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Well, I was just looking through the threads for ideas on cooling. I am thinking of selling my P9X79-E WS for a Z9PE-D8 that @tictoc suggested, and I found the same time googling after I made that post. I am thinking I can get $400-$450 for the P9 so $400 - 500 for the Z9 won't break the bank. Hopefully, less. I got a second E5-2670 on the way. Probably mounting it in a Phanteks Entoo case ... not sure which one. Thinking using two CM Hyper Evos? I love your plywood computers, but don't have the table space for that.

EDIT: Or maybe I'll look at Supermicro board. Don't know what thier BIOS is like. Last time I had a SuperMicro board I had 2 P3-500s on it! Think that was just before I started BOINCing. ...Or I take that back, I had an old Dell Poweredge 1400 for a time. 2 P3-866 and 1GB of DDR-400...I think. LGA 476 I believe, where the P3-500s were Slot 1.

Another option is a barebones Dell/HP workstation the Dell models are T7600 or T5600. Not sure about the HP models?
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HP Z600 is about the same.
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Would a titan be a good budget boincer card?
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Not sure about BOINC but I think there is a price premium compared to a 980Ti with folding. A 980Ti used to be 2x a 970's cost but a bit more than 2x the PPD. I'm not sure the titan scales that way above a 980Ti. Boinc may be different though.
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Just found a 8P setup. Didn't know they made such. Definitely not budget!

https://www.supermicro.com/products/system/5U/5086/SYS-5086B-TRF.cfm
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I am not talking about a X or Z model, but the Titan. The prices for them used are in the 250 - 300 range from what I have seen.
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Just found a 8P setup. Didn't know they made such. Definitely not budget!

https://www.supermicro.com/products/system/5U/5086/SYS-5086B-TRF.cfm
that would be an interesting piece of hardware to boinc. When I was shopping for boinc monsters, people told me that most projects didn't scale very well above 64 threads. Today, I would run half the threads native and half in a virtual machine if it didn't scale well.
Edited by magic8192 - 6/21/16 at 8:15pm
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I am not talking about a X or Z model, but the Titan. The prices for them used are in the 250 - 300 range from what I have seen.

I use two have two OG Titans (sold them off, you probably call me nuts for the price I got rid of them for). They did very well at Einstein@Home in last year Pentathlon. They easily can do two WUs each with no problems. More or less they where tanks, plus they have great DP.
     
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that would be an interesting piece of hardware to boinc. When I was shopping for boinc monsters, people told me that most projects didn't scale very well above 64 threads. Today, I would run half the threads native and half in a virtual machine if it didn't scale well.

The E7-4870 is designed for scalability according to this:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/04/05/intel_xeon_e7_launch/

But at the same time you still have this:http://www.extremetech.com/computing/116561-the-death-of-cpu-scaling-from-one-core-to-many-and-why-were-still-stuck
which was written during the same time frame these CPU's were made.

Guess I'll have to see what happens.
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Boinc can run many, many separate tasks so its not limited like many other applications. If one boinc session can't give you enough steady tasks a VM might work.
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