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  1. BUCK NASTY

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

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    Wow, that is truly a good deal. Congrats:respect:
     
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    There's a place locally where basically any computer part they have is $5. Hard drives are basically the only exception. So I can get a low-end GPU for $5, or a stick of RAM, or a C2D, or PSUs. When I saw these, I snatched up all six of them right at once--and I've sold one in a system, but I still have two unopened in my closet at home (and three here in my dorm) :toast:
     
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    ^ That's how Goodwill used to be here in CA, or so I heard- never got a chance to go down there and investigate. Apparently its not like that anymore though, they wised up and started charging more.
     
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    BUCK NASTY F@H Mod & 4P Enthusiust Staff Member

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    Finished making my 6-pin PCI-E to 12V EPS adapter. Its not pretty , but it will work and yes I confirmed the polarities regardless of wire color. Tested it on a lowly ASRock 790 Mobo to make sure my $700 mobo won't go "poof". Should be capable of 200W+. Finish the CPU brackets tonight and just waiting on the Mobo now.

    [​IMG]
     
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    That looks very solid! :toast:
    I'm surprised that you didn't make it dual-six-pin to 8-pin, TBH.
     
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    Should be plenty for what he is doing. I had a dual molex adapter for the 4P I sold to stinger.

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    ^for those curious
     
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    Mobo is out for delivery:rockout:. First thing I have to check that the damaged CPU works. If all goes well, the Rig will be folding late tonight.

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    Woohoooo! :D :D :D

    I assume you're going to start folding on it tonight at stock settings, and then, if all goes well, OC it later this week?
     
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    Best of luck on that. Got my fingers crossed.
     
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    I'll run it stock for 2 days to get a baseline, then start working on the O/C. Since I'm shooting for 20%+ O/C, there will be failures and lost WU's:cry:along the way to stability. A guy on OCN has 6176 (ES) chips and is running them @ 3.0ghz:eek:. I'm aiming for 2.7-2.8 Ghz if lucky.
     
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    :eek:

    That's an amazing OC, particularly from a board that isn't designed for it.


    I'd say a couple failures is worth it for the long term if you can get that much of a boost :toast:
     
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    Woot! Mobo boots up with only the damaged CPU in it:rockout:. Bios reads the chip correctly and it's full steam ahead from here.

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    I'm growing envious of your 4P farm. I think we can call it a farm now that you have two of them. :respect:
     
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    Great news! :toast:

    So you're gonna build the thing and get it folding tonight! :respect:
     
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    Pics please:)
     
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    Yes, gotta run to the hardware store real quick, but she will be-a-foldin' tonight.

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    Awesome! :toast:

    Those AMD Opterons are really strangely shaped...I'm used to mostly-square CPUs :eek:

    I think if you go for a third rig, you should use the 16C Piledriver CPUs...64 "nearly-cores" @ 2.8GHz!
     
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    Interlagos (and i'm pretty sure the Piledriver server chip) is not as good as Magny-cours when it comes to ppd. Bigadv wants REAL cores.

    To Buck

    I just want to highlight the fact you're dedicating 96 cores (and it should be noted they does not come cheap) to medical research. Really, :respect:.

    And now i'll try to hold to my poor sr-2...:laugh:
     
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    These G34 CPU's are actually dual 6-cores(or 4 or 8) fused together, hence the weird shape. Sorta like Thuban on steriods. Piledriver is still unproven, but hopefully it's better than Bulldozer. We will see...:rolleyes:
    Respect:respect: for the SR-2's that originally cost about the same as this rig(~2k). They paved the way for rigs like this.

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    Coolers are done and getting installed on the Board.:rockout:

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    Great progress! Do you have everything assembled now?
     
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    Just about. Should have it folding in the next 2 hrs.

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    I really feel sorry for that back CPU on the right :(

    Do you know why the board has traces for so many PCIe slots but then only has one?

    And you should know better than to put static-sensitive devices on a carpet! :eek:
     
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    I'm in Florida(Land of 100% Humidity). We have no static build up.:laugh:
     
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    Right, I had forgotten about that swamp you have :p

    How is the rig going?
     
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