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August 04, 2011, 09:31:32 PM
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if you do make a kit i would be interested Smiley would the extenders be included? also, what size PSU did u use to run that many 5870s? im sure i could run like 6 or 7 on mine, but im curious what kind of wattage you could get away with for 5  Smiley
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August 14, 2011, 05:08:51 AM
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great! has lots of info but I am too lazy to try it myself LOL... Maybe I will do one out of 1x1 wood =p

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August 15, 2011, 04:43:44 PM
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Detritus, are you still looking into putting together some kits?
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August 21, 2011, 02:04:52 AM
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I too am interested if kits will be avilable

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August 25, 2011, 02:19:45 AM
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If you cant find motherboard trays for cheep, just grind off the part of the brass screw that screws into the tray.  Then all you have to do is screw them on the motherboard and glue them to the metal tray.
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August 25, 2011, 05:37:42 PM
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Nice keyboard you got there... Nice...
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August 28, 2011, 02:10:54 AM
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Very good! I will try to make a equal to its.  Wink
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September 27, 2011, 01:15:54 PM
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thats slick man, excellent work.
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September 28, 2011, 07:08:24 PM
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nice guide but i'll stick to a case. Main reason is it's portable and for 99 dollars I can get a decent case for another 50 bucks. Those 8 dollar pci-e extension cable ain't cheap either. I'll problably think about it when I magically hit the lottery. Good guide tho! 1+

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October 15, 2011, 03:44:12 AM
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No guide needed for this !


2 board, 8-10 GPU

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October 15, 2011, 07:46:45 PM
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Can u post with all cards, mother board, cpu attached & mining with pictures?

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October 17, 2011, 06:28:38 PM
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This looks like a perfect weekend project for me.
As the price dips I finally have excuses to take some of my rigs offline.

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October 19, 2011, 12:18:50 AM
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Can u post with all cards, mother board, cpu attached & mining with pictures?
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October 20, 2011, 01:53:10 AM
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Suppliers and Source material
The aluminum tubing and connectors were purchased from http://www.brunnerent.com/ - There may be cheaper suppliers but for a no hassle, nice shopping cart order system, this is the pace to go.
The power supply is a Corsair AX1200
The motherboard is a 890AFX-GD70
The riser cables are cablesaurus brand. http://www.cablesaurus.com/


Any other suggestions of motherboards that can run 4+ gpus?

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October 20, 2011, 10:31:58 AM
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Any other suggestions of motherboards that can run 4+ gpus?
Gigabyte GA-H61M-D2-B3. Needs an Intel CPU so more expensive than some AMD solutions. But in the UK, the logic board is £60 new, and the cheapest CPU (2.6 GHz dual-core Sandybridge thingie) is around £63.

I've got three of these in the shelf rig, each running four GPUs (5x 5830, 3x 5850, 4x 6950, all overclocked).

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January 17, 2012, 05:42:29 PM
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Protip: Do not try using a pneumatic hammer for assembling these. I tried it, and my wrist is going to ache for a week now. Going back to my trusty old shot-filled hammer. This is what I was using:

It kind of worked, but was slow and ineffective. Also it sprayed oil everywhere  Angry

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January 17, 2012, 05:47:58 PM
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Protip: Do not try using a pneumatic hammer for assembling these. I tried it, and my wrist is going to ache for a week now. Going back to my trusty old shot-filled hammer. This is what I was using:

It kind of worked, but was slow and ineffective. Also it sprayed oil everywhere  Angry

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January 21, 2012, 05:14:07 PM
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Hi,

how are those cables called that "extend" the PCIe bus (the cables that connect the PCIe slots with the graphics cards).

I didn't know there's such a thing!

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February 03, 2012, 12:28:18 AM
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Hi,

how are those cables called that "extend" the PCIe bus (the cables that connect the PCIe slots with the graphics cards).

I didn't know there's such a thing!

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I googled "pci-e extender" and got this:
http://www.amazon.com/PCI-Express-Riser-Flexible-Cable/dp/B004XD74MC

and also this:
http://www.amazon.com/HOTER-Extension-Cable-Riser-Adapter/dp/B0057M1ZLE

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February 04, 2012, 07:25:39 PM
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Hi,

how are those cables called that "extend" the PCIe bus (the cables that connect the PCIe slots with the graphics cards).

I didn't know there's such a thing!

cheers,
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I googled "pci-e extender" and got this:
http://www.amazon.com/PCI-Express-Riser-Flexible-Cable/dp/B004XD74MC

and also this:
http://www.amazon.com/HOTER-Extension-Cable-Riser-Adapter/dp/B0057M1ZLE

everyone seems to swear by Cablesaurus (http://cablesaurus.com/), so I bought a few from them and they work fine.  If you search through the forums there are some cases of cheap PCIe extenders frying/burning up.  Their prices seem fair enough and their shipping is quick. 
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