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.
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 OfficeXP 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
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 ASUS P7P55D-E Pro Corsair HX650W Corsair XMS DDR3-1333 (4GB @ 8-8-8-24) Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 Western Digital VelociRaptor 300GB Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB