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2020/12/04 12:27:25 (permalink)
My Adventure Explained...
 
 
After sitting on some new equipment for over a year I finally started working on my little folding farm at the end of Dec 2019.
Intel cpu based single Asus 
 
 
Nicely tucked into a Coolermaster Haf Evo

 
 
But I was disappointed that I could never use all of the slots that the board had to offer.

 
So I decided to get a couple of Rosewill mining cases and see if I couldn't make use of all the slots.

 
I will explain how I met the challenges head on and more than doubled my ppd by just adding 1 miner style machine, to the mix
 
To be continued...

 
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    Re: My non AMD folding Farm 2020/12/04 12:37:43 (permalink)

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    Re: My non AMD folding Farm 2020/12/04 12:53:23 (permalink)
    Cool GTX
    Nice Rigs
     
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    Re: My non AMD folding Farm 2020/12/04 14:23:55 (permalink)
    Now I must explain that I am not an expert on computer building but with the way manufacturers supply parts it is becoming a little more dummy proof...or at least I thought...
    I had heard great things about AMD thread rippers etc and felt I would be ok building a machine based on the AMD ....
     
    Boy was I wrong...
    (When I had seen advertisements for AMD cpu's and it said with Radeon graphics I always took that to mean an upgrade from basic graphics..)
    Who knew that if you wanted to use the AMD onboard graphics of the board you would need to get an AMD cpu with graphics included(which wouldn't allow you to use all the pcie slots)...AND...if you used a cpu without onboard graphics you still wouldn't be able to use all the Pcie slots

    No win situation
     
     
    After several months of major fails trying to get the B450 to operate as I expected.
    Amazon stepped up and returned my money...they knew I was https://foldingathome.org/ and they knew I had been having issues.
    Immediately bought (2)

     
    As I said Amazon has been outstanding in their support of my projects.
    The Asus Intel boards have onboard graphics and the cpu's have graphics included.
    And I am using all the pcie slots
    No bad surprises...
    No more AMD's either...lol
     
    to be continued...
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    Re: My non AMD folding Farm 2020/12/04 15:41:12 (permalink)
    Looking awesome Joe! Going to get some popcorn ready
    I bought a couple Rosewill cases over the summer to set my rigs in a rack and have to say that they are keeping my cards purdy darn cool! Keep those pics coming !!!


    It's a start
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    Re: My non AMD folding Farm 2020/12/04 16:56:48 (permalink)
    In my looking for recommendations on power supplies drougnor had highly rated SeaSonic sooo

     
    Which I loaded upside down because the case is so low I felt it would work better if the fan had full access to the interior.

    Next issue was the motherboard tray didn't have a cutout to allow enough clearance to keep the cooler bracket from coming in contact and I had to cut it out.

    Best way was to use an angle grinder, just had to be careful. Tin snips were not the answer because they would buckle the metal and bend it.

    Motherboard in...Hard drive next...I used offsets to help make the connections easier and cooling.

    Test fitting GPU...going to need an assortment of flexible pcie 16x extensions of various angles..270, 180, 90...

    to be continued...
     

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    Re: My non AMD folding Farm 2020/12/04 17:10:45 (permalink)
    I have that case setup as my plex server.  Fun build

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    Re: My non AMD folding Farm 2020/12/04 18:31:20 (permalink)
    Delirious
    I have that case setup as my plex server.  Fun build


    The real fun starts when trying to install the flat flexible pcie 16x extenders because they have to be twisted in opposite directions for to line up with the slots

    I found I could put 1 less twist in it but you get the idea.
    More to come...
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    Re: My non AMD folding Farm 2020/12/04 22:57:08 (permalink)
    This completes the first of two Rosewill miners
    I am doing air flow testing and soon will be disassembling the other two Haf Evo's and combining the cards in the second Rosewill case.
    I will try and list suppliers of the components I used, if you have any questions or suggestions feel free to jump in.
    Thanks for checkin it out

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    Re: My non AMD folding Farm 2020/12/08 15:19:58 (permalink)
    Looks great!

