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I would go with GX2s, unless you want the 295s for gaming. I'm getting ~9800-10000ppd on each GX2.
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I would go with GX2s, unless you want the 295s for gaming. I'm getting ~9800-10000ppd on each GX2.

For real? i figured the gtx 295's would do better, i game alot to but nothing graphics intense just some RTS here and there, arnt there 2 cores on a gtx 295?

so whats the best way to spend 1000 for folding / gaming?
 

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I would go with 3 GX2 over 2 295s. You will get more ppd and save a good $250.

I believe the GTX295s are basically 2 downclocked GTX280s which get 6-8k ppd depending on WU.
 

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I would go with 3 GX2 over 2 295s. You will get more ppd and save a good $250.

What would be a good mobo for that setup?

those are 9800 gx2 right?
 

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What would be a good mobo for that setup?

Any 3 or 4 slot. Your 790i would run 3 without a problem.
 

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I would go with 3 GX2 over 2 295s. You will get more ppd and save a good $250.

I believe the GTX295s are basically 2 downclocked GTX280s which get 6-8k ppd depending on WU.

THere's a post on here that proves that you can glitch the GTX 295s to use 100% both cores by making it think there's a third monitor (without the use of a dummy plug) and he was getting 15k ppd...
 

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Any 3 or 4 slot. Your 790i would run 3 without a problem.

Im looking to free up my sig so i dont have to shut done the folding to game for a few hours, what is a reasonable great cpu over clocker that holds 3 cards?
 

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THere's a post on here that proves that you can glitch the GTX 295s to use 100% both cores by making it think there's a third monitor (without the use of a dummy plug) and he was getting 15k ppd...

so 2 295s is about equal to 3 GX2s.
 

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THere's a post on here that proves that you can glitch the GTX 295s to use 100% both cores by making it think there's a third monitor (without the use of a dummy plug) and he was getting 15k ppd...

You have a link?
 

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Uhh big check!


From what?

Its from ehh uhh ehem cough woo hoo a big check!

no last year i got screwed on my unemployment they fixed it and i got all of it in 1 lump sum!
 

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Thanks mort, nobody in my area even sells those and $344.00 seems high for that card, im just going to go to compusa and see what they have. Not enough feedback yet to decide but i will probably go with the 9800 gx2 unless more ocn'ers chime in.
 

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I agree. Report him for being a nuisance and not posting anything helpful or productive.

So OP a stack of GX2 cards en route?
Just about, still scanning for the best deals. Mort pointed to the ebay ones thats probably what ill go with nice price
 

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Just about, still scanning for the best deals. Mort pointed to the ebay ones thats probably what ill go with nice price

Well if you buy used try to get XFX if from the original owner. That way they will still have the lifetime warranty.
 
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Well if you buy used try to get XFX if from the original owner. That way they will still have the lifetime warranty.
O good call on the double warranty lifetime!
 

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Well, i decided to go with 3 x GTX BFG 285 OC edition for a mere $340 each and brand new ^^ Thanks for the input as its always much appreciated. as for the MoBo im going to go with the evga 790I FTW i can get it new for $199 that way i can over clock a CPU for mass folding. Thanks all who helped.
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