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Message 53239 - Posted: 17 Feb 2012, 12:40:27 UTC
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Thanks for the link. I totally forgot that it needed a screen or a dummy plug.
BTW the shop saw the error about the videocard. It was incorrectly linked. So now I get my money back and order 2 GTX-560TI-448 somewhere else for €265 (without shipping).

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Message 53285 - Posted: 19 Feb 2012, 1:15:21 UTC

No suggestions needed anymore. I ordered an ASRock Extreme4 Gen.3.

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Message 53296 - Posted: 19 Feb 2012, 12:42:22 UTC - in response to Message 53239.  
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Thanks for the link. I totally forgot that it needed a screen or a dummy plug.
BTW the shop saw the error about the videocard. It was incorrectly linked. So now I get my money back and order 2 GTX-560TI-448 somewhere else for €265 (without shipping).

Thanks mikey.


No problem on the Dummy Plug, it is a common thing to forget, I would bet some company will be making them for 5 bucks soon! You also remember the cc_config.xml file telling Boinc to use ALL gpu's, right?

I too ordered a Geforce GTX-560-ti (Fermi) 1GB gpu, but I got mine, I am in the US and our prices are MUCH less than yours, for $175 after a $25 rebate! I got it from Newegg:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814162074

Here is a whole page of 560's:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007709&IsNodeId=1&bop=And&ActiveSearchResult=True&SrchInDesc=560%20fermi&Page=1&PageSize=20

And here is a link to those with 448 stream processors:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007709&IsNodeId=1&srchInDesc=448&page=1&bop=And&ActiveSearchResult=True&hisInDesc=560%20fermi&PageSize=20

No suggestions needed anymore. I ordered an ASRock Extreme4 Gen.3.


I am using an Asrock board and after buying it was told that it was not a good choice as they often have 'issues'. Mine went right together with NO PROBLEMS at all and the pc is running just fine! I hope you too have the same luck as I am!!
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Message 53300 - Posted: 19 Feb 2012, 13:27:47 UTC - in response to Message 53296.  

I too ordered a Geforce GTX-560-ti (Fermi) 1GB gpu, but I got mine, I am in the US and our prices are MUCH less than yours, for $175 after a $25 rebate! I got it from Newegg:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814162074

Here is a whole page of 560's:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007709&IsNodeId=1&bop=And&ActiveSearchResult=True&SrchInDesc=560%20fermi&Page=1&PageSize=20

But I ordered 2x GTX-560TI-448 for €245 each. Those are better ones than the one you ordered. They have 448 CUDA cores and 1280 MB, yours has 384 CUDA cores and 1024 MB.

I am using an Asrock board and after buying it was told that it was not a good choice as they often have 'issues'. Mine went right together with NO PROBLEMS at all and the pc is running just fine! I hope you too have the same luck as I am!!

On the SETI forum there was also a guy that said they were no good, but there were a couple of other guys who didn't have any problems with it. I had to buy that one because I couldn't find a not too expensive board that could run 3 GPU's at 8-8-4 with a PCIe x1 TV-tuner card. Most boards can run 3 GPU's at 8-8-4 but as soon as you put another PCIe x1 card in, it becomes 8-8-1. ASRock has put an extra chip on the board so you have a couple of more lanes. If you check the Z68 Extreme7 Gen3 you'll see they even put on a Nvidia chip on that one for even more extra PCIe lanes (plus the chip they've also put on the ASRock Extreme4 Gen.3), so you could run 3 GPU's at 16-8-8 and still add another PCIe x1 card and you would still run your 3 GPU's at 16-8-8. I did find some ASUS boards but it wasn't really clear if they could do 8-8-4 too while adding an extra PCIe x1 card. And the cheapest one of those was way over €200 and I payed €170 for my ASRock Extreme4 Gen.3.
Besides my ASRock board I ordered (some prices include shipping):
Intel Core i7 2600K €279,-
Corsair Vengeance Blue 1600MHZ 2x4GB €47,-
2 x OCZ Vertex 3 S-ATA 3 60 GB €188,-
Cooler Master Silent Pro Hybrid 1300W €270,-
Gigabyte GV-R695OC-1GD €240,-
2 x EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti FTW €491,-
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Total cost: €1677,-

I'm expecting that it will arrive monday/tuesday. Some stuff definitly on tuesday.

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Message 53331 - Posted: 20 Feb 2012, 13:17:26 UTC - in response to Message 53300.  

But I ordered 2x GTX-560TI-448 for €245 each. Those are better ones than the one you ordered. They have 448 CUDA cores and 1280 MB, yours has 384 CUDA cores and 1024 MB.


I agree!

I am using an Asrock board and after buying it was told that it was not a good choice as they often have 'issues'. Mine went right together with NO PROBLEMS at all and the pc is running just fine! I hope you too have the same luck as I am!!

On the SETI forum there was also a guy that said they were no good, but there were a couple of other guys who didn't have any problems with it. I had to buy that one because I couldn't find a not too expensive board that could run 3 GPU's at 8-8-4 with a PCIe x1 TV-tuner card. Most boards can run 3 GPU's at 8-8-4 but as soon as you put another PCIe x1 card in, it becomes 8-8-1. ASRock has put an extra chip on the board so you have a couple of more lanes. If you check the Z68 Extreme7 Gen3 you'll see they even put on a Nvidia chip on that one for even more extra PCIe lanes (plus the chip they've also put on the ASRock Extreme4 Gen.3), so you could run 3 GPU's at 16-8-8 and still add another PCIe x1 card and you would still run your 3 GPU's at 16-8-8. I did find some ASUS boards but it wasn't really clear if they could do 8-8-4 too while adding an extra PCIe x1 card. And the cheapest one of those was way over €200 and I payed €170 for my ASRock Extreme4 Gen.3.
Besides my ASRock board I ordered (some prices include shipping):
Intel Core i7 2600K €279,-
Corsair Vengeance Blue 1600MHZ 2x4GB €47,-
2 x OCZ Vertex 3 S-ATA 3 60 GB €188,-
Cooler Master Silent Pro Hybrid 1300W €270,-
Gigabyte GV-R695OC-1GD €240,-
2 x EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti FTW €491,-
----------------------------------------------
Total cost: €1677,-

I'm expecting that it will arrive monday/tuesday. Some stuff definitly on tuesday.

Anthony.


At the store where I bought my Asrock the sales guy said he had heard Asus made Asrock, but he wasn't sure. And I am hoping my gpu comes on Tuesday as well!
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