PCstats look at the DFI 875P-T motherboard we get to the DFI PC Transpo case
carrying strap. In my opinion, it is the coolest "extra" that's included in the LANParty
I remember a few of my non-computer friends calling
me a geek because I use to drag my PC to my friend's place to play games on
weekends during my first year of university. If I had one of these case straps
it certainly would have made my LAN Partying days much, much easier.
The PC Transpo
is basically a bunch of straps that will fit around a standard full tower case, to make lugging
a PC around as easy as carrying a bag. The PC Transpo has a pre molded grip
which fits into your hand very comfortably, so picking up a heavy PC is a
bit easier to manage.
If your rig is just
too heavy for you to carry in one hand, DFI have even had enough sense to include
a shoulder strap which will make transporting a heavy system a synch! The PC Transpo
includes two pockets on the site, one of which is deep enough to hold a
keyboard. I think a velcro catch on both the pockets would have been a good idea, as
it's possible something could fall out during transportation.
Other than that, DFI's PC Transpo is a really useful
accessory for Lan Partying. I definitely have to tip my hat off to DFI for
including that along with the LANParty 875P-T motherboard.
The 875P-T and
I'm sure DFI know that
most of the enthusiasts they're
trying to woo are also avid overclockers. Luckily for us, DFI engineers have put together one
of the best i875P/Socket 775 motherboards on the block. With CPU
voltages ranging as high as 1.975V, and memory voltages peaking at 3.2V, this board seriously means
Using a Pentium 4 540 (3.2E) we started
to slowly raise the FSB up from 200 MHz. At 213 MHz the 875P-T ran into a few problems,
but increasing the DIMM voltage to 2.8V solved the issues, and we were
able to continue on.
next hurdle popped up at 227 MHz FSB,
and seemed to relate to the memory. The DIMM voltage was bumped to 3.2V, but that didn't help any,
and we were forced to lower the memory divider from 1:1 to 5:4 in order to continue this
overclocking adventure. The
Pentium4 540 began to flake out at 252 MHz FSB, so its core voltage was increased to 1.5V
in hopes of stabilizing things. Eventually we were able to hit a very nice 257
MHz FSB, which is not bad for an i875P-based motherboard.
awesome!!!< /FONT >
impressive than the FSB was
the overall CPU speed; with a Pentium 4 540 (3.2E) in the DFI LANParty 875P-T, the system
was pushed to a very respectable 4.11 GHz (on a stock heatsink) while maintaining 100% Prime95 stability! It makes you wonder just
how fast this board could go if it was hooked up to an (R404A-modded) Prometeia Mach I