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Hi Guys,

I'm setting up my GPU folding rig again and this time I want to fit all 7 cards onto my motherboard. I'm going to use PCI-express x16 extenders. My problem is I'm not sure how to mount them.

Can you give any advice on how I should built this folding case?

Thanks!
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post #2 of 14
I would do an open setup, like this:

gpufarming.jpg

Should give you plenty of air to the gpu's. A closed case with 7 cards would be cooking.
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Wow im so jealous...
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post #4 of 14
Do you have the GPUs already? If so what do you have?

If not you're wasting your cash - SMP -bigadv is a better bet...
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Originally Posted by Eggy88;13593506 
I would do an open setup, like this:

gpufarming.jpg

Should give you plenty of air to the gpu's. A closed case with 7 cards would be cooking.

That looks nice. I'm mostly looking for HOW to build it. Do I pick up some parts at home depot or something ?smile.gif
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Originally Posted by the_beast;13593589 
Do you have the GPUs already? If so what do you have?

If not you're wasting your cash - SMP -bigadv is a better bet...

Yes. I'm very aware. I already have the GPUs and a 7 slot motherboard. I bought them awhile ago without doing the proper research. I have already been folding on it but im going to add 2 more cards so I need to go caseless.
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post #6 of 14
Nice... Is that 6 9800GX2s?

@OP with so many GPUs so close together, you really need an open case/tech bench to get enough open air and cool them... Building your own would be cheaper and made to your specification.
 
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post #7 of 14
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Originally Posted by TheReaperWaits;13594145 
Nice... Is that 6 9800GX2s?

@OP with so many GPUs so close together, you really need an open case/tech bench to get enough open air and cool them... Building your own would be cheaper and made to your specification.

Looking for advice on how to build! Erector set, legos? smile.gif Maybe I'll take a trip to home depot and figure something out. I don't have many tools though.
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post #8 of 14
Perhaps it is time for you to develope your skills with acrylic or polycarbonate. I would decide on which motherboard tray (and backplate) first. Give a look at PCI-e extenders, I bought 1 PCI-e riser that was about 20.00 delivered (rather expensive I thought)
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post #9 of 14
I would pretty much copy the basic design of the test bench above. Just make sure you measure your motherboad appropriately and space the holes in the mobo tray accordingly so you can mount the mobo.

Then the only change I would make is to put a support bracket to support the GPU's just to stop them from flexing etc.
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post #10 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by Intangible;13593688 
That looks nice. I'm mostly looking for HOW to build it. Do I pick up some parts at home depot or something ?smile.gif

The aluminum in the crappy Home Depot pick-a-piece metal display works just fine, but usually they only have like three of a piece you need 8 of. Word of advice from a guy that builds a lot of stuff like this, get a cheap or used bench mount drill press.

Edit- I prefer Lowe's or my local metal supply store.
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