QUOTE(Maginus @ Sep 30 2005, 03:57 PM)I need a better idea of what parts would fall under a business related comp. if possible give me a good example of companies who sell workstations.(NOT dell /wink.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='wink.gif' />
Well defining what a business uses is hard. I know at my ex workplace our servers were dual 1 ghz procesors while the business machine assigned to me was a k6 266 running windows XP, an ati rage agp card, 96mb of memory, and a scsi drive (the only thing that saved it). So thats my workstation.
So you will eventually need workstations for your clients I hear. Well a lot of configurations will depend on what your client needs. Some clients need a 'workstation' for doing basic tasks, email and such. Thus a plain old amd64 would work very well. Now some clients are going to want a workstation that has quadro/fire graphics cards and opteron procesors. Some may want a mobile workstation.
Now I note you say not dell, well for Dell I would highly advice looking at there Dell Latitude Laptops, i currently own one, one of the best laptops out there.
To get an idea of what to use look herehttp://www.hp.com/sbso/index1....pid=...95_store/index1
Now to discuss parts....
Motherboards: Use good brands, Gigabyte, Asus, Supermicro, Iwill, Tyan
Processors: AMD64/AMD64FX/AMD64 Dual/AMD Opteron or Intel P4s Xenons
Video Cards: Any card can work really, FIRE and Quadro are 'workstation' cards
Hard Drives: SATA or SCSI
Monitors: Use good monitors
Thats about all i have to say, it really depends client to client.