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Message 1329797 - Posted: 21 Jan 2013, 11:43:54 UTC

Hello all,

I am looking to build a new computer (my first home built)and would like to know .. If I build a new machine and want to take advantage of the new GPU's ability to crunch more data for various projects then a standard Windows computer using just a Cpu, will a computer use both the GPU and the CPU(S) on a machine or only use the GPU with the new software made to run on Boinc projects?

I ask as I am not clear about that and wondered if it only uses GPU then I would not go out of my way to build a high end quad as it would not use the Cpu but if it does use both Gpu and Cpu, going with a quad would make sense with a good Gpu over just the gpu and single or dual core.

Any help - thoughts on this to help me out?

Also, anyone build a good machine that would be willing to send me a detail list of the parts they have used to make their machine??

I am thinking no more then $500.00 is where I would be good.


Also, has anyone looked at the quad that best buy is selling for $489.00, is that a deal for using a quad and gpu for seti and einstein or would I be better off building?

THANK YOU ALL in advance to the help/adice.

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Message 1329799 - Posted: 21 Jan 2013, 11:51:14 UTC - in response to Message 1329797.

That depends wholly on what you set it up to do.
In the Seti project preferences you can set:

Use CPU
Enforced by version 6.10+ yes
Use ATI GPU
Enforced by version 6.10+ no
Use NVIDIA GPU
Enforced by version 6.10+ no

The above is how mine is set up. I only run Seti on 3 of the 4 CPU cores that I have. The other CPU core supports my AMD GPU running Einstein.

Of course, there at Einstein my project preferences show:
Use CPU
Enforced by version 6.10+ no
Use ATI GPU
Enforced by version 6.10+ yes
Use NVIDIA GPU
Enforced by version 6.10+ no

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