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I was selling a kit of DDR4 RAM and was offered this HP Z400 as a part trade. It was valued at 50$ for the trade, which was greatly in my favor. It came with a Quadcore Xeon CPU and a Quadro GPU that I ended up selling together for 80$. I replaced the 4C 8T CPU with a 22$ 6C 12T X5660 I got on Ebay and threw in a GTX 1060 3GB that I had been trying to sell.

I was really happy with the completed build and I almost kept it because it was better than the gaming laptop I had at the time (i5 7400 - 1050Ti 4G), but I planned on building a custom system soon and decided to list it for 400$. If I remember correctly I ended up selling it for 360$.

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  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

That was a sweet deal. I have Z840 that was a great deal, but I don't know what to do with it's 16 C 32T power. It's a dog single core. It never occurred to me till I saw your build to modify it in some way--HP does such a nice job engineering its professional systems. Anyway, nice rebuild and thanks for the idea!

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

My only gripe with the HP systems is the lack of standard part compatibility. The PSU and MOBO connectors are proprietary, and the parts are less common and more expensive to find. Other than that they are very nice systems and were certainly ahead of their time when they came out, as even today, the first time I got my hands on one, I was impressed.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

I know what you mean. I've never seen a motherboard like the one in the Z840 and the power supply looks like an industrial art piece.

  • 16 months ago
  • 2 points

I just saw this, nice build! I have a T3500 at work that I've modded a little bit so I can game on it. Not a bad platform at all! It's in my completed builds if you want to check it out.

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice little system for playing a match of OW before the boss comes in. You'd probably like the T3500 build on my page.