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30 July 2002 – Original Machine.
31 July 2002 – Testing the new MSI Geforce 4 Ti 4200

Desktop 1

This is the 2nd PC I ever had, the first one (an IPC) is all junk now with the motherboard given away (yes it was still working). Casing and other stuffs are still around in the storeroom and it’ll be a waste of space to show pics of it anyway. So here’s the current one I am using. It is the Creative Blaster PC.


Pentium III 450Mhz running @ 504Mhz

512Mb of Kingston PC133 RAM

Creative Riva TNT2 Ultra 32Mb graphic card

Sound Blaster Live!
Cambridge Soundworks 4.1 speakers
HDD 1 – Maxtor 6L020J1 (20Gb)

HDD 2 – Maxtor 6L080L4 (80Gb Fluid Dynamic Bearing Motors)
connected via Abit HotRod100 Pro / HPT37X as this motherboard only supports to 30Gb HDD sizes.

17″ Monitor, it’s actually a “STESA ST701” spray black and labelled Creative.

Thermal Take Hardcano 2 Harddisk cooler

Some Pics:

The full system. That’s my Dell Inspiron 4000 laptop you see on the right.

The 80Gb HDD inside the Thermaltake Hardcano 2

After some tidying up, the insides of the casing. You can also see the Thermaltake Volcano 7 AMD CPU Cooler. it is resting on the graphic card. I was just testing it.

The HDD cooler up close. On the left is the temperature of the 20Gb HDD, the right temperature is the graphic card’s GPU. it can reaach close to 800C easily when I am playing game such as Counterstrike. The V7 fan is blowing on it when this is taken and it read 67.20C

Testing my new MSI GeForce 4 Ti 4200

Now this really kicks asses! Just bought the MSI Geforce 4 Ti 4200 (64Mb). Connected 2 monitors to it, the other monitor is a HP Pavilion’s 15′ monitor.

Here they are, a picture says a thousands word…

On the left black monitor is RssITZONE’s main page while on the right monitor is Hardwarezone’s main page, the Hardwarezone’s page as you can see, a half of the page is on the left monitor and the other half is on monitor 2. That’s a lousy picture taken with a not-too-expensive camera…

I also tried playing Counterstrike setting the resolution to 1600 x 1200, too bad it doesn’t look good and isn’t really playable. Guess the Matrox Parhelia is doing a better job with 3 monitor support. I actually saw the demo @ Sim Lim Square today, 6th level.

The following is a pic of the connectors. A converter which is provided is used to connect 2 VGA monitor or else you can use a LCD monitor. You can also see the graphic card (in RED!). By the way, this graphic card’s temperature hovers around 51.60C without anything else except the built in original fan. It is measured on the same spot as it was on the Riva TNT2 Ultra card – on the back of the GPU.

And the retiree, my good old Creative Riva TNT2 Ultra. It’ll be back in this slot where the MSI GeForce 4 is sitting when I get my new AMD system. Now just waiting for news on the Red Chieftec

casing. Till then…

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