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computer quote to run COSMOS

Question asked by Anne Yust on Jan 8, 2008
Latest reply on Jan 17, 2008 by Kent Hanners
Can anyone determine if this machine is strong enough to run Cosmos on our assemblies?
I have a concern about the processors speed...would we see a significant improvement in speed using 3Ghz processors versus the 2Ghz quoted in this configuration? Memory can always be upgraded in the future for minimal costs. Same with video cards and hard drives. But I'd really like to get the processors done right the first time due to costs.
Sometimes a processor speed really doesn't make that much of a difference in performance. Could have other bottlenecks. That's the basis of my question.
What do you think of this computer, for $2,998?

Base Unit: Dell Precision T5400
Processor: Quad Core Xeon Proc E5405, 2.00GHz, 2X6MB L2 Cache1333MHz
2nd Processor, Quad Core Xeon Proc E5405, 2.00GHz, 2X6MB L2 Cache,1333MHz
Memory: 8GB, DDR2 ECC SDRAM Memory 667MHz, 4X2GB
Video Card: nVidia Quadro FX1700 512MB dual DVI Graphics Card
Hard Drive: 160GB SATA, 10K RPM Hard Drivewith 16MB DataBurst Cache
Floppy Disk Drive: No Floppy Drive
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Operating System: WINDOWS XP PRO x64 SP2, With Media
Keyboard: Entry Level, USB
Mouse: Dell USB 2-Button Entry Mouse with Scroll
Monitor: No Monitor
TBU: Mini-Tower Chassis Configuration
DVD-ROM Drive: 16XDVD-ROM with Cyberlink Power DVD
Speakers: No Speakers
Service: Next Business Day Parts and Labor Onsite Response Initial Year
Service: Next Business Day Parts and Labor Onsite Response 2 Year Extended

Thanks!

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