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post #1 of 10
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So I need a cheap gpu for folding that I can stick in my parents computer. I need to keep it under $100 and it has to be able to run on a 500w PSU (shouldn't be a problem).

I was thinking either a gt 520 or gt 430, but maybe someone has a better suggestion. I've been out of the loop for a few months on what cards fold better than others so I was looking for a little help, Thanks OCN.
post #2 of 10
Pick up a couple of ATI 4800 series?
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post #3 of 10
Could find a 5770 for under 100.
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post #4 of 10
PNY 9800gt $45 shipped.Makes 4k to 5.2k ppd.
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You could pick up a GTX 460 SE from EVGA's B-Stock for 89 bucks + shipping. Unless you are really concerned about warranties, thats an amazing ppd/dollar card.

http://www.evga.com/products/prodlist.asp?switch=20

Thatll do much better than a gt430.
post #6 of 10
I've got 2 4830's I'll sell you. I just got my 6970 in and don't really have a use for them.
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post #7 of 10
450 (or even 460 if you can find one).

The 430 is much more expensive per PPD. The 520 isn't worth it really unless you're space constrained (I have 1, because I needed ~30W max draw in a single slot low profile - and that's all that fits the bill that can still fold. It gets ~2.3k).
post #8 of 10
9800GTX+ 512.Makes 6.5kppd.$60 shipped.
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Originally Posted by pangolinman View Post
You could pick up a GTX 460 SE from EVGA's B-Stock for 89 bucks + shipping. Unless you are really concerned about warranties, thats an amazing ppd/dollar card.

http://www.evga.com/products/prodlist.asp?switch=20

Thatll do much better than a gt430.
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post #10 of 10
You could try to find a GTS450 for that price. about 8-9k ppd. Probably one of the best bang for your buck folders.
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