I am building a machine for about 15 users using Quickbooks Enterprise retail 12.0. I am wondering what a performance machine would consist off. I am leaning toward using an Core i7 ivy bridge 3820. I would be using about 32 gb ddr3 with a decent 1155 MB.
I am thing of using an Intel SSD as a system drive and Caviar 1tb in a RAID 1 for data files. Would this be a good configuration for something that would server 15 users?
Okay, we'll start with the processor, good for numbers crunching but not compatible with a socket LGA1155 motherboard (it's for socket 2011 mobos). Something like the i7 3770 (for socket1155) may be a better processor choice. Going on I'd put it on a motherboard featuring the H77 chipset. You'll need two identical hard drives for a RAID configuration. The 32GB of ram will do as will an SSD (I will suggest a minimum of 128GB for this) for the OS.
Hope it helps some