Originally Posted by barkinos98
also decali how much did you spend on your farm? also can you give a lil' info on the case too? all the SWTX or HPTX cases are too expensive (caselabs/LD)
You bet! I got a cheap case from Chenming USA, cost $150 plus shipping
, it works reasonably well. Shipping was as much as the case, though. Here's my review of the case
, and here's my build log for the system
. I spent about $2000 on the entire thing, using derick's guide, and it turned out pretty well. Like derick recommends, used chips are the way to go -- saves a ton of money, I was able to pick up used 6134's from Desert Rat pretty cheaply on OCN. I wish I could've found a used motherboard, that cost $600.
It's relatively loud - I wish I were better at watercooling, but I don't have enough time anymore to build - but it puts out a great deal of PPD (right around 200k on the lame p8101's, non-OC'd). Only uses around 600W, so it's cooler than a lot of GPU folding.
Especially if you're busy and won't have money to invest in the future, a dedicated folder is a great way to go -- set it and forget it, but still do some science.