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

  1. [Ion]

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    It should be a pretty sweet card for FAH. Although, with the ability to get a GTX460_768 for sub-$150, IMO a pair of GTX460s makes the most sense still.
     
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    Now imagine if we got the 9xx work units back! :eek:
     
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    True...that would be ~100 PPD/$ (~30k+ PPD & ~$300)! :eek:

    I got close to 15k PPD on the 9xxs on my lowly GTS450
     
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    When I first read this, I didn't want to agree with you based on what I hoped the 560 would be. Then I read the reviews, and the power consumption really jumps from the 460 to the 560. Although I haven't seen any Folding results for the 560 yet, I don't think it's going to be all that much better than the 460 and I expect it to have the same problems with the "big" WU's. GTS450<GTX460<GTX470<GTX570<GTX580

    BTW, anyone else expecting a GTX550? (renamed GTX460)
     
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    I do expect 560 to fold better than 470, but once the 470 prices drop, there should be a good $100 price difference between the two.
     
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    No way. Maybe on 9xx WU's, but not on average. Remember, the 560 is only a full bore GF104. I will be surprised if it makes it to 12K on the big WU's, which I think are the future of GPU Folding.
     
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    Okay, so i got my first good month down with the new i7 rig all built, and well my mom just got the power bill yesterday and it was a good $60 bucks higher and boy was she pissed. It was obviously from my rig because it was taken apart all of december and just got it up and running towards end of december.

    She's going to make me start paying for the power usage per month if i continue to fold and honestly i can't afford it. I've been applying for jobs everywhere around here, and cannot get one for anything and neither can my friends my age. Hopefully i can get one sometime soon so i can continue to fold.

    I feel bad as i haven't been all that dedicated to the team, but whenever i've gotten the chance i've done it. Im sorry i can't fold for now guys, but hopefully i'll be back someday once i get a job. :cry:

    Hopefully the 600k points i put in did something good and hopefully helped get us that much closer to findings new cures :D Keep folding for those of you that can! It's a great community here :respect:
     
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    First of all, there's no way your rig could draw that much power. From what I hear, power in the mid-west is dirt cheap. At 9 cents per kwh (what we pay) and a 400w draw (what my rig was w/ a GTX260 & 9600GT & @ 3.8ghz), it would cost $23 a month to run it 24/7. I could see yours sucking down even $25 in electricity, but not really much more than that.

    At least you were told you could continue folding if you paid for it, I was never given that option :shadedshu
     
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    :laugh:
     
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    Hmm. I know the bill was like $112 the month before, and this month it was like $16? something i forget but it went up quite a bit.
     
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    lol...it was just funny the way you put it.
     
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    I think the open window had more to do with it than Folding. I Fold over winter and my bill has not changed from years before I was Folding.
     
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    So i managed to get the asus M4A79T Deluxe for $89 (cheap?) It is 4months old, comes with receipt/everything you would get if brought new and its still under warranty. Now im ready to rock!
     
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    I can do the math if you want, but it shouldn't cost anywhere near that much ;)
     
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    Yes, I'd love the console version. This systray client actually works pretty well. I'm getting about 19,500 PPD with a GTX 580 and the newer 6xxx wu's.
     
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    One GTX580 ~= 8800GTS(512) + 8800GT(256) + (2) 9600gso's(384):twitch:
     
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    My PPD is taking a huge hit as I am practicing for a huge LAN that is right around the corner.

    But look for it to shoot up soon, as the 2nd GTX 460 just showed up, and I will be purchasing no less than 2 GTX 295's during the LAN from people who have upgraded, or want to sell before 6990 and GTX 590 come out and they become worthless.
     
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    So nearly 20k PPD?
    Oh wow, that's amazing!!

    So you'll be at ~80k PPD once all is said and done?
     
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    I hope, but I have to divvy up the equipment between 2 people, (my brother and father) have both decided they would like gaming rigs, and I have the spare parts, so they will be going to gaming machines that I will use a RC (Remote Console) to set them to fold when they are not gaming. All the same I do hope to double my PPD from 30k+ to 60 k.
     
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    That's regrettable, but I guess it's the appropriate thing to do. 60k is definitely a significant improvement regardless! :rockout:
     
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    Dam, not fair! I've spent all this time collecting cards, and trying to build folding boxes... 2x285s + 3x260s + 9800gtx, and that's probably only like 50k. Dam. Oh well, when you're poor, you just do what ever you have to........
    Edit: jeez, realized yes, actually only about 40k, dam.....
     
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    3 260s should be at least 21-24k, 2 285s should be another 18k and the 9800 should be ~6k....so that's more like 45k at least :)
     
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