Budget Folding Card
Well, the build is on so to speak, but the funds are lacking somewhat.
Everything I was going to get from my Tax Refund got cancelled out by unexpected expenses (my puppy :sad:).
So, need to make do with a budget card for now it seems.
I was aiming for a 9800 GTX+ , however that might be out of my reach given that I need a lot of other components for this FOlding Box.
What would be a cheaper alternative to that Card, and still net me some decent PPD?
Thanks in advance guys, stay tuned for more questions about this box!
Otherwise, if ATI's folding has improved, get the 4670 for $100 or the 4850 for $150. In gaming, the 4850 outperforms the 8800/9800GT, not sure in folding though.
Edit: You have to take account of power consumption too, unless if you don't care about paying electrical bill.
Stay away from ATI for a folding box. My 4870 did 3000 PPD, my GTX260 does 6500. Similar framerates in games. Nvidia invested a bunch of money to optimize the folding software, ATI hasn't caught up yet.
FYI, my 8800GT did about 4500 PPD.
nvidia it is then :).
Too bad the GTS 250 is very overpriced right now :(
So, the most efficient folding system might be running a low-end CPU with a 4 PCIe slot motherboard, all running the 8800/9800 GT.
9600GSO with 384mb and 768mb of Ram (96 SP).. IF you can find any for a good price...
8800GS 384Mb would be another good choice.
Thank you very much guys! I had illusions of Grandeur of making a Super Folder, but the other lady in my life needed my hard earned tax money first!
I will look into trying to find one of those cards, and hopefully get one step closer to a full time Folder!
Hey ST, I got a Galaxy 8800GT (single slot) and an EVGA 9800GT (dual slot) that I'm about to post up in a day or two. I got the 9800GT from Zlojack and only used it for a week or so before I got a GX2. The 9800's got a colourful history...I believe 3.0 is also well aquianted with it!:rofl: Shoot me a PM if you're interested...I'll give you a preferred rate!
Hey ST...talk to nademon about the 9800GT first, but if the price is too steep for ya fire me off a PM about a 384MB 9600GSO I have in my sig.
I was going to give you first dibs on it anyhow, but I am trying to get confirmation on the foldingforum.org website if my 9800GTX+ will work with a GTS 250. If it will then i will be selling my 9600GSO, if not I may have to hold out.
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