Originally Posted by 4thKor
Looks good! Amazing how "budget" gets lost somewhere in putting these together. My DL580 started out at a little over $400 and has now approached the $1500 mark. Plus I ended up with three more.....
I hear you on such! I've gone from a "oh hey, $5-600 CAD including power supplies" ideas to "eh, screw it, let's make this a full blown all Watercool Heatkiller watercooled (with external MO-RA3 420 so I can pump the heat outside in the summer, and keep it indoors in the winter), custom case, 2x 2P board, and a single (with eventual future of dual if I can get power figured out) RX 480 on each side. Oh, and two satellite cases designed similarly containing a variety of ODroid C2's, ODroid XU4's, maybe the Raspberry Pi 3's, and maybe some sort of x86 derivative product like the UDOO x86).... .....And quite likely with the satellites watercooled too ^_^;;;;
Then again, hubby said I'm allowed "one" rig for BOINC, but I'm allowed to cram as many items from the bucket list as I want into it. He finds it cute that I'm trying to literally cram two servers, 8+ single board computers (ideally, I'd like to run at least 5x ODroid C2's, 5x ODroid XU4's, with an option for x86 stuff as well but given that I'll already have 64 threads of Xeons I can't complain
....Would be awesome to run eight of each, but then we truly are getting to the completely bonkers overkill since just five of each comes out to $1,068.50 USD before shipping, which for those of you following my silly math is the cost of another two Natex bundles, which I wouldn't doubt would outperform the ODroids! .... ...I just want cute lil devices to tinker with, if that makes any sense, plus of course the Android work units too), and three water cooling loops all into "one" case.... Oh, and having it set up that pretty much every single setup is independent of the other, so if I take one down for maintenance the rest keep going.
Yeah, I'm nuts.