, global address book, it's all there. As long as you don't go crazy opening multiple mailboxes and such it is very stable also.

There is a floppy drive in there just because. All of the drives except the SSD were pulled from other machines, including the DVD drives. I do have to make copies of DVD's on occasion, and doing it on-the-fly speeds up the process.

The power supply is the weak link I think. We bought 5 of these at the same time 2+ years ago, and all 5 are still going, but I'm sure it's only a matter of time. My biggest gripe is the cpu power cable is really short. It almost didn't reach even stretching it across the motherboard like this.

Comments

  • 79 months ago
  • 2 points

You can't really see it in the screen cap, but I was tryign to show the system is using 12.7 gb of ram and all 6 cores are all over the place in usage. Also the taskbar from all 3 windows vm's are along the bottom and right side of the monitors.

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  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

It's using the integrated video on the motherboard. It's a HD 4250 I believe.

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  • 79 months ago
  • 2 points

From the product description: " The integrated ATI Radeon HD 4290 GPU provides adequate 3D and video playback capability, digital interfaces (DVI/HDMI) and analog interfaces (D-sub)." Here: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128435

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