Computer Configuration

Here is the configuration as on the dell website for a desktop similar to the specifications needed


Item Description Qty Price Amount
(Excl.Gst ) (Excl.Gst )

Q620902 - Dell Precision 490 (XP)
1 6,241.00 6,241.00
Date 06/09/2007 04:04 PM
Catalog Number 158963
Base System Dell Precision(TM) Quad-Core Intel(R) Xeon(R) E5345 (2.33GHz) 1

Integrated with 2x4MB L2 Cache, 1333MHz FSB
Operating System Genuine Windows(R) XP Professional SP2 (English) 1

Genuine Windows(R) XP Professional SP2 Edition (English) CD Media Included

Genuine Windows(R) XP 32-bit Label
Dell Services: Telephone Support Standard Telephone Tech Support (Mon-Fri, 9am-6pm) 1

Please Call 1800-394-7488 For DELL Technical Phone Support
Dell Services: Hardware Maintenance 3 Yrs Same Day 4-Hour (8X5) Onsite Response (Parts + Labour) - Free 3 yrs GTS 1

3 Yrs Same Day 4-Hour (8X5) Onsite Response (Parts + Labour)

3 Years Gold Phone Technical Support (24x7 Phone Support)
2nd Processors No 2nd Processor
Memory 4GB (4X1GB) 667MHz ECC Quad-channel DDR2 Fully Buffered DIMM memory 1
Keyboard Dell(TM) USB Multimedia Keyboard (English) 1
Mouse Dell(TM) USB Optical Scroll Mouse (2 buttons) 1

Dell(TM) Mouse Mat
Floppy Drive 1.44MB 3.5" Floppy Drive 1
Internal Hard Disk Drive Configuration Option Selection 1 or 2 SATA HDDs without RAID. 1
Boot Hard Drive (SATA/SAS) 160GB SATA HDD (3.0Gb/s, 7.2k RPM) 1
Optical Device 1 16X max DVD+/-RW Drive 1

Roxio Creator v9.0 Software

PowerDVD v7.0 Software

PowerDVD v7.0 Software Media
Video Card 768MB PCIe x16 NVIDIA Quadro FX 4600, Dual DVI or Dual VGA or DVI+VGA 1
Display 19" UltraSharp(TM) Flat Panel LCD Monitor (Analog & DVI) 1

220V Power Cord (UK)
Internal Speakers No Internal Speaker 1
External Speakers No External Speakers
Items included in the System Intel(R) 5000X chipset 1
Integrated SATA 3.0Gb/s controller with support for RAID 0, 1, and 5 1
Integrated Broadcom(R) 5752 Gigabit Ethernet Controller 1
Integrated Sigmatel STAC9200 Hi-Def Audio CODEC & Intel AC97 digital controller 1
Intel Label 1
Chassis Orientation Minitower Orientation without 1394 Port 1
Diagnostic Diskettes Dell Precision Resource CD for 32-bit OS 1
User Guide Quick Reference Guide for Dell Precision Workstation 490 1
Shipping Documents / Power C English Document with Power Cord (220V UK) 1

Mod Specs Info (Singapore)
Discounting Code Limited Time Promotion Only. No Further Discount Apply.
Delivery Charges Precision(TM) Delivery Charges(Singapore) 1

Total
Before Tax 6,241.00
GST - Singapore - 7% 436.87
Total Amount SG$ 6,677.87


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OPTION 2 MORE EXPENSIVE DELL DESKTOP

Item Description Qty Price Amount
(Excl.Gst ) (Excl.Gst )

Q620903 - Dell Precision 690 (XP)
1 6,890.00 6,890.00
Date 06/09/2007 05:44 PM
Catalog Number 158964
Base System Dell Precision(TM) Quad-Core Intel(R) Xeon(R) E5345 (2.33GHz) 1

Integrated with 2x4MB L2 Cache, 1333MHz FSB
Operating System Genuine Windows(R) XP Professional SP2 (English) 1

Genuine Windows(R) XP Professional SP2 Edition (English) CD Media Included

Genuine Windows(R) XP 32-bit Label
Dell Services: Telephone Support Standard Telephone Tech Support (Mon-Fri, 9am-6pm) 1

