Just a head's up- Sprocket is about to be watercooled again.
This go round the gear is going to be better, I hope the results warrent the effort.
I find myself perversely attracted to the whole water cooling concept and, despite the extra complexity and cost, cannot resist giving it yet another try.
I already have the bigmama server case to cram all this goodness into and over the next few days will spend some time trying to work out the logistics of the installation while I await the parts.
I also want to try some software configuration experiments so I can decide exactly how to lay out everything after the final hardware install.
Mostly I want to try a RAID 0(striped) set just to see for myself how it works and if it's noticable to the average human ( yeah, I KNOW what all the forums now say about striping....I just wanna try for myself).
My twin 80GB SATA Seagates will do quite nicely I think, and I'm reserving the baby Raptor for the 64-bit Mandrake Linux OS that I hope will supplant XP altogether once I get comfortable with it.
As an aside....Ultra will send you free SATA cables if your X-connect PSU was an early shipping model that did not come with them in the box.
Mine are on the way ( I hope) which will eliminate the unsightly adaptors that I'm now forced to use.
I am researching the optimal CPU/motherboard combo as I have the opportunity to sell off my current x64 3000+/Chaintech rig.
Can't really decide between socket 754 and socket 939...more work to be done there...any suggestions?
Let's see if I can actually finish a project for a change, shall we?