First post, by dulu
After 3 years of dismantling my first daily watercooled system, I was left with a power supply with a hand-made braid and a case which i didn`t get bored of.
Again felt the need to mess up with some scrap. After research, I decided that I wanted to build my system on socket 370. I tested a few boards and finally bought tualatin 1400.
The system was supposed to answer the question: "how long can I keep the gaming platform by changing only the GPU". Considering how much this processor is adored by many people, I expected something more. I understood the poor performance in doom 3, but not the performance in half life 2. By the way, isn't tualatin too strong for games from the win98 games? I just figured out this platform does not fit my era.
After some research, i decidet to choose socket 462.Thoroughbred was released the same year as the last tualatin, being much more efficient. Enough to handle my favorite games. In the future, I want to base the system on barton. Here is some more pros.
- release year match with the audigy 2 zs. I always wanted this sound card, don't know why. Maybe beacuse of this pretty logo (which is not visible anyway xD)
- release year match with Corsair XMS with led (which is, next to the XMS Xpert, most odd and cool ram sticks 😁 )
- no P4 PSU plug, which is actually a disadvantage, but the fewer cables in the case, the better.
The choice of micro-atx motherboards for this case is very poor. So far I bought an ASUS motherboard with a thoroughbred 2700, a cheap water cooling kit.
Currently, the build does not present anything interesting, I just want to post some photos from the progress of work here, and some interesting facts about temperature measurements, overclocking, tests in games. Maybe at least one person will be interested in it 😀
And finally, a question, because my English is not good: if I upload photos taken by myself, and everyone can use and share them, which license should i choose?