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I have decided to replace my i7 920 with a new i7 980X. That will leave me with an i7 920 as a spare so I figure I should put it to work in a new "folding only" rig.

For budget purposes lets use $1000.00 (give or take)

Here is a list of what I have:

CPU- i7 920 (from sig rig)
Hard Drive- I have one
DVD/CD- I have one but its IDE
OS- Vista Ultimate 64, Win 7 64, XP

Here is what I think I need to purchase:

Motherboard- Prefer Asus or EVGA
Ram- Is 4GB OK or do I need 6?
Power Supply- Corsair 750?
CPU cooler- Was thinking maybe the H70?
GPU's- Maybe (2) GTX460's?
Case- Could go caseless but may move it around a bit.

Would appreciate any suggestions.

UPDATE: All parts are in and tonight I should get started throwing everything together


Sorry for the poor picture but its a cell phone


 

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for 2 460's and that rig 650watt is the best wattage to get and gives you head room.
Anyone of these
Antec TruePower New 650W, Corsair TX650-C, Corsair HX650, XFX XXX 650W, SeaSonic M12II 620W, SeaSonic X650
 

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4GB is plenty, even 3GB is fine (might be better since it's triple channel). The EVGA X58 SLI or X58 SLI LE would both be good. The H70 should have no issue getting an i7 to 4ghz. The Antec 300 with a pair of fans for the front would be cheap & offer good airflow. A pair of GTX460s would be great, that's ~25-30k PPD. The TX750w would be fine, although you may want to get a TX850w so you can get a 3rd 460 down the road


I'd suggest Win7 X64
 

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We have had reports (grandpa made one and I give it a hearty "he is correct") that Stanford advises 6gb for -bigadv. I set two of mine up with 6gb and I think I made a mistake because of what I read here and set the third up with 3x1gb. Since I have 3 I think I have enough experience to say get the ASUS P6X58D-Preminum and use only vendor approved RAM.

Our "main man" here for fermi folding (markt) advises only 2 fermi gpus per motherboard and I have several 300 cases and I just can't see them flowing enough air for a high clocked i7 and 3 fermis. This is HAF 932, ANTEC 1200, or Corsair 800D territory.
 

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In my 3 unit bigadv experience, the system has not needed more than 2GB of ram (It has 3 total). But if you are using a 920, you really might as well go for tri-channel ram; either 3 GB or 6 GB.

You might as well go for the quality 750w PSU, as it will give you headroom if you decide to upgrade later, and in the meantime, you wont be taking it anywhere near its maximum capacity.
 

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I think you should get a case, either a 300 or the CM Scout storm. Both have been fairly cheap under $75 with rebates or instant savings and fee shipping.

The H70 will be a good cooler... however i think for optimal you could look at the Swiftech line of "starter" WC kits (around $200) but would provide better cooling and mostlikely a better OC.

I would think a set up like this would work:

PSU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139006
CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W - $90

Memory:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145225
CORSAIR DOMINATOR 3GB (3 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR3 - $110

MB:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131665
ASUS Sabertooth X58 LGA 1366 Intel X58 - $200

Or (if you want an extra PCIe Slot)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131614
ASUS P6X58D Premium LGA 1366 Intel X58 - $270

Thats $400 Thus far...

Video X2:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130568
EVGA 01G-P3-1373-AR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) Superclocked EE
At 250 Each = $500

Leaves 100 for a Case, or for a Cooler (or get the non Superclocked and have 200 for a Case and A Cooler
 

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Well I just ordered everything and hopefully it arrives by weeks end. I ended up going with:

CPU- i7 980X (For my sig rig)
Case- HAF 932
PSU- Corsair 750TX
MB- Asus P6T
Memory- Corsair Dominator 3GB 1600
Cooling- Corsair H-70
GPU- (2) Evga GTX460 Superclocked FTW 768MB

Looking forward to seeing how far I can OC the i7 980X and what it will do with a -bigadv wu
 

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That is going to be pretty awesome. Top 10 before long.
 

