Other than the case
itself, you do get three other components with the
Enlight KT133 Bare-Bones unit, Gigabyte's GA-7ZX
KT133 Motherboard, LiteON's 48X CD-ROM and a Floppy
Drive. We won't bore you to tears with detail
on the floppy but the other two components are
fairly sexy. So, lets have a look.
Bare-Bones Test System
add a dash of Video, CPU, RAM, a Drive
and you have a system!
7238 Mid Tower ATX Case with 300W Power Supply, AMD
Athlon 750 (T-Bird), Gigabyte GA-7ZX KT133
Motherboard, 128MB of Corsair PC133 SDRAM (get
yours at Outside Loop!), IBM
15G 7200RPM ATA100 Drive, Hercules
Prophet II 64 GeForce2 GTS 64MB, LiteOn 48X CD-ROM,
Windows 98SE, Direct X 7.0a, nVidia Reference
Drivers version 6.31
/ Setup Of The Enlight Bare-Bones
GA-7ZX KT133 Motherboard and LiteON
going through the entire list of specs again for
you, there are a few details of this Gigabyte Socket
A board that should be mentioned. First, this
board doesn't have CPU setup in the BIOS.
Everything needs to be configured via dip
switches. While these are certainly better
than jumper banks, power users may have grown
accustomed to a "SoftMenu" interface and
may feel having to open the case, is less than
optimal. However, Gigabyte does offer
"Easy Tune" software for over-clocking in
the Windows environment which does simplify things
nicely. More on this in our over-clocking
point of reference is that this board does not have
voltage adjustments whatsoever nor does it have CPU
multiplier adjustments. As a result, the
"hard core" crowd may find the GA-7ZX a
little limiting with respect to running things out
the upside however, the GA-7ZX does have a nice
layout with excellent quality throughout. The
board was extremely stable in all of our tests and
setup in general was a piece of cake. System
Integrators will have no problem with this board as
it is very easy to work with and not even the
slightest bit finicky. So, how about that
Sir, that there is a LiteOn 48X CD-ROM Model
LTN-485S. Nothing special to report here as it
has the usual configuration of I/O on the back
panel. It is a fairly quiet drive with not a
lot of vibration being radiated once running inside
the Enlight case. What is probably more
interesting to you is the performance. Let's
just dig in then, shall we?
With The LiteOn 48X CD-ROM
speed is in there...
Speed 99 - CD-ROM Performance Test
might be thinking "what's this 26X performance
from a 48X drive?" Well, for starters as
you may or may not know, CD-ROM drives rarely
perform to their advertised performance level.
We are not sure why this is but literally every
drive we test turns out this way. However,
compared to the Shuttle
56X CD-ROM we tested not long ago, the LiteOn
unit comes very close to the performance level of a
drive that is 8X it superior.
again, great performance from a 48X CD Drive
here. Let's see what else is ticking within
the Enlight Bare-Bones setup.
/ System Benchmarks And Over-Clocking !