Got a HP Z600 Workstation
In a couple of hours, I will be getting an HP Z600 Workstation (cost 335 CAD (250 USD) with shipping and taxes - Canada is a terrible place for buying hardware :( ). All I'm sure of is that it will come with is:
-Intel Xeon X5670
-12 GB DDR3 ECC RAM (not sure of frequency, registration, or if it's triple channel yet)
-Nvidia Quadro FX 3800
-Windows 10 Pro (ugh)
I will benchmark Windows 10 a bit before upgrading to Windows 2000 and benchmarking that. AHCI, audio and video drivers are available for win2k, not sure about the other components but it should work out fine.
I'm thinking about multi-booting with newer Windows servers and/or XP x64.