Originally Posted by tapaul
Seems everyone slaps a premium on their boxes at the hint of the word "workstation"
Correct and imo very much unjustified.
Higher powered i7 systems don't register for most manufacturers for anything but gaming systems. They either have i5 or low power i7 for business use, or Xeons for "workstation" and server use.
Current Haswell i7 deliver a good bang for the bug and are running cool and reliable.