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  1. BUCK NASTY

    BUCK NASTY F@H Mod & 4P Enthusiust Staff Member

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    Well, I just go the word today that I am needed out of town by my company. It looks like it will be an extended stay somewhere between 1-2 months. I have to leave tomorrow, so I am frantically throwing together a folding rig to take with me. I figure that I should take advantage of the free electricity at these over-priced corporate hotels. Looks like the rig will consist of:

    Coolermaster Centurion case
    MSI K9A2 Platinum mobo
    AMD Phenom x4 9550
    4gb OCZ DDR2 1066 Ram
    3x MSI GTX 260
    Corsair 750TX PSU
    Win XP sp3 for "Folding Simplicity"

    My entire farm will be shut down at home. I hope to scape up 25K PPD with this rig while I am away if all goes as planned. You guy's have done a great job dealing with the heat throughout this summer, so keep on folding!

    :toast:

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    buy a 950tx

    another 260.

    win.
     
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    Don't forget to run the AC nice and low and maybe position the computer right under a vent :D

    Have a safe trip too!
     
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    Nice setup!
    Any chance of a single-slot card in the 4th slot?

    Or maybe multiple rigs?
    We're doing so well now, the last thing we need is your farm offline :cry:
     
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    BUCK NASTY F@H Mod & 4P Enthusiust Staff Member

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    Ion get's the coveted "pushing the envelope" award for convincing me to slap in a 9600GSO. He also elects to replace my 750TX when it burns up :roll:

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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    Woohoo!

    4 cards in a "portable" folding rig is awesome. Shame everything else has to be off, but that's an awesome setup. Total power draw estimate?
     
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    alot :laugh:
     
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    Have fun with the trip Buck (and the mobile folding off course).
     
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    BUCK NASTY F@H Mod & 4P Enthusiust Staff Member

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    Kill-a-watt bounces between 710 to 735 watts. I'm just glad the Corsair is a solid PSU:D. I will be carrying 12/3 extension cords just in case I need them.
     
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    stay in touch Buck, your efforst are truly appreciated bro :rockout: We'll keep you covered, I got some more power coming this week, won't replace the lost output from you, but will help a bit ;)
     
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    GPU folding clearly isn't as good for PPD/W as SMP is. My rig with the GTX260 is about 350w, and does about 21-22k most days. Although it does make it so easy to expand......decisions, decisions, decisions :eek:
     
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    That would have never fit in my duffel bag. Did you take a lock to keep the maid from removing it with the towels? Hope we see you up and running soon!:)
     
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    Well, I have finally settled in at my home for the near future(Hilton Homewood Suites). I spent the 2 previous nights in a Day's Inn waiting for room availability, so folding was sporadic at best. Hotel is all wireless, so I'm connecting thru my Laptop which will be on 24/7. I'm clipping along at 29K after working out my memory issues. I've commandeered the table in the kitchen for my command center:laugh:. I hope the maid doesn't need the towel under my rig:roll:.

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    Killer workstation :rockout:
     
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    hahaha nice workstation :toast:. u know the maid's gonna crack up to see that beast in there when it comes to dustin.

    EDIT: ur a lefty! :) me too
     
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    dear god man thats a nice looking rig for something you just threw together! looking at all 3 of those gtx260's im like OMFG!
     
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    A Google search tells me there is a Hilton Homewood Suites just down the street for a mere $101 a night. I don't think it's still under construction so I'd guess you're in one of the other 140 towns where they have one under development.
     
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    BUCK NASTY F@H Mod & 4P Enthusiust Staff Member

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    I'm in Tallahassee, Fl and I'm paying $89 per night which is the monthy rate. This hotel is kinda nice, but I am growing tired of it quickly. Never thought I would look forward to getting back to work on Monday:ohwell:.
     
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    I have stopped staying at Marriot name brand motels. I just stayed at one in Racine while trere for some schooling and they managed to have shit TV's, my TV remote didn't work, the TV had issues where the tech guy told me to "hit the side" and it would be OK, the AC unit leaked condensation on the floor and a thumb sized tube of 1980's looking crest cost $2 though concierge service, not including tip. No breakfast, coffee cost $2.50 with the company discount, breakfast $10.



    I left and went down one block and got free breakfast, free coffee, more channels, a better TV, and faster interwebs for $20 less a night.

    Best place to stay ever is Embassy Suites, happy hour with good drinks and snacks, good breakfast, and awesome customer service.
     
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    BUCK NASTY F@H Mod & 4P Enthusiust Staff Member

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    Here's the score:

    Folding Rig : 1
    Hilton Hotels : 0

    Looks like the heat from the folding rig killed the A/C compressor, so I have moved to a new room. This room has better A/C and is sitting @ a chilly 66F right now. I have placed the rig directly in front of the A/C handler for better efficiency. Sorry for the crappy pick from my Blackberry.

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    Your job is to "use and abuse" the poor hotel room. :D I was staying at a Shilo Inn a few months ago on an out of town gig, everytime I left the room in the morning I would come back to my laptop shut off. Now being a person that jumps right to the worst of a situation I tore into it thinking there was a heat problem. :shadedshu Turns out the freaking maid was shutting it down to "save energy". I actualy caught her in the act. Nice lady, just caught me at a bad time of the day. She never came back to clean my room again. :( I think I scared her, she "no understood english". Got a free night out of the deal though.
     
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    buck owns hotel! :rockout:
     
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    Go folding rig!! Show the hotel who is #1
     
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    Just wait till the hotel gets their electric bill.
     
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    OK, looks like I will be in Tallahassee for a few months. Next weekend I will return home and bring at least another 4 card rig up here, if not 2 rigs. I need to take advantage of the excellent electrical wiring/Air Conditioning in this suite. There are only 2 rooms in the suite, but it has a 200 amp sub-panel and every receptacle has it's own 20A breaker. Time to to gather up my 12/3 extension cords and put some more numbers on the board!:rockout:

    Here's another crappy Black"blurry" pic...

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