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Hey everyone,

I just recently started folding and the addiction is already settling in. tongue.gif
Along with my sig rig, I'd like to set-up one of my old machines to run the GPU client 24/7 along with a CPU client if it's worth it.

However, I'll need to get a new motherboard that supports PCI-E. Considering that Socket 478 motherboards aren't exactly cheap.
I decided it would be better to just get a new CPU and mobo and cannabilize the rest of the parts from my old rig (400w power supply, HDD, DDR2 RAM, etc)

tl;dr: What's a good, cheap CPU/mobo combo and GPU I can use to increase my PPD?
post #2 of 4
The Biostar/Athlon X2 bundle down at Microcenter + a GTS450 or GTX460.
    
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Originally Posted by MR KROGOTH;12531087 
The Biostar/Athlon X2 bundle down at Microcenter + a GTS450 or GTX460.

Wow that's fantastic! I plan on heading to the Microcenter in PA tomorrow to pick up my i7 950, so this works out pretty well!

Looks like it works with this as well. Should I spend the extra money for this instead (deal still applies)? Or is it not worth folding on the CPU?
post #4 of 4
Check my hfm stats... A similar cpu is in my f3 rig pushing 4 Gpu clients. Mine unlocked to 4 cores. That + 1 Gpu will work well.
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