New PC for work


Next Friday I'll be receiving a new PC at work:

  • AMD Athlon64 X2 3800+ (dual-core)
  • 1gb RAM
  • 160gb SATA-150 HD
  • DVD reader (I already have a DVD burner to throw into it)
  • Asus Geforce 6800 video card
  • Creative Labs Audigy LS
  • Mitsumi 13-in-1 floppy / memory card reader
  • Windows XP Pro
  • MS Office 2003 Standard

A pricely machine, but one with enough horse-power to keep me going for a good while.

One thing I'm not sure on is what motherboard it have. Given that they offer SLI I'm going to assume it is an nForce4 SLI of some sort, but there's a tonne of them so it coould be anything.

So why did they decide to get it for me? At work I tend to do a lot of extras beyond my description of "web developer" - general IT work, etc. Lately they've started doing more and more with videos - making DVDs, editing & converting video footage, etc, and then it became apparent that my old 1.8GHz PentiumIV wasn't doing so well they offered to let me order a replacement.

The PC is being built by Vision Computers in Atlanta, my boss' boss has been listening to advertisements for them on the radio for a while now and wanted to try them, and given that the machine will be delivered in a week after being ordered (most built-to-order places take longer than that just to build it, never mind delivery times) I must say I'm impressed so far. Along with that comes 3 years parts & warranty service (you cover shipping charges) as standard it becomes an even nicer deal for management, who are always concerned about these things. I must say, though, I was surprised to see them offer only one AMD option whereas they had eight Intel options for desktops, along with their eight Intel-based servers and nine Intel-based laptops.

Anyway, it arrives next Friday and I suspect I'll be spending most of that day installing the beastie with all the software I currently use - Directory Opus, Dreamweaver, Window Blinds, Firefox, Thunderbird, etc, etc.

Yay! :-)