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Been silent here for a while. But now I can show the long road to my CEP2 cruncher's completion.
It all started nice and cheap based around a FX-8320E.

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Upgraded with a NH-L9x65 cooler.(Which in hindsight was a quite optimistic choice.)
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It did actually hold up at stock, but overclocking was out of the picture. Managed to hold WCG at 3,3GHz.
Quickly upgraded to a NH-U9S, which helped me push to 3,9GHz.

The temps were still a cause for concern, so when I decided to dump it into a case, yet another cooler upgrade took place.
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The fans by the motherboard were my solution to cooling the VRM. Through struggles with fan speeds and noise, and resulting temps, I ended up deciding that the motherboard wasn't up to the task. Wanted better fan control and beefier VRM.
Meant ditching integrated graphics, so got a small dedicated for the job.
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The final result with the ASUS 970 PRO GAMING/AURA finally had me satisfied.(After I put a fan on the northbridge.)
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Thread revival time! Let's see some more picks of what everyone is running. :rockout::rockout:

I've been wanting to move my swiftech cooler to the front of my case but the tubing wasn't long enough. Going with the black/white theme of my X99 deluxe, I bought some white tubing. Also, I got a great deal on a set of dominator ram with white led's and with the the white fans from my fractal case, I'm all in for the black and white theme. I even set the rgb on my 470 strix to white. I'm not much for the led lighting, but I think this looks pretty good.

Flash pic.



Tried to get the lighting to show but this pic doesn't really do it justice.



Here's my Xeon 2683v3 14 core 28 thread cruncher. sitting on a shelf.



Last is the Xeon 2658v3 12 core 24 thread in a dusty old corsair case. :D

 
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Thanks for bringing this thread back to life. :)
 

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Out left is Shit. In the stack is from bottom to top: Server, CEP2, Mikkel, Little Server, Shoe and No Power. And the black tower on the right is Foldy.

Running WCG is Shit with a N3150, CEP2 with a FX-8320E, Little server with a G3258, Shoe with an Athlon 5350 and No Power with a J3455. Foldy is on and of folding, depending on the heat right now.
 
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some of you guys' WCG rigs are nicer than my main PC :cry:
 

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Here's about half of my farm.....

Trish*

*psu has been changed since this pic- using a Corsair TX650 in it atm

Julia


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My 4P


My Gamer


Don't have any pics of my 3930k rigs or the Kreij rig atm but will add them in when I get a chance :)
 
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What I currently have crunching atm. Will add the SR-2 with dual X5680's once I get it sorted out.







 

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My little 901 Box is an i5-6600K with16GB of DDR4-3200 RAM
The GPU is a GTX-980 Windforce.
I didn't open it up for the picture because it's a PITA to do.

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My second rig is an i7-6850K with 64GB of DDR4-3200 RAM.
It has two GTX-980Ti GPUs in it.

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The third is a Ryzen 1700X box with 16GB of DDR4-3000 RAM inside.
It uses two RX-480 GPUs.

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Expanded my Swiftech cooler on my main rig this weekend. Added a 360 rad and micro-res. Hard to see the new rad in the pic, its fairly tight at the top of this case. It's overkill I know for just a cpu but these X99 chips run pretty hot when you overclock them. Really happy with the upgrade, I'm able to run the pump at 2000 rpm and all the fans at 7v. You can't even tell if its on until you get right up next to it now. :D

Temps are great too, low to mid 60's crunching away at 4.4ghz.

 
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Well I'm sure that everyone has seen these but since they are my crunchers, I thought it might be a good idea to post them up :)

My Dell R710 - 2 x L5640's in there :)

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My SR-2 - X5650's

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My 2600k and 6700k rigs -

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And lastly something that I hope to be putting into another server to make it a pair.. We will find out sometime when this might actually happen!!

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I'm looking forward to getting that last one setup :) Another 32 threads for a worthy cause :) I do have my 5960X as well which I've yet to start crunching on..


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It's in no way finished, but it's working and I've had it 2.5 years doing nothing.. I need to save up to finish it off..... Hopefully when I have a pay rise in September with some luck, I'll be able to do it...
 

