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15 hours ago, WiiManic said:

For my PhD and seemingly everyone in the Uni department we are just given a budget to spend how we see fit on hardware, so whatever we want in the price range.

Interesting, for my doctorate we were responsible for our devices. Never even cross my mind that the University would allocate funds to supply computers to the grad students. Must be a UK thing?

 

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To answer the question.  We use Lenovo T-Series Thinkpads.  They are refreshed every 2 years. 


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Working for a manufacturing company. I'm the only tech here so I spec the computers how I want within a certain budget.

 

General Office Computer: 800$-1000$

 

i5-7400 or better

8gb RAM

256gb SSD or better

 

Designer Computer: 1800$-2000$

i7-8700 or better

32gb RAM

512gb M.2 SSD

Quadro P2000 5GB

 

Laptops:1000$-1200$

Any CPU with at least 2.5ghz base clock :P (damn those laptops are getting slow!!!)

8gb RAM

256gb SSD

 

 

Everyone get a pair of 21" 1080p monitors and generic keyboard and mouse. Unless you get picky and what a vertical mouse... (They are horrible!! Would prefer lose my wrist due to too much computer "winkwink" than use those!)

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I live and breathe with my ThinkPad. We're an IT consultation firm and are allowed to pick whatever fits our work and need the best in the T / X1 series. We also get to order as many accessories we want as long as it's justified. You need 2 docking stations and 6 screens to be the most productive because reasons? Yeah, go ahead buddy. Money is not really an issue when it's your everyday tool and companies depends on you. I often jokingly compare our computer setups as F1 steering wheels in meetings as they all have a "special" something and the layout is different for each of us. I'll give credit to my boss for that, he's not stingy on hardware. He knows that we will be more productive if we have the right equipment.


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We order HP products where I'm at. Specced out normally with i5 and mechanical drive but I've slowly been requesting more and more SSD's for these machines or old ones. (It's amazing how you can "bring an old PC" back to life with a SSD.

 

As for myself, I've recently completed this build for my own work PC.

 

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Intel Core i5 4th generation with iGPU, 4GB RAM and 120GB SSD. It's for office use so it's good enough for what we use them.

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I work as a Wintel & Hypervisor engineer for a very large ICT provider. 

I went from a Lenovo T410 to a Dell 5580 to now an HP 850 G5. Just no real need for a powerful computer at work, and something portable is good so I can move around with it and VPN from home if needed. CPU intensive tasks I can just run on servers. 


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I'm not issued a computer, I work retail and a pretty non special role despite specialist being in my title.

Our registers are some sort of HP all in one with at least 6th Gen Intel i5, then the workstations are thin clients from HP I think


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I use a HP mini PC 705 G3. Although I'm changing it for the G4 model. 


CPU: i5 4690 |CPU Cooler: CM Hyper 212 Evo | Motherboard: Z97-A | RAM: 4x4GB Kingston Memory 1600mhz | GPU: Nvidia GTX 1060 6GB Zotac Mini | Case: K280 Case | PSU: Cooler Master B600 Power supply | SSD: 120GB Kingston V300 SSD | HDDs: 1x 250GB & 1x 1TB WD Blue | Monitors: 24" Acer S240HLBID + 20" Dell  | OS: Win 10 Pro

 

Audio: Behringer 302USB Xenyx 5 Input Mixer | Neewer® NW-700 Microphone | Behringer PS400 Micropower Phantom Power Supply

 

Networking gear:  Dell OptiPlex 390 Domain Controller | Dell PowerEdge R210 II Exchange 2016 | TP-LINK TL-SG1024D 24-Port Gigabit | Cisco ASA 5505 VPN  | Cisco Catalyst 3750 Gigabit Switch

 

 

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Whatever I choose to buy. 

