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Yeah, I've thought about picking up a Kill A Watt, just haven't gotten around to it.
As for the GPUs that I'll need cooling for, below are links to the GPUs I have. I'm not sure what type of coolers they have (I don't know which is which), so I thought it would be easier to show you what I have.
Asus GTX460
Zotac GTX460
The rest of the cards are watercooled and will be in my main rig.

Well pick one up - you'll probably realize you don't need bigger PSU - unless you just want it. which is fine, just make sure you're not kidding yourself (I totally don't need my AX850, but I was buying a new one and johnny's review of it was so shiny...).

Axial blower:
axial-fan.jpg

Squirrel cage:
sk1533.jpg

The former is best at high volume, minimal pressure, and the latter is much, much better at higher pressure. most stock coolers (the squirrel cage / AMD kind people seem to not like) are better at removing heat from the case - the "fan" style requires much more fresh air / exhaust done by case fans to maintain tolerable temps.
 
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Well pick one up - you'll probably realize you don't need bigger PSU - unless you just want it. which is fine, just make sure you're not kidding yourself (I totally don't need my AX850, but I was buying a new one and johnny's review of it was so shiny...).
axial-fan.jpg
Squirrel cage:
sk1533.jpg
The former is best at high volume, minimal pressure, and the latter is much, much better at higher pressure. most stock coolers (the squirrel cage / AMD kind people seem to not like) are better at removing heat from the case - the "fan" style requires much more fresh air / exhaust done by case fans to maintain tolerable temps.

Which explains why I need cases that have better cooling abilities! Thanks, sir, I was a little lost when you asked the question, so now I know.

As for the PSU, I'll try to snag a kill a watt and see what my main rig is pulling now, but with a 2700k running at either 4.8 or 5.0 GHz (depending on the OC I'm running at the time), the WC system, all 12 fans, the 4 HDDs, GTX460 @850MHz , GTX570 @ 875MHz, and what ever else I have crammed in that case, I think swapping the 460 for 2 470s is going to put a big strain on an 850 watt PSU, but I'll get a kill a watt and see for sure.

Thanks for the info, sir!
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which would be more cost effective.2 more h60's while switching most fans to gently typhoons or a custom loop?
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Which explains why I need cases that have better cooling abilities! Thanks, sir, I was a little lost when you asked the question, so now I know.
As for the PSU, I'll try to snag a kill a watt and see what my main rig is pulling now, but with a 2700k running at either 4.8 or 5.0 GHz (depending on the OC I'm running at the time), the WC system, all 12 fans, the 4 HDDs, GTX460 @850MHz , GTX570 @ 875MHz, and what ever else I have crammed in that case, I think swapping the 460 for 2 470s is going to put a big strain on an 850 watt PSU, but I'll get a kill a watt and see for sure.
Thanks for the info, sir!

For reference, my TC rig has an OC'd Q6700, OC'd unlocked 6950, 9 fans, 4 7.2k HDDs, a hardware raid controller, two pumps, and at the wall, idle wattage is 150w, full tilt folding is 300w, full tilt stress testing is 400W. 650W antec truepower trio PSU. I'd not hestitate to throw in another equivalent GPU if I could TC on it - even in crazy stress mode I have 100% headroom remaining (400W at the plug is about 320W DC which is under 50% of the 650W rated output).
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which would be more cost effective.2 more h60's while switching most fans to gently typhoons or a custom loop?

If you've got room for the the custom loop, I think that'll be marginally better. GTs are good stuff for radfans either way.
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I switched to push/pull gt ap-15s on the sugo (new folding rig) from a single silverstone fan and dropped temps 20C. Thats on a Kuhler 620... which is a bit underpowered for the cpu but you get the idea. wink.gif
 
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which silvernerd did you switch from? I'm gonna bet it wasn't an FM121...
 
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Its the one they give you with the sg05... its quiet, i'll give it that...
 
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I've got one of those as an HTPC - with the stock fan and intel stock cooler, the loudest thing is the HDD seeking.
 
