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What to do with my 2x GTX460s ?

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Because I'm cutting down on my Folding@Home addiction, I have 2 spare GTX460s. What should I do with them ?
Should I swap them for my HD5750 and HD4890 or should I sell them ?

Thanks !
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Sell them. Buy 1 GTX 560 ti.

The rest, use them to buy an SSD. Or, buy two samsung F3 1TBs, create a RAID0 array with them, then short stroke. Poof! Constant 200+ MB/s read times.


EDIT:

Sell your 460s, use one of your ATI cards. Then create a decent CPU loop, I bet you can squeeze out more juice on that 920 D0
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I forgot to add: Those two ATI cards are split on 2 different PCs, which I have not listed in my sig.
The PC in my sig, will only be used for CPU folding, 24/7, not for running any vga cards.
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may i ask why you are still folding on CPU but not on GPU? GPU should creates more point.
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Originally Posted by Freekers View Post
Because I'm cutting down on my Folding@Home addiction, I have 2 spare GTX460s. What should I do with them ?
Should I swap them for my HD5750 and HD4890 or should I sell them ?

Thanks !
Depends on your gaming needs. The 460 (1g I'm assuming) will overpower either of those ATI cards, but if you don't game much or play under 1080p, you won't really need the extra horsepower. Plus 460s still sell well used.

Since you feel the need to ask, I'm guessing you're at least satisfied with your current cards' performance. Might as well make some money off the 460s while you can!
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Fairly easy to answer...
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may i ask why you are still folding on CPU but not on GPU?
Power consumption.
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GPU should creates more point.
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may i ask why you are still folding on CPU but not on GPU? GPU should creates more point.
-bigadv folding on a CPU gets more points than folding on 1 GPU. If I fold on both GPUs, it would be somewhat equal, but that would double my power consumption

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Depends on your gaming needs. The 460 (1g I'm assuming) will overpower either of those ATI cards, but if you don't game much or play under 1080p, you won't really need the extra horsepower. Plus 460s still sell well used.

Since you feel the need to ask, I'm guessing you're at least satisfied with your current cards' performance. Might as well make some money off the 460s while you can!
Thanks, this helped a lot ! Going to put my GTX 460s on sale then

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Fairly easy to answer...
Power consumption. -bigadv?
Yep, exactly
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