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    Re: BSF Machine Specs

    Just for machine specs, North Yorks recomends the following 3 catagories of workstation:

    Basic Desktop Computerbasic schools should have for curriculum)
    Cost Less than £500
    Processor Intel Celeron D 2.66 GHz
    Memory 512 MB
    HDD 40 GB SATA HDD with min 30GB free
    Optical Drive DVD ROM
    LAN 10/100 Mb Network Card
    Operating System
    (Pre Installed) XP Pro
    Sound On - Board
    Speakers Stereo Speakers or Headphones
    Graphics Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator
    Monitor 17” LCD

    Mid Range Desktop Computer: (for admin and CAD areas)
    Cost £500 - £700
    Processor Intel Pentium 4 630
    Memory 1GB
    HDD 80 GB SATA HDD with min 60GB free
    Optical Drive DVD ± RW
    LAN 10/100 Mb Network Card
    Operating System
    (Pre Installed) XP Pro
    Sound On - Board
    Speakers Stereo Speakers or Headphones
    Graphics Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator
    Monitor 17” LCD

    High End Desktop Computer: (simulations, virtual environments high end design etc)
    Cost £700 - Upwards
    Processor Intel® Pentium® D Processor 930
    Memory 2GB
    HDD 250 GB SATA HDD with min 200GB free
    Optical Drive DVD ± RW
    LAN 10/100/1000 Mb Network Card
    Operating System
    (Pre Installed) XP Pro
    Sound On - Board
    Speakers Stereo Speakers or Headphones
    Graphics 256MB Dedicated Graphics Card
    Monitor 19” LCD

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    Re: BSF Machine Specs

    Servers - 2 servers (although they get technical when you get into specifics for running Facility CMIS etc):
    Basic: (basic you should accept, for small primary schools)
    Cost Less than £2000
    Processor Single Intel Xeon 2.8 Ghz
    Memory 2 GB
    HDD 73 GB SCSI HDD
    Optical Drive DVD ROM
    Tape Drive 26/72 GB DAT 72
    Tapes 10 x DAT 72 tapes and 1 DAT 72 Cleaning tape
    Backup Software Backup Exec 10
    LAN 2 x 10/100/1000 Mb Network Card
    Graphics Onboard
    Monitor 15" LCD
    UPS APC Smart-UPS 750i
    Warranty 3yr Support, 4Hr Onsite Response (24x7)


    Mid Range Server: (Larger Networks, MIS Systems)
    Cost Less than £3000
    Processor Dual Intel Xeon 3.2 GHz
    Memory 2GB
    HDD 2 x 73 GB SCSI HDD with Hardware Raid 1
    Power Supply Redundant Power Supply
    Optical Drive DVD ROM
    Tape Drive 80 / 160 DLT Drive
    Tapes 10 x DLT tapes and 1 DLT Cleaning tape
    Backup Software Backup Exec 10
    LAN 2 x 10/100/1000 Mb Network Card
    Graphics OnBoard
    Monitor 15" LCD
    UPS APC Smart-UPS 1500i
    Warranty 3yr Support, 4Hr Onsite Response (24x7)

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    Re: BSF Machine Specs

    Quote Originally Posted by linuxgirlie
    I would be interested in their prices too, I would like to know if they are lower than mine as I don't get a (maybe) county-wide discount?

    My latests machines in are:

    3.4ghz amd
    1gb ram
    80gb HD (only cause 40 is more..lol)
    gigabyte lan
    5500 nvidia gfx
    the usual - case, mouse keyboard, motherboard etc
    17" tft

    For: £260 (without windoze as we put Linux on them)


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    Sorry where did you buy these PC's from at this price and Spec...
    I need buy 20 right now..

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    Re: BSF Machine Specs

    I got the parts from dabs, but it varies, for example at one point I was buying 1gb memory sticks for about £27 each, and now they are about £40 each.

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