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Title says it all. I was thinking either a 2600K or a 2500K because they are decent price and they are wicked for folding. I need to get off this X4 and go i7 for because my friend is on Fermi with his GTX 590.
    
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2500k
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Off-topic (maybe): for efficient folding you want to do it on Nvidia GPUs, not on CPUs. Even a 4.5GHz 2600K won't come close to a GTX 590. The X4 you have and 2-3 560Ti would probably do better than a 2600K and one 560Ti.
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Off-topic (maybe): for efficient folding you want to do it on Nvidia GPUs, not on CPUs. Even a 4.5GHz 2600K won't come close to a GTX 590. The X4 you have and 2-3 560Ti would probably do better than a 2600K and one 560Ti.
Are you kidding? 2500K's would be more power efficient and make more PPD than a 590. A 590 makes as much PPD as two 460's, and the power consumption is quite a bit more.
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2600k
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2600k.
Mbud is spot on - GPUs are NEVER and I repeat NEVER more efficient PPD/watt than CPU's.
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Quote:
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Off-topic (maybe): for efficient folding you want to do it on Nvidia GPUs, not on CPUs. Even a 4.5GHz 2600K won't come close to a GTX 590. The X4 you have and 2-3 560Ti would probably do better than a 2600K and one 560Ti.


A 4.5 2600k will blow a 590 out of the water. You can do 6903/4 with a 2600k. I'm getting ~78k ppd on my 2600k right now doing a 6903.

Don't bother with a 2500k if you really want to fold. Bite the bullet and spend the money.
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Mach, me, mbud all know our folding stuff.
A 2600k cooled sufficiently at 4.7GHz can get amazing PPD.
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E5400 64 bucks
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