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Old 26-06-12, 10:58 AM
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My new 24/7 folding and gaming rig.

Hey people, I am looking into building a new up-to-date rig with the latest i7 3770K processor at the heart of it. It is going to be left on folding 24/7 when I am at work, and also when I am not gaming on it and I want to be able to contribute to our team with a high PPD rate and also low power consumption. Now I know that usually top of the range computer use quite a bit of electricity, and especially when left on 24/7. My current set-up is in my signature section, but I have recently purchased 2 new items towards building my new rig.

The spec I am looking at when complete is:

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5x Noctua NF-F12
i7 3770k
Noctua NH-D14
GA-Z68X-UD5
8GB Mushkin Blackline 1600Mhz (maybe 1866Mhz if I can find any)
MSI Radeon 7850 TwinFrozr III
Corsair AX650w 80+
Corsair Force 3 SSD 60GB (Boot Drive)
WD 1TB Green Caviar (Storage)


Both packages arrived today in the form of a Noctua NH-D14 and a Gigabyte Z68X-UD5 motherboard complete with 20 phase vrm power design. Now, taking note that I am only going to be folding on the CPU (aka SMP) and not the GPU (too power hungry for my liking), to keep the power usage low, and I know that Ivybridge cpus don't use a great deal of power. My next 2 purchases will be the 3770K and a 7850 as it too has lower power usage (with only needing 1 PCI-E 6pin cable). I am currently using an OCZ ZX 850w PSU, which I know is complete overkill, but this will be changing to a Corsair AX series PSU. I am looking at the AX650w PSU, as I have always had a good experience with Corsair, and will also be buying the aftermarket cables to go with it. Not sure on what colour, any hints?

I am sorry if all this seems to some as one big ramble, but I just want to contribute to [email protected] as much as possible, but without making too big an impact on my electricity bill. I have lost people I held dear to me to Alzheimers and cancer, and just want to help out as much as possible.

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Old 26-06-12, 03:31 PM
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How about Using the rig in your Sig as the folding Rig?
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Old 27-06-12, 07:12 AM
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For two reasons; the first is that will noticeably impact my electricity bill, and secondly I have someone that is wanting to buy my original motherboard, CPU and PSU.

That's the reason why I am making the jump now; because it has become possible.
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Pentium G630 w/stock cooler
8GB Mushkin Blackline 1333Mhz
Gigabyte Z68X-UD5
EVGA GTX260 core 216 55nm
Corsair Force 3 60GB - boot
WD Green 1TB - storage
OCZ ZS 550W
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Old 27-06-12, 05:22 PM
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Aah, I See. Good Luck with it then!
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