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Title: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: topslop1 on May 04, 2011, 12:49:40 PM
I'm curious to see some pictures of those mining rigs.  Share your pictures of your rig and then details of build and mhash/sec.  Let's get a frame of reference up here with some visuals. 

I'm a gamer so this is an older gaming rig (2+ years old now) 

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v198/topslop1/2011-05-05_02-14-09_817.jpg?t=1304576741

A single 4890 that produces 100 mhash.  Bitcoin mining will help me justify putting together a tri or quad video card setup relatively soon.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: eleuthria on May 04, 2011, 01:51:20 PM
Wish you had posted this last night, I just added my third 100% mining rig to my little cluster.  Total count is now 4 mining rigs (one doubles as a webserver for my store) and 1 gaming rig which spends most its time mining.  Will post a picture in about 10 hours :).


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: eleuthria on May 04, 2011, 02:20:38 PM
a more recent rig: http://www.bitcoinminer.com/post/4911802629/mining-contracts-vladimir

What kinda hardware/cooling is going on in those server boxes?  I looked at setting up a true cluster like that, but it just seemed like the computer wouldn't be able to vent the heat of the cards efficiently.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: xanadu on May 04, 2011, 02:55:26 PM
I'm curious to see some pictures of those mining rigs.  Share your pictures of your rig and then details of build and mhash/sec.  Let's get a frame of reference up here with some visuals.  I will use this first post as a place holder and take a picture of my own rig later today.

I am fortunate enough to have a shop with space for me to setup my mining rigs.  So far I've just gone with the open "bench" setup to save on costs and to make cooling easy.

In the photo you can see the bench with three rigs (a mix of 5870, 5970 and one older 5840) on the floor is the Bitcoin solo server running in -server mode, which also has 2 5870's.  There are a couple of other machines in my office with 5870's elsewhere.  I am at 3.8G/hash and adding about 1/g/hash per week buying up cheap used cards via craigslist.

I am working on building a good Ubuntu Live ATI ISO file today in an attempt to eliminate all of the hard drives by using USB thumb drives, that'll save on electricity as well as hardware costs going forward.

http://www.eskimo.com/~dan/rig.jpg


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: zoro on May 04, 2011, 03:04:00 PM
i have them also on air. what are you doing about the dust!?


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: BitcoinRigs.com on May 04, 2011, 07:26:14 PM
First PR-2000 off the line. Generates over 2.0 GH/s using 3x 6990s at stock clocks.

http://img852.imageshack.us/img852/1476/bitcoinrigspr2000.jpg


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: OVerLoRDI on May 04, 2011, 07:51:35 PM
First PR-2000 off the line. Generates over 2.0 GH/s using 3x 6990s at stock clocks.


What motherboard is that with that kind of spacing?


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Jaime Frontero on May 04, 2011, 07:59:40 PM
First PR-2000 off the line. Generates over 2.0 GH/s using 3x 6990s at stock clocks.


What motherboard is that with that kind of spacing?

looks like some kind of MSI - "Military Class"...


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: ataranlen on May 04, 2011, 08:16:26 PM
No cards in the system when I took this picture, just showing some cable management.
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y264/ataranlen/th_100_1798.jpg (http://s7.photobucket.com/albums/y264/ataranlen/?action=view&current=100_1798.jpg)
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y264/ataranlen/th_100_1796.jpg (http://s7.photobucket.com/albums/y264/ataranlen/?action=view&current=100_1796.jpg)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Cryptoman on May 04, 2011, 09:09:45 PM
MSI 890FXA-GD70 is my guess. Some of the capacitors don't match a MSI 790FX-GD70.

Yes, I believe that is what it is.  The 6990's appear to be in slots 1, 4 and 7.  The bottom card is hanging off the end of the mobo, which is not a problem since it's in a Cooler Master HAF-942 case, which has 9 slots.  Nice job.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: JJG on May 04, 2011, 09:29:25 PM
I am fortunate enough to have a shop with space for me to setup my mining rigs.  So far I've just gone with the open "bench" setup to save on costs and to make cooling easy.
...

Nice. I like your setup. Low overhead and great cooling potential.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Dayofswords on May 04, 2011, 09:48:40 PM
I feel so outmatched.

at home, i have a 5570 that gets 63 MH/s(.063 GH/s) going to the slush pool. i run it when the PC is on. and I'm glad just to be getting that 64mh

at least I'm mining when I can when at school.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Jaime Frontero on May 04, 2011, 10:06:34 PM
I feel so outmatched.

at home, i have a 5570 that gets 63 MH/s(.063 GH/s) going to the slush pool. i run it when the PC is on. and I'm glad just to be getting that 64mh

at least I'm mining when I can when at school.

"I feel so outmatched."

you have no reason to.

how many people on earth - out of a population of somewhere around 7 billion - are doing better than you are?  two or three thousand?

i note that you can probably get $50 bucks for your 5570, and pick up a 5770 for an additional 60-70 dollars or so.  that would triple your hash rate.  40ish BTC/mo in slush's pool.

go for it.  you're a student:  it's not like you have to eat or anything... :)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: grndzero on May 04, 2011, 10:14:16 PM

However, keep the case open and point to the cards a largish table fan and than it could be quite a nice rig ...


The side panel on this one almost is a box fan.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ImageGallery.aspx?CurImage=11-119-160-TS&ISList=11-119-160-Z01%2c11-119-160-Z02%2c11-119-160-Z03%2c11-119-160-Z04%2c11-119-160-Z05%2c11-119-160-Z06%2c11-119-160-Z07%2c11-119-160-Z08%2c11-119-160-Z09%2c11-119-160-Z10&S7ImageFlag=1&Item=N82E16811119160&Depa=0&WaterMark=1&Description=COOLER%20MASTER%20HAF%20932%20Advanced%20RC-932-KKN5-GP%20Black%20Steel%20ATX%20Full%20Tower%20Compucase%20Case%20with%20USB%203.0%20and%20Black%20Interior (http://www.newegg.com/Product/ImageGallery.aspx?CurImage=11-119-160-TS&ISList=11-119-160-Z01%2c11-119-160-Z02%2c11-119-160-Z03%2c11-119-160-Z04%2c11-119-160-Z05%2c11-119-160-Z06%2c11-119-160-Z07%2c11-119-160-Z08%2c11-119-160-Z09%2c11-119-160-Z10&S7ImageFlag=1&Item=N82E16811119160&Depa=0&WaterMark=1&Description=COOLER%20MASTER%20HAF%20932%20Advanced%20RC-932-KKN5-GP%20Black%20Steel%20ATX%20Full%20Tower%20Compucase%20Case%20with%20USB%203.0%20and%20Black%20Interior)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Jaime Frontero on May 04, 2011, 10:20:37 PM

yeah.  i have an AZZA Hurrican case like that:  tons of very slow airflow.  my cards are touching 80 C, which is a bit warm for my taste.  i have a couple of fan voltage regulators on the way...


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: dingus on May 04, 2011, 10:25:10 PM
here is my 3x 5970 setup with open-air cooling: http://imgur.com/KZNSy


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Jaime Frontero on May 04, 2011, 10:27:06 PM
here is my 3x 5970 setup with open-air cooling: http://imgur.com/KZNSy

holy buckets...

what temps do the top two cards run at?


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: eleuthria on May 04, 2011, 10:35:49 PM
here is my 3x 5970 setup with open-air cooling: http://imgur.com/KZNSy

Looking at that picture I suddenly had this urgent need to make sure I had no loose papers on my desk in case they suddenly caught fire.  Then I considered the secondary use of all that heat and how it could be turned into a pizza oven (I'm hungry :().


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Jaime Frontero on May 04, 2011, 10:45:21 PM
here is my 3x 5970 setup with open-air cooling: http://imgur.com/KZNSy

Looking at that picture I suddenly had this urgent need to make sure I had no loose papers on my desk in case they suddenly caught fire.  Then I considered the secondary use of all that heat and how it could be turned into a pizza oven (I'm hungry :().

thin crust on the top two.

very thin...

and garlic wafers on the third.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: ataranlen on May 04, 2011, 11:30:29 PM
here is my 3x 5970 setup with open-air cooling: http://imgur.com/KZNSy

Looking at that picture I suddenly had this urgent need to make sure I had no loose papers on my desk in case they suddenly caught fire.  Then I considered the secondary use of all that heat and how it could be turned into a pizza oven (I'm hungry :().

thin crust on the top two.

very thin...

and garlic wafers on the third.

I prefer my good ol' fashioned 5970 sandwich!

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y264/ataranlen/th_100_1796.jpg (http://s7.photobucket.com/albums/y264/ataranlen/?action=view&current=100_1796.jpg)

With its hard PCB and plastic 5970 bread, and its hot 5970 shaped MEAT!


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: eleuthria on May 05, 2011, 12:50:05 AM
http://www.eleuthria.com/Front-Shot.jpg
http://www.eleuthria.com/Side-Shot.jpg

As promised earlier, my current rigs.  Just added the third one so it's not perfectly lined up with the other two.  I have a fourth larger rig that doubles as my web server in a different room.

I stuck with HAF 922s because for $80 they have solid resale value for gamers, tons of room inside to do any crazy stuff I want later.  I have one more to add to this cluster next week, and possibly 2 more after that by the end of the month.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Posidon on May 05, 2011, 12:57:22 AM
Eleuthria, what type of cases are those?


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: eleuthria on May 05, 2011, 01:03:16 AM
Correction to my post/previous post, HAF 922.  932 is my gaming case.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Cryptoman on May 05, 2011, 03:10:42 AM
HAF in reality is not high airflow, but half passable and not noisy airflow
They can be made to have very good airflow.  The first thing to do is get rid of the 3.5" drive cage.  You can then put a pair of 120 X 38 mm high-flow fans in the front, and they will dump a ton of cool air directly on the GPUs.  Also, the PSU is drawing cool air from underneath the case, which helps to extend its life dramatically compared to top-mount designs.  However, the CM 690 II is actually Cooler Master's best case in terms of airflow. 


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: smgoller on May 05, 2011, 03:57:56 AM
http://i.imgur.com/50mLJ.jpg (http://imgur.com/50mLJ)

Here's my current rig, air-cooled 5870x2. It's got 10 fans, with room for 5 more.  ;D


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: charliesheen on May 05, 2011, 04:11:07 AM
http://i.imgur.com/ny7vT.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/vfkeK.jpg

3 X haf 912's
3 X pentium 4 proc.
3 X hd5970
3 X sub $50 600 watt power supply
3 X sub $50 generic MB 1 slot per
3 X 160 GB HDD
1 rear case fan per case, obviously psu and 5970 fan
no Over Clock
always on
Ubuntu 10.10
poclbm
i dd the image to the next hdd after the first one. Hardware configuration 30min. software configuration setup is 5 min.

1.7 - 2.1 gh/s, an individual GPU fluctuates from 290-310 mh/s
 


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: ataranlen on May 05, 2011, 04:23:49 AM
http://i.imgur.com/50mLJ.jpg (http://imgur.com/50mLJ)

Here's my current rig, air-cooled 5870x2. It's got 10 fans, with room for 5 more.  ;D

Just curious, how does that case hold up as far as temps on those 5870's? I've been considering it as my new Gaming PC case.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: humble on May 05, 2011, 04:28:10 AM
My first rig is probably the world's second ugliest miner:
http://noosworx.com/post/2917305636/worlds-second-ugliest-bitcoin-miner

Since then I've added a small 6 GPU cluster (pic says 5 but I've since added another one):
http://yfrog.com/h7i69haj

I buy second-hand mobos and cases from FreeGeek and outfit with new PSUs and second-hand (Craigslist) GPUs.

Current total hashing rate is 2.9G. Total cost so far ~CAD$2K.

Poclbm under Ubuntu 10.10.

((Yes that's a Tor sticker on one. It's also acting as a Tor exit node))  ;)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: smgoller on May 05, 2011, 04:30:10 AM


Here's my current rig, air-cooled 5870x2. It's got 10 fans, with room for 5 more.  ;D

Just curious, how does that case hold up as far as temps on those 5870's? I've been considering it as my new Gaming PC case.

66 and 78C respectively under full load, at 990 core/344 mem. Antec says you're supposed to direct all fans inward to create positive air pressure and force the heat out through the mesh. I'm planning on adding a couple more fans on the top, that point out, since most of the heat seems to be exiting there. The front of the case has nothing but a 2.5" ssd on the floor, so it's significantly cooler than the rest of the box. It might be that if I force air down from the top, the hot air will go to the front of the case. I'll be experimenting over the next few days.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: dingus on May 05, 2011, 06:10:47 AM
here is my 3x 5970 setup with open-air cooling: http://imgur.com/KZNSy

Looking at that picture I suddenly had this urgent need to make sure I had no loose papers on my desk in case they suddenly caught fire.  Then I considered the secondary use of all that heat and how it could be turned into a pizza oven (I'm hungry :().
Oh yeah it is a pretty decent space heater, let me tell you. This is an older picture; the temp of the middle card gets way too high. I have them spaced out more now. That mobo has 5 pcie slots, so it can fit 3 of those 5970s more spaced out than in the picture I posted. You cannot keep this rig in a room with the door closed as it will turn that room into a sauna.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: allinvain on May 05, 2011, 08:07:52 AM
here is my 3x 5970 setup with open-air cooling: http://imgur.com/KZNSy

Looking at that picture I suddenly had this urgent need to make sure I had no loose papers on my desk in case they suddenly caught fire.  Then I considered the secondary use of all that heat and how it could be turned into a pizza oven (I'm hungry :().
Oh yeah it is a pretty decent space heater, let me tell you. This is an older picture; the temp of the middle card gets way too high. I have them spaced out more now. That mobo has 5 pcie slots, so it can fit 3 of those 5970s more spaced out than in the picture I posted. You cannot keep this rig in a room with the door closed as it will turn that room into a sauna.

Dang that just gives me an idea of how I can double my bitcoin mining profits. I shall open up a sauna business and power it with mining rigs! Brilliant I say! lol :p


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: dingus on May 05, 2011, 08:26:11 AM
here is my 3x 5970 setup with open-air cooling: http://imgur.com/KZNSy

Looking at that picture I suddenly had this urgent need to make sure I had no loose papers on my desk in case they suddenly caught fire.  Then I considered the secondary use of all that heat and how it could be turned into a pizza oven (I'm hungry :().
Oh yeah it is a pretty decent space heater, let me tell you. This is an older picture; the temp of the middle card gets way too high. I have them spaced out more now. That mobo has 5 pcie slots, so it can fit 3 of those 5970s more spaced out than in the picture I posted. You cannot keep this rig in a room with the door closed as it will turn that room into a sauna.

Dang that just gives me an idea of how I can double my bitcoin mining profits. I shall open up a sauna business and power it with mining rigs! Brilliant I say! lol :p


Did I mention the noise? It's like a mini 747 engine.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: allinvain on May 05, 2011, 08:31:40 AM
here is my 3x 5970 setup with open-air cooling: http://imgur.com/KZNSy

Looking at that picture I suddenly had this urgent need to make sure I had no loose papers on my desk in case they suddenly caught fire.  Then I considered the secondary use of all that heat and how it could be turned into a pizza oven (I'm hungry :().
Oh yeah it is a pretty decent space heater, let me tell you. This is an older picture; the temp of the middle card gets way too high. I have them spaced out more now. That mobo has 5 pcie slots, so it can fit 3 of those 5970s more spaced out than in the picture I posted. You cannot keep this rig in a room with the door closed as it will turn that room into a sauna.

Dang that just gives me an idea of how I can double my bitcoin mining profits. I shall open up a sauna business and power it with mining rigs! Brilliant I say! lol :p


Did I mention the noise? It's like a mini 747 engine.

Aha! But here the power of the neocortex shall come in handy! I shall put the miners in a different room and I shall run a heating vent flexible tube all the way to the sauna. OK, /me is silly.



Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Andrew Vorobyov on May 05, 2011, 09:44:29 AM
come on guys... everybody has android/iphone now.. Post some video!


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: dbitcoin on May 05, 2011, 09:53:52 AM
come on guys... everybody has android/iphone now.. Post some video!

Who say this  ???

I prefer good old phones. Something like SE k790.

p.s. Btw, my phone able record video ;D


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: eleuthria on May 05, 2011, 02:00:39 PM
This thread is so awesome! A bunch of guys in their garages are making history and leaving world's top 500 supercomputers in the dust....

It's certainly an eye opener.  I've been charting out estimated difficulty jumps, BTC exchange rates, and mHash/watt vs mHash/$ investment even more lately.  If I expand much more I'm going to have to create additional circuits in my house to avoid tripping breakers.

I'm also working with some friends who have experience with growing marijuana to work on creating a more cost effective ventilation system to force the heat through my attic and then out of the house, rather than relying (mostly) on air conditioning.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: topslop1 on May 05, 2011, 02:09:44 PM
This thread is so awesome! A bunch of guys in their garages are making history and leaving world's top 500 supercomputers in the dust....

It's certainly an eye opener.  I've been charting out estimated difficulty jumps, BTC exchange rates, and mHash/watt vs mHash/$ investment even more lately.  If I expand much more I'm going to have to create additional circuits in my house to avoid tripping breakers.

I'm also working with some friends who have experience with growing marijuana to work on creating a more cost effective ventilation system to force the heat through my attic and then out of the house, rather than relying (mostly) on air conditioning.

And they said that stoners weren't good for anything... Ha.

I think that the level of accessibility makes this project neat.  I can have a 2 year old rig push very little mining collectively or I can choose to invest in a very modern and very gpu intensive setup that will make me a somewhat competitive miner.  What you may have already versus an entirely new project.  Start with a little or a lot.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Cryptoman on May 05, 2011, 02:34:11 PM
((Yes that's a Tor sticker on one. It's also acting as a Tor exit node))  ;)

You are a brave soul!  +1 reputation point for that.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Jaime Frontero on May 05, 2011, 04:19:34 PM
This thread is so awesome! A bunch of guys in their garages are making history and leaving world's top 500 supercomputers in the dust....

why vladimir...

garages are where history has always been made (see: jobs, steve; wright, bros, & etc.).  the trick is to avoid the carbon monoxide.

has the network really surpassed the world's top 500 super computers as of now?  there was a link on a forum page somewhere, but i can't find it now...


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: dingus on May 05, 2011, 05:58:04 PM
This thread is so awesome! A bunch of guys in their garages are making history and leaving world's top 500 supercomputers in the dust....

why vladimir...

garages are where history has always been made (see: jobs, steve; wright, bros, & etc.).  the trick is to avoid the carbon monoxide.

has the network really surpassed the world's top 500 super computers as of now?  there was a link on a forum page somewhere, but i can't find it now...

My rig stays in the cool confines of a Florida air conditioned home. Put it in the garage and it will melt through the earth's surface and cause China syndrome.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: OVerLoRDI on May 05, 2011, 07:02:36 PM
rig in air-conditioned home means your PUE (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Power_usage_effectiveness) is 2. For comparison recently Facebook boasted that their coolest DC has 1.07 PUE and as another example my DC1 has PUE of 1.03.

PUE of 2 essentially means you pay twice for your rig's electricity. Not much to be proud of, really.

AC is definitely killer on efficiency.  I have to run AC on warm days, but usually only between the hours of 2pm-5pm.  Also the AC isn't aggressively run, 80F, keeps the cards cool enough.  It hurts, but the setup is still profitable.  Rest of the time box fans take care of cooling.  Also its a window unit, so its just cooling one room, not the whole house.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: dingus on May 05, 2011, 08:16:47 PM
rig in air-conditioned home means your PUE (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Power_usage_effectiveness) is 2. For comparison recently Facebook boasted that their coolest DC has 1.07 PUE and as another example my DC1 has PUE of 1.03.

PUE of 2 essentially means you pay twice for your rig's electricity. Not much to be proud of, really.

Well, I guess since I don't pay the bill for the house the rig is in I don't really have to worry about the PUE, do I?


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: humble on May 05, 2011, 08:31:54 PM
((Yes that's a Tor sticker on one. It's also acting as a Tor exit node))  ;)

You are a brave soul!  +1 reputation point for that.


Thanks! That's a extra nice compliment, coming from "Cryptoman" ;-)  (seriously!)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: slurch on May 05, 2011, 08:39:04 PM
Ah...Photobucket finally came back up. Here's what I have to share:

http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/n626/slurch/1dbaed4c.jpg

I'm operating off of the assumption that the dust improves my hashrate by 10-20%...this may be flawed logic, though... :P


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: slurch on May 05, 2011, 08:51:44 PM
Ah...Photobucket finally came back up. Here's what I have to share:

I'm operating off of the assumption that the dust improves my hashrate by 10-20%...this may be flawed logic, though... :P

Holy... You know, just because we are called miners doesn't mean we have to actually be in a mine...

Ah, shit...I'll get a rag... :P


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: eleuthria on May 05, 2011, 09:04:48 PM
Ah...Photobucket finally came back up. Here's what I have to share:

I'm operating off of the assumption that the dust improves my hashrate by 10-20%...this may be flawed logic, though... :P

Holy... You know, just because we are called miners doesn't mean we have to actually be in a mine...

I've seen things....things...much much worse than what was pictured above.  I strongly believe that I exterminated a new intelligent race that formed inside the computer a friend brought to me after it stopped working.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: thelasttrueone on May 06, 2011, 12:31:36 AM
Bottom left of my profile picture. 3X5870 running on wonderful free university electricity.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: NghtRppr on May 06, 2011, 12:34:08 AM
Bottom left of my profile picture. 3X5870 running on wonderful free university electricity.

You either paid for it with your tuition money or some tax payer is paying for it.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: allinvain on May 06, 2011, 03:12:06 AM
First PR-2000 off the line. Generates over 2.0 GH/s using 3x 6990s at stock clocks.

How loud is that?  I have one 6990 in a Antec P183 and the fans go nuts when I mine.  Even underclocking and undervolting, it's still blasting the fan around 2500-3000RPM to clear the case, and that's with the two egress and one ingress case fan going full bore.

I've always been taught that leaving the case open is not actually good for cooling but I have a feeling these cards are a case unto themselves.  Do most of you running 6990s run open?  I'll be putting in a spare 5870 soon and I don't want to have to go the water cooled route. (At that point I'll sell it all and just mine on my Mac Pro.)

Should I just go to Home Depot and buy a box fan, open up both sides of the case, and let it rip? :-)

Careful with those box fans. Some of them can consume quite a lot of juice - easily above 40W which is more than a good 140mm fan. I'd go with extra case cooling if possible. Also it strikes me that the P183 doesn't have good air flow, but I could be wrong.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: allinvain on May 06, 2011, 03:16:11 AM
Bottom left of my profile picture. 3X5870 running on wonderful free university electricity.

You either paid for it with your tuition money or some tax payer is paying for it.

