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TPU's WCG/BOINC Team

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

  1. manofthem

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    SHWEEEET! :toast:
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    Yup! I sold three dual cores recently, and while I spent some of the money on a new board for my i7-860 system, I still have a bunch left. And I'll probably be able to get ~$150-175 for this system, and I'm hoping to pick up a pair of other dual cores this coming weekend @ ~$25 each :toast:
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    I may have an E6300 available fro sale real soon, as well as a PD 820 and another chip. I'd be willing to cut deals for anyone here.
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    Wow, that's some crazy hardware, and good job on the moneys!!! It's good to have guys on the team that have all that goodness, so you are a :pimp: :respect:
    I'm going to keep you in mind T, because I've been wanting to put together another system for a while. :)
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    Thanks! :toast:

    I sold my last C2D at a 1100% profit--it's a great business, although the limiting factors are space in my dorm room and availability of HW :ohwell:
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    1100% Holy.

    Did you buy used?
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    What der herros? How did you manage to pull off 1100% profit? We must learn your ways :respect:
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    No shit!!!!!!!
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    Indeed I did. I picked up a Core 2 Duo system for $10 because the case was badly damaged, repaired the case, and sold it for $120. I also got an AMD X2 for about the same price, put it in the case from my i7-860, and sold it for a similar price. And usually each system I assemble gets to crunch for a week or two until it's sold :)

    The problem is, I can only get about two systems a month at this price--but that's not terrible, as it's still about $200 in profits a month that I can spend on WCG stuff :toast:
    That's great! Thanks for posting it! :)
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    Here's my "new" Core 2 Duo:
    [​IMG]
    A C2D E7400 running on an Asus P5K-E under a Zalman CNPS9500. I'm currently testing a 3.4GHz OC, which I think is probably as high as I want to take it. It's run LinX for an hour stable, so I think it's good. Maybe I'll shoot for 3.6GHz tonight. I'm going to throw WCG on it tonight :)
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    I wish I had a premium 775 board that wasn't an ancient 975X. :p
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    No, it still shows me in 24th. :laugh::laugh::laugh:

    J/K Norton. Yep, that is a great stats site for sure. To bad it didn't have the pie chart like Free-DC does though.

    We need a good coder to come up with an easy pie chart editing program. Maybe through M$ Office? Where one could enter the stats and it would automatically produce the pie chart.
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    I'm working on one with Office- halfway there :p Done on the names and %'s ... still messing with the pie and slice colors ;)
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    It's a special board to me--the backbone of the first computer I ever built myself. Then it ran an E6400, but it was still a solid setup :toast:

    It'll be hard to sell it :)cry:), but I really just don't need it any more.

    While it isn't supposed to do the sort of FSB that a P45 board does, it still works quite well :toast:
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    Yeah, I bought a used ASUS P5WDH Deluxe a few months ago, and it has been solid although it doesn't go over ~385 FSB. One of the caps between the PCI slots blew up sometime in the last month or two as well.
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    :respect::respect::respect: Sweet man. I need to learn more about MS Office as it has some powerful capabilities for sure.
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    Seems like nothing but trouble lately. FreeDC went down, the WU version change, I lost internet for several hours, and now I find my PC had blue-screened. :(
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    Distributed computing rewards perseverance and tests patience :roll:
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    But look on the bright side: freeDC went down but we still have alternatives, WU version changed but KieX was quick to supply a solution, your Internet went down but there was work in the buffer hopefully ;), you BSOD'd which seems like your only real problem. It may have been a freak thing or its just something that a little tweak or 2 will fix.

    All's well in rough sailing and it seems we have been sailing in some turbulent waters lately :roll:

    But I think KieX is right:
    It sure does test patience! :banghead:
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    Only had enough free time to piece this together and test for 100% functioning parts- will be getting it online probably by next weekend. Can't remember the last time I went so long without crunching :eek:

    [​IMG]

    Thinking I might make a bracket to physically mount the radiator, but it actually runs OK with the bottom mount fan :D This would probably be a great candidate for a genuine sleeving run..
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    In the words of performance-pcs.com, if you sleeve it, they will come! Thus, I say go for it, it'll look great and be a beast! :D
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    That's a ton of hardware stuff in a small box! :toast:
    What GPU is that you're running?


    I just got the new C2D crunching :toast:
    [​IMG]
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    Passive XFX 512MB HD5450 from KieX (the one he was offering in the other thread). Even sent me the Low Profile bracket :toast:
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    Looks like I got my first few computation errors when my computer blue screened twice :shadedshu Computer isn't sending results cuz my internet is being dumb.:banghead:
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