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i7 WCG rig suggestions?

Discussion in 'World Community Grid (WCG)' started by Laurijan, Oct 26, 2009.

  1. Laurijan

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    Hi all!

    I am so excited to have this dream of a cheap dedicated crunching rig now with a i7 processor cause it has Hyper-Threading and can calculate 8 projects at the same time...

    Here is what I thought of:


    -Core i7 860, 2.80Ghz, LGA1156, 8MB, Boxed
    (1156 Socket has only Dual-Channel but so what WCG doesnt rely on ram)
    250,40€
    - A-Data 2x1GB, DDR3 1066MHz
    (again WCG doesnt need much ram)
    42€
    -P55M-UD2, LGA1156, P55, CrossFireX, µATX
    (Dont need SLI for WCG and this mobo has Ultra-Durable 3 feature!)
    99€

    Now for the used parts i get from a PC-Recycling Center i work for:

    -PCI-E GFX
    (Just one that is powerful enough for displaying Win7 x64 smooth)
    10€
    -HDD 160GB SataII
    10€
    -Case Chieftec super sized blue case NEW!
    15€
    -PSU saw one there today all sleeved and with 470W
    20€
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    user the line -> 446,4€ :eek: :toast:

    So what do you guys think?
     
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    You'll want a quality power supply for an i7 rig, something like the Corsair CX400w is cheap (although a little more than what you had selected), and a very high quality PSU. I ran an OCed Q6600 and 9600GSO SLI on it (with an 8600GTS for PhysX) with no issues, so I am confident it would power an OCed i7.
     
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    Instead of the 860 take a look at the Intel Xeon X3440 Lynnfield 2.53GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Server Processor it's cheaper and has HT as well! :toast: It overclocks to 4GHz on air! :toast:
     
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    That a very nice tip for which i give you a big thx!
     
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    One of those is selling on my local CL- actually its the 3450@ 2.66, which is i5 750 w/ HTT.. I wanted to go i7 P55 but looking towards the future I would like the option of 6 core if they become cheap enough, so X58 for me (for now lol).
     
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    Yea but everybody is saying that and going with the 920.. way i see it is sata3 and usb3 will be out when 6 core's come out.. so, you'll have to get a new board anyway.. you know? :rockout:
     
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    The Xeon 3440 will bring the price down to 392€ - think about it an Hyper-Theading rig!
     
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    Nice go for it!
     
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    Sounds good, but as I said, a quality power supply is a must if you want stable crunching for extended periods. Also, you probably will want to pick up a heatsink so you can OC to at least 3.4ghz.
     
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    Can't stress this enough. A good PSU is the MOST important component in any system.
     
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    get a corsair or ocz or antec 400w. you will be fine with that AND remember to install the DES you your electric bill wont go high (altough p55 uses barely 4w)
     
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    Yep, I had an "800w" PowerUp! power supply my friend gave me after I told him to tell me if he found any good deals on power supplies (he got it for $35, and thought it was a good deal). Naively thinking that if it was 800w it must be good, I decided to use it. Bad choice :( It took out my P5Q Pro, 2GB of DDR2, a 200GB HDD, and my DVD-RW drive. Fortunately, the GFX card and CPU were spared. Lesson learned, it's better to pay $65 for a quality 450W PSU (Corsair, SeaSonic, Antec, etc) than pay $35 for a generic 800w model :eek:
     
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    Ok I always wanted to have a Corsair PSU so it is Corsair then... But the Xeon 3440 - will it work on that Gigabyte P55M-UD2? I found nothing about that it would support it...
     
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    It should, all Core 2 boards to the best of my knowledge worked with Core 2 Xeons.
     
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    Second that~
     
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