Author Topic: 5x7950 Rig idea  (Read 750 times)

Offline fulltimedreamer

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5x7950 Rig idea
« on: April 11, 2013, 06:26:25 AM »
GPU: SAPPHIRE 100352-4L Radeon HD 7950 --> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202030
MOBO: GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD5 ( 5 PCI-E, someone in another thread says this brand has some problem with 7970 setup )--> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128509
CPU: FX-6100
Case: Lian Li TEST BENCH --> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811112287
PSU: Coolmax zpg-1200b Modular ATX Power Supply - 1200W, 80 Plus Gold, 140mm Fan, Active PFC --> http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=608095&sku=T13-3040

Other components are not hard to decide, so just ignore them in this thread.
Best answer will get 0.002 BTC ( I have no LTC, that's what I get after one day mining using my old mac)
« Last Edit: April 11, 2013, 06:31:35 AM by fulltimedreamer »

Offline bruiser

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Re: 5x7950 Rig idea
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2013, 06:30:40 AM »
I'd caution against a case for a rig that will be running 5x 7970's at full throttle. I'd highly recommend no case, and buying 5x PCI-E risers and just spreading them out a little for good airflow (and higher clocks).

Offline fulltimedreamer

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Re: 5x7950 Rig idea
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2013, 06:40:32 AM »
I'd caution against a case for a rig that will be running 5x 7970's at full throttle. I'd highly recommend no case, and buying 5x PCI-E risers and just spreading them out a little for good airflow (and higher clocks).

Yes, that is also my concern. So I will first try 4 7950, and add one more later.
I read this thread: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=29729.0 
It seems lots of work, so I prefer buy some ready made case.

Offline bruiser

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Re: 5x7950 Rig idea
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2013, 07:14:28 AM »
You can do it much simpler than that :) Detritus' work is very pretty, though.