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Computer spec review for heavy FEA + surfacing

Question asked by Jonathan Bond on Jul 29, 2011
Latest reply on Aug 1, 2011 by Charles Culp

Would welcome your thoughts on this setup.  Being used for heavily surfaced parts, linear FEA, and non-linear FEA, as well as some simpler assembly work (<500 components)

 

Base Unit:

            Dell Precision T5500 Workstation (224-4858)

Processor:

            Six Core Intel Xeon Processor E5645, 2.40GHz,12M L3, 5.86GT/s,FPWS T5500

Memory:

            12GB DDR3 ECC SDRAM Memory,1333MHz,6X2GB,Dell Precision TX500

Video Card:

            1GB ATI FirePro V4800,Triple Monitor,2 DP and 1 DVI,Dell Fixed Precision

Hard Drive:

            256GB Solid State Drive,2.5,Fixed Precision TX500

Hard Drive Controller:

            C39 SSD boot + SATA Raid 5 drives, 4 drive configuration , T5500/T3500

Floppy Disk Drive:

            No Floppy Drive, Dell Precision

Operating System:

            Windows 7 Ultimate,Media,64-bit, Fixed Precision, English

TBU:

            Mini-Tower Chassis Configuration,Dell Precision T3400,T5500

CD-ROM or DVD-ROM Drive:

            16XDVD-ROM Data Only Dell Precision TX500

Additional Storage Products:

            500GB SATA 3.0Gb/s with NCQ and 16MB DataBurst Cache, DellPrecision TX500 (341-8581)

Controller Option:

            PERC6/i SAS/SATA Hardware RAID Card - For Connecting Internal Hard Drives, Dell Precision T7400 (341-9043)

  3rd Hard Drive

            500GB SATA 3.0Gb/s with NCQ and 16MB DataBurst Cache, DellPrecision TX500 (341-8581)

  4th Hard Drive

            500GB SATA 3.0Gb/s with NCQ and 16MB DataBurst Cache, DellPrecision TX500 (341-8581)

 

HDD configuration is 256gb SSD boot + 1.0tb usable Raid5 (3x 7200rpm hdd) for document storage.

 

Thoughts?

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