mihapiha wrote:Hey guys!
I wanted to build myself a workstation/Folding@Home-farm which would be centered around CPU performance. I have a powerful gaming rig, and therefore this "secondary" PC's focus should be a potential replacement in a year or two.
Primarily I wanted to fold with it though. This will be it's main purpose for the main part of 2011.
But it's hard to find any PPD (Points Per Day) results of these 6100 series Opterons and I was hoping there will be someone here who has experience with those.
The ASUS KGPE-D16, AMD SR5690 will be the base for my system. I've decided to go with an Antec P193 case and an Antec CP-1000, 1000W ATX 2.3 PSU (or Crosair AX 850W if they become available again to local retailers). The reason why I chose that board over a Supermicro is, that someone I know has that motherboard and it would support CrossfireX.
Eventually this computer will have a Crossfire setup, so that's an important selling point to me. Also the layout of the board is great.
The rest of the build will be pretty standard. 8x 2GB DDR3-1333 CL9 ECC memory from Kingston and for now no graphic card.
The CPUs will be cooled with those:
Jou Jye Computer A6 - CPU-Cooler - ( Socket G34 ) - Aluminium with a copper base - 77 mm - 2U
I'm now considering the 2x 6168 or 2x 6136, maybe (because of the price) 2x 6140 or 2x 6174.
Also in the consideration is a single 6180 if they become available soon...
Any suggestions or comments are welcome!
mihapiha wrote:Thanks for the informations. I certainly will follow them as much as I can.
I have a 980X, 3x GTX480 and one GTX460 folding now (about 80k PPD) and I simply wanted to get a decent AMD rig. The Intel dual socket cost so much, but the bigger problem is that I won't be able to update them in a year or two because of Intel's constant socket changes.
That's one of the reasons I favor AMD. The other is, that the only really interesting Intel board is the SR-2 which is a pain to cool properly. I'd have to water cool it, and invest a fortune in the demn thing, to make it worth the effort. Not To mention that it still would have stability issues, and I'd be forced to go with some sick Lian-Li or MountainMod case.
If someone is interested in how my gaming/folding rig looks:
I will take a closer look at the proper memory and I'll try to find the cooler you suggested. But looking at the list, 54k ain't that bad.
AussieFX wrote:Wow $450 compared to nearly 700 Euros for a faster cpu. Good find wuttz.
Pietro sk wrote:someday, i´ll kill you
wuttz wrote:Pietro sk wrote:someday, i´ll kill you
mihapiha wrote:I'm already folding for a team, and trying to make an effort there.
It's a pretty small team so every PPD takes a big part in our team's folding effort.
The 54k system has not left my mind yet. I could get that for 2.8k €. It's not that cheap but it is in consideration.
The parts I can get from this shop but the Noctua coolers I'd have to order from Germany. 70 € a piece...
800 € more the dual 6174 setup would cost. That's a lot of money...
The third thing in consideration for me is a single 6128 (8-core @ 2GHz) and to wait till the bulldozers come out in summer. I believe Q2 or Q3 they're announced for G34 socket right?
what would you do, if anything?
Pietro sk wrote:what coolers ?
MU_Engineer wrote:Pietro sk wrote:what coolers ?
Those are Noctua U12DO-A3s or U9DO-A3s.
Pietro sk wrote: not sure, but fans look like 120 mm ?
mihapiha wrote:Ok guys. I listened to pretty much all advices I got here.
I did use ECC memory, and as you guys can tell I took the advice of the Noctua fans. The folding-farm is dead silent and I'm very very happy with it. Thanks for the help right there.
mihapiha wrote:The specifications of that rig ar in the signature
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