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Hey guys,

Another build for ya, that makes 3 so far..

So I build about 2-3 computers a month so I figured I'd post them up here, also going to be doing vlogs for them here soon on my YouTube channel called GamersCreations https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1P94wBjTm8aUiQn0-_DI8w (I feel weird saying this every time I post a build.. Oh-well XD)

This one is a bit different, and everyone will have their opinion about it but keep in mind, this is a machine I built for a client, built to specs he requested for Etherium mining. Had very little input of my own :P

The goal of this build was to be as cheap as possible, with 6 rx470's with 8gbs of vram each, totalling 48gbs of vram in one machine, pretty cool IMO.

the power supply was provided by the client, he already had it so we did not have to buy it.

-edit- added more pics to show the graphics cards plugged in -edit- -Edit 2- Finally did the software stuff! For those curious, the hash rate averages between 80m/h and 110m/h(I believe that's the measurement, sorry still learning)

And here is a video showing the build process! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUGr8m4_81U&t=1s

-Edit 2-

Thanks for reading!

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  • 35 months ago
  • 12 points

wat? que?quoi? atwhay? 什么? какие?

+100000

  • 35 months ago
  • 4 points

这是什么?!?!

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

wait do you think i actually know languages? nah man i used google translate.

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

Haha, don't worry, I studied Chinese in high school and forgot most of it. I remember simple phrases like that. It just means "what is this?"

  • 35 months ago
  • 4 points

yeah i know i google translated that too lol

  • 23 months ago
  • 0 points

lol

  • 23 months ago
  • 0 points

lol

  • 23 months ago
  • 0 points

lol

  • 23 months ago
  • 0 points

lol

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

Lolz

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

how are all the GPUs connected though in pic 3 the leads are obviously not connected

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't have a pic of them all wired up atm, I will post one later, but they are using 6 pci 1x to 16x risers to get from the board to the cards up above.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

If you don't mind, I have a question;

I'm trying to complete a brief-case build, and I'm stumped on how to wire the GPU to my MOBO without dishing out $40+ that I don't have to allocate to this particular portion of the build. What adapters are you using, or what would you recommend to get for an adapter/riser that only needs to complete a 90 degree bend?

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

I am using 1x to 16x risers, because for mining you don't really lose much, but for gaming/normal use I'd strongly recommend a 16x to 16x POWERED(or very short) adapter. and pay attention to the length and the flexibility of the ribbon, that is where most people have issues.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

I added pics to show them plugged in through the risers

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

oh thanks!

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

ナニ?

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

plz i do not know languages

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Took Japanese through high school, I like messing with people :P

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

yep- i take french still

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  • 35 months ago
  • 4 points

I'm gonna go stick my head under the sink, since someone could actually afford 6x 470 8GB.

  • 35 months ago
  • 3 points

Lol I'm right there with you man

  • 35 months ago
  • 3 points

i thought vram duplicates instead of stacking meaning you still have 8gb

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

That is true for a regular machine. For mining rigs it's a bit different because when they are set up they see each card individually.

  • 35 months ago
  • 3 points

ah interesting

  • 35 months ago
  • 3 points

MOTHER OF ALL VRAM BATMAN!!!

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

indeed...

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

6 way crossfire?!?!

  • 35 months ago
  • 3 points

Lol unfortunately not quite. For mining you don't need to crossfire the cards together.

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

Oh!

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

From my Dogecoin mining days, crossfire actually decreased performance.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Exactly why I wont be using it :P

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

I may have replied to the wrong person haha. But looks good -- I miss my mining days :(

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

So will be using a lot of 1x-16x risers I take it? Seen that case on GPUShack, looked neat for large scale like this one. Some pictures of how these are completed may help those unfamiliar with these types of builds... gunna get a lot of questions why the GPU's aren't attached lol

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha thanks for pointing that out, I forgot to put that in the list of parts. But yes 6x PCI 1x to 16x powered risers.

And yes these builds aren't terribly common so it was loads of fun to build, still haven't configured it software side yet though.

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

biggest challenge is keeping all GPU's as independent crunch centers rather than trying to almagamate the data. Causes packet loss when being passed along channels if working together. Best of luck!

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the heads up! I'll keep that in mind when I go to set it up!

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

noice

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

Uhh... can I have one? :P

+1

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Yess :P

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

Do you bottleneck?

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Nah man, the Celeron handles everything I throw at it! (But in all seriousness, ethereum mining uses little to no cpu power)

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

Thats interesting. Whats the point of it using so little cpu power that a celeron is sufficient?

