System consolidation


May 9, 2006
I am thinking about consolidating a bunch of systems into 2. It will be involved will be putting 5 9800gtxs and one GTX 460 in two machines.

So what I am thinking of getting is the following;

2 X ASRock Z68 PROFESSIONAL GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

2 X Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz

2 X CORSAIR Professional Series HX850 (CMPSU-850HX)

In one system I will put 3 X 9800gtx. In the other 2 X 9800gtx and 1 GTXD 460. These cards will run as discrete cards, no SLI.

Anyone have experience running 3 video on this MB?

Anyone know if BOINC apps will be able to use all three cards?

Power supply calculators say these power supplies are enough with about 15% headroom. Sound about right? The system will only have 1 HDD and 1 DVD-RW + memory.

I think I can get enough out of selling parts to pay for 60-80% of this.