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    What is your workstation spec?

    Looking at maybe upgrading my workstation towards the end of the financial year. I have been in some schools were the network manager has a workstation costing easily £1000. (HP Xeon workstation) Just curious what specs people are using.

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    custom built from 2 old servers HP Xeon based but would easily cost £1000 plus to buy all the kit new now, most of the rest of our staff have fujitsu esprimo e350 / e410 which are cheap and cheerful.

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    HP Z210 not sure if it's a Xeon or i7 off the top of my head.

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    i7 2600, Asus P67 board, 32gb ram, 256gb ssd + 120gb ssd.

    VMware workstation for VMs.

    I reckon it'll be time for an upgrade once the next round of cpus come along, 3770 and 4770 dont really add enough over a 2600 to be worth it yet. Safe to say i certainly use it its full potential though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andyfield View Post
    Just curious what specs people are using.
    An Acer Veriton - one of those dinky little ones that screws on to the VESA mount behind the monitor. Neat and tidy if somewhat underpowered, but it seems to manage whatever I'm doing just fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andyfield View Post
    Looking at maybe upgrading my workstation towards the end of the financial year. I have been in some schools were the network manager has a workstation costing easily £1000. (HP Xeon workstation) Just curious what specs people are using.

    That's just elitisim.

    I have a HP DC8000 not a clue on the specification but it's fairly bog standard, I could get by on a T5740 thin terminal apart from a few ocasional jobs.

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    Dell Optiplex 7010, same as the ones out in the field, although its one of the ones we have with more RAM. I don't need a really good workstation to be honest.

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    i5 4gb ram 120gb ssd one for windows one for my linux box

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    6 year old Intel core 2 same as the manager. It gets the job done lol.

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    Custom built Core i7 in an Asus board with 16GB DDR3, 2 RAIDed 120GB SSD's and a 4TB HDD.

    Gave my Tech a budget to get us both new machines and that's what he came up with. Somewhat better than the Pentium dual core with 2GB RAM we had before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    Dell Optiplex 7010, same as the ones out in the field, although its one of the ones we have with more RAM. I don't need a really good workstation to be honest.
    This is what I have, with 8gb ram, 3.3ghz CPU and a nvidia 610 graphics (nice and cheap for multi monitor support)

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    Desktop i5 2500 with 8GB RAM 120GB cheapo SSD and BluRay burner, old nVidia card with dual monitors. It's basically a server that I can connect to where ever I am in the City.

    Laptop is an i5 Alienware M14X R2 upgraded to 16GB RAM, a decent Samsung 256GB SSD. I use this constantly.

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    All the IT folk have an HP 8900 (i5, 4 GB RAM, 128 GB SSD) which is the same spec as in the IT suites. However, we shoved an NVidia NVS 285 in each of ours so we can get dual-screen (and I believe triple if desired) output, which does wonders for productivity! I may well upgrade the RAM in mine at some point (or perhaps I should just close some browser tabs....)
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    HP DC7900. 3GB RAM. 250GB HDD. Intel Pentium Dual Core E5300.

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    Have a core i3 here with 8gb of ram and a 250gb hard disk drive with dual 20" widescreen monitors, better than most staff PCs in terms of RAM and processor, the highest specced machines we supply everyone are HP DC7900s

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