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Go for it and buy later a Accelero Xtreme Plus
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Don't pay more then 200$.

You can find them pretty cheap even on CL.
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The newer 580 pulls the same amount of power. ~6 watts less. Why do people say it takes less? - Because it runs cooler -> and why is that? - BECAUSE IT HAS A BETTER HEATSINK (vapour chamber).

I am planning to get a 480 in the future but under water for sure.
Because if one says it, they all start saying it

I run two, air cooled. With no heat problems, at all

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What attracts me to the 480 is low inital cost and good ppd.It really seems that this gpu is quite controversial.I will keep looking for deals before any purchase.
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post #25 of 35
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Because if one says it, they all start saying it

I run two, air cooled. With no heat problems, at all


Ya good point. There are a lot of followers on here. Plus nice cards!!!
Edited by AMC - 8/13/11 at 3:52pm
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post #26 of 35
Definitely keep an eye out for NE's openbox deals.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...abStoreType=99
 
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I have 3 and love them all almost equally. Get the ones from evga b stock
 
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I did have 2x GTX 460's and 1 GTX 480 in my old machine folding(Q6600). I have since replace my folding rig with a of I7 2600. It was nothing to do with heat as the three cards ran 24*7 with no problem air cooled(The machine wasn't quite). The main problem was my power consumption (cost) for the points I was getting. I had no over clocks on the cards and also the GTX480 I have squeals like a pig under load. But the rig was good for approx 9k each PPD for the GTX460's and about 15K PPD on the GTX480. With power around the 600-700w mark. One i7 2600 brings in 58K on big units every approx 2.5 days @stock using less than 200w.
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I will also do -bigadv as long as I do not have to do any hacks (they talk about the end of 8 core/thread -bigadv folding) when this happens I will just go smp with the i7's I have and get a 12 core/threads cpu if I decide to devote the time to big bigadv.

This is just about what to use for gpu folding. Stanford needs all different kinds of work done.Some projects get completed on gpu's and some are suitable for cpu (and certain types of cpu's).There is no question that gpu folding of any type cannot beat cpu folding for watt/ppd but the gpu projects need to get done also.Think of how it would be if only the high paying cpu work was getting done. I think Stanford is looking at this way folding is taking a turn (meaning too many people are ignoring the gpu work in favor of better paying cpu work).I am under no illusion that there are cheaper ways to get points but the gpu side has attractive features also (better deadline policies,easier to just stop the work for a while) These features are attractive to me.
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The newer 580 pulls the same amount of power. ~6 watts less. Why do people say it takes less? - Because it runs cooler -> and why is that? - BECAUSE IT HAS A BETTER HEATSINK (vapour chamber).
So basically if you consider one with a good heatsink, say my Gigabyte SOC w/ the tricooler, then basically the 480 has no more power or heat issues than a 580?
    
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