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Just wanted to get your opinion on this.

AsRock M3A770DE Motherboard: $60

Gigabyte GTX 460 768MB: $150

Antec BP550 PSU: $50

G.Skill NS 2GB DDR3: $20

AMD Sempron 140: $39

Kingston DataTraveler 4GB Flash Drive: $8

Case (will buy locally): $30

OS: Ubuntu Linux: free

Subtotal: $357
Total: $398 (darn shipping costs)

I would be adding another GTX 460 768MB in the future. Will the PSU handle it? This will be on folding 24/7, but nothing else.
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Yes it will be able to handle it.
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I will over-clock the cards as high as I can, possibly even increasing voltage. I want to get over 20,000 PPD.
    
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Yes you can, I've been folding my GTX 460 1 gig overclocked/volt with a 480 watt psu for about 5 months now. But I doubt you can get 20K ppd. more like 11K ppd or less.
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Get a 430w PSU and save some cash, then get a better 460,
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Get a 430w PSU and save some cash, then get a better 460,
Um, may I ask why? 768MB only gets slightly lower PPD. The motherboard can accommodate two GPUs.
    
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You should get around 22k ppd with 2 GTX 460(768MB) oc to 900 core without any problems.
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post #8 of 34
No better card to fold on, but you'll have to use molex-6 pin for the second 460, unless you want to use two 450/550's instead.
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that CPU is a single core, won't a SLI setup need more CPU?
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post #10 of 34
This is what I would do, although slightly more expensive I think it has more room for the future.

This motherboard for lots of pci-e slots (go oopen box its <$150)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130274

Cheap used AMD dual/tri core <$50

Larger power supply.

It would add probably $150 more to the build but now you have room for 3 more cards to throw in whenever.
    
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