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Old June 1, 2010, 11:38 AM
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Default Best low power GPU for folding

So I've been folding with both my builds, but I want to put a GPU into my XBMC rig as well, it only has a 300W PSU since its an SFF, and it doens't have PCIE power, was wondering what the best card for me to get would be.

Just want to get something that my PSU supports.

What do you guys think?
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Old June 1, 2010, 11:38 AM
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I'd go GT 240 1GB
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Old June 1, 2010, 11:48 AM
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I'd go GT 240 1GB
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Old June 1, 2010, 12:09 PM
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+1 or maybe one of the low power 9800's? :)
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Old June 1, 2010, 12:41 PM
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Yah 240 is prob the way to go, cheap too
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Old June 1, 2010, 01:51 PM
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Another vote for the 240, or even the low power 9800gt versions which dont need a 6pin.
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Old June 1, 2010, 05:46 PM
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Sounds like everyone thinks GT240, this doesn't need 6-pin right?

Will this be close to 5000k ppd?
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i know my 8800(9800) has been getting a steady average of 5k lately. the 240 is better at efficiency tough.
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i know my 8800(9800) has been getting a steady average of 5k lately. the 240 is better at efficiency tough.
I definitely need to get a GPU, I'm running 2 CPUs and getting only 1.7k PPD each. Was thinking of upgrading my CPU, but figured adding a $60-80 GPU would be much more cost efficient.
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I got between 5,200 - 5800K with a GT 240 1GB + OC'd shaders during the Chimp Challenge. I ran three on an ASUS Maximus IV Formula without any additional connectors installed.
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