Flying Fox wrote:Hope you don't take it the wrong way, but seems like you are trying a bit hard to use up an inflated budget due to the relatively expensive amount for their last build. Unless this Sage accounting app is performance sensitive, I think a 3-person small company hardly needs anything exotic, most certainly not a $2K build. Even adding RAID1 redundancy and a UPS I still don't think it should be more than $1500. Assuming this Sage app thing does not hog CPU/RAM too much, I would think a regular 2-core (4 threads) or 4 core processor, with 8-16 gigs of RAM should suffice.
Something like the sweet spot build in the latest system guide, minus the sound card, discrete graphics, bluray drive would not be enough? Even switching to RAID1 SSD is not going to going to touch $1500. What are the exact requirements here?
Coran Fixx wrote:I'd like to buy some decent surge protection and am looking into some backup software if it will make my life easier.
Considering that I was going to have to configure this thing and warranty it for 3yrs, I didn't think $1500 was a price to feel bad about.
Do you guys feel that the 4core Avoton setup is overkill as well?
Do you guys feel that ssds really wont do anything much in this set up? (I can roll some 5year warranty mechanicals instead)
Any thoughts about backup software?
Anything else I'm missing?
I am going to hell for charging $1500?
Thanks for the input, I tried to sell the DELL solution but my customer has nothing but hate in her heart for DELL.