Well he's gotten to the point he brings most of his work home to where I've built from extra parts, a AMD 900MHz system 160MB ram and his old hd out of a EMachines they bought, and a Voodoo3 3500. It's all put together inside a Gateway case (how ironic?).
I built the company a new pc just a few months ago. AMD 64 3200+ ATI 9600 128Mb and 1GB memory. It's a CAD machine so I the extra memory and faster processor was needed. I put that together for less than $800. He had given me estimates from Dell and a few local pc shops and I literally laughed at the quotes. I beat them all out by at least $200.
It's amazing how just a few hours of research can save you hundreds of dollars off of a new system.
Intel C2Quad Q9400 @3.6Ghz | Asus PM5Q Deluxe
| OCZ Reaper HPC PC2-8500 8GB
| XFX Black Edition 260/216| knobs are great for twisting, turning, squeezing and pulling... especially your own..... that's how doors open | Chaos Havok:
grrrr im lagging me | <@Deathspawner>
I wish I was in Windows :-/