drfish wrote:Tough call, I've loved all my carefully chosen CPUs
Ditto. I can't pick just one.
If I had to create a short list, it'd be the following:
Intel Celeron 300A (Mendocino), clocked to 450MHz
Motorola PowerPC 604ev 300MHz (as found in the Power Macintosh 8600/300)
Athlon XP-M 2500+ (Barton), clocked to 2.4GHz
Athlon 64 X2 3800+
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600
There are others I've been fond of, but all of the above are pretty innovative in one way or another, or really fast for their time.
!st cpu was a pentium 60 that i upgraded to a p120 overdrive deal
2nd 1st real gaming cpu p2 300 with dual 8mb vodoo2 sli setup,boy they got hot<put couple 80mm fans in sidepanel
3rd 900tbird amd on a crappy k7s5a ecs board
4th 2400xp same k7 board flashed
5th and close to the top a 940 pin fx-53 1 gig of corsair registered ram that cyberpower had to have miss priced system cost me 1500$And i was goin to add another 2 sticks of the same ram they where oer 500$ 9800xt,then x800xt 2.4ghz base but ran at 2.7 fine
6th 4800x2 with water and crossfire x1800xts,ati cme out with the 1900series so fast after the 1800s i had top of the line for a whole 3 weeks! ohh i had the original 24"1100$ dell lcd monitor i loved it..sold whole system for 1800 1.5 years later,since then only had lappys and dell hd zinos until this new 2600k,I have to admit my 17" inspiron dual core t5600 with 7900gs flashed to 7900gtx @ 600mhz core and 800 mem with a 5000 3dmark 06 score,now it sits all lonely like a weight set,Anyone want to buy it?still works,if ya dont use it to compute use it as a shield like capt america.
2600k HT on@4705mhz 8gb Cas9 1600 mem 2x EVGA GTX770 4gb Classified cards in SLI @1320 mhz core and 2003 mhz mem,mounted in CM HAF922 with a TX-850 PSU 2xHTPC's 2xi3 2120 3.3ghz dual core,1xasus LP HD6570 1xHIS hd7750@1150core1325mem,55"PanyVT30