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post #1 of 12
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working out the details on my x6 folding rig... it's going be 24/7 dedicated to bigadv

just need a psu/gpu.. hopefully under $100 for both

i know running GPU3 w/ along with bigadv is going to decrease PPD , what about GPU2? smaller % decrease or same effect as GPU3?

any suggestions for a cheap gpu/psu? 400w enough or..?
post #2 of 12
I would get this so you have some headroom in case you want to add another GPU down the road: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817207007

It's a very good PSU and it's only $70 after the MIR.
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post #3 of 12
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hmm that's more than i want to spend for this rig

i was thinking more like a gt240 + 400w/500w or something

im trying to win this psu lol

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...ht_1535wt_1139
post #4 of 12
Ebay?
Have you tried marketplace and maybe a wanted ad.

Also you can get a $5 GPU if its only for bigadvs, not like it needs to do anything but display. Unless you plan on folding on it too then that depends on your budget...
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post #5 of 12
If you plan on GPU folding, then a GTX260/460 or better is where you want to be for maximum PPD. If you plan on maximising your bigadv, then listen to the others, and just slap in el-cheapo low end GPU like a gt210 or similar and don't gpu fold.

For a bigadv only PSU I'd go for the Corsair CX400 if you can still find one, or the Antec neo Eco 400 which has the same internals. If you want to GPU fold, I'd go for the Antec TPN550. Yes, the 400w units would do it, but for 24/7 folding, I'd personally go for a margin to put the PSU at about 80% load for longer life.
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Or you can get this.
http://www.overclock.net/other-compo...air-cx500.html

Hurry cause I am half tempted to buy it myself...
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post #7 of 12
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is cx500 any good? ive read bad things about cx430 lol
post #8 of 12
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Originally Posted by allikat View Post
If you plan on GPU folding, then a GTX260/460 or better is where you want to be for maximum PPD. If you plan on maximising your bigadv, then listen to the others, and just slap in el-cheapo low end GPU like a gt210 or similar and don't gpu fold.

For a bigadv only PSU I'd go for the Corsair CX400 if you can still find one, or the Antec neo Eco 400 which has the same internals. If you want to GPU fold, I'd go for the Antec TPN550. Yes, the 400w units would do it, but for 24/7 folding, I'd personally go for a margin to put the PSU at about 80% load for longer life.
thx for the suggestion

i think im going with a $20 gt210 off craigslist and still deciding on psu but neo eco 400 is looking good, still looking through used market though
post #9 of 12
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is cx500 any good? ive read bad things about cx430 lol
Everyone blew it out of proportion...
When the final reviews came in it was a good 380w considering it was being sold for $15-20. Honestly if you expect top notch for less than $20 you are a fool to begin with.

Check reviews on that unit to make sure, but I never heard anything bad or PM the PSU guru. Forgot how to spell his name, Pheadru or something. O.o
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post #10 of 12
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hmm cx430 $25 after rebate at amazon.. think it was ~$15 during black friday/xmas lol, but meh

what do you think? should be fine for a gt210 and a OC'd x6 right ?

im reading the jonnyguru review right now lol
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