Thank you for sharing all your experiences. I appreciate it. One more question, do HP8300's typically have some full-height
PCIE slots? Most of the 8300's I found on Amazon that listed expansion slots had low profile PCIE slots only. For my AS cards
I need full-height x1 slots.


Rich Stivers



On 2/13/2018 18:17, Steve Varholy wrote:

We are using external USB interfaces on the USF HP8300's. On the mini-towers, we are using M-Audio cards that are now obsolete.


I saw you also asked on the list about how long the Dell Optiplexes lasted. We were using 755 minitowers. We got 3-4 years out of them before the motherboards developed capacitor problems. I had three all go legs up within a 2 1/2 month timeframe.


I highly recommend enterprise/corporate machines rather than white-box built ones for three reasons: 1. tool-less cases. They are designed for quick component replacement. 2. Long system service lifespan - there are no major changes for the life of model, so, for example, all you need are the drivers for the 8300. No wondering whether your box is a RevA/B/C, etc.� 3. HP/Dell maintain the availability of the drivers and documentation online�for decades. No worries about not being able to obtain the drivers you need.


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I appreciate your reply. How long do these refurbished HP 8300's last? I see they have great reviews on Amazon.


Are you using Audio Science sound cards in these by chance?


Rich Stivers



On 2/12/2018 20:46, 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

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Sent: Monday, February 12, 2018 11:35:29 PM
To: Rivendell-Dev
Subject: [RDD] New PC To Run Centos 6 + Rivendell
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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
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