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Purchase Template: Small business network

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#1 kenneth52


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Posted 27 March 2018 - 01:14 PM

I need to purchase some computer hardware to setup a 2 terminal + server network (with two printers).  I am not against building my own boxes.  What should I get and where should I get it from?  What is bang for the buck these days?  The OS will be Windows 10 64-bit running a small Office Access database.  Want to go SSD,  8GB of DDR4.  CPU?  Motherboard? P/S and case? Printers?  Video card? Would like to keep the price per station at 500-750 dollars.  Thanks in advance, Ken


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Posted 29 March 2018 - 02:36 AM

That budget is a little low for the specs that you are listing (if you are talking about CAD)  for the server, workstations you should be alright. For the workstations, you can usually find HP 8200 elites (refurbished) on Newegg for a decent price, and then just buy the ssd and ram separately.... The biggest cost on any of your units will be the CPU, and I would not go with anything less than an i5 (Not a fan of AMD). Graphics cards will be hard to find cost effectively now, as Bitcoin mining has driven the price way up.... All my printers that I have ever used were $60 Wal-Mart specials and I have never had a problem with them. Just make sure if you are going refurbished that whatever you get has a 1 year warranty

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#3 Kilroy


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Posted 23 April 2018 - 03:25 PM

Any time you're buying for business you buy manufactured machines.  Looks like if you want new and solid state drives you're going to need to increase your price to $750 - $999,

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