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Discussion in 'World Community Grid (WCG)' started by Chicken Patty, Aug 8, 2009.

  1. BarbaricSoul

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    Anyone have a hard drive laying around? The SSD in my 2600k system shit the bed last night, and I have too much stuff to lose on my 500 gb drive so I cant format that and install my OS on it. Just need a drive I can use as a boot drive until I can afford a new SSD. I'd even be willing to return the drive after I get a new SSD, although it would probably be a couple months.
     
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  2. manofthem

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    I think I have a little hdd somewhere, like a 2.5 60gb. (I got it from KeiX a whole ago) If you want it, it's yours. I'll need to test it today to make sure it works :)
     
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  3. Norton

    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    :toast:

    If that doesn't work out I may have an extra WD 7,200rpm 3.5" drive (80-160GB) that I got from T a while back. I may have used my last one setting up Ion's 4P system but I'll take a look anyway and let you know.....
     
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    I appreciate it manofthem, but I don't have away to mount a 2.5 HD in my case. If Norton or someone else has a 3.5 hd, it would work a lot better.

    Any way, I think I have a solution to my problem figured out. I'm going to put my 500gb drive in my 860 system and save my files to my external HD. Then I can reformat that drive and use it as a boot drive again. But damn it, that's still a lot of DLíng of games and programs over my slow ass 3000/768 dsl.
     
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    Will check--pretty sure I have an 80GB or 160GB laying around :)
     
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    I have an 80GB seagate sata 3.5" pm me you can have it for price of shipping.
    it's a decent drive just a bit low on capacity that's why it's sitting around.
    and you can keep it afterward.
     
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    You're welcome, no worries. It's available if you want or need it, and if BarbaricSoul doesn't take it, it's open to others on the team :) I know it's not a great drive, but it can come in handy when things break and you need a backup.
     
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  8. BarbaricSoul

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    I appreciate it guys, but I saved what data I could and did a fresh install of windows on my 500gb drive. Thank you for the offers, but I got the system back up and running. Just sucks not having a SSD now after being used to it's speed.
     
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    Going from ssd to hdd is a terrible feeling lol. I'm looking for a small ssd for my wife's rig as a boot/os drive, keep the costing hdd for just data.

    Glad you got it worked out for now :toast:
     
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    Please refrain from posting/offering items here for "cost of shipping" such offers are a B/S/T transaction that belong in that section or in PM's.

    My apologies on calling this out (offer is still appreciated) but this thread is only allowed in this section if items offered are at no cost.. including shipping. This had been addressed by the mods here a month or so ago.

    Thanks! :)


    *** EDIT***

    For reference please see earlier post from Mindweaver (6/24) on this thread (discussion continues for several posts afterwards):

     
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  11. torgoth

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    For crunching do I need more cache or higher frequency? the q9300 seems like best choice what do you think?

    thank you
     
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    i can vouch for a Q9450, was a steady performer for the 3 years i had it running. If you can find one of those second hand, i would jump on it.
     
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    Agreed, the Q9*50 cpus were beasts in their day. Their clock speeds, especially when OC'ed, and their 6 mb of cache made for some really great performing cpus, very capable of meeting or exceeding the Core2Extreme cpu's performance. My Q9650 gave me real good results for the time.
     
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    crazyeyesreaper Chief Broken Rig

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    got roughly the better part of a crunching rig ready to go in the FS threads I can take another $15 -20 off if a cruncher is interested in a combo deal.
     
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    @t_ski- if the case is listed then it's cool.... otherwise it would probably be best to edit the post from "cost of shipping" to "PM for details if interested" ;)

    ** EDIT**

    That case looks awful familiar XD
     
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    Just another piece of hardware goodness making its rounds through the WCG team :)
     
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    Anyone might have a spare P55 board for me to test a CPU? I got a nice quad from a friend but the board had bent pins (and like 8 broken ones)
     
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    Sorry, I have a (probably good) LGA1156 i7 and a (probably busted) P55 board :(
     
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    Sorry Brandon, sold my i7-870 and EVGA P55 FTW earlier this year to get rid of old 45nm stuff. :(
     
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    OK guys,and gals, I have a request.

    I have a very good friend, I have known for over eleven years, he also let me stay at his place for nearly six months while I was homeless. Anyways, he has been having a rough time of it for about three years now, since his very contentious divorce. He lost a lot and had an emotional rollercoaster going for nearly two years, as his ex continually upped the child support and ran him in and out of court.

    Upshot is, he sees his kids about once a month, twice if she is out partying with her new boyfriends. So, to keep any private contact with them, the kids have to hide out with the phone, until she finds them talking to him, or wait for the couple days a month to stuff everything in to.

    He recently moved in with his sister, in a nice big house in an eastern St. Paul suburb. it has separate rooms for his two kids to stay over, a big plus.

    On to my request, two nights ago we were talking and he asked me what kind of computer to get and how much and where from. When I told him he would need at least $500 to outfit a desktop from the local shop at the University, well he balked a bit. He said that would take him over six months to save up for. Due mostly to the amount of his checks, works two jobs, are taken for his wifes new car, only half joking (she has a new 2013 Chevy).

    Well, I mentioned I would inquire with my online team, as their are some with parts collecting dust. I told him about WCG and got him to agree that he would crunch for our team, most likely contributing a little to my scores, or his own later as he becomes more computer literate.

    He mostly wants to be able to Facebook w/ his kids and pay some bills online. He doesn't want anything close to a gaming rig, he prefers to spend time with the kids outside or 'doing' something. He doesn't want them to be playing online games during their time together, they can do that at their moms.

    So, what do you all think? He basically has a place to plug in and an internet connection, his sisters, and old slow dinosaur, his words.

    Well, I know he, and I, would be very grateful if we could make this happen for him, a potential new teammate.

    It doesn't have to be a complete system, we can get some things locally.

    That's really as far as I have thought it through. Thanks for any response and/or help with this!

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    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

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    How "probably busted" is the P55 board?
     
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    If I can swing it, I am gonna get Tski's P67 and try and land this CPU. Any thoughts?
     
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    I would go with an i3 or an i3-based Pentium. He does not need tremendous power, does he?
     
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