Tuesday, October 3, 2017
I don't know what your budget is, but we just purchased and configured a couple very nice Dell Precision 7810 Desktops. They each had 64GB RAM, 512GB SSD, and a 8 core Xeon chip, as well as a slightly upgraded NVIDIA GPU. These machines ran about $3500 each, a little on the high end, but quite nice. There were also a couple 24 inch monitors that we purchased with each desktop that ran about $350-$450 each; I don't remember the exact price. Basically, each desktop came with two monitors and we spend just under $4000 for each setup.
If that is too much, we could get the same machine with less exorbitant specs or simply purchase a couple Dell XPS desktops. I know that these are pretty decent but I'm not sure about the price right now. They'll be quite a bit cheaper. We have a pretty good relationship with Dell so we typically purchase from them.
So, I guess the first question is: what is your budget? That would be a good starting point for this conversation. Maybe, next time you're at the SimCenter, we can talk about it?