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So with my quad running hot and all, I want to go with GPU folding.
This 8800GT for folding.

What I need:
CPU-thinking low end dual core, or celeron. Would a single core be good enough?
Mobo-cheap, I dont need to oc the cpu, will only be gpu folding
RAM will 1GB be fine? I will use XP

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Edit: Final Build: link
CPU:$30
MOBO:$40
RAM:$20

Also need:
A small harddrive until GPU works on linux
A powersupply
Edited by mortimersnerd - 7/8/08 at 3:51pm
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If it'll just be for folding, yeah that should be more than enough. Get a low end Allendale with a cheap mobo, a gig of ram and you should see some nice PPD. I got around 4.5k on my sig rig before OC my 8800 GT.
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thats pretty good. That would give me 5k ppd for about $220. I might be able to afford a few of those...
Edited by mortimersnerd - 7/7/08 at 1:34pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mortimersnerd View Post
thats pretty good. That would give me 5k ppd for about $180. I might be able to afford a few of those...
and also there is a cpu one step below that one and you will save another 15 dollars but its at 1.6
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819116064
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and also there is a cpu one step below that one and you will save another 10-15 dollars but its at 1.6 i believe
I think I will go with the lowest dual core. A single core is only a few dollars cheaper, probably worth it go get the dual just incase I have to use this computer for something else in the future.
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You could just use a AMD Sempron if all you are doing is GPU folding.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103197
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You could just use a AMD Sempron if all you are doing is GPU folding.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103197
with what mobo?
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board for the semperon:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138038
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