How many PCs?
Looks like I'm going to be asked to put together a new ICT ready for next September. So I'm going to have to work out rough costings.
Any ideas (or what have people spent recently) on kitting out a new Suite?
It's not just the PC's, but obviously Data & Power (with appropriate infrastructure), Projector, Whiteboard, Amp, Speakers, Air Con, Software Licencing, Printers, etc.
So, how much have you guys spent on a new room?
Cheers in advance
How many PCs?
You should in theory look at £500 a machine, including monitor. There are the costs for electricity, cabling, switches, desks. Cover licenses per machine, and tally up a rough costing, all these features and your looking at around £600 per machine including cabling.
We have total Volume License here, anything we buy is VL, so we never factor this into anything.
Printer (HP2605n), we seem to use these in all our ICT suites, they do the job, and are quite adequate!
Projector, IWB, Switches = Another cost £1200 for IWB, £400 or that mark for a decent 2000,2200 lumen projector. Switch? Managed quite heft, unmanaged, shouldn't be a problem
30 PC's. Requirements should be around
Dual Core 2.4GHz
128MB GFX Card
80GB - 160 GB HDD
17inch TFT Monitor
Windows XP Pro
MS Office 2003 / Open Office 3.0
Thats the bare minimum for PC's in our school, and we pay around £300 per PC for that.
Factor in a new switch cabinet, a new switch, all the data cabling, power supplies to be created, Projector, IWB, Attaching PC's to AD (because I hate doing it! lol), your cost per PC will round up to approximately £1800 per machine, to be fully installed, data cabled etc etc.
so 30x£1800 = £54000 and thats a good estimate, so say £65000 for any abnormalities and you should get a whole room converted to be an ICT suite for that.
I'd have to agree with that cost to be honest including benching, seating and security. And if it's anything like our building check how much it'll cost to get the room on the alarm system, lol. I think around the 50k mark is a pretty good guess. It's also worth checking you have enough capacity on the power distribution boards etc.
£300 per machine
£31 per office license
£25 per bench (you could just use kitchen surface and decent metal legs if you needed to cut costs and the DT dept. or site management could install them for you?)
£25 per chair
£100 per double electrical socket
£50 per network point
£2000 for IWB install
£500 for the switch
£180 for the wall mounted cabinet
£1000 Fibre back to main cab
Should be alright.
£19,610 so round up to £25,000 for any unforeseen issues
You can actually get a 22' monitor for around £80 now! Leaving you £220 for the base unit, which lets be honest, is more than enough for most applications now.
Our last IT suite cost around £8000 for 30 thin clients and a server
If you go down the thin client route with SGD you could do this for around 30k however you could update it and redo lots of labs for very little after this.
Anything less than £40'000 is a price that should not be possible to create a decent suite (unless you go thin client).
If that is an accurate price for an entire ICT Lab, I would like to know who you deal with, as it should be in the range of £200 per machine.Originally Posted by wesleyw
a good IWB (89inch) would cost you £2000, WITHOUT the install or projector, so adding those costs in your looking at more like £3000.Originally Posted by wesleyw
Going cheap on the benches also is never a good idea, as they WILL dip at the weight of the kids leaning on them aswell as the PC's (if they go on there).
You have many variables to consider, so consider wisely and get around 10 quotes and do a pick n mix to get the best for you.
£500 for an NEC projector £1200 for a Smartboard 77" (89 would be too big in our school) speakers and install £500 so maybe £2200 - £2500 I'd only spend £3000 on the ^80i Smartboard (boom projector and everything else).
I was talking about a fibre link between the cabinet in the room and your main cabinet not fibre to each machine.
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