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usefulidi0t

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anybody do any 24/7 FOLDING?  what do your power bills look like?  Do you go with evga@folding so you can get evga bucks?  what do you look for in a folding rig?  thinking of just buying a bunch of cheap older gen parts off of ebay that are power efficient and running it under wifi and stuffing it in a closet somewhere.  something thats cheap to fix if something goes out (i.e. processor) which im betting is bound to happen if im gonna run it pegged 24/7/365.

 

thanks in advance!



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It's been quite a few years since I have used anything to fold. I think I was a moderator (EggExpert) of NewEgg's forums at the time, and I folded for their team. (I just went back and checked their archives, this would be in 2007..... Talk about a blast from the past). Back then I just used the GPU client and a CPU client for each core (with HT as well) when I wasn't using my primary PC. I've always had large power supplies (I never want power to be the reason that I can't upgrade), which did make my electric bill more, but it was for a good cause and I could afford it at the time.

 

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Things are bound to have changed by now (as to which is more efficient and how much power it takes). I'd be interested to see/hear your results, though. That's like a past life of mine or something. :)



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goodbowler200

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is this similar to bitcoin mining???



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EryckSylvur

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Its been a while since I did any major folding. I fold for the Overclock.net team. OCN is ranked #4 and I am ranked #131 on the OCN team. Lots of contests for free stuff like GPU's, cases, power supplies, and other computer goodies. The Folding scene has faded a bit recently, but I do plan on returning to it once I get moved and do a hardware upgrade.

 

Here is my EOC Profile. http://folding.extre...php?s=&u=496880


Edited by EryckSylvur, March 24, 2017.





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