Overclock.net › Forums › Overclockers Care › Overclock.net Folding@Home Team › Cool way to keep folding
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Cool way to keep folding - Page 2

post #11 of 22
I know about the heat from personal experience, I have 2 i7 rigs one C2Q rig with 3 gtx 275's, 1 gtx 470, 1 gts 450 and a gtx 260 all in my bedroom. My 10,000 btu a/c can't even keep up.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 920 C0 3.6 w/1.28 vcore ASUS P6X58D Premium 3 x GTX 275 12 gb Ballistix tracers 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
750gb seagate Win7 pro 64bit 4 monitor(3 24 in., 1 17 in.) saitek eclipse II 
PowerCase
Corsair 850w Lian Li PC-G75B 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 920 C0 3.6 w/1.28 vcore ASUS P6X58D Premium 3 x GTX 275 12 gb Ballistix tracers 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
750gb seagate Win7 pro 64bit 4 monitor(3 24 in., 1 17 in.) saitek eclipse II 
PowerCase
Corsair 850w Lian Li PC-G75B 
  hide details  
Reply
post #12 of 22
Thread Starter 
I am going to get creative and add a breaker at the box just for the AC unit. You are correct, it is not reasonable to expect a bedroom to handle this load without some kind of consequence or negative sympton. It is a bit disappointing that a 10,000 BTU unit still struggles to keep things cool. A 10K unit was my target unit, I will move the capacity up.
WC Rig
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-930@4.05GHz ASUS P6X58D-Preminum XFX GeForce 275 896mb 6GB Corsair TR3X6G1600C8D 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD 150gb Raptor LightScan Win 7 64-bit Acer 22" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
G15 Corsair HX620W Antec 1200 several various 
Mouse Pad
none 
  hide details  
Reply
WC Rig
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-930@4.05GHz ASUS P6X58D-Preminum XFX GeForce 275 896mb 6GB Corsair TR3X6G1600C8D 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD 150gb Raptor LightScan Win 7 64-bit Acer 22" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
G15 Corsair HX620W Antec 1200 several various 
Mouse Pad
none 
  hide details  
Reply
post #13 of 22
Idk if you guy's A/C units are just old or broken or what but I just started folding 24/7 again with my OC'd 955 and a GTX 480 OC'd with the factory cooler and I can't even notice any temperature difference if there even is any, and I live in FL and its almost 100* outside.
 
Media Center
(14 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X4 955 @ 4ghz ASRock 970 Extreme 3 EVGA GTX 570 G.Skill Ripjaw X 1600mhz 7-7-7 
Hard DriveHard DriveOSMonitor
OCZ Agility 2 120GB SSD WD Blue 500GB HDD Win7-64bit Samsung 70" TV 
PowerCase
RaidMax 730W CM 912 
  hide details  
Reply
 
Media Center
(14 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X4 955 @ 4ghz ASRock 970 Extreme 3 EVGA GTX 570 G.Skill Ripjaw X 1600mhz 7-7-7 
Hard DriveHard DriveOSMonitor
OCZ Agility 2 120GB SSD WD Blue 500GB HDD Win7-64bit Samsung 70" TV 
PowerCase
RaidMax 730W CM 912 
  hide details  
Reply
post #14 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by 1055AMDGuy View Post
Idk if you guy's A/C units are just old or broken or what but I just started folding 24/7 again with my OC'd 955 and a GTX 480 OC'd with the factory cooler and I can't even notice any temperature difference if there even is any, and I live in FL and its almost 100* outside.
Yeah, but not everyone can afford having an A/C Unit turned ON 24/7.

I have a great A/C unit in each room of my house, and I keep it ON during day-time, at night I just leave it 1-2 hours and turn it off.

