Originally Posted by hoth17
Not really. Considering an SR-2 build is twice the cost of an 1155 build.
75k PPD SR-2
50k PPD x 2 1155
1155 > SR-2 for folding
edit: and by the way, I'm typing on an SR-2 build now, so if anything, I am bias toward the SR-2
I didn't get my SR-2 to fold, but I do that on it when it isn't being used as a workstation. In my own mind, the SR-2 was a completely worthwhile investment. According to the article I still get higher PPD at at 2.4 Ghz, stock clocks than the sandy bridge machine does at 3.5 Ghz. (Assuming I am not given a p2684, which seems to be terrible for any machine folding, I'm not bummed out at all about this.) An SR-2 is going to outrun a Sandy Bridge machine when doing workstation-type work such as I use mine for, virtual machines, coding, and many other things, and in this case in folding. It was worth the investment with what I am doing with the computer. Considering that you'll be folding on most of those 7 pci-express slots, you'll make up for any ppd you would have lost from going for Sandy Bridge I'd think.