Im looking to Fold 24/7, Need help with Hardware
View Single Post
September 30, 2011, 02:48 PM
Hall Of Fame
Join Date: Apr 2011
My System Specs
my foray into this subject proved that at the moment a cheap dedicated machine that can process -bigadv, the best producer, would not be cheaper than 350$, and that is with used hardware. Cheapest route is a dual LGA 771 mobo, you can try ebay for a used HP XW mobo, a pair of matching quad core xeons, and at least 4 GB ram. other route is core i7 920, lga 1366 mobo, 4 GB ram, and very good cooler in order to ovc the hell out of the i7. I7 920 can be had on ebay for around 180, mobo is at least 100$ and 6 GB of ram would be around 50. If you are lucky you can get the combo for around 300$ but you would still need an excellent cooler, Noctua or Xigmatek which are at least 50$, so again nothing before 350$. you can consider GPU folding, GTS 450 is the best PPD/watt producer, or some old 8800GT/9800GT/GTX/GTX+/GTS 250/GTX260 cards. also GTX 460 and so on. Ati cards fare less in PPD production.
you could also try the new SB Xeons, the E3 email@example.comGHz is 240$ on newegg.ca. take a cheap LGA 1155 mobo and some ram and you are set. But again we come at the 350$ threshold.
As for my folding system, I preferred a CAS 8 dual channel memory kit instead of a triple channel slower kit.
Last edited by MARSTG; September 30, 2011 at
My System Specs
Asus Sabertooth X58
Xeon L5639@3.00 GHz
G.SKILL Ripjaws X F3-12800CL8D-8GBXM
Asus Radeon HD 7850 Direct CU II
Antec EA 650W Green
Chenming DX 601
Asus Xonar DGX
external USB Panasonic DVD burner 8x
32" Samsung LED TV
View Public Profile
Send a private message to MARSTG
Find all posts by MARSTG