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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
ben_k

11 years ago

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
Yerboogieman

Reply 11 years ago

1 is built in, 1 is PCI express.

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ben_k
ben_k

Reply 11 years ago

 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
ry25920

11 years ago

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

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Yerboogieman
Yerboogieman

Reply 11 years ago

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
Arbitror

Reply 11 years ago

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
Arbitror

Reply 11 years ago

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

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Win7Maniac
Win7Maniac

Reply 11 years ago

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

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Arbitror
Arbitror

Reply 11 years ago

bloatware?

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Win7Maniac
Win7Maniac

Reply 11 years ago

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
Arbitror

Reply 11 years ago

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
Win7Maniac

Reply 11 years ago

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
Arbitror

Reply 11 years ago

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

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Yerboogieman
Yerboogieman

Reply 11 years ago

Only? Mine was only $500

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Arbitror
Arbitror

Reply 11 years ago

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

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Labot2001
Labot2001

Reply 11 years ago

Yes, but can it sing Daisy?

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dla888
dla888

Reply 11 years ago

lol

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Yerboogieman
Yerboogieman

Reply 11 years ago

In the clearest 7.1 surround sound.

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Labot2001
Labot2001

Reply 11 years ago

Milk.

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N1CK4ND0
N1CK4ND0

Reply 11 years ago

POWERTHIRST

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CybergothiChe
CybergothiChe

Reply 11 years ago

no, POWERTHIRST Rawberry!

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tech-king
tech-king

11 years ago

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
Win7Maniac

11 years ago

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
dla888

11 years ago

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

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dark sponge
dark sponge

Reply 11 years ago

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

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dla888
dla888

Reply 11 years ago

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

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dark sponge
dark sponge

Reply 11 years ago

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

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gmjhowe
gmjhowe

11 years ago

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
Yerboogieman

Reply 11 years ago

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
dla888

Reply 11 years ago

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

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Yerboogieman
Yerboogieman

Reply 11 years ago

Phshh, command line. Try FreeBSD.

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dla888
dla888

Reply 11 years ago

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

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Yerboogieman
Yerboogieman

Reply 11 years ago

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

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Sandisk1duo
Sandisk1duo

Reply 11 years ago

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

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imnotarealaccount
imnotarealaccount

Reply 11 years ago

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
gmjhowe

Reply 11 years ago

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
imnotarealaccount

11 years ago

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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imnotarealaccount
imnotarealaccount

Reply 11 years ago

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

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imnotarealaccount
imnotarealaccount

Reply 11 years ago

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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Yerboogieman
Yerboogieman

Reply 11 years ago

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
Padlock

11 years ago

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
Yerboogieman

Reply 11 years ago

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

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Padlock
Padlock

Reply 11 years ago

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