Meet the WOPR Mk. 5
The WOPR is my workhorse server which has the following specifications
RAM: 256GB DDR3 ECC
CPU: Intel Xeon E-4830 2.1Ghz 12 Core x 4
Disk: 8TB RAID-0 (2 Drives)
Disk: 1TB NVME PCIE Samsung Evo SSD (Database)
Disk: 512GB MSATA3 Samsung Evo SSD (OS)
DIsk: 256GB MSATA3 Samsung Evo SSD (Scratch)
This hardware (apart from the drives) is old school compared to what is available now on EBay from resellers of retired ex-corporate hardware, however the performance is stunning, with 4 cpus and 48 physical cores there is nothing you can throw at this which swamps the available cpu time (your disk IO will become the bottle neck before that happens!).
Expect to pay around £500-£700 for a server with plenty of grunt - check out our Advertisers Links page - we have resellers listed!
Pro Tip: Always have a spare duplicate processing machine available, you can then quickly resume processing with minimal reconfiguration when it dies!