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980X or 2600K?

Discussion in 'bit-tech Folding Team' started by MODZERO, 14 Oct 2011.

  1. MODZERO

    MODZERO Minimodder

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    Hey Guys,

    My gaming rig is running a i7 950, I was thinking of putting it's hardware in my third Lian Li C32b and buying a 980X for some 12 thread folding. I could then put a 2600K in the gaming rig as they are better for gaming.

    My question, how well does the 980X fold?

    J.
     
  2. andrew8200m

    andrew8200m Modder

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    Very well :)

    May be worth looking for a cheaper 970 or 980 rather than a 980x mind..
     
  3. Kovoet

    Kovoet What's a Dremel?

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    I've thing I will say us that the i7 is finished next year

    Sent from my GT-I9000
     
  4. DocJonz

    DocJonz Another CPC refugee .....

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    The i7 980X folds very well (as mentioned), and better than the i7 980 - I've got two of each :cooldude:
     
  5. jondi_hanluc

    jondi_hanluc Retired Folder

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    I can give you some figures here, I have a 980x clocked at 4.2Ghz it pulls 275w from the wall when folding

    Bigadv under linux
    p2684........45K ppd
    p6900/1.....60K ppd
    p6903........94K ppd
    p6904........90K ppd

    I also have a 970 clocked the same and also produces the same ppd but needs more vcore and pulls 325w from the wall. personally I'd go for the 980, unless you can get a 980x at a resonable price.
     
  6. MODZERO

    MODZERO Minimodder

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    Thanks for all the input guys, I've been eyeing up a few FleaBay 980X's they often sell around £380 ish, If I can pick one up at the right price I'll give this a go.

    J.
     

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