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Build Log Norton's Twin Crunchers

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  1. Norton

    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    Hey All,

    This is my little build log for the Twin Cruncher's I will be building to crunch for our team.

    Some are aware of my reason's for the project and my basis for crunching.... for everyone else, here are some details.

    Why Twin Cruncher's/Why crunch?
    I have 2 younger sister's and my decision to crunch is for them. I don't see them that often but I do love them very much and wanted to do something to make the world a little better for them and I believe this to be a good start.

    Spec's

    Cruncher #1 (Trish)

    Motherboard- MSI DKA-790GX

    CPU- Phenom II 1045T

    Cooler- AC Freezer 7 rev 2

    Ram- 2x2GB Dominators (Donated- Thanks to Chaotic Atmosphere :toast:)

    Video- Integrated (790GX IGP)(looking for a 6850/6870)

    Case- NZXT Source 210 White

    PSU- Rosewill RV700

    Misc....
    - NZXT Sentry Mesh fan controller
    - WD 320AAKS SATA II HDD
    - LiteOn 22X DVD/RW


    Cruncher #2 (Julia)

    Motherboard- ASUS M4A79XTD EVO (790X- purchased from stinger608)

    CPU- Phenom II 960T

    Cooler- Xig. Dark Knight (Traded- Thanks to Stinger608 :cool:)

    Ram- 2x2GB DDR3 1333

    Video-XFX HD5770 (looking for a 6850/6870)

    Case- NZXT Source 210 White

    PSU- Corsair CX500 v2

    Misc....
    - NZXT Sentry Mix fan controller
    - WD 1600YD SATA I HDD (Donated- Thanks to paulieg :toast:)
    - LiteOn 24X DVD/RW




    Cruncher #3 (Junior)
    * coming soon :rockout:


    Thanks for looking:)
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  2. ThE_MaD_ShOt

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    Nice crunchers you got there.
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  3. Norton

    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    Updated parts lists for the rigs and added a couple of Thank You's for those who have assisted with parts, trades, etc...

    Now hunting the closet for more to put in the FS thread to raise some funds (may put up an old and a project laptop)
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    You got a nice crunching setup Norton. My array of crunchers is like the rag tag ships that follow Battlestar Galactica.
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    I just got a mental picture of that :laugh: is the Serenity following behind with pieces falling off :D

    Now I need to think about whether or not I want to paint/mod the cases- are there pink ribbons on Cylon Baseships???
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    lol And yes the one thats falling apart would be my s939 3800+ system running Linux. Hard drive crashed on it last weekend. The bios freaks out every great now and then.


    Well in the newer series some of the cylons where hot women so pink ribbons are possible. :toast:
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    Thanks for the reminder that I need to finish my s939 build too. I don't know how that one will work with the X2 3800 but always ran OK in the past... with the exception of an annoying vibration/noise from the Southbridge fan :banghead:
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    What bard are you running in it? Will the old trusty cooper vantec gpu cooler work on it? Like this one?

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    That vantec cooler should work on that board with no problem. Send me your addy in a pm and I will send you one. :toast:


    If that thing will fit my Asus A8n-e then it will fit your board. My other 939 has the Asus heat pipe thingy on the chipset. ( Asus A8n sli premium)
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    I am still waiting on some pics Norton. :)

    as the ole saying goes; "pics or it never happened." :laugh::laugh::laugh:
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    Subscribed :)
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    Here's some pics of Trish before I swapped the 4870 Dark Knight with the 5870

    :p for my friend stinger608 :laugh:


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    if you can find a

    FirePro 3D V8800 bios, you could possibly convert your 5870 to that since they are from the same brood, just need proper drivers for it.
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    The 5870 is a placeholder for now- looking for a 6850/6870 for these machines. WCG GPU crunching applications seem to really like 6870's for some reason???
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    I was just suggesting it because if the FireGL/FirePro/FireStream are heavy duty with the right drivers, they might be considerably superior crunchers to gamer cards?
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    Thanks- I know where you were going with your suggestion. Most crunching is done on CPU's, Folding is another matter entirely as it favors GPU's in a lot of ways. I have been signed onto a crunching GPU beta project that is working really really well for my output on a 6870

    Off to work...
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    Moar pic please or people are gonna talk. You know like Tom Cruise and stuff.
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    I'll worry when South Park has a coming out episode on me :laugh:

    Just delivered the other build so I will be prepping the setup this weekend... waiting on the ram from Chaotic Atmosphere and the cooler from stinger608.

    I do have a spare stock AMD heatpipe cooler and can split the ram up from the other rig if I get the urge and the time to start everything up this weekend :cool:

    Will send pics of what I have so far (parts pile) by tonight ;)
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    Cool man. I think everyone should do a thread on there crunchers. It's very inspiring.
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    *UPDATE*
    Pics of the pile o' parts :D

    These are the parts ready to be put together for Julia (Trish is busy crunching on the right)
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    ASUS M3A-79T Deluxe
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    Temporary case (Raidmax Iceberg link)
    RAIDMAX ICEBERG ATX-012WS Silver 3mm Aluminum ATX ...
    Still figuring out how to fund another NZXT Source 210 (White) and a NZXT Sentry Mesh controller :eek:


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    *AMD stock heatpipe cooler from my FX-6200 (awaiting Xig Dark Knight from stinger608)
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    Thanks for looking :toast:

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    It hasn't got to ya yet????? Frigging USPS!!!! Man it should be there tomorrow at the latest. If not let me know and I will find out wtf!!
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    No worries- considering the distance I figured on Tuesday anyway ;) The weird thing is that the USPS thinks it will take only 2 days from your area to mine :confused:
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    Ncie board, I used to have one. Does it have the memory heatpipe cooler for it? It's kind of useless and a pain in the ass to setup, but it looks cool!
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    Thanks!

    I didn't realize the memory coolers came with this board too... I thought that was only on one of the Crosshair boards with the NVidia chipset???

    I picked this one up on jbunch07's FS thread :toast:
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