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Discussion in 'Computing' started by Opus2000, Nov 10, 2002.

  1. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    I know know...Too much information right?! But holy leaping performances batman!
    Couple of things are doing this for me...
    One, the new 3.06Ghz CPU is shipping!!!
    Two, PC3500 DDR from Geil is amazingly fast! It's blowing RDRAM out of the water!
    Three, Granite Bay chipset boards are coming out late November, early December....
    I found my new forum to peruse and drool on...
    My new home
    There are sooooo many facts and posts about everything and anything here!! I'm going to be reading till my eyes drop out for sure!
    There's someone on that forum that is beta testing the new Asus P4G8X board there and basically stated that RDRAM is now officially dead due to it!
    Hee hee!
    X-mas bonus money? That's going towards the NEW ANUS!!!
    Yup you got it ......this will be somewhat of the new ANUS system:

    Asus P4G8X(Granite Bay chipset with Dual Channel DDR Support and 8X AGP)
    P4 3.06Ghz
    1GB PC3500 DDR 333
    Matrox G550
    Seagate 40GB OS(quieter than Maxtor drives!!)
    Western Digital 120GB JB Model drive(s) for audio
    Win XP Pro
    400+ Watt PSU
    Phillips CDR/W(because they are cheaper than Plextor and just as reliable!!!)

    Any questions?
    Opus :D
  2. EdWray

    EdWray Active Member

    Hyperthreading and dual channel DDR...gots to be amazing!!!

    What about the serial ATA drives coming out? I would guess the P4G8X will support them since the P4PE has optional support. 150MB/s data transfer with this first generation, faster speeds to follow. Sounds good to me but I haven't seen anyone even mention it here except for me. I'm curious what your opinion is, master Opus. Isn't that a 50% performance boost over the WD JBs?
  3. knightfly

    knightfly Active Member

    Hey, Cavepainter - go back a few miles in this forum - when I first saw the "vaporware" comments several months ago I mentioned the Serial ATA, but at that time it was pretty pointless to do anything but wait for the rest of the pieces... Steve
  4. EdWray

    EdWray Active Member

    Thanks Knightfly, I may have missed that thread or more likely forgot that I read it but got it subliminally.

    I haven't seen any SATAs for sale yet so it's still moot, but not for long.
  5. SonOfSmawg

    SonOfSmawg Well-Known Member

    This "Serial ATA" thing seems to be in Limbo. All of the new VIA KT400-based motherboards have serial ATA as a major-selling-point-option, but there's still no drives to use it with! The nForce2 boards are just now starting to hit the shelves, and they, too, are boasting about serial ATA. LOL ... cart before the horse syndrome. After all this hype and waiting, it damn well better be GOOD!
    OH, and speaking of nForce2 ... you guys should look-into what one of these things can do with a new Athlon XP 333fsb CPU and two 512Mb sticks of CAS2 Corsair DDR.
    Gary, I went to HardForum, signed-up, and posted a couple of times. Looks pretty kewl!
  6. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    SOS....Forget about AMD all together man...the posts regarding the scores on the 3.06GHz CPU's with Hyper Threading On or Off are blowing the XP 2800's away!! I mean...BLOWING THEM AWAY!!!!
    HA HA HA HA HA HA!! Can you say BUH BYE AMD?!!!
    You better learn to say it! lol :p
    Yes, that forum is awesome...just be careful what you post over there...those guys will eat you up like a breakfast bar for fun! Those are some serious cats over there man.
  7. EdWray

    EdWray Active Member


    The CDW site has some Seagate SATAs for sale now. 80 GB drive for $139.
  8. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    Cool! I think I'm gonna wait on those as of now...As I mentioned I will be waiting for the new Asus Granite Bay board to be out as well as the 3.06Ghz CPU's...Googlegear has the 3.06Ghz cpu with Hyper Threading technology but it's 690.00 bucks as of now...that will come down in a week or so to about 500.00
    Most likely the Asus board will be around 200.00 or so...hefty expensense but everything else is dirt cheap..especially DDR!!!
    77.00 bucks for 256MB of PC2700 DDR333...4 of those for 1GB should make for an amazingly fast system!!
    I just Overclocked my 2.0Ghz to 2.56Ghz...holy smoking systems batman!
    I have a system here at work I'm building for Berklee College of Music..
    Asus P4PE with a 2.8Ghz CPU and 1GB DDR PC333 PC2700...I got to see what that sucker can go to!!!
    Opus :D
  9. Tommy P.

    Tommy P. Well-Known Member

    Hell yeah!, been following that forum for a few years now. Only lurked(didn't want to be anyones breakfast) :p I've really have had my fill of technology lately though, mostly concentrating on my guitar playing these days!
    There used to be a dozen or so leading edge hardware sites,but I got tired of it and decided to just hang here. Itsa nica place!
  10. audiowkstation

    audiowkstation Active Member

    Op, what are you going to do for soundcard for Berklee??????

    I have a few artist there that want to coincide with a project or two. I keep my stuff pretty hidden..it is all firewire outboard now. Racked. "Sony pro"
  11. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    They're going with the Native Tools system which is with the 9652 card. They actually want two 9652 cards in there so they can get discrete 32 channels in and out with two AD and DA-16's!!!
    Don't know much else than that really!
    I just deliver the pizza.....
  12. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    Picture of the new Asus board......DROOOOOOOOOL


    Opus :D
  13. suspec57

    suspec57 Guest

    yo opus,
    I read in http://www.overclockers.com that the geil's are made with lower quality chips(slower) and that they are over clocked to get to that speed making them a bit unstable while the samsung rams are more stable. Any thoughts on the two?
  14. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    Well, for Overclocking...yes. You want the most reliable chip you can get for memory. Samsung is the memory of choice for overclockers.
    Kingston is fine as well.
    Geil is cheap for a reason but for a non overclocking system I'm sure it would be killer!
    Otherwise I don't recommend them..I was just having fun with the fact that they were cheap and fast! lol
    Opus :D
  15. Tommy P.

    Tommy P. Well-Known Member

    OPUS, I think you misunderstood Philly Flex's post. He's talking about the memory chips being overclocked or "pushed" by the memory manufacturer on the pcb, not the system motherboard. Not true native speed chips, as the Samsung are.
  16. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    I knew what he was talking about...when I referred to the chip I was referring to the chips on the memory chip itself...chip this you chipper head :D
  17. Tommy P.

    Tommy P. Well-Known Member

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