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Ok so I ripped out the 600W, turns out it's an Ultra. I've never even heard of that. I redid all the cabling and even took out my unused front-panel cables and wires. Then I rediscovered why I used 2 power supplies before. My 6970 requires a 6-pin and an 8-pin. This Coolmax PSU has 2 only 6-pins. I do have a dual-molex to 8-pin adapter that I used. But then I realized that I was missing 2 out of my 3 molex cables, giving me only 2 molex plugs. I need one for my soundcard, and the other for the lights. So I ended up ditching the lights and sharing the same cable for my soundcard and one half of the 8-pin to double molex adapter. The other molex for the adapter came from a rigged 6-pin pci-e cable to molex. I used a legit cable for the GPU's 6-pin. So I called up my dad to see if he still had the original box for this psu. He did and rest of the molex cables were in there. Then I asked him what power supply he had and he said an NEC Zephyr 700 Watt, which has 2x6pin and 2x8pin. So now I'm gonna trade PSU's with him next time I'm in town. And while I'm there I'm going to set up the water cooling loop.

Wow, that's quite an adventure! At least with all the taking apart of your system you had a chance to do some thorough cleaning and maybe even a bit of cable management. I'm sure with 1 PSU instead of 2 things are much more orderly inside your case.

To stress a point made earlier - you should seriously consider replacing your PSU with one from the Recommended PSU List. Folding puts a lot of stress on your hardware, and the PSU is then engine of your system. Without it, nothing else will work, not to mention the possibility of a catastrophic PSU failure damaging other components.

I can personally recommend the Rosewill Capstone 450, as it's what powers my Infinity Wildcard rig. At $60, it's a great buy for a highly efficient and reliable PSU. If you want something a bit larger to cover future upgrades, the 550W Capstone will power any single-GPU system that can be built today, but it's substantially more expensive. There are, of course, other options, but that's what I'd recommend to you. Good luck!
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Well I just woke up to discover that my Internet has been out. Unfortunately that means my TC rig hasn't been able to connect to the Internet for the last 8 hours. Everything's back up and running now, but I lost quite a bit of production time. All this because I can't use nails to hang pictures in this house rolleyes.gif
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Well I just woke up to discover that my Internet has been out. Unfortunately that means my TC rig hasn't been able to connect to the Internet for the last 8 hours. Everything's back up and running now, but I lost quite a bit of production time. All this because I can't use nails to hang pictures in this house rolleyes.gif

ah bad times, im gonna have some down time soon, but ill be making up for it with a higher overclock afterwards.
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Everything's back up and running now, but I lost quite a bit of production time. All this because I can't use nails to hang pictures in this house rolleyes.gif

Do tell the rest of the story. tongue.gif
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Do tell the rest of the story. tongue.gif

Not quite as exciting as you might think. I hung up a framed picture yesterday, but since we can't use nails, I had to use one of those 3M sticky hook things. Turns out the sticky stuff doesn't stick quite so well to my walls. Sometime over night, it fell. On its way down, it hit the power cord to the modem where it is plugged into the wall, so this morning I woke up to my autographed Rainbow Dash print on the floor, the frame in pieces, and my folding rig wondering just why, exactly, it couldn't upload results or get a new work unit.
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Not quite as exciting as you might think. I hung up a framed picture yesterday, but since we can't use nails, I had to use one of those 3M sticky hook things. Turns out the sticky stuff doesn't stick quite so well to my walls. Sometime over night, it fell. On its way down, it hit the power cord to the modem where it is plugged into the wall, so this morning I woke up to my autographed Rainbow Dash print on the floor, the frame in pieces, and my folding rig wondering just why, exactly, it couldn't upload results or get a new work unit.

im gonna hate myself if i dont ask,

pics of rainbow dash.
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im gonna hate myself if i dont ask,

pics of rainbow dash.

Here's the best photo I have of where the photo was hanging:



Here's the original of the print:


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awesome!

ive just clocked my 2600k to 4.6 at 1.35v. thumb.gif
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Mine is currently oc'd to 4.6 down from 4.7. It ran for a long time at that speed, but it wont do it anymore. You might be able to get 4.7 if you up your volts a bit....
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