Spent an hour playing cable ninja. Ended up with this for now.
Side fan throwing up air is a 250mm Antec tri-color on random mode so it makes a variety of cool colors.
Lighting is done via BitFenix LED aqua strip. It is pretty friggin bright too. That was the backlight for the LCD I was working on. Was being the keyword, the IC that connects to the LCD panel fried on me so it's dead project unless I replace that board and the ribbons to the panel itself. >_<
Sorry guys, server was flipping when 2 were created and now they both seem to have deleted.
Here we go again. Sorry for that.
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Sep 15, 14 at 9:18pm
...What is your job, who do you work for?
Sep 15, 14 at 7:32pm
a while back, world community grid released seven potential cures for a common childhood disease known as neuroblastoma that have gone into testing phases, based off distributed computing results.
dont forget that everything is baby steps. cures wont happen overnight. in the meantime, smaller discoveries and observations are made that may seem insignificant to us, but find another piece of the puzzle for them.
as for my savings, its not that my job pays a lot. its that my job pays for almost all of my living expenses. my base salary is 4040 AED, plus an additional 55 AED per hour of flying. im rostered for about 120 hours this month, which means about 2900 USD in total after conversion. based on all the receipts i have kept since arriving here, dividing all the money i have spent by the number of days i have lived here, my average spending is $10 a day, which equates to $300 a month, leaving me with 2600 USD of savings, coming round to roughly 3 months worth of savings to afford the computer. this doesnt even take into consideration that we get additional money to spend on layovers, so if im in, say, russia, i would get enough money to afford three meals at a restaurant for every full day i am there. i normally bring my own food, so that is extra money saved.
speaking of which, im leaving for tanzania in a little over four hours. i think im just going to stay in the hotel for the whole day, given its a malaria risk country, though, hopefully they have free wifi...or any wifi...
Sep 15, 14 at 6:50pm
3 months of savings for a computer?!? Thats a bit insane, Especially for $8,000. That could buy me a half decent used car.
The case looks cool, but the 10 video cards is a bit over kill.I haven't even hard anything about folding@home or any distributed computing programs in the news or really anything in a long time. Have they really even accomplished anything in the past few years?
Sep 15, 14 at 4:44pm
Three months of savings? 8 thousand dollars?
What do you do for a job again?
I'm sure I don't save that much in three months...
Sep 15, 14 at 3:19pm
yep. the intention here, if i pull it off well, is to use it as a way to increase awareness of distributed computing projects. besides, thats really only like three months of savings for me.
Sep 15, 14 at 9:29am
I know the project is founded on good intentions but that looks a bit... overdoing it?
Sep 15, 14 at 12:44am
so, ive started planning phases for my next computer. this will be my biggest and most expensive project to date. wall-mounted, and with more GPUs than you can poke a stick at!
the construction will be in three layers, mainly because it will be so detailed, and so massive. the wall mounting will cover an entire wall and measure 4 by 3 meters. the first layer will be a base of sorts, and will serve as a mounting plate that will hold everything on one side, then mount to the wall on the other side. the reason for this base is primarily to reduce the number of holes i will make in the wall. the design layer will consist of 32 pieces of acrylic arranged in the shape of my avatar. each individual piece will be made of clear acrylic, painted on one face, with LEDs on the other underneath, and the edges will be beveled at 45 degrees to create a glowing effect from the LEDs, without letting the light simply go through. the final layer will be the actual hardware, mounted flat on some of the larger pieces. GPUs will need risers, but even standard ribbon risers would be insufficient, so there are adapters that map the pins on one pci-e lane to a USB 3.0 cable, then remap them to PCI-e at the other end, so allow for greater flexibility. it only gives x1 speeds, but thats the beauty of it, given the purpose of this computer. but before i get to that, this is the rough idea of what it would look like:
mobo, PSU, RAM, CPU, and drives in the center, GPUs to either sides. then to tie it all together...water cooling!
so what could i possibly want to do with 10 GPUs? folding, of course! most of this rig would be for distributed computing applications, and i expect it to run up to $8000 (rough idea of parts). unless i can get a sponsor. that would be nice. expected power consumption? 4000 to 4500 watts. the equivalent to running a portable industrial heater.
if youre wondering how i could afford to throw so much money away on something like this, its because my total living expenses are about $10 a day, possibly even less. im hoping to start the base and design in a few weeks, and the computer itself in a few months.
Aug 07, 14 at 1:36pm
Does anyone here want a key to GOG's closed beta of The Witcher Adventure Game?
Spoiler:What was in the email
Congratulations on being one of the lucky few to check the game before its release - we are thrilled you will be joining us. Your beta access includes 2 keys, so you can share the experience with a friend.
The purpose of the beta is to test both the game as well as GOG Galaxy infrastructure powering the online portion of it. Over the course of the beta, we will be adding new cards, mechanics and improvements, to polish the game further and deliver you the best possible experience - stay with us and check for updates regularly. We really do count on your feedback - more on this below!
Also, while the beta is limited to online play only (Public games with matchmaking or Private games for playing with friends), rest assured that the full game will also feature a “hot seat” and “vs AI” modes. In other words yes, there will be single-player and you will be able to play it offline.
We know the beta is not restricted by any sort of NDA, but on behalf of CD PROJEKT RED we kindly ask you not to publish and/or stream any gameplay videos from it. As you know, the game is in a very early stage of development, and at this point it's not representative of the final, polished and feature-complete product quality they are striving to deliver. Thank you in advance!
Not sure how I got a key, as apparently they were supposed to be distributed to people who preordered The Witcher 3, which I certainly didn't.
Hey Ren of Heavens, things are going good. Don't get online as much as I used to. Been busy and randomly decided to pick up gardening this summer so I've spent a lot of time outside. We need to get on BF4 or GTAV again.
Still have the Level 10 and 4 SSD's and the whole computer that was in the level 10. I'm actually going to try and sell the AMD system with the level 10
I'm not going to keep it for long, I'm going to try and do an Intel Devils Canyon build when they come out with that in a month. I think I may swap some parts around, like the case and put an air cooler on it, throw in my 24" monitor (and get a new one of course) and put it on craigslist for $1500 as a complete gaming computer. He had it on there for $1200 and got a lot of interest, but mostly people wanting to trade PS3's or wanting a monitor with it.
I also got 4 of those PNY 120gb SSD's I posted about a month ago. Got them for about $30-40 each. Got 3 already and I've been promised a 4th that hasn't shipped yet. Used one to trade for the computer and knocked $50 off. Going to put the other 3 into a nice RAID0.
I realized the other day all I need is a motherboard, ram and CPU and I'll have a full build going back in my other case. The level 10 is nice, but I dont like it as much as my antec case, which has like 100 hard drive bays (level 10 only has 5). So I'm going to get the i5 4690k devils canyon, probably 8gb of DDR3 1600 to put in the AMD system and keep the 16gb of ~1800 ram for my self that came out of it. I found a used bitcoin (or dogecoin, cant remember) mining video card on ebay, the Sapphire R9 270X 4GB with boost and OC for $141 shipped a few months ago I'm going to use as well.
Going to put it on craigs list and try and get $1200 for the system. Newegg has a 10% off coupon when you pay with bitcoin until the end of the month too so I'm going to try and order with that soon.
BTW, don't remember if I posted about it or not, but I have 4 SSD's in a RAID0 right now. HD Tune gives me about 1,000-1,100 MB/s read on them.
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