As per the budget, I will be buying a computer for the lab and have put together a quote on a system below. It is a quad core system with 4GB of memory, 1TB harddrive and a 24″ LCD.
Unless I hear from you otherwise, I will be putting the order through tomorrow.
Once the computer arrives, I will bring it and a check for the remaining $8500 to the university.
What should I do for the operating system? Does the university have a standard OS they use, like XP and can I get the academic price for it? Otherwise, I will purchase Windows XP.