My laptop died recently. It turns on, but fails to POST. So I replaced it with a shiny new workstation. I didn’t want to spend to much so it’s not completely wiz-bang-flash. For around $1700 AUD I got an AMD Athlon 64 3500, nVidia 7600GT, 320GB disk, nForce 4 based motherboard, ViewSonic 19″ widescreen LCD, and Windows XP Pro.
It certainly seems to power along quite nice. Games certainly look a little more slick with all the shiny nobs turned up to 11. Now I can play Half-Life 2 Episode One. 🙂
Only downer at the moment is that Ubuntu 6.06 x64 (Dapper Drake) fails to install. Seems it has “issues” with my SATA Hard Disk controller.