Well, considering that the GB scoring system is based, for the Mac version at least, on a comparison to a G5 power Mac, with a base score of 1000. Those had dual single-core power PC processors between 1.6 and 2.4GHz. So on that scale, the 25mhz wouldn't likely even register on a GB test.
That's why I said "...35 or less
..." as less
would be the better guess... LOL !!!
Ha. Explains the nice budget. I only wish I had your budget. I have so many ideas and thoughts and wants for this hobby/money pit, but that's just the thing. I have no money to put any of my ideas into reality.
Actually when it comes to the "nice budget" thing, that's not entirely acruate. I am very much on a tight budget,
that's why my system only cost me $3,350 and not the near $11,000 that it would have cost me if I purchased a Mac Pro (Equivalent) Tower. Even then that Mac Pro would have been 35%+ slower. If you want more verification that my system is cheaper, lets compare it to a PC equivalent. I priced out BOXX Tech, Digital Storm Online and MainGear PC systems, and they ALL cost close to around $10,500 to 11,500 (at the time about 5 to 6 months ago). What's even more amazing; even though Digital Storm Online and MainGear are using the BEST Positive Pressure Airflow PC Cases
on the market, they are provided by none other than - Silverstone Tek. I tried to talk to Joel (Silverstone Tek's U.S. Main Tech/Rep) to see if I could get one of these new PC cases; as I prefer Straight Line design PC cases (like this new one):http://www.digitalst...tm_medium=email
and this one:http://www.maingear....shift/index.php
But that's something that is exclusive just for that company and not for resale, if I just wanted the case. The layout on the inside of the Aventum is almost identical (although not vertical). Who knows, they could've have used my build as their model as no one else at the time used the TJ11 with an SR-2 when I started this project. The only person who did the very same build was Daz-Mode (on YouTube), who built one about a 5 weeks after I started mine. He finished first though (as he had help from his small crew to get it finished faster).
The Digital Storm Aventum uses the new EVGA SR-X (non-overclockable) server board. I wonder how it will fair with those that will figure out a way to install Mac OS X on there and how the GB score will fair on these new mobos. I spoke extensively with Joel at Silverstone Tek; as I'm a reseller for their product line (and many other PC part companies). I took a chance (and was hoping that it would fit the SR-2 that I had recently purchased) and grabbed their Touring Demo TJ11 Case, that became their production model soon after for only $200 (instead of the $659.95 that others were charging at the time a few months back), and that included delivery. I was super excited to get it and found out that the SR-2 just slipped right in with no issues. I was very puzzled as to why they didn't do a few modifications to make it work for the SR-2 and SR-X mobo.
The great thing is (as I'm a person who loves technical things), I can now appreciate this "hobby" at the same level as pro builders and then some, because I can actually use it for everyday purpose use.
Seriously awesome build though. Not quite the direction I would have gone with it, but to each his own.
Thanks again for the compliments. If I were to do it all over again, I would choose the Lian-Li PC-90
for the SR-2 mobo, funk up the design a bit to make it unique and slap 2 Corsair H80's in the case (for the CPUs) and call it a day as this was the MOTHER OF ALL
projects (especially since this was my second ever PC build). Again, I'm grateful for the experience...