Originally Posted by NHKS
I know the epic-level members have more than 2 dedicated crunching rigs..
as for me I started crunching recently and at the moment using my modest but charming C2D E4500 desktop to crunch.. this pc is used for all purposes including gaming (/sigh/ if only my 9800gt could crunch).. I crunch with the cpu @ 100% when I am at home (fulltime during weekends & holidays).. even @ 100% crunching it is more than happy to let me work with common applications, browse the net, watch videos/ listen music in parallel!
going forward however I would like to have at least 1 dedicated cpu cruncher and the future of GPU WUs would have a lot of bearing on my decision to include a dedicated gpu as well.. with radeons having a significant edge over geforce in crunching, 7xx0 or even 8xx0(if it comes early 2013) would be nice to have as a cruncher.. lets hope WCG standardizes GPU WUs as well
It might be a while before they standardize a GPU WU. But even if you don't base your GPU choice on crunching.. those AMD's come with crazy game bundles.