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Does anyone have a water pump that they could donate or sell cheap? Mine self-destructed Tuesday evening. So my rig is inoperable until I can get a replacement.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. I belong to and contribute to the TPU Folding and WCG teams.
 
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Yes, I have an ivybridge I3 that I can loan you. PM me for more info.

Anyone have a Sandybridge or Ivybridge chip they would allow me to test a B75 motherboard I just picked up? I am hoping to test an I3 or celeron (No I5/I7) since it is going to replace my 1156 cruncher.

The build is

CPU: ???
MOBO: B75H2-AM (ECS but acer OEM Identical to the B75H2-M (1.0) but green PCB)
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Yes, I have an ivybridge I3 that I can loan you. PM me for more info.
I already built a I3-2100 a while back. Thanks though :)
 
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I don't crunch anymore, but I do have two or three basic PCI-express video cards. They're something like ATI x300's. Would help out if someone has a board that doesn't have an onboard gpu. Let me know if anyone needs them, just pay shipping.
 

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Ah, I think it was T that was running one of them. Seems like it was the original Home Server.

I suppose I can install 2011 and give it a shot before activating the OS LOL.
Yes, it was me, and it was WHS v1. It kept locking up on me, and I didn't want to deal with it. But then again, WHS v1 is a half-breed mix of Vista and 2003. I think WHS 2011 should do better.
 

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Yes, it was me, and it was WHS v1. It kept locking up on me, and I didn't want to deal with it. But then again, WHS v1 is a half-breed mix of Vista and 2003. I think WHS 2011 should do better.

Cool, thanks T! I thought it was the original version but wasn't sure. I think that the 2011 version is built on server 08 R2 if I am not mistaken. Should work okay.
I guess I will find out. :laugh:
 
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Just to chime in, You're right stinger608. WHS 2011 is built on 08 R2.

That being said... I've ran both WHS and WHS 2011 for 6 months each. Both were a waste of time. I mean I guess it's good for what it was intended to do, but when you start going outside those boundries, it starts to mess things up. I ended up just rolling my own distro so to speak out of a W7 install for my home server. I don't recommend WHS at all. The benifits just dont outweigh the hassle.
 

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Just to chime in, You're right stinger608. WHS 2011 is built on 08 R2.

That being said... I've ran both WHS and WHS 2011 for 6 months each. Both were a waste of time. I mean I guess it's good for what it was intended to do, but when you start going outside those boundries, it starts to mess things up. I ended up just rolling my own distro so to speak out of a W7 install for my home server. I don't recommend WHS at all. The benifits just dont outweigh the hassle.

I think I was just more wanting to fool around with WHS 2011 than anything. Seeing what it was about and still being able to crunch for the team with it. :p
 
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I think I was just more wanting to fool around with WHS 2011 than anything. Seeing what it was about and still being able to crunch for the team with it. :p
It's fun to play around with for awhile. The dashboard and automated backups are nice. But honestly you can get programs that do the automated dashboard, and I ended up RDP'ing into the server more often than using the dashboard. Other than that it's a real hassle.
 
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Does anyone have a water pump that they could donate or sell cheap? Mine self-destructed Tuesday evening. So my rig is inoperable until I can get a replacement.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. I belong to and contribute to the TPU Folding and WCG teams.
Bmaverick sells some very nice, new DDC-T1s for a rather reduced price. I've recently bought a second one from him. They were apparently rescued from a salvage, so I've heard.
http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/threads/can-au-eu-mcp350-pumps-ddc-1t-35-shipped-pp.155400/
 
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Thanks, I'll look into that. For $35 I will definitely get one. Just one question though, will I need to purchase an aftermarket top to use 1/2" ID tubing?
Yes.
 

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Thanks, I'll look into that. For $35 I will definitely get one. Just one question though, will I need to purchase an aftermarket top to use 1/2" ID tubing?
But chances are you can find a top for cheap in the forums here or any others you might frequent.
 
