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#26
I had a similar board, the M3A32 MVP Deluxe, mine didn't come with the memory coolers though, or not sure if they did at all, been a while. Great boards though.
 

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#27
Thanks!

I didn't realize the memory coolers came with this board too... I thought that was only on one of the Crosshair boards with the NVidia chipset???

I picked this one up on jbunch07's FS thread :toast:
I had a similar board, the M3A32 MVP Deluxe, mine didn't come with the memory coolers though, or not sure if they did at all, been a while. Great boards though.
Well, I got my board directly from Asus at the time and it may have been a pre-production sample. They may have canned the memory cooler, not sure.
 

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Well, I got my board directly from Asus at the time and it may have been a pre-production sample. They may have canned the memory cooler, not sure.
Meh I don't remember if my model board had it at all, but anyways, I had fully watercooled the board, so i had changed all the coolers that came on it. That was my WC fantasy I had going on at the moment, then I fried the board :laugh:
 

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Found an old picture of it:



Lol, three 3 series cards in TriFire! :D
 

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I think I remember seeing this picture on here, but that was a bit ago and I don't even remember what I just had for lunch so there you go. :laugh:

Great setup for it's time. :toast:
 

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#31
Great looking boards but installing those memory coolers or swapping out memory must have been a real PITA :laugh:

The M3A32 looks like it was the SB600 southbridge model at least this one has an SB750. :rockout:

Hunting down screws for the cooler backplate ATM :)
 
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Great looking boards but installing thore memory coolers or swapping out memory must have been a real PITA :laugh:

The M3A32 looks like it was the SB600 southbridge model at least this one has an SB750. :rockout:

Hunting down screws for the cooler backplate ATM :)
I then bought a M3A79 with the SB750. Remember that the new SB along with ACC allowed me to hit 3.6 GHz on my Phenom 9850. Those were the good ol' days!
 

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#33
I then bought a M3A79 with the SB750. Remember that the new SB along with ACC allowed me to hit 3.6 GHz on my Phenom 9850. Those were the good ol' days!
:eek: A Phenom 9850 at 3.6 must have dimmed the lights in your neighborhood :laugh:

Sound like I picked up an awesome board for this project if it can do that :toast:
 

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Julia Cruncher's built and waiting (left one in pic).............:)

Twins 1.jpg


The Dominator ram and the Xig Dark Knight are on their way. I was going to split up my ram and use a stock heatpipe cooler to get it running tonight but the Xig crossbow adapter won't let me put the stock cooler on w/o some modifications. I decided it was better to wait than to change things around.

Online soon..... thanks for looking!!! :toast:
 
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Nice man.
 

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Looking great so far.

:eek: A Phenom 9850 at 3.6 must have dimmed the lights in your neighborhood :laugh:

Sound like I picked up an awesome board for this project if it can do that :toast:
Didn't dim, but it didn't live long after :(

 

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You be crunching up a storm soon.
 

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Doh! I can only imagine the heat that thing was putting out :twitch:

@ stinger- got a little package from out west with an awesome black CPU cooler in it :D
Thanks again for the swap :toast:
If I recall correctly didn't get too hot. But that was a while ago though. :(
 

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Enough pieces to start windows install :D

CA Ram 2.jpg


Xig DK 1.jpg


Thanks to Chaotic Atmosphere for the Awesome Corsair ram and to stinger608 for the Xiggy Dark Knight trade :toast:

I traded off my 5870 to trickson for 2 5770's so I will have a halfway decent GPU for each machine rather than a good one on one and integrated for the other :cool:
 
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Nice stuff. I should be getting my cooler tomorrow, thanks to CP
 

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I will join yall eventually with a New Machine and a Old, no ETA of parts or decision of buying atm
 

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I will join yall eventually with a New Machine and a Old, no ETA of parts or decision of buying atm
Can always use another cruncher onboard :toast:
 

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Can always use another cruncher onboard :toast:
Well when i build a machine to the spec I want with the money I have in due time then ya I will
 

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Motherboard X370 Taichi/ ASUS R3E/Asus P8P67 Pro/P9X79 Pro/EVGA X58 SLI 3/SuperMicro 4P
Cooling NH-D14/Phanteks/NH-U14S/H70/DeepCool/CM 212+ (x4)/NH-U14S/CM212
Memory 16GB GSkill TridentZ-3200 (1700X), 16GB GSkill FlareX-2400 (1600X),... various...., 4P- 16x1GB
Video Card(s) RX 580/HD 4670/HD 7770/HD 7770/HD 7770/onboard/HD 7770/onboard
Storage WD 500GB SSD/Seagate 2TB SSHD, everything else is Western Digital (mostly)
Display(s) Dell U2414H & 2409W / Dell 2208WFP (shared)
Case Silverstone FT01B/Source 530/Corsair 230T/Define XL R2/Silverstone FT05/Define R4/custom
Audio Device(s) on board (All)
Power Supply Corsair HX850/TX650/CS650M/X Gold 750/EVGA P2 850/X Gold 1050/HX650
Mouse Logitech G300s
Keyboard Thermaltake Challenger Prime (Great for $30!!!)
Software Win 7 Home 64 (Win 10 Pro 64)/Win Pro 64 or Ubuntu 12.04 LTS/14.04 LTS/17.04
Benchmark Scores Why sit on the Bench when you can get in the game and Crunch!!!
#46
It's Alive!!!! :eek: !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D


