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I was basing it on the OP for the $1500 budget. Moving up to the H8QGi+-F helped a lot. It's only $25 more, but by buying 8 GB (2x4GB) kits off ebay, I can save almost $250 on memory to get the same 128GB. Sure it's slightly slower, but it won't be noticeable. I also don't have to fill all the slots to run 4 processors, I can easily buy half my memory now, then add the rest when I want it. Thanks again!
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ZDngrfld is right!

The "checkered" socket type boards (H8QGi+-F) will also allow you better fitment / cooling with 212 style coolers. thumb.gif
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So the big-adv minimum core count will increase to 24 cores on February 17 and then 32 cores on April 17.

http://folding.stanford.edu/home/changes-to-the-bigadv-threshold/

Where does that put budgeted users wanting to get into big-adv folding? I still want to build one however seeing these core requirements increase so drastically is a bit disheartening.
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So the big-adv minimum core count will increase to 24 cores on February 17 and then 32 cores on April 17.

http://folding.stanford.edu/home/changes-to-the-bigadv-threshold/

Where does that put budgeted users wanting to get into big-adv folding? I still want to build one however seeing these core requirements increase so drastically is a bit disheartening.

If you thought that was disheartening, read this one:  http://folding.stanford.edu/home/revised-plans-for-bigadv-ba-experiment/

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I'm clinging to hope that the second to last paragraph holds true. "Going forward, the next steps will include a discussion of the change of the QRB formula and possibly an update of the benchmark machine."

I'm really hoping that when BA dies a premature death we see similar point performance from SMP units through a revised QRB benchmark. Otherwise they've really solidified a future in GPU based folding. jealoussmiley.gif
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@Chooofoojoo, I'm currently bouilding two 4p rigs, and wondered if it might be enough with 2x CM B600's for each rig?
One is 4x6174, and the other is 4x8439.

Buying one AX1200i will cost me more than four CM B600's. rolleyes.gif


Edit 1: NVM, just found a review, it sucks rolleyes.gif
Edit 2: Which one would you recommend, the coolermaster Silent Pro Hybrid 1050W ($300), XFX Black edition 1250 ($330), or the Corsair ax1200i ($460) ?
Really have to say I don't like the price on the Corsair rolleyes.gif even if it's better..
Edited by wigger - 3/2/14 at 12:44am
post #737 of 758
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Miners have inflated prices of large single psus right now. I remember when I bought my NEX 1500 for $300!

Check out OCN's recommended psu thread for more info than I can give you. Efficiency is pretty paramount since these will be on 24/7.

Super edit : are you planning on overclocking your 6174 4p? I know that the MC chips can get pretty power hungry when they are turned up a bit. IIRC Scuba has a 6174 4p.. I'll see if I can track down his power draws (I know he uses an ax1200 for all of his 4Ps)
Edited by Chooofoojoo - 3/2/14 at 8:08am
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Is there a difference between using the 212+ cooler and the 212 evo? I may be getting my hands on a 4p (6172) rig soon but its stripped (mobo and cpu's and 16g ram) so just wondering. thanks for your advice.
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I have 6x of the evo and 4x of the +. The fans on the evo suck. About half of the ones I had have been thrown away because they seized up. The +s have been working fine on my 4P 6172 rig.
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I have 6x of the evo and 4x of the +. The fans on the evo suck. About half of the ones I had have been thrown away because they seized up. The +s have been working fine on my 4P 6172 rig.

Yup. Same thing here. The fans on the evo were lack-luster. I put GTs on them when I was on air.
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