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post #142 of 181
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Server has been down from my end anyway for a day and a half--I spent at leas six hours researching mobos as best I could on Newegg and other vendors. It all boils down to how little I can spend on the rigs. I have to resist buying some super duper mobo for $115 when all it is going to do is fold--been doing some research on non-MS OSes as well. Thinking Xandros might be a good choice. Just don't need too many hassles getting the network together--and some wirelss devices are a pain in linux.

Got some PMs started RE: HDD aquisition--found a pair of matched 30 gigs that would be perfect for PATA RAID on el cheapo ASUS boards and might start off with that. Pretty neat that the cheapest Asus 775 boards with onboard video also feature PATA RAID.

The problem I am having is fear of buying another board that does not support OC in BIOS. After the last purchase I am now extra cautious in that regard.

I am also torn between getting a DDR board and using some of the DDR RAM I have on hand or going for DDR2 and knowing I will be buying RAM. I keep going back and forth on that. The PCIe and AGP issue is about the same--but less pertinent since I plan to use onboard video anyway.

Managed to mount the 110VAC 120mm fan and turn it on for a while--a little loud--not terribly loud--but little too loud for the livingrom IMO--but man that fan moves some air through Crunch--a real breeze flowing through the top slots! If I can figure how to control the speed of the AC fan I will keep it in there--otherwise I will have to go to 12VDC and fan controllers...

Still have not ordered the parts--been looking at the super deals in the For Sale Forum and am starting to wondr if ATX and single core might not be good enough--I have seen rigs for $100 or $120 which is way better than the $300 or $400 an 805 rig would cost bare minimum--even the cheapest mobo and an 805 is going to be close to $200 shipped.

Choices choices
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post #143 of 181
Quote:
Originally Posted by CyberDruid
Server has been down from my end anyway for a day and a half--I spent at leas six hours researching mobos as best I could on Newegg and other vendors. It all boils down to how little I can spend on the rigs. I have to resist buying some super duper mobo for $115 when all it is going to do is fold--been doing some research on non-MS OSes as well. Thinking Xandros might be a good choice. Just don't need too many hassles getting the network together--and some wirelss devices are a pain in linux.

Got some PMs started RE: HDD aquisition--found a pair of matched 30 gigs that would be perfect for PATA RAID on el cheapo ASUS boards and might start off with that. Pretty neat that the cheapest Asus 775 boards with onboard video also feature PATA RAID.

The problem I am having is fear of buying another board that does not support OC in BIOS. After the last purchase I am now extra cautious in that regard.

I am also torn between getting a DDR board and using some of the DDR RAM I have on hand or going for DDR2 and knowing I will be buying RAM. I keep going back and forth on that. The PCIe and AGP issue is about the same--but less pertinent since I plan to use onboard video anyway.

Managed to mount the 110VAC 120mm fan and turn it on for a while--a little loud--not terribly loud--but little too loud for the livingrom IMO--but man that fan moves some air through Crunch--a real breeze flowing through the top slots! If I can figure how to control the speed of the AC fan I will keep it in there--otherwise I will have to go to 12VDC and fan controllers...

Still have not ordered the parts--been looking at the super deals in the For Sale Forum and am starting to wondr if ATX and single core might not be good enough--I have seen rigs for $100 or $120 which is way better than the $300 or $400 an 805 rig would cost bare minimum--even the cheapest mobo and an 805 is going to be close to $200 shipped.

Choices choices
With linux, since almost all the distros are free, don't feel you must settle on one. The networking is fairly simple in most cases. They would probably all work together from install if you loaded them up with live CD's (as long as you got a net connection) they would most likely automatically set upt the network at the install stage (I know ubuntu setup mine without me doing anything). The great thing about linux is it is free, which cuts down on the cost!
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post #144 of 181
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ubuntu looks good--I need to get up to speed on that--it is ludicrous to pay MS $140 just to set up a single folding rig
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post #145 of 181
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Got the Clawhammer and ATX mobo from Fishie and the HDD from Steve42024 and the XMS DDR 400 from Kosovar--truly an OC.Net project--as all the major bits came from here!

