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The Official - Show us your folding rig thread!

Discussion in 'bit-tech Folding Team' started by coolamasta, 4 Feb 2010.

  1. davebodger

    davebodger My Dremel's bigger than your Dremel

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    Folding @ Home rig type - Dedicated workhorse - gets used for everything but Folding always runs 24/7. Running Client 7 and ordinary "big" SMP now.
    Make/Model/MHz of CPU(s) - Intel Q6600 @ 3.43GHz summer setting (put up to 3.5+ whatever I can get out of it in the winter). CPU Runs at 90C+ and has done for about 4 years now. Air cooled. Toasty. Cools down to 85C or below in the winter.
    Make & Model of GPU(s) - ATI HD3870 (not used for folding anymore).
    Case & Motherboard - Case is a XClio BlackBox something or other I got from Scan Computers because it was cheap and had big fans. ASUS Maximus Formula SE X38 motherboard with a knackered Northbridge chip so I can't change the memory multiplier. 4Gb G-Skill DDR2 fitted - runs at 384 Bclk.
    Any Modifications Done - 40mm fan screwed to Northbridge chip heatsink to stop it melting down.
    The Rig's average PPD - around 8500 +/- 500 or so, depends on what else I'm doing.
    Operating system Used - WinXP SP3. OEM version unfortunately so I'm stuck with it the way it is. I would dearly love to upgrade the hardware but MicroSoft says NO. Naughty. Naughty. Even though I tried waving fivers at them. :nono: I want to update the OS to the Retail version as I have a silly amount of applications installed and don't want to re-install them on Win7/8/whatever but Microsoft in it's great wisdom will not sell me a copy (or even a new license). If anyone knows a way around this (black magic or vodoo acceptable) then please PM me.
    Virtual or Native SMP(s) - Native.
    Power Consumption used - Around 350W'ish but I haven't measured it for ages.
    Any other info to share -APC SmartUPS 1400. BeQuiet Dark Power Pro 850W PSU.

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    Folding @ Home rig type - Dedicated.
    Make/Model/MHz of CPU(s) - Intel i7 970 @ 4.35GHz (Ubuntu), 4.4GHz (Win7).
    Make & Model of GPU(s) - ATI HD6950 flashed to 6970 spec. Not used for folding.
    Case & Motherboard - Thermaltake Kandalf case, ASUS P6T Delux Rev 1.0 motherboard with 6Gb Corsair Dominator DDR3-1280(1600) memory running at 1744 with 1.66 volts.
    Any Modifications Done - Yes. Oh, you want me to list them; OK then..... Plastic bit on top ripped off to improve ventilation and give me somewhere to stand the water reservoir. 120mm internal front fan replaced with a 38mm thick model, reversed the mounting bracket so it sticks out the front where it can actually suck some air in. That made it hit the nice electro-luminescent display and I couldn't close the front doors, so that got ripped out too. More ventilation goodness. Apogee SwifTech GTX CPU waterblock. EK Mosfet and full Northbridge waterblocks. XSPC tall reservoir (don't buy the small one it's useless because it airiates the coolant). Liang DDC Ultra+ pump. T-Balancer to control the fans and the coolant pump. BlackIce 360 radiator fitted with 3 SilenX Ixtrema Pro 120 fans (90cfm each) 38mm deep these actually move air without sounding like Concorde taking off. :thumb:
    Another 38mm thick fan has been fitted to the side cover. This is not natural for a Kandalf case and it complained loudly whilst I attacked it with a Dremel. It's feeling much cooler now. :brrr:
    The Rig's average PPD - 62000 doing bigadv, but I'll update you once I've returned my first bigbeta 6904 WU.
    Operating system Used -Ubuntu 10.10-ck at present but it's a multi-boot system with WinVista SP1 and Win7 Ultimate SP1 also.
    Virtual or Native SMP(s) -Native.
    Power Consumption used -365~395W at the wallplug plus 25W for the UPS.
    Any other info to share -APC SmartUPS 1500i. BeQuiet Dark Power Pro 850W PSU.
    CPU core temps 58~73C max with the room at 28C this summer. Much cooler in winter and the fans run slower/quieter too. :D

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  2. vasileioszografos

    vasileioszografos New Member

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  3. Eldorado

    Eldorado Needs new glasses..

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    F@H rig semi dedicated/weekend kid rig.
    CPU: Phenom2 710x3@3.25Ghz (4-8k ppd, depends on WU)
    GPU: Palit GT 430 @800Mhz (3-7k ppd, again, depends on WU)
    4GB ddr3 RAM.
    Mods: 80mm case fan on BE cooler (10° lower than the whiny stock fan, quieter too!, affixed with epoxy resin!)

