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http://rybkaforum.net/cgi-bin/rybkaf...tid=18519;pg=2


Dragon49 at 2010-08-16 22:34 posted:

"...(Deep) Rybka (4) can use up to 2048 cores - see the uci option. The maximum number of cpu's is 2048. It may be possible that currently, no motherboards can have more than 32 cores, but Rybka is prepared for the future, and will be able to use up to 2048."
http://rybkaforum.net/cgi-bin/rybkaf...w.pl?tid=20058

296 cores is the current maximum anyone has built to use...
    
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LOoks like I have to check out the EVO card's NVIDIA nForce® 980a SLI® capability and consider switching from ATI card to NVIDIA. Thoughts?



"NVIDIA nForce® 980a SLI® media and communications processors (MCPs) power the most feature rich, high performance motherboards for AMD AM3 CPUs. As a premier enthusiast platform, nForce 980a features SLI technology for maximum graphics performance and are specifically designed to harness the power of GeForce® GPUs for gaming and beyond.
NVIDIA SLI® Technology

NVIDIA SLI® (Scalable Link Interface) makes use of the PCI Express 2.0 bus architecture´s increased bandwidth and features intelligent hardware and software that allows two GPUs to efficiently work together to deliver earth-shattering, scalable performance. For some applications, this translates into nearly double the performance!"
    
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post #13 of 27
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I think my DDR3-1600 ram necessitates a $200+ mobo, if I were to optimize... though that's finicky, right? Gotta catch up on this steep refresher course... on all the tech...
    
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post #14 of 27
one thought is to go with an i7 system which with 6 slots of memory (2xtriple channels) can get you to 24G.
Then grab a 6 core, i7 and you are all set.

I would expect that boards like the Asus Rampage Extreme III would have high enough quality capacitors to do the job.

Second thing, I wouldn't worry too much if the system is good enough for the next 5 years. In three years you will probably want to upgrade anyway to 48G memory and a 12 core beast

May also check out the forums on folding, since they are also running high computation systems 24x7 (although many of them utilize the GPUs also).
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post #15 of 27
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lol... while catching up I just learned of the word 'folding' without understanding what it meant (I'm hitchhiking on someone else's network, surfing's a pain right now) and the cost of the i7 is too high from my frugal value standpoint, but thanks...

I like chess, but not $3000 'like' ... and not 24G RAM 'like'... etc.
    
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At first it was hard enough for me to spend $130 on a mobo, lol, and yes, I was being silly when I said 5 years... lol...
    
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Also, technically, the retailer would really give me hell for switching at this point to an i7 Intel system, having to rewrite the entire invoice, indeed, he had called me on his day off and technically, they're going to assemble the system maybe tomorrow (monday) and the guy is on the west coast, already asking me to transfer to closer to where I live (Great Lakes area)... Though the customer is king, I don't have the heart to aggravate the guy. He was so nice.
    
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The way it stands, my system is costing me under $1000 Canadian before taxes. Today, the Canadian buck is worth .2 cents more than the US dollar.

Maybe you were half joking, but given the changes, excluding the extra 8GB of RAM, what would that mobo/intel system cost? Then there's the 16GB ceiling for Windows 7 Home Edition, right? Gates has enough of my money.
Edited by Grandmaster - 1/6/11 at 12:05pm
    
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I've read someone posting that five 120mm case fans are unnecessary (3 come with the case already, two intake in the front, one in the back). I was thinking to add two on the top, whereas the side of the case would block the cpu heatsink, so I was told...

What do you guys think? Overkill?

I'm too much of a kitty to overclock until the 2 year warranty is up.

I was going to also add a Noctua 120mm fan to double the one atop the Coolermaster 212 heat sink.
Edited by Grandmaster - 1/2/11 at 1:02pm
    
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I am insisting to the retailer to max the settings on the RAM on assembly, I wonder if they'll do a better job if I DON'T pester them while they work on it (sort of like spitting on the food if you are too finicky with the waiter)

Nice to get such a fast reply, thanks!
I just wanted to let you know that it probably is best to not pester the computer retailer too much. You definitely want to make sure that you both understand exactly what is being asked for and what is being promised, preferably in writing, but beyond that calling everyday for an update is a sure way to piss them off.

I work at a computer repair and retail store, we fix computers, sell new custom builds, used computers, etc. While I would never not do my job I definitely don't go out of my way to "go the extra mile" for customers who try and crawl up my ass.
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