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Originally Posted by Extreme Newbie View Post
I have decided to replace my i7 920 with a new i7 980X. That will leave me with an i7 920 as a spare so I figure I should put it to work in a new "folding only" rig.

For budget purposes lets use $1000.00 (give or take)

Here is a list of what I have:

CPU- i7 920 (from sig rig)
Hard Drive- I have one
DVD/CD- I have one but its IDE
OS- Vista Ultimate 64, Win 7 64, XP

Here is what I think I need to purchase:

Motherboard- Prefer Asus or EVGA
Ram- Is 4GB OK or do I need 6?
Power Supply- Corsair 750?
CPU cooler- Was thinking maybe the H70?
GPU's- Maybe (2) GTX460's?
Case- Could go caseless but may move it around a bit.

Would appreciate any suggestions.
x650 seasonic $125ish
mobo $200 for decent
ram, wasn't it 6 gigs for i7 920? $200?
2x 460 300-400
h70 100
case cm690? 40+ for refurb

around 1000
 

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Originally Posted by Extreme Newbie View Post
Case, cpu cooler and power supply arrived today
Should have the rest of the stuff tomorrow so I can start slapping this thing together.

Can't wait to see. Combined with your current PPD, you'll be rockin.
 

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An i7 980x and SLI GTX 460s never make a bad pic.
 

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An i7 980x and SLI GTX 460s never make a bad pic.

I'd expect about 75-80k out of that rig if properly OC'd.
 

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My question is why go with the 460s. Depending on when you ordered, they had MSI 470s for $234.99 yesterday!!! I get 16.5k on my single 470 with the -advmethods flag. Also a few days ago I got lucky and got a couple of the 5 min WUs that gave me a total of 48k PPD with a single 470 and an i5 650 @4.5

Click the icon and look at 9/13/2010 if you don't believe me. Stanford website also said I only had two clients so it wasn't somebody else folding for me.

But back on topic that 980x is going to rip through some WUs in no time. Ten -SMP and then strait to -bigadv. If only I could afford one
 

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My question is why go with the 460s. Depending on when you ordered, they had MSI 470s for $234.99 yesterday!!! I get 16.5k on my single 470 with the -advmethods flag. Also a few days ago I got lucky and got a couple of the 5 min WUs that gave me a total of 48k PPD with a single 470 and an i5 650 @4.5

Click the icon and look at 9/13/2010 if you don't believe me. Stanford website also said I only had two clients so it wasn't somebody else folding for me.

But back on topic that 980x is going to rip through some WUs in no time. Ten -SMP and then strait to -bigadv. If only I could afford one

The 460's were only $190.00 each (Canadian) which is why I didn't go with 470's.

Don't need to do 10 -smp's before I go to -bigadv, my passkey is already "bonus" eligible.
 

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Originally Posted by VW_TDI_02 View Post
My question is why go with the 460s. Depending on when you ordered, they had MSI 470s for $234.99 yesterday!!! I get 16.5k on my single 470 with the -advmethods flag. Also a few days ago I got lucky and got a couple of the 5 min WUs that gave me a total of 48k PPD with a single 470 and an i5 650 @4.5

Click the icon and look at 9/13/2010 if you don't believe me. Stanford website also said I only had two clients so it wasn't somebody else folding for me.

But back on topic that 980x is going to rip through some WUs in no time. Ten -SMP and then strait to -bigadv. If only I could afford one

460s get almost 15k PPD, and use about half the electricity. They're much more efficient in the PPD/watt category, and even more so in the PPD/$ category. You could get three 460s for the price of two 470s and a little change for example, and be putting out about 10-12k PPD more, and using less power.

I'm waiting for Nvidia to release something closer to the performance 470/480 with the architecture of the GF104's (GTX 460). That's when I'll take the plunge. I'm just worried that won't happen until next spring, and by then I'll have to suspend most of my folding due to the heat.
 
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