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post #11 of 19
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I am sure that building your own server would be a lot cheaper. Didn't really think about it that much when I posted.
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Originally Posted by pauldovi View Post
I am sure that building your own server would be a lot cheaper. Didn't really think about it that much when I posted.
It also comes down to convenience- Whether you want to go through the potential hassle of building and maintaining a system, or having an OEM manufacture it and have them take care of it...

I'm for the former, but that's because I have a decent amount of experience- Others might not have has much or just don't want to deal with that potential issue.
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post #13 of 19
Fun fun fun.

Look what the 'Druid did with Crunch... I can easily imagine that with four Kentsfields (ok, more expensive), or with four E6300's.... Takes little space, is a heck of a lot of fun to build, and can be customized as is
    
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post #14 of 19
kind of on thesame subject butive got several computers that i was thining about making one server style case for that i could slide the mobos in and out of kind of like suggested eaarlier but the only think that icould save me alot of space is the psu, is there any psu's that can power more then one mobo/cpu, i havnt been able to find any but im also not to sure what im looking for
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post #15 of 19
There are several. Look for a good, solid SINGLE 12V Rail PSU. I know that Cyberdruid is running two mobos with Pentium D805 CPUs of a single SILVERSTONE SST-ST56ZF

In either case, you have to find a way to split the power supply cables. Here is a FAQ written by Cyberdruid:
http://www.overclock.net/faqs/112866...ply-power.html

Other good PSUs are these PC Power & Cooling units:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...k=&srchInDesc=
    
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post #16 of 19
My ears were getting warm.

I just scavenged some perforated metal shelving from the boat--ideal for simple bareback rigs--or for making up cases for somewhat larger (ATX) Crunches. The beauty of the Farm is that it does not have to be finessed like a show rig--find a flat surface and plug it together--done. I strapped a few onto chairs with zip ties LOL--be creative...
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post #17 of 19
Yep yep...

Seems like you heard me talking about ya here
    
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post #18 of 19
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I may put together a dual quad core Kentsfield server for folding once the 45nm chips come out next year. I will just get a decent 500Watt PSU, server mobo, the two processors and 1GB of memory (4 x 256MB). Shouldn't cost that much (expecially when there is more in the quad core market than just the Extreme Edition processor).
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post #19 of 19
having a few PCs in one room has its perks, i havent had to turn my heater on yea this winter now that i have a folding farm going wont be spending a dime on heating/AC till next spring.
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