Actually, I wanted to introduce you to the result of my project for a long time. But work and relocation stress thwarted my plans. But now I'm ready so that I can present you the first results. The basis is an ASUS P2B-DS with the (almost) fastest Pentium III Coppermine CPUs at 100 MHz FSB. The hardest part was finding suitable coolers. Below, I also show a photo with the coolers that I originally wanted to take. Visually everything looked great but there was clearly too little space between the fan of the first CPU and the slot board of the second one. Only about 4 mm, that was not optimal for the air flow. As it happens, by chance, I found some of CoolJag (full copper), who were a bit flatter. And I changed the fans from 13 mm to 10 mm. The graphic card is a QuadroFX 3000. To find a working Geforce 5950 Ultra is realy hard and when i saw one, the price was astronomic. So it is the fastest card from NVIDIA, which supports natively AGP 2x @ 3.3V. I know, the Geforce 6800 can be moded, i know. But one goal was that everything would be stable and reliable without wild modifications. And of course I put everything, as with my P4 i850 project, in a MAXDATA case.
- 2x Intel Pentium III coppermine 1,0 GHz, 100 MHz FSB, 256 KB Cache
- 2X ASUS S370-DL Rev. 1.02
- 2x Cooljag JAC 102C with FAN 60x60x10 ~3200 RPM
- ASUS P2B-DS Rev. 1.06 D02
- 1024 MB RAM - 4x Micron 256 MB, 133 MHz, CL3 working @ 100 MHz, CL2
- NVIDIA QuadroFX 3000
- HDD MAXTOR 20 GB, 5400 RPM, 2 MB Cache
- 3COM 3C905C-TX-M 100 MBit
- Genius Soundmaker Value 5.1 with CMI8738
- ODD LG CD/RW-ROM
- PSU Delta Elektronics DPS-300MB A
- MAXDATA Favorit 1000I Case
The board how it arrived:
For a better heat dissipation of the Northbridge I changed the passive heat sink. I think it looks pretty decent as before and also has a larger specific surface.
The naked Northbridge. As thermal paste I used a common paste with silver content.
The two heart pieces:
This is how the original variant of the used CPU cooler looked.
The height difference. Minimal but existing! Unfortunately, I forgot to take photos in the removed state . But below you can see how the whole thing looks in the case.
Here are a few impressions of the Slot 1 adapter with CPU and cooler.
Of course, I also tested the power supply for optical errors before installing it. Everything was alright!
Like the last time, I've been digging around the back of the case. So I can lay the power cables in the back.
Fixing points for the front panel cable.
Widening of the holes of the fan grille by 0.5 mm :-), what an effort!
This must be off so that the HDD cage does not hang in the window!
And that's how it looks now.
And here is the gem! Does anyone play GW2? Then you know what I mean with: "shinies"
Thank you for watching!
Special thanks to Gold Leader! You're grandiose and always an inspiration for new hardware ideas.