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Discussion in 'bit-tech Folding Team' started by penryn 2 hertz, 17 Jan 2011.

  1. penryn 2 hertz

    penryn 2 hertz I'm not a science fiction writer...

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    hi i just started folding for custom pc and bit tech 4 days ago and im finding it to be very addictive to say the least checking my scores and points at 3 hour intervals and feeling so full of guilt when i stop my gpu cpu client's even finding myself looking through ebay for gpus and sli mobo's i have an old athlon 64x2 54000 2.8ghz and some new kingston hyper x ram 2gb ddr2 800mhz and i have a spare corsair tx650w so im going to buy an am2 sli mobo and 2 9800gt's for a dedicated folding pc so do you have a folding addition ???.:D
     
  2. One_Box

    One_Box Folder of the month April 2012

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    Welcome to the team I'm sure you'll have a lot of fun :thumb:
     
  3. BennieboyUK

    BennieboyUK CPC Folder of the Month Sep 2011

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    Welcome to the team, loads of great people hrre that will be able to help with any questions. So post away!
     
  4. paddi70

    paddi70 What's a Dremel?

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    aaah, my friend this is where it all begins. Welcome fellow folding brother. May the fold be with you :rock:
     
  5. saspro

    saspro IT monkey

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    Welcome to the team.

    Give me a shout if you're on the lookout for 9800GT's
     
  6. standinwave

    standinwave Folding in memory of my mum

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    Welcome to the team! :thumb:

    I started in 2004 and didn't bother much about things in the early days, partly because there were not many active folders anyway. I guess I was spurred on to try harder after my mum died from breast cancer in Dec 2009. I find it very addictive and upload my stats to my personal webspace incessantly. I cannot compete (at the moment) with phoenicis or benniboyuk, but who knows! It's got to the point where I think that if I won the Lottery what would I build :blush:
     
  7. Phalanx

    Phalanx Needs more dragons and stuff.

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    Conversly, I am actually losing interest in folding. Don't get me wrong, I think it's a great cause, but I'm getting fed up of having lacklustre equipment to do it and feeling like I'm not even worth bothering with the hardware I do have.

    As it stands, I'll probably end up running the hardware I do have until it breaks, then stop and move on.
     
  8. Christopher N. Lew

    Christopher N. Lew Folding in memory of my father

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    [Tedious grown-up advice] Ah, well now, it's one of those things - if you put in a bit of effort, you'll get more out of it. [/Tedious grown-up advice]

    ... but I know what you mean. I've got to the stage where I no longer obsess over every little detail of the set up, and every point earned. The economics of folding 24/7 are beginning to take their toll, but having friends and relations with the diseases gives me a desire to continue by some means.
     
  9. narwen

    narwen narwen

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    Ph4lanx half million points a month. 110th in team in a couple of months top 100. thats pretty good going.:clap::clap::clap:
     
  10. Phalanx

    Phalanx Needs more dragons and stuff.

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    narwen, like I said, it's not that I don't think it's a good cause, but it's just that I'm outstripped on so many levels by other people with better hardware. Rather than the two machines of low spec I run now, I'd rather just one high-spec machine and let it run, but I can't afford to do that.

    I did consider splitting apart my folding rigs, selling the parts and buying a single more powerful rig, but I just don't know.
     
  11. GeorgeStorm

    GeorgeStorm Aggressive PC Builder

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    Every little helps
    For ages I was just folding on a 4870, getting approx 3k PPD. Didn't stop me, it's both for a good cause, and nice to be part of such a good group of people :)
     
  12. narwen

    narwen narwen

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    Ph4lanx your still in the top 10% of producers.
     
  13. coolamasta

    coolamasta Folding@Home CC Captain 2010/11/12

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    Welcome to the team mate, this is where it all starts, I started off with a pair of 9800GT's and now, well we wont go there but 6 rigs later and I still feel like I need to improve on hardware!
     
  14. houch

    houch Minimodder

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    it is very addictive, i had pushed me ps3 very hard over two years of folding and im still not happy. if i had the funds i would have so much better stuff <---which pisses me missis off , someone said about winning 10k and i started talking bout the pc id build she stopped me and said "i thought ud want to go back to disney" i was like "but id love a pc to fold on" lol
     
  15. holzj17

    holzj17 What's a Dremel?

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    same here i spend all my time when bored trawling through the internet drooling at 980x's and SR-2 rigs, knowing full well i wont be able to afford one for at least 2-3 years :sigh:
     
  16. One_Box

    One_Box Folder of the month April 2012

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    Don't give up Ph4lanx!! your PPD is much higher than mine. You and all the team members are making a valuable contribution to the science which is the main point after all.

    The bar has been raised so high in terms of a 'top 20' finish of late that it is now completely out of my reach with the resources I can deploy (I may add a SandyBridge set up later this year however) :D
     
  17. Ph4ZeD

    Ph4ZeD What's a Dremel?

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    Asus P8P67 + 2600K would be the sound basis for a folding rig and capable of crunching bigadvs.
     
  18. GeorgeStorm

    GeorgeStorm Aggressive PC Builder

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    Mm, SB can knock out crazy numbers with bigadv, 40k is probably doable without going mental on the volts.
     

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