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  1. BUCK NASTY

    BUCK NASTY F@H Mod & 4P Enthusiust Staff Member

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    Working on attaining the necessary hardware to get the thing going in the next few weeks:

    SuperMicro H8QGl-IF+ Socket G34(with modded [H]bios for up to 20% O/C)
    4x Opteron 6180SE 2.5Ghz
    4x CM Hyper 212+
    4x Crucial DDR3-1600 8GB kit
    2x PC P&C 750 Quad Silencer's(80+ efficient)in tandem

    • Aiming @ 2.83Ghz for 500+K PPD
    • rig will pull 800+ watts and i had the PSU's already, so tandem operation is a natural for this build
    • I'm a total Linux noob, so may need some help here
    • If anyone is experienced with G34 and has suggestions, let me know
    • Biggest concern is buying a $600+ mobo and voiding the warranty with the bios flash:ohwell:

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    Ah, so socket G34 can be overclocked? I know nothing about any of this and I couldn't find very much info anywhere else... you're one of the pioneers in this niche area. Definitely gonna be interested in your results.
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    That's a pretty serious hardware build you're planning!!! :eek: :toast:

    F-150 Raptor's rig is similar in specs to that. Drop him a PM and see what info he may have for you.
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    Woah, this is going to be awesome!:eek: :twitch:
    500,000+ PPD? That's nearly going to double our team output! :respect:
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    The modded bios allows for 20% O/C, but the 6180 chips already are at the bleeding edge. Most only get about 13% O/C with the higher clocked chips so I should net 2.83 ghz +/-. The 8-core 6128's will do 20% without issue. Funny the difference between a 32 core rig and a 48 core is $1400.00 worth of chips. Net output would be in the 200k+ range for the 32 core. The question is are the extra cores worth it???
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    Damn, double our ppd with one rig? o_0
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    Is it done yet?

    We, of course, want you to go balls to the wall, but only you can make the decision about how much money to spend. I was stunned at the (used) prices that I found for the 12 core chips in comparison to what they used to be. IMHO, you'd kick yourself a few months down the road if you went 32 cores vs. 48 cores. Do the math, what's your $/ppd for 32 cores vs. 48 cores? And won't the 32 core system pull almost as many watts as the 48 core system?

    Hope you're staying dry!
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    Got 3 of 4 cpu's on order. Got a good deal @ $400 each for 6180SE's. Might have to spend more for the 4th cpu or wait 10 day's to buy again from the seller on ebay. Ordering Mobo/Ram/Coolers tonight and hopefully will have everything thrown together in about 2 weeks.

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    That's awesome, I can't wait to see the results! :toast: :rockout:
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    Secured the 4th CPU. All in all, only spent $1755.00 on the CPU's which is not bad for Opty 6180SE's. Motherboard ordered last night. Ram is out of stock @ Newegg:banghead:, but looking into other options. Gotta start making a home for this thing. Gonna run it "naked" until I can confirm the temps, then may get a Xigmatek Elysium or similar to house this puppy. Gonna start fabricating the brackets for the Hyper 212's in preparation for arrival.

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    Nice man! This is going to kick all kinds of ass! :toast: and as always... WE WANT PICS BROTHA! hehehe :roll::roll:
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    Nice project BUCK, can't wait for pics.
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    Oh, there will be well documented pics. I promise that much.
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    Need to connect the PSU's together and don't want to pay for a connector:shadedshu. What do you guys think about using a splice connector from the master PSU to the slave PSU?
    [​IMG]

    I guess I could just run jumpers from the Green & Black wires on the 24 pin ATX to the adjacent PSU?
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    You could splice it or use a toggle switch. I would use a toggle switch.. Hehehe I like buttons and switches..lol :toast:
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    This seems the most straightforward solution; I can't imagine it not working.
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    Come on man, you are spending by my quick rough estimate $5000+ on this thing, just fork out the $15 for the proper adapter and don't risk it.

    http://www.frozencpu.com/products/5637/cpa-167/Lian_Li_Dual_Power_Supply_Adapter_Cable.html
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    This is TPU, we don't buy adapters. :rockout:
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    Fair enough.:roll:
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