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I have been super excited to get pictures of this build to you guys. I am pretty proud of it. @MxPhenom 216, I was going to use the megahalem elsewhere but I needed a heatsink for this system and it was readily available. I think a tiny case with a giant heatsink looks pretty cool too.
 
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I have been super excited to get pictures of this build to you guys. I am pretty proud of it. @MxPhenom 216, I was going to use the megahalem elsewhere but I needed a heatsink for this system and it was readily available. I think a tiny case with a giant heatsink looks pretty cool too.


Looks like air pulls from the back, through the CPU, then in to the PSU? That works out pretty nicely. GPU looks a little cramped up there (unless there's ventilation on the top). Almost need a reference cooler to exhaust out the back.
 
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Looks like air pulls from the back, through the CPU, then in to the PSU? That works out pretty nicely. GPU looks a little cramped up there (unless there's ventilation on the top). Almost need a reference cooler to exhaust out the back.
You are correct on the airflow. That is how the case is designed. It does have a side vent on the panel that is taken off for the picture. Air flows out pretty evenly from the side panel and the psu. The gpu is a 750ti and runs really cool as is. I don't think I could run a much more powerful gpu in here. My biggest complaint about this case is the lack of airflow the gpu gets. I modded on that case handle, but I didn't want to mod in air holes. The gpu isn't that cramped. It has about an inch of space above it, and I can take it out pretty easily. The only thing difficult to install was the fans but that is my fault for using an over sized cooler.
 
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Here is my current cruncher..



i7-4790k @ 4.9Ghz. The rig in the above pic is my daily driver. Besides crunching in it's spare time, it's mainly a gaming rig. I am working on getting 2 other rigs build as dedicated crunchers, which will both have FX-8350's in them. Power hungry FX's.. goodtimes. I do love those FX chips tho.. pretty fun to mess around with and tweak. Just need to land one more HDD and a cheapo GPU to get both up and running. I am also using an older Gateway Gaming Laptop with a Intel Core 2 Quad Q9100 for a little crunch here and there.

And thanks again to the TPU community, Norton, twilyth, and the other donators for the TPU Winter's End Challendge! Got a little boost for the crunching farm!
 
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I've found that you can shave about 0.25v (YMMV) from the Vcore on FX83xx CPUs and they'll still run fine at stock speeds. I'm running two 8320s on 95w boards (Asrock 880GM-LE FX) just by doing that.

I don't know why AMD gives them so much Vcore in the first place, maybe to give them OC headroom from the get go?
 
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I've found that you can shave about 0.25v (YMMV) from the Vcore on FX83xx CPUs and they'll still run fine at stock speeds. I'm running two 8320s on 95w boards (Asrock 880GM-LE FX) just by doing that.

I don't know why AMD gives them so much Vcore in the first place, maybe to give them OC headroom from the get go?
Would you know if that is common with AMD cpu's? My athlon x4 620 is downvolted by .2v and overclocked by 200mhz. That little decrease dramatically reduced temperatures and wattage used.
 
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My laptops Phenom 2 N830 is down ,15v, the Athlon 5350 is down ,1125v and the Athlon 860k is down ,175v. My A10-7850K is being odd, but I once had it running at 4,2GHz at stock voltage.
 
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My laptops Phenom 2 N830 is down ,15v, the Athlon 5350 is down ,1125v and the Athlon 860k is down ,175v. My A10-7850K is being odd, but I once had it running at 4,2GHz at stock voltage.
My a10-5800k does not like to overclock or downvolt. I think it just lost the silicon lottery.
 

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Would you know if that is common with AMD cpu's? My athlon x4 620 is downvolted by .2v and overclocked by 200mhz. That little decrease dramatically reduced temperatures and wattage used.
I've seen a lot of Gigabyte boards jack up the voltage much higher than necessary. Most AMD chips that I've dealt with are happy with a small bump in their clocks, a bump in NB speed, and a little bit of a drop in voltage.... they seem to run smoother and cooler when I did that- YMMV though.
 
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Here's my setup, ready for the upcoming challenge - I've since moved it to the floor of my basement which really helped reduce temps and noise. My dedicated 24/7 E5620 cruncher had issues due to some short or something while in the case, so its board now sits on top of the 827-14 server. I replaced its E5620s with 2 X5675s and will add one more board in the near future. It'll be too late for the challenge, though... :( Old pics here:



 
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Wow!!! That is an amazing looking setup @Heaven7 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :respect:
 
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Nice, that is some kickass hardware.
 

