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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...
I currently have a 2600k @ 4.7GHz Running with 7 cores and 2 gts 450s, in the same machine. They run like a dream together, and net me about 65-75k ppd running bigadv and the cards not overclocked. For bang for the buck you can’t go wrong with this setup IMO. They key being you don’t need a huge psu (the gpus only need 1 6pin each and only use about the same power as a 9800) mine is currently running off of an ocz modxtreme 600w.

Basically grab 2 gts450s and a 2600k and a nice cooler for it and you would be set. But that’s just my opinion from a folding standpoint.

AMD SLI Guru ran all of his 2600ks with h50s wich are about 50 bucks or less still.
Edited by Lutro0 - 6/20/11 at 7:23pm
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I currently have a 2600k @ 4.7GHz Running with 7 cores and 2 gts 450s, in the same machine. They run like a dream together, and net me about 65-75k ppd running bigadv and the cards not overclocked. For bang for the buck you can’t go wrong with this setup IMO. They key being you don’t need a huge psu (the gpus only need 1 6pin each and only use about the same power as a 9800) mine is currently running off of an ocz modxtreme 600w.

Basically grab 2 gts450s and a 2600k and a nice cooler for it and you would be set. But that’s just my opinion from a folding standpoint.

AMD SLI Guru ran all of his 2600ks with h50s wich are about 50 bucks or less still.
Huh thanks for that info. That's some serious food for thought since I already have a ModXtreme 600w. An i7 mobo with 2 pci-e x8/x8 shouldn't be too much more than what I had in mind. I might have to start with just one GTS 450 tho.
Is the H50 the best bet for quiet operation? IIRC Corsair released new all-in-one coolers (as did other manufacturers). Are they worth looking into as well or is the H50 the best bang-for-buck? It goes for about $55 new AR

edit: reading reviews, it looks like the H60 is quieter and still reasonably priced. Perfect!
Edited by crashnburn_819 - 6/20/11 at 8:18pm
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post #13 of 44
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Huh thanks for that info. That's some serious food for thought since I already have a ModXtreme 600w. An i7 mobo with 2 pci-e x8/x8 shouldn't be too much more than what I had in mind. I might have to start with just one GTS 450 tho.
Is the H50 the best bet for quiet operation? IIRC Corsair released new all-in-one coolers (as did other manufacturers). Are they worth looking into as well or is the H50 the best bang-for-buck? It goes for about $55 new AR
Im sure there might be better cooling options (I run a rs240 rasa kit) as overall the sandy chips run alot cooler than the prev gen. I only mentioned the h50 because I personally know a good freind (amd sli guru) ran alot of his farms with them, and he has his clocked at 4.8-5.0GHz, and also because they are cheap and easily obtained.

And honestly a good t.r.u.e. with 1156/1155 brackets would be awesome. You can find used thermalright ultra extreme and megahelams for around 50 here in the marketplace if you look around. You will have to buy the bracket set as well though.

About the boards, you can def find a nice double pcie slot board for under 200 easily. Hope some of this helps bud!
Edited by Lutro0 - 6/20/11 at 7:55pm
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As sweet as that rasa kit looks, I think the cooler/case I'll need is going to push me over-budget. Is a megahalem/true/etc going to beat the H60 in acoustics?
I'm still actively researching a little bit of everything right now. School made me pretty stagnant tech-wise so I have a lot of reading to do
This $105 MSI board looks pretty decent. Any reason for spending more or less on another board?
edit: Gigabyte's dual-fan GTS 450 looks pretty sweet, especially if I want to run multi-GPU in the future.
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If you are interested in a GTS 450, I HIGHLY recommend the MSI Cyclone. They have great cooling, fairly quiet, and are ideal if you intend to run multiple GPUs in the same case. I have two systems, each running 3 of them together folding, overclocked above the factory OC. And, in my opinion, they look great in a windowed case.
    
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post #16 of 44
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As sweet as that rasa kit looks, I think the cooler/case I'll need is going to push me over-budget. Is a megahalem/true/etc going to beat the H60 in acoustics?
I'm still actively researching a little bit of everything right now. School made me pretty stagnant tech-wise so I have a lot of reading to do
This $105 MSI board looks pretty decent. Any reason for spending more or less on another board?
edit: Gigabyte's dual-fan GTS 450 looks pretty sweet, especially if I want to run multi-GPU in the future.
I might be wrong but that’s the same msi board that my bud used on his farm boards. He swears by the msi boards, I personally only have experience with the gigabyte boards.

And I have 2 of those dual fan gigabyte cards and they run nice, but the ones I got didnt overclock as nice as I would like.... I would suggest the msi cyclones for the reasons of the quote below, but honestly if you dont plan on overclocking it, just get a card with a high clock and decent cooler and you should be fine.

Also feel free to pm me if you have any questions bud!

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If you are interested in a GTS 450, I HIGHLY recommend the MSI Cyclone. They have great cooling, fairly quiet, and are ideal if you intend to run multiple GPUs in the same case. I have two systems, each running 3 of them together folding, overclocked above the factory OC. And, in my opinion, they look great in a windowed case.
I own a few gts450s and out of all of them my cyclones have to be by far my favorite ones for all of the reasons you listed.
Edited by Lutro0 - 6/21/11 at 4:01am
post #17 of 44
I have an MSI Cyclone also, and it really is quiet. Now the temps in my room have gone up a little with summer etc I've had to drop the clocks down somewhat though - it's pretty much sitting at it's factory overclock as it fails units any higher. I'm hoping I'll be able to up it a little when the weather cools down, but as it never gets above 60C on the core at the moment I'm not sure if it'll help.

I also have a Zotac card - and despite its lower factory overclock it will hit much higher clockspeeds with less voltage than the MSI. It is a little louder though.
post #18 of 44
Ok, I know all these guys are recommending gpu folding to go with your (planned) 2600k, but here's my opinion:

Don't do any GPU folding. The electricity use, heat, and noise from it is just way too much.

You can be nearly silent w/o gpu folding. I have an h50 with noctua 120mm push pull, and I can hardly hear it.

I'm getting a consistent 60K PPD running just bigadv in linux. Unless you decide to game on the machine as well, the added electricity cost of gpu folding that machine isn't worth it (imo). Spend the money on quality (FAST) ram. Get a z68 board with onboard graphics, and it doesn't have to be an expensive one.

All the parts you have already are fine.
post #19 of 44
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I know all these guys are recommending gpu folding to go with your (planned) 2600k
Don't put words in our mouths. We were recommending a video card IF he wished to purchase.
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The electricity use, heat, and noise from it is just way too much.
It depends on the card model, your budget, and which F@H clients you use.

It would be best though, to concentrate on CPU power first, with GPU Folding as an option. And yes, PPD/watt is much better with Sandy Bridge than any GPU.
    
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post #20 of 44
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Don't put words in our mouths. We were recommending a video card IF he wished to purchase. It depends on the card model, your budget, and which F@H clients you use.
Hah.. I wasn't putting any words in your mouth. If you want to argue that by telling him what card to buy you weren't telling him to gpu fold, well, that's silliness... and anyway, my comments were directed at the thread in general, not you in particular.

It doesn't matter what card he folds on... folding one will use more electricity and be louder than not folding one.

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Oh and it's got to be decently quiet. I'm planning on letting this run overnight
Again I say: cpu folding only. Very quiet. The slight hum of my nf-p12's is quite soothing, actually
Edited by mach1 - 6/21/11 at 7:36am
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