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Mini IIX all purpose rig (With a proper video card!)

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by alucasa, May 8, 2009.

  1. a_ump

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    very nice.
     
  2. kyle2020 Guest

    Is your GPU-Z screenshot glitched or is your card on the fritz?
     
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    Case : 100USD. It comes with PSU.
    Slime line DVD : 40 USD. 10 USD for adapter
    Q8200 : 165 USD
    Mobo : 150USD
    RAM : 40USD for 4gb (2x2)
    GPU : 130USD (or around that)
    Total : 635 USD for everything.

    I am expecting around 13000 WCG points a day. This is coming from experience with Q6600. I will run at stock. I don't want to blow up the PSU.

    What do you mean ?
     
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  4. kyle2020 Guest

    This:

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    Shows your GPU clocks as 0? Hope Im looking at it right haha.
     
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    fillrates and bandwidth are also blank....lol strange
     
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    Must be the driver - have you updated to the latest? I did last night, nothing noticeable performance wise though.
     
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    I am running everything on Windows 7 default drivers. I will update it with Nvidia one. I didn't update it since I had no reason to.
     
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    Updating driver worked.

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    just curious, how does my 7800GTX have more bandwidth than your 8800GTS? well actually more than most cards, almost 8800GTX bandwidth somehow
    [​IMG]

    EDIT: nvm i googled how to calculate it, and GPU-Z is multiplying my effective memory speed(1340) by 2 instead of the actual speed(670). weird lol but it makes it look like i got tons of bandwidth :D
     
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    Just an update. The rig is now using 120w at full load while 8800GTS is idling.

    I've been able to crunch with just 1gb so far, but ram usage is high. I hope the 2x2gb set will work. I will know on Monday.

    The silverstone case is the best enthusiast (Gaming class) mini-itx case I've seen so far. I think I will buy a few more of this case and set up a neat farm.
    I am even thinking of getting rid of my mid tower and go with this case in near future when mini-itx gets AMD 790x chipset.
     
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    oh? when is itx getting the 790x?

    I'm running the 8200 zotac board in my SG-05 and was planning to move up to the 9300 and a quad and just eliminate my tower alltogether
     
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    Well, currently, it has up to 780 chipset, and there is a mini-itx that has pci-e 16x (runs at 4x) with 780 chipset as well. I suppose 790 will come in a year or so. I just hope there will be one with pci-e 16.
     
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    doesnt the MINIX have a true 16x slot? i was looking at that for my ITX build. (which is still months away)
     
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    The Zotac one has a true 16x. If you look at one of my desktop screenshot which includes GPU-Z, it does show that it has full 16x. What's more, its gen-2 (I found out from the manual).

    The AMD mini-ITX I am talking about has 4x in 16x form though. Here is a link. http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=32760&vpn=MINIX780G-SP128MB&manufacture=J&W Technology

    And a review of it. http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/motherboards/2008/09/17/j-w-minix-780g-mini-itx-htpc-motherboard/1
     
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    all 780G boards will be in PCI-E 2.0, so even a 4x slot will be overkill for the kind of cards you run on an itx board.

    and thats the minix, the one i'm talking about! i thought it was 16x, but 4x 2.0 works for me.
     
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    It doesn't support Phenom II though.
     
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    its ITX!

    gawd, you'd want an athlon 64 for something like that anyway. cheapest dual core possible.
     
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    Nah, I'd go for quad core even if I am building ITX system which is exactly what I did with this build.

    My next build will be an Atom 330 with the same case.
     
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    yeah, but at the price point of that x4 minix and a fairly decent A64 X2, you could pretty much have the 9300 wifi and say and e5300 or smth. even a 4670 would have a bottleneck at 2.0 4x, and with the performance of either the 780g, 8200 or 9300 it isnt worth buying anything lower. (unless the prices of the J&W have significantly dropped

    @alucasa, ok I thought it had already been announced or smth
     
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    I could find J&W MINIX at 225 CAD in Canada. Zotac 9300 was purchased at 175 CAD.

    It was easy what to choose.
     
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    yeah exactly, I'm a bit of an AMD fanboy and I'd rather have the 9300 as well for that same reason
     
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    Atom 330 is a GREAT basis for a micro-server, but for a desktop, you will be pushing P4 performance, not more. You may be disappointed.

    Could you run some benchmarks on the Zotac please? Please see here:
    http://forums.techpowerup.com/showthread.php?t=82785
     
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    Agreed. Atom performance is just too weak. I had a netbook and I sold it and bought a laptop. I am much happier with the laptop performance wise.

    My cpu is supposed to be arriving tomorrow so I should have my mini-itx rig up and running as well.
     
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    are you selling any of those cases?
     

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