Dell PowerEdge T40 9YP37 - Good deal?!

Hey guys. Great community!

I’m not sure if this is the right place to post this, but what do you think of the Dell PowerEdge T40 9YP37 for 385€ (see bellow) to work as a NAS?

Dell PowerEdge T40 9YP37

  • Intel Xeon E-2224G
  • 8 GB DDR4-SDRAM 2666 MHz
  • 1000 GB HDD

Thank you!

I don’t think it’s a good deal. It will work just fine as a NAS, though, despite only having 1 or 2 drive bays.

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Thank you for your feedback.

After some research, I’m able to get the following build for a total of 300 EUR (+/- 352 USD):

Motherboard: ASRock Z87M Extreme 4
CPU: i5-4670
CPU cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 LED Turbo Red Top Cover
RAM: Corsair Vengeance DDR3 16 GB (4x4 GB)
Case: Fractal Design Node 804
Cache: Kingston SSD A400 240GB
PSU: Corsair CX450M 80+ Bronze

What do you think?

Thank you!

I’m replacing the Kingston SSD A400 240GB with a Samsung SSD EVO 860 250 GB, for the same price.

While I don’t think either price is a good deal, the 2224G is a more capable CPU clock for clock and given the more current quicksync generation, it would do far better with hardware transcoding work.

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