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Ethereum uses little to no cpu power, mostly GPU

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

Meh, theyre the 8GB versions which dont really make any sense from a gamer's perspective. I'd feel sad if they were the 4GB versions, perfect 1080p cards for a low price.

All those Sapphire cards in tandem look pretty schweet tho.

  • 35 months ago
  • 3 points

That's true but it's not for gaming the cards aren't even in crossfire.

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

I know. I meant that the RX470 8GB doesnt really make sense from a gaming perspective so I dont care about seeing 6 of them being beaten on for cryptomining. However, even if they were the 4GB versions, its the client's right to do whatever with their money, but it would just be sad to see perfect budget gaming cards dying from cryptomining. Besides, Polaris refresh is about to be released so the RX 400 cards will be semi-obsolete, assuming pricing is the same.

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

Oh ok i gotcha, I wonder if how that refresh will go, makes me sad my 480 will probably be obsolete. good thing I'm going to a 1070 soon.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Exactly what most people don't understand. Very well said.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah it is a shame to essentially put these cards to death either way, but at least they are serving a good cause :P

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

6 way crossfire ???

+1 for breaking the rules :P

  • 35 months ago
  • 3 points

Thanks for the +1 but unfortunately they wont be configured through crossfire, mining requires them each to be seen individually by the software :P

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

Oh :(

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Lool yeah sorry for the disappointment, I don't think crossfire supports 6 cards anyway :P This way each card is used at full 100% power instead of the way crossfire does it.

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

True, and there are some scaling issues with crossfire anyway

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

Is that much (system) ram needed for mining? And why didn't you plug one of the cards in the actual x16 slot (or didn't use a x16 riser)?

Quite difficult to see how everything is connected from the pictures, but definitely an interesting build.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

I used them all with the risers mostly for the ease of installation and air flow, the 16x slot provides no benefit in mining anyway so it runs fine for the most part.

And yeah it is hard to get decent pics right now, I am still working on the cables.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

I just realized I completely swerved part of your question, that much system ram is NOT needed, 4gb would do. I just ordered it before I found that out.

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

I dont even know hot to put 6 card into ATX Lga mobo and make it work, enlighten me please

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Well there are 6 PCI slots, 5 1x and 1 16x. through the use of 1x to 16x risers you can get them into the board, and for the use of strictly mining there is no real loss with that method.

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

VRAM doesn't stack, so you don't have 48gbs of VRAM, sorry

But besides that, +1 ;)

  • 35 months ago
  • 3 points

It isn't being used as a general PC, there is 48 gbs of vram there, Ethereum mining sees each card independently, but you are correct in general terms, vram doesn't stack.

Not that the Vram actually really matters in this use anyway, as it is the GPU that is what I was after.

Thanks for the +1 though :P

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

Wow, I did not know that Ethereum recognized each GPU independently, so then yes you do effectively have 48gbs of VRAM, that actually pretty cool tbh, I'll change the comment if you'd like :)

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

No you're totally fine, It makes it so less people say the same thing:P

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

Making bank $$$$$$$$

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Hopefully!

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

Can you explain to me what Ethereum mining is??

Very intriguing +1

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

it is a form of altcoin mining, like bit coin. You run the scripts and you get a currency called 'Ethe'. I don't know all the little details about it, but I am told it is very similar to bitcoin.

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

Ah ok that makes sense now thanks

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

I still dont understand the ins and out of mining, but i love this build

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

Haha neither do I, And I also loved this build, so I decided **** it, gonna start here :P

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

WHAT $3,000

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

I wish it was a 3k pc lolz

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

Such a weird motherboard... I love it!

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

I hate it. Never seen a board with molex connections lol

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

That is weird, what would it be for? Supplementary power? What made you choose it? The PCIe slot count?

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

It is very common among other miners was the biggest thing. the other was the amount of PCI slots, on the 1150 socket (cheap cpu) and low cost.

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

Just... WOW! +rep

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

Intel celeron with 6 rx 470s?

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha yes. no bottleneck here ;)

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  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

"watt" in sam hell...

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

haha yessss.

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

Different. Congrats on the featured spot.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

Can it run minecraft

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

No lol

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

$2,000= "affordable"

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

For a 6x gpu ethereum rig, 2k is not bad

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

What's up with that mobo?

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

Its made for mining which is why it has a ton of PCI slots and 2 molex plugs on it for the PCI slots.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

yepppp

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

Haven't seen a mining rig on PCPP for a while. +1 :)

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm curious, why are AMD GPUs better for mining than Nvidia GPUs? Does it have anything to do with the architecture?

