Recommended Hardware

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2020 June update

If you don't want the older X9 machines like e5-2680-v2 there is the x10 series.

A dual e5-2699v3 is great performance, but e5-2690-v3 a bit cheaper. Contact us for details.

A used super micro dual xeon 2680v2 or 2690v2 server with 256 GB of ram is around the $1300 mark. Note the supplier shown may not have stock.

This is as fast as a Intel I9, but much cheaper. What makes is so much cheaper is DDR3 ram is a fraction of the cost of DDR4 ram

Note the Supermicro X9 does not always run reliably on Windows 10. Windows 2019 server better. Licenses are cheap on Ebay.

Consider also HP ProLiant DL380p G8 server

Dell Precision T7600 T7610 (workstation) These can come with one or two CPU

Dell Poweredge R720, R620,

IBM x3650 X3550 M4's

A guide for CPU choice is here. Do not use AMD, even the 2019 models. Its much slower for GSB.