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Discussion in 'Folding@Home' started by BUCK NASTY, Feb 25, 2009.

  1. PVTCaboose1337

    PVTCaboose1337 Graphical Hacker

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    I would make a folding rig for $300. I doubt it would be that good though. If anyone wants to try to put it together go for it! I already have a few spare cases.
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    I would like mine to be a folding/server rig.
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    We definately need a thread that lists some of the best mobos, procs and video cards and what it would be expected to yield. Could do a budget variant and a farm variant.
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    +1 to that, it would help people looking into making folding rigs.
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    I can get exacts but heres what I would put together for a cheap folding rig:

    Cheap AM2 board($50)
    Dual core AM2 cpu($50)
    2GB of DDR2 800MHz($30)
    dual 9600 GSO's($125 from BuckNasty)

    Total if you find used equipment can be close to $245 with no power supply or HDD.

    If you want a single core setup then you could save maybe $50-75 total.
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    Must include a PSU and HDD. But that will work just fine.
  9. RevengE

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    Yeah I need a psu and HD as well.
  10. Fitseries3

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    wow... what a way to overlook my posts. not like there is any good deals in them.
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  11. mlee49

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    That thread has nothing in it. He has a case, hat, and headphone set. He sold his 260 already if thats why you posted it.

    Too bad their out of stock on every AM2 board. :(

    Nobody's overlooking you, you find some of the best deals on tech forums for us. So thanks! :toast:
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    check again.

    the free cpu deals all have at least 10 mobo's in stock.
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    mlee49 said AM2, not AM2+. Don't know why mlee49 wants AM2.
  14. Fitseries3

    Fitseries3 Eleet Hardware Junkie

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    this is on XS...

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    newtekie1 Semi-Retired Folder

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    Damn, $85 for both is a pretty sweet price. I'm tempted to pick them up and replace my HD4670 in my server.
    Crunching for Team TPU 50 Million points folded for TPU
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    how many sps???????????????
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    384 MB should = 96 SP version, whereas the 512 version is a no no.
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    You could double your daily output!
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    BUCK NASTY F@H Mod & 4P Enthusiust Staff Member

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    Start out with one 9800GT and add them in the future(as the price drops). This will be a solid rig with 16-20K PPD.

    https://secure.newegg.com/WishList/MySavedWishDetail.aspx?ID=9230665

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    Soon. Soon! I will be building a farm soon and I will be using all of this knowledge on these threads to help me out. Many thanks to all you guys, you're awesome....:toast:
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    Crazy good deal on that MSI board!
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    Jeeeezzzz, now I have a bunch of tech stations here with AMD x2 5200s, I might just have to pop a 9500GT in each one of them and leave them folding all night....

    As for the RMA, Open Office plus download an Invoice template and boom professional reciept.
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    Well, decent deal. Even Nitteo himself has claimed stability issues with that board.
    Crunching for Team TPU
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