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BUCK NASTY

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Newegg still has the EVGA 9800GTX+ Recertified for $129.00
This card will produce 6K PPD easily on a 384pt WU and are 55nm for better energy efficiency. Not as great PPD as a GTX260, but for alot less. Recertified cards are some of the best deals on the market today. I have purchased two of these and they are very hard workers;)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130432



(Recertified)EVGA 896-P3-1260-RX GeForce GTX 260 896MB(216 SP) for $174.99 w/free shipping


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130462

 
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I think you might be one of the few who can buy like $1000 worth of graphics cards just for folding. I cannot afford even on of those for my own use!
 

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Surely with all the cards you have you've cured cancer already :p
 
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How many WU on the 260?
Any WU list per card reference?
 
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How many WU on the 260?
Any WU list per card reference?
meh... not many that are up to date...
here are my GTX 260 192 capacities at 756MHZ core and 1566Mhz Shaders - same as a lower clocked gtx 216 core.
353 point WU - 8210 ppd
384 point WU - 6635 ppd
511 point WU - 5200 - 5300 ppd (around there).
 
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Just a "Buyer Beware" on the GTX260 listed here. It is not a Core 216, it is the 192SP model.
 
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you guys think those are deals? :roll:

i'll find you some deals. brb
 
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Oh man, those 4 9600 GSOs would make a good farm. Pair that with a cheap quad, and there was a mobo that Buck pointed out that had 4 PCI-e slots. We should make a sticky thread that has recommended mobo, processors, video cards. A guide to set up your own viable farm. There could still be threads about 'dream machines' but a good guide set up on best PPD/ $ and also /W. I think that'd be fairly handy.
 
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Everybody is a critic! :p Anyways, the thing about those GSOs is he said he was pricing them high to force a trade. Would probably be able to talk him down some. And as for the Fry's deal, it only lasts 2 more days and I bet you there is a limit to how many rebates you send in. I'm looking (sort of) at purchasing 4 9600 GSOs for a farm rig, and I don't even think I can get the ones from Fry's (Canadian and all that).
 

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and for the warranty BS...

make your own receipt. you can get anything RMAed.
 
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Oh man, those 4 9600 GSOs would make a good farm. Pair that with a cheap quad, and there was a mobo that Buck pointed out that had 4 PCI-e slots. We should make a sticky thread that has recommended mobo, processors, video cards. A guide to set up your own viable farm. There could still be threads about 'dream machines' but a good guide set up on best PPD/ $ and also /W. I think that'd be fairly handy.
That would be the MSI K9A2 Platinum AM2+/AM2 AMD 790FX ATX AMD Motherboard
 
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Was it? Oh man I don't know if I want to step into the AMD ring. It would be my first foray into them, and frankly the 'otherside' scares me. Sure there aren't any Intel versions of that? (It's more because I have a spare Intel proccy sitting about somewhere in my closet)
 
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That and the AMD board looks like its got the spacings to accept 4 dual slot coolers while the ASUS has 3 that can be dual slot and 1 that needs to be single slot. Feck. Might have to discover the wonderful world of AMD.
 
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That and the AMD board looks like its got the spacings to accept 4 dual slot coolers while the ASUS has 3 that can be dual slot and 1 that needs to be single slot. Feck. Might have to discover the wonderful world of AMD.
And someone needs to say what cases work for a load like this. Hopefully one that has lots of space and air flow. Would 2x 9800 GTX+ be better than 4 9600 GSO (96SP), especially when considering electric used?
 
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Technically 4 9600 GSOs (8800 GS equivalent) would equal roughly 18000 PPD, and its wattage combined for the cards would be 308.40. The 9800 GTXs would yield 12000 PPD and wattage would be 106.60. Should get 3 9800GTXs to get up to 18000 PPD and with a wattage of 159.90. Roughly 300 USD for 4 9600 GS0s vs 360 for 3 9800GTXs. Not sure which one would crank out more heat. Possibly the 4 9600 GSOs because there is 4, but they should be less demanding then the 9800 GTXs.
 
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I have an old case sitting around..I'm half tempted to build a Folding Rig..hmmmmm would someone care to make a build list?
 
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