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Supply and Demand.

But these are $36 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136098
If we really want to tweak it as much as we can and save for other parts.


So can we move on from HDD now? >.<
Yes. On principle, I'm getting the 500s. Theyre too cheap not to.

My biggest question is about the Zotac cards? Can they be trusted?
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I think if it's in budget we should go for the EVGA 560s, for the support if necessary and lifetime warranty so if they fail after 560s aren't being produced you would most likely get a better card.
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If it was for CPU folding only then thats the way to go but GPU folding in Linux sucks!
Okay, then. A Windows 7 installation is a lot less than 16GB, so it still makes sense.
    
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Gigabyte all the way.
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I think if it's in budget we should go for the EVGA 560s, for the support if necessary and lifetime warranty so if they fail after 560s aren't being produced you would most likely get a better card.
That's why I picked them to start with. Overtime as any individual card dies we'll get a replacement or upgrade which will just improve our investment overall. An option we could entertain is that we get seven cards now to allow for our budget and once the rebates come we buy the 8th card.
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I think if it's in budget we should go for the EVGA 560s, for the support if necessary and lifetime warranty so if they fail after 560s aren't being produced you would most likely get a better card.
I have to agree with this. Even if they are our main folding competitor
    
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Really guys? Why GPU folding? bigadv will yield HUGE more points. I say use the ~$1000+ from the GPUs and buy more i7s and more PSUs and more motherboards and more RAM. 4GHz bigadv folding would TRIUMPH over GPU3.
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ugh someone loan me $20 so I can get the EVGA cards lol. So close....
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That's why I picked them to start with. Overtime as any individual card dies we'll get a replacement or upgrade which will just improve our investment overall. An option we could entertain is that we get seven cards now to allow for our budget and once the rebates come we buy the 8th card.
That makes sense. Go for it!!!
    
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ugh someone loan me $20 so I can get the EVGA cards lol. So close....
If you don't mind waiting a few days for me to transfer some funds to my paypal I'll loan ya it.

Unless someone else here already has it and wants to step in.
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