I am contemplating getting a new workstation & I would like to know your recommendations for a reasonably priced 8-core workstation. I like the specs on the Mac Pro but frankly it seems expensive for what you get, the base config only has 2 GB of RAM and a 320 GB HDD. So then I would end up getting more RAM & HD and a good graphics card, which would raise the price. Do you know of any other companies that specialize in 8-core machines for CAD/3D rendering?
I found this one on eBay with 12 GB of RAM & 1 TB of disk space for $2375 but not sure if it’s a good deal or not. A similarly configured Mac Pro would cost $4699!