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Created On: 12/17/2003 09:03 PM
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 12/17/2003 09:03 PM
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This workstation isn't meant for a single game, which is weird, because games are the primary reason I even upgrade the PC or got interested in the innards of this tin case. Obviously this wasn't for me since there's no gaming.

I just built a computer with the following as a workstation for a relative. Goals given to me were to be able to surf the net via broadband and/or dial-up, do some applications like Microsoft Word, and play music, but not DVD's. The final price must be under $400 US dollars.

The result:

AMD Duron 1.6 GHz OEM (all retail versions are on backorder)
Thermaltake Volcano 10 Heatsink/Fan w/ Arctic Silver Retail
PCChips M811LU w/ Integrated LAN and Audio Retail
LiteOn 52x CD-Rom (not a writer) OEM
Samsung 1.44MB 3.5" FDD OEM
Western Digital 20GB ATA 5400RPM OEM
256 MB Crucial Memory (no idea on the speed, 2100?)
Hewlett Packard Photosmart 1100C
Ahanix PlatinumXP Case
Powmax 400W power supply
Motorola v.90 56kbps Modem
Windows 2000
America Online 9.0 Optimized

Final Price: 389.92

AMD 64 3000 @ 2.0GHz || Running Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate
Apple iBook G4 1.42GHz (PPC Core) || Running Apple OSX Tiger
 12/21/2003 01:22 AM
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Would this even be considered a workstation then? I'd personally consider it a desktop. Not too shabby for $400 though.

Intel Core i7 860
Corsair HX650W
Corsair XMS DDR3-1333 (4GB @ 8-8-8-24)
Sapphire Radeon HD 6870
Western Digital VelociRaptor 300GB
Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB
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