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Here's my setup, ready for the upcoming challenge - I've since moved it to the floor of my basement which really helped reduce temps and noise. My dedicated 24/7 E5620 cruncher had issues due to some short or something while in the case, so its board now sits on top of the 827-14 server. I replaced its E5620s with 2 X5675s and will add one more board in the near future. It'll be too late for the challenge, though... :( Old pics here:



Sweet! :toast: :respect:

P.S. Those pics will fit very well here too:
http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/threads/sexy-hardware-close-up-pic-clubhouse.71955/page-336
;)
 
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I spent almost an hour watching the whole thread, it's amazing the quantity of rigs you have in your farms. Donate all that computing power, keep them running, doing maintenance, paying power bills. Maybe, sometimes it's hard to explain why you do that, or that people outside technology world try understand it. This part of who you are, using the knowledge you got like a grain of sand selflessly to make a better world. Awesome job! :)
 
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I spent almost an hour watching the whole thread, it's amazing the quantity of rigs you have in your farms. Donate all that computing power, keep them running, doing maintenance, paying power bills. Maybe, sometimes it's hard to explain why you do that, or that people outside technology world try understand it. This part of who you are, using the knowledge you got like a grain of sand selflessly to make a better world. Awesome job! :)
I never have a hard time expllaining why I do it. I always get confused stares when I try to describe "distributed computing." ;)

It is nice to read that. Thank you.
 
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I spent almost an hour watching the whole thread, it's amazing the quantity of rigs you have in your farms. Donate all that computing power, keep them running, doing maintenance, paying power bills. Maybe, sometimes it's hard to explain why you do that, or that people outside technology world try understand it. This part of who you are, using the knowledge you got like a grain of sand selflessly to make a better world. Awesome job! :)
Thank you :toast:
 
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Here's my setup, ready for the upcoming challenge...Old pics here:



This looks like it should be on a drag strip ready to burn rubber. :pimp: :rockout:
 
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If its on the floor of your basement watch out for moisture
 
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If its on the floor of your basement watch out for moisture
Thanks for the warning, I'll keep an eye out. For now it's looking good, ambient temp is about 21-22° C, and humidity ~44%. At least the spiders seem to enjoy it... :)

I've installed a power meter to finally see the ugly truth, well turned out it's not too bad, after all. Each module uses 300W, for a total of 900W so far.
@qu4k3r , thank you very much for your post - awesome. :toast:
 
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I spent almost an hour watching the whole thread, it's amazing the quantity of rigs you have in your farms. Donate all that computing power, keep them running, doing maintenance, paying power bills. Maybe, sometimes it's hard to explain why you do that, or that people outside technology world try understand it. This part of who you are, using the knowledge you got like a grain of sand selflessly to make a better world. Awesome job! :)
I have a feeling that for a lot of us, and very much myself included, it's a good excuse to build nice rigs and play with hardware that would otherwise be hard to justify spending money on. It's a hobby that also benefits science. Taking Caring1's recent comment..
This looks like it should be on a drag strip ready to burn rubber. :pimp: :rockout:
..we use a lot of car analogies here. It'd be like building up a race car and every time you take it around the track, you help solve a piece of the puzzle in one of humanity's great issues. Both things provide a bit of a thrill.

I see us as a team that's constantly tweaking and changing our rigs, trying to get the most performance out of each of our fleets, practicing and preparing until a challenge comes along and we fire up all of our rigs and push them as hard as we can, putting all that tweaking and preparation to the test. When that test is over, we see our rank among our peers (both individually and as a team) and begin planning on how we're going to improve for the next challenge.
 
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I have a feeling that for a lot of us, and very much myself included, it's a good excuse to build nice rigs and play with hardware that would otherwise be hard to justify spending money on. It's a hobby that also benefits science. Taking .
This times 3. I could not justify this many toys otherwise.
 
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Location
Valencia, Venezuela
System Name Tropicaliente | Digger
Processor FX-6300 | Q6600
Motherboard ASRock 970 Extreme 4 | Gigabyte X48T-DQ6
Cooling EVGA CLC120 | OCZ Vendetta
Memory 2x8GB DDR3-1600MHz | 4x2GB DDR3-1333MHz
Video Card(s) Powercolor RX-570 4GB Red Dragon | HIS HD5670 1GB IceQ
Storage 256GB SSD (OS) + 512GB SSD (Games) + 500GB + 2TB + 4TB | 80GB + 320GB
Display(s) Asus VN247H-P | KVM USB Switch
Case Antec ONE | MyOpenPC Doma Pro PCI
Audio Device(s) on board + Logitech Z623 | on board
Power Supply Corsair TX-750 | Antec VP-450
Mouse MS Wired Desktop 600
Keyboard MS Wired Desktop 600
Software Win 10 x64 | ESXi 5.5.0: pfSense + Nas4Free + Win8.1 x86 Cruncher
...it's a good excuse to build nice rigs and play with hardware that would otherwise be hard to justify spending money on. It's a hobby that also benefits science...
Yes it is.
 
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