Old thread revived: Need help naming a rig

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  1. TennesseeTony

    TennesseeTony Elite Member

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    Dang it. I sent my CPU cooler standoffs back with the RMA'd Motherboard. Anyone have a set (4) of LGA2011 standoffs from a CoolerMaster Hyper 212 EVO that they never ever plan to use? Those little short ones are ONLY used for the 2011 sockets, not multiple sockets like the other spare parts.

    I'd be happy to toss you a few $$$ for shipping of course.
     
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    Markfw CPU Moderator VC&G Moderator Elite Member
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    The short ones work for all Intel sockets I think. I have like 5 sets of the long ones.

    Hold the phone. I just checked. I have short ones. The long ones are for Intel 1150,1151,1366, etc. So may maybe the short are AMD + socket 2011 ?

    PM me your address. I will send some if thats it.
     
  3. TennesseeTony

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    My comic book, err, the directions, show to use the tall ones on both AMD and all other Intel, but I must admit on my older, original 212 EVO cooler...I was almost certain there were differences in the AMD/other Intel assemblies.

    Nevertheless, shorties it is! PM sent! Muchos Gracious!
     
  4. TennesseeTony

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    Devastator is shaping up.

    The seven 980Ti's have been downgraded to three 980Ti's...with cooling issues since they aren't on flexible cables of course. Parts ordered that MAY help with that (short PCIe PCB risers and 25mm tall motherboard standoffs to mount the 'tall' card to the case's screw holes).

    The processor is a 12 core/24 thread Xeon E5-2658v3 at about 2.0GHz. Without HT enabled, it tests out as just a fraction faster than my i7-5820k with HT @3.3GHz, using Cinebench. For the price I got it at, I'm thrilled that it matches the i7. $163 from Ebay.

    Cooled using a Cooler Master 212 EVO with additional fan. So far runs pretty warm, upper 50's. Hoping to break in that thermal compound soon. $31

    Motherboard is a MSI X99A SLI Plus. Seems identical to the discontinued X99S that the twins are using, except has USB3.1. $200

    No optical drive is necessary, but may toss in a spare DVD burner. Hard-disk-duty is handled by a cheap M.2 SSD, 275GB Crucial MX300. $78? Tried using a spare 500GB 7200rpm HDD...but I'm spoiled by the response time of a SSD. :blush:

    RAM is 16GB (4x4), Xeon won't allow anything other than 1066 speeds. May try to see if the timings can be improved though, in the future. $-spare parts-$

    Was going to be a semi-custom open case due to the remote mounting of the seven GPUs, but now not needed so I put it in a Cooler Master HAF XB cube. $90

    PSU is a Corsair AX1200 Gold. $-spare parts-$ The PSU doesn't fit inside the case, and the case already comes with a bracket that makes the PSU stick out 30mm or so in the back. The same order of standoffs ($6) for the GPUs will be used in the back to attach the PSU bracket to the case. Gonna look even funkier.

    Quick run of Folding at Home showed 600k ppd per card, due to being the 4996 FTW version cards with higher clocks, from EVGA, $351 each from Ebay. Got them from a seller who had a fleet of them, for use in his personal LAN gaming room, for when he had few friends over. Sheesh, and I thought DC was an expensive hobby! I think he had 7 entire high end systems in there!

    Please, no one total this up. I don't want to know. Really. I think it's a pretty good deal though for the GFLOPS.

    EDIT: Several minor edits were made to include additional information.
     
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    Just got my dual 980ti's up (almost), but they are the 4995 SC's, only clocked at 1102. Lets see what Precisionx does to them !
     
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    You've got a warranty.....but still biting my nails.... :D

    Go Mark GO!
     
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    Well, I got 2 more systems built today, but with a high of 68 degrees outside today, the AC was on most of the day, so I shut them off until it gets colder. Let me tell you, dual 980TI's DO put out the heat.

    Think hair dryer.
     
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    Lol. Yes, they put out serious heat.

    I've been running at night only, to get a better idea of how my cards perform. I think the 980's might get sidelined. 280k-320k ppd is the range, but usually between 280-300k each. I'm not sure if it's due to the low-end overclock (all 3 are blower/reference style) or the AMD FX-8320E's lack of horsepower, or the system's PCIe 2.0 bus running them at 8x, 4x, 4x.

    • I've monitored the bus with GPUz, doesn't seem to be saturated.
    • BumbleBee ran his cards only slightly faster with HT turned off (pure core versus a thread), so I doubt it's a lack of CPU power.
    • That leaves the clock speed issue. They do run cool. And I AM bored....
    To be cont...

    EDIT: "Bad State detected... attempting to resume from last good checkpoint. Is your system overclocked?"

    I managed some insane overclocks, lol, but not stable. About 100MHz over seems stable, but the ppd estimates have not improved at all.
     
