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Old October 22, 2009, 06:10 PM
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Hey guys...new to the Folding@home and looking to build me first folding rig. I am going to be using my server rig in my sig and trying to decide on the video cards. Have a budget of about $130CAD. So, do I purchase one 260, two 8800GTS or spend a little more and get two 9800??
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I have GTSs, and they produce 5500~6000 ppd. The 260 goes for 6500~7000. The 9800 should be in the same ballpark.
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Will adding more RAM increase my ppd's

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I don't understand your question.
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In order of PPD, it would go two 9800GTXs > two 8800GTs > one GTX260. However, I'd go with the 260, since it'll consume less power, produce much more PPD per GPU, and leave you with the option to add a second GTX260 or something like a GTX275 in the future which would pack a lot more PPD in a single box than a pair of 8800s or 9800s would.
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I don't understand your question.
Sorry, will reword that. Does the amount of ram effect the ppd's
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Sorry, will reword that. Does the amount of ram effect the ppd's
See above.
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GPU Ram? Not that I know of.
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In order of PPD, it would go two 9800GTXs > two 8800GTs > one GTX260. However, I'd go with the 260, since it'll consume less power, produce much more PPD per GPU, and leave you with the option to add a second GTX260 or something like a GTX275 in the future which would pack a lot more PPD in a single box than a pair of 8800s or 9800s would.

Only if you're already running out of RAM.
Thanks! That's exactly what I was looking to know
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In order of PPD, it would go two 9800GTXs > two 8800GTs > one GTX260. However, I'd go with the 260, since it'll consume less power, produce much more PPD per GPU, and leave you with the option to add a second GTX260 or something like a GTX275 in the future which would pack a lot more PPD in a single box than a pair of 8800s or 9800s would.

Only if you're already running out of RAM.
Agreed, only if you don't have a budget. He mentionned a budget of 130$, hence my reply. You'll never find dual GTXs for 130$.
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