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

  1. Norton

    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    5x140mm and 1x180mm fans say don't worry bout' it :D

    The center cage is 100% open... I can always pull the drive trays out of it if I need a little more flow :pimp:
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    Looks good Norton, it reminded me I need to install the 7770 back in the other system... never did look again for that adapter. i found my old 7970 box so it may be in there.

    I like the case though, looks plenty open and great for flow and cable routing :)
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    With having now 3 computers sitting around, I am getting very tired of screws and cable management. I am kinda thinking about making some open air bench cases. Then stacking them in front of a big 20in fan.
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    With open computers the cables from the PSU go even more everywhere--yes, you can save on cases, but they're a bit louder usually and messy. But I have half a dozen open air systems, so I think the tradeoff is worth it ;)
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    Well the noise is not the biggest concern since all the computers are in another room. The way I would do it they would not be messy. I do think the trade off is worth it. I am thinking I will build a case for open air cases and stack them within a 20x20 space. I am thinking two atx+gpu's could go there, 4 if I am creative with the space. I want to have the 20x20 fan blowing over all of them. It would be cool to do a wind tunnel case like that one guy did but I am imagining less space. Just thoughts at the moment.
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    I have what is basically a wooden box thing with the doors taken off that I had three computers running in, right in front of a big box fan. It kept the temperatures reasonably cool--and the mess contained. I think I posted a picture around here some point. Currently it's only running two systems since the third was the 3930k that is now in a case ;)
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    Sounds exactly what I am thinking about. What I would like to be able to do is have some motherboard trays I could just interchange and move and so on.
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    I just put them on the wood shelf or maybe a cardboard box--but if you can get a motherboard try that would keep things a bit more secure, so it couldn't hurt :toast:
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    If I learnt anything about small spaces and lots of crunchers constantly being upgraded.. it's use shelves! I got the idea from Buck_Nasty a while back and it's the best way to go.

    You just need a little clearance for the GPU PCI plate, you can use cardboard under the motherboard or some cheap plastic standoffs for that. Here's a pic from my old farm if it helps with layout of caseless systems: http://img.techpowerup.org/110323/DSC_0412a.jpg
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    It's so clean--that doesn't look like a true crunching farm :p

    Also, I can't even imagine running a WCG farm on British electric rates :eek:
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    When I lived in that tiny room it was the only way I could have that many. Also the only way I could get the hot air expelled from the room.

    A single 7770 can output the same as all those i7's nowadays though, so realistically it gets cheaper to crunch each year even if electricity goes up.
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    I had a weird thing happen tonight...

    I played a little Jurassic Park while the 7970s crunched (no need to suspend them since the game is super non-intensive), and when I stopped playing, I noticed they were not crunching. The current time was at like 45-50 minutes for the WUs, which means they had stopped a while back.

    Anyway, according to MSIAB, the gpu usage was all funky, going up to like 83% for a brief time, then dropping back to nothing. It said they were running, but it wasn't working, no numbers were changing.

    So I closed BOINC to see if a restart would work. When I opened it back up, it said "couldn't connect to BOINC" and nothing happened. Under Tasks, nothing showed up; under Projects, nothing showed up. It lasted for a few minutes, maybe like 4-5 minutes, and then magically it all started working again.

    So, not sure what that was all about, but everything's back running fine now :)
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    Guys, I'm sorry about this, but I might have to start shutting down some of my crunchers this week. It's supposed to be a high of 80 today and 84 for the next few days, and the university still has our AC units set on "heat mode" (stupid Southerners). With this weather I just don't think I can keep everything going. I have the HD7950 and HD7770s outsourced to a friend, and I'll try to keep the 3930k/HD7930 and Xeon DP/HD7850+HD7770 going, but I will probably have to at least shut down the AMD 4P, 2700k/GTX470s and my older FAH GPU systems :(
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    Yep, south is starting to get hotter! Here in georgia its going to be high 70's today and tomorrow its going to be in low 80's.

    I am holding out on the AC for now but the 7970 will not be back crunching until my icy vision-A cooler comes in but the 5770 is good at 66 degs full load.
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    You guys need to be creative. You can sell the heat from your crunchers as a suana. Maybe even add a watercooling loop and preheat your waterheaters water, or even make a hot tub. It has been done before.

    IT AINT CRUNCHING IF YA DON"T FEEL DA HEAT.
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    LOL 24/7 cruncher is under water but not the 5770 that in it. I am surprised though cause the 5770's reference cooler is quite good but I would had only wished the 7970 was just as good
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    Is your 7970 reference. My 7970, before it went underwater, had that saphire dual x cooler. Compared to the artic accellero x3 fan thing I had on it, the dual x was 5c hotter and just a little bit louder. The dual x cooler was so good I did not see the need for the accellero.
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    It's been around 70F here, and last night I saw my main rig was up to about 34C for the water temp. Usually it's about 30C load, and 26C idle. I'm surprised the temp display hasn't given out again. Last time that happened when the loop was warm (for some reason).
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    Yea mine is reference and when I first got it, it would throttle under full load due to temps so I re pasted it and it helped around 4 degrees and stopped throttle but still gets WAY to hot for my tastes thats why I ordered this! by the reviews it cooled a reference card that was OCed down to around 55 deg full load!

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    Same temps I got on my artic accellero. I got horrible vrm temps though. How are they with that?
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    I have no idea what temps my water is, but the CPU is running at mid-70s C @ 4.5GHz and the rad is quite warm to the touch--so, whatever it is, it probably isn't too good...
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    Oh you guys up North, complaining about the heat. Today is in the 80's here in Florida, and it's just beautiful! Then again, we always keep the AC low, except when my little girl is sick, which had been recently.

    The main rig is water cooled and is pretty quiet, but the other system is air cooled, and I can hear it far more clearly. Sometimes when I walk into the living room, I can feel the warmth just floating around lol.

    @[Ion]: you have put forth quite a lot so you can afford to shut some down for now. I do wonder how warm my living room will be in the middle of the summer with both rigs crunching. :wtf:
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    I managed to score an extra couple of 7870s for very cheap... They'll replace my 7770s :peace:

    Also ordered 3 Antec Earthwatts 380. Should be here by next week.

    With HCC winding down by June(?) I think that'll be the last addition to my farm. I have another PII X6 in standby for when the GPU WUs dry off.
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    It is not that warm here, in fact it seems a bit cool for the time of the year.

    @ Ion: so you cannot set the AC in any mode you want, not even even off? Would opening the window work? I understand that you need to shut down PCs though.
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