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I honestly don't know; i only have one stick of ram. The reason Im miffed is that these chips have an SSpec number on the lid, which indicates a production chip, but they are axtually pre-production engineering samples that have been modified to look like production chips. Suffice to say, i woulldnt have paid what i paid if i had known they were ES.
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Yeh that's some shady advertising. Well let me know how it goes once you get more ram. thanks so much!!!
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obviously the shading advertising sucks as it effects prices but as for as them being ES chips, I have a pair of ES 2660 V1's that have been plugging along great in my server and wouldn't hesitate to go that way again in the future
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post #14 of 15
great thx for the input!
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Since my last post my main HDD caught fire, which in turn disabled my PSU. I'm going to have to pay for a company to copy the bios chip from the dead HDD to a new PCB, and see if that lets me recover everything. As far as the PSU, I managed to find a Super Flower Leadex Titanium 850 watt for a few hundred at Overclockers.

Additionally, I sent back the counterfeit processors (they were a very early and unstable stepping) and decided to go on a more silly direction; dual 2699v3 processors, with 18 cores each. I managed to snag one these things for 1400, and will need to be patient to find another one for a similar price. Aside from the increase in core count, these processors have a higher base clock and can turbo somewhat higher than the 2680, which will help in gaming on this workstation.

I also have a few ideas on converting the internal exhaust graphics cooler to an external exhaust... will outline this when i have time to draw up a picture. In the mean time, here is my GTX 480 setup with its new cooler (I'm pretty sure this cooling setup will be compatible with a Pascal Titan when those arrive). I retained the cooling plate to keep the board rigid, and placed the heatsinks on the plate and on the back of the card.

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