Having it 24/7 would make my electricity bill too expensive.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7 7700k ASUS Maximus IX Formula EVGA GTX1080 Ti *soon* EVGA GTX1080 Ti *soon* 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
16GB Corsair Dominator Platinum 2666MHz CL16 Samsung 950 PRO M.2 512GB WD Red 4TB WD Green 1TB 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Corsair H110i GT Windows 10 PRO ASUS ROG Swift PG279Q Corsair K70 RGB MX Brown 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
EVGA Supernova T2 850W Phanteks Enthoo Luxe Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum Razer Destructor 2 
AudioAudioAudio
Beyerdynamic DT-770 PRO 80ohm JDS O2+ODAC Zalman MIC-M1 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7 7700k ASUS Maximus IX Formula EVGA GTX1080 Ti *soon* EVGA GTX1080 Ti *soon* 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
16GB Corsair Dominator Platinum 2666MHz CL16 Samsung 950 PRO M.2 512GB WD Red 4TB WD Green 1TB 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Corsair H110i GT Windows 10 PRO ASUS ROG Swift PG279Q Corsair K70 RGB MX Brown 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
EVGA Supernova T2 850W Phanteks Enthoo Luxe Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum Razer Destructor 2 
AudioAudioAudio
Beyerdynamic DT-770 PRO 80ohm JDS O2+ODAC Zalman MIC-M1 
  hide details  
Reply
post #15 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by kcuestag View Post
Yeah, but not everyone can afford having an A/C Unit turned ON 24/7.

I have a great A/C unit in each room of my house, and I keep it ON during day-time, at night I just leave it 1-2 hours and turn it off.

Having it 24/7 would make my electricity bill too expensive.
Central Heat and Air ftw I guess, Set Thermostat at 75, life is good, electric bill is $140-150.
 
Media Center
(14 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X4 955 @ 4ghz ASRock 970 Extreme 3 EVGA GTX 570 G.Skill Ripjaw X 1600mhz 7-7-7 
Hard DriveHard DriveOSMonitor
OCZ Agility 2 120GB SSD WD Blue 500GB HDD Win7-64bit Samsung 70" TV 
PowerCase
RaidMax 730W CM 912 
  hide details  
Reply
 
Media Center
(14 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X4 955 @ 4ghz ASRock 970 Extreme 3 EVGA GTX 570 G.Skill Ripjaw X 1600mhz 7-7-7 
Hard DriveHard DriveOSMonitor
OCZ Agility 2 120GB SSD WD Blue 500GB HDD Win7-64bit Samsung 70" TV 
PowerCase
RaidMax 730W CM 912 
  hide details  
Reply
post #16 of 22
955 only getting 8k ppd? Damn I thought it would be a little higher.

My 1090t at 4.0Ghz get 18-21K ppd and with all 3 GPUs it folds at 14-16k ppd.

I will say this though, 3x GTS450's > Single 8800GTX heat comparison.

My case temps used to get up to 45C with the 8800..now with the 450's I sit at ~38C.

I have a small (5K BTU) unit laying around and thinking about throwing it in my window. My room is small, and I remember that thing keeping my room at 58-62F all day.
Big Folder
(11 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
4790k @ 4.4 z97-ar MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti Lightning Kingston HyperX Fury1866Mhz Clk 10 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
WD1000 Green Seagate SSD Hyper 212+ Push/Pull with fan shroud Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS 
MonitorPowerCase
Acer 23  TR2 RX 850W Switch 810 
  hide details  
Reply
Big Folder
(11 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
4790k @ 4.4 z97-ar MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti Lightning Kingston HyperX Fury1866Mhz Clk 10 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
WD1000 Green Seagate SSD Hyper 212+ Push/Pull with fan shroud Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS 
MonitorPowerCase
Acer 23  TR2 RX 850W Switch 810 
  hide details  
Reply
post #17 of 22
A 10,000 BTU A/C unit should be able to deal with almost 3kW of heat output. Either your unit was rated under stupid, unrealistic conditions or it's getting old and needs a regas or something...
post #18 of 22
Thread Starter 
My 3 i7's are 400w each, and then if they get changed to Gulftowns I bet that is a bit more (minimum while folding) and then 3 X275 on different mobo's. The room will also have minimum 3 PC's going for desktop work and I have 3 printers (and my television) in my room. Then we have the biggest offender of all, ole sole (the sun)Let me run it by the shop that I have been talking the breaker box mod over with and see what they think and I do want to have a bit of headroom. Perhaps this is the time to harden the house against lighting (we have lost equipment due to lighting) and perhaps another phase back to the bedroom while they are at it. This can add up real quick.

The house already has central air but my work (and the sun) simply overpowers that one little vent worth of refridgerated air. Summer months are easily 250.00 and I keep it at 79F, but this is Tucson in the summer. When I was younger it was swamp coolers (and be happy you had that) or simply sit in the shade.

