March 31st, 2009


Close fits

I succumbed to temptation and got a modular power supply and an nVidia 9800 GT for my main computer. It lives in a Micro ATX case, and they were a very tight fit indeed. The fan grille sticks out a bit, and the connector for the 24-pin motherboard power cable is in close competition with the DVD drive's SATA cable for space--do they make right-angle SATA connectors?

The boost to graphics performance over the 8600 I was using is impressive, even if the motherboard just does PCI Express 1.0.
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