Budget Skulltrail

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Pam Heinze Posted: Sun, Mar 2 2008 4:14 PM

If I don't win the Beast, then here is what I might order:


COOLER MASTER Stacker 830 Evolution RC-830-KKR3-GP Black Aluminum ATX Full Tower Computer Case Real Power Pro 1000W Power Supply - Retail


TYAN S5396A2NRF Dual 771 Intel 5400 SSI / Extended ATX Server Motherboard - Retail



Intel Xeon E5410 Harpertown 2.33GHz LGA 771 80W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80574E5410A - Retail


Kingston 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 FB-DIMM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) ECC Fully Buffered Dual Channel Kit Server Memory Model KVR667D2D8F5K2/2G - Retail

With 2 each of the E5410's and the 2GB memory kits, this list comes in a little over $1500.  I already have drives and video card, they will come off the FX-60 that I will dismantle.  This machine will be a BOINC cruncher, and I would install 64 bit Ubuntu on it.  I know it wouldn't have Beast-type performance, but I think it would keep my RAC up a bit.
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Should be fun to build!

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interesting topic title , "budget" skulltrail .

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frg1 replied on Tue, Mar 4 2008 7:13 PM

isnt it still a 1000 dollar  motherboard but still a good post

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Kamrooz replied on Wed, Mar 5 2008 4:21 AM

frg1:

isnt it still a 1000 dollar  motherboard but still a good post

He's not getting the Skulltrail board, He's getting a Tyan dual socket 771 system. The skulltrail board can also be bought for around 670 or so.

Back to the op, for a number cruncer, it'll be a good rig ^_^. Still really pricey, but justified if you need the power.  

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wolf2009:

interesting topic title , "budget" skulltrail .

 

 I stole that from a Techage article, and they were using a real Skulltrail board but using cheaper processors and ram to get the price under $2500.  The real D5400XS  is  not so available right now, or I might have tried to build on it and spent a lot more.  But the Tyan is still the Seaburg chipset that can utilize the 45 nm Xeons.  So I'll get an 8 core cruncher and the experience of building a dual core machine.  

 I measured the FX-60 tonight with the Killawatt.  It is 120 watts idle and 184 watts under full load.  My Q6600 pulled 144 watts under full load clocked at 3 GHz, that's a 65 nm processor, interested to see what the dual 5410 will pull.

 Guess I'll take that up in the My Rig thread when I get it under way. If anybody's interested.  It's been a long cold winter and nothing cheers me up like building a computer.

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replied on Tue, Mar 18 2008 2:20 AM

isn't better to get an extreme edition cpu with a normal mobo and get higher scores?

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 Yes, actually, I think it is.  I am running a QX9650 at ABC@home with 64 bit Linux.  I have it clocked at 4 GHz on air.  It has been floating in and out of the top ten there among some Clovertown v8's that I am sure are overclocked- a lot of those guys know what to do with a piece of electrical tape and a Xeon processor. 

I am running my E5410's at Seti@home with 64 bit Windows XP Pro evaluation edition.  I have a couple of Q6600's running stock speeds with Windows XP  Home and I am not expecting my Harpertowns to have double the production of the Kentsfields, from what I am seeing now.  You can't beat the Q6600's at bang for buck. I guess I hoped the Harpertowns would be a lot closer, since they are 45 nm 2.33 GHz and the Q6600's are 65 nm 2.4 Ghz, but quality seems to better than quantity.  I would imagine ddr2 800 plays a role there too, over the ddr2667 FB dimms.

 

 


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trueg50 replied on Wed, Mar 19 2008 8:28 AM

 Can't wait to hear more about it.

 

Very cool that you are taking the time to try power consumption tests, always neat to hear about.

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replied on Wed, Mar 19 2008 1:16 PM

I am too planning to buy the QX9650 when it will come in the 500$ range,on ebay!

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