Probably a little bit from column A and a little bit from column B...:P


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: charliesheen on May 06, 2011, 05:53:18 AM
Here is a video of my rig:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j86pORrusUo


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: SlaveInDebt on May 06, 2011, 06:11:03 AM
Taking a break
http://i52.tinypic.com/m20y9.jpg
5 PCIe slots 5850/5870/5970's in bound  ;)

Main Rig 2x5850's
http://i51.tinypic.com/2yxogep.jpg

+A few other 5850's and 5770's laying around town. :D


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: thelasttrueone on May 06, 2011, 06:12:15 AM
Well aren't you clever bitcoin 2 cash. The amount of know it all on this forum is amazing. What I mean is I do not pay by the kwh so power doesn't have to factor into my mining costs.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: bbulker on May 06, 2011, 06:44:13 AM
Here is a video of my rig:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j86pORrusUo

Nice video, I really enjoy mining rig videos for some reason.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: mrb on May 06, 2011, 11:52:55 AM
nope, if you do not pay for electricity either than you can claim PUE of infinity... Google, Facebook, Yahoo, M$, Sun, SGI and others will be green with envy  ;D

Well, you can claim an impossible PUE of 0 :-)

PUE = facility power / equipment power
If you don't pay, it is as if you provide zero power to the facility, but somehow your equipment gets power anyway... magic yay!


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Sukrim on May 06, 2011, 12:53:19 PM
Well, as long as it is as cold around here as currently, I also have a PUE below 1 (even with paying my own electricity) because I have a use for the heat generated.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: allinvain on May 06, 2011, 07:41:22 PM
Careful with those box fans. Some of them can consume quite a lot of juice - easily above 40W which is more than a good 140mm fan. I'd go with extra case cooling if possible. Also it strikes me that the P183 doesn't have good air flow, but I could be wrong.

The box fan was a bit of hyperbole.  The inside of the case is otherwise quite cool.  The 6990 vents out from both ends, so I've cleared paths each way, removing one drive bay and moving an egress fan there as well to maintain lower air pressure for that path, although a fan venting *out* through a filter/mesh goes against all the rules of thumb over the years.

I don't have a reliable way of measuring flowing air temperature at the moment so I can't capably determine the temperature differential between the card's intake (in the center of the card) and its dual exhaust.  I'll tell the wife this is the time of year to have an HVAC consultant look at our furnace and guide him over to my computers as well. :-)

I'm about this >< close to buying a watercooling kit and waterblock for the 6990 and seeing if it solves the problem.  I'm coming around to the idea that I have a defective card, but after removing and reseating/pasting the heat sink I've voided the warranty.  This would also eliminate the need for an extender so I could put my 5870 in this box as well.

Watercooling kit and lines + waterblock + 6990 will go fast on craigslist to some gamer when I'm done with this thing and I'm throwing distance from the Cal campus. :-)  (Jeez, I just now realized what those holes with gaskets are for on the back of the case...)

Hmm, a watercooling kit will definitely solve any cooling issues but bear in mind that a typical waterblock will set you back $150 or more. I know for example koolance asks around $160, but you may be able to find a cheaper waterblock somewhere (ebay maybe?).

As for the warranty, what brand is your 6990? If XFX they will still warranty you even if you did all that work to it.

Heheh..hey when you get tired of the card (and assuming there is no hardware defect) give me a shout and I'll pick up the water cooling kit + card from ya ;)

Hopefully you'll be able to improve cooling and solve the high noise issue. Out of curiosity what is the fan currenty spinning at - percentage wise ?


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: slurch on May 06, 2011, 08:32:50 PM
Here is a video of my rig:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j86pORrusUo

You successfully managed to make Bitcoin mining look epic. Congrats. :)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Steve on May 07, 2011, 02:33:50 AM
Here are a couple pics of my rigs.  There are 3 4U machines in the rack (1 up high and 2 down below the printer).  I've taken the covers off the lower two to show a close up of those rigs.  The upper rig has a 6990 (about to have a second 6990) and the lower two machines are both dual 5970 rigs.

http://i54.tinypic.com/1eb581.png
http://i53.tinypic.com/2cdwwfl.png


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: marcus_of_augustus on May 07, 2011, 03:27:58 AM

Wahoo ... I think this is our first on display rack stack ... although some more commercial secretive maybe into that already (vlad, ArtForz, etc).

The racks/cabinets is going to be the way to go for bigger set-ups .... I think a few more months and more big iron techniques and engineers will start to take over from the gamers.

We could be looking at the end of the IBM dominance for big finance machines if this model for massively distributed/networked capacity takes off.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: slurch on May 07, 2011, 03:32:38 AM
We could be looking at the end of the IBM dominance for big finance machines if this model for massively distributed/networked capacity takes off.

I never really thought about it like that. Interesting.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Nilarium on May 07, 2011, 08:32:10 AM
x2 5850 :]
i had to modify bottom case
http://i077.radikal.ru/1105/c3/244cc24f63a7.jpg


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: alexmat on May 07, 2011, 03:35:29 PM
Experimenting with big things in small spaces... and taking out large fire insurance polices  8)

2x5970

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/_sJMgSajwqxs/TcVlQZFHxEI/AAAAAAAAS3I/fkV-tYqp5ic/s640/IMG_20110502_183815.jpg


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: allinvain on May 07, 2011, 03:45:03 PM
Quote from: reeses

Left on "auto", it swings from 65-94% and maintains 78-91 degrees C, with the internally-venting GPU hotter than the one that exhausts out the slot.

Hmm, carefull there. 91C is a IMHO too high a temp. If you can keep it within the 68 to 80 range it would extend the life span of the card. Once again your future water cooling kit would take care of that without any problems. You'll see the GPU (at full load) run below 60C for sure.



Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: bbulker on May 07, 2011, 08:44:11 PM
Experimenting with big things in small spaces... and taking out large fire insurance polices  8)

2x5970

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/_sJMgSajwqxs/TcVlQZFHxEI/AAAAAAAAS3I/fkV-tYqp5ic/s640/IMG_20110502_183815.jpg


What chassis is that, the Lian Li mini tower? Looks pretty sick man.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Hinken on May 07, 2011, 10:55:14 PM
My first rig:

http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/4460/dsc3934l.jpg

Rig II

http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/8411/dsc4537b.jpg

Each rig 5870 x 3

Also a video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TUBo-m7Fp_Y (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TUBo-m7Fp_Y)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: OVerLoRDI on May 07, 2011, 11:14:58 PM
Here are some of my rigs.  1 rig is in a data center and thus I can't exactly take pictures of it from here :P  Another is my roommates 5770, nothing special to see there.

2x6970s
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/850/img0073e.jpg/

3x5870s
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/15/img0078zm.jpg/

3x5870s
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/585/img0079ou.jpg/

The shelf computers has actually very good air flow, because there is about 8 feet of open space above them that opens into a hole in the floor of a closet in the 2nd floor.  I leave the closet door cracked and the heat escapes up the stairs to the 3rd floor where it escapes through a roof window.  Yes my house is really weird.

Not shown:
a 4U rackmount somewhere in San Jose with 2x5870s
another small machine with a 5770.

I'm at about 4.1Ghash/s right now.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: alexmat on May 08, 2011, 01:01:55 AM
What chassis is that, the Lian Li mini tower? Looks pretty sick man.

Thanks  ;D The case is an "Eve Scythe" cheap Japanese case I picked up in Akiba. Took a dremel to it and maximized airflow for the stock components. Then just did a bare minimum build to get the cards mining.

Here's the fun part: I live in a small place so noise is a big issue. I found a nice little crawlspace that is exposed to a bit of outside air and has a built in air duct. Here is the result: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rELnaTk_g0

Don't try this at home, haha. Temps are below 90 for now, we'll see what happens in the summer. I found the key is not so much pumping in cold air as it is pumping out the hot air, so the air duct is a godsend. But now my roommate complains the bathroom has become warmer and smells a bit shittier...  :-*


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: charliesheen on May 08, 2011, 01:12:39 AM
I find the smell of computer air to be better then what my apartment smelled like befor


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: allinvain on May 08, 2011, 01:43:16 AM
I find the smell of computer air to be better then what my apartment smelled like befor

Me 2. My miners are air purification devices. Once the crazy summer temps roll around they'll be air incineration devices. No air borne particle or germ stands a chance! muahaha :P


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: NghtRppr on May 08, 2011, 01:49:42 AM
Well aren't you clever bitcoin 2 cash. The amount of know it all on this forum is amazing. What I mean is I do not pay by the kwh so power doesn't have to factor into my mining costs.

I apologize if I sounded presumptuous. I was just pointing out that very few things in this world are free.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Convery on May 08, 2011, 02:04:56 AM
OVerLoRDI, what speccs is there for the 3x5870 rig?


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: The Script on May 08, 2011, 10:12:19 AM
Wow, I am so jealous.  I've missed the bitcoin mining movement and shall regret it all my life.  :(

Anyway, awesome rigs, guys, I enjoyed seeing pictures and the video too.  You guys are keeping our bitcoin system strong! 


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: OVerLoRDI on May 09, 2011, 03:09:53 AM
OVerLoRDI, what speccs is there for the 3x5870 rig?

Some MSI board that had 2x pci-e 16 slots, an XFX 650 PSU, sempron, 1gb DDR3.  I'm waiting on another motherboard, I don't think the video card on top of the binder is going to be a permanent.. it might be if I buy another 5870.... but then I'd need another PSU.  I'm using a Corsair 500 watt to supplement the 650 watt.  I might be able to get away with running the whole system on the 650 watt.. but that is dangerously close... so I might buy a bigger PSU, make the 3x setup permanent, then recycle the 650 into another dual 5870 machine.



Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Clavulanic on May 09, 2011, 07:33:15 AM
OVerLoRDI, what speccs is there for the 3x5870 rig?

Some MSI board that had 2x pci-e 16 slots, an XFX 650 PSU, sempron, 1gb DDR3.  I'm waiting on another motherboard, I don't think the video card on top of the binder is going to be a permanent.. it might be if I buy another 5870.... but then I'd need another PSU.  I'm using a Corsair 500 watt to supplement the 650 watt.  I might be able to get away with running the whole system on the 650 watt.. but that is dangerously close... so I might buy a bigger PSU, make the 3x setup permanent, then recycle the 650 into another dual 5870 machine.



What goes into that modification to run the 5870 through the PCIEx1 slot? From what I understand you..
Buy a PCIEx1 extension.
Cut the end of the extension so the card fits (making sure not to sever any connections).
Insert card and plug in PCIE 6pin power cables.
Then run it?

No extra power needed for a 5870? Does this have to be done in linux or can windows pick up on it too?


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Arceny on May 10, 2011, 11:41:51 PM
Here is my crazy rig:

http://storage1.static.itmages.ru/i/11/0511/s_1305069734_b5b89bcb5f.jpeg (http://itmages.ru/image/view/187239/b5b89bcb)

2 x GigaByte 5870 @ 900Mhz

2*400 power supplies (one for motherboard+1st card, one for 2nd card)

The 2nd card runing in PCI-E x1 slot.

Using Ubuntu 11.04 and poclbm, so 2*386 Mh/s is my mining speed


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: mitak64 on May 11, 2011, 01:42:59 AM
Rig #1 (game PC)

http://imageshack.us/m/218/3815/img2029i.th.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/218/img2029i.jpg/)

Uploaded with ImageShack.us (http://imageshack.us)

2 x Sapphire 5850 Xtreme @ 865core/300mem (temps 66C-71C at load)
PSU FSP750-80GL (powering phenom2@4.0ghz, 1 SSD and 1 HDD as well)
PCI-E x1 cable for 2nd card.
Using Win7 64bit and latest GUI miner , about 630 Mh/s (2*315)



Rig #2 and #3 (dedicated miners)

http://imageshack.us/m/94/2928/img2030vt.th.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/94/img2030vt.jpg/)

Uploaded with ImageShack.us (http://imageshack.us)

top shelf
1 x Sapphire 5850 Xtreme @ 865core/300mem (temps ~66C at load)
1 x XFX 5830  @ 950core/300mem (temps ~75C at load)
1 x Gigabyte 5870  @ 975core/300mem (temps ~68C at load)
PSU OCZ Elitexstream 1000W
PCI-E x1 cable for 2nd and 3rd cards.
Using Win7 32bit and latest Phoenix miner , about 1050 Mh/s total (410+300+340)

bottom shelf
2 x Sapphire 5850 Xtreme @ 865core/300mem (temps ~72C at load)
PSU OCZ StealthXStream 2 700W
PCI-E x1 cable for 2nd card
Using Win7 32bit and latest Phoenix miner , about 700 Mh/s total (2*345)



Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Nilarium on May 23, 2011, 08:12:56 AM
total 4 5850
http://i010.radikal.ru/1105/72/31cda31d4d43.jpg


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Hawkix on May 23, 2011, 08:09:45 PM
This is what I just went by at youtube:

http://youtu.be/G5f_e4P6gMA

Awesome! 48 GPUs with special cooling. RESPECT.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: benjamindees on May 23, 2011, 08:10:32 PM
I went for a water-cooled setup in a rackmount case.  Next step is to throw it in the rack and connect it to the hot tub. :)
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e49/benjamindees/pic1.jpg

Pigtails from each waterblock attached to inlet/outlet manifolds (made from PVC pipe fittings), with fuel filter on the inlet:
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e49/benjamindees/pic2.jpg

Reservoir made from 5 gal bucket and fountain pump:
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e49/benjamindees/pic3.jpg

Car heating block as radiator, with fan:
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e49/benjamindees/pic4.jpg

And, since I believe in a diversified portfolio, carrots:
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e49/benjamindees/carrots.jpg


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: mewantsbitcoins on May 23, 2011, 08:48:47 PM
My first 1x5870
http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/8798/dsc9898q.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/11/dsc9898q.jpg/)

My second 2x5870
http://img859.imageshack.us/img859/9823/dsc9899.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/859/dsc9899.jpg/)

Command&Control  ;D
http://img811.imageshack.us/img811/342/dsc9902d.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/811/dsc9902d.jpg/)

I got couple more on the way  :)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Freakin on May 23, 2011, 10:20:08 PM
I went for a water-cooled setup in a rackmount case.  Next step is to throw it in the rack and connect it to the hot tub. :)
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e49/benjamindees/pic1.jpg

Pigtails from each waterblock attached to inlet/outlet manifolds (made from PVC pipe fittings), with fuel filter on the inlet:
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e49/benjamindees/pic2.jpg

Reservoir made from 5 gal bucket and fountain pump:
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e49/benjamindees/pic3.jpg

Car heating block as radiator, with fan:
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e49/benjamindees/pic4.jpg

And, since I believe in a diversified portfolio, carrots:
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e49/benjamindees/carrots.jpg

you should have skipped hte water cooling and instead used the money on a camera that can focus


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Basiley on May 24, 2011, 04:07:28 AM
water cooling is okay, IMO, but bigger radiator with low flow loss could be handy. sadly it would be more expensive than car radiator :/
bucket is sealed hermetically ? :-)
p.s.
esp like carrot mining :P
nobody blame BTC miners in ecology impact then !!
and/or acuse in support of unhealthy food producers !![i blame you, Monsato !! *whooosh !!*(Bill Gates should awake this time)]


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: SlaveInDebt on May 24, 2011, 04:32:47 AM
Sapphire 5830x2, 5850x2, Asus  P7P55 WS, i5 670, PCPower 950w
Shrouds now removed from GPU's and living in basement.

http://i54.tinypic.com/2exwp6o.jpg


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: burtyb on May 24, 2011, 08:14:04 AM
http://dnshistory.org/dump/IMAG0084cs.jpg

6xHD5870 sat on top of an old SC440 2x650W+305W PSU with 2x3 port PCIe switches - having problems getting all 6 working so I'll probably be split them up later today.

Chris.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: SlaveInDebt on May 24, 2011, 08:46:12 AM
^ Now that's interesting, which pcie switches are you referring too?


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: burtyb on May 24, 2011, 09:03:59 AM
^ Now that's interesting, which pcie switches are you referring too?

I'm using these http://www.amfeltec.com/products/x1pcie-splitter3.php


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Basiley on May 24, 2011, 12:05:02 PM
^ Now that's interesting, which pcie switches are you referring too?

I'm using these http://www.amfeltec.com/products/x1pcie-splitter3.php
nice thing, IMO ! :P


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: benjamindees on May 24, 2011, 01:37:23 PM


you should have skipped hte water cooling and instead used the money on a camera that can focus

I have three digital cameras, and they all suck in different ways.

Quote from: Basiley
bucket is sealed hermetically ? :-)

No, but it's pretty tight.  I might check the level once a month at most.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: kiwiasian on May 24, 2011, 02:22:00 PM
http://i.imgur.com/bhFog.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/NRCg1.jpg


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Maxxx on May 24, 2011, 07:36:51 PM
I currently have three dedicated rigs, two of them using this test bench (http://amzn.to/iOO3bf):

http://i.imgur.com/xCTf0.jpg (http://amzn.to/iOO3bf)

I hadn't seen many builds like this yet so I thought I would share. It fits a full ATX mobo and large power supply and if you have a dremel tool you can easily carve out new holes to tie down cables to. The HDD/Optical mounts underneath but if you're like me you are just booting from USB.

I am going to be putting together another 2 x 6990 rig and have a third one of these test benches on the way. When I get home later today though I will post up my two 5850 builds. Cooling is as easy as setting them on a shelf by a window and putting a small fan in front of them on low to blow the air outside. That literally is all I need to do at this point. The bench is actually sturdy enough to just tote around by the handle you can see in the corner.

Works good man, and I'll get my actual builds pics up when I'm home from the 9 to 5.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Maxxx on May 25, 2011, 02:03:12 AM
Here are the 5850 rigs using $100 combined mobo and CPU, boot from USB, and are headless once setup:

http://i.imgur.com/GyDJZ.png

http://i.imgur.com/mzqfA.png

Here is a 6990 gaming/mining rig:

http://i.imgur.com/RoD1v.png

The 5850's are using the test bench from my previous post. Thing is sweet. I will post pics of a dual 6990 rig built on one when I get the parts.

I currently have three dedicated rigs, two of them using this test bench (http://amzn.to/iOO3bf):

http://i.imgur.com/xCTf0.jpg (http://amzn.to/iOO3bf)

I hadn't seen many builds like this yet so I thought I would share. It fits a full ATX mobo and large power supply and if you have a dremel tool you can easily carve out new holes to tie down cables to. The HDD/Optical mounts underneath but if you're like me you are just booting from USB.

I am going to be putting together another 2 x 6990 rig and have a third one of these test benches on the way. When I get home later today though I will post up my two 5850 builds. Cooling is as easy as setting them on a shelf by a window and putting a small fan in front of them on low to blow the air outside. That literally is all I need to do at this point. The bench is actually sturdy enough to just tote around by the handle you can see in the corner.

Works good man, and I'll get my actual builds pics up when I'm home from the 9 to 5.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: error on May 25, 2011, 03:18:40 AM
What do you guys who are using risers do with your video cards? Just lay them around? I'd like to see pics of that sort of setup.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: allinvain on May 25, 2011, 03:44:38 AM
I currently have three dedicated rigs, two of them using this test bench (http://amzn.to/iOO3bf):

http://i.imgur.com/xCTf0.jpg (http://amzn.to/iOO3bf)

I hadn't seen many builds like this yet so I thought I would share. It fits a full ATX mobo and large power supply and if you have a dremel tool you can easily carve out new holes to tie down cables to. The HDD/Optical mounts underneath but if you're like me you are just booting from USB.

I am going to be putting together another 2 x 6990 rig and have a third one of these test benches on the way. When I get home later today though I will post up my two 5850 builds. Cooling is as easy as setting them on a shelf by a window and putting a small fan in front of them on low to blow the air outside. That literally is all I need to do at this point. The bench is actually sturdy enough to just tote around by the handle you can see in the corner.

Works good man, and I'll get my actual builds pics up when I'm home from the 9 to 5.

Hope you take no offence, but please do not monetize your posts.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: bitjet on May 25, 2011, 05:47:20 AM
What do you guys who are using risers do with your video cards? Just lay them around? I'd like to see pics of that sort of setup.

built custom brackets to mount them. I have 4 cards on a cheap foxcom board using 1x risers, a 5870 and 5850 are mounted vertically outside the case with the plugs facing the floor. Works nice and they run pretty cool overclocked.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Steve on May 25, 2011, 06:09:40 AM
http://dnshistory.org/dump/IMAG0084cs.jpg

6xHD5870 sat on top of an old SC440 2x650W+305W PSU with 2x3 port PCIe switches - having problems getting all 6 working so I'll probably be split them up later today.

Chris.

Nice!  I'm interested to know if you can manage to get all 6 running from one mobo.  If you can close off the case (with slots for the PCIe wiring) and arrange the extra PSUs a bit better (so everything is blowing hot air in the same direction), you could pretty easily get all air flowing from front to rear and make a little home made setup to vent all the hot air away.  Did you do anything special such that all those cards aren't drawing power from the PCIe bus?


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Nilarium on May 25, 2011, 06:23:16 AM
I currently have three dedicated rigs, two of them using this test bench (http://amzn.to/iOO3bf):

http://i.imgur.com/xCTf0.jpg (http://amzn.to/iOO3bf)

I hadn't seen many builds like this yet so I thought I would share. It fits a full ATX mobo and large power supply and if you have a dremel tool you can easily carve out new holes to tie down cables to. The HDD/Optical mounts underneath but if you're like me you are just booting from USB.

I am going to be putting together another 2 x 6990 rig and have a third one of these test benches on the way. When I get home later today though I will post up my two 5850 builds. Cooling is as easy as setting them on a shelf by a window and putting a small fan in front of them on low to blow the air outside. That literally is all I need to do at this point. The bench is actually sturdy enough to just tote around by the handle you can see in the corner.

Works good man, and I'll get my actual builds pics up when I'm home from the 9 to 5.
wow,cool test bench
i'd like it,but they cant ship it to my address ((((((((((((


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: disq on May 25, 2011, 01:23:02 PM
http://i.imgur.com/HUMOsh.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/B1Yvth.jpg

here are my two rigs, humming away in the spare room.

leftmost is a gigabyte (ultra-durable, they say) 5870. having some heat problems atm. 800/300, around 90C! (maybe I should get some case fans on it)
near that is a reference 5870 with a scythe setsugen cooler. running at 950/300, around 74C. 975 is doable but not stable.

there's room for at least one more card on the board and the psu, looking for a cheap card for it.


the right box is made out of cardboard (psu box) and this layout is one day old. we'll see if it holds up or catches fire :)
the cardboard itself is not touching any hot parts (except two ends of the 5970 to hold it up, i could isolate it with some cork) so it should be fine though.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: allinvain on May 25, 2011, 02:42:50 PM
hehehe..niiice..that is one ghetto rig :)

Overheating issues on the 5870? Try putting a fan on top of it. This way it will blow cold air right on the cooling fans.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Basiley on May 25, 2011, 03:18:59 PM
using paper/carton-based [surrogate]cases is dangerous, guys.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: disq on May 25, 2011, 03:28:25 PM
hehehe..niiice..that is one ghetto rig :)

Overheating issues on the 5870? Try putting a fan on top of it. This way it will blow cold air right on the cooling fans.

I put the 5970's spare fan on top of the 5870, temp dropped to 84C almost immediately. Thanks!
I definitely need more fans on top of the 5970 now :)

Btw, the fourth card is a 5850 xtreme. Does at least as much as one core on the 5970, liking it very much.


using paper/carton-based [surrogate]cases is dangerous, guys.

It's a temp deal, also I'm keeping an eye on it. Should the PSU get hot, I'll put it on the floor (using its fan right now, till I get more fans)
I could also isolate the contact points if it's too much heat.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: disq on May 25, 2011, 04:18:22 PM

or put a pizza box on top/use it as a pizza warmer? :P


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: [Tycho] on May 25, 2011, 07:36:16 PM
Submitted by one of my users:

Quote from: KaYot


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: marcus_of_augustus on May 25, 2011, 07:41:45 PM

This is what a 21st century monetary system looks like people ....  ;D


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Freakin on May 25, 2011, 08:57:07 PM

This is what a 21st century monetary system looks like people ....  ;D


 ;D ;D ;D

Lol the motherboard box=case is great for most stuff but i can see it being a little dangerous for mining rigs.

