So here's the system I want to build:
P4 2.4/533 (or a /400 and O/C it?)
Radeon 9500 Pro
This machine will primarily be a gaming/photoshop/video box, so it will be pushing the CPU hot.
My question is this: Will I have any problems with heat in this system?
In my current system, I have fanbays on all of my 7200RPM drives to keep them cool, but these are older Maxtor drives - do the newer WD drives require the same amount of cooling?
If I do decide to overclock, what CPU should I use (obviously a 400 pushed to 533, but other than that . . . ) and will THAT cause heat issues?
And will the PS have enough juice to run this thing? (particularly that 4X AGP board)
Any hints, tips and suggestions are appreciated . . .
Everything looks good, I run damn near identical system.
But, you will *not* get a 100 @133 speeds. Couple of reasons for this. Lack of voltage adjustments, and lack of PCI/AGP divisor.
Also, if you plan on using onboard sound you'll be hampered even more with FSB overclocking. Mine only goes to 108 on a 100 fsb chip before the sound dies, or to 145 on a 133 fsb before the sound dies.
For me, the best overclocking was taking a 133 and pushing it higher.
Great machine, don't bother trying to overclock.
BTW, my DRU500A looks great in the case. Only real downside is the white lower plastic shell ( near the eject button ).