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post #1 of 44
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Reality hit home and I'm dedicating this summer to folding. I'll be selling my rig shortly and building something more folding-optimized but I'm not sure what's going to pull in the most ppd (that's the measure of how much work that's actually being done right? or is that workloads... both?)
I've seen i7-2600k's pull in more ppd than GPU's and I've been especially confused by this. I'm still reading through the folding essentials but I'd like to get started as soon as possible on the hardware, considering shipping time (sounds like lost ppd to me).

My budget is whatever my rig may be worth. I also have a spare case, 550w psu, 4gb DDR3 and a cooler lying around. Not sure if I'll use all of it, maybe mix and match with my current rig and some new parts but I don't even know where to go with it all. Any help is much appreciated.

On a completely unrelated note, I'm looking at AMD's new APU's (hopefully an Asus or Toshiba). Can I fold on that too?
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post #2 of 44
The 2600k is indeed a good choice; you can hit very high PPD (and even more if using Linux) and the PPD/Watt is far greater than most GPUs.
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post #3 of 44
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That's what I was afraid of. An i7-2600k would seriously cut into my budget but if it pulls in the most ppd for my money, how can I say no?
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post #4 of 44
If you'looking for a entirely new build awesome in folding and everything else a 2600k and a gtx560 would be your best option limo.not too expensive any great in all you can throw it. Do you already have a budget number? We can help you out choosing some parts if you like. For that,can you give some more info on the hardware you already have laying around? Those ram sticks and psu for instance?

Edit: just noticed you linked the hardware damn tapatalk
And z is right too
Edited by matroska - 6/20/11 at 3:42pm
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post #5 of 44
Even a 2500k would be handy enough 40-50k PPD for one of them is possible.
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post #6 of 44
I read some articles about dual Sandy Bridge cpu mobo's from EVGA, or perhaps something that moves you into 12 core (or 6/6)land.I do not think it is too early to decide if you are going to move that way with your folding work.When I say "early" what I mean is we still do have our 8 thread bigadv work but we have been given notice that it could end.
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post #7 of 44
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A dual-socket 1155 board is probably going out of my price range
I just can't believe how much ppd sandy bridge puts out. Not sure if I can swing for the i7 but the 2500k should be doable. Now is that the GTX560 or the Ti? What's going to give me more ppd for my dollar?
Like I said, all I have is my sig rig and the various parts I named. Maybe $100-200 on top of that but that's it. Gotta pay that electric bill somehow

edit: Oh and it's got to be decently quiet. I'm planning on letting this run overnight (too bad the weather's heating up tho >___<).
Edited by crashnburn_819 - 6/20/11 at 5:40pm
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post #8 of 44
iirc, gts 450 or gtx 460 have the best price/ppd. could be wrong though i'm still rather new to folding.
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post #9 of 44
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Oh that's interesting. Would i7-2600k+GTS450 be a better bet?

edit: I think the Cooler Master HAF 912 is going to be my best bet. Reasonable price, cable management and 200mm fan mounts. Really need this thing nice and quiet for overnight operation. I think Gigabyte's 560 has the best cooler for the money but it'll take more reading into. I don't know if my Balder's as quiet as I'd like it but FrostyTech's top 10 quietest coolers doesn't support 1155.
edit: I stand corrected. Scythe's Zipang 2 supports 1156 (and therefore 1155right?). Might need a separate bracket tho...
Edited by crashnburn_819 - 6/20/11 at 7:02pm
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post #10 of 44
I have a folding rig that consists of a 2600K and a gts 450, recently, i have stopped folding on the 450 because the 2600K brings in more ppd with all 8 cores working instead of only 7 cores with one core given to the 450. Im currently pulling 51K ppd running bigadv on the 2600K.
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