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So whats going to be faster a E6850 or a Q6600?
Remember the Q6600 is two C2D slapped together. If you can OC your E6850 to about 6.5Ghz, you may get the same performance as you get from a Q6600 at 3.25Ghz.

For a strickly folding rig, I would say go with a inexpensive P35 chipset motherboard. I need to do some research to see how the G33 chipsets are overclocking the quads, because if they can get you to 3.2 - 3.4, they have a great price.

What you dont want to do is try to save a few dollars on the HSF. The quads do produce more heat than the C2D. This can reduce your OC, as well as stability, so something like a Ultra 120 or Tuniq Tower.
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post #12 of 17
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So whats going to be faster a E6850 or a Q6600?
The Q6600 at stock speed will be substantially faster folding with an SMP client than the E6850 will be at any speed you'll likely be able to overclock it to.

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Let me know on the G33 chipset bc i have no idea about them
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post #14 of 17
I say you should sell that video card... Its fairly modern! Buy an old PCI video card.. Make a bit of money off the deal

Check the for sale threads.. I know I am not the only one selling cheeaapp PCI vid cards.. You can EASILY get one shipped under $10

(My thread isnt up yet tho.. lol)

Thats just me tho..

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post #15 of 17
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I say you should sell that video card... Its fairly modern! Buy an old PCI video card.. Make a bit of money off the deal

Check the for sale threads.. I know I am not the only one selling cheeaapp PCI vid cards.. You can EASILY get one shipped under $10

(My thread isnt up yet tho.. lol)

Thats just me tho..

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That and the Q6600 with 2-4GB of good DDR2-800 or even DDR3-1066/1333 when its down in price.
    
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That and the Q6600 with 2-4GB of good DDR2-800 or even DDR3-1066/1333 when its down in price.
In native linux you only need ~512meg of RAM, and while folding it uses only about half of that. I can run 2 SMP clients on my quad cores with 1gig and still have 50% available.
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post #17 of 17
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So whats going to be faster a E6850 or a Q6600?
Clockwise E6850 is faster than Q6600, But in the other hand Q6600 handles & produces better than E6850 in SMP setup.

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Whats a good board to get then I got a old loud 10 gig hard drive and a older GPU I think is a 6600 its 128mb so that will be ok. and I have a 300 watt PSU might need another b/c I dont think it supports 24pin


Also I want to be top ten in 2 years so I gotta get folding FAST lol
Regarding the mobo, it depends on your VGA card; If its AGP get: ASRock 4CoreDual mobo & if you have a PCI-E get Foxconn 946GZ7MA-8KS2H mobo. -Just to guarantee Quad support-

Last but not least. I highly recommend that you get a 80+ Certified PSU. Check SeaSonic, you don't need a high watt power supply.

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