I bought this setup re manufactured, refurbished for less than $220
To this I added a 32" HD Flat screen TV (with a hdUSB port adapter).
Iray renderings that took 2 to 7 hours on the old system now render in under 70 min. Most in 10 or 15.
On the old system, four V4.2's in the scene and the mouse was lagging. add a 5th and I was pulling my hair.
Now I have 6 V4.2's and 3 M4.2's in the Eng Pod scene and I haven't seen any appreciable difference between that and one V4
System Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard
System Model HP Compaq 6200 Pro SFF PC
System Type x64-based PC
System SKU A2W44UT#ABA
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2400 CPU @ 3.10GHz, 3101 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
(The system came with (2) 4Gb SD-3 RAM (8GB)
Description:SAMSUNG M378B5273Dh0-Ch9 Memory Module-M378B5273Dh0-Ch9Quantity:
(I added (2) more 4Gb SD-3 chips) Total now 16Gb
Adapter Type Quadro K600, NVIDIA compatible
Pay explicit attention to your mounting bracket length!
You need the short bracket.
Adapter Description NVIDIA Quadro K600
Adapter RAM 1.00 GB (1,073,741,824 bytes)
I'm thinking lightly about looking into another gig or two in the Quadro.
Not sure if I have to buy the new card or merely swap out the RAM on it.
Not in any hurry at the moment though.