Pictures Of Your Dually Rigs!

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That was just a joke - I really love to see all the dually rigs 🥰

I'm doing a lot of VM stuff, so Cores ARE important for me.


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lol sry one thing you will learn about me is I tend to take things too literal. But very cool rig you have there. Is that LED/light bar integral with the case or did you buy it separately?

These are for a GP-GPU project that I've been putting off for a w hile now.... GPUs are too expensive ATM to finish the build right now.

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Deadjasper

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Man I really need to look into 2011 water cooling. I have a dually rig in a tower being used as a workstation and it's a bit too noisy to suit me. :(
 

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Awesome pics.
Can I ask what you all do with these systems?
 
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travm

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Play with them and make them pretty. :p
Not going to lie, I want one of those built in water-cooling duallies for that reason alone. But if I was say, looking for a reason to tell someone else so they didn't throw all my clothes in the pool, what would it be?
 

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Not going to lie, I want one of those built in water-cooling duallies for that reason alone. But if I was say, looking for a reason to tell someone else so they didn't throw all my clothes in the pool, what would it be?

Bragging rights. :p
 
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Awesome pics.
Can I ask what you all do with these systems?
I just collect systems and really love the z820 in it's design. But they are all fully functional and do serve various purposes. Most have been re-purposed from workstations to desktop units, one is for gaming, another one for benchmarking.
 
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Next question, wtf is on the window? Chainmail?
I thought you were going to ask about the pike.

That's just a thin layer of insulation. It's my shop, and in the wintertime it gets very cold here. To save on heat, I wrap the window at the end of each fall season and that helps a bit.
 

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Might have already posted it in the retro thread, but here's my Dual Pentium Pro that I'm going to do a build with next. I modded the Shuttle HOT-613 board from a single socket to a dual socket. ( thread: https://www.vogons.org/viewtopic.php?t=71445 )

200MHz Pentium Pro (x2)
Shuttle HOT-613 Dual
128MB EDO RAM

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Finished this up a few months ago and forgot to post it. Found a new old stock Codegen server case, slapped the board in, then installed a Voodoo 3, Sound Blaster Goldfinch setup, and a NIC. Runs Windows NT 4.0 Workstation.

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I thought you were going to ask about the pike.

That's just a thin layer of insulation. It's my shop, and in the wintertime it gets very cold here. To save on heat, I wrap the window at the end of each fall season and that helps a bit.
That bubblewrap insulation does pretty good! Glue it to some pink panther or white foam for more cheap gains!

Is the pike that thing that looks like a fence T-post with a splitting maul head welded on?

Id love to get a dual-cpu s1366 or slot/socket 370, maybe someday!
 

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I am glad I got rid of my Z800 dual Hexa Core. It's so noisy, it's unbearable
No complaints about the Z600. The CPU fans ramp up and down somewhat when under 100% load, but not super audible and/or annoying.

Besides, the price / performance is hard to beat when the only money I had to put into them was ECC DDR3 (dirt cheap), X5675s (cheap), and a 5-port USB3 HA
 

Deadjasper

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I have one more X8 dually to upgrade. It's a X8DTH-6F in a SM386 chassis, 2 X5670's and 64GB of ram. It's loaded with 16 2TB drives and is my backup media server. It runs flawless and has for many years. Kinda sentimentally attached to the old girl, like an old faithful dog, I just can't put her down. But she's noisy and power hungry so eventually I will, but I'm not ready yet.
 

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The Z600s are quiet (or quiet enough), but will still keep them around and in use
Sure, they take a somewhat embarrassing amount of power for the work done (a lone 5700X would whup their a*ses in MT, don't even need to discuss ST),
but are very compact (for what they are, while the Z800 is a fat boy), well built / engineered, and I have a soft spot for dual sockets
(my last ones being ABIT BP6/2x 300A, and dual Pentium Pros before that)
 

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I think I still have to pieces to put a dual Pentium Pro system together. But then what would I do with it?
 

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I think I still have to pieces to put a dual Pentium Pro system together. But then what would I do with it?
Yeah, 2P workstations from that era are definitely not suited to Windows 9x. I guess it would be more of a novelty and a feather in your collection cap more than anything else, IMO. Far less useful than say a KT133A/Athlon/Voodoo5 AGP system for retro gaming, per se
 
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Update on Z840 rig:
2x Intel Xeon E5 2696 v4 processors, 3.7GHz boost, 44C/88T
64GB DDR4 2400Mhz RAM, octal channel effective
painted desk, lol

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My old Dually I sold to a friend was engulfed in smoke and soot from a kitchen fire last October.
It was written off by the Insurance. the electronic techs that clean and test the stuff said the motherboard was melted so they stopped cleaning it and just wrote it off.
Now he is waiting to see what value they give the machine.

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this is what it looked like before I sold it to him 4 years ago,
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