IBM x3500 M4 tower server - $500

 

 

 

1 x Xeon E5-2650 – 8 core/16 thread, 2.0-2.8 GHz
128 GB DDR3 1600 RAM – 8 x 16 GB RDIMM
Dual 750W power supplies
4 x 1 GB network ports + 1 management port
IMM2 Advanced, includes remove KVM management
8 x 2.5 bays – includes 3 x 300 GB SAS drive + 1 spare caddy

 

More info: https://lenovopress.com/tips0852-system-x3500-m4

 

This has 120mm fans so is a little quieter than most 1/2u rack mount servers, doesn't use too much power. Firmware has been updated. It's been running ESXi 6.7 with no issues.

 

This needs to be picked up from Palmerston North/Feilding, it's too big and heavy to ship.