Well just like you, I don't quite have all the stuff in my sig yet. The OCZ PC4000EL is gonna be getting here within a week.....I just had to update my sig early so it didn't look so pathetic.Originally posted by ZigZagZeppelin
Will do too.
You p4 looks to be kickin some serious azz too.
It won't matter because the HyperTransport bus is rarely populated anyway. After all it's only for I/O components. The nForce3 150 is better in my opinion since an AGP lock is very useful if you can stick with onboard sound. That's why most of the insane overclocks on the A64 3000+ come on the Shuttle A05NR nForce3 150.Originally posted by ZigZagZeppelin
The nforce 3's can lock the agp only but their hypertransport down is crippled at 1200 Mhz, up is full 1600 Mhz.
Via has 1600 Mhz upstream AND downstream.
Cool, this'll be me in 1 week:Originally posted by ZigZagZeppelin
What I will have Tuesday is below (waitin on A64 & Alby board)
Athlon 64 3000+
Zalman CNPS 7000A hsf
Albatron K8X800 Pro II
2 X 256 megs Hyper X pc3500 (bh-5)
Maxtor 80 gig 8 meg cache
ATI 9800 Pro 486/380
CCFL 80 mm fans
Lian Li pc65B
LiteOn 48/24/48/16X burner/dvd
LiteOn 48x cdrom
All drives are black
case is black anodized aluminum
Aspire 500 watt LED/UV ps
Envy 8 channel hardware sound
I used to look at hardware that way.....then I started getting lazy and realised that it wasn't worth the extra work/hassle of waiting a second time around, even though the other one worked.Originally posted by ZigZagZeppelin
If my VIA based A64 board can't hit 2.3 Ghz it goes back for one that will.
I wouldn't worry about that if you're only gonna hold yourself back for a year.....it's when people say they want their computer to last 5 years that I start to cringe.Originally posted by ZigZagZeppelin
I've been outta the hardcore benchmarking scene for almost three years.
Nowadays guys voltmod their vid cards & motherboards, use dry ice, pelts & vapo chills & waterblocks.
I won't do any of that extreme stuff, I just get all I can outta the hardware in front of me (without modification).
Guess Im tryin to say Im old school, an overclockin "purist."
But I want a fast rig for another year, this will be enough (I hope)