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Going to start folding sometime soon, take advantage of the free Internet and electricity at my University while I live on campus. Anyway my mobo has a third pci-e slot that I'm not using. Remembering back to the manual I believe it only was 8x speed or something? I'd prefer to stick with an Asus brand card, I like Asus and my other 2 cards are Asus so I'd like to stick with that. Obviously bigger card the better but I'm not looking for anything fancy. Just something that can utilize the third slot, fold, and do some PhysX occasionally.

A few more possible guidelines, however not limited to, single slot, and passively cooled.

What would you guys recommend?
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GTX 460 FTW...around 12k ppd..you like asus, then go for Direct II CU series..
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Originally Posted by derickwm View Post

A few more possible guidelines, however not limited to, single slot, and passively cooled.

What would you guys recommend?
You could always buy a third GTS 450.
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I found a low profile single slot card for you. It's Palit but it is a good brand. Only problem is it's a 250 still it has CUDA and will get you quite a few ppd.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814187098
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Passively cooled?

GT 430 - that fan should be silent.

Newegg


GT 430 - This is fanless, but it isn't single slot.

Newegg


GTS 450 - Single slot with fan

Newegg



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post #6 of 6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Hackcremo View Post
GTX 460 FTW...around 12k ppd..you like asus, then go for Direct II CU series..
Guess I should have mentioned a price...not really looking for something that is better/more expensive than a gts450.

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Originally Posted by youra6 View Post
You could always buy a third GTS 450.
It's a thought.

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Originally Posted by LiLChris View Post
Passively cooled?

GT 430 - that fan should be silent.
Newegg


GT 430 - This is fanless, but it isn't single slot.
Newegg


GTS 450 - Single slot with fan
Newegg


What the heck do you use that for?
Mmm I like that fanless GT430! And I don't use it all just another reason to start folding!
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