View Full Version : Ordered a new CPU, MoBo and heatsink
06-15-03, 08:22 PM
Had to, couldn't stomach the Celery any longer :mecry:
Got a Barton 2500+ and a new Gigabyte nForce2 Ultra 400 FSB GA-7N400-L1 (http://www.giga-byte.com/MotherBoard/Products/Products_GA-7N400-L1.htm).
Decided not to go with RAID for now, had to cut some cost somewhere. Interesting looking board, and it goes with the blue acrylic :P :D
Also, got this massive ass heatsink and fan, heh. Got a Thermalright SK-7. Almost sprung for the SLK-900U heheheh, but no, couldn't go that far with it :D
But the nifty thing is the fan, a Sunon 80x80x38, does 84.1 CFM, 5700 rpm and fiddyfive decibles of noise, oh yeah :D
This thing is huge, I couldn't believe it heh, was the nastiest 80 mm fan I could find.
06-15-03, 08:57 PM
way to go opus, glad to see ya join the rest of us in our hardware upgrade addiction. :D misery loves company. hee hee
hey, i like the setup...but i gotta razz you a little about that Gigabyte board...what's with the candy-assed coloring schemes? ;) jesus, mary, and joseph...i think i'd need to throw back a couple excedrin and put on welding goggles everytime i opened my case to keep my eyeballs from exploding. lol
anyway, you should be able to get that Barton up to 3200+ speeds relatively easily. if not, it's probably the Gigabyte board holding you back. hee hee ;) i might have recommended the Asus A7N8X Deluxe 2.0 instead, both for overclocking and for less cornea damage.
I think he likes the idea of the crazy colour scheme since he has a clear case :P
06-15-03, 09:59 PM
Well, they used to have a mellower blue color scheme going on, it seems to have gotten 'brighter' with the move to the nForce platform, which, as far as I know, this is Gigabytes first round of nForce boards.
It was as good of a price as I could get for a comparable board, I could have gone down to the regular nForce2 and saved a bit and got a 'better' brand, or go to the first nForce and get RAID, but that was the best 400 FSB one I could find for the right price.
I got the board and CPU both of Googlegera for $92 each. Ain't that sad? I own a fucking computer store and I order shit off line because it's just as cheap, and sometimes cheaper if there's free shipping involved.
I could have gotten the board a few bucks cheaper, think $82 or something, but the dist. was out of 2500+'s, and I would have paid $10 in shipping and handling for that small of an order.
The blue I'm hoping will blend in with the lights and case panals. Most of someone's attention is going to be drawn to that freakin' heatsink though :D
Pics of the sink and fan;
Note the freakin' fan shroud instead of the regular three prong back :D
06-15-03, 10:13 PM
I got the SLK-900U opus. It just barely clears my power supply as the socket on the Abit NF7-S is on the edge of the board. I like it though. It's the first cooler I'd seen to use the mounting holes on an AMD board. Mine has a 92mm Panaflo fan on it. My PC still isn't as quiet as I'd like it though, since I still have 2 Thermaltake case fans I need to replace with quieter models.
I've been thinking of doing yet another upgrade now that I've gotten some money. It's that or spend it on a mountain bike and actually go outside. The XP 2500+ is tempting, and as cheap as they've become, I might need to buy one.
I need to go hide my credit card from me now.
06-15-03, 11:22 PM
I was looking hard at that 900U :D
But almost twice as much, I can't see it being 'twice' as good, though of course better.
But when I found that Sunon fan, I knew that the smaller one would be plenty :D
And there was the space consideration as well, I don't know the exact room this new board has around everything, and didn't want to get the bigger sink and not be able to use it.
As for quiet, heh, I don't even try :D
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