Finally, after about 10 years, a newer PC! November 19, 2014, 01:43:44 PM Funny, I have had the same old Pentium 4 PC for 10 years or so. I had XP on it for the longest time, then I switched to Ubuntu 10. It has been a good ol' PC. However, at my day job, my desktop PC is a Core i7 with 16gb ram and Windows 7. I started to get used to it, and it made the ol' P4 at home downright painful to use. I decided to bite the bullet and find a newer PC. Not new, mind you, but newer.I found a Core i5 with 8gb Ram for less than $200. It had no hard drive, but it did have the Win7 Pro COA. I picked up a 160gb SSD ($40) for the OS, and I had a 750gb SATA to use for the rest of my crap. I must say, this combo is working great so far. It actually feels faster than my work PC (probably due to the SSD).I can run Ubuntu on VirtualBox, and even with the overhead it's still faster than my old PC. It's neat to run Windows and Linux simultaneously. I don't know what the point of this thread is, other than to say how there is some great cheap hardware out there if you are considering an upgrade.