Valta 8220

Valta 8220

Forget having your IT department work overtime to get high-end machines running in your office -- get machines that were specifically designed to run the OS you need (and give your IT dept a break).

 

And if you want a machine for home, the Valta 8220 is like having an IT department (ZaReason) working just for you, building you a machine that works out of the box so you can focus on your work (or play!).

 

Either choose the affordable option -- the standard config  -- or upgrade to a 3rd generation (Ivy Bridge) i7 processor with an available 4-cores (8 virtual cores)

 

Features:

  • Dedicated ATI or Nvidia GPU
  • 8-channel audio

Ports and slots:

  • Front Ports:
    • 2 USB 2.0 ports
    • Headphone and mic jacks
  • Rear Ports:
    • VGA
    • DVI
    • HDMI
    • 4 USB 2.0 ports
    • 2 USB 3.0 ports
    • 1 PS/2 port
    • Gigabit Ethernet port
    • Audio I/O ports
  • Internal Slots:
    • 2 PCI-Express x16 slots
    • 2 PCI slots

Specs:

  • Your choice of a variety of Open Source operating systems
  • Dimensions (WxDxH): 19.3 x 49.4 x 42.7 cm

Recent review by Shawn Powers of similar Valta model on Linux Journal: ZaReason's Valta

"...Often when building a machine for brute horsepower, little thought is given to efficiency. Thankfully, that's not the case here. 80 Plus Gold certification means the power supply is 87% efficient at 20% load, 90% efficient at 50% load, and 87% efficient at 100% load. As it happens, when this system is running full bore with both the GPU and CPU maxed out, it's using almost exactly 425 watts. Whether it was a coincidence or not, it means the PSU was sized exactly right for maximum efficiency. Well played, ZaReason. "

CPU Brand Intel
Max CPU Cores 4
Number of Hard Drives 3
Optical Bays 1
Minimum RAM 4
Maximum RAM 32
Linux Version
Intel Processor
Memory
Graphics
Hard Drive
Second Hard Drive
Third Hard Drive
RAID
Optical Drive
Card Reader
Monitor
Speakers
Power Supply
Networking
WiFi
Bluetooth
Warranty
 
Price: $799.00 +GST
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Customer Reviews

  • Author: Aaron Thomas
    This is a well crafted machine. It runs our linux distro flawlessly, and the military grade components tell me it'll be working well years from now. It's quiet and extremely light, and replaced a server class machine we had been using previously. It does just what it says - gives the IT department a break. There's no good reason not to buy it if you need a new desktop.
  • Author: Christopher R.
    I heard about Zareason from a friend who is happy with the desktop he got here a while back. Looks like he was right -- great service and easy ordering. It was delivered quicker than I thought it would be.

    I usually build my own machiines but I just got a new sys admin job and I just don't have the time. The Valta X79 is what I would have built for myself if I had the time (though it probably cost me a lot less to just get it from Zareason).
  • Author: Shawn Powers on Linux Journal (@shawnp0wers on Twitter)
    The Valta X79 is a screaming-fast computer. To be honest, if I were going to build a powerhouse computer from scratch, it's the exact type of system I would build. I think that's what I like best about it. ZaReason has taken the essence of building your own computer, using standard parts, and done the testing to make sure everything works well together. Then ZaReason assembles it, configures it and, most important, supports it. If you've ever wanted to build a custom system, but wished you didn't have to give up a warranty and tech support, you'll love this Linux beast from ZaReason.

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