Which computer company builds the best workstation???
Compaq Evo6000 w/ 1.8M processor, 512M RAM, Nvidia Quadro Pro video card. $2700 each.
I recently purchased 3 of these for our engineering department (I am a full time user of one of these). So far we are quite content. We are running SolidWorks an MSC/Nastran. A second small hard drive dedicated strictly to swap space improves FEA performance while using other applications simultaeously.