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  • Mon, Nov 30 2015 2:37 PM

    • gwindle
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    Advice on a system

    Hi,'

    I have an opportunity to purchase a used system for $899. After a fair bit of research this seems like a pretty good system that would run Avid Media Composer with no problem.

    Here are the specs:

    • Lenovo Thinkstation D30
    • Type: 4223DD5
    • 2x Intel 6 Core Xeon E5-2630 2.30ghz
    • 16GB (2x 8GB)
    • 500GB SATA Hard Drive
    • DVDRW
    • Nvidia Quadro 4000 Video Card

    Obviously I will need a few extra hard drives and an OS.

    Would you say this ia a good deal?

    TIA

    Dell Precision 670 Dual Xeon 3.60GHz, Windows XP Service Pack 2, 3GB or RAM, NVIDIA Quadro 3400, Audigy 2 Sound card. [view my complete system specs]

     

  • Mon, Nov 30 2015 3:29 PM In reply to

    • RalphC
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    Re: Advice on a system

    Hello gwindle,

        Did you already bought the machine? I will send the specs over to our Hardware guys and see their opinion about this.

     

    Regards, 

    Ralph

    MacBook Pro 15 2018 Intel Core i7 2.6GHz Mac 10.13.6 Intel UHD 630. [view my complete system specs]
  • Mon, Nov 30 2015 4:31 PM In reply to

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    Re: Advice on a system

    Hi gwindle,

       This is what our Hardware guru opinion:

    This system was qualified by HQE back in 2012. It is similar to a first gen  HP Z820.  The CPU and memory are good. The graphics is OK.  You might also want to upgrade to Nvidia K4000 or K4200.

     

     

    Good luck,

    Ralph

    MacBook Pro 15 2018 Intel Core i7 2.6GHz Mac 10.13.6 Intel UHD 630. [view my complete system specs]
  • Sat, Aug 1 2020 8:50 PM In reply to

    Re: Advice on a system

    Hello Ralph, as per advice seen here on FORUMS, I recently purchased the HPZ 820 to run my Symphony 6.5 on WIN 7 -- see specs below. I bought it with an Nvidia K4000. Perhaps I have made a mistake and should have chosen the 4000 instead (why Nvidia is so squirrelly with their product numbering system I will never understand). But the problem I am having is that processing of FX does not seem as fast as it should be, at least as opposed to my previous Z400. There is also a very slight but maddening delay upon repositioning the cursor on the timeline. Perhaps the problem has to do with finding the correct K4000 driver. Can you relay any advice Re drivers? Or maybe I need to another card. I have an Nvidia FX 4800 on my Z400. Should I try that one? Thanks.

     

    NEW SYSTEM: HP Z820 SYMPHONY 6.5 w/WIN7 64 BIT. DUAL E5-2640 Six Core 2.5Ghz PROCESSORS. 16GB RAM. 1TB SSD. NVIDIA K4000. MATROX MINI MAX.. SYSTEM TWO... [view my complete system specs]
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