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Developer Workstation Specs

Thomas Hubschman
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Joined: Sep 25, 2002
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Hi ranchers,

Could somebody post some hardware suggestions for how to make a desktop system that will run builds lightning fast? I am working on a big thick client project and the build is A) Out of my control and B) Annoyingly slow.

What matters most?
Memory? How much?
HD spin speeds/throughput?
Processor clock speed? # of cores?

I was thinking about a Mac Pro. But also thinking of building my own...

Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!

Budget = $2500 to $5000



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bart zagers
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Joined: Feb 05, 2003
Posts: 234
For that kind of money it seems to me it can not go wrong and you can have it all.
D Rog
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Memory: 2Gb at least
CPU: 2Ghz at least
HD: 200Gb SATA 7200rpm or faster
Bus: 800Mhz or better
Video: Supporting 1600x1200 in 32bit color
Monitor: Flat LCD wide 22" or better
Network card: 1Gbit
DVD/CD writer, WiFi 802G compatible

You can fit it in your budget easily as previous post said.

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