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Yeah, I know, but the way I figure it, folding on my GPU only adds about 30 seconds to my TPF (I've checked it both ways) which while working a 6903 equates out to about 500 PPD (figured from using this bonus points calculator HERE, TPF w/out GPU is about 66m45s, TPF w/ GPU folding is about 67m15s). So for a loss of 500 PPD from my CPU, my 460 is currently pushing about 11,000 PPD. To me the trade off is very worth it.

Anyway...

So if EVGA is the way to go, which of these two would you suggest, AA?

012-P3-1571-KR NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570 1280MB GDDR5 PCIe 2.0 x16 Video Card
or
012-P3-1573-KR NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570 HD Superclocked 1280MB GDDR5 PCIe 2.0B16 Video Card

Basically, is the Superclocked version worth the extra $10?
Edited by WonderMutt - 12/9/11 at 8:04am
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GPU folding will reduce your ppd of your CPU- Just sayin'

Just set it to run one core less, and throw in a GPU (or two, so you're running an even number of SMP threads). it all works out in the end.
 
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Basically, is the Superclocked version worth the extra $10?

Honestly, I don't think so unless somehow they figured out which one are better batches and then those are the superclocked cards? I mean in all reality it's not difficult to OC the stock card to those figures.


But then again I can't talk much, I bought a 3GB GPU...
    
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I bought a turbo 6950, just because I knew it'd get me more PPD without messing with it - oh yah, and it was basically guaranteed to unlock. Look at it now: 910MHz core/1320mem 2'58" TPF
Stock had it at about 3'40" TPF (extrapolated, I unlocked it before I folded on it).

Imagine the TPF on a stock clocked 6950, a piddly 800Mhz. Lol. No way i'd be the #2 div 2 AMD GPU folder with that.

If I could just figure out how l33tlutz gets that early head start...

Maybe I need to exceed stock 6970 voltage and bump the core another 50Mhz. The basement is nice and cool, I'm seeing cpu temps of 46/46/38/38 and gpu temps of 53.
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So here is a very rough idea of what I am shooting for with this build I want to do. I am starting to lean towards copper panels instead of carbon fiber (mainly because CF is a pain in the ass to work with). Like I said this is all very rough.

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It's just a repeat of the same front panel for now. I was just wanting to see how I might go about laying out everything. I will be switching to a mini-ITX mobo. The GPU will be mounted with a flexible riser. It will have a single 240 radiator, the upper fan is a 140mm and the lower is 180mm. I want to build a airbox that funnels directly into the radiator. The panels will be cut in such a way that each part is held directly in place with minimal hardware needed. There will be probably 204 rods with threaded ends that go all the way through and then use spacers to keep the distance between the plates. That or I might get a base made from aluminum that has a slot cut into it for each plate. As it sits right now there are 45 plates. It is 16.625" long, 13.5" Tall and 8" at it's widest point.

I have designed probably 7 or 8 different custom cases I want to build but this is the only one I truly really really want to create. I hope within the next few months I can start working on it.
    
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Why copper? It'll tarnish if you touch it, and bend easily.

I'd suggest stainless steel. Perhaps 304L?
 
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Why copper? It'll tarnish if you touch it, and bend easily.
I'd suggest stainless steel. Perhaps 304L?

I really really like the look of copper and aluminum together. I might switch it and go with aluminum panels and copper plated or brass hardware. I don't know. First I need to finish mapping out the panels.

I like stainless too, it really depends on the cost. Right now the exact material I use for the panels isn't my biggest concern.
    
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I suppose you could laminate the copper, that'd solve the tarnishing problem. if it's thick enough (thick like pipe walls, not thin like heatsinks), strength shouldn't be an issue.
 
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The plates will be 1/8" thick no matter what material I use. If I use copper, I would polish it before final assembly. Then laminate it or coat it with something to keep it from tarnishing.

Now that I am using a mini-ITX board, I probably will only do a mild overclock on the CPU. Plus I don't have a use for such a high over clock in the first place. That way I won't have to worry too much about my temps. I was/still am tempted to do passive cooling on this build and use the fans to keep a nice airflow through the case with minimal noise.
    
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If you were going to put it in a sealed box, naphthalene works wonders keeping metal untarnished / corroded.
 
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