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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
I am seriously getting tired of answers on the Internet questioning the approach instead of giving the answer.
However, if you had instead told the OP that this is the wrong place for software questions : )
And to answer with your question, every so often, in large corporate environments I do tend to find the mystical locked document that no one can edit and no one knows who originally created. So it is a legitimate question.
Oh, and since I never vote 1's and feel bad about it, you can vote down my how to make a geek happy post : )