If you follow me on Twitter, you’ll know that my ancient Pentium 4 powered desktop died on Saturday. I had powered it off and unplugged from the socket while I was away in holiday. So it died a peaceful death in its sleep. My it rest in peace forever more….
So I had to go off to Dell and spec a replacement PC.
I settled on an XPS 8300 with a nice new Intel i7-2600. Its the latest Sandy Bridge CPU, 4 cores clocked at 3.40Ghz.
Intel® Core™ i7-2600 Processor (3.40GHz, 8MB)
8192MB Dual Channel DDR3 1333MHz [2×4096] Memory
Graphics : 1GB AMD Radeon HD 6670
1.5TB (7,200rpm) Serial ATA Hard Drive
Microsoft Operating System
English Genuine Windows®7 Professional SP1 (64 BIT)
Sound : Integrated 7.1 with THX® TruStudio
I’m quite looking forward to playing with this once it arrives. All that power…..
Once again I’ll be able to run Visual Studio on the desktop. As well as Virtual PC and Virtualbox.
Not to mention the fact that Flight Simulator is going to rock on this machine
Expect a review in about 2 weeks