Recommended Computer Systems

Recommended Computer Systems

The Network Systems Engineering Technology program cannot make specific vendor recommendations about computer systems for personal use. However, below provides a recommended hardware list.

Windows Desktop Computers

  • Processor: Intel Core i9 (12th generation) or AMD Ryzen with 8 cores or greater
  • OS: Windows 11
  • RAM: 32 GB (16 GB is the minimum requirement but more is better)
  • GPU: NVidia GeForce or AMD RX GPU with 8 GB of Video RAM (Geforce RTX 3060 Ti or greater or AMD RX 6700 XT or better)
  • Storage: 1 TB NVME solid state drive (do not use a spinning hard drive)
  • Monitor: 2560 x 1440 or 3840 x 2160 (Get at least 1920 x 1080)
  • Internet: High speed (At least 200 Mbits down and 10 Mbits up)

Windows Laptops

  • Processor: Intel Core i9 (12th generation) or AMD Ryzen with 8 cores or greater
  • OS: Windows 11
  • RAM: 16 GB (32 GB is recommended)
  • GPU: NVidia GeForce or AMD RX GPU with 4 GB of Video RAM (8 GB of VRAM is recommended)
  • Storage: 1 TB NVME solid state drive
  • Monitor: 2560 x 1440 or 3840 x 2160 (Get at least 1920 x 1080)
  • Internet: High speed (At least 200 Mbits down and 10 Mbits up)