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Old 05-26-2013, 09:51 AM
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Default Avid-qualified desktops outdated?

Hi. I am looking to get PT 9 or 10 with an Mbox. I also want to make sure I get the right computer. Unfortunately, all of the desktops Avid recommends are discontinued, but they do have newer versions. Anyone know if they are safe? For example, one of the recommended Dells is the Precision T3500, which has been replaced with the T3600.

Here are the spec for the T3600: Thanks!

Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-1607 (Four Core, 3.0GHz, 10M)editOperating System
Windows 7 Professional,SP1, No Media, 64-bit, EnglisheditProductivity Software
Microsoft® Office Trial, MUIeditDigitally Delivered Software
NoneeditDell Precision T3600
Dell Precision T3600, 425WeditPower Supplies
425W Power Supply, 90 Percent EfficiencyediteditMemory
4GB, DDR3 UDIMM Memory, 1600MHz, Non-ECC (2 DIMMs)editGraphics
1.0GB NVIDIA® Quadro® 600, Dual MON, 1 DP & 1 DVIeditGPU Computing
NoneeditMulti Select Video Adapters
NoneeditHard Drive Configuration
C1 SATA 3.5 Inch, 1-2 Hard DriveseditHard Drive RAID
No RAIDeditPERC Controller
Integrated Intel controller, SATA 3Gb/s RAID 0/1/5/10 (4 ports)editBoot Hard Drive
250GB, 7200 RPM 3.5" SATA 6Gb/s Hard Driveedit2nd Hard Drive
500GB, 7200 RPM 3.5" SATA 6Gb/s Hard Drive

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Old 05-26-2013, 11:01 AM
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Default Re: Avid-qualified desktops outdated?

Avid's recommendations just mean the computer has been tested extensively for use with HD cards and they can guarantee a corporate user that it will work.

I like Dell and HP workstations because they come with basic systems and tech support people who are used to working with engineers who could just as easily build their own computers as opposed to consumers. If you want to take a chance on the support, there are huge bargains on couple year old workstations available on eBay.
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