by System Administrator May 2, 2008

Recommended Developer System Spec

Tech

Software development systems are designed to facilitate efficiency. Multiple monitors have been shown to dramatically improve efficiency for software development. Fast CPUs help speed up builds, and lots of ram will help with many software development tasks and multitasking. Gigabit ethernet connections will speed up loading large projects over a network. Last, and sadly often overlooked for those poor decrepit programmers is ergonomics. Can we include a nice Herman Miller chair in these specs?

Component Component Description Vendor Price Qty Total
Case Thermaltake Armor VA8003BWS Newegg 170 1 170
Motherboard ASUS P5K-E LGA 775 Intel P35 Newegg 139 1 139
CPU Intel Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz Quad-Core Newegg 220 1 220
Ram Crucial Ballistix 1GB 240-Pin DDR2 1066 Newegg 37 4 148
DVD-Rom LITE-ON IDE DVD-ROM Newegg 17 1 17
Floppy Drive SAMSUNG Floppy Drive Newegg 7 1 7
Hard Drive Seagate 160GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Newegg 55 4 220
Videocard EVGA 256-P2-N445-LX GeForce 7300GT Newegg 55 2 110
Sound Card Onboard Newegg 0 1 0
Network Card Gigabit Onboard Newegg 0 1 0
Keyboard Microsoft Natural 4000 Black Newegg 35 1 35
Mouse Logitech MX518 Optical Mouse Newegg 40 1 40
Monitor Acer AL1916WAbd Black 19" Widescreen Newegg 180 3 540
Mouse Pad XTRAC XTRAC ZOOM V2 Mouse Pad Newegg 11 1 11
Speakers SENNHEISER DJs HD202 Circumaural Newegg 25 1 25
Powersupply CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W Newegg 130 1 130

Overview:

Est System Cost: $1812.00
Submitted By: Jared Bouck
Submit Date: 5/5/2008
Complexity to Assemble: Very Experienced
Software Configuration and Optimization: Level 10 Geek
Estimated Productive Life Span: 2 years