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The Dell Precision T7500s are nice boxes. Dual 6-core Xeons with 12G RAM. I would however upgrade to a 256G SSD (boot disk) and a few SSD/7200rpm secondary drives. And if your boss could spring for one for me that would be very nice.
LOL, that was the one I sent first, spec'd it to 25k. Nice. And will never happen. Though to be honest, I probably could run some nice real-time simulations with it. This smart grid stuff is data heavy.
Got a request like that some two years ago, but with the caveat I got to include the rationale for every single part, or I may not get it approved. Managed to get an 8-core 12 GB machine with a NVidia Quadro 4000 and 1TB hard disk. And almost everything (except the graphics card) just based on recommendations right off the MS homepage! I might have added an additional SSD disk to the specs, but unfortunately MS didn't mention them anywhere