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With the 650W you should be able to run two 560ti's, On the Nvidia site it say's they use 170Watts at max, so two would be 340, leaving 300 watts for the rest of the system. Looks soild.

You can get the 560ti's for around 200 sometimes after rebates or find one here one the site, I get anywhere from 14k-17k ppd from my one 560ti
I was looking at buying used cards. Wow you edited quick... Didn't even realize it until now.

That or maybe some 460s? The GPU is where the money is going to go @@

How does the 2500k compare to the 2600k? Maybe I will just upgrade my current system to SB, then when I get more money use this mobo and cpu for a gpu folding rig?
    
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2600k is a lot faster but 2500k is very fast as well. If your going to build it just for folding, go for the i7.
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I was looking at buying used cards. Wow you edited quick... Didn't even realize it until now.

That or maybe some 460s? The GPU is where the money is going to go @@

How does the 2500k compare to the 2600k? Maybe I will just upgrade my current system to SB, then when I get more money use this mobo and cpu for a gpu folding rig?
I'm training to be a ninja

To be honest you will get the best ppd/watt going with a SB set up and cpu folding
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Will if I do SB then I would just put upgrade my current CPU and Mobo. But that would be like 400 for a 2600k vs 300 for a 2500k "/

What is their power usage like?

Recommended 1155 board? I haven't been with intel since the wolfdales.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.738301

That or $100 more for the i7.
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What is their power usage like?
2600K for sure with a z68 motherboard so you can use the integrated graphics and save on electricity.

around 100W stock and should be under 250W on a maximum overclock.
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post #17 of 37
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2600K for sure with a z68 motherboard so you can use the integrated graphics and save on electricity.

around 100W stock and should be under 250W on a maximum overclock.
Again I would use it in my main rig if I do I7. Would still fold majority of the time. I am sorry but I am not going to be running a x3 as my main and have an i7 folding away in a dedicated box.

@GSA That is getting a little expensive for me. Thanks though.
    
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Also I may be wrong but doesn't gpu folding take up a core on your cpu? Or at least something along those lines? So if you were planning on making a gpu folding rig with 4 cards in it you might need something more then a dual core cpu. But like I said I could be wrong
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GPU takes CPU cores if it is AMD/ATI and if the nVidia isn't set on -advmethods. IIRC
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GPU takes CPU cores if it is AMD/ATI and if the nVidia isn't set on -advmethods. IIRC
That may be what I was thinking, just remember zodac telling me some stuff, went in one ear out the other
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