HP Z600 Workstation
The Z600 is a mid-range model between the Z400 and the Z800 but the Z600 is the only model with a dual processor. It is great for your entry level tasks, there are built in handles and the layout make the system quiet and helps with cooling. It has an 8-core processor but with hyperthreading can get 16 cores and the RAM options will vary from 800MHZ to 1333Mhz and you can also choose from a large number of PCIE or Gen2 GPUs and supports high computing as well so the system can be customized for any budget. It comes with 2 Hard Drive Bays, 2 optical drives, 3 USB slots and you have the option to add in a raid control card. The Z600 uses a 650W power supply that can be changed out with no tools as well as the hard drive and cooling elements. As for operating systems we recommend using Windows 7 or 8.
Starting in the $200s
- Intel Xeon 5500 and 5600 Processor Family
- Up to 12 Cores, thats 24 Cores Hyper-Threading!
- 48GB of DDR3 ECC RAM
Processor: Intel Xeon 5500 (Gen I, B3 Revision Motherboard) & Intel Xeon 5500 and 5600 (Gen II C2 Revision Motherboard) series processors up to six-cores with up to 6.4GT/s (Intel QuickPath Interconnect) and up to 12MB shared cache. Turbo Boost Mode on select processors
Memory: Gen 1 (B3) supports up to 24GB of ECC Unbuffered Memory & Gen II (C2) supports up to 48GB of ECC Registered Memory.
Drive Bays: Up to two 3.5'' or 2.5'' (adapter needed for 2.5'') internal SATA and 2 external 5.25" bay, for SAS or SSD hard drives.
Raid Controller: SATA RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10 support standard on motherboard (raid not supported with Linux). 6 channels of SATA 3.0 Gb/s natively supported internally
Operating System: Compatible with the following:
- Windows 10 Professional 32-Bit or 64-Bit
- Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit or 64-Bit
- Windows 7 Professional 32-Bit or 64-Bit
- Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit or 64-Bit with XP mode
- Windows Vista Ultimate SP1, 32-Bit or 64-Bit
- Windows Vista Business SP1, 32-Bit or 64-Bit
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS v.5.3 EM64T (Also certified to run Red Hat Enterprise Linux Version 4.7 64-Bit
Power Supply: 650 Watt 85% efficient power supply, direct connection power supply.
Dimensions: 40 Lbs, 17.3'' x 8'' x 17.5'' (L x W x H)
Networking: Integrated Broadcom 5764 Gigabit LAN on Motherboard (LOM).
Slots: 2 PCI Express Gen2 x16 slots (full-length, full-height), 1 PCI Express Gen2 x4/x8* slot – with x8 open-ended connectors (full-length, full-height), 1 PCI Express Gen1 x4/x8* slot – with x8 open-ended connectors (full-length, full-height), 2 PCI 32bit/33MHz slot, (full-length, full-height).
Front Ports: 3 USB 2.0, 1 Headphone Out, 1 Microphone In. 1 IEEE 1394a integrated with systems manufactured beginning 3/22/10.
Rear Ports: 6 USB 2.0, 1 RJ-45 to integrated Gigabit LAN, 2 legacy PS/2, 1 Audio Line In, 1 Audio Line Out, 1 Microphone In; audio ports can be retasked to function as line in, line out, microphone, or headphone. Serial supported with optional rear bulkhead adapter.
Internal Ports: 3 USB 2.0 headers.