Question 2012 Xeon workstation a good buy?

Sep 10, 2019
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I have the opportunity to buy this used rig at US$470.
  • HP Z420 with Intel C602 chipset
  • Xeon E5-2687w 8 core 3.1Ghz
  • 64 GB DDR3 RAM (no ECC, probably 1600Mhz)
  • Quadro 2000 gpu
  • 240 GB SSD
I do the following:
  • Web development bootstrap jquery frontend and django backend
  • Hosting site locally on LAN/Wifi for testing by multiple people
  • Text mining (Twitter, news article)
  • Data analysis using simple Python scripts for about 50,000 documents of 400 words each to find patterns.
  • Dual monitor display (27 inch 2K 60hz monitors)
  • Virtual Machines to test other OSes
  • YouTube/Udemy streaming
Currently I'm doing all these one at a time on my 2013 MBP. Will this new rig be able to allow me to do all of the above concurrently? Ie data crunching and web hosting in background while i do some photoshop or code the front end and watch a Udemy course?
 

scallumal

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Sep 6, 2017
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That seems way to expensive you can prob get a better pc for that if you buy the parts of aliexpress but i dont know about that quadro 2000 aliexpress sells dual socket lga 2011 boards for around $150 which you can find 2 8 core e5's to put in there for about 20-30 dollars each and ecc ram you can get 64gb of it for 50-70 dollars and then that puts you at about 350-400 dollars then look for a rx 580 (i know they go on specials for 160 dollars ) and that gpu is about 785% better than the quadro
 

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