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So that enables you to run a PCI-E 16x GPU through a PCI-E 1x slot?

Yep. It will run at x1 speeds, but you don't really need more for both BOINC, F@H or PhysX. Plus you're not constrained by space limitations since it also extends the slot.

It's either that, manually cut a motherboard socket/GPU connector, or buying a motherboard with open-ended slots, like some Asus mobos (look at the x4 slots)

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Yep. It will run at x1 speeds, but you don't really need more for both BOINC, F@H or PhysX. Plus you're not constrained by space limitations since it also extends the slot.
It's either that, manually cut a motherboard socket/GPU connector, or buying a motherboard with open-ended slots, like some Asus mobos (look at the x4 slots)

mind = blown

I'm still newb to a lot of this stuff and I had no idea that this was even possible.
What else does it take to make this work? Anything? Is it really that easy?

Are there going to be new "THE master plans" in the works now? biggrin.gif
 
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mind = blown
I'm still newb to a lot of this stuff and I had no idea that this was even possible.

Who isn't at some point biggrin.gif
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What else does it take to make this work? Anything? Is it really that easy?

The idea ain't new, but it still yields pretty good results, and it's as good as plug-and-play (you do need to have enough juice for that though). It has been known to folders for quite a while to connect over 4 GPU's to a single motherboard. Heck, imagine what you could do with a SR-2 and 7 590's (you need to run Linux though, Windows does not recognize over 4 GPUs)
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Are there going to be new "THE master plans" in the works now? biggrin.gif

Not for now, the hardware still doesn't exist *hint hint*. I fetched the 450 for $50, and for a decent midrange card it was a decent deal. I will install it on my HTPC, and somehow fit the WC'd version on my main rig biggrin.gif
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Since I got my 7950's, my other GPU's shuffled around a bit and I was left with two 9800GT's sitting around doing nothing cus they wont fit inside one of my VERY old computers.
Now with this new found info I will be able to use them again. Thanks for sharing with me Star, you taught me new stuff today. thumb.gif

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That's epic!
 
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what size do you need?

You got PM.
 
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Yep. It will run at x1 speeds, but you don't really need more for both BOINC, F@H or PhysX. Plus you're not constrained by space limitations since it also extends the slot.
It's either that, manually cut a motherboard socket/GPU connector, or buying a motherboard with open-ended slots, like some Asus mobos (look at the x4 slots)

Im going through that process now, having a hard time with it though. Hey starbomba, are you running into any bandwidth problems?? Check my thread here
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I should have read the start/end info more closely - it's a 48-hour event, not a 72-hour one. redface.gif

So now I know that running Einstein@Home throughout the event won't get me enough points to end up in the top tier. Time to look for projects with better PPD. biggrin.gif
    
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I should have read the start/end info more closely - it's a 48-hour event, not a 72-hour one. redface.gif
So now I know that running Einstein@Home throughout the event won't get me enough points to end up in the top tier. Time to look for projects with better PPD. biggrin.gif

DiRT, POEM, Primegrid, Donate. These are good projects for points during BGB.
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I hope that DarkRyders PC Parts Imporium has a PSU for me!

I would've picked one, but i'm not too keen of CM PSU's, too many bad experiences with them, even as i love their mices and cases. Also, i'm tired of semi-modular and fully wired PSU's when it's cleaning time, so i'm going fully modular this time.

I might pick one of Dark's keyboards soon-ish, i need a good mechanical.
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Im going through that process now, having a hard time with it though. Hey starbomba, are you running into any bandwidth problems?? Check my thread here

I'll be going for it in a while. Right now, as i don't have nothing (everything it's on it's way and will be here next week, darned int. shipping is killing me) i haven't found any theoretical problem, and i don't plan to have any issues, at least power and driver-wise. I'm not too keen on PhysX (it would be a nice bonus) but all i care is BOINC performance.

I really doubt there are bandwidth issues for distributed computing on narrow PCI-E lanes. I remember reading about it a while ago, but i lost the reference.
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