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?
06-02-2009, 06:54 PM #16GamingTek Guest
Im a bit unsure...
Still though, I voted for no more then $400
06-21-2009, 02:10 PM #17MoonRunX 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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06-22-2009, 10:31 AM #18
I just voted for 'less than $400'.
I've just purchased a new GTX275. I bought it mainly for gaming, but I'm definitely going to start folding on it in the next few days, as soon as I'll verify that its overclock is stable enough and temps are not going too high during folding...Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 (G0) @3.4GHz (8 x 425)
Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P Motherboard
Scythe Mugen II CPU Cooler
OCZ Vista Performance Gold XTC PC-6400 DDR2 4GB (2x2GB) @800MHz 5-5-5-15@2T
Gigabyte HD6950 2GB @HD6970 (Unlocked Shaders and Clocks )
CoolerMaster HAF-932 Case
Sapphire PurePower 950W PSU
60GB OCZ Agility SSD (FW 1.5) w/ Windows 7 Ultimate x64
1.5TB HDs --> DATA
Logitech X-530 5.1 Speakers Set
Viewsonic VX2235WM 22" Wide-Screen LCD
11-01-2009, 02:23 AM #19Dragunover Guest
I would fold more often, but I don't want to run up the power bill and potentially heat my graphics card to too high of a level (though recently I took apart my computer and got the clotting dust in the fan.. like a 200% increase in airflow lol)
11-01-2009, 03:55 AM #20exisus Guest
It would have to depend on my budget. Anything under $200 would be fine but I'd expect the card to be decent in gaming as well. In fact, I'd focus a little more on how much gaming performance I'd get for my dollar rather than how much better one card will fold. At the end of the day, I can always fold more to compensate but I can't bring back the added performance in gameplay.
11-03-2009, 07:16 AM #21Meep Guest
I think the whole folding spectacle is a little ridiculous. There is little reason for it to have been turned into the sort of race that is has been turned into. But on the other hand, I suppose it helps science, which is always a good cause.
11-03-2009, 02:16 PM #22
I can't wait till my Fermi gets here. That thing should fold!!!Viper: Intel I7 3960X | TT Extreme Water 2.0 Cooler | Asus Sabertooth X79| Asus GTX Titan | 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 |
11-03-2009, 08:27 PM #23
You lucky so-n-so!New rig.
Intel Core I-7 860 2.8 GHZ
Corsair H100 water cooler
EVGA P55 Classified 200
8 GB's Corsair Vengeance DDR3
EVGA 680 GTX SC Signature 2
2 TB Hitachi HDD
1200 watt Corsair PSU
Samsung 24 " LED
FOLDING FOR STEPHANIE
11-17-2009, 02:21 AM #24Techinator 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.
11-17-2009, 02:28 AM #25Techinator Guest
I have to agree. While I like distro projects and find it fascinating helping out on my PCs, why is F@H any better than, say, Rosetta or WCG? In the case of WCG, it is doing actual medical research, rather than the more general science of F@H.
The one reason F@H was cool is GPUs (do any other projects use GPUs?), but last time I checked, they require dedicated CPU cores, so you aren't exactly doing "extra" work.
I've never had anyone, certainly not anyone on these "fold for a cure" forums, explain to me why Folding is any better than any other distro project.
11-17-2009, 03:56 AM #26Senior Member Achievements:
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In my case it's not even a matter of "Would I..." but "Will I..." It took me 2 months of folding 24/7 to break 10000 in 25 WU. I don't think folding would influence my GPU upgrades, but when I do upgrade, it'll definitely be more enticing to fold more frequently.
My electricity is included in my rent so it wouldn't bother me to go for the world record! (evil laugh) I'm kidding of course, and I agree to a certain extent that competing is not what it's all about, but if that helps people stay interested in DC, it's a good thing. Doing charity in secret is the only real charity, but public charity (and the bragging rights) are a fairly innocuous step below.
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11-17-2009, 09:33 PM #27Techinator Guest
Had it all figgered out, but for the expense of the solar panel. When the hell are solar panels going to get cheaper?
My inspiration was this guy: http://126.96.36.199/solarinfor.html
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04-05-2010, 02:03 PM #29dhoshaw 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.
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I voted "Yes, but spend no more than $400.00" but I don't think I would spend over $200 for a card unless the $$/perf was better then other cheaper cards.
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