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post #1 of 13
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ok so im thinking of making a lga 2011 x2 xeon server up (for folding) just wondering what size psu i should get? looking to be running:
x2 e5 2650's
gt 610
(atleast around 16-32gb)
ssd
and a watercooling kit.

thank-you
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post #2 of 13
Ok

Don't bother, get a couple of GTX 680's which will push out 100k PPD each on the new beta jobs. Also the amount you'll spend on the Xeon processors is silly money, it won't really give you a massive benefit over the desktop flavour of processor.

To be honest, for the cost of 1 CPU you could get two 680's

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post #3 of 13
Get an i7-3770K , (how ever much ram you need), Dual GTX 680's, a nice 650W PSU and be done with it!


Or dual 7970's and a 850W PSU, AMD's cards are ALOT better at compute performance compared to Nvidia's cards so if whatever program you're folding with (sorry I don't know much about folding) supports AMD cards, there isn't really any reason to get a Nvidia card that's more expensive.
post #4 of 13
DO NOT GET A 7970, they suck in comparison for folding, I mean they are really, really bad in comparison. Frosty, not having a go at you at all so don't take it the wrong way biggrin.gif, you did say you didn't know much about folding, just remember Nvidia cards pretty much make AMD their female dog in that arena

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post #5 of 13
Oh okay, I just thought that since the Radeon's have better compute performance it would apply to folding as well. redface.gif
post #6 of 13
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i want xeons as it will be a home server also as a folding rig im not spending money on high end gpu's for this series
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post #7 of 13
In which case I'd personally go get a second hand DL380 G4 or something however, if you really wanna do this and I'm sorry to say it's a terrible idea, something around the 600w mark will be more than enough.

What are you running on this "Home Server"?


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post #8 of 13
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Originally Posted by IXcrispyXI View Post

i want xeons as it will be a home server also as a folding rig im not spending money on high end gpu's for this series
You don't need Xeon's for a home server...

Come on mate, you're in Australia - you'll be going to work in the mines if you shell out on Xeons here! tongue.gif
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post #9 of 13
THOMPSONN!!!

Man how you doing? I'm trying to convince him he doesn't need Xeons but it's like bashing my head against a brick wall. When he tells us what this "Home Server" is running I'll recommend something else. He certainly doesn't need 16 cores of Xeon, we use those at work, in quad mind you for SQL clusters..

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post #10 of 13
God you two have alot of rep.

I'll get there one day.

Man this has gotten offtopic.gif
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