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Three PCs Packed into Custom Lego Case

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Posted: 04:54PM

An intrepid modder with an affinity for Legos has designed a custom computer case for use with the World Community Grid project made entirely of the plastic colored bricks. The design had three goals from the start: stay under a budget of $2,000, generate 100,000 points per day, and be as energy efficient as possible. After some initial research into what other users had put together for distributed computing projects, the modder decided to put three computers into one case. Two of which were current computers that were to be consolidated, and one dedicated crunching machine. The final system consisted of three Sandy Bridge 2600k CPUs, three ASUS P8P67 motherboards, and only one 1200W PSU. By calculating the estimated power needs of the three systems, it was found that one Gold rated PSU could power all three systems. In the end, all three original goals were met. A total cost of $1,800 was offset by selling the two computers that this replaced, the system achieved 135,000 points per day, and uses only 670W under full load. Follow the link for more details and more importantly, more pictures.

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