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post #1 of 13
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Well after some RMA confusion I have an extra 1155 mobo so I thought I would build up a 24/7 folding rig. I was wondering what a good 1155 socket CPU would be? I'd like to keep it under the price of another 2500k, would one of those cheap dual cores work, like a g840 or i3-2100?
The only other thing I would need is a GPU as right now I only have my gtx 580 in my main gaming rig. Is a used GTX 260 worth it for a dedicated folder? Let me know what you guys think.
post #2 of 13
The dual core won't net a great deal of points, but the 260 would likely be worth it depending on the model.
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an i3-2100 would be more than enough as all you really have to worry about is feeding the information to GPU. If you already have a 260 then sure it would be worth folding with, buying one used isn't a great price per performance.
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Yeah, I was talking about buying a used gtx 260. What would do you think is a good sub $125 GPU?
post #5 of 13
You can get a GTX 460 from the marketplace for around $100. It'll net you 10k+ PPD.
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You can get a GTX 460 from the marketplace for around $100. It'll net you 10k+ PPD.
Yeah, I will probably go that route. How much of a difference is there between the g620 and the i3-2100? I mean besides the obvious .5ghz. Like real world performance on a rig the will strictly be used for folding. Is it worth the extra $50?
post #7 of 13
If you find a 768MB flavor of the GTX460, go with that since that's just as good for folding but draws less power.

I'd stick with the cheapest of them two and save up for a 2600K to stick into that board at later date.
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post #8 of 13
2600k and the cheapest gpu you can find just for a monitor.

The board is a p8p67?
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2600k and the cheapest gpu you can find just for a monitor.

The board is a p8p67?
Yeah, its a p8p67, exact same as my sig. I'm not sure about a 2600k though, I mean I don't even have one in my main rig.
post #10 of 13
I'd sell the 1155 board and buy a 560Ti or 570 (or even another 580 to SLI) to go in your main rig with the money you would have spent on the 460, RAM, PSU etc to get the rig going and the proceeds from the sale.

Anything less than a 2500k or a hex isn't worth folding on IMO because the PPD/W is too high and the PPD/$ is too low.
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