blaster151 writes "What would your "dream development machine" look like and how would you configure it for performance?
My team is working on a large software system on the Visual Studio 2005 platform (over a thousand source files). We have fairly fast machines, but they often take 15-20 seconds to do a complete rebuild and since this happens rather often I can't help but wonder how to eke out better performance. Our developers typically have VS2005 and database client tools concurrently, but we don't usually run local databases on our machines so that's less of a consideration.
I'm in a position to do some hardware recommendations and I want to understand how to prioritize the following factors:
So, to restate the question, what would your "dream development machine" look like and how would you configure it?"