Standards List: User Hardware

High-End Workstation

The computer system should consist of the system unit, monitor, keyboard, mouse, and associated internal boards necessary to provide the configuration specified below.

Minimum Specifications:

  • System is compatible with all additional hardware and software standards.
  • System has a minimum of an Intel i7-6700 (3.4GHz, 8MB cache) quad-core processor.
  • System unit motherboard must have at least two (2) PCI 2.1 local bus slots.
  • System unit motherboard must have a PCIe x16 slot.
  • System unit motherboard must be configured with 16GB of DDR4 2400MHz RAM memory and be expandable to 64GB.
  • System unit must have 8MB L2 cache.
  • System unit must be compatible with Windows 10 Enterprise.
  • System must have integrated standard serial ATA II interfaces (primary and secondary) on the motherboard capable of connecting any standard serial ATA II drive.
  • System must include a solid state (SSD) hard drive with a capacity of at least 256GB.
  • System unit must include one (1) DVD/CD-RW drive with a minimum speed of 8x.
  • System unit must accept at least two (2) hard drives as shipped.
  • System must come with a tower chassis with a minimum of four (4) half-height drive bays.
  • System unit must be a tool free chassis allowing for tool free entry and tool free maintenance.
  • System just have at least a 250 watt power supply.
  • System unit power supply must provide sufficient power plugs to accommodate drives mounted in all drive bays.
  • System must come with a video adapter with at least 2GB of GDDR5 RAM installed capable of displaying full HD.
  • System integrated video card shall have dual DisplayPort outputs.
  • System must be equipped with a Windows-enabled 104 key USB keyboard as a minimum.
  • System must be equipped with an ambidextrous USB wheel mouse.
  • System unit universal asynchronous receiver/transmitter chip that controls the communication ports must be able to support high speed asynchronous communications of up to 115Kbps.
  • System unit must support one physical external USB-C port.
  • System must include ten (10) USB external ports with at least four (4) on the front of the case. Four (4) ports overall must be USB 3.0.
  • System unit must come complete with all interface cables necessary to connect all system devices for operation.
  • System BIOS settings must be accessible without opening the case of the system.
  • System must be equipped with internal date/time clock with battery backup.
  • System unit must be shipped with enough drive mounting hardware to accommodate all drive bays.
  • System unit video, network, sound card, and hard drive controller must not be integrated onto the motherboard unless they can be disabled to allow use of separate cards.
  • System is ethernet compatible using a 10/100/1000 adapter that can auto-sense and configure the speed of the hub/switch.
  • System unit must come with a sound card and speakers.
  • System unit must be FCC Class B certified and UL approved.
  • System unit must have EPEAT bronze level certification or better.
  • System unit must have a minimum warranty period of five (5) years parts and labor and five (5) year on-site.

Desirable Specifications:

  • Manufacturer has toll free Tech Support, Internet access and email support.
  • System ships with an optical mouse.

Last Updated: 07/20/2017
Last Reviewed: 07/20/2017

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