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post #21 of 28
Yeah, I haven't messed with the voltage yet. If I can get it to 950/1900 with the stock cooler I'd be happy. I'm looking to go WC but that's a bit further off.
post #22 of 28
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Right, this is the plan.

Get a Athlon X2 and see if it will unlock, (would an unlocked sempron suffice?)

Get 1 460 first then scour ebay for a cheaper second card
( I would like a 560 but there is a price issue and this is a budget build hence the recycled parts)

Overclock the 460(s)

Leave running 24/7 . . .
    
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Im in the same boat as you....going off to Uni so stocking up on folding gear.

I'm in the process of buying an i7 970 to replace my 920 and im adding a GTX580 (hopefully) to my dual GTX460s.
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Hi, just an update.

Got the motherboard installed along with PSU and an old HDD

Pics !



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Here is one of the PSU, its quite old and I will need to find a 4 pin extender for the processor power supply.




Although the specs are quite low, it ran my old i3 and 4870 for about a year without any problems so it should be able to take a 450/460 (or two )

I also have a AC Freezer based cooler so I should be able to get a decent overclock on whatever chip I decide to get.

(I really need to find the DVD bay blank as it would look better imo, like a faceless folding maching)

Oh, is there a way to control a folding rig remoteley from another pc not on a LAN?, if so I would love to know.
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post #25 of 28
Honestly i feel the best folding is bigadv folding. Get a 2600k 4.8ghz+ and fold on that. I feel for the power requirements and cost and points this is the most effective route.

Just my opinion though.
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Oh, is there a way to control a folding rig remoteley from another pc not on a LAN?, if so I would love to know.
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Can't believe no one has pointed out the OCN For Sale/Wanted forum, video section. Plenty of really well priced used video cards on there, with knowledgeable sellers. Check it out, you can get yourself a great card (from the UK!) on there!
post #28 of 28
My GTS450 puts out about 9-10k ppd depending on the WU I get. I got mine for $70 out of the OCN Marketplace.
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