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Originally Posted by JedixJarf View Post
This is the mobo your going to want to buy. Its Z68 so it has onboard GFX, plenty of Phases for your OC, and also has ROG Connect so you can monitor your temps and change your OC remotely while you have no monitor on the box.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131759

Now for the ram. You want it as fast as you can get with reasonable timings, I would go with these...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231449

You are also going to need a cooler. I chose the H100 due to its performance over something like a noctua. Im @ 5Ghz right now folding with temps under 55 C.

Any cheap small PSU will work. Doesnt need to be some top of the line corsair since your only powering a cpu/mobo/hdd
What Jedi said, as well as the following psu and ram and you would be golden.

psu $29.99 (one I use for my folding 2600k)
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=330...y&promoid=1297

ram $54.99 (also in my folding rig)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231449
 
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I agree with the mobo and RAM selection, but here's the mobo open box for $38 cheaper, so that might be a better option but that's up to you. For the cooler I think you can do better than the H100 for cheaper seeing as it's a dedicated rig and unless I mistook you then noise wasn't a huge concern, so I would just go with something cheaper but max the fans out. I think something like this or

with either another similar fan to the one they come with added for push pull or going really crazy and getting two high RPM fans for whichever one you choose.
Edited by juano - 10/7/11 at 10:22am
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post #13 of 25
PSU: But since it's going to be running constantly I'd choose one with as high efficiency as you can afford that and the fan stays relatively quiet.
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I got the impression that seeing as he mentioned he would be running it in whichever room was coolest that noise wouldn't be a big concern and I certainly wouldn't expect the PSU to be louder than his CPU HSF. I don't know if it will be enough for a dedi folding rig because I'm no PSU expert but I'd imagine it would be (I don't think a 2600k alone uses more than 200w), but if you'd like to pay shipping and promise me that it will be used to fold 24/7 then I've got a corsair CX400 watt PSU you can have. Actually I even have an Antec 300 as well, but I'd have to really be sure this was gonna fold 24/7 to give you both of them. Let me know if you're interested or no hard feelings if you're not, I'll find someone that will need them to fold 24/7 eventually. EDIT: I'm pretty sure I've got a HDD laying around too, we should talk.
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post #15 of 25
Oh, didn't read OP that thorough.

The CX400 is a great little PSU, I'm using one for a X6 rig, ~320W according to a killawatt-type meter. Seasonic made and better than the successor CX430. The 2600K and no discrete GPU should use way less than mine, I think in Digis pre launch 2600K thread it used 250W with a GT240 also hooked up (but not folding).
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Thanks for all the suggestions, I was thinking of going with a used XSPC rasa kit and keep the cpu temps uber low, that or a 212 with some gentle typhoons 2150s that should arrive in the next couple of months.
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I got the impression that seeing as he mentioned he would be running it in whichever room was coolest that noise wouldn't be a big concern and I certainly wouldn't expect the PSU to be louder than his CPU HSF. I don't know if it will be enough for a dedi folding rig because I'm no PSU expert but I'd imagine it would be (I don't think a 2600k alone uses more than 200w), but if you'd like to pay shipping and promise me that it will be used to fold 24/7 then I've got a corsair CX400 watt PSU you can have. Actually I even have an Antec 300 as well, but I'd have to really be sure this was gonna fold 24/7 to give you both of them. Let me know if you're interested or no hard feelings if you're not, I'll find someone that will need them to fold 24/7 eventually. EDIT: I'm pretty sure I've got a HDD laying around too, we should talk.
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Thanks for all the suggestions, I was thinking of going with a used XSPC rasa kit and keep the cpu temps uber low, that or a 212 with some gentle typhoons 2150s that should arrive in the next couple of months.
I have the rasa kit on my 970, its great. But it is overkill on the dedi 2600k. Those puppies are nice and cool. Using my h100 @ 5.2 Ghz my temps are just below 60 c right now.
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I have the rasa kit on my 970, its great. But it is overkill on the dedi 2600k. Those puppies are nice and cool. Using my h100 @ 5.2 Ghz my temps are just below 60 c right now.
the H100 though seems a little expensive atm, Ill probably stick to air for now at least. the room where i plan to put the rig is usually at 15C in the winter
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now to find someone with a microcenter close by willing to ship a cpu to me
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