I have a desktop box here, 8 cores, 8 GB ram, using it for some development and testing.
This is a nice box. Not expensive. Linux on it (OpenSuSE 10.2), and some disk (900GB). All it needs is a good graphics card and it is an awesome workstation. The graphics card I am using now is the motherboard adapter based unit.
It is sweet to be doing compiles and simply type “make -j8” and have this puppy crank.
I like it. Good job Intel, good job.