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11-07-2018 07:10 AM
Simmons572 Hey folks, updated OP to reflect the new hardware changes as well as current vacancies.

As of right now, the signup sheet is unavailable, so please post a message in this thread if you are interested in joining a team
04-21-2018 02:04 PM
WonderMutt Hey @utparatrooper , Full Auto has an opening in our GPU-O slot. You'd be up against 1080's and the like, but we'd rather have someone folding in the slot than no one. Or, we could slot you into the GPU-L position and I'll bump up to the GPU-O. I'd be willing to do either if you wanted to join up and contribute to the cause? I'll send you a PM and we can talk.
04-21-2018 12:32 PM
utparatrooper
Revived my 780ti for continuous folding

Any teams looking for a 24/7 folder with a 780ti? Brought it out of retirement. Don't know if it matters in terms of qualification, but it's a kinpin edition.
02-01-2018 03:30 PM
LED Guy
Quote: Originally Posted by Simmons572 View Post
https://pcpartpicker.com/list/KqF2QV

This is along the lines of something I would build for a dedicated folding rig.

CPU Cooler: Corsair - H100i v2 70.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: EVGA Micro 2 X99 ($150.00)
Memory: Crucial - Sport LT 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($84.49 @ B&H)
Storage: SanDisk - SSD PLUS 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair - 350D Window MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($84.17 @ Newegg Marketplace)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($99.99 @ Newegg)

Total: $578.63
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-02-01 09:17 EST-0500


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When you look at the parts list on PCPart, ignore the GPUs. I picked out 2 of the widest GPUs I could think of to ensure best compatibility.
You don't need a hole lot of RAM for folding, so I just threw in the cheapest 8 GB kit I trusted.
You also don't need an SSD per chance, but it doesn't hurt to have a fast boot drive.

The case may be a tad big, but this gives you 5 expansion slots without GPU height limitations.
You can fit 240mm rads on the top and front of the case, according to Newegg.

Also, speaking from experience, with the Micro 2 mobo, if you have a second GPU installed, and you still want to use the front panel USB 3, you will need a Low Profile USB Extension.


I look forward to hearing your thoughts on this!
Thanks for the input!

I have a fondness for InWin cases - they were kind enough to give me a one off prototype. I also love the look and feel of a tempered glass window, so I might end up with an InWin 301C. It will hold a pair of decent sized GPU cards - which I may very well need.

I had already considered the H100i, so you have gone a long way to confirming that selection.

The whole mining craze is really getting to me. The prices for what I would consider a respectable GPU are outrageous! A Titan Xp direct from nVidia is about the same shelf price as a 1080 Ti - IF YOU CAN FIND ONE.

I am almost at the point of buying a Titan Xp since nVidia now gives Titan users access to GPU optimized software. I don't need the deep learning, but I might be able to repurpose it for some of my work (that means an Xp or two would be a business expense)
02-01-2018 07:26 AM
Simmons572
Quote: Originally Posted by LED Guy View Post
I'm considering upgrading my main rig to a pair of 1080 Ti's or Titan Xp's. If I do that then I have a pair of 980 Ti HOFs for the build. They aren't exactly small cards though. I had hoped for a pair of 1080 Ti HOFs, but I don't know if they will ever be available again. I missed the opening surge of product.

I really would like to keep the case small. If I go with liquid cooling then it will be an AIO. I am not ready to dedicate the time for a custom loop on a back up system.

Thanks for the suggestions on the mobo - that's one of my major questions. I don't really need to OC the 5960X - though I might do it again. It was rock solid at 4.4 GHz before I upgraded.
https://pcpartpicker.com/list/KqF2QV

This is along the lines of something I would build for a dedicated folding rig.

CPU Cooler: Corsair - H100i v2 70.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: EVGA Micro 2 X99 ($150.00)
Memory: Crucial - Sport LT 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($84.49 @ B&H)
Storage: SanDisk - SSD PLUS 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair - 350D Window MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($84.17 @ Newegg Marketplace)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($99.99 @ Newegg)

Total: $578.63
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-02-01 09:17 EST-0500


----------


When you look at the parts list on PCPart, ignore the GPUs. I picked out 2 of the widest GPUs I could think of to ensure best compatibility.
You don't need a hole lot of RAM for folding, so I just threw in the cheapest 8 GB kit I trusted.
You also don't need an SSD per chance, but it doesn't hurt to have a fast boot drive.

The case may be a tad big, but this gives you 5 expansion slots without GPU height limitations.
You can fit 240mm rads on the top and front of the case, according to Newegg.

