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[Refurb] Lenovo ThinkCentre M83 i5 4570 3.20GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 10 Pro $189 Delivered @ BNEACTTRADER eBay

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Hi

We are clearing out a limited quantity of these units.

Great basic machine with some expandability options.

i5 4570 Processor 3.2GHz
8GG RAM
256Gb SSD
DVD-RW
Windows 10 Pro Loaded

They are an eBay plus item, so some discounts may apply however I can't see any ones working yet.

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  • +6 votes

    Hi how much to add a 3090 to this. /s

    • +26 votes

      depends on how committed you are.

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        Nice answer rep

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          I'm pretty sure they have standard ATX boards (unlike all the other commercial products) so your main challenges will be finding the PSU converter plugs. So if you wanted to butcher something together it would be possible.

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            @Calmago: @Calmago: "Butcher something" diabolical

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            @Calmago:

            so your main challenges will be finding the PSU converter plugs. So if you wanted to butcher something together it would be possible.

            RIP home insurance policy lol.

      • +2 votes

        Did we just get married

    • +3 votes

      Good luck trying to fit a 3090 in that case

      • +4 votes

        Nothing a Dremel can't fix

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      Angle grinder required

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    TPM 2.0?

  • +2 votes

    Anyone would like to share their thoughts about using this as a plex server?

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      imo the big problem is internal storage, my ThinkCentre has 4 SATA ports but only two SATA power. If you can fit stuff on one drive or use external storage it should be a good option.

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        Could probably use a cheeky Sata power splitter without real issue, particularly for SSDs

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          Just be sure to get crimped ones and not moulded.

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          As above, SATA splitters are cheap and work no problem.

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        There is nothing wrong with USB for media storage.

        But I'm sure there is room inside for an SSD and a 2.5" magnetic drive. How many TB do you want?

        You can toss out the DVD drive, and use that space as well as the DVD power wires. SSD only needs 5V, two wires to solder.

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          Here is my m93P from same seller. Can easily fit two 3.5" drives.

          https://imgur.com/a/ls7VPbB

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            @BaryGusey: Good seller ?

            • +2 votes

              @scottb721: An excellent seller, I am sure you can trawl through past deals here but I would guess I have ordered maybe a dozen refurbs in the last three or four years and I have only a single failure, I think the power supply on a Dell-9020 which was after a few years.

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          Thanks. I have a few 1TB drives but I think its time to consolidate. But external drive idea sounds good too.

    • +1 vote

      It should work fine really. Pair it with a low profile NVIDIA 1650 ddr6 plus modified drivers and Plex pass to get hardware decoding/encoding of most video formats.

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        That will be another $ 230 ish to spend

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          Yes, that's very true. However, you will have a system that can transcode 4k h.265 utilising approximately 3-4% CPU and 9% GPU, as per testing on a very similar HP system.

          Edit: should be able to do 4 streams with modified drivers in that config.

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      I used a Dell Optiplex with a i7 3770 for several years and it was terrific, never had an issue handling three simultaneous clients (at least one outside the home) and runs silent.

      Upgraded it to a Precision with an i7 6700 for a boost in Handbrake transcode performance, but the Optiplex handled that just fine too.

      I have an 8TB inside and another 8TB external.

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    That's a decent rig for a very small price.

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    can this take another low profile NIC to be used as pfSense router?

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      I'm using one of these as my pfSense router with a low profile quad port intel NIC. Had no issues fitting it.

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        okay, thanks for confirming. Can you recommend where to get the NIC from?

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          Going to suggest eBay is ideal for this.

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          Got mine from ebay.

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    What GPU can I put into this with the least hassles?

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      1650 low profile.

      Look for the newer version cards with GDDR6 they were just revised.

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        Hi
        Will the PSU comfortably handle the 1650 and would this be considered an upgrade over a Dell SFF with the same CPU SSD and RAM?

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          Depends on which PSU this is fitted with. These look like the mini-tower variant so should come with either 280W or 450W PSU.
          You're on the edge with a 280W, 450W will be fine, assuming no 6/8 pin power required.

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            @Trance N Dance: no power pin for 1650 LP - just 4x PCIE

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            @Trance N Dance: You’ll have zero problems with a 280W with a 1650, won’t get anywhere close to that on total system power consumption.

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    A bit of a noob question but can the ram in these be upgraded?

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    Doing my darnedest to talk my son into one of these for Audacity.

    • +1 vote

      Do you have any jumper cables laying about?

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    Is there room for a 2nd hard drive?

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      Mine just arrived. There 'may' be room (if you mean a 3.5" HDD, if a 2.5" HDD then should be no worries.), it looks like you'll need to put the HDD where the ssd is and ghetto install the SSD above it. You will need a SATA splitter cable as the drives get the their power from a 4 pin to SATA cable that comes off the motherboard rather than the PSU. I ordered one of these https://www.amazon.com.au/StarTech-com-Power-Splitter-Adapte...

      Otherwise the PC looks fine for normal desktop applications.

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    Any warranty on these?

  • +2 votes

    Bargain.

    Purchased a 9020 from these guys a few months ago, threw a 1050ti in it as a Zwift PC.

    Was so pleased with the performance I'm going to throw an extra 8gb and a 1050ti into this as my everyday with a proper dual monitor setup and get the laptop off my desk.

    • +1 vote

      Lol this is very similar to my current gaming pc

      It's a hp compaq elite 8200
      i7-2600
      GTX 1050 Ti low profile
      32gb ddr3
      2 x ssd's
      1 x 8TB hdd
      DVD combo drive
      240 watt psu

      I sometimes play it on 4k lol and see if it can struggle.. Sometimes the gameplay is pretty hilarious but I make it work somehow.

      Fun little experiment.

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    Thinking of buying this for someone who needs a new laptop and pc but very minimal requirements zero gaming but need YouTube and Skype zoom compatibility so webcam and mic and external speakers.

    They are old so it's basically gonna be a boomer box well actually he is older than that.

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      Very nice of you :-)

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    Dang, out of stock. Was going to order one for my parents.