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U3b3r... where's your HFM? A couple of us got project 11292. biggrin.gif
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Hey team,

I have some notes for the team and then some personal stuff.

First off, I know we're in 8th place, but considering how the month has gone, I'm not upset about this at all. Everyone is putting out very consistant numbers and that is all I can ask for. I do have some ideas for trying to bump up our output so we can be more competitive in the coming months.

  1. Chuck, I know you are crazy busy, but if you get some time, can you get with SLE and try to work out a configuration similar to yours. I know you helped me with my setup and it did bump my PPD up 3k, so I thought you might walk him through your setup. If you guys can't get together, SLE, let me know and we'll try to work something out and I'll see if I can help you bump that PPD up.
  2. iron and TRU, it doesn't look like either one of you have switched over to the v7 with the beta hack, so if we could try to do that sometime, I think it would help both of your guys PPD out. Get in touch with me (via PM) and I can help you both do it. I'm working with BWG right now to get mine working at its best, so once I get that all sorted, I'll definately be able to give you both a hand.
  3. u3b3r, keep doing what you're doing! thumb.gif I know you're in 4th in your cat, but your consistancy is outstanding! Frankly, as long as we are all consistant, I'm a happy captain!
  4. As for myself, you'll see more details below, but I'm probably going to be making some major changes in the coming months which will hopefully boost my TC output and my personal PPD, but I'll keep you all posted.


And for the personal stuff...

I have a question for you Linux gurus out there...

I'm thinking of dropping my GTX570 in my 2500k TC Rig, but it is running native Linux and I'm not sure about GPU folding in Ubuntu 10.10. So here are my questions:
  1. Is it possible to fold on an nVidia GPU in Linux?
  2. If so, what kind of hit would I see to my CPU PPD?
  3. If it is possible and wouldn't kill my CPU PPD, where can I find the process for setting it up?

I'm asking because I now I have 2 GTX470s that are watercooled and I'm getting the parts in tomorrow to add them to my loop. Sometime in the next few weeks I'll be doing a full teardown and rebuild of all of my systems and I need to more my GTX570 out of my main rig and the 2500k is about the only place I have room for it (I might be able to drop it in my old P4 rig, but I'm not sure the PSU will handle it). So, any suggestions you guys have would be much appreciated.

Also, as I've stated before, I'm wanting to do a major overhaul of my entire setup (all three of my major rigs), and as of yet I don’t know if I’m going to stay with the 2500k or move to my 3570k. I’ll probably take some down time in December to try out CPU / MB combos and see what I can get the best OC / PPD with and then decide. As of right now I’m looking at either my 2500k in my Asus Sabertooth Z77 MB or my 3570k in that board.

So far I haven’t been able to OC the 3570k as the case it is in won’t fit my Hyper 212 Evo cooler, so it is running the stock cooler, but I am curious to see how it OCs and if it will do better than they 2500k. However, the 2500k is at 4.7GHz now and only at 1.430v because that is the most the Gigabyte MB it is in will push (it won’t do any more than 1.430 no matter what I set the VCore at), and the temps are only at 55C with the Hyper 212+ cooler that is on it. I’m thinking that with the Sabertooth MB and the Hyper 212 Evo, I might be able to get it close to 5GHz, but I’m going to have to play with it and see what it will do.

Anyway, I’ll keep you all updated and we’ll see where I end up next month when I have time to do all this teardown / rebuild / OC / test / etc.
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Intel Core i7 2700K P8Z77-V Pro nVidia GTX970 Watercooled nVidia GTX970 Watercooled 
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CORSAIR Vengeance 32GB (4 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 S... Samsung 840 Evo OCZ Agility 3  Crucial MX300 
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LG Modisc XSPC Rasa 750 RS240 plus custom loop Danger Den Black Ice SR1 360 RAD Corsair AF SP120 fans (5x) 
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Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit Acer S231HL Acer S231HL Acer S231HL 
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CM Storm QuickFire XT Stealth with Cherry MX Gr... OCZ ZX 850W Corsair 750D Logitech M510 
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Corsair MM400 Logitech LS21 
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