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Re: Back again

Posted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 7:33 am
by thepeacemaker7
Hey Vester,
Are you F@H crunching now? I will be joining you shortly.

Re: Back again

Posted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 7:35 am
by Vester
Yes, I am running my 325 watt heater since the heating season is here. :)

Re: Back again

Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:23 pm
by Vester
I returned again last fall (2018) with the same old R9 380 rig. I was quite busy for a year during an AV and acoustic treatment upgrade at our church. I was on the AV Committee and was also chairman of the Properties Committee. Take a look through the Facebook photo album which chronicled our work.

Re: Back again

Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:40 am
by Vester
Folding@home results are dependent on floating-point double-precision computing on the graphics processor(s). That means that the FP64 score is important. I just bought a brand-new Gigabyte Radeon 7990 video card for $200. Why buy a six year old video card? Look at this chart. (And the Titan V blows them all away!)

Re: Back again

Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:53 pm
by Vester
I am going to get rid of my old, modified Dell Prescision 390 case into which I cannot put a high performance card into the PCIe 16x slot due to the large heatsink shroud. I am going to put my components on a rack. I am not buying a mining motherboard yet because I only have three video cards at this point, but I do have risers for three more cards.

Re: Back again

Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:05 am
by Vester
Surprise! The Dell motherboard is form factor BTX, not ATX, and it won't work with the mining rack. A new motherboard, CPU, and RAM are on order, but I will be out of action for about a week. I simply don't want to reassemble that ugly, old computer although it cranked 482,715 points in 18 hours yesterday.

Re: Back again

Posted: Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:04 pm
by pandelta
Vester wrote:I returned again last fall (2018) with the same old R9 380 rig. I was quite busy for a year during an AV and acoustic treatment upgrade at our church. I was on the AV Committee and was also chairman of the Properties Committee. Take a look through the Facebook photo album which chronicled our work.


That definitely looks like a lot of wiring and work!

Re: Back again

Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2019 6:36 am
by Vester
It was amazing to see how many talented church members were willing to help! We did all of the sound booth modifications and acoustic panel additions ($6,000) for only $12,000 total. Stage Front charged $194,000 for the audio-visual upgrades. It sounds great!

Here is my current project. I need three more video cards to fill the slots. The parts will be here by next Wednesday.

Re: Back again

Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2019 6:16 pm
by pandelta
That will be a really nice setup! Definitely looks sturdy.

My 4770k is running in an all open frame i made out of wood. Runs very cool but i ain't running GPU projects right now.

I would hate to see what that 7990 does to your power bill! :shock: but i best it sure cranks out the ppd!

If case your wondering who the guy is that sent you a FB request. Its me. :D

Re: Back again

Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:16 pm
by Vester
I tried to keep the cost lower by using an AMD Ryzen 6 core processor (65 watts). Folding@home will take one core per video card, so I can crunch on three CPU cores and the GPUs. I am expecting about 700 ppd for the rig at this point. The frame costs only $30, but it was an IQ test to assemble it due to no verbal instructions, only a dozen expanded sketches...and they switched perspective on me at one point just to let me reassemble some of it. :D