Say Hello to Pepino Grande!!
6 Cores. 8GB. 3.2Ghz. 2TB.
Fedex just delivered my new machine – an AMD Phenom II X6 Dell Studio XPS – Set Your Hair on Fire Edition, in black.
And, damn is it sexy! It may not be the absolute fastest machine going, but egad, it has more get up and go than I do! It also comes with a few surprises. One, it has a media care reader which is a nice touch. It also comes with a wireless network card, which means I can put this thing just about anywhere.
For right now though it will be my Virtualbox machine hosting Windows Server 2008 R2 with Exchange 2010. It will also host Windows Server 2003 with Exchange 2003. Yes, this is an educational tool. Make no mistake, I plan to play some games on this bad boy, otherwise that 1GB ATI video card would go to waste. But, it’s main function is to help me understand Exchange and keep my job.
And now, the obligatory unboxing pictures.
Other articles of interest:
- What’s the point of the Xbox One or Playstation 4?
- Pepino is sporting Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
- Server 2008 and Exchange 2010
- The AMD FX-8350 4Ghz Black Edition
- Dual Video Card Dilemma
- And then I brought home a mini gaming rig
- And then there was a catastrophic hard drive failure
- Windows Doesn’t Like to Share
- Launching the Shuttle SH67H3
- Neil Parfitt – Someone who is actually using a Mac Pro correctly