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Very nice farm:toast:
 
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The HP server case is a 22U, by my rough maths I have enough room for possibly 10 more servers if they are 2U each :) I think for pure giggles, I would like to see how full I can get it :D I do have another pair of L5640's here and the 8 core Xeon so I think I could get a few more cores up and running :) All I can say is thank god for solar power!! :D
 
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I hope these are of some interest to you all :)

I did some brief testing of a few crunchers as it was a hot Saturday afternoon, so I thought I'd share my results with you :)

My latest edition to my little crunching world.. E3-1245 V3 :) 4 core, 8 thread
Setup -
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Idle - Load -
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So just for quick reference call it 38w idle, then 95w load, cost per hour 1.39 p @ 15p a unit of electric

Next up is my 2600k -

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Idle - Load -
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So just for quick reference call it 42w idle, then 105w load, cost to run per hour 1.71 pence @ 15p per unit of electric

My 6700k :)

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Idle - Load -
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So just for quick reference call it 34w idle, then 117w load, cost to run per hour 1.78 pence @ 15p per unit of electric

I'm not sure of the points they produce as I've not got any figures for the them this past day, but when I do, I'll try and update you all :)
 

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Been running a few tests on the 5960X, somewhat a little disappointed by my results but not at all surprised in a way considering the age of the CPU anyways :)

I'll see if I can post something up tomorrow, just doing a little spreadsheet of my troubles :) I'm hoping that Excel will play nice!!
 
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Took all my rigs offline for an hour to sort out the mess. Moved them into better positions and hooked the entire set up to a single outlet.



Quite high, but this is 2x1700, 1x2700X, 1x1200, 1x 5350, GT 1030 and RX 570 all running 100% load. (the 5350 just runs my server). Also plugged in, is two Dell P1911 monitors and my Acer 1080P, two network switches, two USB switches and 3 Network IP cameras. Oh, and a halogen lamp I should really turn off. So all in all, fairly acceptable power use? It'll probably come down 50W when I turn of the monitors and lamp.

I also have a lot of fans and RGB stuff in my main PC... might consider stripping it down to shave off the wattage.

Edit: Got the wattage down to about 630W by lowering clock speeds on the 2700X and RX 570. Wattage limit on the 2700X is now set at 70W; resulting in 3.35-3.4 GHz on all cores running WCG. I set a -9.5% frequency reduction on the 570 in wattman; bringing the clock speed down to 1160 MHz and the power use is now at 75W (vs 100W). So, it's a lot more efficient now.
 
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Not bad for 5 chips and 2 cards under heavy load. My two GTX1070s take 240w on their own, and that's with a reduced power target. According to Coretemp, my 2600k takes about 87w under WCG load. Of course, it likely pulls more from the wall than that, when power supply inefficiencies are factored in.

If you knew your cost/kWh, you could figure out how much that's going to cost you every month.

746*24 = 17,904 watt-hours daily, or 17.904kWh. 17.904*30 = 537.12 kWh monthly, assuming 746w load all month long. If you pay 5 cents per kWh, as that meter says, your farm costs you, you pay $27 monthly for running this. Of course, you pay less when you shave that 746w figure down.

My math could be wrong, but it seems right to me, somehow. I'm still a bit uneasy with the concept of kilowatt hours. It seems to me it would be easier to work with raw numbers, not some funky measurement that represents 1000w over the course of an hour. It's starting to make more sense to me now (as I'm not terrible with math), but the first time I looked at this years ago my eyes just kinda glazed over and then I didn't worry about it anymore. :ohwell:

It appears that, in your case, factoring in 5 cents/kWh, a quick and dirty way to estimate your cost is to just multiply whatever your meter says by .036. This directly gives you the cost.

(24 hours)*(30 days)*(.05 cents/kWh)/(1000 to bring it down to kWh, as the meter reading is in watts, not kilowatts) = .036

So using your magic number, .036*746 = 26.856 (~27). Math checks out. Manage to get it down to 500w? 500*.036 = 18. Now you pay $18/mo instead of $27. Let's run a quick check on that with percentages...

500/746 = ~.67. So that's 67% of what it was before. 67% of $27 is... $18.09. Checks out.

And I used to say I didn't like math... I guess it was closer to the truth to say I'd rather play video games than worry about schoolwork, which led me to be not great at math at the time. Then one day everything just clicked and I passed algebra with flying colors with minimal effort. o_O

You can also save on your electric bill by investing in more efficient power supplies. But the cost of the power supply itself is sure to be far more significant than the savings it brings. You would have to be crunching for a long time to realize any savings. I'm interested in a new power supply myself, because if you check my specs, you'll see I have a budget unit powering a hungry system, and it's under heavy load all the time. While saving watts at the wall is nice, I'm more concerned about the power supply itself burning out on me.

Also, another benefit of a more efficient power supply is the fact that it will generate less heat. As a quick example, if my system pulls 400w (number out of my ass) from the power supply, and my power supply is 80% efficient, it's pulling 500w from the wall. All watts pulled from the wall eventually turn into heat generated in the room the computer is in. If I upgrade to a Titanium unit, which is 90% efficient at minimum, that figure becomes 444w. That's 56w less heat generated.

