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

  1. T-Bob

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    Does anyone have a water pump that they could donate or sell cheap? Mine self-destructed Tuesday evening. So my rig is inoperable until I can get a replacement.
    Any help would be greatly appreciated. I belong to and contribute to the TPU Folding and WCG teams.
     
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  2. T-Bob

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    Yes, I have an ivybridge I3 that I can loan you. PM me for more info.

     
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    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

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    I already built a I3-2100 a while back. Thanks though :)
     
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    No problem. Sorry about that, I misread the date from your original post.

     
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    I don't crunch anymore, but I do have two or three basic PCI-express video cards. They're something like ATI x300's. Would help out if someone has a board that doesn't have an onboard gpu. Let me know if anyone needs them, just pay shipping.
     
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    Yes, it was me, and it was WHS v1. It kept locking up on me, and I didn't want to deal with it. But then again, WHS v1 is a half-breed mix of Vista and 2003. I think WHS 2011 should do better.
     
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    stinger608 Dedicated TPU Cruncher & Folder

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    Cool, thanks T! I thought it was the original version but wasn't sure. I think that the 2011 version is built on server 08 R2 if I am not mistaken. Should work okay.
    I guess I will find out. :laugh:
     
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    Just to chime in, You're right stinger608. WHS 2011 is built on 08 R2.

    That being said... I've ran both WHS and WHS 2011 for 6 months each. Both were a waste of time. I mean I guess it's good for what it was intended to do, but when you start going outside those boundries, it starts to mess things up. I ended up just rolling my own distro so to speak out of a W7 install for my home server. I don't recommend WHS at all. The benifits just dont outweigh the hassle.
     
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    stinger608 Dedicated TPU Cruncher & Folder

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    I think I was just more wanting to fool around with WHS 2011 than anything. Seeing what it was about and still being able to crunch for the team with it. :p
     
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    It's fun to play around with for awhile. The dashboard and automated backups are nice. But honestly you can get programs that do the automated dashboard, and I ended up RDP'ing into the server more often than using the dashboard. Other than that it's a real hassle.
     
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    Bmaverick sells some very nice, new DDC-T1s for a rather reduced price. I've recently bought a second one from him. They were apparently rescued from a salvage, so I've heard.
    http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/threads/can-au-eu-mcp350-pumps-ddc-1t-35-shipped-pp.155400/
     
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    Yes.
     
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    But chances are you can find a top for cheap in the forums here or any others you might frequent.
     
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    Anyone able to point me towards a really good deal on a socket 1366 motherboard and RAM. I have a i7 920 available locally for $65 which would make a good starting point for yet another crunching rig.
     
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    I dunno why but x58 boards are coming harder to come by and when you find one its atleast over 100$. I searched for a month and finally found a OEM alienware motherboard on ebay and took a chance on it. It was 75$ and also came with bent pins (seller said it was good but bent pins pissed me off). After bending the two pins back it works great but takes a good 20 seconds to even post the boot screen which is a known problem with these boards. It even OCs quite well for the cooler I have.

    This is the board I bought but it was 75$ at the time.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Genuine-Del...319498578?pt=Motherboards&hash=item1c3f34a352
     
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    +1 to what Brandon said- decent X58 boards are getting harder to find and the prices are steep. I would avoid 1366 setups unless you get a good deal on a hex core chip ;)
     
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    Yea a person can pretty much put together a 1155 system for about what it costs for 1366 hardware. I don't get it to be honest.
     
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    I've been able to pick up a couple X5650's for $250 or less (for both), and a dual-1366 board for $200 or less (one was $180 with two Noctua coolers). Considering I had all the other parts, I thought it was worth it. These perform close to dual 3770K setups, but with only one board, meaning I can run with less rigs. If I was damn lucky and got an awesome deal on two 3770K's and boards, I still don't think I could have done it for less than what I got these for.

    Right now I know where I can find a dual-socket board for ~$120-130, and two X5650's for $230.
     
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    Dual 1366 and Xeon's are a completely different story! ;)

    I'm guessing that the i7-920, etc... chips can't be used in a dual socket board?
     
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    I saw those X5650s yesterday- was very tempted to get reckless :laugh:
     
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    No, you need Xeons for the dual QPI.
     
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    Hell I have 2 x58 rigs. I'll trade them for fx8350 rigs. lol jk. I too have noticed some spike in prices in x58 parts. But I have also seen deals out there too.
     
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