Originally Posted by RunningRioT
What do you think i can get for a good folding system for under 500?
If you are just going to use it for Folding and thats it, I wouldn't spend alot of money on anything except a decent mobo and a good CPU.
You could get a mobo whithout all the bells and whistles (still get a decent one though), get a P4 w/ht (2.4C are running around $159 at newegg). Get the smallest Hard drive you could get (don't need anything big just for folding), atleast 512Mb Ram (some cheap value ram) a cheap video card or get a mobo with onboard video, Windows xp, a cheap case, a cd-rom and thats about it.
2.4C P4 --->$159 http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...116-157&depa=1
mobo ---> $90 http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...131-484&depa=0
RAM ---> $87 http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...141-413&depa=1
Hard drive --->$46 http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...140-133&depa=1
cd drive ---> around $20
windows xp ---> around $90
Case around $50
cheap Video card $60 unless you get a mobo with onboard video.
Well this is a little above $500 but it gives you an idea, you can go cheaper if you want to.