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post #1 of 101
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Hello all,

I am relatively new to folding (read: zero experience), and am currently looking to build a folding rig based around the 2500k, i know that the 2600k is a better folder, but the 2500k is what i will be working with, my current chip can do 4.5ghz easily at sub 1.25v and i think it has the gonads to do 5ghz 24/7 for folding.

I have a rig from about 5 years ago, i will be scraping the AMD 3500+, Ram and Mobo, but what i will be keeping is the HDD and video card, as i dont think the case will support the cooler i plan to get...

This is the PSU:

I kinda doubt it would support a sandybridge setup as it only has one 4pin cpu power connector, so i very well might have to get a new PSU as well -.-

It has a X1950XTX, but im thinking of scraping that also to free up room, as it is a massive graphics card.

Look to the following websites to provide pricing please:
PCCG
StaticICE (model number search for best prices)

So it looks like i will need the following:

Cheap case (looks dont matter, able to support a D14 or SA)
4 or 8gb of ram, which every is better
cheap Z68 mobo that is still a good clocker
PSU (only really needs to run the cpu, but with headroom to run a graphics card)
CPU cooler

Any help would be greatly appreciated guys!

Cheers,

Ishi
post #2 of 101
You don't need a Z68 board for folding. Stick with a P67 to save money. You'll need 4GB of RAM, possibly 8GB just because of the minor price difference. Throw an NVIDIA 550 or a 460SE in there for a great folder for the money as your video output.

a 4-pin power connector CAN power a SB build but your OC might be limited by it, and depending on the exact MoBo you get it may prevent you from booting without an 8-pin.

Just some quick suggestions (I'll leave shopping around to you):
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?...ducts_id=17702
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?...ducts_id=16509
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?...ducts_id=12918
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post #3 of 101
If this is a dedicated bigadv folder (and I think it is ), you'll want to stay away from expensive gpu's. GPU's will drag your cpu performance down, and don't play nice with linux for folding anyways.

One of my 2600k's are folding at 4.6ghz with a 350w old azz psu with a 4 pin connector. Your psu should work.

z68 boards are more expensive, so if you have a gpu already, you might as well go with a p67 board. I'd suggest an asus p8p67 because I've had good luck with those.

Ram... fast as you can get. 4gb minimum.

I'll look at your sites when I have more time
post #4 of 101
I'm going to have to go against the other 2 and say a z68 board is worth the extra money, specifically for a dedicated 2600k rig. With a p67 board I was using just over 250w, now with my z68 board I use just over 200w. that comes out to $40 a year in electricity savings where I live.
 
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post #5 of 101
Thread Starter 
Thanks for all the replys so far guys!

Really appreciate it!

Do you guys think this case will house the Silver Arrow?



it comes with the 450w litepower PSU.
post #6 of 101
corsair psu or bust. also run caseless like a bawse.
post #7 of 101
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...amma%20classic

NZXT Gamma Classic. It has good airflow, cheap and holds my D14 just fine.
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post #8 of 101
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Citra View Post
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...amma%20classic

NZXT Gamma Classic. It has good airflow, cheap and holds my D14 just fine.
That thing looks like a Robot head out of futurama, lol

It is not available of PCCG though.

How does this list look guys?

post #9 of 101
You could possibly find cheaper similar quality RAM.

Other than that very good cheap folder you have there.
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post #10 of 101
I recommend 2133Mhz RAM if you can find it.
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