 

So, depends how they treat me 😊

 

Generally speaking though, as a minimum, 6th gen i5, 8GB, SSD 

If it's a laptop, 1080p and USB C

 

(HP, Windows 10)

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6 hours ago, Velcade said:

Interesting, for my doctorate we were responsible for our devices. Never even cross my mind that the University would allocate funds to supply computers to the grad students. Must be a UK thing?

Not a whole UK thing, would be decided by the individual universities and most likely by the responsible departments within the university.  I expect some US universities will also issue equipment, it will just be determined by what those in charge deem appropriate/are able to spend.

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7 hours ago, Velcade said:

Interesting, for my doctorate we were responsible for our devices. Never even cross my mind that the University would allocate funds to supply computers to the grad students. Must be a UK thing? 

Most (basically all) of my department is funded by STFC or similar studentships, which contain usually in the range of £800-1000 a year for training / equipment costs, then other money for travel, living costs etc. Most people spend that £1000 on their laptop in first year, but it could just as much be put towards travel or conferences.

 

Its not necessarily UK wide, more UK-wide for people who get that studentship or similar. I know its very different in other departments, since getting money can be much harder. Some will only get their uni fees covered and not any living costs, some get nothing, and then some get basically everything. STEM is pretty lucky to get uni + living + equipment + travel and then some subjects get even more for living abroad etc if that is deemed useful.


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Current company desktop - 4 core i7, 1TB SSD and 32GB of RAM running linux + 2x1440p monitors
Current company laptop - 4 core i7, 16 GB RAM, 0.5TB SSD, 1440p touch screen monitor

previous company desktop - none
previous company laptop - 4 core i7, 16 GB RAM, 0.5TB SSD, 1080p screen monitor + docking station and 3x 1080p monitors

my keyboard and mouse are personally owned (Topre Realforce + Logitech G403 Prodigy)

I'm due for a refresh on hardware in a bit over a year, so I'll get an upgrade then (I'm going to assume 8 core i7, MOAR RAM and 4K monitors)

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I'm a mechanical engineer;

 

CPU: Xeon E-2176M 6C/12T - Windows 10

Memory: 32GB

GPU: Quadro P4200 With Max-Q

Storage: 500GB SSD

Monitors: 3x ViewSonic VA2406m (cheap 24" 1080 display)

Keyboard: Corsair K95 Platinum <- Personally owned (they provide a cheap logitech)

Mouse: Logitech MX Master 2S <- Personally owned (they provide a cheap logitech)


CPU: i7-4790k MOBO: Asus Maximus VII Gene RAM: 16GB Corsair Vengeance Pro CPU Cooler: Corsair H110 w/ Noctua NF-A14s 

GPU: Asus Strix GTX-980 Case: Corsair 350D PSU: Corsair AX-760i Storage: 2 x 500GB Evo RAID 0 + 2 x 2TB WD Green's in RAID 1 

 

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Let's see... at my current employer I have a nice Dell laptop with an 8700 and 16gb of ram. I also have an HP Zbook with a beastly xeon and 32gb of ram (my main workhorse), then lastly I have my examiner machine that I am constantly remoting in to which is running dual xeons with 512gb of ram and about 40Tb of raid protected storage.

 

My desk at work consists of 5 displays. 3 to my 8700 and 2 connected to the Zbook. I also run 4 monitors horizontal and 1 vertical. I just use a nice KVM to switch between the two as needed.

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I have a toughbook from 2011 I want to die every time I use it, which is most of the day every day.

 

It's still 32bit windows even.


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Work at an insurance company. I have a Lenovo ThinkCentre Tiny with a Core i3 7100T, 8GB of RAM, and 500GB HDD. It has dual 22" monitors and I supplied my own keyboard and mouse. I've got some Rosewill mechanical keyboard with Cherry MX Blue RGB switches and a Logitech G502 Proteus Core mouse. I actually use the macros on the mouse to partially automate some of my work.

