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No, memory doesn't help much at all and can even be the main cause for failed work units.

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Also be aware that 750 Tis can't be SLI'd... not that it matters when it comes to folding.

Oh, no worries, I definitely know this. But a Parvum System 2.0 would look incredibly weird with no GPUs (it's a djing rig, I could technically run everything off the processor's HD 4600 graphics), kind of oddish-weird with only one, and just right with two. But the overclocking and benching part of me reminds me that if I got dual 970's I could cause some serious mayhem with folding (since people are getting upwards of 305k PPD per card!), plus think of the extra hardware points I could get on HWBot.

I dunno... 150k PPD for two overclocked 750 TI's, or for about $550 more I could pick up two Gigabyte 970 G1's and get 400-410k PPD at stock... The $550ish price includes waterblocks too. I'm also pretty sure the 970's would fill the case more tongue.gif Of course the 970's would use more power and therefore put more heat into the living room, but at the same time even if I was only folding regularly on one it's less heat from a heavily overclocked 970 in comparison to a moderate overclock on my GTX 780 Classified. Decisions, decisions.
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It seems to me like you've convinced yourself to get GTX 970s.

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It seems to me like you've convinced yourself to get GTX 970s.

It will all depend on the eventual final budget for that rig, but I do prefer the idea. Only downside with the motherboard I'm looking at (Maximus VII Gene) for that build is that it doesn't have the lovely hardware PCIe lane kill switches like my Z87X-OC has. Then again, Asus doesn't put the five things you need to tweak for overclocking a 4770k/4790k in FOUR DIFFERENT MENUS that are in three different tabs!!! Also, Asus UEFI BIOS lets you modify fan speeds too (versus my current Gigabyte which lets me, uhm... On, Minimum, or maximum. So many choices! *rolls eyes*)

Then again, the M7G seems to garner the most recommendations for a mATX board due to an easy to use BIOS, 8 power phases, Intel gigabit, M.2 PICe SSD, and the fact they just seem to overclock well. I love the look of the MSI board, but just like Gigabyte for some reason their mATX offerings just seem to be missing a few of the lovelier perks the larger boards have.

And another good reason for the whole dual 970's? Would make for a sweet LAN partying rig if I ever got back into such. A third reason is that the GPU blocks look better tongue.gif
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It will all depend on the eventual final budget for that rig, but I do prefer the idea. Only downside with the motherboard I'm looking at (Maximus VII Gene) for that build is that it doesn't have the lovely hardware PCIe lane kill switches like my Z87X-OC has. Then again, Asus doesn't put the five things you need to tweak for overclocking a 4770k/4790k in FOUR DIFFERENT MENUS that are in three different tabs!!! Also, Asus UEFI BIOS lets you modify fan speeds too (versus my current Gigabyte which lets me, uhm... On, Minimum, or maximum. So many choices! *rolls eyes*)

Then again, the M7G seems to garner the most recommendations for a mATX board due to an easy to use BIOS, 8 power phases, Intel gigabit, M.2 PICe SSD, and the fact they just seem to overclock well. I love the look of the MSI board, but just like Gigabyte for some reason their mATX offerings just seem to be missing a few of the lovelier perks the larger boards have.

And another good reason for the whole dual 970's? Would make for a sweet LAN partying rig if I ever got back into such. A third reason is that the GPU blocks look better tongue.gif

 

True, final budget is a big part of building a rig. Lane kill as in you can turn off certain PCIe lanes? Cool trick. I'll be happy to have a board soon enough that I can OC on :wheee:. Minimum or maximum for fans? Always maximum for me. Minimum, quiet, half, etc, whatever, maximum for fans? Always maximum for me.

 

My new board has 6, better than 4 at least. Although the guy is saying that he sold his MVG too, so maybe he forgot that he was giving me the GA-Z77MX-D3H... I'd be ecstatic, but I would tell him he made a mistake.

 

My LAN party rig will be my i5 760 and I haven't decided which GPU yet.

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True, final budget is a big part of building a rig. Lane kill as in you can turn off certain PCIe lanes? Cool trick. I'll be happy to have a board soon enough that I can OC on wheee.gif . Minimum or maximum for fans? Always maximum for me. Minimum, quiet, half, etc, whatever, maximum for fans? Always maximum for me.

My new board has 6, better than 4 at least. Although the guy is saying that he sold his MVG too, so maybe he forgot that he was giving me the GA-Z77MX-D3H... I'd be ecstatic, but I would tell him he made a mistake.

My LAN party rig will be my i5 760 and I haven't decided which GPU yet.

Yeah, lane killing (aka OC PCIe switch according to Gigabyte) seems like it could be useful, especially in a situation where one is planning on running rigid tubing. Y'know, like I'd run anything else in a Parvum System 2.0 since they're so small (10.8" wide, 12" tall, and 16.5" deep) - stuff like Primochill's Advanced LRT would get interesting rather fast with trying to keep it neat and tidy, but there are people out there who've done REALLY good jobs of it. Going back to the lane killing feature that the Z87X-OC has, I've never used it but with an SLI setup it would be nice to be able to just unplug the card through a switch for running single GPU tests. I suppose there would be the option of bending another tube or two and dealing with draining the loop every single time one wants to change from one or the other, but that's kind of a crazy thing to do tongue.gif

As for fans, I run my CPU at max because if set at auto one of my fans just won't kick in until load is placed on the CPU since it doesn't send a strong enough signal (the fan keeps looking like it's trying to move, but only moves a few millimeters before falling back to it's previous position). Interesting part for me is that I only use two fan headers on my motherboard at the moment, but I have debated about swapping the default fans my Phantom 820 came with to the motherboard headers to see if any differences are made in the long run.

And yeah, I'm not going to lie - I greatly prefer the idea of dual 970's. Dual 980's sounds even sexier, but there comes a point where enough is enough (dual 980's is easily $900 more than dual 750Ti's, and I doubt I could justify it, especially since it's $400 more than the dual 970 idea PLUS would mean I wouldn't get the chance at extra hardware points on HWBot) tongue.gif
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FWIW, I'm the proud owner of a Zotac El Cheapo 970, 1240 boost stock while folding, averaging 222k when I'm not typing away, 200-210k if I'm actually using the system. Silent as well I might add.
   
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I bought a MSI gaming 970 to drop in my Silverstone GD05 HTPC build for folding while using my HTPC. Well pcpartpicker.com lied and my GTX 970 didn't fit in my HTPC case (why does MSI have heat pipes sticking up so tall) so I had to swap it for the EVGA ACX 780ti I had in a node 304 that I keep at my parents house. However I found the 780ti is still eligible for step up so I am going to step up to the 980 for folding purposes. I figure it will be much better for temps/noise too as the 780ti has been folding at 81-83 degrees in there for the FAT. I might just leave it folding nearly 24/7 pending on how the noise is. Hopefully it doesn't take too long.
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Finally got ubuntu to work with my 970s.  Currently looking at 285,000ppd on a 9202 at stock clocks.  Once I can overclock these things will fly!

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Install CoolBits and let them have wings!

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