Originally Posted by Danylu
Rep + for good find.
I know WHY i should fold, just don't know why people so competitive, 5 systems man, unless you are so rich you don't know where to spend your money I don't get why you should spend so much, 5 pretty decent systems would have costed about $5000AUS maybe? That is good money. I won't say wasted as it is for a good cause.
So does anybody know why 5 ok systems is better than 1 uber godly system?
It's like crack. Once you try it for a while, you get hooked and need the 'high'.
The competition aspect of it kind of drives you to want to do more. Yeah, it's quite easy to go broke buying PC components, but I bet if you asked Chris if he paid full retail for his parts, he'll tell you about the deals that have come about. That's another funny thing because when there's an awesome deal, it's hard to pass up when you think of how your folding efforts will increase.
Me personally, I have 3 Quads & 1 8800GT churning out points (looking to get another VGA to add to the 'farm' as well).
I don't know how this could apply to you, but I'm going to call my accountant & ask him if there's a way I could deduct the utility bill because I am donating to a charity
To be honest, your PC alone could probably do 5000-6000 points per day with 2 SMP & 1 GPU clients. Very worth while to start if you are dedicated enough! Every little bit helps the cause!