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6 hours ago, B16CXHatch said:

Work at an insurance company. I have a Lenovo ThinkCentre Tiny with a Core i3 7100T, 8GB of RAM, and 500GB HDD. It has dual 22" monitors and I supplied my own keyboard and mouse. I've got some Rosewill mechanical keyboard with Cherry MX Blue RGB switches and a Logitech G502 Proteus Core mouse. I actually use the macros on the mouse to partially automate some of my work.

really loved at the office with that mechanical blue switch..

 

actually really wanted to buy a mx brown at work, but restrained myself, because of open office enviroment. there is enough noise as is. 

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14 minutes ago, RasmusDC said:

really loved at the office with that mechanical blue switch..

 

actually really wanted to buy a mx brown at work, but restrained myself, because of open office enviroment. there is enough noise as is. 

I used an MX Blue keyboard for years at my prior employer and went out of my way to get OKs from my coworkers. 0 complaints in an open office. 
I also let a coworker borrow a similar keyboard for a while and I never noticed it... hell I'm still on good terms with my old bosses. 

 


Then again I DID have college roommates who sure as heck noticed late night SC2 sessions with an MX Blue keyboard. I will admit I became conscious of noise after that.

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21 minutes ago, comander said:

I used an MX Blue keyboard for years at my prior employer and went out of my way to get OKs from my coworkers. 0 complaints in an open office. 
I also let a coworker borrow a similar keyboard for a while and I never noticed it... hell I'm still on good terms with my old bosses. 

 


Then again I DID have college roommates who sure as heck noticed late night SC2 sessions with an MX Blue keyboard. I will admit I became conscious of noise after that.

well the Logitech keyboard i have at work, even though it is a membrane keyboard, it still makes noise. i really don´t think my MX Brown is that much louder, but i do know we have people that are quite sensitive to noise, and the clicking from mechanical elements are piercing for them, but then again all our mouses are MX Master, and they make a really lout switch sound everytime you click.

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I don't really work anywhere, but at school we have been making games for the last 12 weeks.

 

We use HP ProBook 470 G1 laptops:

 

i7-4702MQ 4c/8t 2.2GHz

16GB DDR3 1600MHz

AMD Radeon HD 8750M

250GB Samsung SSD 850 EVO

17.3" 1600x900 TN panel

Windows 10 Pro (build 1709)


Intel Xeon X5670 @ 4.44GHz, Asus P6X58D-E, 24gb Corsair XMS3 DDR3 1600MHz, Asus GeForce GTX 960 Turbo OC, 250gb Samsung SSD, 4tb and 2x 2tb HDD, Fractal Design Define R5

PC 2: Intel Xeon X5677 @ 3.47GHz, HP 0B4Ch (X58), 12gb DDR3 1333MHz, Asus GeForce GTX 660 DC2, 240gb SSD, 1tb HDD

Laptop: Dell Latitude E6430, Intel Core i5-3210M, 6gb DDR3 1600MHz , Intel HD 4000, 250gb Samsung SSD 860 EVO, 1TB WD Blue HDD

Phone: Huawei Honor 9 64GB Watch: Motorola Moto 360 1st Gen.

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PC 4: Intel Core2 Quad Q9550 @ 3.8GHz, Asus P5KC, 8gb DDR2, NVIDIA GeForce GT 430, 32gb SSD and 500gb HDD

HTPC: Intel Core2 Quad Q6600 @ 3.0GHz, HP DC7900SFF, 8gb DDR2 800MHz, Asus Radeon HD 6570, 4tb HDD

WinXP PC: Intel Core2 Duo E6300 @ 2.33GHz, Asus P5B, 2gb DDR2 667MHz, NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT, 32gb SSD and 80gb HDD

RetroPC: Intel Pentium 4 HT @ 3.0GHz, Gigabyte GA-8SGXLFS, 2gb DDR1, ATi Radeon 9800 Pro, 2x 40gb HDD

