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Want to Build a Folding/Media Server (probly linux driven) Recomendations on hardware

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So I built my PC and now I want to build a Folding Rig / Media Server for the house. I have a case (one I didnt use for my last PC) and 2 Video cards (Asus NVIDIA GTS450) that I am going to donate from my current PC so I can upgrade to something better in it. Probly not even going to have a monitor hooked up to it will VNC into it or something if needed. Any recommendations on hardware?

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i7 960 @ 3.2GHz Asus Rampage III Extream ROG Asus GTS 450 1GB DDR5 (X2) Corsair Dominator 6144MB DDR3 1866MHz 
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WD Black 1TB (X6), Samsung 64 SSD SATA II DVD-RW +/- Windows 7 X64 / Ubuntu 11.04 VM Hannspree 25" (X2), I-Inc 25" (X1) 
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Will-o'-the-Wisp
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WD Black 1TB (X6), Samsung 64 SSD SATA II DVD-RW +/- Windows 7 X64 / Ubuntu 11.04 VM Hannspree 25" (X2), I-Inc 25" (X1) 
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If you are going to fold I would not recommend Linux, maybe Windows Server 2008 R2, two of my folding rigs have it and they run really good, plus the extra server features if you want a media server. on hard ware get a cheap quad core (AMD/Intel you chose) maybe 4 Gbs of RAM and a cheap sual x16 2.0 board, I would recommend an 800w PSU)
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Hmm didnt even think of windows server stuff.. Ill start building my list then any other recommendations?
Will-o'-the-Wisp
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i7 960 @ 3.2GHz Asus Rampage III Extream ROG Asus GTS 450 1GB DDR5 (X2) Corsair Dominator 6144MB DDR3 1866MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD Black 1TB (X6), Samsung 64 SSD SATA II DVD-RW +/- Windows 7 X64 / Ubuntu 11.04 VM Hannspree 25" (X2), I-Inc 25" (X1) 
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Logitech G15 V1.0 Silverstone Strider 1200 Watt NZXT Phantom [Red] Logitech G7 
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Wooden Desk Surface :) 
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Will-o'-the-Wisp
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD Black 1TB (X6), Samsung 64 SSD SATA II DVD-RW +/- Windows 7 X64 / Ubuntu 11.04 VM Hannspree 25" (X2), I-Inc 25" (X1) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 V1.0 Silverstone Strider 1200 Watt NZXT Phantom [Red] Logitech G7 
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Wooden Desk Surface :) 
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2600k if you want to bigadv!
More points and way less electricity than GPU's.
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i5 6600k MSI Gaming Z170A EVGA GTX 980 Classified Crucial Ballistix Tactical (2 x 8GB) DDR4 2666 
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Samsung Pro 950 Cryorig H7 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 CrossOver 2560x1440 IPS 
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Rosewill Capstone 550-M Phanteks Enthoo Pro RAZER Abyssus Mirror Special Edition XTRAC Ripper 
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Samsung Pro 950 Cryorig H7 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 CrossOver 2560x1440 IPS 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Rosewill Capstone 550-M Phanteks Enthoo Pro RAZER Abyssus Mirror Special Edition XTRAC Ripper 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Asus Xonar Essence STX Dayton Audio B652 Lepai Tripath Class-T Hi-Fi Audio Mini Amplifier 8 Inch 60-Watt Powered Subwoofer 
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Intel q9300 Intel DP45SG MSI TFII GTX 660 Corsair Dominator 1333 
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Originally Posted by dominique120 View Post
If you are going to fold I would not recommend Linux, maybe Windows Server 2008 R2, two of my folding rigs have it and they run really good, plus the extra server features if you want a media server. on hard ware get a cheap quad core (AMD/Intel you chose) maybe 4 Gbs of RAM and a cheap sual x16 2.0 board, I would recommend an 800w PSU)
Why not linux? Lots of people in the folding subforum recommend Linux over Windows for just folding because you get better performance (TPF) on it.

I suggest the OP go with a 2600k if he is serious about folding and fold bigadv units. Like jagz said it nets you a lot more ppd than a GPU can with a lot less electricity. If you can afford it, by all means fold on those GPUs you have also.
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