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I'm looking to boost my PPD, and to have PhysX acceleration for my sig rig. With 7, driver conflicts shouldn't be too problematic.

What is the best card for the price, for an Nvidia gpu exclusively for folding and PhysX?
 

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9600 GSO, 8800GS or 9600 GT, more than that is usually overkill.
 
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I'd say the 8800GS. Probably the most popular dedicated folding card out there.

Anywhere to find those new? Newegg doesn't have them anymore.
 

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Anywhere to find those new? Newegg doesn't have them anymore.

I'd ask around here. Folders that are switching to 9800GX2's sell them all the time.
 

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9600 GSO is kinda like the same thing. I would go with 9800 GT's though, around 1000 PPD... single slot... not bad for other uses other than folding if needed.
 

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Anywhere to find those new? Newegg doesn't have them anymore.


8800gs=9600gso

One thing to note though when looking at gso's is pay attention to 1)number of stream processors 2) DDR2 or DDR3. There have been a lot of different variations. Find one with 96 sp and DDR3 and you are golden.
 

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If your wanting to get the most points, I would go for a 9800GT. Not too much more $$ and 1500+ more PPD than a GSO. Newegg has a Sparkle 9800GT for $100 shipped.

I'd really rather keep it closer to $50.
 

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then the Fry's GSO is your best bet.
Also look around here, some upgrading their farms are selling them for $60-65.
 

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Also, does the 9600/8800 require more than one PCIe power connection?

I've no other PCIe connections on my PSU, and I'd rather not have to use more than one adapter.
 

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Also, does the 9600/8800 require more than one PCIe power connection?

I've no other PCIe connections on my PSU, and I'd rather not have to use more than one adapter.

nope just 1
 
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