Its Alive.jpg


Windows install tomorrow :toast:
 

stinger608

Dedicated TPU Cruncher & Folder
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System Name Dean Machine
Processor Intel 4790K
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Cooling Corsair H100i and video card custom loop
Memory 16 gigs Crucial Ballistix Tactical Tracer
Video Card(s) Dual liquid cooled HD7970's (Thanks to Norton!!!)
Storage Crucial M4 256 gig SSD
Display(s) Overlord 27" 2560 x 1440
Case Corsair Air 540
Audio Device(s) On board
Power Supply Seasonic modular 850 watt Platinum
Software Windows 10 Pro
#47
Awesome Norton!!!!!!!

Damn, your going to run away with the crunching here soon man.

What the hell was I thinking?????????? LOLOLOL Awesome bro!!!
 

jbunch07

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Storage OCZ Agility3 60GB(boot) 2x320GB Raid0(storage)
Display(s) Samsung 24" 1920x1200
Case Custom
Power Supply PC Power and Cooling 750w
Software Win 7 x64
#48
That board was a beast back in its prime! it will do you good! very solid board and ocs very well.
 

Chicken Patty

WCG Moderator
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Video Card(s) Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080
Storage Samsung 850 EVO 500GB SSD (OS)// OCZ Vertex 4 128GB // WD Black 2TB
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Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 G2 120-G2
Software Windows 10 64 Bit Home Edition
Benchmark Scores Real man crunch for TPU! :)
#49
Glad to finally see it running. So what does your crunching farm consists of now Norton?
 

Norton

Moderator & WCG-TPU Captain
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Processor Ryzen 1700X/i7-970/2600K/i7-980X/3930k/Opteron 6168x4/Ryzen 1600X/FX-8350
Motherboard X370 Taichi/ ASUS R3E/Asus P8P67 Pro/P9X79 Pro/EVGA X58 SLI 3/SuperMicro 4P
Cooling NH-D14/Phanteks/NH-U14S/H70/DeepCool/CM 212+ (x4)/NH-U14S/CM212
Memory 16GB GSkill TridentZ-3200 (1700X), 16GB GSkill FlareX-2400 (1600X),... various...., 4P- 16x1GB
Video Card(s) RX 580/HD 4670/HD 7770/HD 7770/HD 7770/onboard/HD 7770/onboard
Storage WD 500GB SSD/Seagate 2TB SSHD, everything else is Western Digital (mostly)
Display(s) Dell U2414H & 2409W / Dell 2208WFP (shared)
Case Silverstone FT01B/Source 530/Corsair 230T/Define XL R2/Silverstone FT05/Define R4/custom
Audio Device(s) on board (All)
Power Supply Corsair HX850/TX650/CS650M/X Gold 750/EVGA P2 850/X Gold 1050/HX650
Mouse Logitech G300s
Keyboard Thermaltake Challenger Prime (Great for $30!!!)
Software Win 7 Home 64 (Win 10 Pro 64)/Win Pro 64 or Ubuntu 12.04 LTS/14.04 LTS/17.04
Benchmark Scores Why sit on the Bench when you can get in the game and Crunch!!!
#50
Awesome Norton!!!!!!!

Damn, your going to run away with the crunching here soon man.

What the hell was I thinking?????????? LOLOLOL Awesome bro!!!
Thanks stinger- Too late now :laugh::roll: Still sticking to my 5,000 ppd plan/1 mil points by years end... for now so no worries for you. I think the balance of my effort is going to recruiting :D

That board was a beast back in its prime! it will do you good! very solid board and ocs very well.
It should do well and Thanks again :toast: Now I just have to figure out how to navigate through an ASUS BIOS :banghead: MSI/Gigabyte are nearly identical and I'm used to those :rolleyes:

Glad to finally see it running. So what does your crunching farm consists of now Norton?
Thanks Captain :)

Here's what I've got for now....

Cruncher 1 (Trish) MSI 790GX with a 960T
Cruncher 2 (Julia) ASUS 790FX with a 720BE* online by the weekend :rockout:
*will try it unlocked- stability was an issue unlocked in my other boards
Main Rig ASUS 990X with an FX-6200 @4Ghz
Will have 13-14 cores total available for crunching!!! :toast:

Once I get Julia running I will probably back off on my main rig a little bit to maintain 5,000 ppd and have a little reserve.

P.S> I guess I got a little Thanks crazy.... lost my button :(