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Getting rid of a GTX260

Discussion in 'Team OcUK Distributed Computing Projects' started by SiriusB, 10 May 2010.

  1. SiriusB

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    As per the title really!

    I am shedding one of my GTX 260s, most likely the Sparkle as I still have the box :D. I got it from OcUK not that long ago and has done a fine job.

    If any of you are interested I will put it up in the MM.

    The proceeds will go towards the i7, 6GB RAM and Gigabyte mobo that will be going into my server! :D [Incidentally I will probably have a Q6600/RAM/Mobo available in the MM too!]

    Not sure when I will be getting the new parts as I am waiting to see how much money I will have left once I pay off some bills. This is just a heads up for anyone thinking of getting a card for FOLDING [you Seti nerds can do one! :p]
     
  2. k3v

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    oi
     
  3. Marine Iguana

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    Checks wallet *cries* stupid useless old car :(

    Don't upgrade to soon i want to revenge stomp you before then :p
     
  4. verbal

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    I might be interested. Is it one of the 216 shader core ones? Do you have a link to the exact card or an image/photo of it?
     
  5. didgemaster

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    what sort of clocks are you getting on the Q6600 and what are you cooling it under and what temps are you getting?
     
  6. SiriusB

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    This is the exact Sparkle GTX 260. Except mine has a black cooler, not white as in the picture.

    As far as I can tell all the original packaging is still here too. I will even throw in a dummy plug :D

    The Q6600 is currently running at stock speeds. However, it used to run, and fold, at 3.6GHz. Temperatures were always acceptable under a Scythe Ninja Rev. B. I did have it 3.8GHz for a short period but it needed too many volts for the Ninja to keep it cool. Better cooling/WC and I imagine it will be happy at 3.8. This was all in its current mobo, an Asus P5B Deluxe.

    Q6600 info:
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  7. didgemaster

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    ^---Give us a shout when you are putting it on - I will have to see what funds I have!
     
  8. SiriusB

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    Will do.

    Right, need to find some nylon to wrap it in...


    :p
     
  9. didgemaster

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    :eek:

    lol
     
  10. rich99million

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    I have an offcut of some brand new carpet you could wrap it in - would be nice and cushioned then too :D
     
  11. Biffa

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    Nylon and iron filings I find keeps it nice and insulated.
     
  12. SiriusB

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    :D
     
  13. ToxicTBag

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    Will keep an eye open for that q6600....my poor ps3 is on its last legs for folding :)
     
  14. SiriusB

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    OK, I have the Q6600 and the GTX260 ready to sell, pending me actually packaging them up! :p

    If didge and verbal are still interested could you let me know! If I don't hear back I will just stick em on the MM and see what happens! :p
     
  15. miniyazz

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    I'd also like to register my interest, but I suspect you may choose not to opt for my offer as I work out my spending limits based on folding power/£ :p

    This means that I can offer £60 for it, but you will probably get more elsewhere :)
     
  16. mymorph

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    whats the formula miniyazz, i might like to use it myself..
     
  17. SiriusB

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    I assume you're referring to the GTX? :D
     
  18. miniyazz

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    Yup, the GTX!

    It's roughly based on the cheapest graphics card for the PPD. Currently I reckon it's a toss-up between the 8800GS and 8800GT - each of which I've bought recently for £28 and £35 respectively. I then make a couple of assumptions - that folding power is directly proportional to GFlops, and that every card has the same overclocking potential. So the GTX 260, at roughly 70% more folding power than an 8800GT, is worth roughly 70% more - making £60 and under a good buy :)

    All prices are subject to change, naturally, as the second-hand market prices fluctuate.
     
  19. SiriusB

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    Everything is going into the MM later today if I don't hear back from didgemaster or verbal. Sorry miniyazz, £60 is a bit low and I would like to see if I can sell it for more on the MM. Will keep you in mind if it doesn't sell, however. :)
     
  20. miniyazz

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    Fair enough, I didn't really expect you to take it :) I've yet to see one that low.