Hey guys...been awhile...looking to build about 10 systems
Just got a great job in southern California, building the tech infrastructure for a small business making TV shows for CNBC. I've been tasked with building all the PC systems, excluding macintosh. So here are the parameters:
All sharing the same hardware (for the most part)
Our minimum budget is around 1200 bucks per unit, max budget is around 1600 per unit, but the lower I go, the higher my bonus is...so technically, lets say im sticking around 1300 per unit.
The machines are being used primarily for some video editing, code compiling, etc...things the quad macs are better at, but these machines are more for test and poweruser tasks. They have to be rock stable, have great data transfer (for instance, we are on gigabyte LAN) and have huge hard drives. This is what ive put together so far. If you recommend a different peice of hardware, please, feel free to respond. Ive been out of the loop with the latest hardware since the opteron 165 craze. We are about 10 miles from Mwave, and ive been using them for years for all my computer hardware, so we will be building the machines through them.
Thanks guys, heres my specs so far.
AMD ATHLON 64 X2 4200+ (ADA4200BVBOX) DUAL CORE W/512KB X 2 CACHE 90NM (MANCHESTER) 64-BIT SOCKET 939 RETAIL BOXED W/COOLING FAN (3 YEARS WARRANTY)
SKU: BA21463 -BA22054 -
ABIT KN8 ULTRA nVIDIA nFORCE4 ULTRA CHIPSET SERIAL ATA150 ATX FORM FACTOR 1xPCI-E(X16)/3xPCI-E(X1)/3xPCI/4xDDR W/SATA RAID,LAN(Gb),USB 2.0 & AUDIO (CPU TYPE:AMD ATHLON 64 - SOCKET 939)
CORSAIR TWINX2048-3200C2 2GB KIT (1GB x 2) MATCHED PAIR 400MHZ CL2 184-PIN DDR DIMM W/HEAT SPREADER ($50.00 Mail-In Manufacturer Rebate Available from 3/24/06 to 3/31/06) (NO STOCK - ESTIMATE ARRIVAL ON 4/4/06).
SEAGATE 250GB ST3250824AS SATA 8MB 7200RPM (Bare drive)*SATA power cord is required
0.5m SATA CABLE
SKU: AA33200 -BA00305 -
PIONEER DVR-110D/111DBK 16X DVD RW DRIVE W/SW BLACK (White box)
SKU: AA36700 - - - -
XION XON-003 (SILVER) MID TOWER W/450W POWER SUPPLY 4x5.25" 2x3.5" 4x3.5"(hidden) W/ FRONT I/O PORTS, 120mm CASE FAN x 1 & 80mm LED CASE FAN x 1
SKU: BA30158 - -
ATI RADEON X1900XTX 512MB PCI EXPRESS DDR3 w/DUAL DVI & VIVO #X1900XTX512OEM (OEM-POWERED BY ATI)
So that about does it....I wont be overclocking the machines, so getting opterons and adding juice wont jive with the bossman. The case was kind of a hit and miss thing, so I went with one with a 120mm vent and an intake or two. We are getting some awesome 23" monitors to go with them, that are around 1300 a pop.
Opteron 165 @ 290x9 2.62ghz
ASROCK 939 DUAL SataII
1 gig OCZ EL Gold (1x512 4000, 2x256 3200) @ 220mhz
2x80g WD Seagate 8mb HD
1x250g WD SATAII