Quickbooks 12 enterprise retail - building machine

Hi,

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?

Thanks

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  1. 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
  2. C12Friedman said:
    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


    What about a i7 4770 with 16GB of ram. Or is this over kill??
  3. Since this is going to be more of a server machine, I would suggest something like this. Enough ram to ensure you are good for all 15 users and plenty of storage in a raid 5 config. Quality PSU with gold rating for efficiency as well.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1245 V3 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($289.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Pro3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($94.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($139.50 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($139.50 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Crucial M500 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.98 @ B&H)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($109.93 @ OutletPC)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($109.93 @ OutletPC)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($109.93 @ OutletPC)
    Case: NZXT Source 530 ATX Full Tower Case ($89.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic 450W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($74.99 @ Amazon)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($137.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $1451.70
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-31 16:34 EST-0500)
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