Originally Posted by Bastiaan_NL
Indeed. The problem for me is the heat though. I could use my second gtx275 for folding too, but the power draw increases a lot, and the heat is just insane! I get 8kppd on the gtx's if the i7 is doing bigadv, but if i run smp2 they get almost 9k at stock speeds! Overclocking the cards is a big fail cause of the temps. Even at 100% fan speed and an extra 120mm fan its just too hot in there...
I don't pay for the power, so GPU folding is the way to go for me
My parents have limited me to one rig, but as long as it's a single rig and no insane (ie 2 i7-base xeons, 4 gtx480s, etc) they tend to leave me alone, so I'm sure I could manage the i7, a pair of 260s and an 8800gt without issues. And likely by the time I have all of this hardware it'll be starting to cool off, so I could heat my room with it this winter