I found a craigslist listing where they are selling the follow setup for 400$.
At work, I have an HP Z240 which has roughly the same specs as you've listed above and we've seen dozens of these machines sell for around $500.
$400 is a great deal, but it's not crazy. Used PCs drop in value fast. Don't tell the people in the "For Sale or Trade" section though, they don't like to hear that their 4770/970 machine isn't worth $1000 anymore..
Thank you. I really appreciate it. You think this could run some game servers?
I updated the post could you take another look? It also has a 1060 6gb in it.
That makes the build seem a little too good to be true, but you never know, it could be a small business trying to clear out old machines.. The best thing you can do is just have the guy meet you in a public place and check it out.
In regards to your other question, what type of server are you wanting to run and how big of a population? I would say that this machine could probably host more than your internet connection can provide, so I am just going to say yes.
I want to run an ARK server with a max of 15 people. I have a 100Mbps connection up and down but from what I have read xeons don't work well with Ark servers due to their low clock speed can you confirm this?
is it only those parts, not a whole build?
It's an entire build (motherboard, psu etc.).
Seems like a pretty good deal, especially for a small business.
That definitely ups the overall value of the system.
Beyond that things that could add to the price:
In conclusion, my minimum estimate is somewhere around $430. It could also be worth a lot more though, and like I said: I don’t really have experience or a vast pool of knowledge when it comes to server-grade components. You should definitely NOT just take my opinion into account as I do not believe my opinion holds much value here. Try to at least find someone’s second opinion.
I’d say if you need a decent multi-core performance, GPU, and massive quantities of RAM this would be a great buy.
I'm pretty sure that e5-2650 v3 is actually a haswell cpu which has 2 more cores and is 20% faster in the single core scores than the e5-2650 v1 which you correctly stated was a sandy bridge. Op said that this is an entire working build he's getting for 400 dollars and I think it is personally worth it due to the cost of lga 2011 mobos, the cost of the cpu itself and the massive amount of ram (even if it is the cheaper ecc memory).