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Build Log Norton's Twin Crunchers

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  1. Chicken Patty

    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    I had a similar board, the M3A32 MVP Deluxe, mine didn't come with the memory coolers though, or not sure if they did at all, been a while. Great boards though.
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    Well, I got my board directly from Asus at the time and it may have been a pre-production sample. They may have canned the memory cooler, not sure.
  3. Chicken Patty

    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    Meh I don't remember if my model board had it at all, but anyways, I had fully watercooled the board, so i had changed all the coolers that came on it. That was my WC fantasy I had going on at the moment, then I fried the board :laugh:
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    erocker Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Found an old picture of it:

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    Lol, three 3 series cards in TriFire! :D
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    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    I think I remember seeing this picture on here, but that was a bit ago and I don't even remember what I just had for lunch so there you go. :laugh:

    Great setup for it's time. :toast:
  6. Norton

    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    Great looking boards but installing those memory coolers or swapping out memory must have been a real PITA :laugh:

    The M3A32 looks like it was the SB600 southbridge model at least this one has an SB750. :rockout:

    Hunting down screws for the cooler backplate ATM :)
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  7. Chicken Patty

    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    I then bought a M3A79 with the SB750. Remember that the new SB along with ACC allowed me to hit 3.6 GHz on my Phenom 9850. Those were the good ol' days!
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    :eek: A Phenom 9850 at 3.6 must have dimmed the lights in your neighborhood :laugh:

    Sound like I picked up an awesome board for this project if it can do that :toast:
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    Julia Cruncher's built and waiting (left one in pic).............:)

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    The Dominator ram and the Xig Dark Knight are on their way. I was going to split up my ram and use a stock heatpipe cooler to get it running tonight but the Xig crossbow adapter won't let me put the stock cooler on w/o some modifications. I decided it was better to wait than to change things around.

    Online soon..... thanks for looking!!! :toast:

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    Nice man.
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  11. Chicken Patty

    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    Looking great so far.

    Didn't dim, but it didn't live long after :(

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    Doh! I can only imagine the heat that thing was putting out :twitch:

    @ stinger- got a little package from out west with an awesome black CPU cooler in it :D
    Thanks again for the swap :toast:
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    You be crunching up a storm soon.
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    If I recall correctly didn't get too hot. But that was a while ago though. :(
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    Enough pieces to start windows install :D

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    Thanks to Chaotic Atmosphere for the Awesome Corsair ram and to stinger608 for the Xiggy Dark Knight trade :toast:

    I traded off my 5870 to trickson for 2 5770's so I will have a halfway decent GPU for each machine rather than a good one on one and integrated for the other :cool:

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    Nice stuff. I should be getting my cooler tomorrow, thanks to CP
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    :toast::toast:
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    I will join yall eventually with a New Machine and a Old, no ETA of parts or decision of buying atm
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    Can always use another cruncher onboard :toast:
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    Well when i build a machine to the spec I want with the money I have in due time then ya I will
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    It's Alive!!!! :eek: !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D


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    Windows install tomorrow :toast:

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    stinger608 Dedicated TPU Cruncher & Folder

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    Awesome Norton!!!!!!!

    Damn, your going to run away with the crunching here soon man.

    What the hell was I thinking?????????? LOLOLOL Awesome bro!!!
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    That board was a beast back in its prime! it will do you good! very solid board and ocs very well.
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    Glad to finally see it running. So what does your crunching farm consists of now Norton?
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    Thanks stinger- Too late now :laugh::roll: Still sticking to my 5,000 ppd plan/1 mil points by years end... for now so no worries for you. I think the balance of my effort is going to recruiting :D

    It should do well and Thanks again :toast: Now I just have to figure out how to navigate through an ASUS BIOS :banghead: MSI/Gigabyte are nearly identical and I'm used to those :rolleyes:

    Thanks Captain :)

    Here's what I've got for now....

    Cruncher 1 (Trish) MSI 790GX with a 960T
    Cruncher 2 (Julia) ASUS 790FX with a 720BE* online by the weekend :rockout:
    *will try it unlocked- stability was an issue unlocked in my other boards
    Main Rig ASUS 990X with an FX-6200 @4Ghz
    Will have 13-14 cores total available for crunching!!! :toast:

    Once I get Julia running I will probably back off on my main rig a little bit to maintain 5,000 ppd and have a little reserve.

    P.S> I guess I got a little Thanks crazy.... lost my button :(
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