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    F@H Part timer/Chimper/Main rig.
    CPU: Phenom2 955BE(c2) 3.6-4.0Ghz depending on air temp (6-16k ppd, depends on WU, those 600 pointers are good)
    TT Contac29 cooler (Best £12 ever spent)
    GPU: Palit GTX460@850Mhz (8-16k ppd, again depends on WU)
    8GB ddr3 RAM (8-8-8-22-1t-1333). (Kingston value)
    Mods: none really, put a sticker on it and added the odd fan..

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  4. coolamasta

    coolamasta Folding@Home CC Captain 2010/11/12

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    Quote from the Doc below and his mass of amazing folding kit :D

     
  5. DocJonz

    DocJonz Another CPC refugee .....

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    Following on from Coolamasta's post above of my post .... the conversion from an Antec Twelve Hundred to an IKEA chest ... :lol:

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  6. kirk46

    kirk46 Cheesecake Nom Nom

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    lol quality :)

    make sure no one puts there laundry in there :D
     
  7. DocJonz

    DocJonz Another CPC refugee .....

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    .... or even on it, as it would roast!!

    I've gone down the cop-out route and bought a Corsair H100, and built a frame for it, to swap the Frio out, as its too loud. I'll switch it over when I get a moment ....
     
  8. coolamasta

    coolamasta Folding@Home CC Captain 2010/11/12

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    That is a damn good idea Doc, I have the space on my landing for one of those, think im gonna have to copy your idea lol what framework have you got in there with it all bolted too? :)
     
  9. DocJonz

    DocJonz Another CPC refugee .....

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    Cheers! The cube framework is an aluminium machine building system (20mmx20mm section) - it costs a bit of money, but does a nice job, in that the PC is fully contained within the aluminium frame, which then just slots into the chest - hence I can return it to a chest in about 60 seconds if required! Google 'item mbs'. There are cheaper systems though, try RS, for example.
     
  10. Christopher N. Lew

    Christopher N. Lew Folding in memory of my father

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    Nice one, Doc :clap::clap:

    I envy the clean, tidy look of your house - I wish mine was like it. :sigh:
     
  11. One_Box

    One_Box Folder of the month April 2012

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    What a brilliant idea Doc :thumb:
     
  12. johnim40

    johnim40 Well-Known Member

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    heres mine so far all folding 24/7 unless gaming rarely

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  13. suggestable

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    Folding @ Home rig type - Idle folding on home server
    Make/Model/MHz of CPU(s) - 2x AMD Opteron 6366 HE 1.8GHz 16-core CPUs
    Make & Model of GPU(s) - none
    Case & Motherboard - Supermicro CSE833-760T
    Any Modifications Done - Swapped all fans for Arctic Cooling PWM CO fans
    The Rig's average PPD - 25000 PPD
    Operating system Used - Windows 10 Pro x64
    Virtual or Native SMP(s) - Native
    Power Consumption used - Unknown
    Any other info to share - Running with 64GB DDR3 ECC Reg (12 slots free), 2x 500GB Samsung EVO 850 SSDs in RAID-1 for OS on LSI 9211-8i HBA, 23x 3TB Seagate ST3000DM001 in RAID-6 for primary storage on LSI 9260-8i via a Chenbro CK23601 in a JBOD built around an XCase RM424, 8x 6TB WD Red in RAID-6 for additional storage on Dell PERC H700 via an HP SAS Expander, additional quad-port gigabit NIC for 6Gbps LACP team, LG GGC-H20L BD/HD-DVD combo drive.

    This server is primarily my file/media server for Plex, and the extra CPU grunt it offers is wonderful for realtime transcoding of 1080p content.

    I'm running the system as two 16-CPU slots, as F@H seems to not want to give me WUs with all 32 cores in the same slot. I tried running Xubuntu in a Hyper-V VM with a BigAdv workload, but the performance was abysmal, so I went back to running natively in Windows.

    My workstation build is still in progress, but the 3x 980Ti cards should make for some interesting folding performance...
     
  14. clanseven

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    Folding @ Home rig type - Gaming/folding.
    Make/Model/MHz of CPU(s) - Intel i7-7700K, overclocked to 4.7ghz.
    Make & Model of GPU(s) - MSI Geforce GTX 1080Ti Gaming X and EVGA Geforce GTX 1080Ti FTW3 Hybrid.
    Case & Motherboard - Corsair Obsidian 750D Airflow Edition, Asus Strix Z270-F Gaming.
    Any Modifications Done - Replaced the fans on the Corsair H105 and FTW3 hybrid radiator with Noctua NF-F12 PPCs.
    The Rig's average PPD -2.1m.
    Operating system Used - Windows 10.
    Virtual or Native SMP(s) -?
    Power Consumption used - not sure, but we don't need the heating on!
    Any other info to share - Corsair HX1000 psu.
     

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