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Discussion in 'Folding@Home' started by W2hCYK, Jun 10, 2006.

  1. xbonez New Member

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    Yeah, which is why i don't keep it at that. 850 is the most it goes being completely stable.

    Since this EVGA 470 is in my main rig, it is used for gaming too, so I need to pull my memory along with core. In my folding rig running the two ASUS 470s, I'll underclock my memory and push core as much as it goes once I get my new PSU.

    Currently, at stock it gives me about 13.5k PPD each. My aim is to get 15k.
     
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    My GTS450 runs 1000/2000/2000 and gives me 10,500 PPD. I'm going to pick up some more of them. Those clocks are not bad for a $105.00 dollar card that uses 1-6 pin connector and only runs 47C temps. I can get 2 of them and run circles around the 470 and use less watts and run's cooler. Plus they are a lot cheaper. My gaming rig I will keep the 2 gigabyte 480's that are watercooled. The clocks on them are 850/1700/1848 and run 44C. Those will net about 15,000 PPD each or more depending on the WU it gets. The good PPD are the bigadv rigs if you can afford to buy the chips then they will give you consistently more PPD than the fermi's will. Something to think about the fermi's cards are nice, but the -bigadv WU's are where the points are. It's nice getting a 60K or more update on your points. It puts a big smile on your face to see those points under your folding name..:D
     
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    If I sell my folding rig (both 470s, Q6600 and motherboard), I can get about 500 bucks, which should be enough to set up a bigadv rig. But, I'll keep this rig for now.
     
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    I understand and it's a good rig. I was just stating facts that I've figured out. I use to try and buy every fermi card I could when I was really getting into folding. Then I started noticing that the cards were not producing the points i was wanting to get as much as the bigadv rigs were. So now I'm changing my strategy and spending more on bigadv rigs and less on the cards. You still have to get the cards to fill in the spots that the bigadv rigs don't produce. Try to save your money and get the bigadv chips instead when you can.:D

    Just my opinion and I'm not saying your doing a bad thing. It's nice to be helping the team. We all appreciate it. Just change your strategy a little and the points will be better in the long run.
     
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    Every once and a while I toss around the idea of ditching GPU Folding and moving to a dedicated i7 for folding and one for WCG. Tough call though, ups and downs for each setup (power savings vs entry cost for example). Right now I don't have a reason to have 2 rigs so I stick with one 'all in wonder box' for both DC efforts.
     
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    If your building from scratch, -bigadv is the way to go. If you already have GPU's, it's best to stay with them or sell to finance a -bigadv rig. We have been fortunate that Stanford has been furnishing productive work units lately. It kinda makes me want to build -bigadv rig #5......:rolleyes:
     
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    5 is in the works for me Buck, I'm thinking about selling my 1055T rig and going with another bigadv rig to replace that one also.
    The 1055T puts out about half what a bigadv rig would so it's a hard decision to make right now.

    Dub I remember the days when we would trade blows back and forth, made it fun to wait and see what the next update would bring us.:D
     
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    I've been tempted to hit the buy button on this motherboard and then just hope I can afford an 2600K when it's released. So far I've put the decision off for another hour.:rolleyes:

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    Dam msgclb that would be a PPD monster I bet. I was going to go that route but changed my mind and picked up a 875K and a Gigabyte ud4 board combo for $340.
     
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    Where did you get the combo and is it still available?
    Right now my problem is I don't know what the 2600K will cost.
     
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    How much would a decent motherboard for an i7 chip cost that allows me to OC?

    If I sell my processor/mobo/ram/cooler combo + one 470, I can get somewhere between 350-400 bucks. The chip would cost me about $250. That leaves me with around $200.
     
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    got the combo deal on ebay the chip was new but the board is 2 months old. He only had one of them. Sorry.
     
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    i7 900 cost a couple of hundred bucs i7 800 series run about 150 and up (motherboards)
    If you look hard enough i was finding 860's used for 160.00 and up (chips)
     
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    2600K chips I was finding for around $400.00 to over $500.00 just for the dam chip.
     
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    Ok but he says he doesn't guarantee the OC on it.
    The cheaper route now is a i7-860 or 870 chip and just get it to 3.8GHZ and it will be a good bigadv rig.
     
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    hmm...3.8? Is that assuming i run under air? What if I run it under a custom water cooling loop?

    And what kind of PPD are we talking about? And power consumption compared to a 470?
     
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    Depends my i7 960 is under water and it runs 4.2GHZ with just a small bump in volts for points I would say around 30K or a little more.
    My i7 870 now is on air 4.0ghz runs around 53C and puts out about 30K in points. Thats with the it sitting by the window and having it open on cold nights and run the window ac on days it gets above 78F
    Buck can comment on this better than me he has more bigadv rigs and most of his are on air.
     
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    I'm tempted to get the 920 link I posted. I'm sur no one would guarantee an OC. And everyone seems to say that batch is knon for OC'ing well. What say?
     
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    Buck what are the new chips going to be like in points for folding I haven't read to much about them yet? Any idea what points we can expect from them?
     
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    I say it's your money spend it like you want to. I know triple channel memory is more the motherboards will cost more. The cheaper and just as good route to go is the 800's chips I think. I spent less on mine than I would have if I bought a i7 900's series chip and board with memory.

    Here's a new i7 800 chip now on ebay http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=230557749531&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT
    Plus the 800's are 95watt the 900's are 125 or 130watt not sure which (130watt)
     
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    crap here is another combo deal maybe not that great of a motherboard but just keep looking like I did and you will find a good one.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/Buy-Intel-Core-...-45-/260711319062?pt=CPUs&hash=item3cb39b0616



    Damm good deal http://cgi.ebay.com/Intel-Core-i7-9...ENE-/380301974995?pt=CPUs&hash=item588bc39dd3



    And another good deal http://cgi.ebay.com/Intel-i7-920-EVGA-X58-Thermaltake-/170585521101?pt=CPUs&hash=item27b7b07bcd
    This is a steal here good chip and nice motherboard 3 PciE slots with a good heatsink and fan
     
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    That looks like a great deal except for the motherboard. if it was a good one, I'd ahve got it.
     
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    Damm I might have to sell my 1055T setup keep my memory and buy that last deal thats a good deal for $350.00 dollars.
    That Evga X58 is a good motherboard I think. my opinion, some people dont like them.
     
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    You going for it? If not, I'll take it.
     

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