EDIT: we ran the numbers and 3 different firms want to install units in the 10,000 to 12,000 BTU range,and this is with them not knowing any more about computer heating other than it can be an issue. I will get a better estimate after they come and look but the unit and a 230V circuit,and a 115V circuit looks like there is the potential to touch $850.00. I sure hope it comes out cheaper.I need the electrical work as the unit needs a dedicated circuit and I need one more circuit for the computers.Of course this is "to code" type electrical work done by a licensed contractor. Seems a bit off base for house wiring and house cooling to be a subject here but it is influencing my folding progress and my general IT work at home. I did not even mention the lighting protection yet,perhaps I will do it the old fashion way and pull plugs and cables. In the summer here in Tucson we have what is called "monsoon season" and we get tremendous electrical storms.
Edited by PCCstudent - 6/14/11 at 11:09am
WC Rig
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-930@4.05GHz ASUS P6X58D-Preminum XFX GeForce 275 896mb 6GB Corsair TR3X6G1600C8D 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD 150gb Raptor LightScan Win 7 64-bit Acer 22" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
G15 Corsair HX620W Antec 1200 several various 
Mouse Pad
none 
  hide details  
Reply
WC Rig
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-930@4.05GHz ASUS P6X58D-Preminum XFX GeForce 275 896mb 6GB Corsair TR3X6G1600C8D 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD 150gb Raptor LightScan Win 7 64-bit Acer 22" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
G15 Corsair HX620W Antec 1200 several various 
Mouse Pad
none 
  hide details  
Reply
post #19 of 22
I live in Northern Florida and we are in major drought conditions and wildfire. I hope that wildfire is nowhere near you. Today it snowed in Jacksonville FL, well actually it was ash in the air from the swamp fire near Georgia. We have bad lighting storms too. My uncle had bad problems something was screwed up in the electrical system and he kept losing appliances and such every year from lightning. He ended up having a whole house surge suppressor installed, which fixed his problem. I believe you get a discount on homeowners insurance. I definitely want to get another line put in just for the computers and a large UPS where the computers run off the batteries, but most of them require 230v 30amp service. That might also be another way to go.
BENDER
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I7 920 D0 EVGA SLI 758 A1 Sapphire 4890 Vapor 6GB Gskill DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2 WD 250GB Raid 0 Plextor DVD-RW Windows 7 Professional HP 2207 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 Corsair HX750 HAF-X Logitech G500 
  hide details  
Reply
BENDER
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I7 920 D0 EVGA SLI 758 A1 Sapphire 4890 Vapor 6GB Gskill DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2 WD 250GB Raid 0 Plextor DVD-RW Windows 7 Professional HP 2207 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 Corsair HX750 HAF-X Logitech G500 
  hide details  
Reply
post #20 of 22
Thread Starter 
Suprisingly the service we selected for the AC unit is 230V 30 amp. I earlier had an estimate to have the house lighting protected and the estimates were 350-500 (more closer to 500.00). I was wondering on the added line for the computers (to my bedroom) if I could select 20 amp servive (15A is what is there now) then I would have the existing 15 A line and the additional 20A. I would do this if there was no extra cost, extra cost and the second line will also be 15A.I lost a mobo and a cpu and for the house we lost the electronics for the central AC unit, all from a lighting strike.The people putting in the AC says the 230V service must be dedicated only to the AC unit. I do not know if this is code or just an industry technical standard.We have had a bit of luck as the breaker panel is already setup for 230v 30 A service (electric dryer) but we use natural gas for the dryer. So my luck is we have this 230V 30A service just sitting there but we must have the cabling extended to my bedroom (or put a big extension cord on the floor from the laundry room to my bedroom) I want the second 115V line to my bedroom simply to spread the load out as I must be getting up there with all the gear.
Edited by PCCstudent - 6/14/11 at 6:12pm
WC Rig
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-930@4.05GHz ASUS P6X58D-Preminum XFX GeForce 275 896mb 6GB Corsair TR3X6G1600C8D 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD 150gb Raptor LightScan Win 7 64-bit Acer 22" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
G15 Corsair HX620W Antec 1200 several various 
Mouse Pad
none 
  hide details  
Reply
WC Rig
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-930@4.05GHz ASUS P6X58D-Preminum XFX GeForce 275 896mb 6GB Corsair TR3X6G1600C8D 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD 150gb Raptor LightScan Win 7 64-bit Acer 22" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
G15 Corsair HX620W Antec 1200 several various 
Mouse Pad
none 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Overclock.net Folding@Home Team
Overclock.net › Forums › Overclockers Care › Overclock.net Folding@Home Team › Cool way to keep folding