clock for clock the GA-7ZX fell ever so slightly shy
of the Soyo KT133 board's score. However, the
Soyo board, as you may have seen from our recent
review, didn't make it even to the 800MHz.
mark. So here, you see what the benefits of
over-clocking can bring to the party.
let's have a little fun here before we wrap things
as we were in the over-clocking mood, we decided to
take some Q3 Arena scores with our 750MHz. T-Bird at
833MHz. and the Hercules Prophet II at 220MHz. core
and 400MHz. memory clocks. Needless to say,
life was pretty good when you can set up 1600X1200
resolution and still play in 32 bit color.
Again, the price/performance ratio is strong here
but counter-balanced by the somewhat pricey GeForce2
64MB card. Never the less, the Prophet II 64
is not part of the Enlight Bare-Bones package, so
you are free to save a few pennies in this area.
we say about the Enlight KT133 Bare Bones
System? After working with it for a few weeks,
we can report that it's quality of construction with
respect to the case is good, not to be considered
high end but decent. Ease of use with its case
was also fairly good but not totally set up for
upside, Enlight's choice of components was excellent
for the mainstream user. The GA-7ZX from
Gigabyte is a solid motherboard with excellent
stability and performance. Perhaps it falls
somewhat short in the area of over-clocking but with
its Easy Tune III software you still have some
options. Finally, the LiteOn CD-ROM albeit
somewhat non-descript, is a top end performer in the
48X class and fairly quiet to boot.
the end, the Enlight Bare-Bones KT133 System is to
be rated on the sum of its individual
components. We feel the total package is
worthy of a Heat Meter Rating of...
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