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Discussion in 'Folding@Home' started by BUCK NASTY, Feb 25, 2009.

  1. BUCK NASTY

    BUCK NASTY F@H Mod & 4P Enthusiust Staff Member

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    Rhino, I know of only one 775 board with 3 x16 slots:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813186153

    There are more options on the inexpensive end with AMD (both 3 and 4 x16 slots). If you're like me, you have no interest in the price/performance ratio of i7 systems and that's why you're looking for 775, but as I'm sure you know there are lots of 1156/1366 options.

    Edit to add, there's also the P5Q Deluxe, but its slot placement is junk unless you have all single-wide cards and cooling isn't a priority. Also, only two of its x16 slots are 2.0.

    http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=10008662
     
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    I have an Intel DX38BT in my F/S thread that has 3 PCI-E slots.
     
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    thanks guys, im evaluating my situation now. currently, my server box is an matx mobo with only 1 pci-e in an matx case. i want more pci-e slots on this box to increase folding potential in the future after ive added more gpus to my main gaming rig. to do that, i need an atx case on the cheap (sneeky has one for sale) and an atx motherboard that i can simply swap my 775 cpu and ddr2 ram into.
     
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    You've probably already considered this Rhino, but going without a case altogether turned out to be a great choice for me. Cheaper, and better cooling. I'm getting rid of the case on my other system now too. Works unless you do LAN parties....
     
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    How's this for a cheap case? Really, any feedback? The only problem I can see is that they state support for 10" cards, but not 10.5" cards. Lots of locations for fans, but the layout would require some modding to get a "wind tunnel" going, otherwise the air could just go around in circles. $30 shipping included! NZXT GAMMA:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...GNEFL010810-_-ComputerCases-_-LC4B-_-11146061
     
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    I got 2 LGA 775 CPU's(e5200/Pent4)
    tx3 heatsink with am3 brackets
    socket 939 3800+
    fans 80mm/120mm
    IDE hardrives 40gb each
    CD drive(no DVD's)
    A wireliss network card
    and a 530watt Semi modular PSU from Raidmax,

    If any of you guys need some stuff PM me.
    This is all for the folders, and ive started folding myself, already broke a easy 10k with dual 260's
     
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    Hi Chosen

    These two GPU's can lead you into the F@Hmillionaire club in less the 55 days. Wave when you pass me.
     
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    Itll probably take me 100 days sense im on and off. I could get a 8400gs folding, but im ganna sells it.

    EDIT**** Im selling a 8400gs to i guess. Cheap also wont even break 28bucks with shipping included (Hint)
     
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    That case looks a little short front to back. I'd pass. NZXT does make cases with good airflow. You could always rip out all the 3.5" bays and mount the hard drive in a 5.25 inch bay with a kit. I do that with most of my cases. (I like mid-towers, don't want/need a huge case).
     
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    For those of you looking to go i7, Fry's (at least my local one) has a 920 and MSI X58 Pro-E for *$350! *Also found that there is a $20 MIR. Total price, $330!!! Newegg's price is $479.

    They also have the BFG BTS250 1GB for $100 after MIR. (also on Frys.com)
     
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    Hmmm, if only I did not dislike MSI so much. Seems like a good deal, could easily sell the MB and have a nice cheap 920 as well. Am I taking another trip to Frys??
     
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    Theonedub, FWIW that's a good board. With 3 PCI Express x16s and SLI capability, it seems a good choice for those who are both folders and gamers.

    I have found that making purchase decisions by brand rather than by model makes me miss out on good stuff. Every brand has some winners and some junk. I've recently been impressed by MSI (and my main rig is now on an MSI NF980-G65 that has been fantastic. I used to be Asus/Gigabyte-only.
     
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    Im considering picking it up then seeing what I will do with it. Im very happy with my i7 860 though.

    Maybe someone should post this in the Hot Deals section, or I will if thats ok?
     
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    Okay by me. I'm only finding this deal at my local Fry's, so you may want to confirm it at other locals first.
     
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    Reviving this thread with what I think is a good deal for folders.

     
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    GTX 460 768mb at Fry's for $90, after $40 rebate. Not a bad deal!

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    Damn, that's a remarkable deal for the PPD! :rockout:
     
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    How about a GTX295 for $150 on CL?
     
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    That is a sweet deal! Good thing I don't live in Portland or I'd just have spent 150 dollars I do not have.
     
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    Even in it's damaged condition, that's amazing!!!
     
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    If anyone has PCIe cards they can't fit I have 4 empty slots on this motherboard I can fold under your name with. I'm living in the dorms, so the power bill isn't an issue.
     

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