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What would be the cheapest build for a 24/7 1mil PPD folding rig?

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Just something I was curious about. I can't imagine something like that would be cheap.
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i3 + 980 Ti + 980 Ti would get you over 1M, but i3 + 980 +980 might not quite get you there.

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I agree with the i3 and two 980s but added a 950 to break 1 mil. And that would be in Windows. Linux would only need a 750 or 750 ti to make it to 1mil.

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Actually, if you used Linux, 3 970's would get you 1 mill PPD and be $240 cheaper than the above.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Edibrac View Post

I agree with the i3 and two 980s but added a 950 to break 1 mil. And that would be in Windows. Linux would only need a 750 or 750 ti to make it to 1mil.

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Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 980 4GB STRIX Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($469.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 980 4GB STRIX Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($469.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: SeaSonic X Series 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($129.99 @ SuperBiiz)
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Actually, if you used Linux, 3 970's would get you 1 mill PPD and be $240 cheaper than the above.

Running Linux is that much more efficient?
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Yes, it really does.

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Correct me if i am wrong, but while Linux gets about 10-15% better PPD, requires a little more effort to get the software to work in order to overclock the GPU's. Windows is a lot simpler for multiple GPU's.

If you can OC three GTX 970's in Linux, then you may see 1million PPD but this is not guaranteed an some of the recent 0x21 work units do not like high GPU overclocks. Even my 980's sometimes struggle to hit 400K PPD.

While not cheap, i think the best/safest route to take will be 2 x GTX 980Ti's. You can fold in Windows and it is easy to OC. When you are ready, you can move to Linux and with a little effort, 1.2 - 1.3million PPD (maybe more) on 2 980Ti GPU's.

Calling @hertz9753 for 980Ti clock speed and ppd in Windows.
and @irda123 for 980Ti clock speed and ppd in Ubuntu.


Sorry to muddy the water 5kis redface.gif
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I'm at 1491 with my 980 Ti.



I'm sure about the PPD we are not done with second day of the month.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Edibrac View Post

I agree with the i3 and two 980s but added a 950 to break 1 mil. And that would be in Windows. Linux would only need a 750 or 750 ti to make it to 1mil.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/x3R9Mp
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Memory: Kingston 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($18.00 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 250GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($19.95 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 980 4GB STRIX Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($469.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 980 4GB STRIX Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($469.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: SeaSonic X Series 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($129.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Other: GTX 950 ($139.99)
Total: $1426.89
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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I would steer clear of the i3. I would get at least an i5 if you want the full power of your 980/980ti's. You tend to want 1 full core per card or you will see a drop in PPD.
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Running Linux is that much more efficient?

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Originally Posted by lanofsong View Post

Correct me if i am wrong, but while Linux gets about 10-15% better PPD, requires a little more effort to get the software to work in order to overclock the GPU's. Windows is a lot simpler for multiple GPU's.

If you can OC three GTX 970's in Linux, then you may see 1million PPD but this is not guaranteed an some of the recent 0x21 work units do not like high GPU overclocks. Even my 980's sometimes struggle to hit 400K PPD.

While not cheap, i think the best/safest route to take will be 2 x GTX 980Ti's. You can fold in Windows and it is easy to OC. When you are ready, you can move to Linux and with a little effort, 1.2 - 1.3million PPD (maybe more) on 2 980Ti GPU's.

Calling @hertz9753 for 980Ti clock speed and ppd in Windows.
and @irda123 for 980Ti clock speed and ppd in Ubuntu.


Sorry to muddy the water 5kis redface.gif

I'm running at 1515-1531 atm depending on the workunit.

But yes Linux is a lot more efficient then windows. From what i've noticed its also a lot more stable in terms or PPD per workunit. in Linux I tend to see work units ranging from 550 to 650ish PPD. In windows 7 I was seeing workunits go has high as 700ish but as low as 450ish too. but average was about 500 to 550 PPD.
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You are throttling and I just uploaded a WU for over 100K.

Nothing wrong with folding on Win 7. The key is a stable overclock. smile.gif
    
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