better performance with the 7200rpm drives coming from the Dell
system, but all in all, everything seems expectable here.
next benchmark shows the downfall of both systems; the memory
benchmarks. The RDRAM based board with the i820 chipset with
its poor performance, and the KT133 chipset also showing its
not so hot results. Luckily the KT133 chipset was spiced up
with the added ingredients for the KT133A release.
My objective was to show you the enjoyment I experienced with
Dell's modern helpful case. While the benchmarking results weren't
a shock with this system, due to the performance hit with amateur
DDR based system, I'm hoping this article raised an eyebrow
with such an inspiring case. Exploring this case was just like
opening your Christmas presents when you were eight. From the
start, the case is just fun to play with, and you'll find yourself
wanting to take it apart just to be happily amazed again. (I've
taken it apart several times, looking to see how the whole thing
was put together). There was no grinding metal, no stuck latches,
and no hassle to get this puppy apart, OR put together. Basically
all it took was the push of a button. There is security provided
through a locking mechanism on the back, which can lock down
your whole system for a nice "protected" feeling (it even locks
the front button).
were no apparent heat issues with the case due to the ventilation
of the CPU, which left the rest of the system rather cool. Another
impressive thing I noticed about the case was its silence. Sometimes
it was difficult to tell if the system was on or off, and I
think the sturdy supportive case really adds to this peaceful
pleasure. It would be nice to see Dell and other case manufacturers
continue with such a cooperative "user friendly" case, serving
every style of the "computer user".