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GPU computing server box, check out the parts on New Egg

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July 6, 2012 7:52:00 PM

This box is going to be doing some intense GPU number crunching on large social graphs for a personal research project. Just need some reliable parts that don't have to be powerful since the GPU(s) will be doing all the heavy lifting here. I plan on expanding the number of GPUs in here later, hence the extra PCI express slots on the motherboard. Any how, here's what I threw together. I was wondering if you could please look it over and double-check that I picked out some pretty good components. Thanks in advance. :) 

Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EARS 1TB 64MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$69.99

ASUS P8H67-M PRO/CSM (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel H67 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$109.99

Intel Core i3-2100 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I32100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$119.99

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-10600CL9D-4GBNT
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$22.99

COOLER MASTER Elite 430 RC-430-KWN1 Black Steel / Plastic Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$39.99 after mail-in rebate

CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 V2 600W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$49.99 after mail-in rebate card

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July 6, 2012 8:23:53 PM

Don't expect an i3-2100 and 4GB of RAM to be able to handle large amounts of data. If you can get an H77 motherboard, i5-3450, and 8GB of RAM that won't alter the cost too much and give you far more computing power. You should get a motherboard that will at least accommodate for a two-way SLI / Crossfire setup (needs 2 PCI 2.0 x 16 slots) - ones that run three or more will be quite a bit more expensive.
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