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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.
This.
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I'll answer that question once I go get some new pants on.
I can't stop laughing at this post for some reason. Probably due to the seriousness surrounding how it was posted with no smilies or with any humor involved. XD
     
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http://www.frys.com/product/6514843?...H:MAIN_RSLT_PG

going to pick those up tonight. tax is the same. ill order the CPUs and HDDs after I get home
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ugh someone loan me $20 so I can get the EVGA cards lol. So close....
i have 20 bucks in my paypal account. yours if you want it.
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I don't think you guys heard me...

NO GPU FOLDING!

NO NEED FOR GPUs!

BUY MORE CPUS FOR BIGADV.
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I don't think you guys heard me...

NO GPU FOLDING!

NO NEED FOR GPUs!

BUY MORE CPUS FOR BIGADV.
Again, I will quote MM because he's right.
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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.
This may be true, I'm not the person to ask about the math but somebody should figure out if this would be better. One thing I have to ask though is does the point bonus you get from doing big adv on linux actually line up with the amount of research being done? It would seem silly to do this just to get points instead of the most research done as possible. That said if this CPU route is the way to go I should have a PSU to donate, here in about a week if it would help. I'm not sure of the wattage (I didn't but it and I haven't looked in the comp it's in) but it should be able to run a CPU and mobo without a GPU.

EDIT: I heard you. But IS BIG ADV BETTER FOR THE ACTUAL RESEARCH OR DOES IT JUST GIVE US MORE "POINTS"?
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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.
8 x 560 should in theory yield 136k PPD

2 x 950 bigadv can Yield 70k in about 2 days so around 25k ppd

So that's 85k a day.

Right now we are at 186k PPD

1k might swing 2 more builds. So 4 x 25k will = 100k PPD.

But that's not always consistent. It appears that GPU3 while not as efficient will yield more points

This math is from my experience. However I don't have 4 gpu3 clients running just 2 so the numbers may be off a tad


HFM for reference

    
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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.
True. However 2 x 560 = 32-34k PPD for 460 bucks after rebates. So long as we can builds rigs for the same cost, bigadv folders would be more efficient in the long run in terms of energy use.
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But really, whats wrong with these?
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