HI Everyone, Somewhat of a Folding addict now so felt it was time I did the AA thang. Hello, my name is Joe and I'm a Fold-a-holic. I first started folding in March of 2008, up until then I'd never heard of Folding@Home and came across it all by luck when my house mate at the time bought a PS3, he didn't own a HDTV so luckily for me his new toy ended up in my room. Understanding that I couldn't selfishly justify the use my mates PS3 to fold 24/7 I turned my attention to the Windows client to see what I could achieve. I'd been buying CustomPC magazine since around the beginning of 2008, once I'd finished looking into Folding it felt right CPC would be the team I'd join. I'd read the folding section each month and found myself geekily fantasizing about one day maybe getting profiled. I loved the idea of getting my name in the publication and remember thinking it would take an age to produce the 20,000 points needed to make the print. When everyone was enjoying the longevity of their 8800GTX's I felt I'd missed the good times with that GPU and hung on to my trusty old 7800GT until the 8800GTX successor was announced. I'd saved up some cash and upon it's release promptly purchased a 9800GTX. Up until this point my folding contribution had come mainly from an E8500 with a hefty over clock. I soon found myself running the GPU client and had quickly replaced the stock cooler with a Zalman product. Finally I could fall asleep without battling the thunderous wall of noise my GPU created running under load. Unfortunately my PC was primarily a gaming rig and turning off my GPU client to game was starting to bug me. I'd read see the scores some of you guys were producing and think, I gotta build me more machines. That machine happened to be a Mac Pro case mod and around then I was moving it all over to water cooling. This sadly brought my folding to halt whilst the project slowly progressed. It wasn't until I moved house a year later when I thought, I gotta have a crack at breaking into the top 20 producers. I joined the CPC forums and although I had very little input to the community the help I received was outstanding. After CPC joined up with Bit-Tech I didn't signup to the new Folding forums right away and so slowly contributed to the team in silence. Well, now I'm hoping to be more involved. My contribution is nearing 50,000 PPD and I'm currently planning to extend that with a new rig at the end over the summer. Hopefully doubling my current production rate. I'm running two dedicated Folding rigs with a third in the works, this is my attempt at a small farm. ... I live in a shared house, no garage and house mates what don't want to hear the buzzing of case fans 24/7. Building it in my room seemed to make sense. I made a rather simple rack under my desk for about £40.00 (B&Q/MAPLINS) and picked up a Lian Li C32b HTPC case as it was mountable. FAH1 SPECS: Intel Core i7 875k (stock), 2x ASUS GTX460 768mb (900/1800), ASUS P7P55D, Corsair XMS3 4GB, Corsair TX850. COOLING: Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 pro, 2x EK SUPREME HF VGA, Assorted RAM sinks, EK CoolStream XT240, 2x Noctua NF-P12 Vortex, 2x Noctua NF-S12B, 1 x Enermax T.B.Silence 80mm, 1x 140mm Sharkoon. ... ... ... Those images are old, It's now push pull on the RAD and all the tubing has been replaced. Just forgot to take a photo. Since it was built this rig has folded solid without a hitch. I wanted to use water as these machine are 6-8 feet away from where I sleep, noise levels were the most important detail. The loudest thing in that rig is the PSU on a warm day. GPU temps sit happily at 51'c and the Noctua P12's seem to do a great job and keeping the noise down. ... FAH1 = 22-24,000 PPD FAH2 SPECS: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 (stock), 2x EVGA GTX470 SC Cheesecake (730/1430), EVGA 680i SLI, Crucial Ballistix 8500 2x1GB, Corsair TX750. COOLING: Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 pro, 2x EK SUPREME HF VGA, Assorted RAM sinks, EK CoolStream XT240, 2x Noctua NF-P12 Vortex, 2x Noctua NF-S12B, 1 x Enermax T.B.Silence 80mm, 1x 140mm Sharkoon. ... ... ... ... I've had a bit of trouble with this one over the last few weeks (couple of buggered Ballistix sticks were the culprit), however its up and running again and I'm slowly stretching out the 470's (had 2x9800GT before). Again the temps are pretty good for a small case with the RAD mounted internally they sit around 54'c (as of writing, the winter yields much lower temps). ... FAH2 = 26-30,000 PPD So that's me... and THIS is me. ... Looking forward to putting a third rig in the rack, I'm planning Z68 based BIG ADV machine running Linux, My experience with linux is minimal so expect to be hearing from me. J.