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Mostly software support, most turn key mining OS's do not support nvidia. And they are cheaper, as they are basically being sacrificed to the mining gods.. lol

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

Would Skylake work with mining rigs? All of the rigs I've seen have LGA1150 (Haswell) CPUs.

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah, as long as you have risers.
For ethereum, just go for whatever is cheapest; focus your budget on GPUs.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

It would work fine, you see a lot of haswells because of cost. Ethereum uses little to CPU power so the cheapest cpu you can find is basically fine.

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

So wait... could you explain a little more why you chose 1x PCIe adapters, a board with 6 PCIe lanes, with 6 total cards capable of running at more than PCIe 1x?

I'm not sure how mining all works or what parts are best so bear with me ;)

I checked into the parts and came up with something similar but I really don't know how mining works or what the important points are.

You chose:
• Board with 6 PCIe lanes
• CPU with 16 PCIe lanes
• 6 RX470 cards totaling 48GB vram
• 6 PCIe 1x adapters
Resulting in each card utilizing max 1x PCIe lane each?
Total: $2064.26

With the build I put together, you would have:
• Board with 20 PCIe lanes
• CPU with 16 PCIe lanes
• 4x RX480 cards totaling 32GB vram.
Resulting in each card utilizing max 4x PCIe lanes each?
Total: $1591.59
https://pcpartpicker.com/list/w6XG6X

It seems you're going for as much VRam as you can get, rather than utilizing the available performance of the graphics cards.
What would be the reason for this?
What is your PCIe utilization under full load?

I guess I mean to ask: Is this the best way this would work? and why so?

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

So I have had a lot of beers and just relized this was featured, I'll try my best to answer your question(s?) XD

So with this particular build, it was specifically requested to use 8gb 470's(they have very low power draw, rx480's area lot worse)

As far as why 6x rx470's are better perfomance wise for ethereum mining, ethereum mining is mostly reliant on GPU power, and VRAM has little to nothing to do with it, I jsut said '48gbs' of vram cause its cool as **** to me :P

My opinion as to whats best. its all a waist of money either way, mining is not as productive as it used to be. which I did tell the person requesting this build. If you do end up building, keep in mind that it is a very low return per card( it will burn them out) and look into Turn key OS's. Like EtheOS

Sorry if I didnt hit everything or if i'm mislead.

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

I believe Ethereum was created to be asic resistant so VRAM is very important. You couldn't even mine ethereum on a card with less than 2gb of vram.

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks for the info @gbicer

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

Ah ok, yeah the main thing I was curious of is the comparison between: 6x RX470's running at 1x PCIe. 4x RX480's running at 4x PCIe.

The comparison between RX470 and RX480 wouldn't be the main difference I'm curious in. It's the PCIe load efficiency.

I provided a link to a build that I think would actually cost cheaper and utilize more of the graphics cards potential, provide more power and perhaps even be a lower power consumption but I wasn't sure how Ethereum mining works.

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

Is ethereum basically just a new spin on bitcoin, or is it different?

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

It is essentially an Altcoin, so basically the same thing.

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

Check out this link for some more info. https://blog.coinbase.com/a-beginners-guide-to-ethereum-46dd486ceecf The reason Ethereum is the #2 coin on the market now is because it's much more advanced.

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks @gbicer!

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

So, did you just build the frame case or is there some company that makes it.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

a Companty that makes it, I am unsure of what it is since my client that requested the build bought a different case from the one I recommendedc ( XD ).

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

okay

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

What did you use to power the GPU's and the pcie flexible riser thing? would like to know where you got that from

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

I bought the powered PCI Risers from amazon, they run on SATA or Molex adaptors to prevent the motherboard from being fried(which this mother board has molex adaptors to prevent that so its a waist of money. And the 1600 watt evga psu we used has 9 vga power ports so there were plenty of ports for that. Sorry if I misunderstood your Question :P

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

"totalling 48gbs of vram in one machine" So VRAM suddenly stacks?

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Well The Eth software see's each card individually(SO yes, it does stack. ), Unlike with crossfire, even though the vram is useless cause it relies on the GPU. I mostly just said it for the 'cool factor'.

Not all of use get to build 6x card systems often. SO yeah,

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

so I assume Ethereum Mining is like bitcoin mining?

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, it is an altcoin

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

what kind of hash-rate do you get on that?

