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Am I crazy for spending money on F@H?

Poll Results: Is it crazy to spend money on new hardware just to better your F@H figures?

 
  • 19% (16)
    Yes - Why spend money on hardware that you dont really need
  • 61% (51)
    No - Its for a good cause
  • 19% (16)
    Indifferent -Might not need the hardware, but its use will increase in the future (futureproofing)
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post #1 of 39
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I just wanted to know what the rest of you folders think. I quite enjoy folding, and the team competition. And as such I would be willing to spend relatively large amounts of money on my rig just to better my folding performance.

Do you think that is a waste of money and makes me crazy, or is it worthwhile thing to do? I know about the benefits of folding and why we do it, but sometimes I think like "damm, Im spending quite abit of money leaving my pc on 24/7".

Anyone else have that epiphany?
post #2 of 39
I don't think you're crazy. I just bought a gtx560 for it. And will be buying a lot of hardware in November that's centered around folding.

It's fun competition and for a good cause so I don't see why not. I don't game anymore so I may as well satisfy my hardware wants/needs with some sort of purpose.
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While I don't participate in the F@H project, the numerous other folding/crunching projects are still worthwhile. Currently I'm running on PrimeGrid (sadly for another team). Regardless it's a good cause and it is something I can do to help (while still justifying the gaming rig that I built during college).
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post #4 of 39
Quote:
Originally Posted by $ilent View Post
I just wanted to know what the rest of you folders think. I quite enjoy folding, and the team competition. And as such I would be willing to spend relatively large amounts of money on my rig just to better my folding performance.

Do you think that is a waste of money and makes me crazy, or is it worthwhile thing to do? I know about the benefits of folding and why we do it, but sometimes I think like "damm, Im spending quite abit of money leaving my pc on 24/7".

Anyone else have that epiphany?
Of course not. Your doing it for a great cause and your potentially helping A LOT of people. Also it earns you good karma
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post #5 of 39
I absolutely think you're crazy... I'm crazy too... but that's not a bad thing I regularly have crazy laughter while viewing newegg and thinking of increased PPD

I think there should be a "Crazy in a good way" option for the poll, and as such, I didn't vote.
post #6 of 39
Nope, it's a great cause. The chance at helping future generations.. totally worth it

Oh, and yeah, it's a convenient heater for your room come winter time
    
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post #7 of 39
Upped my PSU to drive more cards folding, picked a 2600k over 2500k purely for folding. Also went 8800gt>9800gx2>gtx 460 just to fold.
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post #8 of 39
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I don't think you're crazy. I just bought a gtx560 for it. And will be buying a lot of hardware in November that's centered around folding.

It's fun competition and for a good cause so I don't see why not. I don't game anymore so I may as well satisfy my hardware wants/needs with some sort of purpose.
Yeah I was kinda thinking its the same as a hobby really, by adding new parts to the pc. I mean people go out and will buy stuff for thier car, or build models. Sure they'll be expensive and they dont need it, but they enjoy doing it.

I think the same kinda applies here?
post #9 of 39
Not you're not crazy. Spend $600 to potentially save lives? You can't be crazy for helping people.
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post #10 of 39
IF you like folding , then yes .. enjoy it

Dont really get anything in return besides the fact u know your helping research .

Potentially saving lives ? doubt that . If thats what you want go be a doctor .

goodluck though =)
    
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