Sometimes you just need to take a moment and appreciate the things you have in life. And while I always appreciate my lovely wife and my darling kids, this time my appreciation is for something a little more material.
Okay, so Hellraiser is just a computer, but what a fine computer it is.
If you’re ever in the market for a machine that will act something like a server when you run Oracle, this one does the trick. Not only that, but it comes with a price tag of only $1,719.99 from NewEgg.com (note that price includes only 4GB RAM and one 500GB 7200RPM SATA drive).
It is extremely quiet, lightning fast, very powerful, and highly recommended. The graphics are overkill for Oracle, but great for whatever graphic intensive software you might also be running. However, I will say that it is HUGE. The system in box weighs 72 pounds, and stands a little higher than my knee. But with that comes the thrill of knowing that your home computer can probably run Oracle better than many of your clients’ servers!