Also, speaking from experience, with the Micro 2 mobo, if you have a second GPU installed, and you still want to use the front panel USB 3, you will need a Low Profile USB Extension.


I look forward to hearing your thoughts on this!
01-31-2018 12:30 PM
mmonnin Automatic 300mhz downclock with AVX (core a7 WUs) with the EVGA board.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/12092...board-review/7
01-31-2018 10:12 AM
LED Guy
Quote: Originally Posted by Simmons572 View Post
Good morning!

What GPU are you planning on bringing to the fold?
Do you have any size constraints? (Some mATX cases get really big, IE- TT Core v21, Corsair Air 240)
Are you planning on doing some water cooling for the GPU or are you just sticking to air? (I am rocking the double delta fan ghetto mod on my 780 atm )


My go to mATX mobo for x99 is the EVGA Micro 2. It appears that it may be sold out in a lot of locations, but I bought both of mine from ebay, and they have been running 24/7 since day 1. I can't speak for their overclocking stability, but the power delivery appears to be solid. The biggest perk for me with that board is that electrically, the x16 slots are wired for x16 on all 3 slots, allowing for whatever multi GPU config you want.

If you are interested in seeing my 2 builds, here are links to my Ia (AMD) and One (Nvidia) folding rigs' part lists. The AMD rig has a Fury X and RX 480 in it.

The HX 850i is a pretty interesting PSU, as it has live monitoring capabilities using the Corsair Link software.
I'm considering upgrading my main rig to a pair of 1080 Ti's or Titan Xp's. If I do that then I have a pair of 980 Ti HOFs for the build. They aren't exactly small cards though. I had hoped for a pair of 1080 Ti HOFs, but I don't know if they will ever be available again. I missed the opening surge of product.

I really would like to keep the case small. If I go with liquid cooling then it will be an AIO. I am not ready to dedicate the time for a custom loop on a back up system.

Thanks for the suggestions on the mobo - that's one of my major questions. I don't really need to OC the 5960X - though I might do it again. It was rock solid at 4.4 GHz before I upgraded.
01-31-2018 10:01 AM
DarthBaggins So far the x99 Micro 2 I have is pretty solid for OC'ing my 5930k, also this was my first EVGA mobo and would definitely buy another (would love to try out a Classy or FTW K). I've been debating on trading in my Micro 2 to get store credit at MC (love their replacement plans ) and moving to the ASRock x99 mITX since the 5930k is being push aside to be used as a Plex server (why I bought my x99 Deluxe and 6900k), also I would need to buy the Narrow ILM bracket for my waterblock or go w/ a mono-block solution (BitsPower makes one - which last BP block I used left a bad taste in my mouth/wallet (the RVE Floor Tile mono)
01-31-2018 07:52 AM
Simmons572
Quote: Originally Posted by LED Guy View Post
Looking for some help/suggestions for a folding rig.

I upgraded my system and seem to have a spare i7-5960X on my hands. I upgraded my mobo as well and have a surplus ASUS X99 Deluxe as well.

I have been thinking about a small format (micro ATX or mini ITX) build that I could largely dedicate to folding. Suggestions for a mobo and small format case are welcome. I'm looking to spend <$2k + whatever I sell my X99 Deluxe for. This will be air cooled or AIO.

If a team is looking for a new cpu folder or maybe GPU folder, please HELP!
Good morning!

What GPU are you planning on bringing to the fold?
Do you have any size constraints? (Some mATX cases get really big, IE- TT Core v21, Corsair Air 240)
Are you planning on doing some water cooling for the GPU or are you just sticking to air? (I am rocking the double delta fan ghetto mod on my 780 atm )


My go to mATX mobo for x99 is the EVGA Micro 2. It appears that it may be sold out in a lot of locations, but I bought both of mine from ebay, and they have been running 24/7 since day 1. I can't speak for their overclocking stability, but the power delivery appears to be solid. The biggest perk for me with that board is that electrically, the x16 slots are wired for x16 on all 3 slots, allowing for whatever multi GPU config you want.

If you are interested in seeing my 2 builds, here are links to my Ia (AMD) and One (Nvidia) folding rigs' part lists. The AMD rig has a Fury X and RX 480 in it.

The HX 850i is a pretty interesting PSU, as it has live monitoring capabilities using the Corsair Link software.
01-30-2018 11:26 PM
LED Guy
Need help designing a folding rig!!!

Suggestions welcome
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