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 Precision R5500
Precision R5500
Precision R5500
 
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Customer avatarReviewed by:Anonymous
(New Jersey USA)
Duration of Product Use:Less than a month
Level of Expertise:Newbie
Title: Nice System
PostedNovember 9, 2011
Yes, I would recommend this product
Pro
Overall a very well built machine. If you need a Work-Station class Rack Mounted system this is about the only choice for an "off the shelf" system.
Only 2U Brilliant! Although at 27" deep it is very very long.
Con 1:
If you need to install a USB3 card which requires an additional power connecter, normally a 4 pin Molex or 15 pin SATA, you will find there is no way to wire this up as there are no internal power sockets other than the 6 pin cables for power hungry graphics cards. Still waiting for a responce from Dell on this matter.
Con 2:
If you have any PCIe cards with "normal" BNC connectors on such as those used for Pro Audio/Video, the BNC is about 1-2 mm too long and the card enclosure will not fit back into the chassis without a bit of twisting/bending.
Con 3:
No apparent control of the Fan speeds. I like to run the fans higher than normal to keep the internals cool, waiting for the system to kick the fans into gear is too late (for me)
Conclusion
A well designed and suitable replacement for a HP Z800.
Pros:pro audio/video
+30points
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