However, we're generally talking about temps below 100C for the CORE of the GPU, and I'm sure the air is quite a bit cooler than that.  Paper burns at ~541F (thanks Bradbury) and cardboard is closer to 800F.  I'm still new to this but fire seems pretty unlikely if you keep your setup free of clumped dust.  If anyone has any horror stories than please share (not to correct me, but because i want to hear them :))


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Basiley on May 25, 2011, 09:03:07 PM
but watch for "Your Best Network" letters and mind that moment/picture !!
its upcoming motto of new digital cash era !!
among "In Cipher/math we trust" :P


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Maxxx on May 25, 2011, 09:08:39 PM

Hope you take no offence, but please do not monetize your posts.

Hope you take no offense, but go kick rocks ;)


I currently have three dedicated rigs, two of them using this test bench (http://amzn.to/iOO3bf):

http://i.imgur.com/xCTf0.jpg (http://amzn.to/iOO3bf)

I hadn't seen many builds like this yet so I thought I would share. It fits a full ATX mobo and large power supply and if you have a dremel tool you can easily carve out new holes to tie down cables to. The HDD/Optical mounts underneath but if you're like me you are just booting from USB.

I am going to be putting together another 2 x 6990 rig and have a third one of these test benches on the way. When I get home later today though I will post up my two 5850 builds. Cooling is as easy as setting them on a shelf by a window and putting a small fan in front of them on low to blow the air outside. That literally is all I need to do at this point. The bench is actually sturdy enough to just tote around by the handle you can see in the corner.

Works good man, and I'll get my actual builds pics up when I'm home from the 9 to 5.
wow,cool test bench
i'd like it,but they cant ship it to my address ((((((((((((

If you are comfortable revealing, what country are you in? If you really would like some, it might be possible to work out a deal with someone who could order and then re-ship, for btc or something. It is a very nice test bench but might not be worth the hassle if you can construct something yourself like a lot of these awesome homebrew benches and racks people are posting.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: borito4 on May 25, 2011, 09:23:30 PM

Hope you take no offence, but please do not monetize your posts.

Hope you take no offense, but go kick rocks ;)


I currently have three dedicated rigs, two of them using this test bench (http://amzn.to/iOO3bf):

http://i.imgur.com/xCTf0.jpg (http://amzn.to/iOO3bf)

I hadn't seen many builds like this yet so I thought I would share. It fits a full ATX mobo and large power supply and if you have a dremel tool you can easily carve out new holes to tie down cables to. The HDD/Optical mounts underneath but if you're like me you are just booting from USB.

I am going to be putting together another 2 x 6990 rig and have a third one of these test benches on the way. When I get home later today though I will post up my two 5850 builds. Cooling is as easy as setting them on a shelf by a window and putting a small fan in front of them on low to blow the air outside. That literally is all I need to do at this point. The bench is actually sturdy enough to just tote around by the handle you can see in the corner.

Works good man, and I'll get my actual builds pics up when I'm home from the 9 to 5.
wow,cool test bench
i'd like it,but they cant ship it to my address ((((((((((((

If you are comfortable revealing, what country are you in? If you really would like some, it might be possible to work out a deal with someone who could order and then re-ship, for btc or something. It is a very nice test bench but might not be worth the hassle if you can construct something yourself like a lot of these awesome homebrew benches and racks people are posting.

I would be happy to buy/resell these. Infact I just ordered 2 for myself :) So feel free to PMme.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Hinken on May 25, 2011, 09:40:05 PM
http://piclair.com/data/8by88.jpg

And a new video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GG9kdjQdBXA (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GG9kdjQdBXA)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Basiley on May 25, 2011, 09:47:41 PM
wooden base was better. esp made from fire-proof wood.
mechanically and chemically/chemically -stable
and guy with good hands can do such things very quick and accurate/reliable/well-looking.

p.s.
only flaw is lack of EMI shielding, but it can be added later. perhaps if you find unused [for years]tinfoli hat :P


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: smooth on May 25, 2011, 10:15:01 PM
Quote
only flaw is lack of EMI shielding

Aluminum window screening mesh might work. 


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: EpicBacon on May 25, 2011, 11:04:33 PM
Gaming/mining rig
http://img24.mediafire.com/71363188f921c8738cc8b6e58e8d6395a27f9294b8073d0c8533f7542f2ea9bb6g.jpg

dedicated rigs
http://img19.mediafire.com/21a264ac24e4f87421d5842326c6fe948e228f932dac3159805fb1ddce31294e6g.jpg
http://img23.mediafire.com/66f76628857807c137a07caba80a87db5f781935fa02840e8e4330ee3fc73d9e6g.jpg
ignore the pop cans


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: allinvain on May 25, 2011, 11:22:31 PM
hehehe..niiice..that is one ghetto rig :)

Overheating issues on the 5870? Try putting a fan on top of it. This way it will blow cold air right on the cooling fans.

I put the 5970's spare fan on top of the 5870, temp dropped to 84C almost immediately. Thanks!
I definitely need more fans on top of the 5970 now :)

Btw, the fourth card is a 5850 xtreme. Does at least as much as one core on the 5970, liking it very much.


using paper/carton-based [surrogate]cases is dangerous, guys.

It's a temp deal, also I'm keeping an eye on it. Should the PSU get hot, I'll put it on the floor (using its fan right now, till I get more fans)
I could also isolate the contact points if it's too much heat.


With the 5970 since it's an externally exhausting design I'd recommend putting the fans in front of the intake vents (or so they're called - they're at the end of the card)

Hmm, this got me thinking. You can also put a box fan or two and set them to blow across the whole area of the motherboard/gpus. I'm talking about those smaller 5 inch desk fans. They're pretty powerful and will provide ample CFMs for cooling pleasure :)

Hmm about paper catching fire, I dunno, I read somewhere that it takes quite a high temperature to ignite cardboard. Now if you happen to spill some flammable substance nearby ;)..lol don't drink alcohol near the rigs ;)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Gui_0 on May 26, 2011, 12:39:32 AM
If I put a fan on top/under the gfx cards, should it be blowing air at or away from the gfx card?


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: burtyb on May 26, 2011, 12:45:12 AM
Nice!  I'm interested to know if you can manage to get all 6 running from one mobo.  If you can close off the case (with slots for the PCIe wiring) and arrange the extra PSUs a bit better (so everything is blowing hot air in the same direction), you could pretty easily get all air flowing from front to rear and make a little home made setup to vent all the hot air away.  Did you do anything special such that all those cards aren't drawing power from the PCIe bus?

In the end I gave in after going through many potential fixes from XFX - probably something limiting it  on the SC440 MB. I've now changed to using 2xGA-E350N-USB3B each with 8GB RAM/8GB USB Flash/PCIe Switch/3xHD5870/650W PSU (aircon blows over the cards so they are kept quite cool).

http://dnshistory.org/dump/IMAG0087sc.jpg

ChrisB.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Maxxx on May 26, 2011, 12:47:02 AM
If I put a fan on top/under the gfx cards, should it be blowing air at or away from the gfx card?

You should do some testing yourself but I get better cooling blowing air down onto the cards, as most card fans suck in air and push it out the front of back.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: frozen on May 26, 2011, 12:59:07 AM
http://i.imgur.com/WM9q5l.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/WM9q5.jpg)



Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: allinvain on May 26, 2011, 01:07:26 AM
Yep, that's why I feel a good side panel fan is a good idea if you're not running open air (ie caseless).


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: pandemic on May 26, 2011, 05:07:36 AM
http://i.imgur.com/WM9q5l.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/WM9q5.jpg)


What does that kill-a-watt say?


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: frozen on May 26, 2011, 05:44:57 AM
http://i.imgur.com/WM9q5l.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/WM9q5.jpg)


What does that kill-a-watt say?

Tilt your head to the left: 379 (watts). That's what my system was running at under stock clocks. I have both cares overclocked now, running at 420W.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: pandemic on May 26, 2011, 05:47:20 AM
http://i.imgur.com/WM9q5l.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/WM9q5.jpg)


What does that kill-a-watt say?

Tilt your head to the left: 379 (watts). That's what my system was running at under stock clocks. I have both cares overclocked now, running at 420W.

Wasn't sure if it was 3.79/month or what to run that machine. What are the specs?


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: cablepair on May 26, 2011, 09:51:10 AM
http://btcnetwork.com/images/miningrig.jpg


thats my baby right there

corsair obsidian 800d case w/ 10 fans !
amd phenom x4 oc'd to 4.1 ghz
corsair liquid cooling
corsair dominator ram 8.0 gb at 1800 mhz
corasair AX 1200 watt power supply
intel ssd 40gb drive
samsung 1tb sata drive

GPU's for mining:

1 x Saphire Radeon HD 5870 Vapor-X - oc'd to 875 core 180 mem fans 75% - 412 m/hash
1 x AMD 6870 - Flashed to Black Edition oc'd to 1025 core 180 mem fans 75% 310 m/hash
1 x AMD 6870 - Flashed to Black Edition oc'd to 1025 core 180 mem fans 75% 310 m/hash
for over 1 g/hash mining power


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: allinvain on May 26, 2011, 03:08:32 PM
Nice! How's that Corsair power supply? I read somewhere that it makes an annoying buzzing noise - especially when a CPU goes into one of the C states (Intel only).



Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Paperweight on May 26, 2011, 05:53:14 PM

Mine's more of an underminer.

http://i.imgur.com/lKzOS.jpg (http://imgur.com/lKzOS)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: wolfangel91 on May 26, 2011, 06:03:34 PM
hi,
I've a HX 620W Corsair PSU and hd5870, I want to switch to two HD6950 flashed to 6970, do you think I've to change my PSU to a 850w/1000w ? (+i5 750 wc, 2hdd, 1sdd)  :)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: allinvain on May 26, 2011, 08:12:11 PM

Mine's more of an underminer.

http://i.imgur.com/lKzOS.jpg (http://imgur.com/lKzOS)

hahaha..he mines carrots..far more valuable than bitcoins....


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Gameover on May 26, 2011, 08:16:55 PM

Mine's more of an underminer.

http://i.imgur.com/lKzOS.jpg (http://imgur.com/lKzOS)

hahaha..he mines carrots..far more valuable than bitcoins....

LOL awesome.  plus after you have a good supply of carrots, rabbit stew :D


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: allinvain on May 26, 2011, 08:20:07 PM
hi,
I've a HX 620W Corsair PSU and hd5870, I want to switch to two HD6950 flashed to 6970, do you think I've to change my PSU to a 850w/1000w ? (+i5 750 wc, 2hdd, 1sdd)  :)

Not the right thread for this question but I'll bite...

OK, a single 6970 has the following power supply recommendation on the AMD website: 550 Watt or greater power supply with one 150W 8-pin PCI Express power connector and one 75W 6-pin PCI Express power connector recommended

The max TDP for this card is 250 Watts (just for the card btw!) so to run two you need 500 Watts just for the cards. Tack on the power consumption of your CPU, hds, ssd, other junk, and you're going to come pretty close to the max rated capacity of your hx 620.

Sooo..I'd recommend you get a 850 or 1000 watt power supply. The HX1000W is a good one :) That's what I have in my main sys and it performs like a champ. I love the HX series :)



Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Maxxx on May 26, 2011, 08:20:42 PM
http://btcnetwork.com/images/miningrig.jpg



corsair obsidian 800d case w/ 10 fans !


Wow, that build looks amazing inside that case. I actually almost regret getting the full ATX Cooler Master tower with the red LED front fan (http://amzn.to/kHNumC) that a lot of other people are using as well. I did not actually see this case when I made my build, I would have shelled out more for it.

Nice! How's that Corsair power supply? I read somewhere that it makes an annoying buzzing noise - especially when a CPU goes into one of the C states (Intel only).



You probably can't hear the buzzing anyway ;D


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: allinvain on May 26, 2011, 08:44:35 PM
Yeah for sure you can't hear it over the gpu fans.

Guys check out the Lian Li PC-P80B. That case is sweet also (incidentally it's the one that I use at the moment).


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: cablepair on May 26, 2011, 09:33:10 PM
http://btcnetwork.com/images/miningrig.jpg



corsair obsidian 800d case w/ 10 fans !


Wow, that build looks amazing inside that case. I actually almost regret getting the full ATX Cooler Master tower with the red LED front fan (http://amzn.to/kHNumC) that a lot of other people are using as well. I did not actually see this case when I made my build, I would have shelled out more for it.

Nice! How's that Corsair power supply? I read somewhere that it makes an annoying buzzing noise - especially when a CPU goes into one of the C states (Intel only).



You probably can't hear the buzzing anyway ;D

glad you like the rig ;> Its my baby.... :)
only thing I wish I could figure out is a way to keep it cool while mining with the case closed,  im not brave enough yet to do liquid cooling on the GPU's, and ive upgraded to 8 case fans, 4 of them are 140 mm, the rest 120mm , with the air conditioning on or when its cool I can find full blast with all three gpu's and stay at 66 celcius which is awesome but when its a little hotter in the room I get up to 72-73 degrees but never above 74


I actually have never heard that buzz before
I love corsair products, im a big fan... (no pun intended)

im hoping this month to buy two 6990's and replace the two 6870's
they are nice cards but only give a little over 300 m/hash each, which is getting more insignificant every day...

but I love mining, its the most fun I could have with a $2500 monster gaming machine that just sits in the corner and hashes all day and night , i dont use it for anything else
lol


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Crs on May 26, 2011, 09:40:30 PM
intel dual core@3,16 GHz
Ati 5850 from Sapphire

http://img851.imageshack.us/img851/3299/dsc08158aaaaa.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/851/dsc08158aaaaa.jpg/)

Uploaded with ImageShack.us (http://imageshack.us)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Maxxx on May 26, 2011, 10:13:57 PM

corsair obsidian 800d case w/ 10 fans !


Wow, that build looks amazing inside that case. I actually almost regret getting the full ATX Cooler Master tower with the red LED front fan (http://amzn.to/kHNumC) that a lot of other people are using as well. I did not actually see this case when I made my build, I would have shelled out more for it.

Nice! How's that Corsair power supply? I read somewhere that it makes an annoying buzzing noise - especially when a CPU goes into one of the C states (Intel only).



You probably can't hear the buzzing anyway ;D

glad you like the rig ;> Its my baby.... :)
only thing I wish I could figure out is a way to keep it cool while mining with the case closed ...

That is good to know that even with all the fans it does not stay cool enough when closed. That's the main problem I have with the Cooler Master case, even with the larger fans (which are a bit slow) I cannot keep it cool enough during the warmer days and have to prop up a small desk fan to help blow air into the case.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Freakin on May 26, 2011, 10:20:29 PM
intel dual core@3,16 GHz
Ati 5850 from Sapphire

http://img851.imageshack.us/img851/3299/dsc08158aaaaa.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/851/dsc08158aaaaa.jpg/)

Uploaded with ImageShack.us (http://imageshack.us)

a proper bare bones miner :)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: mewantsbitcoins on May 26, 2011, 10:37:20 PM
intel dual core@3,16 GHz
Ati 5850 from Sapphire

http://img851.imageshack.us/img851/3299/dsc08158aaaaa.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/851/dsc08158aaaaa.jpg/)

Uploaded with ImageShack.us (http://imageshack.us)

Assuming USB stick is your operating system, where is it getting network connectivity from?


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Convery on May 26, 2011, 11:23:54 PM
intel dual core@3,16 GHz
Ati 5850 from Sapphire

http://img851.imageshack.us/img851/3299/dsc08158aaaaa.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/851/dsc08158aaaaa.jpg/)

Uploaded with ImageShack.us (http://imageshack.us)

Assuming USB stick is your operating system, where is it getting network connectivity from?

Probably a normal cable.. notice how the PSU is unplugged? =P


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Crs on May 27, 2011, 12:37:27 AM
the rig was not connected at the time I took the photo, so yes it's connected with a normal utp/rj45 cable.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Batouzo on May 27, 2011, 09:35:34 AM

http://www.flickr.com/photos/batouzo/5764583760/in/set-72157626816303676/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/batouzo/5764583760/in/set-72157626816303676/)

Where do you guys upload photos to use them on this forum?


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: hex on May 27, 2011, 01:55:51 PM
http://i.imgur.com/Vc0yt.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/xyagQ.jpg


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: wolfangel91 on May 27, 2011, 02:36:54 PM
hi,
I've a HX 620W Corsair PSU and hd5870, I want to switch to two HD6950 flashed to 6970, do you think I've to change my PSU to a 850w/1000w ? (+i5 750 wc, 2hdd, 1sdd)  :)

Not the right thread for this question but I'll bite...

OK, a single 6970 has the following power supply recommendation on the AMD website: 550 Watt or greater power supply with one 150W 8-pin PCI Express power connector and one 75W 6-pin PCI Express power connector recommended

The max TDP for this card is 250 Watts (just for the card btw!) so to run two you need 500 Watts just for the cards. Tack on the power consumption of your CPU, hds, ssd, other junk, and you're going to come pretty close to the max rated capacity of your hx 620.

Sooo..I'd recommend you get a 850 or 1000 watt power supply. The HX1000W is a good one :) That's what I have in my main sys and it performs like a champ. I love the HX series :)



oh ok thanks I think I'll take the HX 1000 (but it's a little expensive, 193  :) but I love corsair products ^^

One question for immune, I see a fan on your cards, how did you fixed it? 
I have a 800D too with H50, but I put the H50 fan on the back to have fresh air in entry it's a better solution than on the top no?  ;)



Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: molecular on May 27, 2011, 03:01:26 PM
http://i.imgur.com/gkC7h.jpg (http://imgur.com/gkC7h)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: mewantsbitcoins on May 27, 2011, 03:03:39 PM
molecular how long it's been running like that?


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: molecular on May 27, 2011, 03:09:35 PM
molecular how long it's been running like that?

since end of January


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Freakin on May 27, 2011, 03:52:02 PM
molecular how long it's been running like that?

since end of January

that is freaking awesome.  what kind of enclosure is that?  is moisture in teh air a problem?


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Maxxx on May 27, 2011, 06:08:14 PM
http://i.imgur.com/gkC7h.jpg (http://imgur.com/gkC7h)

I think this one wins teh thread.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: russelljohnson on May 27, 2011, 06:22:24 PM
Here's my little farm:

http://i54.tinypic.com/mjxun6.jpg

http://i51.tinypic.com/21eorh5.jpg

http://i56.tinypic.com/1qst4g.jpg


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: molecular on May 27, 2011, 06:46:32 PM
molecular how long it's been running like that?

since end of January

that is freaking awesome.  what kind of enclosure is that?  is moisture in teh air a problem?

It's made from wood. I'm not afraid of moisture, because the temp inside the case is always about 15 C higher than the outside temperature.

I was afraid, though, that little droplets might get sucked in when there's heavy rain and winds, so I put 3 layers of insect-stopping gaze at the air-intake (bottom), spaced about 1 cm apart. It survived a couple of windy nights with heavy rain, so I'm not worried any more.

Also: there's very little dust buildup. I live in a city, but not near a big road or anything that has high traffic volume (so no diesel shit). This surprised me, but it makes sense: of course the inside of a room with people and carpets and all kinds of shit in it will have more dust than the outside.

In spring some very fine pollen got inside the case, don't know if that does any harm, guess not.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: allinvain on May 27, 2011, 07:27:12 PM
molecular how long it's been running like that?

Do you live in the Arctic circle? lol What are you going to do in the summer; move the case inside or are you still going to leave it outside?


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: molecular on May 27, 2011, 07:51:11 PM
molecular how long it's been running like that?

Do you live in the Arctic circle? lol What are you going to do in the summer; move the case inside or are you still going to leave it outside?

Leave it outside, of course. We don't use AC in our flats in germany, so it will be same temp inside and outside in summer anyways.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: allinvain on May 27, 2011, 10:02:23 PM
molecular how long it's been running like that?

Do you live in the Arctic circle? lol What are you going to do in the summer; move the case inside or are you still going to leave it outside?

Leave it outside, of course. We don't use AC in our flats in germany, so it will be same temp inside and outside in summer anyways.

Ah yeah good point. Hopefully this summer won't be all that crazy. Do you intend to add more airflow in the summer or just leave it as it is? Wood is an insulator though so I'm wondering won't the system overheat? How many fans you got in that thing?


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: borito4 on May 27, 2011, 10:20:49 PM
Pics of my 6870 Miner for now (Also is my 8tb file server)
http://img37.imageshack.us/img37/4504/24279017597368812481473.th.jpg (http://img37.imageshack.us/i/24279017597368812481473.jpg/)
http://img821.imageshack.us/img821/9823/25977917597364412371473.th.jpg (http://img821.imageshack.us/i/25977917597364412371473.jpg/)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: m4rkiz on May 27, 2011, 10:21:23 PM
5970+5870
http://img821.imageshack.us/img821/7233/20110523006.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/821/20110523006.jpg/)
5970+6950 1GB+6950 2GB
http://img842.imageshack.us/img842/8064/20110523005.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/842/20110523005.jpg/)
3x 5970
http://img225.imageshack.us/img225/3297/img0025al.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/225/img0025al.jpg/)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: jme621 on May 27, 2011, 10:38:10 PM
http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/822/imag0028j.th.jpg (http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/822/imag0028j.jpg)

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not much but im just doing it for fun
i have two setups like this one, didnt see point of posting the same pic twice lol
i usually have the case side on, took it off to show insides, clear panel doesn't let you see it all


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Batouzo on May 27, 2011, 10:56:00 PM

http://img151.imageshack.us/img151/448/p1050823odietychenewroo.jpg (http://img151.imageshack.us/i/p1050823odietychenewroo.jpg/)
Uploaded with ImageShack.us (http://imageshack.us)

also on Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/batouzo/sets/72157626816303676/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/batouzo/sets/72157626816303676/)

So there are 2x5970 + a 5970 in the standing case.

One more 5970 in the room (gathered all from coworkers ;) so getting a bit hot in here...



Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: molecular on May 27, 2011, 11:05:20 PM
molecular how long it's been running like that?

Do you live in the Arctic circle? lol What are you going to do in the summer; move the case inside or are you still going to leave it outside?

Leave it outside, of course. We don't use AC in our flats in germany, so it will be same temp inside and outside in summer anyways.

Ah yeah good point. Hopefully this summer won't be all that crazy. Do you intend to add more airflow in the summer or just leave it as it is? Wood is an insulator though so I'm wondering won't the system overheat? How many fans you got in that thing?

I already removed one resistor from the fan (I'm throttling that using resistors). There's 2 10cm fans at the intake of the inner metal case and one bigger one at the exhaust (white hose on wooden case), nothing fancy, though. Note that basically, the wooden case is open on the bottom ("open" in the sense, that there's only a frame so support the inner case and the center is a hole). There seems to be sufficient airflow, temps look like this:


/sys/devices/platform/via_cputemp.0/temp1_input: 22000
/sys/devices/platform/w83627ehf.656/temp1_input: 40000
/sys/devices/platform/w83627ehf.656/temp2_input: 21000
/sys/devices/platform/w83627ehf.656/temp3_input: 44500


Don't know which is what, but the highest never goes beyond 50 C. So it gets pretty warm in there, but wouldn't call it overheating. Lets see what happens in summer ;)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: allinvain on May 28, 2011, 02:36:52 AM
50 is an awesome temp. If you can maintain that you're golden.

