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Whaler_99

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  1. That mobo only supports 8th Gen CPU's, 8xxx - a 5700 would not be it... plus, i5-5700?
  2. It's been a great five years with this team and this community but the time has come to hang up my hat as an Admin/Mod of the forum. As always, if you need help please create a report and one of the mods will be happy to help! Take care everyone!

  3. I typically use Noctua NF-F12's, they are about the best in terms of SP and noise. There is Noiseblocker ELoop fans which are really good, the corsair SP lines are pretty good as well. Looks at their stats and compare it to the new Corsair ones. I'm not sure if the new RGB ones are more focused on pressure or air flow...
  4. The question is what solution is this? A cheap AIO? Then even with the best SP based fans you might notice maybe a 1 degree difference? Those rad's aren't every optimized. Or is this a custom water cooling loop with a decent 360 rad? In that case swapping out some cheap fans for some nice SP based ones could get you a few extra degrees. Now, that said, in the long run will that make a huge difference? What are your current temps? If after an hour of heavy gaming your only at say 65 or 70 C, then new fans might get you down to, at most, 60 to 65 C? Worth it? I don't know. But, good SP based fans should certainly be quieter then your cheap ones at the same RPM.
  5. If you can do a concise and generic setup doc, create a new post with it and let me know, I can review it and possibly pin it for other members.
  6. Let me just throw in my two cents on all this since I got tagged. First off, as some have mentioned "compute" cards, that brings to mind things like the Intel Phy, the NVidia P100 and others. They cannot be used for F@H or mining. Those are specifically designed cards for running custom software, usually a cluster based solution, used for rendering and massive compute solutions. Not something you can run Windows on nor do they even make a F@H client that will recognize those cards. Now, you have to look at the F@H client itself before going nuts on video cards. The folding on Linux builds is still iffy and a lot of work, so I won't even go there. When it comes to Windows, getting more than 5 GPU's supported and running correctly in Windows is pretty much impossible. It can be done, but for the work it isn't really worth it. So, since you need to run Windows you are pretty much looking at a max of 5 GPU's for a stable system. Sure, you could buy 16... and that won't work at all. And again, you need to look at your motherboards and such as many of them have limitations on the number of PCIe slots active because of electrical wiring. All in all, getting a 5 GPU solution to work is very doable if you do your homework. More than 5 GPU's and you are looking at probably a lot of issues. The recommendation to leave at least one core per GPU free was mostly for NVidia, due to the way their drivers work, but was also good advice for AMD cards as well. The client when initially setup would original default to use all CPU cores (hence the issue with NVidia cards) and then was changed to use all but one. But then if you had two GPU's you still needed to modify it and... some projects didn't like an odd number of CPU cores, blah blah... Overall, for the heat it generates and the extra cooling you need, don't even bother folding on the CPU. Just fold on the GPU(s) and you will pretty much maximize you solution. If you have a monster CPU you don't want to go to waste, just do "light" folding with the Chrome NACL client and voila.
  7. The funny thing is I have two Antec 1200 cases and neither of them even have a GPU in them. They are both unRaid servers.:)
  8. Really looking forward to trying these out. Awesome solution. I saw someone actually ordered the Mastercase GPU vertical mount for a case, that wasn't a mastercase, and they had to do a lot of cutting and moding to get it all to fit and work. These will allow for minimal cutting to get a GPU mounted however the heck you want it!
  9. First off, pick a case, that will determine your form factor to some extent. You will sacrifice some features as you go smaller as there is less real estate on the board itself to build on required components. Different board manufacturers will sacrifice different options on smaller boards depending on who the board is marketed towards. So yes, pay careful attention when looking at ITX and mATX as they "may" not have a specific feature you might be looking for.
  10. Never heard of that. Pretty much all fan screws are the same size. Some may be slightly longer than others, but that is about it. From 60mm fans all the way 230mm, should be all the same. This is more likely an issue with a cheap case that isn't using the hole size for the screws.
  11. Just to point out a couple of things. The LMG crew never directly supported the Compute teams. Yes, it has been mentioned on the WAN show, a few builds were featured and Luke did do that one video. His dad was the one into Boinc which was why Luke was into it a bit. But overall there has never been any official support of the teams from LMG. I created the original Folding team and the primary team on Boincstats back in the day. The Compute teams have always been and will always be community driven. It's the LTT community working together under the LTT banner to support and help the various groups and projects. Together we make a difference. In regards to bench marking I know Anadtech at one time, maybe they still do, added a few synthetic test scores to their reviews, but overall, as mentioned, just not enough people care and more over, it's to bloody inaccurate. A "standard" testing solution would be fine, if we all got those same WU's, work projects, whatever. In regards to Folding, there are so many variables in WU's and projects that LMG (or any other source) might show a Folding score of X, but what the hell does that mean? Especially when you plug in your card and get every value but that. It just doesn't work well nor really mean much in the long run, unlike many of the other benchmarks they show.
  12. The guy from there has been running that site for quite a few years and uses a sql db to store all the data. It's pretty massive apparently. He doesn't do a lot himself, mostly just works with the data he gets from the Stanford stats servers. That's mostly where the issue is. They are pretty slow and between how often your client updates those servers and then how often he dumps the data from them (every three hours I think) and then running his scripts, some numbers do seem strange at times, but overall for me they have been pretty accurate. The one thing to not base any your numbers on is the ETA and PPD in your client. Those are horribly inaccurate. You would need to review your logs for a 24 hour period checking submitted WU's and actual points awarded versus time worked, etc for each WU.
  13. I shall chat with Slick and see what options there may be....
  14. You cannot pin a X vs Y which is better considering you can always find graphs showing one versus the other is better, personal opinion, etc... Locked
  15. We may get it in the spring with one of the updates, but no confirmation on that... According to Microsoft, it may get you a "few" extra FPS, nothing earth shattering. Will most likely be more useful for lower end systems than higher end.
  16. 2 - Only really needed for servers. I never use ECC in workstations. The cost doesn't justify the benefit. 3 - RAID on the intel boards is dead simple to setup, esp on a new board. RAID1 gives you piece of mind with minimal performance impact.
  17. Quadro and 1080 series are different beast. If he is doing 3D rendering and such, then a Quadro is the way to go, just look for something int he same price range and you will have about an equivalent card. But, if he just doing some video rendering and general use, stick with the 1080.
  18. For your usage, this is a bit of an overkill system, just my personal opinion from building 3D CAD stations, you could easily go with a lower end i7 and still have great performance. HDD - make sure they all 7200 RPM A Quadro might help, for rendering and such, but they mostly tuned for 3d and such. A toss up.
  19. Seasonal heating with Folding is quite common among many of us!
  20. This topic, although valid and being left up, has the potential to get very out of hand, so we, the mod team, have decided to lock it at this point.
  21. Just one thing I will add to this, I found this out this week building a 2016 Server - most backup software has no support yet for 2016, period. We use Altaro Backup (check it out, free to back up to guests) and they are saying no support till at least end of December. I checked the Veeam site as well and nothing listed either in regards to support for 2016 yet. I installed Altaro, thinking it can't be much different than 2012 R2, would still work, just not official supported. Altaro won't even recognize that Hyper-V is installed on my 2016 box.
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