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I recently got some parts together and decided to build an awesome F@h PC. Previously, I had been using two P4 computers to run one video card each. The new build is up now with the cards closing in on 4K PPD each. I was going to fold with the CPU, but then I saw that it bottlenecked the cards. I might end up throwing in an X2 3800 and doing single core folding with that instead.

Specs can be found here:
System Informations (sic) - Crazy F@h PC

Here's the board with the CPU and some thermal "grease".






I'm using a Tagan 480W power supply from another PC. That computer is no longer in use, so this is ripe for picking!






My two video cards are a 9600GSO of unknown brand and a Galaxy 9600GT.






Quality cooling:




And here it is, all completed:






Overall, it's not too bad. It has the same performance of the past two folding computers while it draws less power. I think it's a success!
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That's a nice little computer Happy folding
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4 GB DDR3 1600 CL9 G Skill Ripjaws 64 GB Crucial M4 2TB Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB Western Digital Caviar Black 
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LG Lightscribe DVD burner Corsair H60 Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit Service Pack 1 Samsung SyncMaster 2494HM (1920x1080) 
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Thank you. At nearly 7200 PPD without overclocking, these two cards are pretty decent. I'll see soon how much they can overclock, and then it'll be time for some massive points! I'm hoping for about 10K per day from just the two cards and a dual core CPU.
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Thank you. At nearly 7200 PPD without overclocking, these two cards are pretty decent. I'll see soon how much they can overclock, and then it'll be time for some massive points! I'm hoping for about 10K per day from just the two cards and a dual core CPU.
Nice

Don't expect too much from a dual core + GPU client, however.

My E7200 + 8800gts512 got about 1k ppd more on GPU2 and A2 (which was much, much less sensitive than A3 to minor inturrptions, like a GPU client) over just running the 8800gts512.
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