I know it's not as fancy as past stuff we've given out, but if you're still
saddled with a GF2, this is your chance to upgrade. Registration in the
forums is required, and a minimum post count of 10. Hopefully you'll stick
around for more.
The board sports the popular VIA USB 2.0 chip as well as IEEE 1394 for video and picture editing and super fast file transfers, support for DDR400 RAM for overclockers and performance enthusiasts, 333FSB for total support of the newly released AMD "Barton" processors (may require a bios update), AGP 8X for serious gamers, and onboard AC'97 sound as well as 10/100MB LAN just to name a few. We found this board to be very easy and straightforward to use but we also found it to have some annoying limitations.
In today's installment, we will discuss the remainder of the components we used in putting this project together. Special emphasis was placed in reviewing the dual water cooling subsystems, secondary cooling considerations, SCSI storage, and power requirements.