My new computer arrived yesterday and man is it sweet! The first thing I have to get used to is how quite it is. No cooling fans all passive cooling. The next thing is I now have more room on my desk area because it is so small.
After checking out several different computers and reading reviews on them I decided for the $$$ I could not beat the ChimpBox. I got the Intel MOBO with the quad processor, 16 GB of Ram, 750 GB 7200 RPM HDD. It came with PCLOS KDE installed so I didn't have to mess with removing windows and installing PCLOS. It has a 1000 mbs Ethernet, problem is my router is only 100 mbs but also has a wireless. The only draw back is it doesn't have a DVD but I figured with all the other computers I have around here that should not be a problem if I need one. Besides DVDs are dying anyway. It also came with a LiveUSB/Recovery thumb drive which you don't see anymore.
After all these years with my old dual core this thing is incredibly fast and smooth. Here are a few pic's of it. Please excuse how messy my desk is. Moveing everything around really messed things up.
You can see how much of a difference there is between the Chimpbox and my old desktop.
The one draw back I have found is when you get it you have to change the root password and if you have not done that before it can be a bit of a mystery.