We are building a multi-seat or multi-user system. The budget for the entire system is around $2000. The tower should be around $800. Each user will probably only use the computer for web browsing (keeping flash to a minimum), however, there can be almost no lag. The system should support at least eight, preferably a maximum of 12, depending on how much of the budget is left ($160 per user). The central tower computer itself will be assembled manually.
What hardware should be used? So far, the plan is:
- at least 1gb ram per user
- an AMD 8-core processor (Opteron Magny-cours)
- a compatible (g34) motherboard with several PCI slots
- a large hard drive
- a well-ventilated case
Are these good choices? Would other hardware be better?
Also, each user requires a video card. Would it be possible to share a two output multi-monitor video card between two users?