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So I would like to build a computer that is able to do big adv folding. Yes I am wanting to boost my ppd more. I was looking into what I can do big adv with and so far I guess I am left with a icore 7 processor, or an amd x6 1100 processor or a xeon processor. I am cheap and want to spend the least amount of money for this build as its going to be a dedicated folding box with gpu folders aleast two gpus or more.
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Well the xeons will be too expensive if you want an 8 core or 6 core.. there are some nice i7's with 4core + HT, but i haven't looked at prices in a while. I'm guessing AMD is the way to go for cost..

Are you planning to ONLY fold on this machine?
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Do you have a Microcenter nearby? That really makes a difference or do you mind buying it off OCN marketplace.
You can get a i7 920-950 for around $200.

Also do you plan on adding GPUs into the mix?
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Originally Posted by thurst0n View Post
Well the xeons will be too expensive if you want an 8 core or 6 core.. there are some nice i7's with 4core + HT, but i haven't looked at prices in a while. I'm guessing AMD is the way to go for cost..

Are you planning to ONLY fold on this machine?
AMD x6 CPUs will not fold BigAdv without VMing or installing Linux.

In the US you can pick up an i7-950 for only $200 through MicroCenter and Fry's every now and again.

I just diagonally-graded my rig from an x6 as a matter of fact....
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SpinpontF3 1TB, WD 250, and WD320 Lite-On DT Waterblocks DT5Noz Waterblock Swiftech Komodo 6900-1 Waterblock 
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post #5 of 5
the cheapest I have seen is either a socket 1156 or socket 1366 i7 quads with ht (over here that is,scandinavia).

INTEL CPU Intel Quad Core i7 870 (2.93GHz) S-1156

INTEL CPU Core i7-950 3.06GHz S-1366

depending on motherboad,cooling and ram they will need some beefy overclock,if picking out a good mb which can hold faster ram that job would be easier, on the other hand it increses the price too (most of the time),asrock have some cheaper motherboards though,haven´t ran any of them,asus here,or gigabyte.

Was checking all that up recently,but got selfish and upgrade my gaming pc instead,good for me,bad for folding at home.
Edited by folding_reject - 12/30/10 at 6:53am
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