New machine is considerably faster, but that may change once I get it loaded.
Had a little scare - the new machine's CPU was giving a temperature alarm, and one of the fans was reporting it was intermittent. Went to Fry's to get a better CPU heat sink/fan but was able to bring the temps within range by adjusting the motherboard's "AI" program. I'll probably install the new heat sink anyway, since the cooler the better.
In an hour or so I'll head over the hill for my cousin Renee's birthday party. I guess we'll be watching basketball at a sports bar on Front Street.