Another vote here for the HP 8000 and above series.  I'm using HP 8000 Elite 
machines which are Core2Duo E8500 CPU based.  These can be bought in the UK 
from about £50 (8100 is from £100 and 8200 from £100 as well).  At that price 
it is reasonable to have a spare or 2 in stock for fast swap out if one fails.  
The only issues I've had with any of the 8000 series are the fans.  On some 
8200 machines in my studios (running Audition) I've had to replace a CPU fan 
and a rear fan.  Both a very quick swap.  

One machine to avoid is the HP dc7900.  I've seen issues with the motherboard 
capacitors on these machines.


---- On Tue, 13 Feb 2018 04:46:48 +0000 Steve Varholy <> 
wrote ----

I prefer to use enterprise/corporate level systems that have come off lease and 
have been refurbished.

After suffering through years of Dell Optiplexes that have bad motherboard 
capacitors, we've moved over to HPs with Intel i5 processors. In particular, I 
have had good luck with the 8300 series with a mix of USF/Slim Form 
Factor/Desktop and Mini-Tower. They can run Windows XP (for our iMediaTouch 
system - scheduled for upgrade to the latest version or replacement with 
Rivendell) so you shouldn't have any issues. 

I have Rivendell built from the Appliance on a 8300 Slim Desktop/SSD and it's 
been rock solid for a year.

Steve Varholy

 President and General Manager

The Historic Barringer Building

1338 Main Street - Suite 202

Columbia, South Carolina 29201

Office: (803) 753-7260 x 251

Direct: (803) 404-5535

Cell: (703) 585-2101

A Service of the Independent Media Foundation

<> on behalf of Rich 
Stivers <>
 Sent: Monday, February 12, 2018 11:35:29 PM
 To: Rivendell-Dev
 Subject: [RDD] New PC To Run Centos 6 + Rivendell 

I need to upgrade an older PC running Rivendell that was built from the 
Appliance DVD. Of the people who prefer an

 Appliance build, what new PC's have all of you recently purchased to run 
Rivendell? Did you buy a name brand PC or

 build it from components?

I usually buy my new Windows PC's from a friend who builds PC's from 
components. When I asked him about putting

 together a PC to run Centos 6,  he was concerned Centos 6 may not run on the 
latest chipsets. Is this true?

All comments welcome.

Rich Stivers

 KKUP-FM 91.5 Non-Commercial Community Radio

 Cupertino / San Jose CA


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