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Hi Folders, I have started folding tonight as I figured I have all of this great hardware just lying dormant most of the day smile.gif

I'm at University so my electricity is paid for as part of my accommodation fee so I don't have to worry about that (thank god)

Not sure if I can run 24/7 as my pc is quite loud when at full thrust but i can leave it going most days when I'm out.

My 570 has an estimated PPD of 14.6K and my X6 has an estimated PPD of 8.4K, I assume that's normal for a similar setup.

Just a question or two, Should I invest in a RCD?, as I would hate for my pc to short-out and start a fire while I was out?

Is it worth me getting another GPU for folding?, Will it rob too many cycles from the CPU?, (I can imagine the 570 being a hard card to keep supplied with data)

. . . . If it it, whats the best bang/buck card, (Remember I'm a student so Idon't want to spend too much on a gpu smile.gif


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I used to fold in my dorm with a watercooled 470 and an i5 650 and all I used was a surge protector (did this for two years in dorms).

In regards to getting a second GPU it really isn't necessary. If you really want to get the best PPD for the money then -bigadv is the way to go. I know the major trend has turned to motherboards with multiple CPu sockets to maximize the PPD but then again that is a lot of money. If you go with a second GPU then your best bet is to simply test it. Try folding with both GPUs and the CPU and check your total PPD. After that try to fold with both GPUs and from there just pick which one gives you the best PPD.

I'm not too up to date with the best folding GPUs right now but it's probably along the lines of a 560Ti or around there. I remember the 460 used to be one of the best for the price but that was a few years ago now.
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