themattman wrote:I might start saving for a dedicated folding build as a side project of mine. I want to make sure I get the most bang for the buck with one PC, so I assume I would do a 4 video card setup.
Just to make sure, is it possible to have 4 GPU's on one motherboard fold efficiently? Will I need a quad core CPU to handle all the processing or will a dual core CPU be ok?
In terms of power, how big of a power supply would I need? Is there any type of calculator where I can determine what power supply will be good enough for a 4 video card setup that will just be folding? I'm assuming that I would get 4 8800gt's.
How many amps would the PC be drawing? Would it be anywhere near tripping the circuit breaker when connected to a standard power strip? Is there a standard tripping point? (In case I add another older PC's to the farm)
I think the best setup is without a case, on a shelf, and in the garage so you don't have to listen to little piggy's noises or be bothered by the heat. Plus, it will make your neighbors wonder what-in-the-heck you are up to!