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I've got a budget of about $250

MSI N470GTX Twin Frozr II
Found a good deal for this card @ $200


MSI N480GTX-M2D15-B GeForce GTX 480
found a good deal for this card @ $300

Is the 480 far superior for folding? if it is I might just purchase it


both these cards better than any GTX 460 right?

anyone recommendations?
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I'd go with the 480. you will get around 14-17k PPD
    
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post #3 of 26
The 480 depending on clocks can get 14-17k PPD while it sounds good it is a rather hot card. (heat output)
How many PCI-E slots do you have so we can make a better suggestion.




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post #5 of 26
Might want to consider the GTX 560. Looks like is only 12% slower than a GTX 480 and it only cost $250 new. Im sure that folding numbers got to be around the same as the GTX 480.


http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum...review-17.html
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post #7 of 26
460gtx is the best bang for the buck. you can get the cheap 768meg ones and still get 12.5k out of them with a mild o/c. i consider 851mhz minor o/c
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post #8 of 26
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Might want to consider the GTX 560. Looks like is only 12% slower than a GTX 480 and it only cost $250 new. Im sure that folding numbers got to be around the same as the GTX 480.


http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum...review-17.html
Sounds great

Are these the new cards or what? 560 better than the 460?

Also is super clocked the way to go? advantages, dis advantages?
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post #9 of 26
GTS 450's win for folding
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post #10 of 26
Just buy 2 gts 450s
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