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As I said earlier, take a look at some of Supermicro's X8DTT boards. They've only got a single PCIe slot, but a bunch of really good boards are $60-80. Pair it up with a couple $70ish X5650s - anything faster isn't really worth the extra cost - and six channels of DDR3 and you've got yourself a number cruncher for $300. Throw in a PSU and a drive for $400 total.
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Sorry, not to change subject. I just saw that Supermicro made a consumer grade chassis. Last I dealt with Supermicro was my dual P3-550 gaming rig, lol. Think it had 32MB of RAM. Thinking it was a BX440 board. Maybe Supermicro is trying to enter the consumer ring now?
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As I said earlier, take a look at some of Supermicro's X8DTT boards. They've only got a single PCIe slot, but a bunch of really good boards are $60-80. Pair it up with a couple $70ish X5650s - anything faster isn't really worth the extra cost - and six channels of DDR3 and you've got yourself a number cruncher for $300. Throw in a PSU and a drive for $400 total.
Those X5650's seem like the sweet spot for bang for the buck computing. I have seem a lot of Dell/HP servers on ebay based on these chips in the $600 ish range with dual processors, memory, PS case everything except hard drives and OS.

I think a dual X5650 would be faster and use less power than this 4P rig.
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Sorry, not to change subject. I just saw that Supermicro made a consumer grade chassis. Last I dealt with Supermicro was my dual P3-550 gaming rig, lol. Think it had 32MB of RAM. Thinking it was a BX440 board. Maybe Supermicro is trying to enter the consumer ring now?
The Supermicro boards in the P3-550 days were pricey. It was hard to justify the extra cash when the Taiwanese boards cost less and had more features.
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http://www.fireprographics.com/experience/us/

So this is exciting. Newegg is selling W8100s (i.e. 8GB R9 290s with four times the DP engine) for $1015. With that rebate from AMD, the price is cut down to $507.50 and is the best value double-precision GPU out there, short of used 7900 cards.

I'll be honest, I'm a bit tempted to see if they'd pre-approve me. You know, for science.
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Yeah. I think I paid about $200 for it back then. I remember because it was the most I paid for a board. I don't think the P4533T(?) that replaced it was that much. Remember RAMbus memory? I wasn't into overclocking, probably didn't even know what it was. I didn't start OCing until my E4300 on my P5N32-E SLI, which I still have btw, now with a Q6600 on it. I got the SuperMicro because I thought it was cool to have two processors. Second proc was probably dead weight most the time. I had to be running Windows 98 SE on it, I believe.
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The only machine I wish I still had is my old Dual P6 - Pentium Pro -Compaq Professional Workstation 5000. I pulled the heat sink off one time to reseat it after moving and the processor was huge! The computer case was a beast. You could use it to block up your car while changing the tire biggrin.gif
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http://www.fireprographics.com/experience/us/

So this is exciting. Newegg is selling W8100s (i.e. 8GB R9 290s with four times the DP engine) for $1015. With that rebate from AMD, the price is cut down to $507.50 and is the best value double-precision GPU out there, short of used 7900 cards.

I'll be honest, I'm a bit tempted to see if they'd pre-approve me. You know, for science.

You are giving me a hard time because I am considering dropping 7 or 8 hundred on an extra spicey v3 Xeon and you are considering dropping $500 on a graphics card that a 7900 series can compete with. biggrin.gif I understand why though. You are a citizen scientist! My coworkers call me a citizen scientist. Mostly to poke fun at me, but it seems oddly appropriate. biggrin.gif
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You are giving me a hard time because I am considering dropping 7 or 8 hundred on an extra spicey v3 Xeon and you are considering dropping $500 on a graphics card that a 7900 series can compete with. biggrin.gif I understand why though. You are a citizen scientist! My coworkers call me a citizen scientist. Mostly to poke fun at me, but it seems oddly appropriate. biggrin.gif

I mean, realistically it'd be a better idea to grab a second 280 or 7950 or whatever instead and throw a waterloop on the whole system or at least GPUs. The W8100's stock cooler is less than stellar, and at 1080p, the extra 5GB aren't going to help much. I'd rather have 3584 well-cooled shaders than the equivalent of 5120 hot shaders anyway.

And that still lets me grab a single-slot Nvidia card to put the Tri in Triumverate. thumb.gif I hear the 970 has some nice single-slot designs available...

...I have so many projects I want to do but I don't have the money to do them. It's probably for the better since 14nm is so, so close, but I still want to do this! frown.gif
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