Ordered the Enermax with the 26A rail from NewEgg-so next week should be about time to bring crunch to life.

Nothing goes Crunch quite like a big hammer.

Still need a cooler for socket 754 However--and since I plan to OC Sky high it'll have to be a decent one!

Yeah this is a turn of events--but the prices were right and fit my budget--still looking to put a dualie in there--but Ihave 3 more rigs to build--so plenty of time for that.

CyberD
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post #146 of 181
Crunch might jsut become a little hardware testbed..what OC's better in actual terms of performance.

Just so you know, I have 1GB (2x512MB) Corsair XMS laying around here. CMX512-3200C2PT. Also, by the end of the week I'll likely have two 80GB WD SATA drives available, after all the dust settles on my upgrade craze

Check this deal out... not too bad in my opinion:
http://www.partspc.com/ProductDetail...76&ProdID=8242

- Asus P5V800-MX Motherboard
- Intel Pentium D 805, OEM
- Heatsink & Fan
- And some silly free gift

The vendor actually provides 1 year warranty, even on the OEM chip.

Good luck
    
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post #147 of 181
Here is some cooling for thr 754 socket.
Arctic cooling, up to 46cfm. $20
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835186126
Scythe katana. 25$ Supposed to be great.
http://www.microcenter.com/byos/byos...duct_id=237732
Thermalright heatskink on sale to $20 from $40
http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/thsl.html
Edit: Good ram and heatsink right here, prices are negotiable, i think he just wants to get them out of his closet.
http://www.overclock.net/sale/87866-...l-channel.html
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post #148 of 181
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chozart
Crunch might jsut become a little hardware testbed..what OC's better in actual terms of performance.

Just so you know, I have 1GB (2x512MB) Corsair XMS laying around here. CMX512-3200C2PT. Also, by the end of the week I'll likely have two 80GB WD SATA drives available, after all the dust settles on my upgrade craze

Check this deal out... not too bad in my opinion:
http://www.partspc.com/ProductDetail...76&ProdID=8242

- Asus P5V800-MX Motherboard
- Intel Pentium D 805, OEM
- Heatsink & Fan
- And some silly free gift

The vendor actually provides 1 year warranty, even on the OEM chip.

Good luck
Thanks for the linkage and PM me when you are ready to do your For Sale post (we can't bypass that) so I can yump on it.
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post #149 of 181
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Retrospekt
Here is some cooling for thr 754 socket.
Arctic cooling, up to 46cfm. $20
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835186126
Scythe katana. 25$ Supposed to be great.
http://www.microcenter.com/byos/byos...duct_id=237732
Thermalright heatskink on sale to $20 from $40
http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/thsl.html
Edit: Good ram and heatsink right here, prices are negotiable, i think he just wants to get them out of his closet.
http://www.overclock.net/sale/87866-...l-channel.html
Somebody is scooping up that Hyper X--well I should be covered--need to get with KosOvAr and get that RAM...ready to head out to the airport to pick up Nanna--Baby coming Friday (C-secton) busy week ahead...

EDIT: purchased XMS RAM (1 X 512) from Kos--sick timings 2225 should OC well.
EDIT: purchased 2 WD300 ATA 100 HDDs from Trippen Out
EDIT: traded/sold x700pro for cash and a 40 gig HDD
EDIT: Committed to purchasing Clawhammer Gigabyte K8NS pro mobo combo from Fishie and 1 gig of Value RAM (3339) cash set aside
EDIT: purchased Enermax 350 Watt 26A 12V rail PSU from the Egg.

EDIT: looks like Crunch will be together soon.
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Velociraptor 150GB LG DVD Burner Vista Ultimate 64 AOC 21.5" LED 1080p 
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Have the mobo trays arrived yet?
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Intel 240GB SSD HGST 4TB Storage DVD-RW Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 
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