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post #21 of 37
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Originally Posted by somebodysb2;13453933 
Can I have 2100/2500K/2600K and 460/6850/6870 and only run the CPU client?
(sorry I'm a noob at this)

Yeah definitely. If you're not going to fold on the GPU, might as well make it an ATi biggrin.gif

Go for a 2600K though if it's for folding. That way you can clock it nice and high, but also get in some gaming or other work without worrying that your bigadv won't finish on time
post #22 of 37
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Can I have 2100/2500K/2600K and 460/6850/6870 and only run the CPU client?
(sorry I'm a noob at this)

Yes you can have 460 without folding.
Between 2500k and 2600k, I'll choose 2600k:

- price is NOT much diff.
- 2500k : 4 cores / 4 threads --- 2600k: 4 cores / 8 threads ==> 2600k is MUCH better for folding ( bigadv work units)
post #23 of 37
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Originally Posted by sbinh;13453973 
Yes you can have 460 without folding.
Between 2500k and 2600k, I'll choose 2600k:

- price is NOT much diff.
- 2500k : 4 cores / 4 threads --- 2600k: 4 cores / 8 threads ==> 2600k is MUCH better for folding ( bigadv work units)

how about i3 2100? trying to keep costs as long as possible
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I want to build a nice, quiet 24/7 folding rig.

Budget: Keep it reasonable, I don't want to drop $1000+ USD on a folding rig

Objective: Bump me up to the top of the charts so I can hopefully win this:
http://www.overclock.net/computer-cases/1008783-chimp-challenge-win-lian-li-pc.html

Remember, this also doubles as a home computer for the family.

Case will need to be small and quiet, if possible make it mATX so it can be smaller, and most importantly, cheap. Cannot be more than $100 USD. heres a idea on hk prices:
http://www.jumbo-computer.com/pricelist.aspx?id=14

OS will be Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit.

The cpu cooler will be a small one, most likely a H50.

The RAM will probably a 4GB kit from a cheap but good brand (help me choose).

The CPU, MOBO, GPU and HDD will be up to use guys to choose, but again, keep it modest, this will never be used for uber high end 1337 gaming, instead, this will be used for: 24/7 folding, web browsing (YouTube, Facebook etc.), work (word, powerpoint, excel etc.).

Again, focus on parts which will give me the most folding points AND stay under budget AND run cool.

Thanks in advance!

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I'm fairly sure you'll want a "K" variant SB chip as they are unlocked and therefore can be overclocked for moar PPD wink.gif

The i3's are only 2 core / 4 thread, so at stock clock speed, the i3 2100 won't be able to to bigadv and will struggle to get 8K PPD frown.gif
post #26 of 37
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Originally Posted by sbinh;13453973 
Yes you can have 460 without folding.
Between 2500k and 2600k, I'll choose 2600k:

- price is NOT much diff.
- 2500k : 4 cores / 4 threads --- 2600k: 4 cores / 8 threads ==> 2600k is MUCH better for folding ( bigadv work units)

not much price difference? there is nearly a £100 price difference.

and the extra 4 thread give you less than 5% extra performance.
    
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cheap amd setup and a gtx 590 smile.gif
    
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post #28 of 37
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I might wait for BD since they will have 8 cores.

btw when is CC ending?
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post #29 of 37
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Originally Posted by BKsMassive;13454120 
not much price difference? there is nearly a £100 price difference.

and the extra 4 thread give you less than 5% extra performance.

Yup .. only $80-$90 (US dollars) here .... biggrin.gifbiggrin.gif


Intel Core i7 2600K LGA 1155 Boxed Processor $279.99
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0354587

Intel Core i5 2500K LGA 1155 Boxed Processor $179.99
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0354589

okie .. okie .. it's only $100 diff. biggrin.gif
Edited by sbinh - 5/10/11 at 10:05am
post #30 of 37
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I might wait for BD since they will have 8 cores.

btw when is CC ending?

may 15th i believe
     
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