I have an older "e machine" that was my wives desk top before I upgraded her machine and am thinking of using it for a dedicated shop NC computer so you guys running these system is the machine sufficient to get the job done. Specs are as follows Intel 352 processor, running at 3.2 G htz. It's got 512 Meg ram and a 1/2 gig hard drive.Presently it has windows XP. The machine will be dedicated to whatever I end up building.
Also I am thinking of going totally out of the windows realm and setting this machine up perhaps with Linux.Of course that means I will have to learn linux but oh what the heck in for a penny in for a pound as they say.