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General Chat Thread, What is your workstation spec? in General; I use a standard PC that was in the round of replacements in the summer: Core i3-3220 4GB RAM 128GB ...
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    I use a standard PC that was in the round of replacements in the summer:

    Core i3-3220
    4GB RAM
    128GB SSD

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    Dell Precision T5400, getting on a bit now but would be quick enough to not skip a beat apart from the dire RAID controller that seems to not like disk writes very much, even slows down the Crucial M4 SSD I've got in it for VM use

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    Intel I5-3470
    Nvida GeForce GT 610
    4gb Ram
    250gb Sata Drive

    and a Nexus

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    I've got one of the newest RM Ones (EcoQuiet!) that were purchased before I started. i3 2120T, 19" widescreen. Upgraded to 20GB of RAM and a 120GB SSD and a 22" second monitor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris_ View Post
    I've got one of the newest RM Ones (EcoQuiet!) that were purchased before I started. i3 2120T, 19" widescreen. Upgraded to 20GB of RAM and a 120GB SSD and a 22" second monitor.
    I'd keep hold of that. It's going to be a collectors item soon!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    I'd keep hold of that. It's going to be a collectors item soon!
    Curious as to why that might be...?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FishCustard View Post
    Curious as to why that might be...?
    You must be one of the last to find out!

    PC addict RM finally quits its building habit, plans to axe 300 jobs

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    Ah, right. I haven't had to think about RM in a couple of months, so I'm not well up on their shenanigans!

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    Mine is a Stone built one, Core i3 with 4GB RAM. Does all I need it to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edu-IT View Post
    Mine is a Stone built one, Core i3 with 4GB RAM. Does all I need it to do.
    Snap. With a 120gb SSD Windows 8.1 runs quite nicely on it.

    May get more ram for mine though. ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    I'd keep hold of that. It's going to be a collectors item soon!
    I think the few 380Z's we have will be more likely a collectors item than 300 mediocre RM Ones!

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    HP Workstation XW6600

    2 x Intel Xeon E5405 2.0GHz
    16GB RAM
    2 x 500 GB HDD 7200 RPM
    NVIDIA Quadro FX1700 graphics
    PCI-e 2 x USB 3.0
    PCI-e 2 x eSATA 6Gbps

    The machine originally cost £800. I've added a few bits and bobs to it over the years that brings the total cost to approx. £1000 - £1100 - and I've had it since mid 2008; running Windows Server 2008 R2 as my main OS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuckster View Post
    HP Workstation XW6600

    2 x Intel Xeon E5405 2.0GHz
    16GB RAM
    2 x 500 GB HDD 7200 RPM
    NVIDIA Quadro FX1700 graphics
    PCI-e 2 x USB 3.0
    PCI-e 2 x eSATA 6Gbps

    The machine originally cost £800. I've added a few bits and bobs to it over the years that brings the total cost to approx. £1000 - £1100 - and I've had it since mid 2008; running Windows Server 2008 R2 as my main OS.
    These machines are brilliant! We've sold loads of these. They run like a dream with a pair of E5450 3.0GHz Quads and 32Gb RAM

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    Have a really tight budget this year, so had to make do with this:

    Dell Precision T3600
    Intel Xeon E5-1620 3.60GHz
    16GB RAM
    256GB SSD
    AMD FirePro W5000
    Creative SB Recon 3D

    Roll on the new financial year!

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    In my last place I had a custom built PC which had a nice Antec case (not a top end I will add just one for a few HDDs and front connectors), 2nd gen mid range i5, 16Gb Ram, 120GB SSD and a 1TB storage SATA drive, mid-range dual output VGA card for driving the 2 screens I had and a simple Coolermaster PSU. Cost about £500 in parts at the time so nothing outrageous and given I ran many VMs for testing and checking things it was certainly good value compared to a brand new HP of the same sort of spec.

    Before that I had a refurbished HP Pro Workstation from ICT Direct which did me nearly 3 years of good service

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