|RAM:||256 Mb Samsung PC2700|
512Mb Kingston PC2700
|IO system:||2 IDE channel|
Symbios S8701S SCSI controller
|Storage:||120gb IBM GXP120|
20gb IBM GXP34
JLMS 166S 16x DVD-ROM drive
|Graphics:||Palit Daytona Ti4200 128MB|
|Console:||102-key DK keyboard|
3 button logitech wheelmouse
20" Sony GDM20E21 monitor, SGI Granite finish
|Sound:||Builtin CS8738 audio, mic in, line in, line out|
|Network:||Intel EtherExpress Pro/100B|
|Case:||Koolance Water-cooled minitower|
|OS (current):||Windows 98SE|
|Wanted:||ATI X800 based GFX card|
I have the machine hooked up to my KVM switch.
Motherboard is the Asus A7V333.
I decided to try watercooling but since I'm not that good with a dremel I wanted a pre-built cabinet.
The choice was easy as Koolance cabinets are readily available and they've gotten really good reviews.
I chose the smallest model and bought a GPU coolerhead to go with it. I'm quite satisfied with this setup, though I suspect cooling performance could be better if I had used something like Arctic Silver between the CPU and heatsink.
Currently the CPU will get to about 61C when running full-out, this is with an ambient temperature around 25-27C.
Turns out the above CPU temp reading was bogus since Asusprobe apparently calculated it wrong. After upgrading Asusprobe to 2.18.1 I get a much more reasonable temperature of about 50C at full load.
Replaced the CPU with a Tbred XP2400+ instead. This is the fastest CPU that the A7V333 rev 1.0x can use.
I decided to replace the Liteon 52x speed CD drive with a JLMS-166S 16x DVD-ROM driver after aquiring a DVD Writer.
Lately I've begun playing FarCry and 256Mb RAM was not enough so I went out and got a 512Mb Kingston DIMM for a total of 768Mb RAM. FarCry now runs *much* better. Next stop is a new GFX card I think. The Ti4200 is falling behind but I guess that's to be expected since it's actually 2 years old.