Should I buy my friend's Dell PowerEdge 2600 for $40 or save the cash


Oct 21, 2012
I honestly don't need the system. I am just wondering if it is a good deal? I don't have any other specs other than its a Dell PowerEdge 2600, and he doesn't know anything about it. I am going to go look at it tho. Is $40 bucks a decent price for this machine? Or should I save it and put it into a nicer machine? I am also not sure what I will do with it.. Do you think it would make a decent home server, or NAS? Any other ideas of what I could do with it? I do know it uses older and somewhat odd hard drives, so I doubt a TON of storage would be possible. I could just build my own system with modern parts, and I have been saving my money to do that anyway.. Is this machine worth it?


Feb 1, 2012

$850, the price of $40 is super under priced so that's the best feature

Two 3.2GHz Xeons, 1GB ram, 73GB harddrive, CD tray; can be upgraded to 6gb Ram

It doesnt have a graphics card, so games are not really an option

Its pretty much a little server