4 Replies Latest reply on Jan 7, 2013 5:36 PM by Brad Hakeman

    Need advice between two new workstation options

    Brad Hakeman

      Time for an upgrade.  I have quotes from XI and HP.  IT hopes to stay with all HP systems, but I liked some of the options from Xi.


      XI MTower

      Intel Core i7 3770K @4.5GHz Silent Sealed Water Cooling, 8MB Shared L3 Cache DMI Quad-Core 3rd Gen 22nm

      16GB DDR3 1866MHz Corsair Vengeance Heatspread

      AMD FirePro W5000 2GB DDR5 PCIe 1xDVI-I Dual LInk 2xDisplayPort - Three monitor Support

      120GB SSD Corsair Force Series Sata 6GB/s

      Optional 500GB 7200RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s

      Win7 Pro x64


      HPZ420 Mini-tower

      Intel Xeon E5-1620 3.60GHz Quad Core 10GB cache

      16GB Ram

      1TB HDD

      128GB SSD Crucial M4 SATA III

      AMD FirePro W5000


      The HP System comes from our local reseller, so any service our IT department couldn't handle would be performed locally.


      Any noticeable differences between the i7 and the Xeon, other than the overclocked i7?


      Prices between the two systems are nearly identical.


      Current Workstation Specs

      HP Compaq 6000 Pro Microtower

      Intel Core2 Quad Q9400 @ 2.66GHz

      12GB Dual-Channel DDR3@ 531MHz

      ATI FirePro V5800

      500GB Seagate ATA HDD