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Thats not fact, thats your opinion.
Im just curious, but who are you to judge whether its worth it or not, for anyone.
/facepalm

Folding isn't for everyone. Some people have or have family/friends affected by having cancer, alzheimer's, and other diseases, and may want to contribute to help the cause. Others may just do it for fun and as a way to have a hobby.
Its just like overclocking: it isn't for everyone. Some people see no benefit to voiding all of their warranties for a 10-20% increase in performance. Its all a matter of choice.

And yes, it is pretty crazy to spend almost $800 on folding rigs, but I did it anyways, with no regrets. Its what I love to do thumb.gif
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i know a bit about folding, not much but im planning a small watercooled xeon build to fold and host a ventrilo server smile.gif
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I love when topics like this drag everyone from OCN in, and we get to watch as they slam folding, and what other people are doing with their lives. It's absolutely ridiculous.

I think that what you're doing has a great chance of helping you succeed, if you can market it right to the institutions. The presentation of your project is the most important part of helping you succeed in gaining entrance. I got into all 14 schools that I applied to, 4 state universities, and 10 private colleges, with mediocre grades, a high ACT score, but an incredible essay. I wrote mine on how I used to use a Rubik's cube as a way of helping underprivileged children find some peace, and broke the ice when talking to them about their lives and helping them formulate goals. This was when applying for a Criminal Justice degree, so how related your project is to your major is irrelevant, as long as you can market yourself well. It's about your intentions, and thoughts, rather than what you were able to do (to an extent).

So did that Rubik's cube thing actually help or did you just make that **** up. Either way it sounds hilarious to me.
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i know a bit about folding, not much but im planning a small watercooled xeon build to fold and host a ventrilo server smile.gif

That sounds awesome. Let us know how it works out!
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So did that Rubik's cube thing actually help or did you just make that **** up. Either way it sounds hilarious to me.

... Seriously? Class act right here.

Yes, that is something that actually happened.

Interestingly enough, you're so willing to find something in an attempt to belittle what I have said, as an encouragement to another member, to pursue their dreams. What kind of person are you outside of this forum? That's pathetic.
 
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Let's get back to how the OP went to MicroCenter and picked up parts to build 2 dedicated folding rigs.

Nice OP! I wish I had that kind of cash to spend! Why didn't you buy cooling so that you could OC those beasts? And why does your 2600K rig have such an overkill PSU? tongue.gif
 
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Let's get back to how the OP went to MicroCenter and picked up parts to build 2 dedicated folding rigs.
Nice OP! I wish I had that kind of cash to spend! Why didn't you buy cooling so that you could OC those beasts? And why does your 2600K rig have such an overkill PSU? tongue.gif

I had a Xigmatek balder on hand from an old build, and it keeps my 2600k under 60 at 4.3GHz. The 2500k is on a non-overclockable motherboard, but I will probably upgrade the cooling on it once I get an overclockable mobo for it. I know, the 750w is overkill, but it was what I had on hand. Eventually, I'm probably going to move the GTS 250 to the 2500k rig and add 2 cards to the 2600k rig. smile.gif
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I'm curious how you handle the heat in the garage in the summer? Did you do something to increase the ventilation in it? I'm surprised your garage doesn't get hot enough to make your computers overheat. I have 4 Sandy Bridge rigs in this room and when we game during the summer, it gets so hot that it's crazy!
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I'm curious how you handle the heat in the garage in the summer? Did you do something to increase the ventilation in it? I'm surprised your garage doesn't get hot enough to make your computers overheat. I have 4 Sandy Bridge rigs in this room and when we game during the summer, it gets so hot that it's crazy!

Unfortunately, I won't be able to run all of the rigs in the summer. The 2 sandy bridge rigs will run, but everything else is getting shut down. I ran several other rigs this past summer, and the house AC handled the extra load just fine, but the garage gets a little warm smile.gif
In the wintertime, it is great. My house heater hasn't kicked on once this entire week, in 50 degree weather, my house is at 75! biggrin.gif
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