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Cheap folding card?

Post by Wifuzzy » Wed Dec 16, 2009 9:50 am

Anybody got any thoughts on a cheap folding card.....my quick search seems to imply 9600 GSO. Any ideas would be welcome

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Re: Cheap folding card?

Post by Darkstar » Wed Dec 16, 2009 10:23 am

Depends on what you consider cheap, if i was going to get a 9xxx series i would get a 9800gt

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Re: Cheap folding card?

Post by vbironchef » Wed Dec 16, 2009 10:46 am

I have a 250 while I am waiting for my 280's to be RMA. I think it is a very good folder for the money and doesn't use a lot of power. Look at the difference between the 9600gso and the 250 here http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productco ... 6814130509 I think the extra money is worth it.

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Re: Cheap folding card?

Post by Darkstar » Wed Dec 16, 2009 10:53 am

vbironchef wrote:I have a 250 while I am waiting for my 280's to be RMA. I think it is a very good folder for the money and doesn't use a lot of power. Look at the difference between the 9600gso and the 250 here http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productco ... 6814130509 I think the extra money is worth it.

i thought the 250 was a relaunched 9800 ?

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Re: Cheap folding card?

Post by bubba » Wed Dec 16, 2009 10:57 am

I've got a piddly Asus 4650 in the mix, does 3 or 4 work units a day. Not sure what its pulling in the way of ppd but it was 50 bucks or so and works for the PC I shoved it in. Needed a low profile card that didn't require a 6 pin power.
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Re: Cheap folding card?

Post by Wifuzzy » Wed Dec 16, 2009 11:02 am

Darkstar wrote:
vbironchef wrote:I have a 250 while I am waiting for my 280's to be RMA. I think it is a very good folder for the money and doesn't use a lot of power. Look at the difference between the 9600gso and the 250 here http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productco ... 6814130509 I think the extra money is worth it.

i thought the 250 was a relaunched 9800 ?

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9800 GTX+ = 250 [-X
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Re: Cheap folding card?

Post by Darkstar » Wed Dec 16, 2009 11:14 am

Wifuzzy wrote:
Darkstar wrote:
vbironchef wrote:I have a 250 while I am waiting for my 280's to be RMA. I think it is a very good folder for the money and doesn't use a lot of power. Look at the difference between the 9600gso and the 250 here http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productco ... 6814130509 I think the extra money is worth it.

i thought the 250 was a relaunched 9800 ?

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Re: Cheap folding card?

Post by Wifuzzy » Wed Dec 16, 2009 11:25 am

vbironchef wrote:I have a 250 while I am waiting for my 280's to be RMA. I think it is a very good folder for the money and doesn't use a lot of power. Look at the difference between the 9600gso and the 250 here http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productco ... 6814130509 I think the extra money is worth it.
Wrong GSO...the 512 and 1 gig modles only have 48 proccessors...the 384 and 768 modles have 96...big difference in [email protected] I have read the 384 is good for 3K-4K per day.

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Re: Cheap folding card?

Post by Wifuzzy » Wed Dec 16, 2009 11:31 am

i thought the 250 was a relaunched 9800 ?

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9800 GTX+ = 250 [-X[/quote]

[-X 9800GTX+ = 250GSO[/quote]


[-X [-X 9800 GTX+ = 250 GTS [-X [-X http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=3523 :) I'm not sure where the 250 GSO thing came from?

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Re: Cheap folding card?

Post by Darkstar » Wed Dec 16, 2009 11:42 am

lol, my inattention.....should have been GTS but the GSO from the original 9600 stuck


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Re: Cheap folding card?

Post by Wifuzzy » Wed Dec 16, 2009 11:44 am

Darkstar wrote:lol, my inattention.....should have been GTS but the GSO from the original 9600 stuck


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I just left off the GTS...I didn't think there was any other kind...could be wrong about that though?
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Re: Cheap folding card?

Post by Wifuzzy » Wed Dec 16, 2009 11:49 am

The reason I started this tread was because I have 2 comps at work that fun 24/7...I think they both have PCI-E slots. Was thinking about tossing a card in them, but for economic reasons the need to be cheap.

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Re: Cheap folding card?

Post by Darkstar » Wed Dec 16, 2009 12:01 pm

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Re: Cheap folding card?

Post by Wifuzzy » Wed Dec 16, 2009 12:08 pm

I'm in Canada...so need the .ca site. But I as looking at that one.

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Re: Cheap folding card?

Post by InspectahACE » Wed Dec 16, 2009 1:56 pm

Wifuzzy wrote:
vbironchef wrote:I have a 250 while I am waiting for my 280's to be RMA. I think it is a very good folder for the money and doesn't use a lot of power. Look at the difference between the 9600gso and the 250 here http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productco ... 6814130509 I think the extra money is worth it.
Wrong GSO...the 512 and 1 gig modles only have 48 proccessors...the 384 and 768 modles have 96...big difference in [email protected] I have read the 384 is good for 3K-4K per day.

They did make 512MB and 1GB models with 96 processors.I bought a pair of 512MB 9600 GSO's for only $50 each brand new when they were on newegg 2 months ago..now theyre deactivated


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Re: Cheap folding card?

Post by vbironchef » Wed Dec 16, 2009 9:54 pm

250=6001ppd average.

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Re: Cheap folding card?

Post by DMB2000uk » Thu Dec 17, 2009 3:39 am

I picked up a couple of second hand 8800GS's for the folding war, which are essentially 9600GSO's. The points for the price is about the best ratio you can get at the minute.

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