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Well I'm considering putting together a quad core folding rig. I'm going for small size, powerful, cheap, and fairly overclockable. That being said, THIS is what I have come up with so far. I welcome any constructive comments, suggestions, or critiques. Thanks guys!
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post #2 of 11
A nice budget quad core. That case comes with the EarthWatts 380 so can't compliant about it. May budget some dollars for cooler in case you need it
post #3 of 11
Can F@H run from Linux? Cause you could save the price of the OS this way... I would recommend an aftermarket cooler if you want the OC the quad, an Arctic Freezer 7 should do the job if it fits in the case...
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you dont need a hd get a thumb drive and run damn small linux check my sig for ideas
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i like it. if your going to fold, you should probably o/c,it will shave some times off of the w/u. if your going to o/c you need a h/s. if your going to leave it stock, then its all good.
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i got a q6600 i NEED to sell, 210 shipped, just pm me if ur interested
    
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Originally Posted by Iceman0803 View Post
Well I'm considering putting together a quad core folding rig. I'm going for small size, powerful, cheap, and fairly overclockable. That being said, THIS is what I have come up with so far. I welcome any constructive comments, suggestions, or critiques. Thanks guys!
I'd go with a bigger, cheaper case to give you better cooling options.
Depending on where you are located, you may be able to pick one up locally for cheap.

I highly recomend the new Zigmatech Direct-Touch or Coolermaster HSF units with the 120mm fans, if you can fit them in the case. Both are good quality and don't cost an arm and a leg.
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post #8 of 11
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A nice budget quad core. That case comes with the EarthWatts 380 so can't compliant about it. May budget some dollars for cooler in case you need it
Do you have any ideas for a decent cooler that will fit inside the case?

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Originally Posted by Zeag View Post
Can F@H run from Linux? Cause you could save the price of the OS this way... I would recommend an aftermarket cooler if you want the OC the quad, an Arctic Freezer 7 should do the job if it fits in the case...
I am considering linux as the SMP client is more efficient under linux. But I also would want to network the folding rig with my main rig so that I can use remote desktop to eliminate the need for another keyboard, mouse, and monitor. I dont think that would work though if one rig was Vista and the other was linux.

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you dont need a hd get a thumb drive and run damn small linux check my sig for ideas
Thinking about it. See above.

Thx for the suggestions guys! Keep 'em coming!
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i just saw your from phx. i would suggest going to FRYS and getting this case.http://shop3.outpost.com/product/530...H:MAIN_RSLT_PG
i have 5 of them for my folding rigs. it works great.
and then you can get a psu, something like this:http://shop3.outpost.com/product/508...H:MAIN_RSLT_PG
you could save alittle money, and those are quality products.
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post #10 of 11
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i just saw your from phx. i would suggest going to FRYS and getting this case.http://shop3.outpost.com/product/530...H:MAIN_RSLT_PG
i have 5 of them for my folding rigs. it works great.
and then you can get a psu, something like this:http://shop3.outpost.com/product/508...H:MAIN_RSLT_PG
you could save alittle money, and those are quality products.
Nice! That's the kind of stuff I'm looking for!
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