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

With RX 470s, the lowest he should get per card is 24.5 Mh/s. I'd say 145-150 Mh/s total until it's overclocked.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

any OS combo you recommend? I have been leaning towards EthOS

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

EthOS is a good choice. Personally I just use Windows and run it headless, takes some configuring (installing correct drivers/adjusting pagefile size/overclocking cards).
I've got a rig sitting in the room next to me with the same CPU/motherboard/RAM combo running well.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome! I will take that into account, really hoping for EthOS but it depends on the guy looking to buy it

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't know yet, still deciding on what OS to use, I will let you know when I run it.

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

awesome!

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Hash Rates seem to average between 80-110 Mh/s

Also added a video to show the build process if you were curious:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUGr8m4_81U&t=1s

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Hash Rates seem to average between 80-110 Mh/s

Also added a video to show the build process if you were curious:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUGr8m4_81U&t=1s

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

Mixing an Intel Celeron G1840 with 6 fricking RX470s.

Waaaaat

I could hashcat all day with this :P

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

haha yeah def a weird combo for normal use, but for ethe mining(which uses literally almost no CPU whatso ever) it is fine.

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

Very true. Do you have temperatures and power consumption numbers around?

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

I currently do not, I booted it up for the first time yesterday. I will post up hash rates, temps, and power consumption as soon as I get the Eth mining going :D

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

wat

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

WAT

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm still not sure if that's supposed to be an April Fools joke or something.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Why would it be? Never seen a 6x gpu eth machine?

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

how much is this thing supposed to make per month? xd

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

TBH I am not sure, we will have to see.

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

It would hurt me if it were 70 cents a month

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

You and me both!

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

The annual return is supposed to be around 200 per card, factoring in power consumption, but not component cost. so it is slow moving XD

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

+1, mostly for the 'case', that's quite innovative :)

Don't suppose you have (or can divulge) any details of the software you're setting up on that rig?

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

I am trying to lean towards EthOS, but I havent gotten word back from the client that is having me build it. As it cost money. If we don't go that route it will either be ran on windows(if I feel lazy) or some form of linux.

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

But can it run Crysis?

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Not sure if the Celeron can keep up ;P

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

How high was the client?

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha nice.

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

This is so weird...

But, I love it! +1

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha why do you say that?

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

A number of graphic cards. No wonder you got the feature!

BTW, This is a very expensive space heater! Have fun in the winter while staying cozy!

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

Haha yeah, I honestly wasn't expecting a feature but am very happy about it!

And yeah it is going to do a great job at heating up a room, thankfully I wont have to deal with it as it is for someone else :P

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

Sweet man, subbed to the channel and looking forward to seeing the future builds.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks a lot! I have 2 planned videos right now, more in the future

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

6....6.....6....6......six.........r...x....470s?

WAT

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points
  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

I mean, if it works...

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

wot

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

lmao its you again congrats on getting featured a second time

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

I got featured a second time?

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

I was literally just about to upload my mining rig. Well done lol.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice! And thanks!

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

UMMMM BOTTLENECK????

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

NOoooooooooOOooOoooO

But in all seriousness, the cpu doesnt matter in an ethereum rig, so the cpu is fine.

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

What OS are you using? I have been trying to get my 4 r9 290x's working properly together and haven't had too much luck. Also what driver version are you using, is it 15.3 that Claymore recommends?

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

I haven't actually gotten it running yet, just powered on to check post and stuff like that. But for the OS the one I am shooting for is EthOS

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

oh my watts!! i'm having a hard time looking for that motherboard -_- where to buy?

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

I bought mine from amazon lol, the stock for this motherboard is hit or miss though

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

How did you get the graphics cards to connect with SATA?

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

They aren't connected with SATA, they are plugged into 16x to 1x PCI Risers. The Risers pop into the pci slot and have a cord that connects to the slot the graphics card sits on via USB, then connected to SATA power from the power supply through a Molex adaptor.

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

What about the one pci 16 slot? There are only 5 pcie x1 connectors

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

my apologies. 1x to 16x risers. all 6 pci slots are being used.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

What wbout the one pcie x16 slot?

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Same thing, plugged a 1x to 16x adaptor into it and led it up to the card. not enough room to plug the card directly into the slot. Since this rig is only being used for mining there is little to no loss of performance in a setup like this. I actually made a video talking about it and showing the setup here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUGr8m4_81U&t=1s

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

And I'm sorry for not clarifying, 1x, 4x, and 8x, can be plugged into a 16x. Performance loss is a thing for normal use(not a lot) but for this it is next to nothing.

  • 33 months ago
  • 2 points

What i find odd is that the cards are branded sapphire, and all the boxes are asus STRIX.. explanation?

