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Message 861485 - Posted: 3 Feb 2009, 5:07:02 UTC

I'm thinking about building a monster to run seti. what I'd like to do is build something that has 4 PCI express slots and run four good nvidia cards. Does anyone know if there is a 4 slot board on the market? Also what nvidia card has the most "bang for the buck"?
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Message 861555 - Posted: 3 Feb 2009, 9:12:07 UTC - in response to Message 861485.
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I'm thinking about building a monster to run seti. what I'd like to do is build something that has 4 PCI express slots and run four good nvidia cards. Does anyone know if there is a 4 slot board on the market? Also what nvidia card has the most "bang for the buck"?

Don't forget the PSU and cooling. For GTX cards see this thread on the BOINC dev forum.

Gruß,
Gundolf

[edit] and this thread for multiple GPUs and SLI.[/edit]
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Message 861721 - Posted: 4 Feb 2009, 1:15:41 UTC

i´d say go with the tips in this thread; http://www.talix.com/Folding/Folding_Farm.html

i.e. cheap motherboard + cpu + ram and hdd gives you more monney to buy pricy huge grafics cards, giving you more MIPS/dollar.
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Message 861747 - Posted: 4 Feb 2009, 2:46:03 UTC

Here is the cheapest 4x PCI-E slot board I found;
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130136

and it's AMD

But I also found an Intel 6 slot one;
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131358

Although with the latter, you're likely limited on the type of card that can occupy the slots. Power and cooling will be a challenge as I'm sure you've anticipated.

I cannot vouch for those boards, brands, of alternatives I linked to as I've not done research on them. Use at your own risk. I've used the vendor newegg and have had good experience though.

Let us know when and if you build that monster.

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