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Message 1329354 - Posted: 20 Jan 2013, 8:07:42 UTC

Hello crunchers,

look and this:
http://www.avadirect.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=2594

Of course the price is hefty, but we have the right to dream...

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Message 1329356 - Posted: 20 Jan 2013, 8:10:23 UTC - in response to Message 1329354.

Hello crunchers,

look and this:
http://www.avadirect.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=2594

Of course the price is hefty, but we have the right to dream...

Greetings



Linked it for you.
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Message 1329450 - Posted: 20 Jan 2013, 16:01:24 UTC - in response to Message 1329356.

It is only for 4x dual-slot GPU. :-(

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Message 1329510 - Posted: 20 Jan 2013, 18:27:10 UTC - in response to Message 1329450.

"yeah, I have one like that in my kitchen" ;-)

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Message 1329929 - Posted: 21 Jan 2013, 20:06:45 UTC - in response to Message 1329354.

Of course the price is hefty, but we have the right to dream...

Only a measely $31,538.50US for my dream machine. LOL

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Message 1329930 - Posted: 21 Jan 2013, 20:14:54 UTC
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All that "beast" with a 100 WU limit? Spare your money...

Buy a 100$ cheap MB and a couple of 690, they will do the same job... keep waiting for new WU to crunch all the time... and cost 1/20 of the price...
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Message 1330152 - Posted: 22 Jan 2013, 13:52:04 UTC - in response to Message 1329354.

Hello crunchers,

look and this:
http://www.avadirect.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=2594

Of course the price is hefty, but we have the right to dream...

Greetings

Rich dreams - poor wallet :(
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Message 1330154 - Posted: 22 Jan 2013, 14:14:22 UTC
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I would buy MSI Big Bang-Marshal. Yesterday there were two of these on Amazon for 360 CDN a piece. Then fill all eight slots with these slim bitches:
http://www.techpowerup.com/179080/Colorful-Announces-iGame-GeForce-GTX-650-Ti-Single-Slot-Graphics-Card.html. Equip it, I would, with some 2-cores, 4-threads processor(pick one, my personal favorite is i3-3220 or i3-3225) and thats it.
If deviation from average price of 650Ti is not that big, then 8 of these cards would cost like single GTX 690 or somewhere there. Such system would produce 100K+ RAC(mostly like 120K) a day, for 550-600W total power consumption.
Of course, there are other choices of motherboard. PCIe x1 slots can be modified to accept x16 video cards(made it for bitcoin miner machine) on some cheap boards, no matter what brand and platform it is. Most important, now there are most energy effective cards in single slot variant available(or available soon I hope).
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Message 1330161 - Posted: 22 Jan 2013, 14:45:57 UTC - in response to Message 1330154.
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I would buy MSI Big Bang-Marshal. Yesterday there were two of these on Amazon for 360 CDN a piece. Then fill all eight slots with these slim bitches:
http://www.techpowerup.com/179080/Colorful-Announces-iGame-GeForce-GTX-650-Ti-Single-Slot-Graphics-Card.html. Equip it, I would, with some 2-cores, 4-threads processor(pick one, my personal favorite is i3-3220 or i3-3225) and thats it.
If deviation from average price of 650Ti is not that big, then 8 of these cards would cost like single GTX 690 or somewhere there. Such system would produce 100K+ RAC(mostly like 120K) a day, for 550-600W total power consumption.
Of course, there are other choices of motherboard. PCIe x1 slots can be modified to accept x16 video cards(made it for bitcoin miner machine) on some cheap boards, no matter what brand and platform it is. Most important, now there are most energy effective cards in single slot variant available(or available soon I hope).


Did you ever try to set up a pc with 8 vga?
It is very VERY difficult.
Once upon a time here at the office we setup a machine with seven GTX 285 for rendering purposes ( not SETI ) but it was extremely difficult. There where blue screens, no boots,
driver limitations at that time etc.

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Message 1330168 - Posted: 22 Jan 2013, 15:35:32 UTC
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Yes, I know I might expect problems, but I won't hesitate even a second to try to build it :) It 8 GPUs, Win7 supports 8, there are machines running SETI with same number of GPUs, even you have one I see.
I myself had machine with 4 GT240s. There were problems too, but adding cards one by one did the trick.
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Message 1330170 - Posted: 22 Jan 2013, 15:47:48 UTC - in response to Message 1330168.

Yes, I know I might expect problems, but I won't hesitate even a second to try to build it :) It 8 GPUs, Win7 supports 8, there are machines running SETI with same number of GPUs, even you have one I see.
I myself had machine with 4 GT240s. There were problems too, but adding cards one by one did the trick.


Be aware…

It is not the same thing.
The difficulty is to add 8 vgas, and not 4 dual gpu cards like 295, 590, 690.

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Message 1330178 - Posted: 22 Jan 2013, 16:40:34 UTC - in response to Message 1330170.
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The difficulty is to add 8 vgas, and not 4 dual gpu


Maybe clearer to speak of 'using more than 4 PCIe slots'.
Fastra2 used 6 dual GPU cards and one single GPU on a 7 PCIe slot motherboard from ASUS.

The FASTRA II design contains six NVIDIA GTX295 dual-GPU cards, and one GTX275 single-GPU card.

http://fastra2.ua.ac.be/

Building a 4 dual GPU machine has its challenges as well. Power supply and heat for example.

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