I solved the hot summer problem by moving my miners in the basement. Don't think that's an option for you but keep an eye on the temps. I wonder if you can write a script that will shut down the mining program if temp reaches a certain point.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: mewantsbitcoins on May 28, 2011, 02:41:15 AM
50 is an awesome temp. If you can maintain that you're golden.

I solved the hot summer problem by moving my miners in the basement. Don't think that's an option for you but keep an eye on the temps. I wonder if you can write a script that will shut down the mining program if temp reaches a certain point.

You don't have to do that. If temps get high just write a script that lowers core clock. Thermal protection is there by default


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: um0rion on May 28, 2011, 04:34:33 AM
http://orion.kaddar.net/IMAG0383.jpg

4x Sapphire 5850 Xtreme. Ive got 2x 120mm fans there now to keep airflow up.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: molecular on May 28, 2011, 08:29:40 AM
we truly live in golden times, just look at all the awesome hardware we got!


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: allinvain on May 28, 2011, 08:40:38 AM
50 is an awesome temp. If you can maintain that you're golden.

I solved the hot summer problem by moving my miners in the basement. Don't think that's an option for you but keep an eye on the temps. I wonder if you can write a script that will shut down the mining program if temp reaches a certain point.

You don't have to do that. If temps get high just write a script that lowers core clock. Thermal protection is there by default

You're right. Silly me, I totally forgot about that.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: gat3way on May 28, 2011, 12:54:12 PM
My new humble experimental mining rig:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNUX1FLj_OQ

Basically I am glad that it works on a hardware I chose running a software I've written and still everything works OK :)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: molecular on May 28, 2011, 02:04:54 PM
My new humble experimental mining rig:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNUX1FLj_OQ

Basically I am glad that it works on a hardware I chose running a software I've written and still everything works OK :)

I think your cat doesn't like it, by the sound of it ;-|


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: gat3way on May 28, 2011, 02:10:35 PM
True :) It got rather nervous when I opened the case.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: rearwheels on May 28, 2011, 05:55:38 PM
My small rig.
http://kool-spot.com/images/mining.jpg

5870 on a Gigabyte M68MT-D3p

The cut-off bottles are there as ducting to direct cool air in from the front (1x80mm ingress) and hot air out (120mm). I keep the side panels closed and this ducting reduces the graphics temp by 1 degC. $0 and 20mins of cut and trial and cut.


I was trying to use the PCIE-1x with an extension to plug in another 5870 but I cannot get any response with 'lspci -v' or 'aticonfig --list-adaptors'.
I even did the wire routing as mentioned here:
http://blog.zorinaq.com/?e=42
By connecting B17 pin to ground. No luck.



Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Lynzoi on May 28, 2011, 06:40:18 PM
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y40/linzoy/252157_10150606339085277_573690276_18683932_2472502_n.jpg

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y40/linzoy/251065_10150606339975277_573690276_18683937_5794577_n.jpg

I set this up yesterday. I have 3 Raedon 5850s, but one one is set up so far. I was lucky, got all of the cards for $170 each. The most expensive part was the power supply, at $250. I'm going to set this up so I can control it from my mac, so I won't need the display, keyboard, or mouse. It also has no disk, I'm running it from an 8GB thumb drive. I should get about 1 ghash when it's ready, which is pretty darn good.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Maxxx on May 28, 2011, 07:03:24 PM
I set this up yesterday. I have 3 Raedon 5850s, but one one is set up so far. I was lucky, got all of the cards for $170 each. The most expensive part was the power supply, at $250. I'm going to set this up so I can control it from my mac, so I won't need the display, keyboard, or mouse. It also has no disk, I'm running it from an 8GB thumb drive. I should get about 1 ghash when it's ready, which is pretty darn good.

Is that Ubuntu with persistence or did you install straight to the thumb drive? I can confirm that once you have tweaked the cards you should get up to and a bit over 1 Ghash/s as well.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Lynzoi on May 28, 2011, 07:32:53 PM
I set this up yesterday. I have 3 Raedon 5850s, but one one is set up so far. I was lucky, got all of the cards for $170 each. The most expensive part was the power supply, at $250. I'm going to set this up so I can control it from my mac, so I won't need the display, keyboard, or mouse. It also has no disk, I'm running it from an 8GB thumb drive. I should get about 1 ghash when it's ready, which is pretty darn good.

Is that Ubuntu with persistence or did you install straight to the thumb drive? I can confirm that once you have tweaked the cards you should get up to and a bit over 1 Ghash/s as well.
Awesome. I installed Ubuntu straight from the thumb drive. I don't know what Ubuntu with persistence is.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: mewantsbitcoins on May 28, 2011, 07:35:02 PM
Maxxx, if you need Ubuntu USB with persistence, follow this tutorial
http://www.infosecramblings.com/backtrack/backtrack-4-usbpersistent-changesnessus/


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Lynzoi on May 28, 2011, 07:46:02 PM
I leave! I will give the BTC
This increase of difficulty on 80 % has made for me unprofitable to continue.
It is ready to give the last 3.85 BTC to the one who will send me 0.1 BTC (I will send on the same address)
1P9q1WhXLs3iKy1aHiCqGcnf7dfJo46oXg
You don't look totally trustworthy, this is your first post, and you have bad grammer. Scammers often have bad grammer for some reason.

Tell you what, I am ready to give you 0.1 btc, send me 3.85. 1HX4zSn3yQpVH3v9Sv5TNwMqbfXoBbMuNf


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: mewantsbitcoins on May 28, 2011, 07:47:48 PM
I leave! I will give the BTC
This increase of difficulty on 80 % has made for me unprofitable to continue.
It is ready to give the last 3.85 BTC to the one who will send me 0.1 BTC (I will send on the same address)
1P9q1WhXLs3iKy1aHiCqGcnf7dfJo46oXg
You don't look totally trustworthy, this is your first post, and you have bad grammer. Scammers often have bad grammer for some reason.

Tell you what, I am ready to give you 0.1 btc, send me 3.85. 1HX4zSn3yQpVH3v9Sv5TNwMqbfXoBbMuNf


DON'T!!!!!!!!!!!!! THAT'S A SCAM FROM YESTERDAY


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Nythain on May 28, 2011, 07:50:52 PM
Anyone willing to fall for that probably deserves to fall for that... "I really don't like/want money, so I tell you what. You SEND me money, and I promise I will GIVE you all my money." the logic doesn't even make sense.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Maxxx on May 28, 2011, 08:00:01 PM
Awesome. I installed Ubuntu straight from the thumb drive. I don't know what Ubuntu with persistence is.

Essentially allows changes to persist across reboots on a LiveCD type installation on a thumb drive.

Maxxx, if you need Ubuntu USB with persistence, follow this tutorial
http://www.infosecramblings.com/backtrack/backtrack-4-usbpersistent-changesnessus/

Ah perfect! Straightforward tut. Thanks


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: davout on May 28, 2011, 09:51:17 PM
you have bad grammer.
XD


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Lynzoi on May 28, 2011, 11:20:24 PM
Some people will say I spelled the word grammar wrong, but some people will say I was actually referring to Kelsey Grammer. It all depends on interpretation.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Nythain on May 28, 2011, 11:21:10 PM
Some people will say I spelled the word grammar wrong, but some people will say I was actually referring to Kelsey Grammer. It all depends on interpretation.
Kelsey Grammer naturally, at least that's what I thought. :P


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: inh on May 30, 2011, 12:25:07 AM
Still waiting on the single good PSU to replace the three shitty ones

http://img833.imageshack.us/img833/814/83532056.jpg
http://img860.imageshack.us/img860/4486/43023715.jpg


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: V2-V3 on May 30, 2011, 12:37:17 AM
www.BitClockers.com
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g94/V2-V3/428617952_photobucket_38728_.jpg


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Gui_0 on May 30, 2011, 12:56:14 AM
Still waiting on the single good PSU to replace the three shitty ones

Nice. What mobo is that that can take 5 cards? o.0


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: inh on May 30, 2011, 01:12:26 AM
Still waiting on the single good PSU to replace the three shitty ones

Nice. What mobo is that that can take 5 cards? o.0

Some gigabyte one that isn't made anymore :(


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: macbook-air on May 30, 2011, 01:17:11 AM
http://img805.imageshack.us/img805/2157/bitcoin.jpg

I got my first dedicated rig yesterday afternoon. (picture above)

CPU: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.93GHz (second hand)
Memory: 2 GB DDR2 (second hand)
Mainboard: Some cheap second hand board with PCI Express port (I don't know what it is exactly...)
450W second hand power supply
-- Above four: CN430 or ~US$66.24
A NEW CPU fan: CN30 or ~US$4.62
Storage: Used old micro-SD card read + one NEW 8 GB micro-SD card (CN80 or ~US$12.32)
Network: No WiFi adapter onboard, so I am currently making my old AirPort Express work as an WiFi client, connect it to the wired ethernet port.
Video adapter: Sapphare ATI Radeon HD 6870 (with two mini DisplayPorts, two DVIs and one HDMI output): CN1580 or ~US$243.47
Display: Apple Cinema Display 27" shared with my MacBook Air
Keyboard and Mouse: n/a
System: Ubuntu 11.04 running on micro-SD card (system boot very slow :( )

Total cost: CN2120 or ~US$326.68
Performance: 247 Mhash/s


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: v0lrath on May 30, 2011, 04:13:51 AM
4x5830s running at around 78-80. I might invest in some more fans.

OCed to 930, getting 270Mhash/s each.

http://i.imgur.com/KDEWh.jpg


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: airdata on May 30, 2011, 10:50:48 PM
http://i940.photobucket.com/albums/ad245/airdatasolutions/btcrig.jpg

I'm jealous of all of you guys w\ the bad ass setups.  Here's my weak set up!  I got the mobo/cpu of the open air system off ebay for $45 w\ a 9800gt also.  It has a 5770 @195MH and then my main system behind has a 6870 @270MH.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: RulerOf on May 31, 2011, 11:05:50 AM
Welp, so long as we're all showing off, these are two of my dedicated miners:

http://i.imgur.com/jza5z.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/Bqko0.jpg

The top one is 2x 6990, and the bottom is 2x 5970.  You can see three and four on the right and left of the benches, respectively.

I've got to shuffle some hardware around before I install the board in the top bench.  I found the benches on Amazon, but the "Stackable" part was what sold me :)  Linky. (http://www.amazon.com/MYOPENPC-Transparent-Acrylic-Stackable-Capability/dp/B004TZAU1Q/ref=sr_1_11?ie=UTF8&qid=1306839609&sr=8-11)

I've since moved everything to the garage.  Installing some air ducts today to pipe the heat out of the gable fan that vents the garage.  I'll post more photos then!

Also, let me say: God damn, we're all a MASSIVE bunch of nerds :D

More photos for the cable management nerds (http://rulerof.imgur.com/test_bench_mining_rig). :)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Mapatti on May 31, 2011, 04:32:36 PM
This is just my "gaming"(read budget) rig. Nothing special.
http://img854.imageshack.us/img854/2277/54426728.th.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/854/54426728.jpg/)
Can do ~155Mhash/s. It has AMD X2 555 BE processor(@3,6Ghz), Ati Radeon 5750 HD (@820Mhz) and 2gb cheapest ram.
Update: Went 875Mhz and now it does 170Mhash/s.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: airdata on May 31, 2011, 08:32:57 PM
cannabinoid : I like it.  I picked up my office the other day after realizing it looked like something you'd see on hoarders.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Maxxx on May 31, 2011, 09:40:08 PM
My mining rigs, 6 no and my games pc, which also mines :)

this is jsut after the last 3 were built, has been slightly tidied since then!!



Lol, Is that your spare storage room?


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: innervisi0nn on May 31, 2011, 09:59:10 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aR2fGkdhDyY

theres my rig


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: molecular on May 31, 2011, 10:03:13 PM
congratz ?
http://www.spiegel.de/netzwelt/netzpolitik/0,1518,765382,00.html

yep, you found me/it ;)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: marcus_of_augustus on May 31, 2011, 10:46:06 PM
yikes!


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: DavinciJ15 on May 31, 2011, 11:20:20 PM
Welp, so long as we're all showing off, these are two of my dedicated miners:

http://i.imgur.com/jza5z.jpg

The top one is 2x 6990, and the bottom is 2x 5970.  You can see three and four on the right and left of the benches, respectively.

I've got to shuffle some hardware around before I install the board in the top bench.  I found the benches on Amazon, but the "Stackable" part was what sold me :)  Linky. (http://www.amazon.com/MYOPENPC-Transparent-Acrylic-Stackable-Capability/dp/B004TZAU1Q/ref=sr_1_11?ie=UTF8&qid=1306839609&sr=8-11)

I've since moved everything to the garage.  Installing some air ducts today to pipe the heat out of the gable fan that vents the garage.  I'll post more photos then!

Also, let me say: God damn, we're all a MASSIVE bunch of nerds :D

More photos for the cable management nerds (http://rulerof.imgur.com/test_bench_mining_rig). :)

Where did he get the 4 bars to connect all the work bench cases?


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: RulerOf on May 31, 2011, 11:54:09 PM
Welp, so long as we're all showing off, these are two of my dedicated miners:

http://i.imgur.com/jza5z.jpg

The top one is 2x 6990, and the bottom is 2x 5970.  You can see three and four on the right and left of the benches, respectively.

I've got to shuffle some hardware around before I install the board in the top bench.  I found the benches on Amazon, but the "Stackable" part was what sold me :)  Linky. (http://www.amazon.com/MYOPENPC-Transparent-Acrylic-Stackable-Capability/dp/B004TZAU1Q/ref=sr_1_11?ie=UTF8&qid=1306839609&sr=8-11)

I've since moved everything to the garage.  Installing some air ducts today to pipe the heat out of the gable fan that vents the garage.  I'll post more photos then!

Also, let me say: God damn, we're all a MASSIVE bunch of nerds :D

More photos for the cable management nerds (http://rulerof.imgur.com/test_bench_mining_rig). :)

Where did he get the 4 bars to connect all the work bench cases?

Heh, funny story :D

It's sold as "Stackable," so I figured the stacking hardware would be in the box... but it's not.  MyOpenPC sells an "Upgrade Kit," also on Amazon, that's specifically for this bench, and it has the stacking hardware in it.  Like $15 I believe.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: marcus_of_augustus on May 31, 2011, 11:59:50 PM
Stackable, translucent test rig ... best so far for my money ... nice compromise between rack, cabinet and open stack ... looks the biz too with all the blue and red LED's going  :D

Those bars are just the aluminium kitset framing stuff right?


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: russelljohnson on June 01, 2011, 02:07:12 AM
http://img694.imageshack.us/img694/7834/dc1shelf1outside.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/694/dc1shelf1outside.jpg/)

http://img534.imageshack.us/img534/4029/dc1shelf1inside.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/534/dc1shelf1inside.jpg/)


OKAY EVERYBODY SHOW'S OVER TIME TO GO HOME.

/THREAD


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: allinvain on June 01, 2011, 02:09:00 AM
Damn! Now THAT is a mining farm. So farmer Vladimir I take it all those boxes are running Linux as I don't see any dummy vga plugs.

What KVM do you use? I'm in need of one too.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: marcus_of_augustus on June 01, 2011, 02:30:34 AM

cable management guru ... tight set-up.

I'm counting 12 boxes with 2x5970's per ... 17 GHash/s ??


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Reckman on June 01, 2011, 02:38:15 AM
@Vladimir, waste of money, you probably could have more mhash with cheaper hardware


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: russelljohnson on June 01, 2011, 02:42:31 AM
@Vladimir, waste of money, you probably could have more mhash with cheaper hardware

somebody's jealous


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Reckman on June 01, 2011, 03:09:48 AM
@Vladimir, waste of money, you probably could have more mhash with cheaper hardware

яйца курицу не учат


translated - teach your grandmother to suck eggs

well what are you paying per ghash initially? way more than 1000USD, and KVM wth are you using that for just use virtual network control, such a waste....this is the whole point of bitmining, datacenters are cost prohibitive, you need special cooling and power requirements, there are no real cost savings


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: max in montreal on June 01, 2011, 03:32:32 AM
Jealousy is such an ugly emotion...its the difficulty increases that made me start smoking...I started 2 weeks ago...

http://www.everybodysucksbutus.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/dirty-appartment-4.jpg
http://www.everybodysucksbutus.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/dirty-appartment-16.jpg
http://www.everybodysucksbutus.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/dirty-appartment-17.jpg
http://www.everybodysucksbutus.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/dirty-appartment-18.jpg
http://www.everybodysucksbutus.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/dirty-appartment-21.jpg

Just kidding...it's been at least a month... :o


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: EPiSKiNG on June 01, 2011, 03:34:22 AM
http://img694.imageshack.us/img694/7834/dc1shelf1outside.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/694/dc1shelf1outside.jpg/)

http://img534.imageshack.us/img534/4029/dc1shelf1inside.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/534/dc1shelf1inside.jpg/)


SO WIN!!!

-EP


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: max in montreal on June 01, 2011, 03:37:38 AM
Vladimir, clean wiring job. at first I did not like you, now I think your OK!


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Reckman on June 01, 2011, 04:06:35 AM
Ez nerdrage =p just commenting, here took some pics of my little setup, i think its close to the most economical you can get about 800$/Ghash

http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/4007/20110531235551390.jpg
http://img600.imageshack.us/img600/8973/20110531235616290.jpg
http://img121.imageshack.us/img121/6901/20110531235603371.jpg


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: airdata on June 01, 2011, 04:15:25 AM
Vladimir : Nice !

Update : got a new 5850 to run w\ my 5770

http://i940.photobucket.com/albums/ad245/airdatasolutions/photo4.jpg


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Nythain on June 01, 2011, 04:24:26 AM
So that's where my couch ended up when I threw it out.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Maxxx on June 01, 2011, 07:12:23 AM
Ez nerdrage =p just commenting, here took some pics of my little setup, i think its close to the most economical you can get about 800$/Ghash

Sweet setup, is that in your basement? I wish I had a basement to mount some rigs to a wall.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: RulerOf on June 01, 2011, 07:46:30 AM
Stackable, translucent test rig ... best so far for my money ... nice compromise between rack, cabinet and open stack ... looks the biz too with all the blue and red LED's going  :D

Those bars are just the aluminium kitset framing stuff right?

Yup!

Overall, I am very pleased with the way it has turned out.  Looks awesome when the lights are off, too :)

I'm not too sure if it's completely cost effective when compared to some cases that are available, but at just under $60 each, it's basically a drop in the bucket when you're loading them up with 6990s :D


Vladimir:

If you're gonna show off like that, please have the courtesy to leave us some toast for all of this jelly.  ;)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Batouzo on June 01, 2011, 10:34:33 AM
Vladimir : Nice !

Update : got a new 5850 to run w\ my 5770

http://i940.photobucket.com/albums/ad245/airdatasolutions/photo4.jpg

Is there the PEG power coming into the air intake vent? If yes then you seem to block it with this cables, what happened to side PEG socket?


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Reckman on June 01, 2011, 11:49:12 AM
Ez nerdrage =p just commenting, here took some pics of my little setup, i think its close to the most economical you can get about 800$/Ghash

Sweet setup, is that in your basement? I wish I had a basement to mount some rigs to a wall.

Thanks, Ya thats my basement, you can always just do a freestanding rack, you can get a cheap one from home depot


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Maxxx on June 01, 2011, 03:30:31 PM
Ez nerdrage =p just commenting, here took some pics of my little setup, i think its close to the most economical you can get about 800$/Ghash

Sweet setup, is that in your basement? I wish I had a basement to mount some rigs to a wall.

Thanks, Ya thats my basement, you can always just do a freestanding rack, you can get a cheap one from home depot

Yeah I ended up getting black lightweight plastic shelving, about 6 ft high and stack the miners on there. I just need a basement, and the house to go with a basement.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Lars on June 01, 2011, 04:08:29 PM
http://i.imgur.com/gkC7h.jpg (http://imgur.com/gkC7h)

Nice. Any chance you could post some pictures of how this looks under the hood? I'm a bit interested in seeing how you set up the ventilation in this case. :)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: murasha on June 01, 2011, 08:28:59 PM
My 3x5870 mining machine
using two power adapters (400W for motherboard+hdd and 600W for VGA adapters)
The case was small for third card, so I decided to cut some on the bottom with circular saw.

http://img638.imageshack.us/img638/9232/img20110514214443.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/638/img20110514214443.jpg/)
http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/3531/img20110517194829.th.jpg (http://img143.imageshack.us/i/img20110517194829.jpg/)
http://img805.imageshack.us/img805/8117/img20110517194753.th.jpg (http://img805.imageshack.us/i/img20110517194753.jpg/)
http://img37.imageshack.us/img37/4396/c36020110602001418.th.jpg (http://img37.imageshack.us/i/c36020110602001418.jpg/)
http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/279/c36020110602001406.th.jpg (http://img11.imageshack.us/i/c36020110602001406.jpg/)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: zimpixa on June 01, 2011, 10:18:37 PM
My 3x5870 mining machine
using two power adapters (400W for motherboard+hdd and 600W for VGA adapters)
The case was small for third card, so I decided to cut some on the bottom with circular saw.

http://img638.imageshack.us/img638/9232/img20110514214443.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/638/img20110514214443.jpg/)
http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/3531/img20110517194829.th.jpg (http://img143.imageshack.us/i/img20110517194829.jpg/)
http://img805.imageshack.us/img805/8117/img20110517194753.th.jpg (http://img805.imageshack.us/i/img20110517194753.jpg/)
http://img37.imageshack.us/img37/4396/c36020110602001418.th.jpg (http://img37.imageshack.us/i/c36020110602001418.jpg/)
http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/279/c36020110602001406.th.jpg (http://img11.imageshack.us/i/c36020110602001406.jpg/)


Nice slippers ;p And not so bad idea.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: error on June 01, 2011, 11:18:34 PM
Temporary home for my two 5850s while I await the last piece of my "dedicated" mining rig, the bloody Sempron.

Yes, the wiring is a disaster. That's what I get for mistakenly buying a non-modular PSU (years ago, before I knew the difference).

http://i51.tinypic.com/rbh4sp.jpg


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: zimpixa on June 02, 2011, 12:13:29 AM
Nevermind the PSU, good case would clean that mess. Today bought HAF 912, clean work, cooler temps compared to non-case option. Just waiting for second card, so I can upload photos from full rig.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Maxxx on June 02, 2011, 02:35:19 AM
Temporary home for my two 5850s while I await the last piece of my "dedicated" mining rig, the bloody Sempron.

Yes, the wiring is a disaster. That's what I get for mistakenly buying a non-modular PSU (years ago, before I knew the difference).

http://i51.tinypic.com/rbh4sp.jpg

I like it, do you run with the side on or off?


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: error on June 02, 2011, 02:41:26 AM
I like it, do you run with the side on or off?

Right now it's off, because that ASUS card is getting hot hot hot, but I usually run the side on. Won't be an issue when I get the new rig built.



Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: CubedRoot on June 02, 2011, 02:53:13 AM

Hey Nythian, Where'd you get that graphic in your sig for BTCGuild?  I am mining in that pool, and would like it as well :)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: murasha on June 02, 2011, 06:33:55 AM
My 3x5870 mining machine
using two power adapters (400W for motherboard+hdd and 600W for VGA adapters)
The case was small for third card, so I decided to cut some on the bottom with circular saw.

http://img638.imageshack.us/img638/9232/img20110514214443.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/638/img20110514214443.jpg/)
http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/3531/img20110517194829.th.jpg (http://img143.imageshack.us/i/img20110517194829.jpg/)
http://img805.imageshack.us/img805/8117/img20110517194753.th.jpg (http://img805.imageshack.us/i/img20110517194753.jpg/)
http://img37.imageshack.us/img37/4396/c36020110602001418.th.jpg (http://img37.imageshack.us/i/c36020110602001418.jpg/)
http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/279/c36020110602001406.th.jpg (http://img11.imageshack.us/i/c36020110602001406.jpg/)


Nice slippers ;p And not so bad idea.
:) My grandmas gift.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: molecular on June 02, 2011, 09:01:54 AM
(insert pic of balkony miner)

Nice. Any chance you could post some pictures of how this looks under the hood? I'm a bit interested in seeing how you set up the ventilation in this case. :)

Ok, I will try to remember making some shots the next time I do maintenance (probably soonish, when it's getting very warm, I might want to flash the BIOS to reduce Voltage back to factory or something lower than now).

I would build the thing differently nowadays, though.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Nythain on June 02, 2011, 09:44:01 AM
Hey Nythian, Where'd you get that graphic in your sig for BTCGuild?  I am mining in that pool, and would like it as well :)
Using one of these
http://forum.bitcoin.org/index.php?topic=7760.msg152522#msg152522
Until El gets around to whipping up some official ones later on down the road


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Gui_0 on June 02, 2011, 05:47:21 PM
I like it, do you run with the side on or off?
Right now it's off, because that ASUS card is getting hot hot hot, but I usually run the side on. Won't be an issue when I get the new rig built.

Out of curiosity, how much is "hot hot hot"? :)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: airdata on June 02, 2011, 07:37:41 PM

Is there the PEG power coming into the air intake vent? If yes then you seem to block it with this cables, what happened to side PEG socket?

Idk... that's just where the power plugs were on that 5850.  It's an xfx, and i have an xfx 6870 in my main system where the power plugs are on the side, rest of the card is identical to the 5850


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Nilarium on June 03, 2011, 08:05:55 AM
My 3x5870 mining machine
using two power adapters (400W for motherboard+hdd and 600W for VGA adapters)
The case was small for third card, so I decided to cut some on the bottom with circular saw.

http://img638.imageshack.us/img638/9232/img20110514214443.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/638/img20110514214443.jpg/)

mine case is same !)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Vladimir on June 04, 2011, 12:45:33 AM
http://img863.imageshack.us/img863/9295/cardbox.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/863/cardbox.jpg/)


I suppose this rig is  a work in progress  ;D


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: marcus_of_augustus on June 04, 2011, 02:59:38 AM

Vladimir ... do they do bulk discounts?


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Vladimir on June 04, 2011, 03:12:19 AM
not as much as I would like... next time when I buy 200-300 of these babes, I'll push for some more serious discount, though.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: marcus_of_augustus on June 04, 2011, 03:16:47 AM
not as much as I would like... next time when I buy 200-300 of these babes, I'll push for some more serious discount, though.

Or get supplier list price access and on sell them in BTC  ;)

(In a gold rush, it is the people supplying the equipment that end up with the gold. Dealing with customers is PIA though.)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: airdata on June 04, 2011, 03:38:10 AM

Love it :)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: pokermon919 on June 04, 2011, 03:53:07 AM
not as much as I would like... next time when I buy 200-300 of these babes, I'll push for some more serious discount, though.

Any chance we can work out a group buy when you do that? Give you more leverage for bargaining discounts. Dunno when you're planning your next order, but just a thought.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: privoxy on June 04, 2011, 03:54:32 AM
https://dl-web.dropbox.com/get/Photos/New%20setup/DSC02817.JPG?w=d0a6a86a


More photos http://www.dropbox.com/gallery/5616402/1/New%20setup?h=a542c8

Only 2x 6970s


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: yrral on June 04, 2011, 06:03:07 AM
http://imgur.com/a/beLNA
3x 5870 and 1x 5850.

The extender on the leftmost 5870 is routed between the heatsink and the pcb of the 5850


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Paperweight on June 04, 2011, 06:51:41 PM
I started leasing Russian botnet time and now I use about 32,000 PCs at 25% load.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: charliesheen on June 04, 2011, 07:09:35 PM
I started leasing Russian botnet time and now I use about 32,000 PCs at 25% load.

How much does that yeild?


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: airdata on June 04, 2011, 07:44:37 PM
https://dl-web.dropbox.com/get/Photos/New%20setup/DSC02817.JPG?w=d0a6a86a


More photos http://www.dropbox.com/gallery/5616402/1/New%20setup?h=a542c8

Only 2x 6970s

Very nice setup. 


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Zagitta on June 04, 2011, 07:52:48 PM
https://dl-web.dropbox.com/get/Photos/New%20setup/DSC02817.JPG?w=d0a6a86a


More photos http://www.dropbox.com/gallery/5616402/1/New%20setup?h=a542c8

Only 2x 6970s

To say the least: I jizzed in my pants!!!


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: dingus on June 04, 2011, 08:05:34 PM
I started leasing Russian botnet time and now I use about 32,000 PCs at 25% load.

Still less hashes per second than one 5970.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: mewantsbitcoins on June 04, 2011, 08:20:58 PM
http://img863.imageshack.us/img863/9295/cardbox.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/863/cardbox.jpg/)


I suppose this rig is  a work in progress  ;D

Vladimir, could you reveal the secret where you bought those from. I'm buying from overclockers.co.uk at their discount periods for 149.99. Just wondering if there's a cheaper place


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Coma on June 04, 2011, 08:28:32 PM
http://imgur.com/a/beLNA
3x 5870 and 1x 5850.

The extender on the leftmost 5870 is routed between the heatsink and the pcb of the 5850

I see a 600W OCZ PSU there and another PSU.
1. Could you please describe the PSUs connections setup?
2. How do you turn that on and off with two PSUs?
Thank you!


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: mrb on June 05, 2011, 10:47:13 AM
Vladimir:  :D So, are you below or above 38 Ghash/s now? (Last time you said you were below ArtForz's 38 Gh/s)

In the same spirit, I racked these little guys today:
http://i.imgur.com/mYCcH.jpg



Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Vladimir on June 05, 2011, 10:50:38 AM
Vladimir:  :D So, are you below or above 38 Ghash/s now? (Last time you said you were below ArtForz's 38 Gh/s)

Way above that... though I understand that ArtForz keeps all of it for himself (and probably has more Ghps by now) while significant part of my capacity is contracted out.

BTW your image did not work for me inline :( but works if copied into browser... Had a bunch of those too recently....


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: mrb on June 05, 2011, 10:57:34 AM
(Image fixed.)

Yeah he is at 55 Gh/s today.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: airdata on June 05, 2011, 01:47:27 PM
Nothing like 10k worth of video cards.  You guys are an inspiration.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: sgravina on June 05, 2011, 06:02:01 PM
[picture removed here]

The original version of our rig.  The woman in the picture is my mother-in-law.  [edit here] This was a very nice picture of a real person doing some chemistry in 1949.  The very first response calls her a bitch.  Kind of kills the mood, so I took it out.

http://mysite.verizon.net/sgravina/images/new_miner.jpg
Our latest version.  It has four cards and does 1.31 GHash/second.  It uses about 900 Watts.



My mother-in-law retired from the mining business years ago.  She still has those pearls.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: allinvain on June 05, 2011, 06:04:27 PM
lol you guys have waay too much money to invest in video cards...30-50 video cards..omg massive jelly on my part :P



Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: charliesheen on June 05, 2011, 06:04:41 PM

"Why do I have to work with this dumb bitch" -guy on the right


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Adam on June 05, 2011, 08:58:04 PM
I wish I knew where people were still finding 5870s or better in stock.  I saw a couple of 5870s in stock at Newegg the other day for $280, but that didn't seem like a great price or anything so I didn't snap them.  Someone else must have though because they were gone within an hour or two.  Any time I do the math I can't come up with any result other than buying more 5830s (and good thing too because it's the only card I can find).

Edit:  I looked on that overclockers.co.uk site and with the current exchange rate and shipping to the US it should be costing me around $220/each.  I was thinking about picking up 4, but it keeps trying to charge me the VAT when I checkout with paypal.  I thought I would get the ex-VAT price since I'm in the US.  What's up with that?


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: EricSU on June 05, 2011, 09:45:06 PM
http://img543.imageshack.us/img543/6656/img0709h.th.jpg (http://img543.imageshack.us/i/img0709h.jpg/)

4GPU in a 4u rackmount case.
I colo in a datacenter with unmetered power :p


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: mewantsbitcoins on June 05, 2011, 09:47:37 PM
http://img543.imageshack.us/img543/6656/img0709h.th.jpg (http://img543.imageshack.us/i/img0709h.jpg/)

4GPU in a 4u rackmount case.
I colo in a datacenter with unmetered power :p

Damn, you probably get air conditioning as well? How hot do they run?


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: EricSU on June 05, 2011, 09:49:09 PM
http://img543.imageshack.us/img543/6656/img0709h.th.jpg (http://img543.imageshack.us/i/img0709h.jpg/)

4GPU in a 4u rackmount case.
I colo in a datacenter with unmetered power :p

Damn, you probably get air conditioning as well? How hot do they run?

[root@ ~]# aticonfig --odgt --adapter=all

Adapter 0 - ATI Radeon HD 5900 Series
            Sensor 0: Temperature - 81.00 C

Adapter 1 - ATI Radeon HD 5900 Series
            Sensor 0: Temperature - 79.00 C

Adapter 2 - ATI Radeon HD 5900 Series
            Sensor 0: Temperature - 89.00 C

Adapter 3 - ATI Radeon HD 5900 Series
            Sensor 0: Temperature - 87.50 C

Adapter 4 - ATI Radeon HD 5900 Series
            Sensor 0: Temperature - 88.00 C

Adapter 5 - ATI Radeon HD 5900 Series
            Sensor 0: Temperature - 85.50 C

Adapter 6 - ATI Radeon HD 5900 Series
            Sensor 0: Temperature - 80.50 C

Adapter 7 - ATI Radeon HD 5900 Series
            Sensor 0: Temperature - 78.00 C


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: max in montreal on June 05, 2011, 10:06:35 PM
http://img543.imageshack.us/img543/6656/img0709h.th.jpg (http://img543.imageshack.us/i/img0709h.jpg/)

4GPU in a 4u rackmount case.
I colo in a datacenter with unmetered power :p

What power supply are you using?


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Disposition on June 05, 2011, 10:19:54 PM
http://img543.imageshack.us/img543/6656/img0709h.th.jpg (http://img543.imageshack.us/i/img0709h.jpg/)

4GPU in a 4u rackmount case.
I colo in a datacenter with unmetered power :p

can I get the model for this rack? most racks I know have 7 expansion slots, unless you modded yours, can't fit 4 dual slot gpu in it.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: EricSU on June 05, 2011, 10:22:36 PM
http://img543.imageshack.us/img543/6656/img0709h.th.jpg (http://img543.imageshack.us/i/img0709h.jpg/)

4GPU in a 4u rackmount case.
I colo in a datacenter with unmetered power :p

What power supply are you using?

PSU: Silverstone Sst-St1500v2 1500w
Motherboard: MSI 890FXA-GD70
Case: Chenbro RM41300G **

** There are two similar models, 8 slots and 7 slots.
The one with 8 slots is "G" or GPU model.
Many stores show stock photo showing 4GPU in the case, but are actually selling the 7 slot version, so make sure you get the right one if buying.

Pic showing the 8 slots.
http://img847.imageshack.us/img847/5971/img0711n.th.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/847/img0711n.jpg/)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: marcus_of_augustus on June 06, 2011, 01:38:36 AM
http://img543.imageshack.us/img543/6656/img0709h.th.jpg (http://img543.imageshack.us/i/img0709h.jpg/)

4GPU in a 4u rackmount case.
I colo in a datacenter with unmetered power :p

Damn, you probably get air conditioning as well? How hot do they run?

[root@ ~]# aticonfig --odgt --adapter=all

Adapter 0 - ATI Radeon HD 5900 Series
            Sensor 0: Temperature - 81.00 C

Adapter 1 - ATI Radeon HD 5900 Series
            Sensor 0: Temperature - 79.00 C

Adapter 2 - ATI Radeon HD 5900 Series
            Sensor 0: Temperature - 89.00 C

Adapter 3 - ATI Radeon HD 5900 Series
            Sensor 0: Temperature - 87.50 C

Adapter 4 - ATI Radeon HD 5900 Series
            Sensor 0: Temperature - 88.00 C

Adapter 5 - ATI Radeon HD 5900 Series
            Sensor 0: Temperature - 85.50 C

Adapter 6 - ATI Radeon HD 5900 Series
            Sensor 0: Temperature - 80.50 C

Adapter 7 - ATI Radeon HD 5900 Series
            Sensor 0: Temperature - 78.00 C

That's too hot for my liking.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: inh on June 06, 2011, 03:05:00 AM
Just finished case revision two, more pics to come tomorrow :)

http://img847.imageshack.us/img847/579/caserev21.jpg

http://img833.imageshack.us/img833/3774/caserev22.jpg

http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/372/caserev24.jpg


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: darkpandora on June 06, 2011, 07:22:57 PM
my mining rig. 1x6990, but my plan is to run 3x6990.
just finished today, i will buy wireless usb wifi tomorrow and get the rig to work.

GPU: 6990
CPU: AMD athlon II
RAM: 2gb ddr3
MB: msi 890fxa-gd70
PSU: Thermaltake toughpower 1500W

http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/7050/img5577v.jpg

http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/9620/img5571a.jpg

http://img808.imageshack.us/img808/6982/img5572e.jpg

http://img695.imageshack.us/img695/7285/img5576sl.jpg

http://img593.imageshack.us/img593/4302/img5573ig.jpg

http://img717.imageshack.us/img717/9259/img5574l.jpg

http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/6469/img5575ll.jpg


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: mewantsbitcoins on June 06, 2011, 07:32:05 PM
Oh, man - this thread is so AWESOME!!!!  ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: gigitrix on June 06, 2011, 08:16:10 PM
Not strictly a miner rig (gaming machine setup that is bitcoin mining with all it's spare cycles), but:

http://i.imgur.com/q44K2l.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/q44K2.jpg)
http://i.imgur.com/kHIk9l.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/kHIk9.jpg)
http://i.imgur.com/d9tfvl.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/d9tfv.jpg)

It's pretty amateur hour compared to a lot of these, but it gives me ~700Mhash/s at $40/month power usage, and it can mine while I game as well.


Of course, that was all before...

http://i.imgur.com/1w6v7l.png (http://i.imgur.com/1w6v7.png)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: louis_net on June 06, 2011, 09:07:21 PM
http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/2092/dsc07119web.jpg

http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/732/dsc07120web.jpg


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: kr105 on June 06, 2011, 09:20:10 PM
Please don't use imageshack to upload your pics, it sucks since some months ago:

http://imageshack.us/img/blocked_login.jpg

--------------

BTW, you guys make me so jelly ;D


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: goldcd on June 06, 2011, 11:26:09 PM
http://bobpitch.com/anon/IMG_20110607_002058.jpg

Nothing special - bit it's mine. Bitcoins bought it all (apart from the case - which is a veh old Lian-Li)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: max in montreal on June 06, 2011, 11:28:14 PM

Pool server is about to commit suicide!


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: allinvain on June 07, 2011, 01:12:31 AM
lol love how the table is above to cave it..it can't stand to bear the weight of your megahashes! It must be over 9000!!!!


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: sirky on June 07, 2011, 01:47:22 AM
lol love how the table is above to cave it..it can't stand to bear the weight of your megahashes! It must be over 9000!!!!

I'd say closer to 3500


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: louis_net on June 07, 2011, 04:21:02 AM
http://i51.tinypic.com/s1uqua.jpg

this just got here 3 hours ago


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: allinvain on June 07, 2011, 04:22:02 AM
hehehe..yeah that "it's over 9000" was a rather geeky quote from an anime series I used to watch when I was a young lad - Dragon Ball Z



Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Maxxx on June 07, 2011, 04:37:03 AM

You must be mining gold in them there rigs to have to prop that table up.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: alonelyorange on June 07, 2011, 04:42:19 AM
@louis_net

It's over 5000!


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Chick on June 07, 2011, 04:46:39 AM
http://i51.tinypic.com/s1uqua.jpg

this just got here 3 hours ago

I hate you...


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: bleedkira on June 07, 2011, 04:57:27 AM
http://i51.tinypic.com/s1uqua.jpg

this just got here 3 hours ago
I'm jelly. What kind of rigs are you going to be running?


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: shivansps on June 07, 2011, 05:54:47 AM
I builded this today, its not great bur it gets the job done.

http://i.imgur.com/vi8Hb.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/FEWAa.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/kUMFN.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/OqBlu.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/ZFDJ8.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/uWiOw.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/EUKla.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/nZvLK.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/e6pev.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/v8JWC.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/rbuGq.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/yYL5N.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/uOLcL.jpg

planing to migrate to linux and add 2 5830.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Coma on June 07, 2011, 06:20:18 AM
shivansps, could you please describe how you have those Antec PSU configured to work together?
Thank you.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: trueimage on June 07, 2011, 06:23:08 AM
Can someone give me some tips on running 6 cards on this motherboard:
Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R
http://motherboards-reviews.com/motherboards/Gigabyte/GA-X58A-UD3R/Gigabyte_GA-X58A-UD3R_back_panel_view.jpg

What are the "extension" cables I'd need? Anyone got a similar setup? what type of case / test bench do you use?

Looking to start with 6x 5830 / 5850 / 5870 mixed in and run a linux miner

so, assuming 5830 = 165w x 6 = 990, I'd need about 1200w worth of psu, any tips on that would be great too


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: RedLine888 on June 07, 2011, 07:10:52 AM
My baby:
4x5870
http://img861.imageshack.us/img861/3278/28052011652.jpg


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Genrobo on June 07, 2011, 08:48:46 AM
I have enough parts/rigs arriving later today to start a pool on my own.
Will finally take pics of my rigs and upload.
I have some rigs offsite though, won't be able to pic those until later.
Look forward to finally showing the forum what I'm packing. :D


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Atoth on June 07, 2011, 08:58:52 AM
4x5830 900core/300mem @ 280Mh/s = 1120Mh/s

http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/4697/skynetbtcrig.jpg


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: RedLine888 on June 07, 2011, 09:09:53 AM
I have enough parts/rigs arriving later today to start a pool on my own.
Will finally take pics of my rigs and upload.
I have some rigs offsite though, won't be able to pic those until later.
Look forward to finally showing the forum what I'm packing. :D

Looking forward to see your final "cluster")


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: bleedkira on June 07, 2011, 09:16:28 AM
4x5830 900core/300mem @ 280Mh/s = 1120Mh/s

http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/4697/skynetbtcrig.jpg

What mobo is that?


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: error on June 07, 2011, 09:34:44 AM
I thought I knew which board that was, but I can't seem to find it right now. Another one you might consider is this one (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130274).

What I really want to know is, how do you secure the fan on top of the video cards? Surely it isn't just lying there?!?


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: WesleyK on June 07, 2011, 09:42:49 AM

Looks like a MSI 890FXA-GD70


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: bleedkira on June 07, 2011, 09:44:40 AM
I thought I knew which board that was, but I can't seem to find it right now. Another one you might consider is this one (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130274).

What I really want to know is, how do you secure the fan on top of the video cards? Surely it isn't just lying there?!?

Thanks, and it looks like its just sitting there to me... and probably rattling quite annoyingly as well.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: airdata on June 07, 2011, 12:07:20 PM
We are witnessing the birth of skynet.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Aqualung on June 07, 2011, 12:16:51 PM
http://i51.tinypic.com/s1uqua.jpg

this just got here 3 hours ago
omg!!
Sapphire is gonna be rich!!)) I think they sold all of their radeons 58xx))
ps... maybe our community should write a letter to Sapphire and ask them to produce more 58xx devices?))
pps... i wonder what is in the second box in the top right corner??


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Crs on June 07, 2011, 12:31:55 PM
got to love this thread (aka free bump.)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Tolsi on June 07, 2011, 02:25:49 PM
5850+6870
http://s54.radikal.ru/i143/1106/3e/30a54ff48d9b.jpg (http://www.radikal.ru)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Adam on June 07, 2011, 05:20:11 PM
Got two computers setup like this so far.

http://i54.tinypic.com/2i0rh5l.jpg

Worthless cases can't fit 4x gpus, so they get relegated to table status.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: trueimage on June 07, 2011, 05:40:27 PM
Got two computers setup like this so far.

http://i54.tinypic.com/2i0rh5l.jpg

Worthless cases can't fit 4x gpus, so they get relegated to table status.

can you give a breakdown of the hardware used? and temps?


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: shivansps on June 07, 2011, 06:28:29 PM
shivansps, could you please describe how you have those Antec PSU configured to work together?
Thank you.

bridged the green cable of both psu


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: trueimage on June 07, 2011, 07:15:38 PM
shivansps, could you please describe how you have those Antec PSU configured to work together?
Thank you.

bridged the green cable of both psu

with something like this?

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/images/products/Dual-PSU-Cable_01.jpg


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: borito4 on June 07, 2011, 07:35:20 PM
shivansps, could you please describe how you have those Antec PSU configured to work together?
Thank you.

bridged the green cable of both psu

with something like this?

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/images/products/Dual-PSU-Cable_01.jpg
This.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: TheSeven on June 07, 2011, 08:02:48 PM
My 120MH/s rig in action:
http://i.imgur.com/V7NdS.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/1OTJIh.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/1OTJI.jpg)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: LegitBit on June 07, 2011, 08:08:32 PM
My 120MH/s rig in action:


How much did that cost you? Did you have to build it?


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: spiccioli on June 07, 2011, 08:08:59 PM
My 120MH/s rig in action:


Great!!

What kind of FPGA is this? And, it seems to be a pci-e 1x board, while do you access it from a serial (?) cable?

Best regards.

spiccioli.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: TheSeven on June 07, 2011, 08:19:45 PM
How much did that cost you? Did you have to build it?

http://www.digilentinc.com/Products/Detail.cfm?NavPath=2,400,795&Prod=XUPV5
Totally not worth it. $2000, or $750 for academic purposes (which these aren't). Only do this if you have such a board anyway for other things, to make some use of it in the time that it would otherwise be idle.

Great!!

What kind of FPGA is this? And, it seems to be a pci-e 1x board, while do you access it from a serial (?) cable?

Best regards.

spiccioli.

This is an XC5VLX110T-1FF1136 running at 120MHz. If you want to build a dedicated mining board, I'd suggest placing a shitload of XC6SLX150 chips on it, and much less unused peripheral stuff.

And yes, it has PCIe 1x, but I didn't bother with that (neither from the FPGA nor PC side), RS232 is just easier and simply fast enough (roughly 3% bandwith utilization at 115200 baud).


