Discussion in 'World Community Grid (WCG)' started by Chicken Patty, Feb 20, 2009.
That would be a nice addition. I've been eyeballing some video cards myself recently.
Sold man! 140$, I bought it 2 years ago for 209$ before tax
I am soo happy, first card I use that long, and sell back for nice price.
Looking for a nice discount of HD7970 now. if the best I see is again the Powercolor PCS+ (http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=79572&vpn=AX7970 3GBD5-2DHPV&manufacture=PowerColor&promoid=1324)
I would like to grab it again near 359$ like I saw :S I would like not powercolor but they have good card. Just Customer support is in California :S
There's xfx: http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=67172&vpn=FX797ATDFC&manufacture=XFX&promoid=1324
But I do not like them :S looks like cheap cooler and poor overclocking from review :S
XFX likes to go BOOM!!!
Take a peek:
*Jstn7477 had a terrible time with his 7950 too :shadedshu
Check into Sapphire or MSI (non-reference coolers)- Don't know if there are any good deals or cust. support in your area?
So, that cards just went BOOM!? Shocking
Looks like the vapor chamber bloated/blew out..... forgot where I got the link originally?
The XFX cooler is just as annoying as the stock cooler. My first brand new card had a fan bearing go in 3 weeks, and they sent me an older refurbished card which I think the vapor chamber failed on because it was hitting 95c and max fan speed by the time I beat Far Cry 3. The VRM section was bare minimum, the cooler (while cool looking) is tailored to each model to be "just enough" and in general they need a lifetime warranty because you'll be sending their card back at least once a year lmao. Bought a Gigabyte 7950 Windforce 3x last month and not only did it come with a 1GHz BIOS and beefy VRM, but I didn't have to waste $80 just getting a good cooler.
sapphire, there is one in canada, but I have heard if they need to send the card to China, you have to pay shipping. but they are a bit pricy.. I'm looking at gigabyte, or instead, I'll go back with Powercolor, as Asus are Pricy.. I'll see MSI for customer service
Yeah and to go well, guess who's got a house this summer???? ME and my wife!! Just bought it!!!
Hey congrats dude!!!!
I have some bad news, I maybe giving up crunching by summer time as I will likely be moving out of state and the place I am going to won't have a fixed electric bill so i likely won't be able to afford to power the rigs. till then i will be crunching full steam 24/7
Well, I'm sorry to hear about that--but I hope you're able to keep it up in full or in part
Me and my girl split up today and I will likely be moving in with another girl once i can find a job there
The part that sucks is the flat rate electric i will be losing when I do move. I will be keeping the rigs so I will crunch when i can afford it.
Sorry to hear about you and Ashley (right?) man. Hope things work out for you.
Yeah it is Ashli, it was by my choice. i had planed it if she lost the baby just for the fact that I haven't been happy with her anymore(not going to air my dirty laundry on a public forum).
Thanks for wishing me the best.
Well I guess everything happens for a reason bro, I'm here if you need me man.
http://www.gpugrid.net/ could be a good way to continue using our GPUs (overnight) to assist humanitarian research. It is a BOINC project as well, so no need to run multiple clients.
I'm planning make a new Rig just for crunching and I'm thinking about buy FX 8320 since is cheap but compared to intel are they better for chunch?
FX 8320 + HD7770 might be a solid cruncher.
That would make a good cruncher..... Intel setups will be better on power usage.
*note- imo the 8350 is worth the extra cost if you go with an FX setup
The difference is about 15€ so isn't much and a nice 500w psu can handle it even it overclock, something like CX 500 or XFX 550 (they are the most common here).
Either of those psu should be fine
I have a CX500 running fine with an FX-6200 rig (overclocked to 4Ghz)
And it appears there is a small group of people who crunch for that project under the banner of TPU: http://boincstats.com/en/stats/-1/team/detail/2592124/projectList
So when the HCC GPU WUs dry up I can hook onto that team, I suppose.
Edit: The front page is quite misleading because as it seems they stopped supporting ATI/AMD cards (went from openCL to CUDA). I should have taken a decent look from the start instead of creating "false hope".
An overclocked one can definitely compete with a pre-SB i7, but at 125w stock, power consumption is kinda enormous. Particularly with CPUs like the 77w i7-3770k
Can it happen? I got three on the Ubuntu client. They've been going for over 10 hours now, ETA shows "---" and progress doesn't go up. What can I do to unstuck them?
Maybe it is better to install the OS to HDD if you have one, that stick is not doing much good seemingly. Doing a stability test may be a good idea as well.
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