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Old October 14, 2008, 04:57 PM
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Alright so I bought an Abit P35 board from someone on these forums and plan to use it in a super cheap NAS/Folding rig.

I don't know what to get for the system though...I would be hoping to get the parts used to keep down the cost... Was hoping for a E5200 and 8800GT but I doubt I'll get that

I'm hoping to keep the budget for both those components for around 100$
I'll then put in a Sparkle 400w PSU(I'll pick that up from NCIX for it's PP price and pick up whatever HDD's I like at the time...will probably only need 500gb or so to start

So I was wondering what I should be looking at for a CPU/GPU combo?
Can something like an 8600GT pull in any points?

BTW I'm currently (attempting) to mod an old ATX case to be inverted ATX and accept 2 or 3 120mm fans

anyone have any suggestions? I realistically don't plan to have this rig up for about 2-3 months but would like to get the ideas going

BTW I am already folding on a 4870 and Q6600 pulling in about 5000 PPD (theoretically) but this box I would like to leave on 24/7


Thanks for any and all suggestions
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Old October 14, 2008, 05:11 PM
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A 8800GS along with a cheap E2180 would be a good bet but it's around 150$ for both. You might have a chance to score a E2140/E2160/E2180 for about 40$ if you look around.
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Old October 14, 2008, 05:22 PM
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I second the 8800GS, for a GPU Client.
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Old October 14, 2008, 05:30 PM
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hm... how many PPD can an 8800GS pull in if left running 24/7?
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Old October 14, 2008, 05:30 PM
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about 4500 ;)
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Old October 14, 2008, 05:45 PM
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wow hmm.... I'll definatley consider that thanks guys....so anyone selling an 8800GS? lol
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wow hmm.... I'll definatley consider that thanks guys....so anyone selling an 8800GS? lol
I was selling two when you bought my mobo. It's now gone unfortunately :(
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I was selling two when you bought my mobo. It's now gone unfortunately :(

lol I gotta start looking again...anyways I got some time
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Old October 14, 2008, 07:27 PM
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just how cheep are you looking? if you can skimp out on all but the proc and the gcard, the 9800 gx2 is on for 270 right now and will pull off almost 10k pdd between the two cores.

but now that i think of it, if you price match 2 8800gs cards, you can buy them for 69 each, so $140 for almost 10 k ppd
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Where are the 8800GS $69?
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