Reply 10800 of 16677, by slivercr
Nice! I have, right next to me, an Athlon64 PC myself, a 3200+ Clawhammer with an X1950PRO AGP; it's a fantastic PC. I plan to upgrade it to a 3700+ soon, though. Socket 754/939 Athlon64s were things I really missed out on (went from AthlonXP right to Athlon64 X2 AM2 stuff) so I am REALLY enjoying using this system as a fast single processor Windows XP box.
I have really fond memories of that setup, so I plan to take really good care of it: it needs to be recapped and cleaned, I already ordered a new orb-like copper heatsink for the nForce4, got a red USB3 card to fit into the PCIe 1x slot, and I'll be upgrading the CPU and RAM down the line. I'm really digging the all red look, too. Back when I got it I thought it looked tacky, but now I think it looks beautiful!
For the CPU upgrade I kinda wanna try a Turion: lower voltage requirements so I have more headroom when overclocking, plus it has E stepping so it comes with SSE3 and more memory dividers. The last BIOS update for this mobo adds support for some Turion CPUs, so I may go that route.