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If your GF (I assume that it's your GF in your profile pic) is trying to make you stop folding then dump her. She is not worth it.

I hope that you get it sorted out MoonPig:toast:
 

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If your GF (I assume that it's your GF in your profile pic) is trying to make you stop folding then dump her. She is not worth it.

I hope that you get it sorted out MoonPig:toast:
Absolutely. And because we're such a great community where we look out for each other, I will take her off your hands. Just for the great cause of folding.
 
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Yea, she's demanding more sex and less folding.

I fought for us, but she over-powered me.
 

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Yea, she's demanding more sex and less folding.

I fought for us, but she over-powered me.
How sad. Must suck to be in your situation.
 

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Id say 200 is the max budget for a chip
 
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From what I understand, you're about a month away from Sandy Bridge. Why not wait?
 

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Id say 200 is the max budget for a chip
I'll keep a look out. In the meanwhile, if you decide to get a LGA 1366 motherboard instead, this is a great deal:
http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1569065

i7 930 w/ Corsair H50 (liquid cooling) for $210, shipped. I'm sure you can bring it down a little to within your budget.
Sale thread has proof of processor running stable at 4Ghz.
 

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Hmm that wouldn't be bad either. Id rather go 1366 but boards and ram are more.. they would be worth it though I think.
 

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From a point of view of futureproofing, I don't think it matters if Sandy Bridge will be running on a new socket. However, I don't follow Intel news much so I don't know what they have in mind.
I do know that AMD Bulldozer has been announced to run on a new socket (AM3r2), for which I am very sad :(. Means I'll have to get a new motherboard too if and when I upgrade to them.
 

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Im not worrying about being futerproof. Is their a difference in speeds between 1366 and 1156?
 

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I highly doubt the motherboard or the socket would play any noticeable role in speed.
 

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Nah im talking like triple channel ram. I found alot of D0's 920's for around 180-190 and I found a i7 860 for 190 shipped. 1366 boards are cheap used as well. I don't know what to do? :(
 

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The added bandwidth by dual and triple channel RAM is very little, and from what I've heard here, folding doesn't rely on RAM very much, so that should not matter at all.

Dual Channel:



Triple Channel:

 

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Its not just a folder though. Its going to be my main rig used for everything but bigadv is sweet so that's why im upgrading to a i7.
 
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Nah im talking like triple channel ram. I found alot of D0's 920's for around 180-190 and I found a i7 860 for 190 shipped. 1366 boards are cheap used as well. I don't know what to do? :(
Here and now CPU -bigadv folding - makes no difference if you go i860 or / i920 (run at same speed). With the X58 you have the possibility to upgrade to hex....

Edit: Just saw that it will not be a dedicated -bigadv folder. Still it does not make a difference but don't expect 37.000 PPD if you touch the keyboard. Any disturbance in CPU load will hit you hard. I lose 3 :00 TPF on a -bigadv (i920) if I run a GPU and I can only imagine what kind of impact "normal" use will have.

Study this -http://foldingforum.org/viewtopic.php?f=55&t=14757
 
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See my above post. I edited it. Barely any diff b/w dual and triple channel
 

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Duel channel actually has a lower latency.. I don't think ill be upgrading to a hex anytime soon id just switch to sandy bridge for that
 

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Yeah, but by seven nano seconds.
 
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sigh, overestimated my psu, think that is the majro problem,

when loading 2x275s and a 4ghz i7 the rig shuts down after 30mins of folding
but when only folding on one card and having the i7 @ 4ghz theres no problem

gonna get a good 900w+ with a massive single rail, 75Amps or more next time i get money
 

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Whats the wattage on your current PSU?
 
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sigh, overestimated my psu, think that is the majro problem,

when loading 2x275s and a 4ghz i7 the rig shuts down after 30mins of folding
but when only folding on one card and having the i7 @ 4ghz theres no problem

gonna get a good 900w+ with a massive single rail, 75Amps or more next time i get money
F..K. I know that you know that Fits has a nice Enermax...power supply is often thought as a secondary thing but next to a good mobo comes a decent PSU (run at max 80 % for 24/7, my 2c)
 
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Whats the wattage on your current PSU?
750w chiefter, but its not so much the wattage, my rails are devided on 4, with 18amps on each, want a strong single rail, might get ax1200w, then i have room for ANYTHING i wanna throw in the rig :laugh:

F..K. I know that you know that Fits has a nice Enermax...power supply is often thought as a secondary thing but next to a good mobo comes a decent PSU (run at max 80 % for 24/7, my 2c)
yeah gonna get that if he still has it around new year, its a effin nice psu, too bad they cost a fortune here in little DK

and yes, dunno wth i was thinking with this psu, i usually go total overkill with my psu.
 
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750w chiefter, but its not so much the wattage, my rails are devided on 4, with 18amps on each, want a strong single rail, might get ax1200w, then i have room for ANYTHING i wanna throw in the rig :laugh:



yeah gonna get that if he still has it around new year, its a effin nice psu, too bad they cost a fortune here in little DK

and yes, dunno wth i was thinking with this psu, i usually go total overkill with my psu.
Enermax MODU87+ 900W ...say no more...ahh maybe a Corsair Professional AX850W 850W (a bit cheaper)
 
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yeah that enermax is a bit expensive lol, i dont mind giving 200€ , but thats around the max, so gonna see if Fits still has the enermax around new year, that would be nice. 200$ total think.

ah yeah the ax850w, those are nice
 

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