Discussion in 'World Community Grid (WCG)' started by Chicken Patty, Aug 8, 2009.
anyone have an am3 cpu they'd sell on the cheap?
Sorry for the late reply bro but yeah it will run on the server 2008 R2. Mine is running on a Storage Server 2008 X64
Thanks Bog!!! I had already loaded Windows Server 2008 R2 on the rig.
Also, if any of the crunchers have a flexible SLi bridge or two shoot me a pm. I am looking to purchase one or two of them asap.
Here is my WTB thread:
Thanks in advance,
i have a friend looking for a C2D chip with a $30-40 budget on it.he wants to play BFBC2 but his pentium D 820 isn't cutting it.decent overclockers prefered
Might be able to win an e5200 through bidding on eBay for that price.
But do some research on this site
i'd prefer to stay away from ebay,there's a member on here with an e6300 for $40 but i'd like to see if there was any other options
I have some DDR3 ram available for crunchers i will give it to them $45 shipped its 3x1gb D9 JNL 1066 CL7. It can run must faster then that(can't give any numbers as i haven't tried much)
US crunchers only (sorry everyone else)
Hmm i would love theses sticks cause ATM i have 3x2GB of the same exact stuff (crucial D9JNL)
BUT aint got the chedder ATM. been working on my car
I'm sure you already know its some great ram.
well to be honest, i cannot get my ram above 1149Mhz on mine. I know they oc nicely but i cannot seem to figure it out. it will BSOD while loading windows. but atm its runn CL8 1149mhz 1.65V
Thanks Tim, those are some great sticks!
mine reached 1500 at one point. I don't remember settings for sure.
@cp thanks. I hope to get them gone soon.
I'm going to be selling off my 1156 i3's over the next while here slowly, one leaving this week.
Being the Sandy i3's are not really clock monsters what should I go with instead?
They unfortunately need to be fairly cheap as the only reason I can really afford to do this like I do is because I build systems I can sell and let them cunch until the day they do sell.
I don't really want to take the major hit in PPD but I have a feeling I'm going to have to give up some.
I'm really having a hard time here because I have found a selection of fairly cheap mainboards that will push all my older i3's over 4ghz without any issues.
go 1366 i guess unless you want to get sandy i7's?
Um, if that was realistic it would have been done long before the i3's were ever put up.
As I stated, it's a price thing.
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assuming you can't get some 1366 rigs up fairly cheap
Not for a few hundred bucks, certainly not in a resell-able format.
I just sold my i7 920 and Rampge II Gene along with a Tt Jing for $270 shipped.
I'm sure if you want to go the older i7's you could get something to fit the bill.
Let me be a bit more clear...
I run a retail store, my crunching/folding systems are display systems primarily.
I do not mind having a few moderately higher end systems on the shelf HOWEVER, most systems I sell are around the $550-$650 range. That puts an i7 out of the question, in fact it puts the i5 out of the question most likely *but that's pretty much a waste over an i3 for PPD anyways*.
My realistic options are as follows....
AMD Athlon II, lower cost Phenom II, and i3's which are starting to get me stuck with Sandybridge chips.
Most of these systems are very similar to the following-
i3 540 @ 4ghz, 4gb ram, 500gb hd, win7 x64, gts450
They run F@H and WCG.
They need to land in the same price range as the above, these systems typically sell for around $850-$1000 depending on particulars and that's with around a $200-$300 profit depending again. It needs to stay in that range.
Im sorry but what your saying is mostly you can only build a cheap cruncher and only a Phenom x6 would get like 3K-4K a day. a quad maybe 1500-2500 a day.
A used I7 920 and board OCed to atleast 4Ghz would push 4-5K a day and with the new sandy bridge upgrades, i forsee alot of those systems for sale soon
I would look into the lower-end PII systems then. The PII is starting to get really cheap and the boards are also cheap. No matter what you get in that price range they are all going to be nearly the same performance wise.
Around that price, AMD procs might be your best bet. You could get some cheap Phenom X4s or X6s. The lower-end Phenom X4s will run you about $100, like this one. The cheapest Phenom X6 is $180. I don't know if that is in your budget, but you could probably find used ones for slightly less if you want to go that route. The GTS450 is a good card for your budget, though if you wanted to try other BOINC projects for AMD GPUs, they are much better, GFLOPS/$ wise, at crunching than Nvidia GPUs.
EDIT: brandonwh64, you're correct on the stats numbers, but you can't even find a used i7 920 for under $200, and new they'll go for about $250. I think that's a bit above his budget. And you also forget that AMD cpus are overclockable too.
Ya the Phenom II was looking like my best option really... Kinda bums me out, it's not that I can't afford it, it's that my customers wont buy them. I'm kinda in luck here, this is costing me nearly nothing to run all these machines except the massive power bill spike, but that's a tax write off for the company anyways
I see that people still are convinced that Intel is the way to go and aren't even willing to give AMD the chance.
AMD needs to do some marketing
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