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Thread Ok, bragging about my new development machine purchase
Fri, Jul 13 2007 8:59 PMPermanent Link

I've always used a laptop for my development machine.  No surprises when
doing a demo, I have been known to fix code before a demo, and I can code or
document anytime on the road.

Last year I got rid of running Advanced Server 2003 on a dedicated machine
and purchased a xw6000 dual xeon workstation to run AS 2003 in VMWare.
Works like a champ and defragging, backups, and everything else is much
cheaper because I'm running XP rather than a server OS.  The xw6000 is a
workhorse, blazingly fast, and solid as a rock.  I could not be happier.

I've been browsing the xw6000 machines on eBay looking for an extra gig of
RAM.  One night, @ 2 AM, I found a fantastic deal.

Here are the specs...

Hp xw6000
Dual 2.4 GHz Xeon processors
4 Gigs of ECC RAM
146 GB 10k RPM Seagate Cheetah UW320 SCSI drive
Gigabit Ethernet
DVD+RW Drive

How much?

$309 shipped with a buy-it-now!

Oh yeah, I forgot one thing.  The video card.

nVidia Quadro FX 3000 dual slot AGP card with 256 Megs of VRAM

I just purchased an ATi X1550 with 256 Megs for $95 and I can sell the
Quadro on eBay for $280 or so shipped.

So I'm looking to net the xw6000 for around $124.

I'm installing Delphi 5 and 7 now.  No, I am not looking forward to
rebuilding my development environment but I'll make an exception in this
case.  Smile