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I am building a folding rig with an nvidia 750i motherboard, 2xgts250s and a 8800gts. I have an eclectic variety of socket 775 CPUs of all flavors, sorts, and types. Should I use a yorkfield Quad, or will a conroe/wolfdale dual core suffice?
Thanks!
Edited by Bartonn - 10/24/11 at 3:54pm
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I believe in this case, the cheaper the better for you, if youre only going to be using it as a folding box.
 
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I know you can feed quad 9800GTs from an Athlon X2 5200+ CPU, so if this will be a GPU only folding rig, I'd say the cheaper the better. Current GPU folding clients only take 1-3% CPU power.
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I ran a GTX460+9800GTX+8800TS on a single core Athlon 3500+ without any problem or performance impact. Go for the one that has the lowest power consumption if only folding on the GPUs.
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