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I saw this motherboard on Newegg:

ASUS Crosshair IV Formula AM3 AMD 890FX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131644

Heres what I was thinking: Right now, I have two cards in my rig. I game but I also fold. (I have my GTS 250 folding all the time unless I play Mafia 2) I'll have my GTX 460 fold too when I web browse like now. If I were to buy this board, would it be okay if I just bought say two more GTX 460's and just let them fold, while my main can still play the games like usual? This way, I don't have to build new rigs to fold and get more points while getting good performance in games like normal with my main GTX 460. I'd lose my ability to SLI like I can with this motherboard, but I'd be getting a ton more points for Folding. Is this silly or not a bad idea?
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post #2 of 5
As far as feasibility, silly.

But if folding is your top priority, it could be a good move.
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Any idea what kinda power I would need? Wheres Phaedrus when ya need him?? My guess, with my certain CPU and GPUx3, Possibly 800w or so?
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Originally Posted by XanderDylan View Post
Any idea what kinda power I would need? Wheres Phaedrus when ya need him?? My guess, with my certain CPU and GPUx3, Possibly 800w or so?
BAM. Phaedrus clone activate!
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Originally Posted by iEATu View Post
You aint Phaedrus!! Haha I know about it, I came across that thread. I'm still trying to understand how this scale works. I'm a blonde, I need time with this.

BAM, I understand it.
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Sandisk Z400s Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM 64MB Cache Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache Windows 10 Pro 
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