i define my reality through misery
No fucking Tyan boards, I find their price high for the features given. Similar in effect that its a 1ghz AMD system but if you'd've paid attention I said single processor, not two. Abit, not Tyan. Therefore, no power supply above 300 needed. Registered DDR, 2100, naturally. Samsung. The Abit KG7 requires it. Only one harddrive, a 10,000rpm with an extra cooling unit for it. I would bring over my existing 14g 7200 Maxtor for it.
Did you build your "similar"[/edit] system with the same parts? By this, I mean with the Thunder K7 (not Tiger), with the REQUIRED PROPRIETARY POWER SUPPLY (which uses connectors not found on any other power supply), Registered DDR SDRAM (which is also required), and 7.2K HDDs?
Yes none at all. The benchmarks between the two as well as single unit configs on the exact same box were completely fraudulent.
No, they're not Athlon MPs, but...so? What the hell are you talking about, waste of money - IT'S NO DIFFERENCE.
I'm dissing on Creative for making shitty drivers and fucking horrible CD-Roms and writers. The soundcards themselves are decent, but no match for the competition in the same price range.
I couldn't fault you if you were dissing on creative as a company, but dissing on their cards individually?They're like Nvidia. I can't say I agree with ANY of their business policies, but they DO make solid hardware. And it works, and it sounds good.
If you're willing to pay that much for one, but then again, I'm probably talking to someone who shelled out $600 for a GeForce 3.
I can't understand why you'd hate Tyan boards - Tyan makes THE BEST dual-cpu motherboards in the world.
Its a convenience.
Why do you care about softmenu?
When I put a hella cooling unit in there, damn straight.
Are you going to be overclocking?
C. O. N. V. E. N. I. E. N. C. E. Spell it out girly. I can do just the same with a BIOS menu in 1/10th the time. I'm not lazy but I do appreciate being able to start my Pontiac with a key and not turning a crank.
There isn't anything to set except the FSB (200/266) and if you're so lazy as to not want to set ONE JUMPER then you shouldn't even own a computer in the first place.
Try dealing with 15,000 rpm harddrives without a shitload of fans on them. You'll take power where you can fucking get it. It's bad mojo but when you've seen a $900 drive literally smoke you do things to avoid it from reoccuring. I'm just glad it wasn't mine.
What the hell does the number of fan headers have to do with the speed of your HDD array, unless you're using some weird drive-cooling setup (which shouldn't be hooked up to your motherboard anyway).
Unless you were overclocking both processors and your video card.
Face it, the fact is that a standard 12V ATX fan header is virtually useless, much less SEVEN of them.
Well then that board doesn't sound so damn good after all then. Forget the above one I guess.
Most powerful fans, especially ones to cool the newer Athlons, pull more wattage than these headers are prepared to supply.
But Win2K IS multithreaded, and running 50 programs at once (which I tend to do constantly) will ease up on the processor load. That and I heard about a multithreaded port of MAME, don't know if it's true or not.
You fool, neither Zdoom NOR MAME are multithreaded. An SMP system isn't going to help you run MAME or Zdoom.
I can't stand doing only one damn thing at once on a computer.
On the front, right? Most of them are like that and it pisses me off. I hate needing a special case to use 'em.
Yes, the board supports four USB ports, but two are by an extra USB header.
The speed of processors has far outgrown the amount of added memory to the chips. 40 gig harddrives should also have at least a 4 meg buffer. More memory does give a system more room to do what it needs to do, Godammit. I've seen a 1.2 Athlon, overclocked to 1.5, run on 256. When he pulled the old ram out and kicked it to 1.5gb of ram that fucking thing was tearing ass like no tomorrow. Maybe you think that's theorhetically impossible, well, keep thinking it. Have fun.
How in the hell can you say that 1GB of RAM is required for 2 CPUs? Have you ever HAD a system faster than 1Ghz? Most applications won't use 256MB of RAM, much less 512 or 1GB. In most things, the CPU is your bottleneck (or in games, your video card).
Besides that, I also mentioned that I tend to edit hour long raw video streams, two hour long recording sessions, and of course RAM drive gaming. So RAM is important to me. Glad you missed that.
Thanks, glad to know I'm appreciated.
Deadnail, I'd say your opinion here is mostly useless.
Defaulted? I am looking for a computer and it's not for me. Excuse me if a customer can't say a fucking thing.
Everything you said about this computer is defaulted by one sentence: I built it out of spare parts.
Sure as fuck isn't mine either.
This (with the exception of the motherboard+PSU) is all stuff I had laying around my room. If you don't like it, then don't consider it. ::shrugs:: Not my loss.
Yeah thanks, we have Newspapers in Michigan too you know.
By the way, do you know what OBO means? "Or Best Offer".