AMD Phenom 9500 Quad 2.2 GHz Asus M3N78-VM 4GB DDR2 32" HDTV montior
Multi-boot Win7, Ubuntu 9.10, Kubuntu 9.10
Well, you cant help it really. I find it surprising that I can get reasonbly powered machines for about 400 dollars nowadays. I think all the advances in technology has allowed us to produce the components using cheaper and more cost effective methods.
Personally I spent quite a lot of money on my computer two years ago and after using Ubuntu on it all this time I arrived at a conclusion that that money was wasted - should have bought some cheaper stuff and used the excess money on something else. Books maybe...
I play Enemy Territory: Quake Wars on the highest settings (at a very high resolution, too.)
I once borrowed a copy of Crysis, and it ran on medium-high settings under WINE. Very pretty. However, Crysis is incredibly boring, so I decided not to buy a copy.
He that would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself.
My CPU is more powerful than it needs to be. The only reason I upgraded to an E8400 on my desktop was for VT and 45nm (low power).
I do compile a quite a bit too so I guess the speed is not completely wasted either.
While on this topic, I get my OCZ summit drive on Friday. I wish I had the money to get the 120GB model. I don't need that much space for OS/apps, but it has amazing write times.