Please Call 1800-394-7488 For DELL Technical Phone Support
Dell Services: Hardware Maintenance 3 Yrs Same Day 4-Hour (8X5) Onsite Response (Parts + Labour) - Free 3 yrs GTS 1

3 Yrs Same Day 4-Hour (8X5) Onsite Response (Parts + Labour)

3 Years Gold Phone Technical Support (24x7 Phone Support)
2nd Processors No 2nd Processor
Memory 4GB (4X1GB) 667MHz ECC Quad-channel DDR2 Fully Buffered DIMM memory 1
Keyboard Dell(TM) USB Multimedia Keyboard (English) 1
Mouse Dell(TM) USB Optical Scroll Mouse (2 buttons) 1

Dell(TM) Mouse Mat
Floppy Drive 1.44MB 3.5" Floppy Drive 1
Internal Hard Disk Drive Configuration Option Selection 1 or 2 SATA HDDs without RAID. 1
Boot Hard Drive (SATA/SAS) 160GB SATA HDD (3.0Gb/s, 7.2k RPM) 1
Optical Device 1 16X max DVD+/-RW Drive 1

Roxio Creator v9.0 Software

PowerDVD v7.0 Software

PowerDVD v7.0 Software Media
Video Card 768MB PCIe x16 NVIDIA Quadro FX 4600, Dual DVI or Dual VGA or DVI+VGA 1
Display 20" UltraSharp(TM) Flat Panel LCD Monitor (Analog & DVI) 1

220V Power Cord (UK)
Internal Speakers No Internal Speaker 1
External Speakers No External Speakers
Items included in the System Intel(R) 5000X chipset 1
Integrated LSI 1068 SAS/SATA 3.0Gb/s controller supports RAID 0, 1 1
Integrated Broadcom(R) 5752 Gigabit Ethernet Controller 1
Integrated Sigmatel STAC9200 Hi-Def Audio CODEC & Intel AC97 digital controller 1
Dell Precision 690 Chassis Stand 1
Intel Label 1
Diagnostic Diskettes Dell Precision Resource CD for 32-bit OS 1
User Guide Quick Reference Guide for Dell Precision Workstation 690 (APCC) 1
Shipping Documents / Power C English Document with Power Cord (220V UK) 1

Mod Specs Info (Singapore)
Discounting Code Limited Time Promotion Only. No Further Discount Apply.
Delivery Charges Precision(TM) Delivery Charges(Singapore) 1

Total
Before Tax 6,890.00
GST - Singapore - 7% 482.30
Total Amount SG$ 7,372.30

The intended configuration of the machine I will be working on during this project

Qty Description Unit Price TOTAL IN S $

1 INTEL QUADCORE 6600 2.4GHZ PROCESSOR $445.00 $445.00
1 GIGABYTE P35-DS4 MAINBOARD $355.00 $355.00
4 KINGSTON PC667 1GB DDR2 RAM $70.00 $280.00
1 SEAGATE 500GB 7200RPM SATA II HARDDISK $219.00 $219.00
1 LG 20X DVD WRITER $55.00 $55.00
1 PNY QUADRO FX3500 256MB PCI EXPRESS 16X $2,600.00 $2,600.00
1 LIAN LI ALUMINUM CASE $159.00 $159.00
1 HEC 650WATTS TRUE POWER SUPPLY $239.00 $239.00
1 MICROSOFT WINDOW XP PRO OEM $213.00 $213.00

TOTAL $4,565.00

The website below gives a lot of useful information about the various hardware configurations available in the market

http://www23.tomshardware.com/cpu_2007.html?modelx=33&model1=872&model2=871&chart=418

According to the article MediaMetro: Browsing Multimedia Document Collections with a 3D city Metaphor

The MediaMetro prototype was implemented in Java3D. We used a desktop PC (2.6 GHz Pentium 4 with 1.0 GB of RAM) with an NVIDIA GeForce FX 5600 graphics card with 256 MB of VRAM, running Windows XP. A large amount of memory (about 0.5 GB) is required to render the 207 buildings in the dataset shown in Fig. 1, using fairly high resolution textures varying from 128 to 256 pixels in width. With this setup, the performance was sufficient for smooth and responsive real-time user interaction.

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