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[WTB][US] Folding capable nvidia card on the extreme cheap.

Discussion in 'Buy/Sell/Trade/Giveaway Forum' started by newtekie1, May 16, 2010.

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    newtekie1 Semi-Retired Folder

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    I don't want anything great, or even good, as this is going into a Dell server at work with a physical x8 slots. Yes, an x8 slot, not an x16 electrically x8, a real x8 slot. This means I'll be dremelling the card down to fit into the slot(no way am I modding the board, if I screwed it up, it is next to impossible to get a replacement for). So I'm not looking for anything that I have to spend a lot of money on since I'll be destroying the value of the card the instant I take a dremel to it.

    Also, I don't have a PCI-e power connector, or any extra molex connectors, thanks Dell, so the card can't need external power. Though if the deal is sweet enough, I'll be willing to replace the power supply if needed.

    Just putting feelers out there to see what people have got to offer.

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    I have a 285, but I think its a little much for your project.

    Bump for having the minerals to do it to the card versus just opening the back of the slot;)
     
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    If it was just openning the back of the slot, I'd do it. But dell used this completely stupid slot, that is physically the size of an x16 slot, but has two deviders in it so you can only fit x8 cards in it.

    I think the head of Dell said: "Lets spend extra money to design a special PCI-e slot that looks like an x16 slot, but has deviders in it so only x8 cards can be used."
    And the Engineer went: "What purpose would that serve?"
    And the head of Dell said: "No purpose, other than to fuck over our customers."

    The worst part is that there are traces on the board clearly showing that the slot is actually wired to be an x16 slot, if it wasn't for the retarded slot Dell decided to use.

    Here is a picture of the slot, I circled the dividers in the slot, they'd be a real pain to cut out:
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    I would totally dremel those dividers away.
     
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    I dont know if Id take the dremmel to it, but I would go at them with a sharp exacto knife and some tweezers;)
     
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    If it was my machine, I probably wouldn't be so hessitant about just modding the slot. I could probably do it with heated up exacto knife blades to cut the dividers away. But this is work's server, they are just letting me put a card in it to run F@H on, and I really don't feel like finding them a new board and paying for it if I screwed up, thats why I'd rather just mod the card. It's easier to mod the card anyway, not a whole lot of risk with that, I've done it once already with the graphics card that is in the server now.
     
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    I got ya, well as for my offer, the money is tha same color green if you cut the card or not;)

    I'm sure a 250/260 will show itself soon.
     
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