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Workstation config for $ 2500

Question asked by Normand Di Domenico on Aug 18, 2011
Latest reply on Aug 19, 2011 by Brian Hoerner

We need to purchase 2 new workstations for running SW 2011 in dual-monitor configurations. Considering our budget is around $2,500 (excluding monitors), what would be your recommendations: ?

(We would prefer brands like Dell Precision, HP, or other workstation manufacturers)


Processor: Xeon Quad or Six core W35xx or W36xx,  or E3-12xx

Video card: Quadro FX 3xxx, NVS 4xx, ATI Firepro v4800, other

Ram: amount ? (16 gb ?)

Disk configuration: SSD seems very expensive (840$ for a 256Gb disk from Dell)

OS will be Windows 7 64 bits.


We purchased last year 2 Dell Precision T3500 with Xeon W3530 2.8Ghz, 6 Gb Ram, Quadro FX 3700, Sata 7200 disk, Windows 7 64 bits for roughly 2400$. We are happy with them but don't feel they are extremely more powerfull than other slightly older systems we are using.


Thanks for your comments.