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Posted 18 January 2012 - 07:43 AM
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Posted 19 January 2012 - 04:30 AM
Sadly, they run sandforce controllers.
im defnitely already ahead of you about the SSD. for some reason i had corsair on the mind, not crucial. not sure what happened there haha. must have been thinking of the RAM i had in my old laptop. Also, what about the A-DATA SSD? i've had ram from that brand, and it was some beastly stuff. never had a problem with that brand.
Just be aware that it's a cheap PSU, and will not do the "80 plus gold" advertised.
and as the psu, i went ahead and changed it also. it was a bit more $$$ but worth it. then again i've had psu's by choice that people hated and i loved them. such as my Hipro 500W psu in my old desktop build. lol.
I'm of the opinion that there isn't such a thing as a quality TN screen. It's just absurd that in almost a decade there has been so little progress for monitor technology. Given that the manufacturers received fines for price fixing yet continued on their merry way after that, I doubt we'll be seeing good progress from them ever.
and as for the monitor choice, i definitely research those as much as the other components. i've been in the boat where i've bought a crt monitor (when lcd's were expensive as hell) and it was fuzzy and the colors were horrible even after adjusting. it was most likely a defect, but still. i check the amount of RMA's and low reviews and compare them to the high reviews.
Posted 25 January 2012 - 09:37 AM
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Posted 26 January 2012 - 05:25 AM
Why this change?
HDD: 120 GB OCZ Vertex 3 SATA-III 6.0Gb/s SSD - 550MB/s Read & 500MB/s Write [+57] (Single Drive)
What would a Dell U2312HM cost there? Feature comparison here.
MONITOR: 24" Widescreen 1920x1080 Asus VS247H-P LCD [+157]
Seems to be a fairly decent PSU, for SLI 580 you'll need 1000 watts too.
POWERSUPPLY: * 1,000 Watts - Thermaltake TP-1000M ToughPower Modular, 80 Plus Silver Certified, Quad SLI Ready, CrossfireX Ready & Active PFC Power Supply [+208]
What is this?
PRINTER_CABLE1: 6-FT HDMI Cable HDMI to HDMI mini, Male to Male Cable, v1.3 [+14] (1 piece)
Afraid to fry it?
TUNING: Intel® Core™ i7-2600K Performance Tuning Protection Plan by Intel [+29]
For 1080p gaming this is way overkill, so again it's the question if you want to fold 24/7 at huge speed/cost or you want the power for gaming. Note that a single 580 is enough for now, and that it's cheaper to keep the 500 dollar and buy a new videocard when it's no longer sufficient. Of course, the only reason to get a 580 at this point is for folding, because the 7970 is plainly better (and still overkill for 1080p).
VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 1.5GB 16X PCIe Video Card [+259] (EVGA Superclocked [+20])
VIDEO2: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 1.5GB 16X PCIe Video Card [+515] (EVGA Superclocked [+20])
Posted 26 January 2012 - 10:31 AM
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Posted 26 January 2012 - 10:46 PM
Tomshardware GPU charts
Here are the multi-GPU specific requirements:
- The current multi-GPU installation guide requires more than a basic knowledge of Microsoft Windows, and of the FAH software.
- SLI or Crossfire does not have to be disabled to run the GPU client. However, SLI and CF cannot be used to make a dual GPU card or cards perform like one super GPU. The SLI and CF link does not have enough bandwidth to support that functionality. Run one FAH GPU client for each GPU chip.
- If you are running multiple GPU cards with SLI or Crossfire, you may need to extend the desktop for the client to recognize multiple GPUs.
- If Windows prompts for a new driver, hit CANCEL. The default Windows driver may not be the best driver to use. Allowing Windows to install a driver automatically runs the risk of having sub-par performances and/or client installation issues.
- If you run Windows Vista or Windows 7, you may need to have each GPU connected to a monitor (a KVM can also work but not all models of KVM will provide a signal when it is not the active monitor). Another alternative is to use VGA dummy plug.
Posted 27 January 2012 - 08:56 AM
label Load-> 20% 50% 100% 80 PLUS Bronze 82% 85% 82% 80 PLUS Gold 87% 90% 87% 650 watt, single 580 idle: ~130 watt load: ~400 watt bronze idle real wattage: 130 / 0.82 = 158.5 bronze load real wattage: 400 / 0.84 = 476.2 (84% assuming graph is linear for about 61% load, which it is not, but close enough) gold idle real wattage: 130 / 0.87 = 149.4 gold load real wattage: 400 / 0.89 = 449.4 (61% load -> 89% efficient assumption) difference at idle: 158.5 - 149.4 = 9.1 watt difference at load: 476.2 - 449.4 = 26.8 watt if kept on 24 hours a day, difference at idle: 9.1 * 24 = 218.4watt = 0.2184 KWh thus yearly, the difference is at least 0.2184 * 365 = 79.72 KWh which is roughly 79.72 * 0.15 dollar = 11.96 dollar a year likewise for full load 24/7/365 it's 26.8/1000 * 24 * 365 * 0.15 = 35.22 dollar/year
Posted 27 January 2012 - 07:26 PM
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