This unit is up for sale from a local university and I need to decide by 5pm today (I know, found out a little late). Current price was under $400 so that is good at least. I'm expecting it to go higher. I need a machine where I can use some of the 40-60 SAS drives I have and get the data off of them, so this machine will allow that. A decent RAID capable SAS card alone is about $300+ so that is a big incentive for looking at this machine. I currently have an I7 3770K w/ 32GB ram that is showing it's age. I often run 3-6 VM's at a time and I'm thinking that switching to this machine will free up my ability to use those machines as well as do some more intensive video rendering at the same time. I haven't bought a "factory" machine other than used servers in about 20 years, always built mine. I'd like to get some input on what you think of these "workstations". It seems to have plenty of power and can walk/sprint away from what I'm currently using. So what do you think? I usually run 4-6 monitors and have a nice 1070TI graphics card but IDK if it will play well with the NVidia Quadro 2000. My monitors are wide screen 1920/1080's so nothing special. A local university is selling this system 2 x Xeon E5-2680 @ 2.70 GHz 128 GB ECC RAM @ 1600 MHz (4 x32GB) 2 TB Hard Drive 16 DIMM slots (4 used) NVidia Quadro 2000 Graphics Card Each processor has 8 cores - 16 threads, 20MB cache 1600Mhz bus, QPI Speed (GT/s) 8.0, Hyperthreading, Intel VPro, Intel Turbo Boost Tech 4,8 2 6Gbps Sata 4 3Gbps Sata 8 6Gb SAS USB3, 1394A, USB2 2 PCI Express Gen3 x16 slots 1 PCI Express Gen3 x16 slot - Available ONLY when 2nd CPU is installed. 1 PCI Express Gen3 x8 slot - with x16 connector. - Available ONLY when 2nd CPU is installed. 1 PCI Express Gen3 x4 slot - with x8 connector 1 PCI Express Gen2 x4 slot - with x8 connector 1 PCI 32bit/33MHz slot 1 Mechanical-only slot, supporting cards which mount only to the I/O bulkhead and not the motherboard (half-length, full-height) The PCIe x8 connectors are open ended, allowing a PCIe x16 card to be seated in the slot. Here is a link to the Specs: http://www8.hp.com/h20195/v2/getpdf.aspx/c04111526.pdf?ver=33 From what I have read, this video card isn't the best, there are faster ones available for this system and adding a "tesla" card to work in conjunction of the quadro 2000 supposedly gives about as best performance as possible for least additional pricing. Any thoughts on this before I decide to bid?