View Single Post
  #4 (permalink)  
Old June 19, 2012, 02:40 PM
frontier204 frontier204 is offline
Hall Of Fame
F@H
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Ottawa, ON
Posts: 1,230

My System Specs

Default

That really depends on your definition of "cheap" and "efficient". With the hardware you have, a relatively inexpensive upgrade would be to undervolt your Core2Duo or Pentium 4 and then pair it up with a GTX 450, 460, 550Ti, or 560 for 9000-13000PPD average at modest power consumption. Getting a CPU+motherboard+RAM to get the same 9000+ PPD would be more expensive than the GPUs I mentioned. You'll need to use Windows though because of the GPU folding.

If you have a budget in mind and know how much you'll tolerate on your electric bill, then we can help you with a decision.
__________________
"The computer programmer says they should drive the car around the block and see if the tire fixes itself." [src]
Reply With Quote