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Blah...dam proprietary connections... thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif

I just ordered the board I wanted to get originally....an ASRock EP2C602. It's on sale for $299.99 with an additional $15 discount with code 1001NTGET24.

I use that board and like it. That is a good price for it. PCIE spacing is a little close if you are running 2 double wide cards.
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So you guys inspired me with all your fancy folding racks. I purchased one here locally and go to pick it up tomorrow. Have to figure out what MB and cpu to use in it. Should be fun.
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So you guys inspired me with all your fancy folding racks. I purchased one here locally and go to pick it up tomorrow. Have to figure out what MB and cpu to use in it. Should be fun.

It is fun! And exasperating. And aggravating. There's nothing like finally being able to figure out a solution for a stubborn piece of hardware that won't do what you want it to. I used to call this the "NASCAR of PC hardware", but I now think it's of the the circle track variety. We don't have sponsors and unlimited resources. We have to make do with what we can afford (and sometimes not!). And the only trophies we get are badges that can never make up for the expense. But is it worth it? HECK YEA! tongue.gif
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I think it more off road motorsports or rally racing. tongue.gif
 
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I think it more off road motorsports or rally racing. tongue.gif

Tsd/navex rallying sure comes to mind. Insanely fun, lots of craziness, and nobody really knows exactly where they're going because the map is unfinished, and has a false turn or two in it to keep the navigator on their toes... Then add in the timing elements (and penalties for being too fast or slow, calculated by the second) and it kind of resembles BOINC stuff in my eyes ^_^

I still can't believe that locally/regionally some of the top teams are using the pencil and paper methods, not even a calculator....
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Tsd/navex rallying sure comes to mind. Insanely fun, lots of craziness, and nobody really knows exactly where they're going because the map is unfinished, and has a false turn or two in it to keep the navigator on their toes... Then add in the timing elements (and penalties for being too fast or slow, calculated by the second) and it kind of resembles BOINC stuff in my eyes ^_^

I still can't believe that locally/regionally some of the top teams are using the pencil and paper methods, not even a calculator....

Hey, nothing wrong with pencil and paper.

Myself. I use pencil and paper when I do Math. Then I double check with a calculator if it was long complex problem. But it has to be a long one like using the Law of Cosines to find angles of a triangle when you know only its three sides. That of course with uncommon angles. (Trig is one of my favorite Math subjects)

But yeah, BOINC Pentathlon sure is like rallying.
 
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Hey, nothing wrong with pencil and paper.

Myself. I use pencil and paper when I do Math. Then I double check with a calculator if it was long complex problem. But it has to be a long one like using the Law of Cosines to find angles of a triangle when you know only its three sides. That of course with uncommon angles. (Trig is one of my favorite Math subjects)

But yeah, BOINC Pentathlon sure is like rallying.

I probably should have mentioned I'm envious and proud of them, because trying to do calculations on the fly in a navex rally with nothing but your brain, a pencil, and some paper.... all while being bounced around as they're flying down a dirt road. They're also balancing upwards of two clipboards at the same time, whereas the calculator (and especially rally computer) guys have it a lot easier in that regards. It's one of those "how on earth do you pull it off?!?!??!?!" kind of things to me.
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I probably should have mentioned I'm envious and proud of them, because trying to do calculations on the fly in a navex rally with nothing but your brain, a pencil, and some paper.... all while being bounced around as they're flying down a dirt road. They're also balancing upwards of two clipboards at the same time, whereas the calculator (and especially rally computer) guys have it a lot easier in that regards. It's one of those "how on earth do you pull it off?!?!??!?!" kind of things to me.

Probably they know the Math shortcuts and do on the fly mental Math for the basic stuff. You be amazed what one's brain can do with Math if you train it.

Still it is neat to watch people who can do such. Myself, I'm no where near that level yet. Though, I do practice it on occasions, but being out of High School and not doing any high level Math for over 9-10 years. I'm a bit rusty.
 
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Here is all I have to say after messing with this damn thing all day

madsmiley.pnggunner.gifsad-smiley-002.gif pcie lanes you can rot in . . .
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Here is all I have to say after messing with this damn thing all day

madsmiley.pnggunner.gifsad-smiley-002.gif pcie lanes you can rot in . . .

Not enough lanes? Or they just being a pain in butt to get working correctly?
 
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