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[Plan] Overkill

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
I've had the itch to do some modding and a new build for quite some time now.
I wish to do a folding farm build all contained within 1 structure.
Here's my thoughts.

MSI K9A2 Quadfire board

Phenom 9850 Black Edition

A nice, fat 8GB of memory

Silverstone 750W Modular Power Supply

EVGA 9800GTX+ (Qty: 4)
These will not be linked together. Rather, they will each have an instance of the GPU2 client running.

And the most important part: the case
This is going to be a very hefty-priced build and will take a significant amount of time to complete...but at least it's a plan.
Edited by SmasherBasher - 1/2/09 at 8:08pm
post #2 of 10
Which case? There are 59 results to choose from xD
Missingno.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-2600k (@4.2 GHz) MSI P67A-GD55 Quad CrossfireX HD4870 X2 @ 800/940 G.Skill Ripjaws 1600MHz (2x4GB) 
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300GB VelociRaptor 1.5TB 7200rpm Seagate 3 TB Seagate External USB 3.0 Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 
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Gateway XHD3000 30" Razer Lycosa Enermax Evo Galaxy 1250W Lian Li A05 
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Razer Lachesis 
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Missingno.
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i7-2600k (@4.2 GHz) MSI P67A-GD55 Quad CrossfireX HD4870 X2 @ 800/940 G.Skill Ripjaws 1600MHz (2x4GB) 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOS
300GB VelociRaptor 1.5TB 7200rpm Seagate 3 TB Seagate External USB 3.0 Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 
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Gateway XHD3000 30" Razer Lycosa Enermax Evo Galaxy 1250W Lian Li A05 
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Razer Lachesis 
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Finally Perfected
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E8500@ 4.6Ghz @ 1.36V Gigabyte P45 Two Sapphire 4870's CFX 1066MHz Dominators 
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500GB and 160GB Windows XP Professional SP2 Samsung SyncMaster 2253bw Corsair 750watt 
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Finally Perfected
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E8500@ 4.6Ghz @ 1.36V Gigabyte P45 Two Sapphire 4870's CFX 1066MHz Dominators 
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500GB and 160GB Windows XP Professional SP2 Samsung SyncMaster 2253bw Corsair 750watt 
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Antec 1200 G5 Rocketfish 
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post #4 of 10
Sweeeeeet!

*subscribed*
Flux
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C300 (OS), Velociraptor (storage) Lite-On W7 64-bit Pro Samsung 275T 
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Black Widow Ult. Silverstone DA750 Lian Li T60 R.A.T. 7 
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Q-Pad 
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C300 (OS), Velociraptor (storage) Lite-On W7 64-bit Pro Samsung 275T 
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Black Widow Ult. Silverstone DA750 Lian Li T60 R.A.T. 7 
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post #5 of 10
If you bought two kits of the 2x2 instead you'd save $20
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231122
And then
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Phenom 9750 @ 3.0 Foxconn A7DA-S XFX HD4770 G.Skill Pi Black 2x2GB 
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40GB Intel X25-V & 2.5TB Storage Samsung DVD/RW SATA Vista x64 Envision 22" 
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Antec Basiq Plus 550w Rocketfish Lian Li 
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40GB Intel X25-V & 2.5TB Storage Samsung DVD/RW SATA Vista x64 Envision 22" 
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post #6 of 10
make the structure crazy
Chuckle2Tits
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1x300 GB WD Velociraptor Asus 16/48 DVD/CD ROM SATA Windows 7 Pro 64 bit Viewsonic VX2255wmb 22" LCD 
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Logitech USB wired Silverstone Decathalon 850 PolymorphiX (PMX_v1s) ms optical, wired 
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ancient piece of crap :P 
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Core i7 920 2.66 45nm D0 Foxconn BloodRage x58 EVGA GTX 285 6 GB Corsair Dom. DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1x300 GB WD Velociraptor Asus 16/48 DVD/CD ROM SATA Windows 7 Pro 64 bit Viewsonic VX2255wmb 22" LCD 
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Logitech USB wired Silverstone Decathalon 850 PolymorphiX (PMX_v1s) ms optical, wired 
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post #7 of 10
Thread Starter 
I just got word that a coworker has a good friend that is employed at Frys whom gets 60% off retail. Given that, this could turn out to be 2 builds. I plan to spend the same amount regardless so why not do 2 instead of 1?
And I think the 690 may be too cramped. Perhaps it would be in my best interest to get one of these



IMO, anything worth doing is worth OVERdoing.
post #8 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by SmasherBasher View Post
IMO, anything worth doing is worth OVERdoing.
100% agree
MY FIRST
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AMD Dual Core 3600+ 2.0ghz @ 2.5ghz Biostar Tseries 2xPNY 8800GT 512MB SLi 2x1GB Crosiar 1.5GB GSKILL DDR2 800 
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200GB Maxtor, WD 320GB Vista Ultimate x32 Acer X223W 22", KDS 19". Samsung 19" Dinex Wireless 
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MY FIRST
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Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
200GB Maxtor, WD 320GB Vista Ultimate x32 Acer X223W 22", KDS 19". Samsung 19" Dinex Wireless 
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post #9 of 10
nice smasher! so sub'd!
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post #10 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by SmasherBasher View Post
IMO, anything worth doing is worth OVERdoing.
I'll second that, the more room the better I say
The Glow
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650 gig WB Blue Samsung SH-S223F Vista SP1 64bit Samsung SM-226BW 
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Microsoft Sidewinder X6 Crosair 650 TX Silverstone SG03 Logitech G9 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
650 gig WB Blue Samsung SH-S223F Vista SP1 64bit Samsung SM-226BW 
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Microsoft Sidewinder X6 Crosair 650 TX Silverstone SG03 Logitech G9 
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