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Norton's Build Log- Final 2012 rig?

Discussion in 'World Community Grid (WCG)' started by Norton, Sep 30, 2012.

  1. Norton

    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    I've built a whole bunch of crunching rigs this year

    figured that I would share my last build for 2012 with everybody

    First off here's a list of the rigs, and their components, I have running/will be running for WCG:

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    This is the breakdown of what I have or need for the build:
    UPDATE- I have all of the pieces I need- last of the parts should be here by 10/10 :)

    Case- Fractal Define R4
    Fractal Design Define R4 Black Pearl w/ USB 3.0 AT...
    PSU- Corsair TX850
    CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V ...
    Misc...
    case fans-
    Corsair AF120 Performance Edition (2 pack)
    Corsair Air Series AF120 Performance Edition CO-90...
    Zalman F4 135mm (2)
    ZALMAN F4 135mm Case Fan
    fan controller- Bitfenix Hydra Pro
    BFA-HDR-KSPRO-RP Hydra Pro Fan Controller
    Motherboard- ASUS M5A97 EVO
    ASUS M5A97 EVO AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX...
    Ram- Corsair Vengeance (2x4GB DDR3 1600, CAS 9, 1.5v, Blue)
    CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM...
    CPU- AMD FX-8120
    AMD FX-8120 Zambezi 3.1GHz Socket AM3+ 125W Eight-...
    Cooler- Spire Thermax Eclipse III
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0085EYMV6/?tag=tec06d-20
    Video Card- MSI 6870 Hawk
    MSI R6870 Hawk Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PC...
    Hard Drive- Western Digital 640 Black
    Western Digital WD Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM...

    Will start adding pics as the build progresses- more to come soon.....

    Thanks for stopping and taking a peek! :toast:
     
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    Subbed, I'm excited for this :toast:
     
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    Found the last few pieces (CPU, PSU, a few more fans) and they're on the way.... should have everything in hand by Wednesday :)

    Updated the 1st post with the new pieces

    Will take some pics when everything gets here :toast:
     
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    It's funny looking at your dedicated WCG build vs mind--I have an 80GB HDD, no case, a $5 GPU, and you have a WD Black HDD, a HD6870, and a case I'd love to put my main rig in :p

    Also, I thought that you had the 750w PSU?
     
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  5. Norton

    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    This is actually slated to be my 2nd/spare main rig. I was able to stash away some pretty nice pieces from upgrades, trades, and some other great deals I came across over the past 6 months.:p

    On the psu- The seller thought it was a TX750..... turned out to be a TX850 :rockout:
     
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    subd..
    FT-01 & define R4 are among my favourites..
    appreciate your contribution to WCG crunching, Norton.. keep up the good work!.. i might get tempted enough to join the team in near future because of ppl like you..
     
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    BUCK NASTY F@H Mod & 4P Enthusiust Staff Member

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    Everyone knows "last rig of the year" always happens in December:laugh:. Let me know if you need any bits or pieces to finish up.:rockout:

    :toast:
     
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    Why wait????? This is an awesome WCG team and always welcome fellow crunchers in!!! Doesn't matter how many PPD's you do a day, all that matters is that it contributes to a great cause and we have a hell of a lot of fun. :rockout::rockout::rockout:
     
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    Ah, that makes more sense. To me, much of that seemed overkill for just a spare rig--I cheap out on the non-essentials. Getting a surprise like that is cool! :toast:
    :roll:
    My 920 is scheduled to be the last rig...but we'll see, a FX-8 might have to get added as well. Too temping :p
     
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    I am in the process of putting my final rig of the year together. I need to change some fans and install the os which will be tomorrow.
     
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    This is the X4? Gaahhh, I stand no chance against you :(
     
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    Yeppers man. Well it's actually another x2 that unlocks to x4 and I will clock it to atleast 3.4. It has ran at 3.6 as that what the bios of this board was set for and the chip actually booted at that. So I may be able to get a nice oc out of it also. After this build is done then I will work on the clocks some on the other systems. :toast:
     
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    Subscribed. :)
     
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    Last of the parts have come in :)

    Teaser:

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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    Just the PSU? Is that it? :shadedshu
    We don't get to see everything else? :p
     
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    It just wants to crunch so bad. It's the little engine that will. :p
     
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    @ Ion
    :p

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    More pics tomorrow.... ;)
     
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    Pics or it didn't happen. :roll:
     
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    Soooooo, it's tomorrow! Where are the pictures? :cool::roll:
     
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    Yeah! That's what I want to know! :p
     
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    Pics tonight gents- will start laying everything out after 8pm and will take a nice group shot for everyone. :toast:
     
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    im curious about how is your powerbill every month with 6 pcs + 1 of the new build or you have a solar pannel system?
     
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    We are able to justify the added power usage as we are able to lower our heating cost in the winter to negative numbers. :toast: 7 rigs make for a great heating system.
     
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    well if you are rich or the powerbill in your coutry is low or solar system pannel good for you,here is like hell and the company who tell is the productor is not the real dealer .
    here in italy the company enel bring eletricity from france who make it with nuclear when 8 months ago we have vote for no nuclear= nothing that is made by nuclear resourses.
     

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