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I'd get a Quad Power Mac.
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post #22 of 41
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Quote:
Originally Posted by selectodude
I'd get a Quad Power Mac.
Hadn't thought of that--since I like building my own stuff---but that would do it!
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post #23 of 41
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Originally Posted by jrabb1920
Its mostly about clock speeds, So far the best in folding with a single core is FX57, Amd folds better per core than Intel, Intels hyperthread will give about 30% point gain, but compare that to the Amd 3700 SD @2.9ghz, the Intel the Intel will make about 5% to 10% more points in a month.

The magic number for Amd cpu's is 2.85 and up for max points with 1gig of ram.
And for Intel 4.4ghz or better for max pionts with 1 gig of ram
Are these majic numbers what F@H are looking for when it benches your rig for the WU? If so I better get overclocking these other 2 rigs
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Originally Posted by CyberDruid
Hadn't thought of that--since I like building my own stuff---but that would do it!
You'd be a one-man wrecking crew. We could make a team too. Quad Mac Killers.
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post #25 of 41
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Intel 805 (very cheap, dualcore 2.6ghz, 1MB L2)
ZipZoomFly.com has a new 805 for $130 shipped. $123.50 for an 'open box' CPU.

Those will be your best bang for you buck, they dont fall very far behind the 9x0's.

AnandTech Bench comparisons - http://www.anandtech.com/cpuchipsets...spx?i=2736&p=1

In my opinon that will be the best bang for the buck as far as CPU goes. I'd put in 256, or 512MB of RAM and load linux on there. Everything would be run in a GUI-less command line.

The 805 is almost too good to be true as far as value goes.
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Originally Posted by rippon
ZipZoomFly.com has a new 805 for $130 shipped. $123.50 for an 'open box' CPU.

Those will be your best bang for you buck, they dont fall very far behind the 9x0's.

AnandTech Bench comparisons - http://www.anandtech.com/cpuchipsets...spx?i=2736&p=1

In my opinon that will be the best bang for the buck as far as CPU goes. I'd put in 256, or 512MB of RAM and load linux on there. Everything would be run in a GUI-less command line.

The 805 is almost too good to be true as far as value goes.
I think LInux would be sweet.

I got the 820 instead because AdeOliver had one for sale at the 805 price--but I hear what you are saying (as Dr. Phil sez) and in the right mobo that should OC well.

One concern for me is noise--and the 805 is supposedly hot--the Venice runs cold--not sure about the Opty. As I would have to listen to yet another PC running I am taking fan noises into account.

Should have bought a different mobo for my 820--the ECS offers zero OC options.
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Cool deal! Looks like you are going to be moving up the ranks.
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post #28 of 41
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Well it's not likely that I will get a chance to build this rig immediately...but soon enough I should have the wherewithall to get some more cores crunching for the cure!
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post #29 of 41
My dual opteron 270s put to shame the rest of my systems.
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That socket is mainly used in workstations and servers is it not?
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