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Message 1087721 - Posted: 17 Mar 2011, 8:14:33 UTC

I have over $70k invested in machines running S@H - but people buy boats that cost much more.

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Message 1087726 - Posted: 17 Mar 2011, 8:47:12 UTC

When you go to this site...
Select the all the maximum values for each option.
144gb ram

Why would you put 144 GB RAM in this machine?
Wouldnt, lets say, 20 GB eough?

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Message 1087732 - Posted: 17 Mar 2011, 10:11:18 UTC - in response to Message 1087721.

I have over $70k invested in machines running S@H - but people buy boats that cost much more.

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It's not in what you do or what you spend it on, it's how much fun or enjoyment you get out of it. If I had $70k to spend on Seti@Home equipment, I'd do it for sure! Not to mention working on computers and getting something done, or in my mind done anyways, is much more fun than working on a boat....lets not forget maintenance!
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Message 1087792 - Posted: 17 Mar 2011, 15:19:32 UTC

A Maingear Quantum Shift, Core i7-970 and a GTX 580. About $5,000.

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Message 1087806 - Posted: 17 Mar 2011, 16:36:56 UTC

buying computer equipment is like buying a car.
as soon as you drive the car off the lot,
it is depreciating.
as soon as you buy that expensive motherboard, cpu
and GPU, it is obsolete.

gaming and distributive computing is
what is driving the computer market now.
we crunchers are propping up Intel, AMD, Nvidia
and the Neweggs of the webnet.


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Message 1087817 - Posted: 17 Mar 2011, 17:10:53 UTC

A wise man once said, too much is never enough. Oops, I think that was just the devil in my head talking to me.
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Message 1087848 - Posted: 17 Mar 2011, 19:46:52 UTC - in response to Message 1087732.

I have over $70k invested in machines running S@H - but people buy boats that cost much more.

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It's not in what you do or what you spend it on, it's how much fun or enjoyment you get out of it. If I had $70k to spend on Seti@Home equipment, I'd do it for sure! Not to mention working on computers and getting something done, or in my mind done anyways, is much more fun than working on a boat....lets not forget maintenance!

And let's not forget the ongoing electricity bills! Ouch... ;)

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Message 1087906 - Posted: 17 Mar 2011, 23:53:08 UTC - in response to Message 1087806.

buying computer equipment is like buying a car.
as soon as you drive the car off the lot,
it is depreciating.
as soon as you buy that expensive motherboard, cpu
and GPU, it is obsolete.

gaming and distributive computing is
what is driving the computer market now.
we crunchers are propping up Intel, AMD, Nvidia
and the Neweggs of the webnet.



Absolutely, I mean we see hardware revisions and new lines pretty quickly. However gaming and home, key word home, distributed computing is far from holding those companies up. They make a lot more money in discrete graphics and server/corporate environments than they do off of home users. Which is why Intel/AMD/Nvidia mainly release their expensive server parts well before we see the equivalent in the home market. Take the new 10 core Xeons, Teslas, etc. Essentially we are half a year to a year behind the server marketing at the best. Come on 10 core i7's!

I wish gaming was one of the factors pushing the computer marker, and it does in some respects, however console gaming is MUCH larger in the gaming world than PC gaming at this point in history, unfortunately.
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Message 1088427 - Posted: 19 Mar 2011, 15:08:17 UTC

Like Todd said - a boatload. :)

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Message 1088542 - Posted: 19 Mar 2011, 20:22:57 UTC - in response to Message 1087726.

When you go to this site...
Select the all the maximum values for each option.
144gb ram

Why would you put 144 GB RAM in this machine?
Wouldnt, lets say, 20 GB eough?


1GB per core should be the most you will need for BOINC projects. Cosmology@home is the most demanding project I run, and it needs around 600-800MB per WU.
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Message 1088572 - Posted: 19 Mar 2011, 21:56:03 UTC - in response to Message 1087599.

Currently testing an i7-2600K (Sandy Bridge), stock speed,
Out of interest Ray_GTI-R, what motherboard, ram/speed & what sized psu are you using?

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