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Discussion in 'World Community Grid (WCG)' started by Chicken Patty, Feb 20, 2009.

  1. mstenholm

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    Thank you for the help but since it is sitting with a USB dongle (doubt that TeamViewer can call it up) it will have to wait untill I got my breath back since I have to clear my desk and carring it back in the house to the real internet connection. I will revert.
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  2. [Ion]

    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    As long as it had internet access, I'm pretty sure that TeamViewer will work
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    Started looking at and planning parts for i7 build. Have a question though, would the i7 860 be any better an overclocker than the i7 920? I mean, for the money, you can get better RAM and Mobo with socket 1156.

    EDIT: Here's my initial choices..

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    the 920 clocks better that is all there is to it.
    most 860's will clock about the same as a C1 920 i7 but when it comes to the D0 920 then the 920 is the clear winner
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    Well, nice to see 4 tasks running now. But only at stock atm. Even though the mb has 775 mounting holes, the back plate on the LOTES socket won't let me use the crossbow bracket on my 1283, and one of the push pins refused to lock. So stock cooler for now.:banghead:

    Hopefully next month can upgrade a cooler and case. But will start playing with ocing when I have time.
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    Cool, well I'll rule out the i7 860 then. Money shouldn't be a problem next month :D
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    Overclocking potential 860 vs 920 is a wash. They should all hit around that 4ghz mark give or take 200mhz, the real thing to consider is upgrade paths.
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  8. Chicken Patty

    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    Guys my i7 should be arriving either today or tomorrow. I'll have another i7 sooner than I though :D
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    from what i have seen the 920 D0 likes to clock higher on less volts and seems to hit 4ghz more often. Now the X58 seems to have a better upgrade path as it have the i9 coming out for it soon and it doesn't look like there is going to be any 6core monsters for the P55
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    Upgrade path is not critical for me. When something better comes along, I'll buy that, as a dedicated cruncher, and use this one as main rig. Plan on keeping a 2 PC farm, simply because I can't handle the heat. So the idea is to have the better of the two always as the dedicated cruncher, since games don't need as much to run smoothly.
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    I have not seen where someone with an 860 who wanted to hit 3.8-4.0 was not able to do so, the same for D0 920s. Sure the likely hood of getting to 4 with a C0 is smaller, but on average even the C0 people will get to 3.8. Its all about whether or not you want that 6 core i7-980XE or if you will be running multiple DX11 cards that will be choked on a P55 (non NF200 equipped) w/ dual 8x PCIe bandwidth.
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    This is a crazy question, but here goes: Would you say it's worth the extra cost to get this bundle guaranteed to do 4.2GHz? Just want to make sure I get maximum PPD :rolleyes:

    http://overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=BU-045-OE

    EDIT: Calculated it to be a £50 premium.. might just go for it
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    I wouldn't spend the extra but that is a nice combo


    @theonedub I can see we both have different Views on this and our rigs show that we don't agree. This is something that we could argue about for hours and not get anyplace so allow me to sum it up

    Both the 920 and 860 have a good chance of 3.8-4ghz. The X58 has a better upgrade path and better PCI-E bandwidth for high powered cards.
    That seems to about sum it up... it comes down to the buyer alot more then anything else when deciding between the 860 and 920
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  14. theonedub

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    I run both my i7 and Phenom II as dedicated crunchers and I could not see myself paying any premium for an extra few 100 mhz. When it comes down to it you are looking to gain ~400PPD. For reference my i7 860 @ 3.5ghz is averaging 3,600PPD. Just don't think its worth it.

    @ POS

    Thats all I have been saying from the get go. You were the one who said there was an advantage :roll:
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    i would take the x58 board, and then in some months or maybe a year or so then upgrade to one of them smexy westmere xeons:D
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    To add to your not worth paying a premium my 920@3.7ghz is averaging 3,900 PPD so i have to agree..

    Also i do see an advantage to the X58/920 but its just not that great of one. I myself almost got the P55/860 but then changed my mind at the last minute to get the x58/920

    EDIT: onedub what voltage is your i7 running?
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    [​IMG]

    Yours?
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  18. [Ion]

    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    I'd say go for the i7 860, the difference in speed should be small (couple hundred mhz max) and I wouldn't spend the extra money on the 920. Although it would be better for multiple GPUs for F@H or a 6-core upgrade.
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    Thanks for all your input. Good to have people who know give you a hand picking stuff!

    Still got a month or so to decide. Think I'll forget about the bundle deal, plenty people on TPU to get me a good OC without all that added cost. Think I may go 860 for now, since it will be dedicated cruncher so graphics support is a non-issue and don't have upgrade plans for it.

    Then at a later stage I'll get another rig with the 6cores. Then the 860 would be my main rig. And the current Q9550 go to sister.
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    quick addition- F@H does not require much bandwidth, I have had three cards (275, 275, 8800GTS) all folding on my P55 SLI without a PPD hit running in 8x 8x 4x respectively :D Getting them to all play nice with each other and have room to breathe was a different story :(
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    Trying folding at the moment. Though from what I understand ATI sucks compared to NVIDIA for that. Depending on how electricity bill goes, might keep it up and get some NVIDIA's for the job. So good to know the p55 won't limit it
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    I'ma start crunching for the team. I feel silly joining having just sold my 8800GTX, but I wanna do a little. :laugh:
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    welcome zithe happy crunching :rockout:
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    Welcome aboard man, any help is always appreciated. It's a good feeling knowing you are helping humanity out bro, really good feeling. Enjoy your stay on the team and have some fun while at it, stick around the party is always going here :toast:

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