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RAM does not effect folding. There was no difference between 2 and 4 gigabytes on my machine.
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RAM does not effect folding. There was no difference between 2 and 4 gigabytes on my machine.
+1 - folding on my ubuntu 10.10 x64 vm seems to only use <1gig
     
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If you do a console only install i.e. with no gui, you may be able to increase folding performance too. I've found some weird effects of video card drivers affecting cpu benchmarks by as much as 10% on my redhat with nvidia (official nvidia drivers seem slower than the bundled nv drivers).
     
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RAM does not effect folding. There was no difference between 2 and 4 gigabytes on my machine.
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+1 - folding on my ubuntu 10.10 x64 vm seems to only use <1gig
Thanks for the info. Also thanks Kick for that find! I think I will definitely snatch that one up!
post #35 of 39
Tha absolute cheapest s775 board with at least 3 pci-e slots. And then fill it with 3 gtx460's, an old hdd thats been laying around, used psu from sale sections, 2gb ram and whatever cpu you can afford with remaining cash.... Buying all used of course!

Should be good for 34kPPD+
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post #36 of 39
When you're considering p67 builds, you're forgetting about video. You'll need a cheapo video card just to see what you're doing, unless you've got something better already. It just isn't figured in your pricing.
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USMCZ - this deal on a psu might help you out $14 for a 430 corsair

http://www.overclock.net/online-deal...430-14-ar.html
     
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USMCZ - this deal on a psu might help you out $14 for a 430 corsair

http://www.overclock.net/online-deal...430-14-ar.html
Hey thanks for the heads up! +repped

I'm currently in between the proposed setups we've discussed here, and a possible server build (with selective buying to get decent deals). Mainly due to the fact that the server will use significantly less power over the course of a month, and that could be some very real $$ savings there.

Not to mention some leaked possible bulldozer number are showing INSANE folding PPD--I might just stockpile some cash and wait for those to drop
post #39 of 39
I'll chime in here. I decided to go with a GPU folding machine instead of 2600K. But because I wasn't aware of the 2600K folding power at the time.

The CPU option is _FAR_ superior. The graphics cards are very loud and heat is a serious issue. You are limited by slot size and/or case size unless you want to build a custom enclosure. Driver issues can also be a problem if mixing GPU cards.

And the last part, if you want to OC the CPU for optimal performance, you can get a cheap water cooling setup. Watercooling the GPUs will be much more expensive.

I write this as my GPU fans blast away. Damn loud bastards.
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