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Old 2009-01-22, 05:47   #34
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by, bye, buy... doh!
Sooooooo, we gonna start this escalation of crunchers eh?
Let me see... I wonder how many I can fit into a 2,000 sq ft house, :p and I don't have a SWMBO here either... ;) <LOL>

I *think* Max is the one that needs to step up to the plate a little closer...

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Old 2009-01-22, 06:07   #35
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by, bye, buy... doh!
Sooooooo, we gonna start this escalation of crunchers eh?
Let me see... I wonder how many I can fit into a 2,000 sq ft house, :p and I don't have a SWMBO here either... ;) <LOL>

I *think* Max is the one that needs to step up to the plate a little closer...

No SWMBO here either. I left that behind in 2004...too much MBO. LMAO It's just me and the furniture here except the kids every Weds. evening and every other weekend.

Just joking of course on the 10 more quads. I could add those easily in the basement but I'd have to add another 1-2 more electrical circuits...don't want to mess with that. But there's always plenty of room in my bedroom, the dining room, along the outer wall on the floor in the upstairs hallway, etc. Space is not an issue, CPU and electrical/cooling costs are.

Edit: That said, how much can I get a good octo for these days if fully ordered at Newegg and built myself? 8 cores would be sweet in one unit!


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Old 2009-01-22, 06:19   #36
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ASUS P6T Deluxe LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131346
$299.99

CORSAIR XMS3 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145220
$164.00

CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139006
$124.99

Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115202
$294.99

Noctua NH-U12P SE1366 Ultra Silent CPU Cooler
http://www.heatsinkfactory.com/noctu...pu-cooler.html
$67.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835608007
$84.99

Galaxy 84GEE6HDFEXN GeForce 8400 GS 256MB 64-bit GDDR2 PCI Express x16 Low Profile Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/...Item=N82E16814162026
$29.99

Go into BIOS,
turn off SpeedStep
Change timing from AUTO to Manual
Set BCLK to 178 (front side bus)
Save settings, reboot

8 cpu Cores running at 3.5GHz :)

~$1,000 per - could save more on the power supply if just a cruncher only. but, I find it to be a nice main computer upgrade :)

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Old 2009-01-22, 06:34   #37
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Ah sheesh; I'm getting tempted now. But I had thought you could probably get an octo for less than 2 quads. I paid just under $500 for each of my quads. Although they are 2.4 Ghz, that was close to as fast as they had 9 mos. ago. (I think I saw some 2.8 Ghz but it wasn't worth the step-up in cost at the time.)

My quad MOBO's are $50. They've blown out too easily but more likely because my coolers are likely a little under-powered and a little user ignorance ...not checking the CPU temps. for the first 4-5 months that I had them.

I mention my mobo price because do you really need to fork out $300 for a mobo for one of these screamin' octo puppies?

Edit: BTW, this would ONLY be a cruncher...nothing more...just like all of my quads are now. I browse the forums and do personal stuff on my slower and older but highly competant Window's laptop and desktop.


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I suppose you could shop around, but that's the 'basic package' I got... I upgraded the PS and tossed in a nice GTX295 for gaming and tossed Vista 64 on it. :)

Rock solid components! Do not have to worry about cheap swollen capacitors and other such things burning it out.
Quality... new chipset, much faster... last longer than you are willing to keep it around for the next round of upgrades in about 4 years.

Do you have an electric range?
If so, one pig tail and a distribution board will get you 100 amps of 120v
That is, unless you use it to cook on, rather than the microware.
If you don't use your Microwave, it should be on a 20 amp circuit, which is good for another 8 crunchers

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If Beyond comes to the party, we are gonna need more work I think ...
I'm guessing 200 fast cores + Beyond's starving baying hounds, for Free-DC

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If Beyond comes to the party, we are gonna need more work I think ...
I'm guessing 200 fast cores + Beyond's starving baying hounds, for Free-DC
Holy cow...Beyond's coming too? Hmm...given that, I'd estimate that we'll have close to 400 cores running this rally!

Great job on the PR work David!
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Holy cow...Beyond's coming too? Hmm...given that, I'd estimate that we'll have close to 400 cores running this rally!

Great job on the PR work David!
Will the server be able to take that?
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Will the server be able to take that?
Well, compared to IB9000's doing n=50K work with loads of cores on it, 400 cores on n>350K should be a piece of cake, so no worries there.
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I'll be bringing 16 fast cores to the rumble for AMD_Users. I posted in the team thread to add me to AMD_Users. Thankyou

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Old 2009-01-23, 04:32   #44
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Looks like the party is getting started already.
I think Beyond mentioned he was going to be fashionably late
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