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Interested in folding as a side hobby but I will not make it a primary concern of mine so with that said I'm looking for some decent mid-range folding cards that I should look for in the marketplace or possibly on newegg or @ frys.

The reason is not because I can't afford good cards but I simply do not want to put too much money into it.

Also, will all of the folding clients work on Fedora 14?

Thank you.
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GT450'S do very well for folding (price to PPD ratio), not sure about the folding clients working with Fedora 14.
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Originally Posted by appleg33k85 View Post
GT450'S do very well for folding (price to PPD ratio), not sure about the folding clients working with Fedora 14.
I have one and I completely agree. If you dont mind rebates, then I would grab this GTX 460. It is 90 dollars after rebate, although I'm not exactly sure how good Galaxy is with their rebates.

Regarding Fedora and Folding@Home compatibility, I think you should read this.
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do cards benefit from being in SLI for folding or does it not make any difference
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do cards benefit from being in SLI for folding or does it not make any difference
dont think it makes a difference, as with SLI your still running 2 seperate folding clients.
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What was you budget again?
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post #7 of 9
450's and 460's are wicked folders for very little cash.
post #8 of 9
GT 450 and the GTX 460 are the best budget folders currently.
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post #9 of 9
the GT430s are also good folding cards from what i have read - of course it depends on his budget if he has $70 or $120 it changes what is best for budget!
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