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    New PC for Network Support Office

    I need to purchase a single PC for my new office. It must be CC4 compatible. Can someone please recommend a PC, preferably an ultra slim form factor with the following minimum specs:

    Intel Core i7
    8GB RAM
    500GB - 1TB Hard Drive
    USB 3.0 Ports

    I want to get something powerful as it needs to have longevity and also run test VMs etc. An all in one touch screen option would be nice, but I have a feeling the price may be a little too high.

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    Any PC is compatible with CC4. You just need to import software drivers using RM Management console.

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    Go for an SSD if you can.

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    Graphics card that supports 3 Monitors and then 2 or 3 26-18in widescreen monitors :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by BKGarry View Post
    Graphics card that supports 3 Monitors and then 2 or 3 26-18in widescreen monitors :-)
    The onboard graphics of the i7 (haswell) has the ability to use 3 monitors but it probably depends if the motherboard manufacturers are designing their motherboards to use the 3 outputs simultaneously.

    EDIT:
    It looks like they do support it.
    Last edited by Gaz; 30th April 2014 at 12:06 PM.

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    Could always have the 27" iMac I use each and everyday, have a windows VM on there for running SIMS in virtual box, and do everything else on the mac. Got it because of needing to use Apple Configurator for iOS devices :-)

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    We've just received one of these on trial:

    IT manufacturer and solutions provider to the Public Sector | Stone Group

    It is a Thin-ITX PC with a 1080p 21" touchscreen monitor built in. The case has room for 1 3.5" HDD and a MSATA SSD. The motherboard supplied with ours is one of these: Motherboards - H81T

    The thing can be mounted onto a VESA bracket so you can use your own mounting solution if you want. I'm quite impressed with it

    As much as I'd like to use a Mac, for day to day stuff it just wouldn't be practical. Far too many of my admin tools run in Windows so I'd either have to bootcamp it or spend most of my day in a VM. By which point you may as well just use a standard PC...
    Last edited by Norphy; 30th April 2014 at 12:20 PM.

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    Got 140 of these and very happy. SSD version too

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