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I'm looking to upgrade from my puny 5750 on my sig rig and will have about $600 to spend.

I'm considering two GTS 450s or one GTX570. They'll be used almost exclusively for 24/7 folding along with my 2600k, so gaming performance isn't a huge priority.

*Yeah, prices here are ridiculous(GTX580 goes for $900), usually would just buy from ebay but recent import tax and customs fee increases have made it not worth the hassle.*

Which setup would give me max PPD?

If you can suggest better options ($450/inc ship' or less on ebay), I'd be open to them.
post #2 of 27
first, where are you from?
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How about a headless 2500K rig for bigadv WUs?
 
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post #4 of 27
remember that folding on the gpu hurts the cpu PPD. i gave up on gpu folding because of it and went with sandy bridge because of the PPW it gives.
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post #5 of 27
the 570 will most likely be better.
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post #6 of 27
Two GPUs will take away more points from the CPU I believe. PPD wise 2 450s = 570. But I think the 450's will still use less power.
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post #7 of 27
My two GTS 450's generate around 16k PPD when OC'd, for comparison.

I don't truly get how GPU Folding eats CPU threads/cores tho. I can BOINC on all 4 threads of my CPU and fold on both my GPU's without issues.
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This lovely little place that doesn't appear on most maps; Bermuda.

If you go to google earth, that little light spot right above where it says North Atlantic, I live on that.
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he is from Bermuda
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How about a headless 2500K rig for bigadv WUs?
Barebones new rig would run me around $1200 processor/board/psu/4gb/cooler
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