View Poll Results: Would you buy a new card to Fold@Home on?
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No, I love high power bill and running lots of computers.
Yes, but spend no more than $400.00
Yes, but spend no more than $600.00
Folding, what the heck is that?
06-14-2008, 06:02 PM #1
Would you buy a new card to Fold@Home?
My question is would buy a new card to Fold@Home and play games on if it meant you would not have to use a bunch of other computers to have good Folding progess?Viper: Intel I7 3960X | TT Extreme Water 2.0 Cooler | Asus Sabertooth X79| NVIDIA GTX680| 32GB GSkill RAM | 512GB Crucial M4 SSD | 2TB Seagate | Asus DVD-RW | TT 1200Watt Power Supply | Dell 2707 Monitor | Logitech Z5500 Digital Speaker | Logitch G15 Gaming Keyboard | Logtiech MX Wireless Mouse | Windows 7 64 Ultimate |
06-14-2008, 06:54 PM #2Dragon_CPU Guest
actually I voted for the no more than $400, but really I wont spend more than $200 on any video card.
06-14-2008, 06:56 PM #3
I am with Dragon_CPU. Plus, I don't game......
The boss on the home front (wife) would kill me if I spent that much on a single computer part. She would tell me that I can go buy a whole computer for that price ($400 or more).
By the way, she is technologically challenged! She can understand that I have three computers under my desk. 1 for XP, 1 for Vista, and 1 for Linux.
06-14-2008, 07:12 PM #4Dragon_CPU Guest
Yep thats why it took so long for me to buy a 3870, and I just traded for a 2900XT on another forum to have it to play with but no way I would have ever spent $300 or more for the XT or an x2 or gtx...well you get the picture I like a fast vid card but if it costs more than $200 total forget it sorry just me I'd rather spend the money on a better processor or ram or such...Of course I can afford them though, look how many systems I ve since I joined a few months ago 4...LOL...I go through systems like changing my socks...I just like to test out new parts and then get something different and do it again, I should be a reviewer...HMMM
Anyone call dibs on the current build it'll probably be sold in a month or 2...LMAO
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06-14-2008, 07:16 PM #5
i voted #4 heck the heck is that ... i upgrade my comp mainly for gaming . now if that peticular card can do folding then it will fold .. ( i been waiting for the client to get updated to handle the newer cards from ati ) as far as cost if i can afford 400 bones for a video card i will spend it . 500 not a chance in hell ....
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06-14-2008, 10:46 PM #6
Im thinking of getting a GTX 260, and putting my 8800 GT in another rig to fold. I would also fold the GTX 260 but not as much.
06-14-2008, 11:31 PM #7
I would most def. buy a new card that would outfold all the PCs in my house, Ive been more then happy with the bang i got for my buck on a lonely 9800GTX. Wouldn't mind trying out a dual core card soon to fold and game on!!Well, Art is Art, isn't it? Still, on the other hand, water is water. And east is east and west is west and if you take cranberries and stew them like applesauce they taste much more like prunes than rhubarb does. Now you tell me what you know. ”
06-21-2009, 02:10 PM #8MoonRunX Guest
Would you buy a new card to FoldHome
i would think that you run one EXE per core you plan on folding with...not sure though. where did you get the 5 number from in that article?
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11-17-2009, 02:21 AM #9Techinator Guest
After F@H suddenly dropped X1XXX cards from the program, two of which I bought expressly for that purpose, I am done with buying hardware for F@H. In fact, I am doing Rosetta now, among others (docking, WCG) instead of F@H.
04-05-2010, 02:03 PM #10dhoshaw Guest
I'm currently folding with 2 9800GX2s, 8800GT & 9600GSO. Just bought a 5850 Toxic to game/fold on hoping the GPU3 client will bring the folding on ATI cards up to par.
11-30-2011, 03:43 PM #11
If I buy a card, I want it for gaming First. Folding is second, since I don't game all the time.
11-30-2011, 03:57 PM #12
that's what most of us do. and some can fold and game at the same time (multiple cards)The path to universal understanding starts here: Say what you mean, and mean what you say.
11-30-2011, 04:05 PM #13
But but but... so the cards are not in SLI? They are individual? And you can set it so that your game uses one and the folding gpu client uses the other?
Wouldn't you rather use both for gaming when you game and both for folding when you fold? Or is there a benefit to having something running all the time?
11-30-2011, 06:59 PM #14
I can use them in SLI if I kill 2 clients. If I'm playing something like L4D that doesn't need the SLI I can game on one and fold on the other. And on old games like Quake 3, I can fold and game at the same time on the same card. And my third card can fold 24/7 (unless I use it for Physx) :D I'm running 2 GTX 480's and a GTX560 in my rig.The path to universal understanding starts here: Say what you mean, and mean what you say.
12-04-2011, 06:17 AM #15
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