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post #11 of 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by racer86;13887099 
all 3 of the server boards that allow overclocking cost WAY too much lol plus i got a realy good deal on my board but no OC options.

I see. Like everyone else said, duals for gaming and quads for folding. 2.33 won't be a huge bottleneck for most games, but the difference between that and 3.2 would definitely be noticeable.
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post #12 of 28
I would go the 8 cores because you can get better folding numbers out of it and then it will still game pretty well...

I know you said no OC'ing however it will help if you get to the point that games are lacking.
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I guess you will be passing me in folding soon!
 
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post #14 of 28
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by BWG;13887145 
I guess you will be passing me in folding soon!

If i go dual quad and set up the big adv its quite possible lol

if I can find the right quads for cheap I MIGHT manage a small OC prolly 2.3-2.6 depending on the chip but with no bios OC options itll be difficult tongue.gif
Edited by racer86 - 6/15/11 at 5:10pm
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Quads.
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post #16 of 28
8 core of course!
post #17 of 28
My vote's on 8 Cores - for folding~ and future-proofing.
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8 cores.
    
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thanks guys looks like its 8 cores lol any ideas on psu? im thinkn good 700w-800w for a 4870x2 4 drives dual quads and prolly 8-12gb of memory
post #20 of 28
Hmmm, 1 4870 suggests like 500, but that is totally overkill. I think you may want to opt for 1000 with all that hardware. What does everyone else think?

Especially if you fold everything!
 
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