Originally Posted by JayKthnx @HoneyBadger84
explosm would love to have you in our amd slot if you're interested. Our current amd folder is just folding until we find him a replacement.
So right now, if a deal I have working on EBay goes through I'm going to have the following (this is ridiculous, I know, I'm addicted, I have deleted my entire watch list so I STOP buying things even if they are great deals):3x R9 280X Vapor-X Dual-X editions
~ coming by Saturday, $500 shipped (hope they work as described
)4x R9 290Xs I'm already using
(3 of which are folding about 9-18hrs a day minimum)1x R9 290 Reference Card
which I'm waiting on a local buyer to get the money together for, already talked to him & he said IF I can get it folding he's fine with that until he can buy it
and the latest addition, if I choose to accept:2x R9 290 Tri-X Edition
s ~ X_X they're $525 shipped man, how can I say no?!? I'm waiting on knowing if they were mined with & what not.
So basically, I pretty much HAVE to get a whole 'nother rig to fold on if I want to use even most of this hardware to fold... which means I gotta piece back together that P67 build, give to to my dad, and then gank the Q9650, which will be able to run 3 video cards in it for folding, as long as I have a PSU that can handle the load, which I... should be able to work out.
Sooooo once I get all of this flip-flopping done, I should be able to help out any team that needs a temp in the AMD or GPU-E category.
The other point of that list: If anyone would like any of that hardware @ whatever it cost me to get it, for the purposes of Folding@Home, feel free to contact me in PMs & we can work it out. In particular the 290Xs, a 280X most likely since I can only use 2 for GPU-E, are resellable at the moment.
After these units finish that I have running now, I'm gonna revert to 7.3.6 (that is the right one for HFM.net right?) and get HFM setup. I may not be able to get my hands on a secondary computer with which to fold for 2 weeks give or take though, I gotta pay what little bills I have left for this month before I can order the parts to resurrect the P67 build.
Right now since I'm doing more folding on the GPUs & no gaming except on my primary card, I'm going to transition what I'm folding on as quiet of cards as possible, which means once the Tri-X R9 290s arrive, I'll swap 2 of the Reference 290Xs out for those, along with probably 1 Vapor-X 280X... Will cut my PPD output for the overall team a bit, but at least I won't have issues falling asleep due to fan noise