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post #21 of 36
I read good things about the FX-8120 folding so I got it. Maily because I picked up a nice mobo that has 5 PCI-E slots on it (can only use 4 when all GPUs). GTX 460s are still the best PPD/$. You can find them from $60-90.
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post #22 of 36
The 4m/8t FX is about as good as a 2500K, give or take, but the power usage isn't that fun.

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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.

Should be the other way round. tongue.gif
The folding rig will be going 100% 24/7, the last thing you want is skimp on parts here, how many hours/day do you game? Five? Eight? Even if would be 24h the load on the components would be less than 100%.
I wouldn't wanna put a FX-81xx in your current mobo folding 24/7.

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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.

About the same performance actually.
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post #23 of 36
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Unfortunately they dont unlock frown.gif
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post #24 of 36
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Unfortunately they dont unlock frown.gif

Bummer, does it OC nicely at least?
post #25 of 36
what games do you play? 960t should be able to handle most modern games fine. Imo build a 2600k/p67 dedicated rig and leave it on 24/7 that way you'd maximize ppd while using minimal power. Whole rig should be around under $500 new. microcenter has many tempting deals on 2600k and mobo if you have access to one.
    
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post #26 of 36
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Just about anything, Skyrim, BF3, COD , Torchlight ,L4D2, games like that. I have never had any problems the 960t on any games im keeping that for my gaming rig. I love the chip actually. I have never had a game come close to maxing it out, the only thing that maxes it out is folding.
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post #27 of 36
Thread Starter 
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Bummer, does it OC nicely at least?
Yeah its overclocked to 4.1Ghz under water im afraid to go higher with my current mobo
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post #28 of 36
Quote:
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Just about anything, Skyrim, BF3, COD , Torchlight games like thatL4D2, I have never had the 960t on any games im keeping that for my gaming rig.

That's what I would do, keep the 960t in the gaming rig, upgrade the GPU, then piece together a cheap Sandy Bridge folding rig for 24/7. I sold my 2550k on the marketplace, and have been watching it, there are a few nice deals that could get you up and running pretty cheap if you don't have access to a microcenter. If you do have a microcenter, the i5 3570k + asrock board comes out to like 275 after tax, which is pretty nice. IB @ 4.7 ghz beats a 2500k @ 4.9ghz in PPD, gsa700 has a thread on it.
post #29 of 36
I fold on i7 2600K as these make the best folding rigs for under £400. With the best Ppd/Per Watt in my opinion.

If you put an i7 2600K on a Z68 motherboard with video output you dont need a gpu and it will will use less than 200W at full load folding. Also if you are going to use it as a dedicated folding rig with just cpu folding I suggest you install Linux(you will get more points).

If you decide you want to put your Gtx 460 in it you still may be able to use Linux as I am sure there are some folders that are running nvidia folding under Linux with wine windows emulator.

I have to agree the Fx-8150 isn't a bad chip to fold on if your electric is free. My Fx-8150 would bring in between 15K-18K @ stock speed under Linux. But if you are paying for electric used the i7 2600K can bring in nearly double PPD for less running cost.
    
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post #30 of 36
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Well one good thing is, i dont pay the electric bill so, thats all good for me smile.gif
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