After one year and a half since i`m saying i`ll get a new rig(and working to save $), i finally made some time and did the research to update my "firmware" with hardware related news, dozens of articles/reviews for each component[..]
It`s not the best out there, but it`s not supposed to.. Here are my choices:
: Antec 1200
: Corsair 750TX
: Asus P5Q Deluxe
: Intel Q9550 2.83 Ghz (@ 3.55Ghz & 1.22v, 58degrees usual 100% load, 71~73 degrees after 20 linpack passes, stable, measured with Realtemp - TJ Max 100), cooled with Coolermaster Z600 passive for now; 2x antec tricool coming tuesday (true120 is out of stock for weeks over here).
: HIS Radeon 4870x2 (I only modified fan speed from 27% to 33, and idle/load temps got down from 56/92 to 33/68-71. Overcklocking later, if any).
: 2x 2gb Mushkin xp2 pc8800 (#996630) @1160mhz CL5 (1.9v).
: Some cheap Audigy SE, don`t want any overhead, maybe i`ll replace some condensators, opamp, for better sound quality.
(SATA2): 2 x WD1001FALS (raid 0) + 1 x WD1001FALS
: LG L227 WT (Never been a fan of LG in general but this monitor "pwns" a large percent of TNs).*
: Razer Lachesis (i have to say, i`m not an fps gamer, only corel "gamer" ;^) but it really is a nice piece of hardware).
: APC Back-ups 700 ES *
: vista x64 ultimate(Which i had to download. My original dvd, failed install 7 times). It took me by surprise, kinda blown XP away (dual boot).. Maybe because of the 32 bit os memory addressing limitations.
Soon(i hope until december): G25+S2. Must
get them together.. then i`ll slowly add Leo Bodnar`s pedal resolution gadget, the Nixim rubber, shifter mod..
Oh i forgot.. These days i have to get a sturdy desk or something.. i am thinking about the Obutto cockpit
) for over an year now, and considering the prices over here.. a good office chair ~120 euro + some piece of office furniture/desk&shelves/whatever ~150-200 euro. It could turn out the best option not only regarding comfort/realism
for computing/sim racing
, but also the cheaper option. Only if Chris would respond to e-mails..
PS: Not much "enjoyment" so far, as in using the rig to what`s supposed to do.. so far only testing, benching.. my free time goes on that. When i get back from work today, i`ll try sorting raid0 performance between those 1tb drives lol, with various stripe&cluster sizes.
Offtopic: Good oc`ers can`t live in Holland or what? What if i say i`ve got my quad to 4.1 ghz on air
? (i`m certainly not classified as a good overclocker). Not that great, and not there for 24/7, but good enough for 32m pi, some 3d marks..
. I`m not taking any sides, he can always post a screen shot and cpuz validation links etc.. But i hate seeing flames instead of "Can you post some proof"
. You do realize this is a forum, and knowledgeable oc`ers are not excluded from browsing it, even playing lfs.. (or world class oc`er wannabes for that matter).