     
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    Re: My non AMD folding Farm 2020/12/08 20:38:10 (permalink)
    Seasonic makes some great PSU's. I'm glad Amazon let you refund/exchange, surprised they did after a month or so. What GPU's are you running, my old/tired eyeballs can't tell. Nice you have it configured the way you like, I like it. 
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    Re: My non AMD folding Farm 2020/12/08 22:50:17 (permalink)
    notfordman
    Seasonic makes some great PSU's. I'm glad Amazon let you refund/exchange, surprised they did after a month or so. What GPU's are you running, my old/tired eyeballs can't tell. Nice you have it configured the way you like, I like it. 


    The EVGA Site rejected my post and after I opened my VPN my post was lost
    I put allot of time into the post...
    Will correct later sorry...
    post edited by SmookinJoe - 2020/12/08 22:58:39



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    Re: My non AMD folding Farm 2020/12/08 22:59:20 (permalink)
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    Looks great!


    Thank You



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    Re: My non AMD folding Farm 2020/12/09 10:56:23 (permalink)
    notfordman
    Seasonic makes some great PSU's. I'm glad Amazon let you refund/exchange, surprised they did after a month or so. What GPU's are you running, my old/tired eyeballs can't tell. Nice you have it configured the way you like, I like it. 


    I have seen allot of good retailers come and go. Allot of it due to policies that would be abused by some customers.
    I try not to do that and I am not afraid to support companies that have helped me.
    Amazon, for me, has been outstanding in any an all support when it comes to returns, competitive pricing...going beyond what is expected and surprising me.
    I have bought items that were through 3rd party sellers and because it was a scam Amazon made good.
    (I might be angry that I passed on legitimate pricing and missed out but I got over it)
    I really like the fact that you can request a phone call on an issue and the response is immediate.
    notfordman when I started shopping for my first folding rig I was goin in on the best bang for buck and it took me along time to assemble the parts..returns..refunds..all the while communicating with Amazon and telling them about...us...and FaH...
    Second machine went allot quicker but that is the one that had unbelievable issues and that is the one that ran way over(return window) before I knew what was wrong.
    Amazon sent me replacements that weren't at fault and when I discovered it was the design of the Asus B450 and AMD, I called them right away. I felt guilty I had cost them time and money, and I told them.
    I had the original (Rog 2060 OC) and it's unopened replacement in my possession.
    They RMA'd the long over due B450 and anything AMD I bought for it.(I sent them a link to the manual online describing the issue).
    Sent me a completely new WS Z390 Pro, chip, coolers whatever Intel needed stuff....which was returned and replaced because it had scratches....then waited for me to test my original Rog (which worked fine in the new motherboard).
    This allowed me to send back the unopened Rog 2060(free return) so they could resell it.
    Amazon has treated me way beyond my expectations..
    To answer your question
    I have two different types of 2060's in 3 different setups
    Coolermaster Haf Evo with 2 evga 2060 xc Ultra


     
    and my second Coolermaster Haf Evo

    Is a combo of 1 EVGA 2060 xc Ultra and 1 ROG 2060 OC

     
    (RoG 2060's produce more ppd)
    The third setup is the Rosewill miner with 4 Rog 2060's

     
    Oh...I bought the SeaSonic from https://www.pc-canada.com/ and when Amazon was way more expensive they offered to give me two $50 credits to help make up the difference.
    It still wasn't enough...
    I felt so guilty I had to turn it down...funny story...nother time!

