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post #11 of 36
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Thats prolly what im going to do. I didnt know i could fold on 2 diff cards in the same rig, that changes things up a bit smile.gif But i was planning on using my 460 in my folding rig. I learn something new everyday on here, thanks!!!!!
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post #12 of 36
I would recommend spending the extra 100$ and getting a 2600k. While it is a big more expensive it is well worth it. I am still kicking myself for being cheap and going to 2500k route. 460s are the best bang for the buck at the moment but i expect that to change soon when more budget friendly 600 series are released and we see a price drop in the 500 series.
post #13 of 36
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Originally Posted by crystalhand View Post

I would recommend spending the extra 100$ and getting a 2600k. While it is a big more expensive it is well worth it. I am still kicking myself for being cheap and going to 2500k route. 460s are the best bang for the buck at the moment but i expect that to change soon when more budget friendly 600 series are released and we see a price drop in the 500 series.

Yeah, that's a good recommendation, there is a reason I'm going to be selling my 2550k, and that's to buy a 2600k, lol.

You should be able to put a bare-bones 2600k rig together for around $400 for just CPU, mobo, and RAM, then that leaves around $350 of your budget for a new GPU for your gaming rig.

I would definitely hold off on the GPU purchase until at least the gtx670 is more widespread, that should drop the 500 series down as crystalhand mentioned, making a GTX580 within your reach. You could all ready pick one up used for $300-350 on the OCN marketplace usually. A gtx580 is still an awesome GPU, and if you fold on it, it's about the best GPU for folding ATM.
post #14 of 36
Why has no one mentioned our own OCN marketplace? There are tons of nice MB CPU and RAM combos over there that pop up fairly often.

I would say 1155 socket and 2500K for starters. Or if you want go back a generation and pick up a nice i7 1366 (a MANs socket) combo from someone. Add your GPU to it and you should have a nice dedicated folding rig. A good MB would be something maybe like the Sabertooh X58 (NICE PRICE!!) .

Here are a couple link to some things for sale in the market place!! thumb.gif

http://www.overclock.net/t/1250461/i7-920-p6x58d-premium-muskin-enhanced-redline/0_100

http://www.overclock.net/t/1242878/selling-intel-i7-950-great-clocker-and-msi-xpower-big-bang-both-under-warranty-still-2-years/0_100

http://www.overclock.net/t/1254342/evga-lga-1366-intel-x58-4-way-sli-classified/0_100

http://www.overclock.net/t/1246570/i7-970s-1366-motherboards-ddr3-ram/0_100

http://www.overclock.net/t/1246602/msi-big-bang-xpower-1366-i7-920-indigo-xtremecombo-price-drop-pending-sale/0_100
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post #15 of 36
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The marketplace is usually the first place i look smile.gif Thanks for the info tho, im still gathering ideas atm. Ill keep in mind the 1155 and 1366 socket combo's.
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post #16 of 36
if you are just looking to get 20k ppd, just add a gtx 570 or 580 to your rig. used you can get a 570 for about $200 and $300 for a 580. my 570s are pushing over 20k each
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post #17 of 36
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Originally Posted by navynuke499 View Post

if you are just looking to get 20k ppd, just add a gtx 570 or 580 to your rig. used you can get a 570 for about $200 and $300 for a 580. my 570s are pushing over 20k each
I want a dedicated folding rig and a dedicated gaming rig, i am upgrading my 460 with a 570 on my gaming rig maybe a new 660 if they are released soon. I am just wanting to build a cheap folding rig that gets more ppd then my sig rig and atm its doing around 14k ppd. Makes me feel like im not doing anything when all i see other peoples rigs getting 40k to 120k ppd.
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post #18 of 36
well then i would say get a 2600k and a cheap mobo and run Ubuntu on it and fold big adv. or run windows and add video cards as you see fit to increase ppd
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post #19 of 36
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I got a question about CPU'S do the 8 core FX series AMD'S fold well cause they are a little cheaper. And i plan on upgrading mobo's on my sig rig aswell and i was thinking i could use that mobo and a 8 core fx along with my gtx 460 for awhile till i can get that upgraded and just use those on the folding rig. I'm actually trying to build this folding rig as cheap as possible so i have more money for my gaming rig lol. Its kinda a catch 22 im trying to make a folding rig and upgrade my gaming/ sig rig at the same time.
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post #20 of 36
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I got a question about CPU'S do the 8 core FX series AMD'S fold well cause they are a little cheaper. And i plan on upgrading mobo's on my sig rig aswell and i was thinking i could use that mobo and a 8 core fx along with my gtx 460 for awhile till i can get that upgraded and just use those on the folding rig. I'm actually trying to build this folding rig as cheap as possible so i have more money for my gaming rig lol. Its kinda a catch 22 im trying to make a folding rig and upgrade my gaming/ sig rig at the same time.

Do your 960T's 2 dormant cores unlock? If so, and they are stable, an x6 OC'd would do better than a bulldozer chip I would think.
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