Discussion in 'Folding@Home' started by W2hCYK, Jun 10, 2006.
Best of luck. 2.26 GHz is going to tight, but if it dosn't work out you have an extra 7 PCIe slots
Congrat's on a nice purchase. Supermicro has a method of overclocking their boards up to 12.5%. Might be worth looking into.
How do you bid on something and then forget?
But that's a great setup you have coming there
I did. That's how i ended up with the 2nd 4P rig. Learned real quick about bidding and drinking.:shadedshu
Honestly, i don't think they'll make it. But imagine this: that 8c/16c motherboard filled with 4 gtx 460 2win...
Google and one hour didn't net me anything. I'll continue my oc quest, but any help/link/files/methods is more than welcome...
You check so many boards, all with names looking the same, add so many to your watch list, you just forgot the first thing you did was sending an offer on a board in perfect visual condition and cannot be tested. I did not bid on it, i sent an offer. And at 85$, yes it is a guess, but i dare to say it was an educated guess.
Ordered the two l5520, 85$ each, this morning and just came across some evga gtx 460 2win, two for 490$. At 123$ for each gf104 cores, and considering paying a little premium for dual-gpu pcb, i said f*** it and bought them.
I'll finally be able to drool over 8 gpu in one rig... And get sued by my wallet for violent physical damage...
For me it is smoking and ebay. I prefer pot over alcohol, but the results are the same: email quickly followed by facepalm...
Wow--that's awesome! And you'll have new HW to keep your house warm this winter
Although, that seems a bit rough for the GTX460s...at least here in the US, I can reliably score a 1GB GTX460 for $80-90.
Well, I'm bummed! They sold out of the 480s, so a 2nd one for my xmas present is out... So now I'm putting up my 480, my 2 285s (1 sold already), and 2 260s. Got to make up the $250 difference to get a 680. It may finish my folding for now.. until I find some cheap 460s for the folding box. Looks like price difference isn't much between 670 and 680, so might as well go for the big boy!
Except that you won't be able to fit 8 gtx 460 in a case...
And i do see your point of 150$ just for e-peen is a lot...
Today will be another great day for the team. As of 12pm EST, we are @ 1,186,667 pts and I have another 800K to dump today. Way to fold guys!
I'll see what i can find. I think it is on the SuperMicro site, although unsupported....
What GPU(s) did you settle on?
thebluebumbebee is working on acquiring a GTX560ti 448 core for me via CL and considering the 2x GTX 570's from F150Raptor. Might end up with another 450K+/- when the 8057's become consistent.
That's awesome--like the output of another 4P rig, but far cheaper!
My 8 gtx 460 setup could be in the 800k ppd. The new wu are the real motivation behind my farm addition.
What kinda power draw will you see with that rig?
I don't know yet. From rough numbers, i could guess 200-300w for cpus-mobo-ram-ssd and all the fans, and at least 350-400w for each card. Something between 1500-1800w?
The new rig parts are all ordered:
Azza genesis 9000b
Supermicro X8DTH-6F motherboard
2x Xeon L5520 cooled by 2x Coolermaster 212+
6 x 2gb Ripjaws ddr3-1333 cl7
OCZ agility 3 60gb SSD
These are sure to be used. Now the hypothetical:
Psu i could use: OCZ ZX-1250w gold, OCZ Z-series 850w gold, Seasonic 550w silver, Corsair TX950w.
Systems i have to power:
1- Sr-2 running l5639 watercooled and clocked at 206*18, an idling 8800gt for display, vertex 2 50gb as drive. Currently powered by the Seasonic. 155-160k ppd
2- Celeron g540 on a mini-ATX asus board, a gtx 275 co-op and a gtx 295, Caviar black 1tb. Now powered by the TX950. Solid 30-35k ppd
3- I7 970 watercooled on G1 assassin, will probably run a 2win, force gt 120g, seagate 2tb, Hitachi 3tb, main rig using the 1250w. Normally 60k, now over 150k respect: the 8057...)
4-The new Supermicro/L5520 base, running 3 gtx 460 2win, agility 3 ssd. PPD still to be seen, but power should be in the dual-psu zone. I "think" the 1250 will power it, but i highly doubt it will be enough for any folding, let alone ocing. Using 5187 pts wu, 6x 12k plus whatever smp on the l5520 will earn, let's say 110k. Using 5757 pts wu, more like 130k. In a dream come true (all 8057), 640k ppd...
I would say 1-550w 2-Tx950 3-850w 4-ZX1250? My question would be what do i buy to support the 1250w?
Guys, I'm concerned about those who are jumping on the P8057 bandwagon. I've read that you will only get so many of these and then you won't get anymore. We don't know what the QRB is going to do, but I do recall PG saying they wanted GPU's that are faster than the GTX460's. I would not be buying hardware based on the results of this benchmark WU.
Decided I have to wait for black friday and see if I can get a 670/680 for like half off... or save another month, something I'm not good at, but I think I have to do. I wanted the equivalent of 2 480s for my gaming rig, and I think even a 670 would do it. I want to keep the 480 and put it in the folding box, I won't need to bother folding the old xeon or 2xx cards any more, no point! And way more ppd. Win win I think!
I recycle many things for those boxes, so the cost is not that much, and as power consumption is not so much of a concern, onlu ppd/$ matters to me. Even excluding 8057 of the ppd numbers, the GF-104 core is still great.
Go to evga.com b-stock. gtx 480 for 170 before shipping. Like 210-220$ shipped.
Yeah, but in US, by the time it gets past customs, not worth it...
The sucky part about businesses down there, they declare a value..
if you don't declare a value, no customs... oh well
Out of four order i did with them, none had customs fees or anything. Two motherboard and two gpu.
It seems like he is testing them today: +200k at the 3pm update. Welcome back F150
They're sitting on a shelf, the 570's that is. I fired up the Sr-2 with 3 580's, and 3 480's from a different rig last night. Curiosity killed the cat. I had to see what they'd do.
I thought the same thing earlier and had to PM him to confirm. That's some heavy duty hardware(3x GTX580's).. Only F150 Raptor would look at a pair of 570's and say "up on the shelf you go". I gotta start rootin' through his trash for the stuff he throws out...
Didn't know if they did that or not. Private deals are always easy because you can explain how to fill out the customs form, and it's easy. Problem with business deals, if customs decides to charge, I'm usually broke and can't afford the tax. Not good... So is this almost always? Want to build a side income as I'm allowed to earn 800 extra a month now on disability... parts up here are expensive...
Life is not fair. My sr-2 will not accept to work with more than one card...
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