i define my reality through misery
I certainly do, at least until more of the programs I run become multithreaded.
You presume to compare a single CPU system to a dual CPU system in terms of price/performance?
WTF? Why do people keep saying this? Isn't it bloody obvious I'm an asshole?
And to think I had some respect for you at one point, deadnail.
I think $150 is asking too much for a single feature.
To be honest, since it's the only one, I don't think $375 is too much to pay for a unique feature (regarding your comment that Tyan motherboards are too expensive for their feature complement).
Tom's Hardware (in my sig) did a comparison of the two and there was a noticeable difference. In either case, Athlons still whomp Pentium 4s, even the 2ghz models. The difference is clearly there, but it sounds like you bought all of these components when they were brand spanking new.
I don't know if you were being sarcastic or what, but no, there isn't any difference in SMP palominos and SMP tbirds that you won't see by comparing one palomino with one tbird. I think you misunderstood my original post, in that regard. Read the rest of that paragraph.
HA! My Creative 32x8x4x burner is a horrid sack of shit. It is nowhere near the quality of Iomega or Phillips burners. I need a personal miracle from Christ to burn a CD at 8x, and Lüt's right, the access speeds are pathetic.
Okay. GRANTED that Creative has shitty driver support. But the hardware is good. Write your own drivers, biznatch. ^_~ And I can't agree with your comments on their CDROMs or burners. They've always worked flawlessly for me.
Nice. I'll probably do the same for a Radeon 8500. I refuse to pay more than $200 for any single computer component other than a hard drive. By doing so you're ripping yourself off. I wish someone I know would pay the $580 for a P4 2ghz so I could personally laugh in his face.
No, I didn't pay $600 for a Geforce 3. I wasn't even going to get one 'til I got an OEM one on Ebay for $212.
Its even safer with those new SoftMenus that have a restore option on them. I have a nice three hundred dollar desk.. and my computer has it's own little niche. Its a pain in the ass to get it out of there unless I blindly unplug every cord from the back, which is its own pain in the ass.
And as far as setting one jumper/using softmenu, and comparing that to using a key/using a crank, you and I both know (you ARE a smart guy, I think) that that's an inaccurate analogy. It's more akin to changing your carbuerator to get more performance as opposed to changing out a chip in your fuel-injection system. And look at it this way - you KNOW that a bigger carbueretor is going to enhance performance. You DON'T know that with a chip. You don't even know what's on the chip. Your car might never start again. Granted, that's a lot less likely with a softmenu BIOS setup (just yank the battery if worst comes to worst) but, still, the analogy applies.
Thanks for thinking I'm smart, or something, just don't expect anything intelligent from me or you'll be disappointed.
Bad ventilation happens easily with a huge mess of IDE ribbons linking to the half dozen CD-Rom drives and other three hard drives. Fans certainly help.
Now, I can't say anything for sure about 15K drives, so don't quote me on this, but since they're aimed at server markets which can't afford to go down often, I doubt they need active cooling. I say improper ventilation.
I will contest this, but then again, it may have been a fluke.
I've run an array of tightly packed 10K drives that were MUCH used without any cooling other than convection, and they never had any problems. When used properly, hard drives do not need active cooling.
Moron? You keep doing that right in the middle of a decent convo. =P
You moron. The ATX 12V fan header is a standard connector. It provides a standard amount of power - ANY board's fan headers are inadequate to run high-power fans. Go ask ANYONE on ANY overclocking site.
I've never had a problem plugging in some wonder fan with given power connectors. Never. Tom's Hardware did a review of 46 different fans... the results speak for themselves. Usually the most expensive ones sucked ass.
Overclocking is a touchy game that I wouldn't try without a whole wind tunnel going through my system. That's just me, because as I said, I actually value $150 and melting part of my system, any part, would bother me.
Yeah, having one processor do a few gigs of encoding on something in the background while you focus on a game certainly is a boon.
The performance gain in most games from having a second CPU to handle Windows' workload is negligible. Granted, it IS nice to be able to multitask that much more efficiently. I personally prefer to be able to allot my applications the full 2.4Ghz, however.
I think I've seen those. CD-Rom bay right? The one I saw had 7 USB plugs.
Granted, the USB header is on the 'front'-side of the board, but you don't need a special case to use it. I'm using a standard AT USB header that I got at best buy. Takes up an expansion slot.
Thanks, any time. If you've noticed I tend to do this to every thread.
I've enjoyed your posts in other threads and on the whole you seem to be a pretty cool guy but your opinion here is unasked-for and pointless.
Sure sure, but just a) try putting an extra gig of ram in there and see if you get a better framerate or b) see a 15k disk smoke and not be able to be replaced because on the fine print of the manual it states that a fan is required.
You have shown quite clearly that you are not interested in the computer and that was all that was necessary. You then decided, unasked, to criticize the computer, and in doing so, you said several things which were either a) patently untrue or b) miserably unfounded. I merely serve to correct them.
Hmm, I thought I typed 'potential' customer. My bad.
...a customer? I think it's clear from the start you weren't interested in this computer.
Yeah there's some good stuff in there. Did you ever see the Jump Start with the slamdancer in a body cast? That was a classic.
And yeah, I know you have newspapers there. Do you ever read them? I couldn't tell. Sorry.
That big article in USA Today about 208.11b was more interesting though, but hey, I'm sure you know what that is.