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Lmao, at first when I read your comment I was like, 'wtf is he talking about', then I realized that I had posted a pic of the other machine I am working on so someone else in the comments can see. XD

The picture of the 30ish card boxes you see is to another project, I had only posted it at the request of another commenter, I was not able to get enough pics or anything to make a full post about it.

  • 33 months ago
  • 2 points

Awesome build! Just wondering, how did you build the case? btw I checked out your youtube channel, great content :)

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man I appreciate it! I didn't actually build the case(was concerned about quality and don't exactly trust my case building skills yet) and just searched 'open air mining rig case' on amazon and it pulled up bunch of options, this one was bought by the client so I do not have a link for it unfortunately.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Holy sweet GabeN...

Very (VERY) unorthodox. I love it!

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Exactly why I loved it as well! Very unique building experiance.

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

I bet you could get serious mining done with this piece of equipment.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

That's the hope, we tried to get as much gpu performance to cost as we could, as well as the lowest amount of power consumption. If this one goes well we will build more to go with it.

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

8 RX 480s? (Literally kill your power bill within minutes.)

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol yeah, that's why we went with the 470's, the power draw on these cards is actually surprisingly low.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

http://imgur.com/gallery/xvE6YHS

There are different tech. already for a long time. Mining farms. http://imgur.com/gallery/xvE6YHS

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

dear god

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

you do realize this (the image you provided) is for bitcoin and not for etherium, which is the coin he's mining?

They use different algorithms that GPUs have a massive advantage in, and bitcoin isn't profitable if you have a rig like the one in the picture, you'd need something much much bigger. ( search bitcoin farm in china)

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

This what AMD was talking about when they said the RX480 crossfire would beat the GTX1080

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha this made me LOL

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, except they never said that.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry for the delayed response on a lot of comments guys! I didn't realize that this build was featured (huge thanks and very stoked!)

:D

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Could someone explain this whole mining thing to me? I google searched it and it just confused me more.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Someone else in this thread referenced this link;

https://blog.coinbase.com/a-beginners-guide-to-ethereum-46dd486ceecf

Mining is just a way to get digital currencies such as bit coin and other altcoins.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Aren't most currencies not profitable for the average home miner anymore?

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

They aren't. Thankfully this is not my build. Over time you could make money still, but you need serious hardware and money to get started

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

What's the hashrate and how much is your estimated income per month?

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

I will post those numbers once I get it up and running!

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Hash Rates seem to average between 80-110 Mh/s Estimated income is about 200 per card per year after factoring in power cost.

Also added a video to show the build process if you were curious:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUGr8m4_81U&t=1s

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

What is mining, i've seen them but don't know what it is.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

What is mining?

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi, which case model is this? Would like to buy one of those

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Whats the hashrate for this setup?

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  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

Haha thanks! And I agree, need at lest 31 gpus to make a difference, will post when we ramp up to that.

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

31!?!?!? Cool build though. Love to see when that happens. Congrats on featured! +1

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Haha, we have more planned in the future depending on how this one goes, thankfully not on my dollar lol

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  • 34 months ago
  • 3 points

Actually working on another setup now with 36 cards(6 separate machines) in one room. pretty fun.

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  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

I cant get enough photos to make a full build post, they are picky about cameras in their office. But I will add a pic of the cards here.

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  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol I am curious as well, I haven't set it up software side yet, right now just an expensive paper weight.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Hash Rates seem to average between 80-110 Mh/s

Also added a video to show the build process if you were curious:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUGr8m4_81U&t=1s

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  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Not sure if the Celeron can keep up ;P

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  • 35 months ago
  • 8 points

Waaat

  • 35 months ago
  • 6 points

WOT

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  • 35 months ago
  • 5 points

WAHT

  • 35 months ago
  • 6 points

WOAH

  • 35 months ago
  • 3 points

1.21 gigaWATs

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  • 35 months ago
  • 6 points

You're drunk Jipster go home.

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  • 35 months ago
  • 3 points

Where does jipster get drunk?

At [Redacted for NSFW content]

Just kidding! =D This has been an interesting conversation...

  • 35 months ago
  • 3 points

Dunno, but wherever it is probably has lots of fans and RGB.

  • 35 months ago
  • 5 points

That wasn't what I was expecting, but well done.

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

No Lmao

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

jip no

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Asking the real questions out here

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  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Ethereum mining, It is 100% gpu based mining.

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  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

We'll have to see ;P (all seriousness, it does. but good callout!)

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