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: trueimage on June 07, 2011, 08:45:34 PM
This is an XC5VLX110T-1FF1136 running at 120MHz. If you want to build a dedicated mining board, I'd suggest placing a shitload of XC6SLX150 chips on it, and much less unused peripheral stuff.

so, those chips are $152 each

what is the board to put a shitload of them on? Has anyone tried this with more than one fpga chip? does it scale fully?


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: TheSeven on June 07, 2011, 08:52:28 PM
so, those chips are $152 each

Yeah, roughly, depending on the exact model and quantity. Don't forget the cost of the board though.

what is the board to put a shitload of them on?

You'll need to build one. Design and order a 4layer PCB containing the neccessary voltage regulators, clock generation and means of communication (JTAG, and maybe IC, RS232 or USB?).

Has anyone tried this with more than one fpga chip? does it scale fully?

There are already some people running multi-FPGA mining setups. And yes, it does scale fully (~190MH/s per chip, can possibly be optimized even further), and if you also account for the PCB manufacturing and assembly costs, even more than that.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: trueimage on June 07, 2011, 11:08:01 PM
You'll need to build one. Design and order a 4layer PCB containing the neccessary voltage regulators, clock generation and means of communication (JTAG, and maybe IC, RS232 or USB?).

There are already some people running multi-FPGA mining setups. And yes, it does scale fully (~190MH/s per chip, can possibly be optimized even further), and if you also account for the PCB manufacturing and assembly costs, even more than that.

Build my own board? hrmm I could probably figure it out, eventually, as I do have some experience in other similar projects. But, there is no one that sells one?


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: TheSeven on June 07, 2011, 11:15:30 PM
There are readily made FPGA clusters of course, but they usually include a lot of features that you don't need (like high speed interconnects between the individual FPGAs), and you often won't even find prices for them, as this kind of stuff is usually in the >$100k range.

Building your own one (if your have the experience) might be as "cheap" as $10k per 6GH/s or something in a 3U case.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Atoth on June 08, 2011, 03:30:36 AM

Yes it is a MSI 890FXA-GD70 :) I have another identical setup like this coming in the mail for a 2nd rig.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Atoth on June 08, 2011, 03:33:34 AM
I thought I knew which board that was, but I can't seem to find it right now. Another one you might consider is this one (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130274).

What I really want to know is, how do you secure the fan on top of the video cards? Surely it isn't just lying there?!?

Yes its just laying there on top :) And no rattling either! It sits nice and snug.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: error on June 08, 2011, 03:35:59 AM
I thought I knew which board that was, but I can't seem to find it right now. Another one you might consider is this one (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130274).

What I really want to know is, how do you secure the fan on top of the video cards? Surely it isn't just lying there?!?

Yes its just laying there on top :)

And it doesn't move around and eventually fall off?


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Atoth on June 08, 2011, 03:38:18 AM
I thought I knew which board that was, but I can't seem to find it right now. Another one you might consider is this one (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130274).

What I really want to know is, how do you secure the fan on top of the video cards? Surely it isn't just lying there?!?

Yes its just laying there on top :)

And it doesn't move around and eventually fall off?

No not at all surprisingly, its been like that for 2 days now no issues.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: mjsbuddha on June 08, 2011, 04:19:14 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v609/buddha_mjs/btcmine.jpg

Obviously this is on my kitchen counter. My major block to expanding further is power consumption. I have multiple investors lined up but I would have to get some sort of facility to house them in that would keep them cool and power them without burning down.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: frozen on June 08, 2011, 04:51:42 AM
Move rigs into the basement. Hooked up into their own 20A circuit.

http://i.imgur.com/T5SD4l.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/T5SD4.jpg)

http://i.imgur.com/a4lqAl.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/a4lqA.jpg)

http://i.imgur.com/TqlKQl.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/TqlKQ.jpg)

http://i.imgur.com/LEXNul.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/LEXNu.jpg)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Swishercutter on June 08, 2011, 06:18:31 AM
http://i51.tinypic.com/s1uqua.jpg

this just got here 3 hours ago
omg!!
Sapphire is gonna be rich!!)) I think they sold all of their radeons 58xx))
ps... maybe our community should write a letter to Sapphire and ask them to produce more 58xx devices?))
pps... i wonder what is in the second box in the top right corner??

I was wondering where the rest of them went.  I got 8 and went back for more and they were gone...I almost bought 10 more.

Anyone checked Sapphire stock lately...I hope someone bought some with some of the bitcoin money...they had to have gone up.  If not they will be posting a good quarter.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: SgtSpike on June 08, 2011, 07:50:22 AM
This is one of my rigs... the ghettoest one.  Yes, the top card is laying on top of two more.  There's a stick of foam near the back of it so it's not directly touching the other cards, just laying on top of them.  No, the top PCIe slot in the motherboard doesn't work.  Yes, the middle card gets very warm.
http://i.imgur.com/4FBRH.jpg

Oh, and the fan is for sale, I have two of them.  I'll find another way to cool it if someone wants to buy it off me.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: louis_net on June 08, 2011, 10:00:22 AM
Fresh pic from the bed war room

http://i53.tinypic.com/2la3a6x.jpg


http://i52.tinypic.com/dnldsl.jpg
closer pic of the newly build rig, pending move to garage


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: allinvain on June 08, 2011, 10:49:54 AM
lol is that an MSI motherboard? The box looks very much like that of a MSI board I recently purchased.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: louis_net on June 08, 2011, 10:54:40 AM
yep, thats a MSI 870S-G54


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: SimBesh on June 08, 2011, 11:18:08 AM
hey, noob question here:
in regard to this pic http://i.imgur.com/EUKla.jpg
as i see it, the additional cards with the dummy vga plugs only need pci-e x1 risers? is this correct ? can you please explain how this is?

thanks in advance


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Nilarium on June 08, 2011, 11:48:03 AM
hey, noob question here:
in regard to this pic http://i.imgur.com/EUKla.jpg
as i see it, the additional cards with the dummy vga plugs only need pci-e x1 risers? is this correct ? can you please explain how this is?

thanks in advance
for mining pci-e x1 enough


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Adam on June 08, 2011, 01:42:17 PM
Just got these in.  Will have some work ahead of me tonight...

http://i53.tinypic.com/2irkcqp.jpg


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: nixxle on June 08, 2011, 02:08:31 PM
I'd like to point everybody here to the awesomeness of plastic crates.

They have holes in them -> airflow
they are perfectly stackable -> win
Putting you equipment on the floor is just asking for trouble -> fire

I mean it guys. Your equipment is all very awesome, but please take care of you, yourself and your house by not letting stuff burn.

This is what I am setting up. Need to find a way to put the PSU in there without it blowing the warm air into the crate.

The white thing is a vertical-fan which is awesome for stacking 3 or 4 crates.

http://i53.tinypic.com/296n4hc.jpg


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: airdata on June 08, 2011, 02:11:37 PM
"is that card blowing down? no wai!"   :P

That's awesome...  I'll post a pick later tonight.  new 3x5830 build this afternoon and probably moving to my garage.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Acejam on June 08, 2011, 02:40:21 PM
My current rig:
http://acejam.com/images/bitcoin/rig/photo%201.JPG

http://acejam.com/images/bitcoin/rig/photo%202.JPG


MSI 890FXA-GD70 Motherboard
2 x 2GB Corsair DDR3-1600 RAM
AMD Phenom II x4 840 CPU
Corsair AX1200 PSU
2 x Diamond Radeon HD6990's
250 GB HDD (OS)
3 TB Hitachi HDD (network backup)
Old Chieftec gaming case

I have this old case lying around and decided to try and use it. I ripped out the bottom drive bay shelf so I could fit more fans up front - then I ended up not placing any there. (the shelf that holds the removable bay)  >:(

Current temps are 74-76-76-74 according to aticonfig. (GPU fans all set to 75%) I'm running Ubuntu 11.04 x64 Desktop with poclbm. I'm thinking about picking up a MyOpenPC test bench case. Do you think I will notice a nice drop in temps? The two top 120mm fans REALLY help! If I take them off, temps go up to 82c+

Thoughts?



Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: nixxle on June 08, 2011, 02:43:31 PM
My current rig:
http://acejam.com/images/bitcoin/rig/photo%201.JPG

http://acejam.com/images/bitcoin/rig/photo%202.JPG


MSI 890FXA-GD70 Motherboard
2 x 2GB Corsair DDR3-1600 RAM
AMD Phenom II x4 840 CPU
Corsair AX1200 PSU
2 x Diamond Radeon HD6990's
250 GB HDD (OS)
3 TB Hitachi HDD (network backup)
Old Chieftec gaming case

I have this old case lying around and decided to try and use it. I ripped out the bottom drive bay shelf so I could fit more fans up front - then I ended up not placing any there. (the shelf that holds the removable bay)  >:(

Current temps are 74-76-76-74 according to aticonfig. I'm running Ubuntu 11.04 x64 Desktop with poclbm. I'm thinking about picking up a MyOpenPC test bench case. Do you think I will notice a nice drop in temps? The two top 120mm fans REALLY help! If I take them off, temps go up to 82c+

Thoughts?



What's on those 2 HD's? If this is a dedicated rig, I'd advice using LinuxCoin from an USB thumbdrive. Its awesome!


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Starcraftman on June 08, 2011, 03:18:02 PM
http://i.imgur.com/e7G0k.jpg

I'm Still waiting for my motherboards to arrive, and when they do they will sit under the GPU's (I built two of those Kinex frames). The frames are actually strong enough to support being picked up  ;D Also sorry for the huge image.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: befuddled on June 08, 2011, 03:36:13 PM
nixxle- May I ask what model of camera you took those photos with?    TIA


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Kehaar on June 08, 2011, 03:39:59 PM
I have exams and don't have time to sort out proper cooling :p

http://i.imgur.com/ztEZ3.jpg


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: trueimage on June 08, 2011, 04:01:08 PM
nixxle- May I ask what model of camera you took those photos with?    TIA

check the EXIF - iPhone 4


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Acejam on June 08, 2011, 05:10:16 PM
nixxle- May I ask what model of camera you took those photos with?    TIA

Are you referring to the photos of the green case that he quoted? (my post) If so, I used my iPhone 4 with HDR on.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Acejam on June 08, 2011, 05:18:26 PM
What's on those 2 HD's? If this is a dedicated rig, I'd advice using LinuxCoin from an USB thumbdrive. Its awesome!

- 250GB HDD has Ubuntu 11.04 Desktop x64. I'm switching it to 10.04 Server x64 soon though.
- 3TB HDD is used for network backup. I'm going to create a Samba share and backup my main desktop (Win 7, i7 920, etc) to this drive over my LAN.

I actually purchased a 32GB USB flash drive to run this rig driveless. I ended up not doing so since I found an old drive lying around. Though if I end up picking p a MyOpenPC case - I'll swap to driveless just to save room.

I've heard that Ubuntu persistence is nice - but that it can be slow at times.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: n4n0 on June 08, 2011, 05:34:08 PM
http://i.imgur.com/e7G0k.jpg

I'm Still waiting for my motherboards to arrive, and when they do they will sit under the GPU's (I built two of those Kinex frames). The frames are actually strong enough to support being picked up  ;D Also sorry for the huge image.

I'm going to say, this is the most awesome use of K'Nex i've ever seen. Kudos to you


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: stapler117 on June 08, 2011, 05:36:42 PM
http://i.imgur.com/e7G0k.jpg

I'm Still waiting for my motherboards to arrive, and when they do they will sit under the GPU's (I built two of those Kinex frames). The frames are actually strong enough to support being picked up  ;D Also sorry for the huge image.


K'nex. win!


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: jme621 on June 08, 2011, 09:07:11 PM
#1 single card system that i ran and used the money to pay for #2 which i ran with #1 and payed for #3 which is not complete, seems i get second box tomorrow from newegg with my 2gpus and psu lol. all are 5830 and hitting right at 300 each

#1
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-K4_Z0k0fC8E/Te_d5Iv7yII/AAAAAAAAAG4/2sMm5jxNxiI/s1152/IMAG0159.jpg

#2
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-MymNwiYF8RE/Te_d_btD5aI/AAAAAAAAAG8/2mlTWVGjZoE/s1152/IMAG0158.jpg

#3
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-S7rzWwPATHA/Te_eHqJIqaI/AAAAAAAAAHA/779GJm2-UF8/s1152/IMAG0157.jpg

not the greatest, but they will pay them self off in a week or so, so i am ok with that
and i plan on making them run at 1.21 gh just so i can say i could power the delorian  ;D


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Freakin on June 08, 2011, 09:31:13 PM
nixxle- May I ask what model of camera you took those photos with?    TIA

check the EXIF - iPhone 4
if the metadata is genuine you got a awesome house  **link removed by request of Acejam**

Yeah I was just going to caution people against using location-aware phones and posting pics to the internet. 

Anyone can view your EXIF data and view the GPS coordinates.  Boom, they instantly know where you live.

Either turn off location services or convert the jpg to png before posting to strip the EXIF.  Or spoof your location data to somewhere else.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: redcodenl on June 08, 2011, 10:31:01 PM
This is my "simple" miner. Nothing fancy, 2x 6870 with room for a third card. I need to get a SATA flat-cable before it fits probably, I've already ordered one.

http://www.redcode.nl/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/miner01.jpg

I've tried to keep it as clean as possible, not blocking any airflow. Running the GPU fans on half speed gets it down to 74 degrees for both cards, mostly thanks to the bit of cardboard jammed between the GPU's to allow just a bit more air in between.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Vladimir on June 08, 2011, 10:33:36 PM
http://img542.imageshack.us/img542/3774/cardsperppedfordeployme.jpg

a bunch of 5870 cards in DC3, to be deployed soon... i.e. this rig is a work in progress  ;D


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: mjsbuddha on June 08, 2011, 10:41:05 PM
why not 5970's? couldn't get the volume?


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Vladimir on June 08, 2011, 10:52:47 PM
why not 5970's? couldn't get the volume?

well.. I've bough about 70-80% of all 5970's sold in UK (new and used) in Jan-Apr 2011. And it is not that many... have to use surrogates now...


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: anthony_ on June 08, 2011, 10:58:28 PM
why not 5970's? couldn't get the volume?

well.. I've bough about 70-80% of all 5970's sold in UK (new and used) in Jan-Apr 2011. And it is not that many... have to use surrogates now...

How much money did you have when you started bitcoin mining. Did your mining contracts pay for most of the early hardware?


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Hawkix on June 09, 2011, 04:13:31 PM
a bunch of 5870 cards in DC3, to be deployed soon... i.e. this rig is a work in progress  ;D

OMG! That's why I can't get any of those! :)

50x 5870, if I count properly ~ 21 GH/sec .. nice, man!
My small rig feels frightened ..


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: trueimage on June 09, 2011, 04:45:26 PM
Vladimir, I'd love to see your cooling setups. I'm assuming you are in a datacenter with AC and exhaust.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: airdata on June 09, 2011, 06:33:03 PM
http://i940.photobucket.com/albums/ad245/airdatasolutions/IMG_1326-1.jpg
http://i940.photobucket.com/albums/ad245/airdatasolutions/IMG_1327-1.jpg

Here's my newest 3x5830 setup.

I pulled the middle card out @ lunch because of heat issues.  Going to try putting it in w\ an extension later tonight for better air flow and cooling.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Hawkix on June 09, 2011, 06:39:17 PM
These are the Sapphire 5830 Extreme? Have you tried to push outer cards more out of the center one? Like, sticking 5 mm spreader between 1-2 and 2-3 ?

I plan to build exactly the same 3x5830 configuration and have similar worries about heat issues.



Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Freakin on June 09, 2011, 07:07:30 PM
haha I love the motherboard sitting on a newegg box.  also, read what I posted a few posts back about EXIF data on cell phone pics


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: rampone on June 10, 2011, 02:35:58 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AT9sGh1YUX8

Love the "bierksten" (beerbottleboxes)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: CubedRoot on June 10, 2011, 02:18:28 PM
I found this stackable open air case on Amazon... does anyone have it?

http://amzn.to/jPdb7e

It looks like it may be a great mining rig case.  I may pick one up once I build another rig in the near future.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: airdata on June 10, 2011, 03:14:11 PM
I found this stackable open air case on Amazon... does anyone have it?

http://amzn.to/jPdb7e

It looks like it may be a great mining rig case.  I may pick one up once I build another rig in the near future.
From user : Maxxx on page 6 of this thread


http://i.imgur.com/GyDJZ.png


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: CubedRoot on June 10, 2011, 03:29:05 PM
NICE! I dont know how I didn't recall that.  I have been watching this thread a while.  Of course, Page 6 has been many pages ago  ;D
It looks good!


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: heavyb on June 10, 2011, 03:49:59 PM
i use that stackable open air case as well. I acctually just set it up today and it looks awesome, having some trouble have pclbm gui miner recognize i have installed stream though....


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Adam on June 10, 2011, 03:57:13 PM
Wow, can't believe I never thought of using a shelving system like in that picture.  My shit is just all of the floor.  That would be much cleaner.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: borito4 on June 10, 2011, 04:07:12 PM
I Also have that open air case, Its a PITA to put together, but then awesome to swap stuff in and out


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Bitonetta on June 10, 2011, 04:19:30 PM
I found this stackable open air case on Amazon... does anyone have it?

http://amzn.to/jPdb7e

It looks like it may be a great mining rig case.  I may pick one up once I build another rig in the near future.
From user : Maxxx on page 6 of this thread


http://i.imgur.com/GyDJZ.png


I wish there was 8 slots available on that.  4 double cards in an open case.  They also sell stackable columns or something like that.  Forgot what they call them.  You can stack those cases ontop of each other without shelves.  I'll see if I can get a pic after this weekend.  Gonna have to be early next week tho.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Maxxx on June 10, 2011, 04:21:45 PM

From user : Maxxx on page 6 of this thread


http://i.imgur.com/GyDJZ.png


Yeah I recommend the test bench, plus the shelving was only like $20. Sturdy, strong and light. Can hold 1 to 2 systems per shelf (with the cases turned sideways). I got it at a local hardware store.

The stackable case is in my sig. It's the same case but with longer feet that can lock into the top of another one.

Now that summer is coming, I have blackout curtains and a portable AC coming. I've already setup an air purifier and a humidifier as well to keep the air semi-decent. The only light in this place will be the flashing miners.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Freakin on June 10, 2011, 04:26:03 PM
Picked up the last of those acrylic test benches on amazon (the non-stackable ones)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: aznsniper911 on June 10, 2011, 05:30:23 PM
http://i595.photobucket.com/albums/tt32/aznpotpie/Sandy%20Bridge%20Computer%202/DSC_0314.jpg

http://i595.photobucket.com/albums/tt32/aznpotpie/Finished%20SB%20Computer/DSC_0358.jpg


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: CubedRoot on June 10, 2011, 05:58:16 PM
I found this stackable open air case on Amazon... does anyone have it?

http://amzn.to/jPdb7e

It looks like it may be a great mining rig case.  I may pick one up once I build another rig in the near future.
From user : Maxxx on page 6 of this thread


http://i.imgur.com/GyDJZ.png


I wish there was 8 slots available on that.  4 double cards in an open case.  They also sell stackable columns or something like that.  Forgot what they call them.  You can stack those cases ontop of each other without shelves.  I'll see if I can get a pic after this weekend.  Gonna have to be early next week tho.

Yeah, I think the stacking kit is a few bucks more.  I found it here:

http://amzn.to/mBZU3i

Heres another version that doesnt have the backplane, so you could run crazier setups. PLus its alot cheaper at only $34!!!
http://amzn.to/mzWGQR

They also have a bunch of crazy other designs too:
http://amzn.to/m9yI0p

http://bit.ly/kbHtqf

I like this one, I would use it more for a desktop than I would a miner though:
http://amzn.to/k3Mra7


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: sirky on June 10, 2011, 06:34:09 PM
Finally got one of my custom shelves built last night!

Holding 4x5830

I have a couple more machines, but they are more boring.

http://i.imgur.com/T76Ds.gif

http://i.imgur.com/SJlgp.gif

http://i.imgur.com/1TNpL.gif

http://i.imgur.com/l0ARt.gif


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: no_alone on June 10, 2011, 06:34:56 PM
Ugly as ass..

But I'm going to fix the room now/
http://img121.imageshack.us/img121/9701/img0365xs.jpg
http://img855.imageshack.us/img855/175/img0366df.jpg
http://img90.imageshack.us/img90/1279/img0367w.jpg
http://img815.imageshack.us/img815/4145/img0368ai.jpg


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Chick on June 10, 2011, 06:38:08 PM
http://i.imgur.com/KzCsth.jpg

Another one with same parts, but with Sapphire 5830s coming today! :D


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: trippp on June 10, 2011, 06:41:30 PM
Finally got one of my custom shelves built last night!

Holding 4x5830

I have a couple more machines, but they are more boring.


What is that, 3x PCI-e 8x extender, plus one PCI-e 16 x extender? Where did you get those cables, and how much did they cost?


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: sirky on June 10, 2011, 06:43:54 PM
Finally got one of my custom shelves built last night!

Holding 4x5830

I have a couple more machines, but they are more boring.


What is that, 3x PCI-e 8x extender, plus one PCI-e 16 x extender? Where did you get those cables, and how much did they cost?

2x PCIe x16 extender

2x PCIe x1 extender

https://cablesaurus.com/


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: rearwheels on June 10, 2011, 06:52:33 PM
http://www.btc-poolwatch.com/public/frontend/images/rack.jpg

Setting up the "server rack" from ikea.
(http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/S09884379)



Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: michaelmclees on June 10, 2011, 09:47:08 PM
http://i.imgur.com/MPey1.jpg

From right to left are my 5850, 5850, 5870, and 6870.  Running at 1.2 GHsh right now.

The extra fans help keep temps at right around 66 deg.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: zale on June 10, 2011, 10:19:30 PM
http://i.imgur.com/jiMru.png

3x12 Mhash/s


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: borito4 on June 10, 2011, 10:21:56 PM

WE HAVE A WINNER


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: hugolp on June 10, 2011, 10:33:57 PM
Finally got one of my custom shelves built last night!

Holding 4x5830

I have a couple more machines, but they are more boring.

http://i.imgur.com/T76Ds.gif

http://i.imgur.com/SJlgp.gif

http://i.imgur.com/1TNpL.gif

http://i.imgur.com/l0ARt.gif

Very nice, but are you not worried about the cards getting very hot in direct contact with the wood?


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: darkpandora on June 10, 2011, 10:39:33 PM

+1

haha this mining rig made my day :D


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: BiggieJohn on June 10, 2011, 10:45:58 PM
Finally got one of my custom shelves built last night!

Holding 4x5830

I have a couple more machines, but they are more boring.


Very nice, but are you not worried about the cards getting very hot in direct contact with the wood?


Seriously, even if the cards got up to 100C, wood doesn't self ignite until 300C or above
http://www.engineeringtoolbox.com/fuels-ignition-temperatures-d_171.html


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: sirky on June 10, 2011, 10:51:19 PM
Finally got one of my custom shelves built last night!

Holding 4x5830

I have a couple more machines, but they are more boring.


Very nice, but are you not worried about the cards getting very hot in direct contact with the wood?