My first PC: Intel Celeron 333MHz, Diamond Micronics C400, 384mb RAM, Diamond Viper V550 (NVIDIA Riva TNT), 6gb and 8gb HDD

Server: 2x Intel Xeon E5420, Dell PowerEdge 2950, 32gb DDR2, ATI ES1000, 4x 146gb SAS

Dual Opteron PC: 2x AMD Opteron 2218, HP XW9400, 12gb DDR2, ATI Radeon 3650, 500gb HDD

Core2 Duo PC: Intel Core2 Duo E8400, HP DC7800, 4gb DDR2, NVIDIA Quadro FX1700, 1tb and 80gb HDD

Athlon XP PC: AMD Athlon XP 2400+, MSI something, 1,5gb DDR1, ATI Radeon 9200, 40gb HDD

Thinkpad: Intel Core2 Duo T7200, Lenovo Thinkpad T60, 4gb DDR2, ATI Mobility Radeon X1400, 1tb HDD

Pentium 3 PC: Intel Pentium 3 866MHz, Asus CUSL2-C, 512mb RAM, 3DFX VooDoo 3 2000 AGP

 

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20 hours ago, Cyanara said:

X99 6-core systems for the older computers, but the newer ones are 8700K/9900K, GTX1080/2070, 1.5TB of M.2 SSDs, & 64GB RAM, with dual 1440p Dell Ultrasharps. Video production can be a fun industry to do IT for.

 

Certainly beats when my whole department at a major IT corporation had to work through a Pentium 3 1Ghz terminal server with 1GB RAM. Wasn't even that long ago...

We are trying to move our customers off of this type of thing, it is painful to see server hardware that has been live for 12-14 years still actively being used.

 

Even more painful when they don't want to upgrade because "muh expensive"... 

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3 hours ago, slippers_ said:

We are trying to move our customers off of this type of thing, it is painful to see server hardware that has been live for 12-14 years still actively being used.

 

Even more painful when they don't want to upgrade because "muh expensive"... 

when i was studying, i supported a smaller company with IT, with 20+ employees, they were running an OLD server, Windows NT, which was not really setup as a server, since the IT guy they got to set it op.. have oversold himself, and just made it to share drives, no user setup.

 

I supported this setup for a lot of years, and they did not want to invest.. it paid well, but kept telling them, that upgrading, would save them a lot of money for me.

 

Actually ended up scrapping the whole server setup, just purchasing a DS15xx+ system with redundency (they were running tape backup) and a remote clone.

 

it was WAY faster than the old system, and actually served an okay solution for them, but a full server setup would have been better... 

 

kept a BROAD setup of Celeron, Pentiums running with both Windows XP and Vista (yeah.. sucks) running. so much patchwork.

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I am an export manager, at the office I rock a Ryzen 5 2400G based system because I convinced my boss to let me build it instead of picking another prebuild... every one else at the office uses these i5 7400 based prebuilds.


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Personal Use Rig:
CPU: Intel Core i7 8700 @4.45ghz |~| Cooling: Cooler Master Hyper 212X |~| MOBO: Gigabyte Z370M D3H mATX|~| RAM: 16gb DDR4 3333mhzCL16 G.Skill Trident Z |~| GPU: nVidia Founders Edition GTX 1080 Ti |~| PSU: Corsair TX650M 80Plus Gold |~| Boot:  SSD WD Green M.2 2280 240GB |~| Storage: 1x3TB HDD 7200rpm Seagate Barracuda + SanDisk SSD Plus G26 480gb |~| Case: Cooler Master Case Pro 3 |~| Display Setup: Acer X34 3440x1440p100hz |~| OS: Windows 10 Pro.
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I work for the NHS. We just got some cutting edge Pentium 4's, wowzer xDxD 

 

But really, my PC is pretty similar to all the other generic desk machines on site, we're talking an i5-4590 and 4Gb ram. I haven't got a work supplied laptop, but ironically my personal machine is an ex-business thinkpad :P 



 

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