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SkipCox 30th May 2005 00:14

Folding4Cheap
 
This is how I fold for cheap.

wutske 30th May 2005 06:33

Did the same thing, cost me 0 :D
Got 2 shuttle boards and a PIII 733 from my dad's work, added an old P&A heatsink w/ a quiet 80mm fan, S3 Virge PCI graka, an old hdd (large enough for WinXP, but to noisy for the night), put this in a case and feeded it with and old 250W psu (wich makes a strange noise, but I think it are the coils vibrating, or something like that).

It works, albeit pretty slow, the thing starter by downloading a unit wich takes a lot of hours per step :(

[Bonbon] 30th May 2005 11:38

electricity is the main cost imo

SkipCox 30th May 2005 18:42

Yep, it\'s slow...currently working on p2002 with 7500 frames at 1\'13" per frame. That\'s 152 hours for the wu.

On the plus side, it doesn\'t use much power, is dead quiet, and doesn\'t suffer from heat concerns on 100F days.

Machines like these can be a good solution for teams where 5% of the team is doing 95% of the work.

jmke 30th May 2005 22:13

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Originally posted by [Bonbon]
electricity is the main cost imo

a very large cost indeed; 2400 in one year; I decided to stop folding when I saw the bill.

BZRK 30th May 2005 22:37

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Originally posted by jmke



a very large cost indeed; 2400 in one year; I decided to stop folding when I saw the bill.

And how many pc\'s are we talking about then?

jmke 30th May 2005 22:39

7.

[Bonbon] 31st May 2005 00:50

instead of folding ,
i donate now every year some cash for research

http://www.tegenkanker.be

SkipCox 31st May 2005 01:16

Good Gawd jmke...that\'s 3,000 bucks. I don\'t spend that much on electricity in three years.

Maddy 1st June 2005 14:21

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Originally posted by jmke
7.
all 24/24 7/7 ?


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