Seriously, even if the cards got up to 100C, wood doesn't self ignite until 300C or above
http://www.engineeringtoolbox.com/fuels-ignition-temperatures-d_171.html


Pretty much this... but also it doesn't touch the really hot bits either. Even if the card was at 100C, where it touches would be way less than that.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Vwlopez3 on June 10, 2011, 11:00:34 PM
Good enough to eat and look like it has room for a fourth card.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: trueimage on June 11, 2011, 01:23:52 AM
what are you guys using for "open" cases with 4 cards?


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: mautobu on June 11, 2011, 05:56:12 AM
http://www.coolermaster.com/upload/product/6653/featured/top5.jpg?1852028293 (http://www.coolermaster.com/product.php?product_id=6653)

Ugly as hell, but it works.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Chick on June 11, 2011, 05:57:20 AM
what are you guys using for "open" cases with 4 cards?

I'm doing nothing, just putting a case fan on top of the 4 blowing against the small area between the cards. Seems to do well.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Maxxx on June 11, 2011, 06:02:12 AM
what are you guys using for "open" cases with 4 cards?

Spreading the cards out as much as possible and strapping a fan to the top of them. That does the job.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: airdata on June 11, 2011, 06:27:15 AM
http://i940.photobucket.com/albums/ad245/airdatasolutions/miner.jpg

amazing how much cooling 2 120mm fans really does.  I had crazy temps... gpu1 : 91c, gpu2 : 70+c, gpu3 : 80+ c.  added the 2 fans and under load right now I'm at 54,63,79.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: computerparts on June 11, 2011, 07:02:29 AM

Those are some sweet video cards.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Freakin on June 11, 2011, 07:05:06 AM
Finally got one of my custom shelves built last night!

Holding 4x5830

I have a couple more machines, but they are more boring.

http://i.imgur.com/T76Ds.gif

http://i.imgur.com/SJlgp.gif

http://i.imgur.com/1TNpL.gif

http://i.imgur.com/l0ARt.gif

Very nice, but are you not worried about the cards getting very hot in direct contact with the wood?

what do you think the combustion point of wood is?  it's much much higher than what even the core of these cards gets up to


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: kr105 on June 11, 2011, 07:22:04 AM
This is my temporal rig, i'm waiting for my other card to arrive and that my supplier re-stock their cards!

http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/248791_2188527352336_1221646073_32807984_3714132_n.jpg


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Hawkix on June 11, 2011, 11:49:47 AM
Yesterday I finished my second mining rig. While my first was built in neat black case, this time I wanted to improve airflow and chose foldable plastic crate as the case. Setting it up was very easy, many wiring options, looks nice, its portable! and the airflow is almost perfect.

http://i.imgur.com/0cWjl.jpg

The motherboard is MSI 790FX-GD70 with 4x PCie-16, 3x Sappire 5380 Xtreme inserted. Currently I am using linuxcoin booted from USB stick. Note the white foam blocks (half an inch wide) which spread two cards a bit.

http://i.imgur.com/fvwiP.jpg

I have very good experience with Arctic F12 Pro coolers. They are cheap, silent and have a large push of air. However, can be mounted only in single direction, thats why the are outside of the boxes. Dangerous! Keep fingers out!

I still have to experiment what fan placement is the best. Whether current placement, both above, or both pushing air from opposite sides.



Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: iMiner on June 11, 2011, 12:21:19 PM
http://www.coolermaster.com/upload/product/6653/featured/top5.jpg?1852028293 (http://www.coolermaster.com/product.php?product_id=6653)

Ugly as hell, but it works.

I have this one with 4 x 5870, max. temp = 78.5 degC.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: djex on June 11, 2011, 03:29:40 PM
Just finished this one yesterday. My first rig was in a nice case and all but this one I was trying to save as much money as possible. The only things I bought were 2 x 6950's, 2 PCIe to PCI32 adapter cards and an ANTEC 750 WATT PSU. The motherboards are some old crap ones I had lying around. One is out of a DELL computer as you might recognize and the top one is a shitty PC Chips mobo (hate this motherboard, the only thing its good for is mining).

The top PSU is an old ULTRA 700 WATT and is powering the hard drives, fans and top motherboard. The bottom PSU is the new ANTEC which is powering the two 6950's and bottom motherboard. At first I tried running 1 card off the old Ultra but that didn't smell to good lol.... I grounded the two together to try and illuminate any floating point ground there might be. So far its been mining straight for about a day with no problems. On the right side is a breadboard circuit I quickly threw together to start both at the same time. I first was just pushing both power buttons at once but that gave odd results sometimes if you were off :P .

Currently the DELL motherboard is beating the PC Chips board at 343 Mhash/s at 900 MHz core. The PC Chips board is at 336 Mhash/s with 900 MHz core. Both can go a bit faster with -f 1 but I haven't test that to much yet. Both running Ubuntu 11.04, SDK 2.4 with latest drivers. The temps are nice, top card is ~62C and bottom card is ~58C with fans at 65%.

All in all I'm pretty damn proud of the monster (or mess) I've created.

http://img821.imageshack.us/img821/281/dsc03091r.jpg


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Basiley on June 11, 2011, 04:53:51 PM
definitely here are -)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Maxxx on June 11, 2011, 05:04:57 PM
Yesterday I finished my second mining rig. While my first was built in neat black case, this time I wanted to improve airflow and chose foldable plastic crate as the case. Setting it up was very easy, many wiring options, looks nice, its portable! and the airflow is almost perfect.

http://i.imgur.com/0cWjl.jpg


I think I'm in love with this design.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Basiley on June 11, 2011, 05:08:15 PM
just ensure components mechanically stable/fixed[by pastic strap ?] and remove dust frequently by VC.
also backup power supply could be good investment too.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: evlew on June 11, 2011, 06:10:58 PM
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/17699049/IMG_0053.JPG


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Basiley on June 11, 2011, 08:10:48 PM
use Dremel.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Brainslug on June 11, 2011, 08:41:36 PM
Probably a bit off-topic (sorry), but since I don't know how they're exactly called I don't know what so search for: what are these PCIe extention cables? I can't seem to find them at my regular hardware shops :(


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: mrNightowl on June 11, 2011, 08:52:09 PM
Probably a bit off-topic (sorry), but since I don't know how they're exactly called I don't know what so search for: what are these PCIe extention cables? I can't seem to find them at my regular hardware shops :(

try searching PCIe ribbon


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Brainslug on June 11, 2011, 08:58:27 PM
Ah thanks, that yields much more results. Also, if I've seen that correctly there are graphics cards being used with the PCIe x1 slots, didn't know that worked too oO


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: evlew on June 11, 2011, 09:02:03 PM
Pretty good hack - I have the same motherboard coming in on Monday and was wondering how I'd mount 4 cards in the donationware case I salvaged.  What'd you use to cut the case apart?  Looks like yours is aluminium, but the one I'll be dealing with is steel.

Thank you, although I cannot take credit, my friend works at a steel shop, he easily cut it and smoothed it with a grinding disc.  I believe this case was 1/8" steel.  It use to be an old antec case.

Also I ordered like 4 different extenders from china off ebay for less than $20USD.  just search ebay for pcie 1x or 16x extender or riser although they are marked as shipped i do not know when they will be here.  usually stuff comes pretty fast from china, but who knows....


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: OCNewB on June 11, 2011, 09:45:59 PM
Here is one of my mining rigs.
http://i906.photobucket.com/albums/ac269/OCNewB_OCN/IMG_1942.jpg
http://i906.photobucket.com/albums/ac269/OCNewB_OCN/IMG_1943.jpg


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: max in montreal on June 11, 2011, 10:20:20 PM

VERRY CLEAN!

Nice.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Coma on June 11, 2011, 10:49:40 PM
I don't understand why so few people separates the cards as far as they can and why nobody change card orientation so fans don't get blocked by other cards.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: evlew on June 12, 2011, 12:42:39 AM
I don't understand why so few people separates the cards as far as they can and why nobody change card orientation so fans don't get blocked by other cards.

Because I was in a hurry to get mining and now that i'm overclocked and mining 24/7 my temps are fine so, why bother with it? 


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Dirt Rider on June 12, 2011, 12:52:34 AM
Rig 1 - 1 X 5970 (upper) & 1 X 6990 (Lower):
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff441/DirtRiderB/Bitcoin%20Mining%20Rigs/IMG_0702.jpg

Rig 2 - 2 X 6990 (1 PowerColor LCS 6990 [lower], 1 XFX 6990 with Koolance water block [upper]):
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff441/DirtRiderB/Bitcoin%20Mining%20Rigs/IMG_0712.jpg

More pics of the same here: http://s1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff441/DirtRiderB/Bitcoin%20Mining%20Rigs/
Sorry for the crappy quality images.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: darkpandora on June 12, 2011, 01:45:54 AM
Rig 1 - 1 X 5970 (upper) & 1 X 6990 (Lower):
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff441/DirtRiderB/Bitcoin%20Mining%20Rigs/IMG_0702.jpg

Rig 2 - 2 X 6990 (1 PowerColor LCS 6990 [lower], 1 XFX 6990 with Koolance water block [upper]):
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff441/DirtRiderB/Bitcoin%20Mining%20Rigs/IMG_0712.jpg

More pics of the same here: http://s1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff441/DirtRiderB/Bitcoin%20Mining%20Rigs/
Sorry for the crappy quality images.

nice rig. =)
what are the temperatures on the 2x 6990?


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Dirt Rider on June 12, 2011, 02:31:43 AM
nice rig. =)
what are the temperatures on the 2x 6990?

The lower card GPUs are at 64/61 deg and upper are at 76/69 deg.  They are running with the OC switch in the default (non-OC) position to reduce power consumption.  With OC enabled one of the upper card GPUs likes to get up to about 90 deg, and the rig draws nearly 2 more amps (~7amps vs ~9amps).

Right now I am using the Koolance Exos 2 all in one cooling system.  Very easy to setup and nice design.  However, the Exos 2.5 (with 3 fans instead of 2) is probably better suited to dual 6990's - got one on order to see what kind of difference it makes.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: mouser98 on June 12, 2011, 02:46:44 AM
my 5830's, hard at work :)  ::sniff:: i am so proud of them...

card temps between 57C and 63C

aluminum frame cost about $12. 

the coffee cans were a temporary solution, although i think all i will do is turn them upside down and drive some self-drilling screws through the frame into their bottoms to make them permanent.  i run this rig via Putty SSH on a WinXP rig in the other room.

this whole deal costed me a little over $750 (counting the box fan) and gets 1040 Mhash/sec

http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc245/rwright31/miners.jpg


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: innervisi0nn on June 12, 2011, 05:04:21 AM
As, has been mentioned. Please do mind the EXIF data in your JPEGS... Mr. 10579

lol :X


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Zagitta on June 12, 2011, 05:10:49 PM
Build yesterday :)

http://img638.imageshack.us/img638/996/imag0042uv.th.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/638/imag0042uv.jpg/)



Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: padrino on June 12, 2011, 05:21:10 PM
Rig 1 - 1 X 5970 (upper) & 1 X 6990 (Lower):

More pics of the same here: http://s1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff441/DirtRiderB/Bitcoin%20Mining%20Rigs/
Sorry for the crappy quality images.

Any insight into your water cooling setup for those of us that have never done it before? I understand the concepts, etc. but I have had a hard time getting my hands around the options available on the market for 1000W+ heat dissipation.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: LegitBit on June 12, 2011, 05:31:44 PM
Build yesterday :)


Hmm very nice idea... does it work well to isolate the card that way?

I imagine so since it would create a windtunnel-like effect but it would be nice to make sure.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Zagitta on June 12, 2011, 06:16:18 PM
Build yesterday :)


Hmm very nice idea... does it work well to isolate the card that way?

I imagine so since it would create a windtunnel-like effect but it would be nice to make sure.

From my preliminary tests it seem to work very well :) with a 5850 @ 1000/900 1,21 Vcore and 60-70% fan i was able to keep it around 71 degrees :) too bad the VRMs are more or less cooking (135 degrees), i checked all the screws on the back of the board today tough and one of them was a bit loose so that might have been the problem with the VRMs, i'll check later :)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: trueimage on June 12, 2011, 06:24:29 PM
what are you guys using for "open" cases with 4 cards?

Spreading the cards out as much as possible and strapping a fan to the top of them. That does the job.

What I meant was which test benches or cases or whatever are being used?


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: scifimike12 on June 12, 2011, 06:49:15 PM
I have two rigs mining but this is my main one:

http://img571.imageshack.us/img571/370/p1040093x.jpg

http://img820.imageshack.us/img820/1495/p1040102c.jpg

http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/1191/p1040103n.jpg

Two 5870's.  One is overclocked at 1120/500 → 469 MHash/s.  The other has a minimal overclock (900/600) → 376 MHash/s.



Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Coma on June 12, 2011, 07:10:05 PM
I have two rigs mining but this is my main one:

http://img571.imageshack.us/img571/370/p1040093x.jpg

How many Mhash/s do you get out of the blue leds?

[/cheap irony]


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: willphase on June 12, 2011, 07:20:50 PM
Two 5870's.  One is overclocked at 1120/500 → 469 MHash/s.  The other has a minimal overclock (900/500) → 369 MHash/s.


what temp do they run at?  Running mine at 950/386 at around 420Mhash/sec and don't have any temp problems with just air cooling.

Will


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: NghtRppr on June 12, 2011, 09:54:43 PM
http://i.imgur.com/R0e9I.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/qSrzH.jpg


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: scifimike12 on June 13, 2011, 02:45:18 AM

How many Mhash/s do you get out of the blue leds?

[/cheap irony]

Hahah!  I normally leave the UV cathode off.  Had it on for looks.  ;)

what temp do they run at?  Running mine at 950/386 at around 420Mhash/sec and don't have any temp problems with just air cooling.

Will

The one mining 469 MHash/s is averaging 38C.  The other is at 34C.



Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: swusc2 on June 13, 2011, 02:57:10 AM
2x5870, 2x5850

And Yes they are zip-tied to a ghetto shoe rack.

http://i.imgur.com/3tkBPl.jpg


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: darkpandora on June 13, 2011, 11:15:43 AM

How many Mhash/s do you get out of the blue leds?

[/cheap irony]

Hahah!  I normally leave the UV cathode off.  Had it on for looks.  ;)

what temp do they run at?  Running mine at 950/386 at around 420Mhash/sec and don't have any temp problems with just air cooling.

Will

The one mining 469 MHash/s is averaging 38C.  The other is at 34C.



very good temperatures, i want water cooling for my 2 6990, i want to overclock but i cant because the temprature are 70 on all of them.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: airdata on June 13, 2011, 12:55:05 PM
Wow.. .some nice posts on the last couple of pages!!!

I'll try to make my next miner more clean and pretty ^^


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: comboy on June 13, 2011, 01:29:04 PM
http://img542.imageshack.us/img542/3774/cardsperppedfordeployme.jpg

a bunch of 5870 cards in DC3, to be deployed soon... i.e. this rig is a work in progress  ;D

That's more than 20GH/s. Kinda cool. Unless of course, somebody is forced to be in the same room as miners.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: heavyb on June 13, 2011, 02:03:21 PM


this is awesome! I am planning on setting something like this up next month when I move into my house.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Basiley on June 13, 2011, 02:26:13 PM
thats insane # of GPU horsepower, comboy :P


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Crs on June 14, 2011, 09:34:14 AM
not mine.
http://youtu.be/eLt8Se3vVNg


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Basiley on June 14, 2011, 01:41:55 PM
omfg !! :P
some guys already buit Fort Knox DC's, hand-made :=)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: phorensic on June 14, 2011, 11:32:41 PM
I have two rigs mining but this is my main one:

http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/1191/p1040103n.jpg

Two 5870's.  One is overclocked at 1120/500 → 469 MHash/s.  The other has a minimal overclock (900/600) → 376 MHash/s.

Serious question:  Why do you have so much radiator surface area?  Do you need that much area to dump the heat?  Is your water temperature running near ambient temps?  Did you have to add more radiators because your delta was getting too large?  I ask because back in the day when I designed my own water cooling system (before you could buy them in a box) I was able to get away with a radiator about 250mm x 120mm.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: xaxistech on June 15, 2011, 01:57:05 AM
I have two rigs mining but this is my main one:

http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/1191/p1040103n.jpg

Two 5870's.  One is overclocked at 1120/500 → 469 MHash/s.  The other has a minimal overclock (900/600) → 376 MHash/s.

Serious question:  Why do you have so much radiator surface area?  Do you need that much area to dump the heat?  Is your water temperature running near ambient temps?  Did you have to add more radiators because your delta was getting too large?  I ask because back in the day when I designed my own water cooling system (before you could buy them in a box) I was able to get away with a radiator about 250mm x 120mm.
Because the heat generated from current cards and cpu's is ALOT more now. I need 3, 360mm x 120mm radiators to cool 4 GTX 580's, 2 hexacore xeons, and a motherboard chip set block. (It isn't a mining rig, its a super enthusiast rig ;)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: ataranlen on June 15, 2011, 02:05:26 AM
2x5870, 2x5850

And Yes they are zip-tied to a ghetto shoe rack.

http://i.imgur.com/3tkBPl.jpg

I LOVE THAT IDEA! My current setup, I'm laying some cards on their side and using foam blocks(that came with the GPU's) between cards. I've been having the hardest time trying to figure out how to suspend them above the Motherboard!


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: bongo on June 15, 2011, 05:32:47 AM
My first take on the homemade rack setup :). Looked much easier to build than it turned out  ;D . Final result is somewhat nice and clean. Now have to find time to build another nine of these  ::)

test bench:

http://media.snimka.bg/8822/023900323.jpg?r=0

http://media.snimka.bg/8822/023900322.jpg?r=0


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: stapler117 on June 16, 2011, 05:00:51 AM
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee218/stapler17/PART951308196902388-05.jpg

I just got this picture from my friend and felt the need to post it. This is our first rig. This is a really old (beige) case so we had some holes to cut for it would work for its unintended purpose. We cut out a hole in the bottom so the gpu fan can breathe, a hole in the back since there wasn't one there, a hole to allow the power supply to fit, another for its cables to reach, and a hole in front to make that fan's life easier. The wood blocks were so that air could come up from the bottom hole, but I don't think this will be upright anymore.

Right now my friend is working on getting the second gpu working. About to try jumping the pcie x1 pins (edit: success!). Both cards are 5830's. The computer on the right is a single rig with another 5830 and we have a fourth card in my friend's desktop. Dedicated ones are overclocked to 875/700 (we're using linux. Can't seem to go any lower on RAM, but we're satisfied where we are right now) and are getting 265 Mhash/s each. When this one goes online we should be getting just over 1 Ghash/s!


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: airdata on June 16, 2011, 06:17:15 AM
stapler : nice wood !

Alot of people are getting around 300MH on their 5830's.  You may want to look at some other threads and see settings people are using.  My 3 5830's are going @ 285MH ea


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: RedLine888 on June 16, 2011, 10:54:52 AM
Pushing 1.7 GHash\sec with this:
http://img137.imageshack.us/img137/3165/16062011682.jpg

4x5870 in crossfire seems to be tiny comparing to those server racks and mountains of HD58XX boxes)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: zombo on June 16, 2011, 11:22:49 AM
Picz of the work in progress...

http://i52.tinypic.com/i5sn88.jpg

http://i56.tinypic.com/142hhle.jpg

In it's natural habitat, a shelf way at the top of our laundry lol...

http://i54.tinypic.com/15xobq0.jpg

Now also has a brand new Corsair TX-650W power supply when I realized the 500watt AC BEL PSU couldn't power up both 6870's DOH. Haven't updated pics to show it yet.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: cablepair on June 16, 2011, 05:34:41 PM
hey fellow miners, dunno if you heard or not but Tiger Direct is having a DIY awards contest with $4000.00 in prizes

I want miners to represent ! When you post your rig dont forget to post your Hashing Speed as well!!!

check out my entry and then click 'enter here'


http://apps.facebook.com/contestshq/contests/128192/voteable_entries/24255178?ogn=facebook&order=recency&view_entries=1 (http://apps.facebook.com/contestshq/contests/128192/voteable_entries/24255178?ogn=facebook&order=recency&view_entries=1)

just click the link!


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: stapler117 on June 16, 2011, 06:07:58 PM
stapler : nice wood !

Alot of people are getting around 300MH on their 5830's.  You may want to look at some other threads and see settings people are using.  My 3 5830's are going @ 285MH ea

heh heh heh

I've seen some people people push the 300 MH mark, but you have to overclock past 875 and I'm not sure if we are comfortable doing so. Right now we are running these flags on phoenix miner: -k phatk VECTORS BFI_INT AGGRESSION=12 DEVICE=0 FASTLOOP=false WORKSIZE=128 with sdk 2.4. What are you running?


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Vladimir on June 16, 2011, 09:49:26 PM
Another piece of my mining rig is about to be mounted

http://img815.imageshack.us/img815/1125/funsw.jpg

5870 is for size reference here.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: comboy on June 16, 2011, 10:38:58 PM
Another piece of my mining rig is about to be mounted

http://img815.imageshack.us/img815/1125/funsw.jpg

5870 is for size reference here.


hahahhahah :D awesome


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: TheSeven on June 16, 2011, 11:32:24 PM
Another piece of my mining rig is about to be mounted

http://img815.imageshack.us/img815/1125/funsw.jpg

5870 is for size reference here.


Now these are fans into which you really wouldn't want to get your fingers into!  :o


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Freakin on June 17, 2011, 01:29:57 AM
Another piece of my mining rig is about to be mounted

http://img815.imageshack.us/img815/1125/funsw.jpg

5870 is for size reference here.


holllllly shiiiiiit

is that exhaust for a whole room or will it be used in ducting to supply cold air?


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Oldminer on June 17, 2011, 05:35:47 PM
http://img543.imageshack.us/img543/1025/besty.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/543/besty.jpg/)

Uploaded with ImageShack.us (http://imageshack.us)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: bitcoindaddy on June 17, 2011, 06:50:41 PM
I have two rigs mining but this is my main one:

Mike - who makes that plastic case you are using?  What is that box in the front with the four lights on it?


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Freakin on June 17, 2011, 08:03:37 PM
It gives me a sickening feeling in the pit of my stomach to see so many miners, the backbone of the Bitcoin network, using Windows as an OS.

it should sicken you much more to see some of the hodge podge "rigs" people are using to provide the power to the network.  Some of these are unsuitable for even simple hardware testing and people are running 1000W through them 24x7 and have 4 cards at 80C+ without any worries

The hardware is much more alarming than the OS choice. 



Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: zombo on June 18, 2011, 08:26:05 AM
OS doesn't mean anything as far as bitcoin is concerned. The bitcoin protocol is only able to transmit data it's designed for, so good luck putting any type of malware/infection through the system no matter what the OS.

I upgraded my "RIG"

Now I took all the stuff from the old iCute case up above, it was getting a bit hot in that tiny case. Transferred it over to a bigger case. Also built another rig :D

Now I have a total of 3x 6870's running 24/7, going to add another to the second rig soon so they're running 2 each ^_^

http://i828.photobucket.com/albums/zz205/jdmtorny0/bitcoin/DSCF1620.jpg

http://i828.photobucket.com/albums/zz205/jdmtorny0/bitcoin/DSCF1623.jpg

And yes that fan's running, you just cant tell because of camera shutter made it look stopped lol


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: nuclearstar on June 18, 2011, 02:40:12 PM
Guess I will show mine currently running at 350mhash/s

Its my old PC that i replaced about 8 months ago and brought it back to life when I purchased a 5850. I am so glad I keep all my old computers and components :p

It is now sitting in the attic out of sight and I cant hear it thankfully even on 100% fan speed.
I have a nice wireless dongle with it too so don't need any keyboards/monitors or mice to control it :D

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3377/5829845098_ac06a7ccd4_b.jpg


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: zombo on June 19, 2011, 03:12:38 AM
http://i828.photobucket.com/albums/zz205/jdmtorny0/bitcoin/DSCF1625.jpg

http://i828.photobucket.com/albums/zz205/jdmtorny0/bitcoin/DSCF1628.jpg

Inside my two rigs ^_^ waiting on new gfx card for second rig now... ftw!