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    My 980's are all factory OC'ed, I only let PrecisionX push it more. But my 980's overage over 400, like 450 avg. And the ti's average 600k. The 1080 is almost the same as the ti's, but spikes higher. So with a bonified aveage of 6 million ppd, I have 2 980's, 3 ti's and onw 1080. So 900k(2 980's) + 1800k(3 ti's) + 600k(1080) =3.3 million and thats a 7 day average per EOC stats, so I feel good about my numbers.

    The new 980;s are a lower OC, and loose 50-100k ppd EACH for that 100 mhz, but my 2 hour test averaged 550k each.
     
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    Mark I didn't see your post above prior to editing my previous post, so you might want to read the edit.

    However, I think I found the problem. It was due to OE (operator error).

    Lol, I'd downloaded the latest driver from Nvidia (372.90) but for some totally weird and unknown reason (Somebody forgot to install it, maybe? lol :blush:) the driver version was showing as 353.xx (Release Date: 2015.7.29, from Windows update I presume).

    It's too early to tell for sure, but the PPD for all 3 has now risen from the mid 800k's to 1.13M ppd. Wee! :grinning:
     
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    reading ... ;-)
    Thinking about the teams ...
    I'll only have 6 computers, and no GPU younger than 3 years ... I think I'll run one or two CPU-WUs also (one core (not thread) for each GPU, the rest for WUs).
    A ppd of 3 M is just phenomenal - considering that there were times when the whole team produced less than 1 M/day.

    A post with links in the OP.
     
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    Wow. GPU has certainly changed the game. :openmouth:

    Race #1, Mark was the top producer by far, and:

     
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    Peter, there is a good chance that Tony and/or I will have ppd in the 4m-5m range before the month is out.(the race month)
     
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    I most certainly hope so ... for both of you! We need that for the TeAm!

    The problem for the team building: where should Pokey go? He had quite a production too ... :)
     
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    Will we still be divided if we challenge the Canadians?

    Hmmm.... Last year the TeAm ended up with 12-13M ppd, with Mark and myself making about 5M of that, leaving 7-8M for the other racers. This year Mark and I will be bringing 9M ppd to the games. :tonguewink::tonguewink::tonguewink:

    Looks like Mark and I will have to take on the rest of you this year. ;) And I'm scared...I know Assimilator has a newer GPU, Orange Kid is shopping, others have surely made an upgrade or two...
     
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    :) I know how much I am going to contribute this year...... Since apparently my servers can't seem to get a break now.....
     
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    We will try to challenge the Canadians. In that race the TeAm will be united. That will be the inter-team race.
    The traditional race will take place at the same time, i.e. the folders belonging to team 198 (TeAm AnandTech) will buid two competeing teams and those teams will race for the win in the intra-team race.
     
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    Should we turn on as much horsepower before Dec ? We are 500 million down ! And with 500 million down, we need to up our ppd 5 million for the 100 days left! I just turned on 400k.

    Help now please !
     
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    I envy the Canadians getting to have cooler weather all the time.

    Orange Kid, you pick a new GPU yet?

    Bumped the 1070's up 150 on the clock, 300 on the memory, 110%TDP. Power went up ~7% (10 watts) per card, output went up 10% and seems to be holding. Core clocks are insane. :)

    [​IMG]
     
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    OK< as of 1 pm today our average exceeded them by 400k per day, and will take 3.6 years to pass them. So if we can add a few million ppd to our team,who knows, might pass them by the end of Dec. I added 400k to my farm, and my average is not up yet, but should now be at 4 million ppd within a week.

    The difference is 567,759,348
     
  21. Orange Kid

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    Mark, I don't think that we are worried about passing them so much as out producing them during the month of December. Right now people are kinda testing and maybe doing some upgrades to get ready for the December (Holiday) race.
    Someone will slap me with a wet trout if I'm misconstrued.:grin:
     
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    Well, everyone else might only want to beat them for December, I am going for the throat !
     
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    Hmm, all this talk of upgrades. I bought a RX 460 4GB (Sapphire Nitro) for a small gaming build I was doing to sell, but I haven't really considered upgrading my GPUs on my main rig(s).

    I do have two 270X 2GB cards, that are currently NIB. I was planning on sticking one each into some overclocked G3900 rigs I was building, again to sell, but I could, in theory, double-up my two 7950 cards into one of my overclocked G4400 rigs, and then stick the two 270X 2GB cards into the secondary main rig (another overclocked G4400, not quite as high an overclock).

    Anyways, weather is getting cool enough, that the heat is coming on at night, so I'm firing up one of my 7950 cards again. MW@Home for now, maybe some folding later. Dec. is coming up.
     
  25. TennesseeTony

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    Mr. Williams, many thanks for sending your unneeded standoffs I got them yesterday. :)