     
     
     
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    Re: My non AMD folding Farm 2020/12/09 16:35:59 (permalink)
    Awesome rig for sure. So jealous of you to be honest to have 2 of those same exact setups.. Im still running on my old ass 980 :D
     
     
    Thumbs up to you

     
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    Re: My non AMD folding Farm 2020/12/09 17:24:12 (permalink)
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    Awesome rig for sure. So jealous of you to be honest to have 2 of those same exact setups.. Im still running on my old ass 980 :D
     
     
    Thumbs up to you

    Run whatca brung!
    I am soooo jealous of soooo many...😉.
    Makes me want to achieve more and helps me forget my failures..
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    Re: My non AMD folding Farm 2020/12/27 17:05:30 (permalink)
    what fans are you using to keep that cool?
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    Re: My non AMD folding Farm 2020/12/27 19:05:24 (permalink)
    bsquaredracing
    what fans are you using to keep that cool?


    Arctic F12 PWM PST Value packs
    The  F series allows you to daisy chain your fans and P series does not
     I stand corrected I bought them awhile ago and it was the PST option of both series that allow you to daisy chain either F or P
    the following link takes you to the Arctic case fan website for details and parts numbers
    https://www.arctic.de/en/..ucts/cooling/case-fans/
    They are quiet and reasonably priced. They come in different sizes...
    Good value
     

     
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    Re: My non AMD folding Farm 2020/12/29 14:29:59 (permalink)
    ARCTIC makes some decent fans that are fairly quiet. 
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    Re: My non AMD folding Farm 2021/01/06 18:45:37 (permalink)
    notfordman
    ARCTIC makes some decent fans that are fairly quiet. 


    You got that right...
    Using high pressure on the intake side ...

     
    and lower rpm high flow on the exhaust.

     
     
    Should create positive pressure cases.

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    Re: My non AMD folding Farm 2021/01/06 18:47:54 (permalink)
    Farm has gone mobile...
     


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    Re: My non AMD folding Farm 2021/01/06 18:55:44 (permalink)
    Looking like perfectly seasoned awesomesauce there Joe!!! 
    Great to have wheels on your space heaters


    It's a start
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    Re: My non AMD folding Farm 2021/01/06 19:04:31 (permalink)
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    Looking like perfectly seasoned awesomesauce there Joe!!! 
    Great to have wheels on your space heaters


    Hey Buddy
    Glad you noticed..
    Have to do some outside cable management...lol

     
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    Re: My non AMD folding Farm 2021/01/06 22:27:34 (permalink)
    Very nice 👍, make it mobile very handy for sure.




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    Re: My non AMD folding Farm 2021/01/07 00:07:58 (permalink)
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    Very nice 👍, make it mobile very handy for sure.

    I thought so too...




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    Re: My non AMD folding Farm 2021/01/07 11:27:33 (permalink)
    In the kitchen or utility room? I guess you could make some barbeque while you fold. The rigs look great by the way. 

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    Re: My non AMD folding Farm 2021/01/07 12:35:15 (permalink)
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    In the kitchen or utility room? I guess you could make some barbeque while you fold. The rigs look great by the way. 


    Thank you...I am trying
    I will do details of each computer in future..I hope
    On the kitchen table is another miner setup which will combine the gpu's from the 2 Haf Evo's..
    Waiting on delivery of a couple (one for sure) of Evga 3080's..
    I setup shop in my un-rented basement suite.
    It is my endless basement suite makeover...lol
    I started in one corner years ago and completely removed drywall and upgraded everything. I have yet to try and rent it, since the upgrade.
    I was thinking about using it as a quarantine area (covid) for new guests next door (my guest house for students)

     



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    Re: My non AMD folding Farm 2021/01/10 18:46:05 (permalink)
    Get some Wi-Fi adapters into those and then they can truly go anywhere!!


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    Re: My non AMD folding Farm 2021/01/10 20:09:14 (permalink)
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    Get some Wi-Fi adapters into those and then they can truly go anywhere!!

    lol
    Guess you missed the antennas on the top level..

    I am investigating how to have my 750 upc look after 3 computers or even 2 on controlled shutdown...
    Those three computers are hooked up to a wireless network using a single Tplink client.


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    Re: My non AMD folding Farm 2021/01/11 08:41:58 (permalink)
    Oh, dang. I did miss it.
     
    So now you just need a couple car batteries and then you're truly mobile! XD


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