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I built a Super (ly fast) Computer, we named it HAL. Answered

I am glad to announce, we have built a super computer. I'm serious, 8gb DDR2 ram, AMD Phenom 9600 Quad Core,500gb SATA hard drive, Dual ATI Radeon 4670 DDR3 512mb Graphics cards, Asus M3N78-VM AM2+ Motherboard. It's so fast, if i was chatting on yahoo, i can see what you are typing before you type it. If ANYONE takes this picture, i will know because the chances of someone with this same set up is pretty slim. Or at least give me credit and let me know.

http://www.computersonics.com/

Pictures, Well, now!

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ben_k (author)2009-06-08

I spot 2 different motherboards. How do you do Crossfire with the two 4670's if neither have 2 PCIe X16 slots, or are you using a different motherboard?

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Yerboogieman (author)ben_k2009-06-08

1 is built in, 1 is PCI express.

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ben_k (author)Yerboogieman2009-10-07

 There is no such thing as a motherboard with an integrated  4670, and your motherboard has an integrated nVidia Geforce 8200...  
With that motherboard I believe you could do hybrid SLI, if you had an nvidia card, but you can't SLI or Crossfire a HD 4670 and a GeForce 8200.

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ry25920 (author)2009-03-22

Can you... Play Frontlines: Fuel of war, browse Instructables, AND chat at the same time?...???

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Yerboogieman (author)ry259202009-03-22

Lets put it this way, i can run Call of duty 5, 6 times, and Rainbow six, AND browse instructables.

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Arbitror (author)Yerboogieman2009-07-21

Click on my name, and in the column to the left, I have all the details of my Gateway super computer. The only speed restriction I have is medium speed wireless internet...

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Arbitror (author)Yerboogieman2009-07-21

They make good desktop PCs. My computer was only $1500.

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Win7Maniac (author)Arbitror2009-09-23

Eeew. No offense, but Gateway sux: too much bloatware. And $1500 is terrible.

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Win7Maniac (author)Arbitror2009-09-24

Ya, never heard of bloatware? Software and stuff that you don't need or want? Not to mention Gateway changes a bunch of the OS's stuff, like a different control panel in XP. . . Either get a different manufacturer's computer or reformat to get rid of that icky memory-hogging bloatware.

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Arbitror (author)Win7Maniac2009-09-24

My PC came stock with Vista Home Edition. But, I almost right away installed Vista Ultimate on my main partition, and Ubuntu on the second. So I never really "witnessed" the bloatware...

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Win7Maniac (author)Arbitror2009-09-25

That's EXACTLY what you want to do. Bye-bye, bloatware, hello faster OS. . . Ubuntu pwns too; it runs WAY faster than Vista. I've only got 1GB of RAM, and Vista's just a big memory hog. Sorry if you like Vista, but I had plenty of issues with the original (before SP1) and it certainly has made a first impression on me. Fortunately, as far as Build 7000 (beta) and Build 7100 (RC) of Windows 7 go, speed has been vastly improved. You'll definitely want to buy it if you like Vista's interface and XP's speed.

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Arbitror (author)Win7Maniac2009-09-25

Vista Ultimate runs faster than Ubuntu, with my 9GB of RAM. But, I am looking forward to Windows 7.

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Yerboogieman (author)Arbitror2009-07-21
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Arbitror (author)Yerboogieman2009-07-21

I've seen others almost identical to mine priced at $3800.

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Labot2001 (author)Yerboogieman2009-03-23

Yes, but can it sing Daisy?

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Yerboogieman (author)Labot20012009-03-23

In the clearest 7.1 surround sound.

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tech-king (author)2009-09-23

heres my system as i choose parts: amd phenom Ii x4 940 blac edition overclocked to 4 ghz asus m3n72d zotak geforce gts 250 amp (might get a second) corsair tx-750 ram is currently 4gb ocz gold xtc but is probably going to be come 6gb of ddr-1066

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Win7Maniac (author)2009-09-23

Bah, nothing. Check this out, and I bet its cheaper than what you spent
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4689367&CatId=31
This thing is way faster: ***12GB of DDR3*** and 1TB. They make 2TB now days, you probably want to go for that. And no offense, dude, but a supercomputer is with like 100 processors. That's how they make supercomputers now. Nice try, though, but the computers of today are way better than even the computers of 2007.

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dla888 (author)2009-07-18

Only 500gb HD. Make it a super-super computer, Go for the 2terabyte.

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dark sponge (author)dla8882009-07-23

Some super computers have more RAM than that, go for 2 petabytes of HD.

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dla888 (author)dark sponge2009-07-25

I was referring to the hard drive, not the RAM.

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dark sponge (author)dla8882009-07-25

I know that, I was just saying that some supercomputers have more than 2 Terabytes of RAM.

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gmjhowe (author)2009-03-22

Nice work, lets hope you got some good quality stuff (seagate HDD etc) What have you got running on it? (it better be 64bit, or your gonna get slapped :P ) One suggestion i have, you need a second 500gb drive, to set up as a mirror, so you can survive harddrive fail.

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Yerboogieman (author)gmjhowe2009-03-22

Well, my brother won a vista disc on a microsoft website, and it wasn't 64 bit, but we are looking on how to change it, so it detects all of the ram. Western Digital hard drive.

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dla888 (author)Yerboogieman2009-07-18

Try OpenSUSE. Yea, I know Linux. Run and scream in fear of the command line.

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Yerboogieman (author)dla8882009-07-18

Phshh, command line. Try FreeBSD.

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dla888 (author)Yerboogieman2009-07-20

Actually some people don't use Linux for fear of the command line.

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Yerboogieman (author)dla8882009-07-20

I dunno, it makes a feel that you are actually doing something. It's nice.

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Sandisk1duo (author)Yerboogieman2009-07-03

unless you want to get illegal vista, you're stuck with it

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It was probably OEM then, sorry, you're kinda screwed. Also if it is OEM it's stuck to that motherboard.

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gmjhowe (author)Yerboogieman2009-03-22

If its one of the top two versions, it should come with a 64bit disk, or you can send off i think. It has to be 64bit to detect all the ram.

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imnotarealaccount (author)2009-04-14

How good is it at Crysis? and you should get a better cooler and OC it, maybe get 2 4890 (new) graphics card as well instead of the 4670's.

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Also, Cable management? And what case are you using?

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Also, not a super-computer, the PS3 is a (very) tiny super-computer (has 8 cores) but most super-computers have a minimum of 3 cores (lets see XP handle that multi-threading.)

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Sorry i haven't gotten back, I Will not overclock it, i don't need to nor want to, also i risk the chance of burning out a perfectly good, perfectly fast running computer. Plus it would void the warranty.

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Padlock (author)2009-07-14

I just bought a new computer for 5 times the price of yours. 8gb DDR3 Ram 3.06 GHz Intel quadcore processor ATI Radeon 4850 w/ 512mb memory Pretty similar? I'm defiantly having buyer's remorse now...

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Yerboogieman (author)Padlock2009-07-14

Well i already had the OS and mine is all custom with a more trustworthy brand of processor.

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Padlock (author)Yerboogieman2009-07-14

Oh. Well mine's an iMac - wait! That's it. Apple makes it.

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