I remember Marty. What a guy!
I bought two complete boxen from Marty ready to plug in and start folding. They had everything except for a keyboard, mouse, and monitor.
Both caught fire and let out the magic smoke within 10 minutes of folding at home.
Ah. The pizza boxen. Legendary.I still haven't heard anyone bring up some of the other whacko stuff we did..... along with that dual P3, I had two Athlon "pizza boxen" running under my bed. Some of us got around the breaker limitation by having a box or two in every room of our house.
http://www.technovelgy.com/graphics/content07/pizza-computer.jpg This is merely an example, not mine. I usually would skip the CD rom except for windows install, the PSU was outside the box, and I would cut a vent for the CPU cooler, and maybe, maybe if I had a spare, put in a fan to ventilate the box. No power switch, two wires to jumper a couple pins with a screwdriver as a power switch.... these things would get me something under 100 PPD, but at the time it was worth it.View attachment 317368
60s wiring is probably ok - my house was built in 64 and it all checked out via electrician. What you really need to watch out for is wiring from the early 40s - copper rations mean aluminum wiring with cloth wrapping at some points. I skipped putting an offer on a house due to this very reason - it needed to be entirely rewired and it had plaster walls...I've consolidated to 2 rigs each with 2 gpu's. While I don't need to run air con to cool the house in summer, electric costs where I live are really steep and the house is till on its original 1960's wiring, having a couple of kilowatts coming out of one double socket is probably not a good idea .
As soon as gpu's become availabe there will be some upgrades as I notice I have slipped down the top 20 daily production chart
Ah yes, the pizza boxen. I never had one but I did have an AMD X4 mounted on a mobo tray (removed from a case I junked) perched precariously on a stack of cardboard boxes in the corner of my office. Naked and headless with the 2.5" HDD hanging by its wires over the side, it folded until the mobo went flaky. I used to have rigs all over like you motqalden but I had to consolidate MYSELF into a tiny 3 room place in late '18. BR, 1/2 bath with shower and a 'main' room with kitchenette in one corner, my computer desk in next corner and on wall opposite my home theatre setup. With all 3 rigs now in this small space AND a 60" wall of plasma it gets plenty toasty in here while folding. The Server is always running CPU boinc projects and all are GPU folding at present, at least until I reach 1B and probably mow over rhavern in a coupla weeks. Then I'll prob take the 1070Ti off constant folding and steer the Server at GPUGrid again. I can have the small slider window with Alberta winter ice coating one side wide open just to keep from sweating in my chair. It's hitting the $$ too and we've been in lockdown for weeks again so i'm gonna have to cut back soon. Happy New Year [H]orde !
Ha! Well I'm not close enuff to the stove for that but it'd be nice if I was from the fridge - easier to get beer. Eh maybe not, wouldn't get as much exercise if it wasn't for coffee and beer fetching during these lockdowns. I do however just swivel my gaming chair 135 degrees and move about 2 feet and I'm smack-dab in the sweet spot for my home theater. Couldn't fit my couch down the stairwell and around and thru the hall door and ceilings too low to do the tilt-swivel. Even if I could I'd have to put it so close to the TV that I'd be getting a tan in the glow of the plasma. Love the plasmas for sports (am I glad the Steelers lost!) but damn they put out the heat. 2 weeks out from mowing rhavern and I remember him mowing me back in the day. Just under 2 weeks for 1B pernts.Lol don't' assume just because i "spread out" in different rooms that i have a lot of space. I have a basement suite which is around 400sq feet. I can reach out from my desk chair and turn off the stove and if i back up my chair too far i hit my couch! Shit gets really warm fast. Pretty much entry hallway, Main area which is kitchen / office / Livingroom , then a small bathroom and bedroom. I have 2200w of computers sitting in 4 boxes to my right so having the air moving around in here is key!
Well, I'm in the UK so all sorts of shenanigans were going on, houses were built on the cheap and as quickly as possible. I had a pipe go on the heating system a couple of years ago. It turns out all the heating pipes were made out of mild steel so they all need to come out and be replaced!60s wiring is probably ok - my house was built in 64 and it all checked out via electrician. What you really need to watch out for is wiring from the early 40s - copper rations mean aluminum wiring with cloth wrapping at some points. I skipped putting an offer on a house due to this very reason - it needed to be entirely rewired and it had plaster walls...
It is mining by itself in my main computer! It hashes better by itself, but when ETH goes PoS then I will likely relocate it for alt coin mining. The 1070Ti that I bought from windianrecords is plugged into the motherboard of this rig (at the moment, but for this picture it is the closest GPU in riser card), which was my former main PC until I upgraded 2017. This classic AM2+ system has been rock solid for stability. I did a test last night and after disabling two cards I hit 5 million PPD folding. The poor triple core CPU doesn’t have enough horsepower to feed so many GPUs for folding!Where did you put my ex-card?
oof....I would be worried about possible condensation from the water pipes being that close to a water heater. I hope you talked to your insurance guy about what is covered with a water leak...haha.
No condensation issues. The water heater is a heat pump type so it is A/C in reverse, it uses the hot side of the coil to heat the water and blows cold air out which helps keep my rig cool and dry, heat pump A/C acts as a dehumidifier. And if the rig catches fire there is a nearby y source of water to put it out if a soldered part of water line gets hot enough to separate. Worked on a house once where electrical panel caught fire and water heater was next to it and heat caused a soldered water line connection to come apart and it put the fire out. Couple was out of town for Memorial Day so their house sat filled with smoke all weekend.oof....I would be worried about possible condensation from the water pipes being that close to a water heater. I hope you talked to your insurance guy about what is covered with a water leak...haha.