On any given weekend, offers from local retailers arrive at your doorsteps—literally. Spilling out of a bloated Sunday paper, the special inserts from Best Buy and Fry’s compete for your attention, right alongside discount coupons from Safeway and Macy’s.
Looking at those consumer PCs listed for $400 to $600, you must have wondered: Why bother with a workstation that can set you back anywhere from $1,000 to $5,000? Why not grab a top-of-the-line consumer brand, add a couple gigabytes of memory, add a graphics processing unit (GPU), upgrade the storage to a couple of terabytes, and turn it into your own homegrown workstation? Read More