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[Ion]

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Was likely going to list my 2600k tonight, for about $225 if you wanted to save some $$ over a 3770k.
Any chance you'd do a partial trade? (IE a SB i3+cash)
 

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Any chance you'd do a partial trade? (IE a SB i3+cash)
Was mainly looking to recoup some of my 3770K costs, but drop me a PM with specifics and I won't keep you hanging.
 

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I just sold my Shuttle KPC for $100--so that means a loss of about 800PPD in the short-run (less, actually, as I didn't run it 24/7), but it also goes a long way towards funding a HD7850/HD7870 :toast:
 

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Was likely going to list my 2600k tonight, for about $225 if you wanted to save some $$ over a 3770k.
Too bad I couldn't work out a trade with that for my 3570K. :(
 

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Looks awesome, great call on the 7950! Can't wait to see how it works for you :D
 

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Looks awesome, great call on the 7950! Can't wait to see how it works for you :D
I'm really happy with it. It's silent, runs 10 WUs at once (in about 12 minutes/batch) on the i3 and is totally usage for desktop stuff. A bit pricy, so I won't be getting another one :ohwell:
 

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I'm really happy with it. It's silent, runs 10 WUs at once (in about 12 minutes/batch) on the i3 and is totally usage for desktop stuff. A bit pricy, so I won't be getting another one :ohwell:
That's rather impressive that the i3 can handle that much! 10 WU's is crazy points too, so you're going to be in for some nice ppd, and pie :toast:
 

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I'm really happy with it. It's silent, runs 10 WUs at once (in about 12 minutes/batch) on the i3 and is totally usage for desktop stuff. A bit pricy, so I won't be getting another one :ohwell:
super build Ion.. exactly what I have been having in my mind about building a new rig/cruncher (mITX on Elite 120, and a performance gpu)

but wow! i didnt know an i3 was enough to run 10WUs on a 7950! i thought 6-8 threads were needed to fully stretch the tahiti
 

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That's rather impressive that the i3 can handle that much! 10 WU's is crazy points too, so you're going to be in for some nice ppd, and pie :toast:
super build Ion.. exactly what I have been having in my mind about building a new rig/cruncher (mITX on Elite 120, and a performance gpu)

but wow! i didnt know an i3 was enough to run 10WUs on a 7950! i thought 6-8 threads were needed to fully stretch the tahiti
I'm honestly not sure if 10 WUs is the optimal setup. I'll let it run like this today, and then try 8 tomorrow. 10 WUs for just a dual core is a lot, I realize that, but it seems to be going fine. Once I head back to school in a week, I'm also tempted to try putting the 2700k in there to see if performance is appreciably better.
 

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Hell, the 2700K should be able to run 8 WU's easy with one thread each, so ten should be no problem.
 

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Hell, the 2700K should be able to run 8 WU's easy with one thread each, so ten should be no problem.
That was my thought. Or I could even try doing 12 WUs...I'm doing 12 with the i7-920, and that does OK.

If I put the 2700k in the ITX setup, I'd unfortunately lose my OC (ITX has a H77 board). So I would go from 4.4GHz to 3.5--not a crisis, but not my first choice either. Either way, I'll play around with this setup and see how it is :)
 

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You guys are absolutely right. I've been running 2/5 of a CPU thread per 1/10 GPU (.4 CPU + .1 GPU). I'm all about taxing it to the brink :D
 

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You guys are absolutely right. I've been running 2/5 of a CPU thread per 1/10 GPU (.4 CPU + .1 GPU). I'm all about taxing it to the brink :D
:D
That's exactly what I'm doing here (actually, .42CPU + 1GPU because otherwise it ran a CPU WU as well)...on the i7 I'm doing .65 CPU + .25 GPU, which seems to work quite well. Now if I can just find someone who wants to sell a HD7870 I'll have a card for the DP Xeon!
 

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!

We made it through another year Team! :toast:

One of the best things about last year was getting involved with crunching and getting to know all of the great folks here. :)


Thank you for All that you do!!!!:respect:-:respect:-:respect:

Now let's get back to work and crunch our asses off for WCG this year :rockout:
 
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I feel this is going to be a great year for team Tpu.:toast: Also Norton we need to come up with some more ideals for future WCG projects if you know what I mean. ;)
 

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Never got around to posting this yesterday:
 
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I feel this is going to be a great year for team Tpu.:toast: Also Norton we need to come up with some more ideals for future WCG projects if you know what I mean. ;)
Well, if you're looking for any core AMD systems (CPU/board/RAM) they aren't exactly selling in my thread so maybe we could work out something for the next donor rig(s). :)
 

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[Ion], how many WUs is your 7950 doing at once?
 

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Guys is a Low PPD caused by having no GPU in the system? 2.9k ppd alright for a E5320?
 

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Guys is a Low PPD caused by having no GPU in the system? 2.9k ppd alright for a E5320?
2.9k ppd is fine :toast:

Our Team ppd is up about 8-10X normal due to gpu work but the project is short-term.

Prior to gpu work you needed about 100 cpu cores/threads to reach 100k ppd
 

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I've been offered a Geforce GTX680 for $300. Obviously, for crunching it would be sub-par---and another $300 would be rough right after the last HD7950. But that's an amazing price for the card. I'm thinking I could probably get a straight trade for a HD7970 or add in a bit of cash for a pair of HD7870s. What do you guys think? Should I jump?