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Ok so the new build is just wqaiting on RAM and vid card, Ram is orderd and vid(evga8800gtx) will be next week. I know that getting a 2nd 8800gtx is total overkill at this point BUT I am doing alright as far as cash goes this year and would be able to buy another IF it would improve folding speed. I used to be involved with BOINC and have not for a while but will be starting to fold for overclock.net when the beast rises next month...

in short will another 8800gtx help me fold... it is worth the cost to me if it will.

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Nope, folding depends mostly on the cpu.
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ok good to know thanks!!
    
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Nope.does not matter a bit.

You could have gotten ATI X1900's and fold on those ... LOL
    
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CF rigs might. Folding is all CPU based, but they recently opened it to use the X1900 series from ATI. Because GPUs are floating-point calculation monsters, the X1900 series GPU can do about 30 times more work than a single C2D core. The drivers to use GPUs are buggy at best, but they will get better with time. They maybe also open up the 8800GTX's to folding soon...
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SLi puts a marginal hit on the CPU, so actually it would make it slower!
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SLi puts a marginal hit on the CPU, so actually it would make it slower!
Not really *marginal*, but about 3-5%
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Alright then, 3%-5%, still, then its even worse!
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Ok it will be my gameing system most of the time and the when I get the Morzart for the bedroom up and running that will turn into my gaming system and this build with the Armor will be my folding rig..So if they open folding up to 8800 wich I think someone will. then would it make sence to hav two in sli
    
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I would wait on the second 8800, they will probally get cheaper after ATi puts out their dx10 card.
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