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Done in time for CC?
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Originally Posted by kill_mellon View Post
i take you aren't going to water cool then?
No need to liquid cooling on these cards. They are pretty tough when it comes to higher than normal ambient temps but stay around 60degrees C under almost all conditions.

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Seems this is slightly more expensive than going the i7 farm route? Unless you got epic deals on the GTS450?
On that note, care to explain your budget?
I thought about going with the i7 build *that's what project Ba'al is in my sig*. The problem I have with i7 is that with -bigadv, you MUST have it overclocked to +4ghz and the time it takes to finish one WU is way to long. Also you have to consider that bigadv also demands a lot from a system which means you're going to need to spend more $$$$ on better cooling and components.

The reason i went with GPU's was because the time it takes one -bigadv to complete *which the ppd changes* I would have done +100K on just one GPU farm. The i7 is great for dumping massive PPD at once, but during a week of folding, the GPU farm will beat it.

My budget was about... i would say $1,000 for hardware. Most of the Budget when to getting the GTS450's, which I have picked up over time. retail, I've spent almost $130 per card, but with deals on newegg, Frys, and black friday sales, I spent $89 bucks on each card. I also got the open box deals on the motherboard at Newegg which, before they raised the price was $120. I believe I've stayed within the budget for the hardware. Outside that, is the case cost. As of right now, it's only cost me $23 for 3 tables at Ikea.

The Acrylic will cost me almost $180.00 for a 4x8 sheet. other than that, then you get to the little stuff like screws and bolts and all that good stuff. i think I've reserved about $400 for the case build, which will give me enough materials to do 2 or 3 of these builds. So the initial cost might be a bit more, but in the long run, I'll save significant amounts of $$$$ over buying PC cases.

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Dude! Happy Holidays! haven't seen you in forever Blade!

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Done in time for CC?
I should have 3 of these built in time for CC. If it goes to plan, I should be doing 150K PPD just on these alone. That's not including a secret weapon I have planned, which i shall disclose once CC is closer.
Edited by AMD SLI guru - 12/29/10 at 8:44am
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Shouldn't it say "GPU Farm Build AKA Fire Sale"?
Fire Sale = A fire sale is the sale of goods at extremely discounted prices, typically when the seller faces bankruptcy or other impending distress

Fire Sail =A computer attack in which communications, power, and utilities are all disabled. Shown in the movie Live Free or Die Hard.
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I should have 3 of these built in time for CC. If it goes to plan, I should be doing 150K PPD just on these alone. That's not including a secret weapon I have planned, which i shall disclose once CC is closer.
Secret weapon is probaly SR2 with 2 hexacores and 4 580s? No one stands a chance lol.
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post #26 of 110
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Secret weapon is probaly SR2 with 2 hexacores and 4 580s? No one stands a chance lol.

God I hope so!

But lets not say things like that, we don't guess better than whatever the surprise is.
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Secret weapon is probaly SR2 with 2 hexacores and 4 580s? No one stands a chance lol.
you're imagining too low.
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you're imagining too low.
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you're imagining too low.
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Lol, Fire Sail.
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