Supermicro RTG RX-M140i server available from £1170

Serversdirect is selling the Supermicro RTG RX-M140i server for £1169.96 excluding delivery. The company is far from being an unknown to system administrators since it has been manufacturing reliable server motherboards and chassis for years and it is therefore normal to see that this small office server comes with the hallmarks of Supermicro's pedigree.

The RTG RX-M140i, part of Supermicro's Ready to Go range, runs on an Intel E3-1200 Ivy Bridge-based Xeon clocked at 3.3GHz with an Intel C204 chipset. Other features include a single 120mm fan, one 1TB SATA hard disk drive, 8GB DDR3 1333 ECC unbufferred memory (upgradable to 32GB), an Intel 82574L GbE controller with two ports, a 500W power supply unit.

Connectivity and expansion capabilities two 5.25 bays, include two USB 2.0 ports, three free memory slots, one free CPU socket, three 3.5in internal SATA bay with a rotatable cage, five PCI and PCI-e slots. Supermicro has also bundled a three year onsite next business day warranty with the RTG RX-M140i.

The server comes in a mid-tower chassis, consumes 35W when idle, twice that in normal operation and 107W under heavy load.