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I envy that sometimes. I have a terrible problem deciding avatars. I pick something, get bored of it, then have none for ages, then get another which I don't even like, endless loop of avatar dissatisfaction... :rolleyes:

Chicken Patty's avatar is pretty much the type of enlightened Handle/Avatar nirvana I can't seem to find :laugh::shadedshu
Oh ya CP's Avatar is sweet. Even better that it was another TPU Member who made it for him. :)

nonetheless, i hope you get to enjoy your new system to the maximum mjkmike :D
Yes MJ, can't wait to see your numbers go up! :rockout:
 
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My numbers go up and down just like all of you. I crunch to help, but it does help justify all the toys and fun. Have a 500$ chip that I just found so back to the games.:roll::roll:
 
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That's some nice performance from that chip. How are load temps?

You're tempting me to start a PPD/Watt/$ thread. With electricity costs being one of the factors that prevent some people from crunching 24/7 could be useful to help get an idea of cost and what will save money in the long run.

It runs at 78 C now. It used to be lower so I better clean it soon.

Edit: Changed the settings to 50 %. This laptop is meant to last at least 2 years and I got a bit worried.
 
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I suppose you have a legitimate response Don, however I think it depends on the product that one wishes to purchase. For example:

Asus Crosshair V Formula @ $230 for the AMD Bulldozer platform.

ASUS Rampage III Extreme LGA 1366 @ $360 for the current 2600K Intel

Both of these are of course the current high end boards for both platforms, and there is a $130 difference just in the motherboard prices.

don't get me wrong Don, I am not justifying going AMD or Intel, I am just merely showing a comparison between two different top end boards. Of course if one is going to a lower end and still able to get some good overclocking there is probably prices more closer to each other than this example. I think it depends on the users preference to be honest.
I am sorry but you cannot run a i7 2600K on a ASUS Rampage III Extreme LGA 1366. The most expensive motherboard for the LGA 1155 is the:
MSI Big Bang-Marshal (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 (B3) ...
As far as I know ASUS does not have a Rampage motherboard for the LGA 1155 series...
 
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they have the Maximus Extreme Z board, which is around 340$ ish something

but dont matter, its way too much, unless you have too much money lol and wants it for the bling bling http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXDoxxlgNG0

lulz
 

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Unfortunately I hate to be the bearer of bad news:

Chicken Patty said:
Sorry I've been lost, just been busy. Mom had operation and all. Hope you are well.
If you can I need a favor. Post on the wcg team thread that I might not be on as much. My mom just had a ischemic stroke and she's not doing too good. She's in the hospital right now.
We love yah cap'n and hope for the best.
 
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Luv you Dave and I'm soory to here the bad news. I hope all ends well.
 

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Crap CP!!! I hope your mom will be fine bro! Keep us informed my friend.
 

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Thanks guys, I actually sent this to JR yesterday but he had some phone issues so he just got this now and posted it. I decided to come online really quickly to check up on things.

My mom is doing much better, but the fact that this can repeat (according to the doctor) is pretty scary. It was heartbreaking seen her in the hospital bed how she was, just really caught me off guard and I must say I didn't handle it very well. But shes doing better, so that's what matters at this point.

Thank you guys! :respect: :respect:
 

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Thanks guys, I actually sent this to JR yesterday but he had some phone issues so he just got this now and posted it. I decided to come online really quickly to check up on things.

My mom is doing much better, but the fact that this can repeat (according to the doctor) is pretty scary. It was heartbreaking seen her in the hospital bed how she was, just really caught me off guard and I must say I didn't handle it very well. But shes doing better, so that's what matters at this point.

Thank you guys! :respect: :respect:
Glad to hear she is doing okay. I think I would have reacted the same as you. Hang in there man.
 
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CP, My mom died of a massive stroke. She survived it but was on life support and we all had to make the difficult decision as to when to "Pull the plug." :( I'm glad to hear she is doing good.

My thoughts are with you and your mom.....hopefully it does not go the course that my mom went. Stay in touch buddy, even by PM if you like. I'm here for you.
 

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CP, My mom died of a massive stroke. She survived it but was on life support and we all had to make the difficult decision as to when to "Pull the plug." :( I'm glad to hear she is doing good.

My thoughts are with you and your mom.....hopefully it does not go the course that my mom went. Stay in touch buddy, even by PM if you like. I'm here for you.
Thank you! :respect::respect:
 

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CP, You advised me. With your experience should you really ask that question? And what are the specs on your second rig that you want to cool? I have some ideas if you want my input. ;)
That cooler has some awesome reviews and ratings. But wonder if anyone runs it.

2nd rig is a S775 Pentium D, no overclock, just two extra cores because I have them, but I have a OEM style cooler that sucks big time!
 
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That cooler has some awesome reviews and ratings. But wonder if anyone runs it.

2nd rig is a S775 Pentium D, no overclock, just two extra cores because I have them, but I have a OEM style cooler that sucks big time!
Ya Better to post the HW you are wanting to cool it. I have no xp with that cooler. I ve read a lot of reviewas and I'm pointing towards Zalman.

I hope you find an answer. Worse comes to worse, use your gut instinct! :D
 
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That cooler is awesome, but you have to get the thermal paste done right. (Make sure you get it into the grooves of the cooler base, otherwise it affects your temps.)

Also, the stock fan is loud, I recommend replacing it with a pair of 120mms that can get the job done while being quiet.
 

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Edward could not have said it better!!! It is a great cooler. And yes to what he said about the thermal paste and the fans.
 

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Thanks guys, I'm going to be going to Tiger Direct either today or tomorrow to see what they have, if they have something I like there I'll grab it. I'll keep you guys posted. I have it crunching at 60% when I'm home (AC on, temps around 56-57ºC), and at only 20% when I'm at work (AC OFF, temps around 60ºC). So yeah, need to get a cooler soon.
 

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Thanks guys, I'm going to be going to Tiger Direct either today or tomorrow to see what they have, if they have something I like there I'll grab it. I'll keep you guys posted. I have it crunching at 60% when I'm home (AC on, temps around 56-57ºC), and at only 20% when I'm at work (AC OFF, temps around 60ºC). So yeah, need to get a cooler soon.
Yep the Hyper 212 would make a big difference I believe in the overall temps on that rig CP:toast:
 

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Awesome, thanks for the input. :)
 

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My buddy just joined us with his E8400, but he has a QX9650 coming his way this week, so that's another two cores, and then another two next week. :)

He should be popping up in here shortly.


Yep the Hyper 212 would make a big difference I believe in the overall temps on that rig CP:toast:
I already bought it, the fan is not that bad, It's a bit loud in my room already so no big deal. :) Awesome cooler for it's price.
 
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So Lauren's brother said he doesn't want an upgrade to his PC.

Looks like I'm about to build a 24/7 cruncher!
 

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Display(s) 2 Acer S231HL 23" LED backlit LCD's on a Dual LCD stand
Case Corsair 600T White edition
Audio Device(s) Onboard
Power Supply Corsair 850HX 850W
Software Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
I'm thinking a HTPC/Cruncher. Should be a nice little rig. :D