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Just realized I had more horsepower sitting in the basement for folding, a dual Xeon just sitting there counting bits as a Unraid server with and attached DAS.

It's a Dell Precision T5600 "workstation" setup with the carcass of an old PC as the DAS.


What video cards could I put in there to crank up the heat?  The Dell has a single 8-pin PCI-E power cable to share (300W total for GPUs = 75W x16 slot + 75W x16 slot + 150W 8 pin cable), so I'm limited a bit.   The DAS side also has  2 6-pin PCI-E power cables I could extend / tap into. 

 

I could go dual used 1060s, or maybe a 5700xt?  What's my best option for my constraints?

 

 

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If you have the cards already, put the most powerful card that the system can support.  

If you are buying something then maybe think twice about this.  I wouldn't buy a card JUST to fold with.

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2 hours ago, TheGlenlivet said:

If you have the cards already, put the most powerful card that the system can support.  

If you are buying something then maybe think twice about this.  I wouldn't buy a card JUST to fold with.

There's also Plex encoding that could benefit from this. 

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