Discussion in 'Team OcUK Distributed Computing Projects' started by Area 51, Aug 3, 2010.
I'm in awe Biffa, nice work
Nothing special compared to some rigs but its the first rig where i've actually got some cable management going on (if you ignore the rats nest of pci-e power cables at the bottom)
Nice tidy rig you have there ReaVerUK. So come on, what's the main components you have on what looks like 3x 295s and dual-socket CPUs? I bet it gets pretty damn hot Folding on air.
I wish it was a dual CPU rig. Its just a very large single cooler
The temps aren't to bad from what i can tell so far (high 50's CPU high 80's low 90's on the GPU's) as its only been running just over a day since i replace a slightly poorly motherboard Although for some reason the motherboard temp sensor threw a hissy fit and says it got to 120oC today for a split second so i think i'd better keep an eye on it
As for spec
Asus Crosshair V (To replace tha Asus M4N82 Deluxe i managed to melt the 24 pin connector on )
Phenom II 965BE
Noctua NH-D14 cooler
8Gb Kingston HyperX Genesis (2x4)
1500W Thermaltake ToughPower PSU (Was my spare but melted the original 1200W's 24pin connector when the MB went )
One thing i will say is that if i manage to melt any of the power connectors on this board i want a prize
Its almost as bad as Biffa's 24,8,8pin server board (unless i've missed any on the pictures) with 24,8,4pin & a molex just to be on the safe side
Nice replacement mobo and excellent choice of psu wish you luck with the new gubbins .... you forgot how to take a pic allready?
I melted the 24pin on my original P6T7 (weebeastie) the new one had a extra molex and has been fine.
The SR-2 has 2x 8-pin and the Supermicro has the same but can have 3 like BaBa's think its cos mine only has one pcie.
Thanks for the info ReaVerUK, certainly the biggest CPU cooler I've ever seen & sweet case for it too
How did the 24-pin melt? Of all the mobos I've owned over the past 15 years - including cheapos in the early days - none of them have deformed/melted. May have been bad luck for yourself and Biffa. The CrosshairV Formula is an excellent replacement price/performance.
Although I've already posted a photo of my current rig, I didn't have one of the full layout so took this as it currently stands on my desk - it's damn heavy & nearly put my back out! The only difference is the addition of the GT4440 for PhysX. It's just above the soundcard in the photo but looks wonky for some odd reason. It's of no use for folding (neither is the cathode lol) with a 5970 and case temps remain unchanged.
Mine melted because I had 4 Fermi cards and a i7 970X running at 100% and there were no ancilliary power connectors to take the load off the 24pin.
It was quite common a few years back when Fermi came out, happened mainly to EVGA and the P6T7.
Spent today upgrading my main rig to a Sandybridge i7, when will motherboard makers learn - don't put power connectors in the middle of the board!
I've had a go with the auto overclocking, it gives me options up to 4.8, at the moment I'm crunching on the 4.6 option which is at 1.32v, if that is stable I'll up it some more.
Also pic of the updated watercooling in my server, really need to get a black modular psu
I'd love to loose that horrible gpu power cable but I'll be damned if I can find a male to male cable anywhere
Hi Mythril1976, nice tidy layout and minimal wires on show to help lower temps.
Your kinda stuck with those basic OCZ PCI-E 8+6-pin cables unless you buy the this cable extension and manage to hide the original cable - or contact OCZ for better options. My PCI-E 8+6 pins cables are Corsair and already come braided black, but another trick is to buy a roll of Velcro from Amazon for £5 and cover it that way as it will also do away with cable ties. I already did that as you can see here from a previous post. I used black electrical insulating tape on the end there to tidy it up.
My everyday rig (in my sig)
Cheers for the advice Currently got 3 systems doing seti work. A 4th is on it's way Is there a list of where I am currently at with my seti score ? (If that makes any sence at all lol)
What username did you register as at Seti@Home? I searched for Mythril but only came up with a Swiss, a German and a Yank.
Hey mate. Yeah it's under Mythril. 4 systems on the go atm
Cheers Position 729th. Looks like I've got some catching up to do !
I am currently running a basic e6300 core 2 duo.
Have ordered an i5 2500k and will be doing a OC build. Will gladly post up pics and get involved in the OC Seti Team.
Some nice rigs here BTW.
If you do go down the seti route and you have any questions re setting up and what not just drop a message in the latest seti news thread. Allways someone on hand willing to help out .... and welcome to the madhouse
i7 990x currently @4ghz
and a Gtx 570
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