From the Spanish edition of 3d World, Issue 11, 1997
use this coupon This coupon is good for $2,500 U.S. off the end-user price of a DS turnkey system
Back in 1999, a turnkey DS system ran about $130,000 US:
Pricing and Availability
Complete turnkey multi-stream systems, consisting of SOFTIMAGE|DS version 2.1 software and Intergraph Computer Systems StudioZ GT Workstations with dual Pentium III 500 MHz processors, plus video storage from either Intergraph or Avid are now available through authorized SOFTIMAGE|DS resellers. The turnkey solution has a USMSRP of $130,000. Hardware upgrade options are available for existing users of SOFTIMAGE|DS.
Here’s a Sumatra mockup from May 1998 (the original file was named “3D\rebirth\newsuma2.jpg”).
SOFTIMAGE|DS build screen