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Anyone able to point me towards a really good deal on a socket 1366 motherboard and RAM. I have a i7 920 available locally for $65 which would make a good starting point for yet another crunching rig.
 

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Anyone able to point me towards a really good deal on a socket 1366 motherboard and RAM. I have a i7 920 available locally for $65 which would make a good starting point for yet another crunching rig.
I dunno why but x58 boards are coming harder to come by and when you find one its atleast over 100$. I searched for a month and finally found a OEM alienware motherboard on ebay and took a chance on it. It was 75$ and also came with bent pins (seller said it was good but bent pins pissed me off). After bending the two pins back it works great but takes a good 20 seconds to even post the boot screen which is a known problem with these boards. It even OCs quite well for the cooler I have.

This is the board I bought but it was 75$ at the time.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Genuine-Del...319498578?pt=Motherboards&hash=item1c3f34a352
 

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Anyone able to point me towards a really good deal on a socket 1366 motherboard and RAM. I have a i7 920 available locally for $65 which would make a good starting point for yet another crunching rig.
+1 to what Brandon said- decent X58 boards are getting harder to find and the prices are steep. I would avoid 1366 setups unless you get a good deal on a hex core chip ;)
 

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+1 to what Brandon said- decent X58 boards are getting harder to find and the prices are steep. I would avoid 1366 setups unless you get a good deal on a hex core chip ;)
Yea a person can pretty much put together a 1155 system for about what it costs for 1366 hardware. I don't get it to be honest.
 

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I've been able to pick up a couple X5650's for $250 or less (for both), and a dual-1366 board for $200 or less (one was $180 with two Noctua coolers). Considering I had all the other parts, I thought it was worth it. These perform close to dual 3770K setups, but with only one board, meaning I can run with less rigs. If I was damn lucky and got an awesome deal on two 3770K's and boards, I still don't think I could have done it for less than what I got these for.

Right now I know where I can find a dual-socket board for ~$120-130, and two X5650's for $230.
 

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I've been able to pick up a couple X5650's for $250 or less (for both), and a dual-1366 board for $200 or less (one was $180 with two Noctua coolers). Considering I had all the other parts, I thought it was worth it. These perform close to dual 3770K setups, but with only one board, meaning I can run with less rigs. If I was damn lucky and got an awesome deal on two 3770K's and boards, I still don't think I could have done it for less than what I got these for.

Right now I know where I can find a dual-socket board for ~$120-130, and two X5650's for $230.
Dual 1366 and Xeon's are a completely different story! ;)

I'm guessing that the i7-920, etc... chips can't be used in a dual socket board?
 

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I saw those X5650s yesterday- was very tempted to get reckless :laugh:
 

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Dual 1366 and Xeon's are a completely different story! ;)

I'm guessing that the i7-920, etc... chips can't be used in a dual socket board?
No, you need Xeons for the dual QPI.
 
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Motherboard Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 r4.0 / Gigabyte 890XA-UD3
Cooling H100i / Xig Dark Knight
Memory 4x 8gb G.Skill Snipers / 4x 4gb G.Skill Ares
Video Card(s) Gigabyte R9 290x / XfX DD & VisionTek HD6850's C'fired
Storage 256gb ssd, 2x 2tb Wd Blacks & 1x 1tb Wd black / 1x 1tb
Display(s) Dell Ultra Sharp 2408 WFp / Hp w2207
Case Raidmax Vampire / Chieftec Alum. Dragon Blue
Audio Device(s) Onboard Hd Audio / Onboard Hd Audio
Power Supply Corsair TX 850 watt / Corsair TX 750 watt
Mouse Logitech G500s
Keyboard Corsair Strafe
Software Win 10 pro / Win Vista Home prem. 64 bit
Benchmark Scores What are benchmarks anyway?
Hell I have 2 x58 rigs. I'll trade them for fx8350 rigs. lol jk. I too have noticed some spike in prices in x58 parts. But I have also seen deals out there too.
 

stinger608

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System Name Dean Machine
Processor Intel 4790K
Motherboard MSI 1150 Gaming mATX
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