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Bigadv folding is the way to go. Is really good PPD/$$ with the new 2?00k cpus. The only reason I fold with my GTX 580's is because of the team competition.
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It seems it would be more cost effective to just build a few 2600k rigs and add a single GPU. Lol, I look at the topic name. "$400" has pretty much been thrown out the window
It has, LOL. And for good reason: 2 GPUs is not enough. If I get two GTX 460 768MB that's 22,000 PPD. If I get a more expensive motherboard and get three instead that's 34,000. If I get the first cheap motherboard and two GTX 560 Ti that costs more and I get lower performance, not to mention higher power consumption. Now I see why people are recommending doing bigadv on the 2600K. You get around 46K PPD at 4.6GHz and at 5GHz 50K PPD.

Just did some easy calculations:

Core i7 2600K + MSI P67A-G43: $330
2GB RAM: $20
Xigmatek NRP-PC402: $35-40
Scythe Mugen 2: $40
4GB Flash Drive: $8

Total w/shipping: $565
PPD: ~45K-50K
Power consumption: <300W

AMD Sempron 140 + AsRock 890GX EXTREME4: $174
2GB RAM: $20
Antec TruePower New 650W: $80
4GB Flash Drive: $8
3x GTX 560 Ti: $690

Total w/shipping: $935
PPD: ~51K
Power consumption: <650W.

It just makes sense to do SMP with bigadv instead. So, 2600K it is. Thanks to all that helped.
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Just a suggestion I would go with gts 450 cards they run cooler get almost the same ppd and use less watts plus you can get them for 88 bucks on egg openbox so almost get 2 for the price of a gtx 460.
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Just a suggestion I would go with gts 450 cards they run cooler get almost the same ppd and use less watts plus you can get them for 88 bucks on egg openbox so almost get 2 for the price of a gtx 460.
OCed GTS 450: 8K PPD; OCed GTX 460 768MB: 12K PPD. Not even close. Two GTS 450s will use more power plus they'll take up more space. Anyway, I made my decision by now. I'm gonna make a 2600K bigadv folding rig. Consumes way less power and costs way less for the same PPD. To do what you can do in terms of PPD with one OCed 2600K you'd need three GTX 560 Ti.
    
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