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    So, my new project should finally be coming together tonight. It's taken a bit longer than I was hoping for, but I'll be setting up a new Xeon DP setup. Here's what it will be:
    - 2x Intel Xeon E5420 (2.5GHz Yorkfield-12M)
    - Supermicro X7DAE (dual LGA771 board)
    - 8x1GB FB-DDR2
    - Antec TruePower New 650w
    - Sapphire HD7950 (from the i3)
    - WD Velociraptor 150GB (why not?)
    - Supermicro 2U Copper HSFs
    - Probably no case, unless I can find a good eATX one)
    - Windows 7 Pro x64 (free licenses from the engineering department here)

    I already have the GPU, PSU, HDD, and Windows license--and I should be getting the HSFs, CPUs, RAM, and motherboard from my parents tonight. I'm hoping for just under 100k BOINC PPD or so.

    Pictures will be provided as soon as I have the new HW :toast:
     
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    Yep, pictures or it didn't happen. :laugh:

    Looking forward to that man!!!

    I just about picked one of those up a week or so ago but the dang guy ended up selling. :banghead:
     
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    Well, something I should have considered before putting a server in my dorm room: the noise level is phenomenal. I'm going to have to figure out slower fans so that I don't go deaf within a week.
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    I'm installing Windows 7 Professional x64 right now--I'll then get BOINC set up and figure out something about those damn fans...
     
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    You can replace just the fans and keep the coolers.

    They look to be 80mm not sure though.
     
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    $70 in coolers would be rough on a computer that has otherwise cost less than $100 :(
    That's what I'm trying ATM. I've replaced both fans with a single 120mm--we'll see how well it works for BOINC :toast:
     
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    :laugh: Yep they look to be the 2u style of cooler with the 35mm thick server fans! They are pretty much ear bleeding loud! I have a Dell 2U server at my shop that is kept in a very cool room all by its self due to that very issue. :laugh: It has 4 60mm x 35mm thick fans in the front and two of them on the coolers. The damn thing is open header loud. :laugh:
     
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    It is amazing. I pulled off the two 60mm fans and it's doing much better....and running surprisingly cool:
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    No idea of the temps on CPU #2, but they should be similar. Part of these awesome temperatures (particularly given that there's very little air flow through the HSFs) is that I have it next to a window with 38F air :D
     
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    Yup, not like the 4C/8T i7s I have (they're awesome too, particularly at high speeds, but 8 real cores is fun) :D

    I'll certainly give that a shot--I just wanted to make sure I wasn't burning up my chips. CPUID HWMonitor is very solid program IMO :)
     
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