If you have 5 rigs running in the same room and you also have an air conditioner set to keep the room at 68 degrees, you're dumping 746w of heat into that same room. Now the AC has to work harder to keep it at 68 degrees compared to if none of that was there, so your AC is using more energy now. Make your rigs more efficient and you directly save on energy costs to run the rigs, but you also indirectly save on AC costs. Or, if you're like me and you don't have a lot of cooling capacity, it will simply be less hot. On colder days I'll just crank up my space heater video cards...
 
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I never programmed the meter. We pay £0.13 per kWh. Which is really expensive.... I didn't get the right tariff before, at the current rate the crunching farm alone costs £60 a month to run.:eek: :fear:
 

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Hmm...

24*30*.13/1000 makes your magic number ~.094 instead. That's... .094*746 70.124...

How did you arrive at £60? I'm getting slightly over £70 here. But I'm only using the 746w number I see. This can be less with less RGB (as you mentioned), and of course, undervolting.
 
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Hmm...

24*30*.13/1000 makes your magic number ~.094 instead. That's... .094*746 70.124...

How did you arrive at £60? I'm getting slightly over £70 here. But I'm only using the 746w number I see. This can be less with less RGB (as you mentioned), and of course, undervolting.
I'm using this and a figure of around ~650W (as that is the rough usage when all unnecessary equipment is turned off).

My main PC (2700X+570) has an 80PLUS Gold unit, one of my 1700 rigs also uses a Gold unit, all other machines in the farm are Bronze rated. It does get rather toasty in here, but I keep the window open almost 24/7 unless its torrential rain.

I'm currently in the process of writing proposal with advantages and disadvantages for me to purchase a GTX 1660 to replace, or perhaps supplement the RX 570. The perf/watt increase is considerable, and has the added, though not quite as important to Science, benefit of allowing me to enjoy Metro Exodus at a higher frame rate :)

Thanks for the input, hat, it is much appreciated.:)
 

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Ah, you went down to 650w. When I plug in 650 instead of 746, I get 61.1.

There's not much to be gained upgrading from a Gold unit, or even Bronze. The difference from Bronze to even Titanium is 10% or less, and Gold, of course, much smaller. Even jumping from Bronze to Titanium is almost certainly not worth it. To fight off heat in the room, you might try a box fan or something in your window... as an exhaust. Think of the room like a giant PC case. You'll exhaust heated air outside and pull cooler air from elsewhere in the house. Of course, there's also always undervolting. You might only save 5-10w per undervolted machine, though, but all it costs you is some time stability testing. If you save 50w, you save about 5 bucks per month. It's not a lot on it's own, but combined with other optimizations, it adds up.

The RX570 is taking up a lot of power, and not putting out much PPD. The GTX1660(ti?) should take less power and put out much better PPD. It's also about 40% faster in games. In your situation, I probably wouldn't even fold on the 570. I probably wouldn't fold on the GT1030, either. I dunno how much power it takes, but the 40k PPD it seems to put out is largely insignificant. A GTX1070, by comparison, should put out around 700k...
 
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Ah, you went down to 650w. When I plug in 650 instead of 746, I get 61.1.

There's not much to be gained upgrading from a Gold unit, or even Bronze. The difference from Bronze to even Titanium is 10% or less, and Gold, of course, much smaller. Even jumping from Bronze to Titanium is almost certainly not worth it. To fight off heat in the room, you might try a box fan or something in your window... as an exhaust. Think of the room like a giant PC case. You'll exhaust heated air outside and pull cooler air from elsewhere in the house. Of course, there's also always undervolting. You might only save 5-10w per undervolted machine, though, but all it costs you is some time stability testing. If you save 50w, you save about 5 bucks per month. It's not a lot on it's own, but combined with other optimizations, it adds up.

The RX570 is taking up a lot of power, and not putting out much PPD. The GTX1660(ti?) should take less power and put out much better PPD. It's also about 40% faster in games. In your situation, I probably wouldn't even fold on the 570. I probably wouldn't fold on the GT1030, either. I dunno how much power it takes, but the 40k PPD it seems to put out is largely insignificant. A GTX1070, by comparison, should put out around 700k...
Just bought a GTX 1660, Gigabyte OC edition with dual fans for £199. Pretty excited to test it out. I might indeed not fold the 570, but honestly, those extra 300K PPD do add up:) I think I will fold on both the 1660 and 570, and foot the bill. It's for Science, after all:)

Well, here's to Team Green after 4 years of Radeon.:toast:

In all fairness, I don't really expect miracles from Navi, especially if it's GCN. By the time I wish to ugprade the 1660; AMD's next-gen architecture should be here along with Intel's too. :)
 
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