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Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by [Ion], Nov 27, 2012.

  1. [Ion]

    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    Thanks! :toast:
    G92 ;)
    And this i3 will use a ton less power--and the Antec 450w I have is rated at 24(maybe 25) amps on the +12v rail :)
    And actually I built a system with an 8800GTS G80 and an AMD X2 on a SeaSonic 330 (maybe 380w) PSU. Works totally fine--PSU doesn't even get warm :)
    Indeed, a newer card would have been nice. But I wasn't planning this build that long ago--and the G92 8800GTS is just fine I think.
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    You are probably better off with it being larger than expected, that 8800GTS is not a small card.
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    350w will be fine I run a 4.2ghz i7 and GTX 470 on my 450w without issue 1-2 years later.
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    I've bought items from sneeky before and never got any bonus misc. fruit :cry:

    :roll:
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    theonedub habe fidem

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    A free case? That's bananas :D

    Good luck with the build, ITX setups are fun.
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    I got some ram off of a Canadian counterpart and he sent me cookies with it. Need to find more people like that.
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    Buy something from AudiTuner- he throws in a neat little trinket and a snack. :toast:

    I deal with USA Bluebook regularly for parts,etc for work and they have been giving away tootsie roll pops with every order for the last 15+ years. If they forget to do it then they get nasty phone calls from their customers...
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    t_ski Former Staff

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    I got the magic trophy once:

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    Still waiting for someone worthy to pass it along to...
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    While you guys do nothing but crap my thread, I have a few updates:
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    EVGA 8800GTS G92 and 8GB of G.SKILL DDR3 :toast:
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    Those cards are awesome. My younger bro is still using a GTS250 512mb can't get it to clock like my Zotac 8800GTS to this day.
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    Well, I'm not planning on anything extreme--just probably a small boost to the core clock ;)
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    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

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    Will Bionc work on the 8800?
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    I'm sure there are BOINC projects that will use a G92 GPU, but WCG won't. So it will fold when not in use ;)
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    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

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    Ahhh nice! I didn't know it was a G92 until I read your earlier posts. My first impressions were it was a G80. I had 8800GTS G80's in SLI loved them!

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    My Core i3 is getting shipped out tomorrow, and the Asus P8H77-I came back in stock at Newegg with free shipping, an extended warranty, and a $10 discount, so I just ordered that. I should have everything by Wednesday, so I can built it as a treat after my calculus final :toast:
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    CPU just got here :toast:
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    Unfortunately, I got the PSU used without any of the modular cables, so I have to disassemble it to make sure that the pinout is the same as for the Antec cables I have.

    I'm now just waiting on the motherboard, which should be here Wednesday or Thursday.
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    I have a dead Silverstone 600w modular- you can have some/all of those cables from that if they match?
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    The folks at Thermalcrap use a different modular cable layout than Antec (at least using one of the Antec cables with a 120mm fan resulted in the fan not spinning up). I'm going to see if I can borrow a voltmeter from someone here, and if I can determine the layout I'll re-pin my cables (not too much trouble).

    Thanks for the offer--I'll see what the layout is and then let you know :)
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    I have an old 9800gx2 lying around, sadly I cant use that for WCG :cry:That thing could play crysis 2 on max with like 30 fps, kinda :rockout: Its nice to look back at old graphics cards, oh the nostalgia
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    Here we are--the build! :toast:

    The motherboard came in a very diminutive box:
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    Taking it out of the box, it's even smaller:
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    CPU & RAM installed:
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    At this point, I installed the motherboard setup into the case and then the GPU--not a wise step. The GPU had to come out again so I could wire up the front panel. Also, I had to remove the PSU twice, once to connect the CPU 4pin and once to fix the CPU fan wire.

    Here's the completed product viewed from the right:
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    And the left:
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    I thought that I got a picture of it fully assembled with the cover on--apparently not. I'll do so in the morning :toast:
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    Wow--that's a lot of CPU cooler! :eek:

    It seems kinda overkill for the Sempron though, no?

    I think I'm going to leave my i3 on stock cooling--it's doing about 60C and is completely silent, so no complaints :)
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    Right now it's sitting on a Phenom II 910 X4 chip (65W IIRC), but I have plans to downgrade that chip and cooler in the very near future.
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    I replaced the bracket on the GPU with a single-slot bracket from an 8600GT:
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    I'm hoping that this will allow the card to breathe better and run cooler. It also means that I have probably the only double-slot 8600GT :p

    Here's the finished system:
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    Ultimately, I decided to go with a 320GB disk instead because it's 7200RPM vs the 5900RPM of the WD 1TB I have. If I run out of storage space, I still have room for two more 3.5" drives. I also went with an Antec 430W PSU, as the 350 is currently in use on the Atom.
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