Was going to build up a machine to use for the Hyper-V labs I need to do later this year, when I finally get up to the books dealing with it. However kept looking around at other options.
I purchased a Dell Desktop Opitplex 760 over 12 months ago, and have been extremely happy with it. It’s powerful, quiet and does everything I need it to do.
Noticed a number of Dell Desktop Optiplex 780’s show up on the Dell Outlet site, so after due consideration decided to buy one. In addition, I also bought a netbook too, mainly brought on by the loss of my iPhone. Bought an Inspiron 1012 from the same Dell Outlet site. Got both items for under 1K delivered, so pretty happy about that. Under my budget I had planned.
Now we just have to wait for them to ship and then arrive.