Heat My House !!
As much as this belongs in the folding section , it belongs here.
I've upgraded and moved a portion of my folding rigs out into the garage with the purpose of heating it . It's a north facing garage and is always cold , especially in the winter.
This will be a good test of the components , for thermal shock......there might be 40 degree temperature shift in the middle of winter , twice a day ;
Thats 2500 BTU's of heat.
So here's a couple questions :
Has anybody here ever used a pci-e 'riser' ?
I know AGP risers will do a 4 inch space.....I need to separate a video card from the mobo....
Whats the smallest mobo that will run an NV580 ? Will one of the 'nano-ITX' boards run one of those ?
Thanks for any input , I have a plan.
I believe a few have tried using pci-e risers, sswilson amongst others. Don't know about the length, found a 2.5" here: http://www.plinkusa.net/webR1PCI-E1-1R.htm
As for your board question, any size of a board can work with a NV580 - as long as it has a 16x pci-e slot. Cases and PSUs though, that's another story...
Thanks that's the one, been following from the start.
BrainEater my only concern in the very cold, might condensation still form from the extreme temp change coming into the computer ?
Yep, I've used pci-e risers with my 470's and 5830s. One's I've been using are 12cm long.
Picked them up from here $9 for 2 Lots PCI-E PCI-Express 16x Riser Card Extender Cable 1U 2U
There's tons of bitcoin miners who use them too https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=7216.740
If a 6990 or 5970 works, I'm pretty sure a 580 wouldn't be a problem. You might run into issues if you have too many gpu's running off one mobo though so if you're looking at running say 6 580's off a board, you might need to split the pcie 12v line to a molex plug.
heheh awesome. My basement is always warm in the winter :D
Condensation shouldnt be a concern assuming well vented cases. I would probably leave the side panels off and a fan pointed at them and it shouldnt be an issue.
Does your garage really go from -40 to 0c throughout the day? Steel roof with no insulation? :shok:
More likely an insulated, but unheated garage. If its anything like my garage ambient in the winter hovers around 12C or so. Open the door to let a vehicle in or out and that temperature drops in a hurry. May not be a full 30 or 40 degree drop, but sure as hell feels like it, Since there is no real source of heat in the garage it takes a while for it to warm up.
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