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TPU's WCG/BOINC Team

Discussion in 'World Community Grid (WCG)' started by Chicken Patty, Feb 20, 2009.

  1. Arjai

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    I can't tell because I don't want anyone stealing my idea. I think it could be cool. Plus I have been mulling about with it for some time and have a couple of Ideas for their re-use. As something else, they were not intended for. :D
     
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    Stock intel heatsinks make great paper weights and coffee cop not stain stable thingies
     
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    Stock Intel heatsinks NEVER worked for their intended purpose!! :laugh:
     
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    PSU died. Rig out of order for at least 15 days.
     
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    Booo!! Good luck finding a new, better, PSU!!

    Maybe someone here could find one for 'ya!!

    BTW, for those counting...Corsair PSU, Dead.

    :)
     
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    The only psu I have had die on me so far was a corsair cx600 like his. I RMA'd it and then the RMA flamed up too.
     
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    There are too many to count, but it always seems, to me, Corsair PSU's = Dead Psu.

    They make lot's of nice things, PSU's not true. IMHO.
     
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    Maybe there's just a bad batch of CX600's around?

    I've been through a Corsair AX1200, HX850, TX750, TX850, TX650, CX500, CSM650, and a CX430 (x2)... all of them are still running. The only psu's I've bought that crapped out were a Silverstone Strider 600w (died after 3yrs) and a Seasonic M12 II 750 (defective- replacement runs perfectly)

    EDIT- and a TX550 (forgot that one)
     
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    Going to get this RMA'd for the 2nd time.
     
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    I am not saying corsair is bad, but the CX brand is their cheapest. I got my cx600 for $25 on a shell shocker.
     
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    Failed PSUs in order, Enermax 450w (many years ago), BFG LS-550 (doa), BFG GS-650 (recent, need to confirm).
     
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    manofthem WCG-TPU Team All-Star!

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    I believe the CX line would have issues if ran maxed 24/7 like in a cruncher or folder. I still have my old HX1000 that cruncher for a while and with the gpu unis, and it's still strong. Now onto a used AX1200 and I trust the same will be of this unit.

    In the beginning, I didn't understand the whole value of a psu, but now it's something that I definitely wouldn't skimp on. In fact, from here on out I'd like to get Gold rated psus only.
     
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    My old CX500 is in the cruncher rig that @ThE_MaD_ShOt built for the last challenge that @james888 won- had absolutely no problems with it through a couple of builds. I do run well below the rating on the unit so maybe that helps. Also, iirc @HammerON ran a CX750 in one of his rigs and ran a pretty hefty load on it for awhile.

    Is CX a value line?... yes! However, it looks like the CX600's are the ones really having issues
     
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    stinger608 Dedicated TPU Cruncher & Folder

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    Plus Norton, I believe that rig I won has a CX series of power supply in it. Hasn't had a single hiccup yet.
     
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    Im running 2 corsair psus in crunching rigs and no problem what so ever. I also bought both used. I think the tx750 I got from Norton a year or two ago. Runs great. Hell I have a cheapie raidmax 600 watt in my i7 rig and it has been rock solid.
     
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    Well, I went over to my university this morning. All the cruncher were out. Badly out.
    One word: Thunderstorms.
    'nuff said.
    Kept my crunchers out since friday evening. *sigh*

    Also, BOINC in the computer I build for my dad somehow updated itself. [???]. And due to this update, it dropped the account for some reason. [also, ???]
    Was not working for over a week :shadedshu:
    Fixed it today, too.
     
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    Your's was a NZXT Hale N 550w (BNIB) donated by @BarbaricSoul ;)
     
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    That CX corsair in the cruncher rig I will be receiving is tried and tested. I have good faith.
     
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    Might rejoin the team soon... not sure how much power my 3GHz Q6600 can crank our but hey it's something...

    I'd like to upgrade but I'd have a very hard time coming up with the money to do anything right now... not worth it to buy a different 775 chip and a whole platform upgrade would be rather clostly.
     
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    Main rig will be down this week-end. I will be starting to build my loop, finally. Finishing to sleeve my pump power and speed sensor this week, then it will be the time to build it!
     
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    manofthem WCG-TPU Team All-Star!

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    Sounds pretty awesome, share some pics with us when you finish up! ;)
     
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    I will for sure :D I can't wait to build this up. Too bad, I have no GPU in for, as my HD7970 DCU2, can't find a good used block, I doN't want to pay 130$ for xD, at that price, I will buy a used 290 and put one on it, but I will wait for next gen GPU.

    XSPC Raystorm D5 EX240 with Feser One Blue liquid

    [​IMG]

    :D
     
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    stinger608 Dedicated TPU Cruncher & Folder

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    :laugh: Yep, just looked and your correct sir. See, old age is getting to the memory.:laugh:
     
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    Was suffering through a bit of a heat wave, past couple days have seen average temps of 104F. Although I wanted to see just how well the abundance of radiator in my loop would handle extreme heat, I shut it down since I wouldnt have been able to monitor the results.
     
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    manofthem WCG-TPU Team All-Star!

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    :laugh: ;)
     
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