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Poll Results: Would you like this over a GTX460?

 
  • 64% (32)
    Yes
  • 36% (18)
    No
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post #1 of 35
Thread Starter 
Lately I've been giving out chips and cards, but what about a 1U server? It would be a dual chip work-hoarse. Is this something that you would like as a prize? Should I stick to cards/chips? I feel like this could put out more PPD than a 460. Maybe someone could sum it up for me. There are so many deals like this, but I fear a lot of people will hate the ugly/loud thin box in the back of their room. confused.gif

Possible Prize....

Edit:
The general, I would like this over that input is great...but I'd like more information.

Who has a solution like this? I saw someone saying that have a 2U that is possibly comparable. Give me some numbers...what type of points are you seeing, is it something you would much rather have over the card because of point:watt ratio. What other possibilities can you guys come up with within this price point. I've got the money to do this, I just want to make sure I'm putting it towards the right thing.

A 460 is nice. Yes, everyone can use it....but is it worth it at that cost? And bumping the cost to $250 allows for 560's....how do other solutions compare to that?

This is everyone's opportunity to help better the prizes. A new solution for the community...for the project...for the cure. Lets see what you guys can come up with.
Edited by deletethegame - 11/8/11 at 1:51pm
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post #2 of 35
Cards will be the most widely usable thing to give away. The server may certainly be wanted by a few people but I think the majority would rather take a gpu. Easier to fold with/modular and won't use up loads of power for ppd.

Even if the server has greater ppd/watt vs a card, you brought up the good point of ugly/loud box you have to contend with biggrin.gif
post #3 of 35
I'd be happy with either, the card would just be a simple install into my sig rig and the server I'd prob set up in my dad's office and have that run 24/7. I would think that most people would rather the 460 (i could be wrong) just cause it would be a simple plug in and go, plus it wouldn't take up extra space since it's in the case, where as the server you have to install a os (not difficult but time consuming) and just having the server take up more space. Also just another thanks for all the generous prizes you've donated here, it helps some people out that may have lower end systems that still want to fold and brings in new people too. To you delete:cheers:
post #4 of 35
Good sir, i will take that server.

... since i cant sli with my 560ti sad-smiley-002.gif
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post #5 of 35
One GPU, please. I have a certain affinity for them... wink.gif

1U servers are too cumbersome and noisy for practical implementation by most IMO... but the sentiment is appreciated smile.gif
    
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post #6 of 35
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You guys just aren't hardcore folders like I thought you were..denying 1U servers for CPU clients...bah...ahah tongue.gif
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post #7 of 35
1u server you say? do i need take picture of my 2U server crunching machine at work?
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post #8 of 35
What does the U stand for?
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post #9 of 35
Quote:
Originally Posted by zodac;15615100 
What does the U stand for?

U stands for the height of the unit. For example a 42U server rack could hold 42 1U cases, 21 2U cases or any other combination of different sizes.
post #10 of 35
I've been looking at servers for a while for folding and file sharing. This intrigues me.
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