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    HP 6000 SFF, Core 2 Duo E8400, 10gb ram, 250 SSD + 1 TB drive.

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    I have an HP somethingorother USFF desktop i5 with 8GB RAM and a bog standard HDD, then I also have a 2008 24" iMac (Intel Core2Duo and 4GB RAM).

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    Duel six core X5650 @2.27GHz 56GB RAM 3TB FC SAS drives.
    Granted I share it with some other workstations ;-)

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    Self build from 2008 - upgraded to a Phenom II x4 from an old Athlon x2. 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD + 500GB HDD, 780G graphics in a old Antec case. Love it, still plenty fast enough for what I need.

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    Mine is a Precision T3400, 3gig dualcore with 4gb ram and an additional hard disk for VMs, apart from that it's the same beast as the first batch of Dells we had here. Given thought to upgrading to a T3500 (second wave of stations here), which would give me a Xeon..or a T1650 which would give me 8 cores, 16gb ram and the SSD, but..to be fair, I haven't killed the T34 yet. Even pegged at max RAM and max CPU for hours at a time and mercilessly thrashed for 4 years, it's yet to miss a beat.

    I'm happy with it - same spec, same build image as the current student one. I test them on myself first, heh.

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    I use a Novatech laptop. i3 2.5Ghz Dual core + HT, 8Gb Ram and a 1Tb hard drive. I do have a 19" second screen and a logitech rollerball though

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    "office brewed" i3 4GB RAM and an SSD.

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    Second School desktop: VeryPC broadleaf one, 4GB ram, 3Ghz Pentium G860, dual monitors (how does anyone cope with one)

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    my current machine is a intel next gen pc i3 3217u 4gb and 128 ssd.
    my desktop that was got for me is currently running as the exchange server thats a i5 3330 8gb 1tb hdd and its also got a XFX-R7850 for ifinity and bl-ray rw drive

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    Core i7-4770K, 16GB RAM, 256GB Kingston HyperX 3K SSD, Nvidia GT 610 quad display graphics card.

    Self build about 2 months ago.

    Reason I have such a powerful machine - I use it heavily for running virtual machines, programming and video encoding. I had an i7 920 (my technician now has it) before that and it just wasn't up to the jobs I was asking it to do!
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    We have self-build i5-2400 with 8GB RAM, 128GB Samsung 830 SSDs and extra hard drives - as others say, virtual machines and video editing. I'm also of the opinion that our computers need to be quick because people are often waiting on them/us to do something for them; the quicker the machine, the less time they're stood about eating our biscuits. I think the GPU is an nVidia 210, whatever was cheapest to let me hang two monitors off it.

    We were on left-over scraps before that, random Core2 HPs and RMs.

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    I've got a load of HP Z600 & Z800 Xeon workstations at the moment. They're proving really popular as NM workstations. And with two 55xx series Xeon Quad Cores, upto 48GB RAM and an SSD I can see why!

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    Dell Optiplex 755 - 2GB RAM, two core 3GHz CPU. Handled XP just fine, limps since we upgraded to W7 18 months ago.

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    Little Novatech number that's been upgraded since. i5-3450, 8GB RAM, SSD, and another 500GB drive for a bit of storage. Duel 22" monitors.

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    I snaffled the highest spec machine in the school when I rolled out Win 7 (elitism etc, I know)

    Core 2 Duo, 3 GB RAM and 74GB HDD

    Will soon be left behind though when I roll out the new laptops to teachers. I want them to have the newest machines as that hopefully reduces the chances of failures in classrooms (other than that our machines are all approaching 5 years old). If my machine goes down, I will probably find a way to get by, but classroom staff wouldn't.

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