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: vx609e on June 19, 2011, 01:47:14 PM
From: http://forum.bitcoin.org/index.php?topic=19224
http://img535.imageshack.us/img535/6781/90671403.jpg
http://img804.imageshack.us/img804/8116/64119012.jpg


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Ajego on June 19, 2011, 03:46:52 PM
Sapphire HD 5830 Xtreme
324.5 Mhash/sec
GPU @ 1040 MHz
Mem @ 325 MHz
Temp: 63.5 C

Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal
ATI Stream SDK v2.1
phoenix 1.48 -k poclbm DEVICE=1 VECTORS AGGRESSION=12 BFI_INT

http://frupic.frubar.net/shots/20246.jpg


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Jazkal on June 20, 2011, 02:41:53 AM

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/694/dc1shelf1outside.jpg

Wow!!! Awesome setup!

Can you tell us what case that is?


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: airdata on June 20, 2011, 05:33:46 AM
My newest addition.  3x 5830's, with a 4th waiting to be added.  1000w antec quattro psu, biostart ta890fxe + phenom II x4 840 & 1gb ram.  running around 800Mh right now... winatiflash crashed on me right after i flashed the 2nd of 3 cards and now when i try running winatiflash, i get blue screen!!!!  the 2 flashed cards run at oc'd clocks though.



http://i940.photobucket.com/albums/ad245/airdatasolutions/miner3.jpg


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Acejam on June 20, 2011, 03:57:56 PM
Pics of my new triple 6990 caseless rig. It's been running with dual 6990's for about 3 weeks now, and I just added a 3rd 6990 yesterday. I also have 2 more Sapphire 6990's coming in soon, and will put those into my desktop rig, which I use everday.

MyOpenPC Stackable case (with rear vertical board removed)
Corsair AX1200 PSU
MSI 890FXA-GD70
(2) 2GB Corsair RAM
AMD Phenom X4 840 CPU
250 GB SATA HDD
(2) 120mm Fans (~72 CFM each)

(2) Diamond AMD Radeon HD 6990's
(1) Sapphire AMD Radeon HD 6990

Adapter 0 - AMD Radeon HD 6990
            Sensor 0: Temperature - 76.00 C

Adapter 1 - AMD Radeon HD 6990
            Sensor 0: Temperature - 80.00 C

Adapter 2 - AMD Radeon HD 6990
            Sensor 0: Temperature - 75.50 C

Adapter 3 - AMD Radeon HD 6990
            Sensor 0: Temperature - 72.50 C

Adapter 4 - AMD Radeon HD 6990
            Sensor 0: Temperature - 69.50 C

Adapter 5 - AMD Radeon HD 6990
            Sensor 0: Temperature - 74.50 C

http://acejam.com/images/bitcoin/rig/btc1.JPG

http://acejam.com/images/bitcoin/rig/btc2.JPG

http://acejam.com/images/bitcoin/rig/btc3.JPG

http://acejam.com/images/bitcoin/rig/btc4.JPG


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: airdata on June 20, 2011, 09:00:42 PM
acejam : nice build !!  But does it run Crysis?


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: stellan0r on June 20, 2011, 09:55:23 PM
Pics of my new triple 6990 caseless rig. It's been running with dual 6990's for about 3 weeks now, and I just added a 3rd 6990 yesterday. I also have 2 more Sapphire 6990's coming in soon, and will put those into my desktop rig, which I use everday.

MyOpenPC Stackable case (with rear vertical board removed)
Corsair AX1200 PSU



Is it stable with that 1200W PSU? do you overclock? how much power does the whole system draw with 3* 6990's?


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Acejam on June 20, 2011, 11:53:20 PM
acejam : nice build !!  But does it run Crysis?

I don't see why it wouldn't [with Windows]. However I'm running Ubuntu desktop 11.04 x64 on this rig. :)


Is it stable with that 1200W PSU? do you overclock? how much power does the whole system draw with 3* 6990's?

I've been running it for 2 full days now with the3 cards, and so far no issues. It turns on and all 3 cards are in the default "1" BIOS postiion, so each GPU core is mining @ ~ 330 MHPS.

I turned them to position 2 as a test and was able to get ~365 out of each GPU - though my temps began to rise noticeably, so I bumped them down again. I'm not sure on the power draw as I don't have a kill-a-watt yet.

I'm a firm believer in trying to cram as much power into a single rig as possible. Buying (4) 5830's is cool and all - and yes the 6990's use more power and generate more heat - but if I can get the same BTC generation power out of two cards (versus 4) - why not go for it?


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: max in montreal on June 21, 2011, 12:21:35 AM
Quote
I'm a firm believer in trying to cram as much power into a single rig as possible. Buying (4) 5830's is cool and all - and yes the 6990's use more power and generate more heat - but if I can get the same BTC generation power out of two cards (versus 4) - why not go for it?

+1


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: airdata on June 21, 2011, 02:54:03 AM
So you're pulling ~660 per card for right under 2GH ?  Nice.

I would do that if I had the kind of money to drop on 6990s... unfortunately I have to spread my 2GH over multiple miners :)  I only have about $1750 invested of which 1000 is already paid for over my first 3 weeks and resale value of all hardware puts me in the green 3-4 weeks in.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Acejam on June 21, 2011, 04:30:06 AM
So you're pulling ~660 per card for right under 2GH ?  Nice.

I would do that if I had the kind of money to drop on 6990s... unfortunately I have to spread my 2GH over multiple miners :)  I only have about $1750 invested of which 1000 is already paid for over my first 3 weeks and resale value of all hardware puts me in the green 3-4 weeks in.

Yup - right around 1980 MHPS with 3 6990's, and 2 more on the way! :)

I'm considering this to be a geek investment. I enjoy overclocking and building high performance computers, so I figured why not. If the market ever were to crash, I'm always able to resell the graphic cars on eBay etc. Though if I invested money in buying in actual BTC, then I'd be screwed. (and they would be worthless)

My one rule is to NEVER buy BTC - only buy hardware to mine BTC.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: kcobra on June 21, 2011, 04:31:55 AM
I'm a firm believer in trying to cram as much power into a single rig as possible. Buying (4) 5830's is cool and all - and yes the 6990's use more power and generate more heat - but if I can get the same BTC generation power out of two cards (versus 4) - why not go for it?

For me it came down to price. Four 5830's were ~$450 USD. Two 6990's were over $1400 USD. That's a big jump. Your setup is certainly cool though.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Acejam on June 21, 2011, 04:42:30 AM
For me it came down to price. Four 5830's were ~$450 USD. Two 6990's were over $1400 USD. That's a big jump. Your setup is certainly cool though.

No argument there - 5830's are definitely a better "bang for your buck".

I actually need to pick up another PSU soon so I can run my new cards. My "desktop" machine has a Corsair 750w in it now - so I'll probably pick up another AX1200. (I'd only be able to run 1 of the new cards as it is now)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: rearwheels on June 22, 2011, 12:34:53 PM

Updated pic from my earlier post.

http://www.btc-poolwatch.com/public/frontend/images/rack.jpg
Wheeling this off to an industrial area...where noise is not a factor. (I'm renting power there)

http://www.btc-poolwatch.com/public/frontend/images/rack_names.jpg
hostname, IP :P

http://www.btc-poolwatch.com/public/frontend/images/rack_1u.jpg
My "1u". Headless, boots off usb. Ubuntu 10.10. 3x5850. Puts out about 1Gh/s. Front and top fan push, rear fan push.

http://www.btc-poolwatch.com/public/frontend/images/rack_pwr.jpg
Surge protector and the internet connection via a 3G wireless router (3G dongle not in pic)

http://www.btc-poolwatch.com/public/frontend/images/rack_watt.jpg
Of the whole system, only 1 power socket needs to be plugged in for this to work.



Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: cengique on June 22, 2011, 06:55:12 PM
I'm considering this to be a geek investment. I enjoy overclocking and building high performance computers, so I figured why not. If the market ever were to crash, I'm always able to resell the graphic cars on eBay etc. Though if I invested money in buying in actual BTC, then I'd be screwed. (and they would be worthless)
I feel the same in enjoying building rigs and doing it for a geek investment, :D but there is one thing that still worries me. If the BTC market crashes, *everybody* will be selling their equipment. And the price for all those low-end cards will plummet following the value of BTC.  :(

My one rule is to NEVER buy BTC - only buy hardware to mine BTC.
I'm not so sure about this. Why not buy if the value goes down? But then you are like any Wall Street trader, I guess.  ???


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: vivithemage on June 22, 2011, 06:56:40 PM
I have 2 of these rigs running 24/7 right now :

http://vivithemage.com/2011/04/water-cooling-a-corsair-600t-case-i5-2500k-2x6950/

nothing special, I bought/set them up before I knew bitcoin existed, so no extra cost for me really, except heat/power :)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: stellan0r on June 23, 2011, 07:02:42 AM
I have 2 of these rigs running 24/7 right now :

http://vivithemage.com/2011/04/water-cooling-a-corsair-600t-case-i5-2500k-2x6950/

nothing special, I bought/set them up before I knew bitcoin existed, so no extra cost for me really, except heat/power :)

I really like those :D and if watercooling wasn't so expensive, I would love to build my own rig with that :)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Atroxes on June 23, 2011, 07:18:25 AM
Cola Miner!

Only 1 card and 1 PSU right now, but 1 card is on it's way.

http://img130.imageshack.us/img130/6287/img20110622225021.jpg


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: airdata on June 23, 2011, 04:49:32 PM
rearwheels : that's nice !!!

Vivi  : Welcome !!

Atroxes : NICE!!!  Somebody needs to get a redbull refrigerator off craigslist and put their miners inside.  I'm not an engineer.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Vladimir on June 23, 2011, 07:07:18 PM
A little photo to tease you, just two power cables coming into my mining rig (DC3) . 10 more can be added as needed.

http://img810.imageshack.us/img810/8907/powercables1.jpg


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Lech_Walesa on June 23, 2011, 08:35:29 PM
2 XFX 5970 (1000/300) ~870 Mhash/sec  ;D

http://img836.imageshack.us/img836/5941/20110623100.jpg


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: rearwheels on June 24, 2011, 09:14:57 AM
A little photo to tease you, just two power cables coming into my mining rig (DC3) . 10 more can be added as needed.

http://img810.imageshack.us/img810/8907/powercables1.jpg

Pardon my ignorance, why is the socket mounted so high near the ceiling, and not near the floor?


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Vladimir on June 24, 2011, 09:18:29 AM
Pardon my ignorance, why is the socket mounted so high near the ceiling, and not near the floor?

Why not? Perhaps it is because I have false ceiling in DC3 instead of traditional false (raised) floor. Wires are suspended from the ceiling.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Nilarium on June 24, 2011, 07:19:57 PM
its not my photo
that guy from rus
here is 60 5770
http://i060.radikal.ru/1106/bf/b6e532a7a0ba.jpg


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: teflone on June 24, 2011, 11:32:28 PM
its not my photo
that guy from rus
here is 60 5770
http://i060.radikal.ru/1106/bf/b6e532a7a0ba.jpg

Ummm I really cant think of anything worse to place boards on..  (Other than metal..)

wow... get a dehumidfier in there quick before a cat walks through the room zapping boards...


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Posidon on June 24, 2011, 11:58:39 PM
This thread needs to be stickied.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: d3c0n808 on June 25, 2011, 12:06:33 AM
Just my small setup

http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/8279/img20110623170842.jpg
By d3c0n808 (http://profile.imageshack.us/user/d3c0n808) at 2011-06-24

2 5870s

http://img191.imageshack.us/img191/8596/img20110623170817.jpg
By d3c0n808 (http://profile.imageshack.us/user/d3c0n808) at 2011-06-24

1 5870


http://img804.imageshack.us/img804/1636/img20110623170903.jpg
By d3c0n808 (http://profile.imageshack.us/user/d3c0n808) at 2011-06-24

http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/2816/img20110623170932.jpg
By d3c0n808 (http://profile.imageshack.us/user/d3c0n808) at 2011-06-24


1 5870
1 5850
1 5830


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: padrino on June 25, 2011, 01:00:33 AM
2 XFX 5970 (1000/300) ~870 Mhash/sec  ;D


Great speed on the cores, what voltage are you running the cores at to get them to 1000.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Lech_Walesa on June 25, 2011, 02:11:37 AM
2 XFX 5970 (1000/300) ~870 Mhash/sec  ;D


Great speed on the cores, what voltage are you running the cores at to get them to 1000.

Well... 1,163 V  ;D (OC Tool: http://www.techpowerup.com/downloads/1641/AMD_GPU_Clock_Tool_v0.9.26.0_For_HD_5870.html )

System: M$ Win7, Mobo: Asus P5Q PRO, PSU: 850 W

XFX 5870 V 3.0

http://www.coolingconfigurator.com/upload/pictures/XFX-Radeon-HD5870V2_96184.jpg


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Tim the Magician on June 25, 2011, 03:38:09 PM
Pardon my ignorance, why is the socket mounted so high near the ceiling, and not near the floor?

Why not? Perhaps it is because I have false ceiling in DC3 instead of traditional false (raised) floor. Wires are suspended from the ceiling.


The subfloor is usually used for cool air distribution.  How are you managing airflow?


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Vladimir on June 25, 2011, 07:17:40 PM
Pardon my ignorance, why is the socket mounted so high near the ceiling, and not near the floor?

Why not? Perhaps it is because I have false ceiling in DC3 instead of traditional false (raised) floor. Wires are suspended from the ceiling.


The subfloor is usually used for cool air distribution.  How are you managing airflow?

Otherwise.

Usually DC's have PUE of 2.3, would you expect me to follow their example?



Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: darkpandora on June 25, 2011, 10:33:04 PM
http://img846.imageshack.us/img846/8166/img5578t.jpg  http://img850.imageshack.us/img850/9108/img5582.jpg

http://img195.imageshack.us/img195/1929/img5579t.jpg  http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/6669/img5581pv.jpg

http://img844.imageshack.us/img844/8627/img5583a.jpg  http://img861.imageshack.us/img861/4840/img5590t.jpg

http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/2853/img5591g.jpg  http://img638.imageshack.us/img638/4787/img5586x.jpg

http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/3529/img5587n.jpg  http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/90/41036543.jpg/

http://img90.imageshack.us/img90/2353/41036543.jpg
^Sanyo Denki 12V 6000RPM 120mm 260CFM fan


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: chungenhung on June 26, 2011, 12:21:15 AM
@darkpandora
way to go, keeping ur card really cool!


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: newguy05 on June 26, 2011, 04:38:40 AM
darkpandora, are you for real? lol.  All that for 2 cards? i was expecting a closet of 50+ cards.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: gogusrl on June 26, 2011, 09:30:11 AM
Left : 2 x 6950 unlocked @ 915 gpu = 393 Mhash each
Right : 2 x 6950 unlocked @ 915 gpu + 1 x 6970 = 391 Mhash each

http://i.imgur.com/2Zdxql.jpg (http://"http://i.imgur.com/2Zdxq.jpg")


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: anty on June 26, 2011, 09:38:52 AM
inspiring @darkpandora :o
I'm currently researching cooling solutions for my rig:
http://www.anty.info/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/miner1-topview.jpg
That's the temporary solution:
http://www.anty.info/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/miner1-temp-cooling.jpg
Not very good looking, but the trash bag cools about 10C more than the bag-less version.

I blogged some more information about this rig on anty.info (http://www.anty.info/2011/06/26/my-bitcoin-miner/).


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: darkpandora on June 26, 2011, 03:20:00 PM
darkpandora, are you for real? lol.  All that for 2 cards? i was expecting a closet of 50+ cards.

yes i am. those cards are not some cheap ati 5xxx cards, they are 6990 that cost 5000 norwegian krones each and those cards give me 1670 Mhash/s.
and by the way, good luck keeping 50 cards overclocked and cool in a closet at that size.

inspiring @darkpandora :o

thanks... you should put whole on the case so the heat goes out and not cycle inside the case. and 1 powerful fan like mine is enough to get cool air from outside...


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: film2240 on June 26, 2011, 03:22:55 PM

I am working on building a good Ubuntu Live ATI ISO file today in an attempt to eliminate all of the hard drives by using USB thumb drives, that'll save on electricity as well as hardware costs going forward.


Hi xanadu,
I'm interested in using this myself as I also need to cut power costs.If this ISO is ready and contains a miner I can use such as GUIminer,or the equivalent (GUI),then can I please DL it from a link?

Thank you.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: anty on June 26, 2011, 04:54:25 PM
1 powerful fan like mine is enough to get cool air from outside...
Your fan has an insane CFM. It sucks more than 7m/minute through that 120x120 hole.
Sadly I can't find it anywhere in Europe for normal price. Will do more research, though :)
Where did you get it and what did you pay?


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: joker on June 26, 2011, 04:57:24 PM
3 - 5830s for now in this rig.... Also mining on my everyday machine with a 6850.

http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/268267_1977147622743_1064671042_31829857_2125822_n.jpg


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: darkpandora on June 26, 2011, 05:01:21 PM
1 powerful fan like mine is enough to get cool air from outside...
Your fan has an insane CFM. It sucks more than 7m/minute through that 120x120 hole.
Sadly I can't find it anywhere in Europe for normal price. Will do more research, though :)
Where did you get it and what did you pay?

im also from europe(norway) and i bought it on ebay for 50usd i think.

send the guy a message, he have more to sell but havnt put it on ebay.
here:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&_trksid=p4340.l2557&nma=true&rt=nc&item=130532184228&pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&si=Am6nW0aTEz1k%252B58U9jfCoUVCZP4%253D&viewitem=&hash=item1e645310a4#ht_2215wt_905


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: lebuen on June 26, 2011, 07:22:52 PM
http://s1.directupload.net/images/110626/yuga5l6g.jpg


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Swishercutter on June 26, 2011, 07:52:44 PM
its not my photo
that guy from rus
here is 60 5770
http://i060.radikal.ru/1106/bf/b6e532a7a0ba.jpg

Ummm I really cant think of anything worse to place boards on..  (Other than metal..)

wow... get a dehumidfier in there quick before a cat walks through the room zapping boards...


Styrofoam, paper, clothing, hair plastic bags...those are about the worst static generators...also to people who run these things on static bags...they are conductive (otherwise, they wouldn't form a Faraday cage).


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: stellan0r on June 26, 2011, 07:55:09 PM

what cards are that and what are the temps of the top one and the three in the airtunnel while mining?

I have the same tower, but not installed the tunnel yet and have only 3 cards (with 1 slot free in between)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: lebuen on June 26, 2011, 08:33:02 PM
It's 4x5850.

Top one runs 820/300, 90% Fan, 75C
The others run 900/300. The two in the middle also 90% Fan, 74-75C. The bottom one runs at 50% Fan, 67C.

After some research, I think these temperatures should be low enough to not cause serious trouble in the long term.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: stellan0r on June 26, 2011, 08:54:23 PM
do you have a fan in the airtunnel installed?


those fan speeds are insanely high, i have a 5870 at 960/300 at 55% Fan and 69.5C and 2x 6870 at 1000/300, 60% and 74C running... don't even want to know how much noise your rig makes!

You have HAF-X closed and with the side-fan activated?

if this is the case, 4-card setups will drop of my list (noise level)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Reckman on June 26, 2011, 09:51:08 PM
http://i.imgur.com/hwLX7l.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/n0cZTl.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/EE1sul.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/hwLX7l.jpg

It's pretty ghetto, but it works well.

11 Cards Total, 3600 Mhash
3 Motherboards
5 PSUs


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: lebuen on June 26, 2011, 10:11:48 PM
do you have a fan in the airtunnel installed?
yes

those fan speeds are insanely high, i have a 5870 at 960/300 at 55% Fan and 69.5C and 2x 6870 at 1000/300, 60% and 74C running... don't even want to know how much noise your rig makes!
it's in my basement, so I don't care about noise. but yes, you would not want this rig in your office.

You have HAF-X closed and with the side-fan activated?
yes


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: comboy on June 26, 2011, 10:47:52 PM

Is it just me, or are you hmm... blowing them alternatively? ;)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: gogusrl on June 26, 2011, 10:56:32 PM
It looks to me that you're blowing air in the evacuation vent from the video cards. Can't see how that's doing much good. Turn the fans around to pull hot air away and I'm 100% sure you'll get better temps.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Reckman on June 26, 2011, 11:03:05 PM
S th
It looks to me that you're blowing air in the evacuation vent from the video cards. Can't see how that's doing much good. Turn the fans around to pull hot air away and I'm 100% sure you'll get better temps.

Graphics cards suck air in the fan, then blow it out through the heat sink in all directions, so with the big fans they get fresh air as inatke, and the exhaust is blow away

Temps never hit above 75, with modest overclock


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: max in montreal on June 26, 2011, 11:11:22 PM
Quote
Graphics cards suck air in the fan

I believe there are 2 kinds of fans, the normal everyday fans and the turbine kind like you have on the cards.
The normal fans blow in every direction, but the turbines take it from one side and push it out to the other. The turbines take air from inside the case and blow it out towards where your monitors plug into.

I think in your setup you are blowing the hot air coming out back to the cards.

Put your hand where you would plug your monitor in, you will feel the hot air coming out. Or try it with a lit cigarette, and see where the smoke is being sucked in...


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: newguy05 on June 27, 2011, 05:56:45 AM
Quote
Graphics cards suck air in the fan

I believe there are 2 kinds of fans, the normal everyday fans and the turbine kind like you have on the cards.
The normal fans blow in every direction, but the turbines take it from one side and push it out to the other. The turbines take air from inside the case and blow it out towards where your monitors plug into.

I think in your setup you are blowing the hot air coming out back to the cards.

Put your hand where you would plug your monitor in, you will feel the hot air coming out. Or try it with a lit cigarette, and see where the smoke is being sucked in...

that's correct the setup in the picture has the table fans on the WRONG side.  I have the same card design, it pulls the air in from the two red vents in the back and bunch small vents on the top, then blow the hotair out in the front where the monitor plugs are. This can be easily verified by put your hand on all sides, you will feel all the hotair coming out on the monitor plug side and nothing on the back or side.  So the best cooling is to follow its wind tunnel design, blow the fan directly in the back where the air intake, and optionally put a fan on top and blow directly downward into the top vents.  In the picture you are blowing the hotair coming out back into the wind tunnel. 


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: harik on June 27, 2011, 07:44:38 PM
In the picture you are blowing the hotair coming out back into the wind tunnel. 

Yes, but with the amount he's making mining bitcoins he shouldn't have a problem with the reduced lifespan.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: newunit16 on June 27, 2011, 08:26:56 PM

Styrofoam, paper, clothing, hair plastic bags...those are about the worst static generators...also to people who run these things on static bags...they are conductive (otherwise, they wouldn't form a Faraday cage).

all depends on the bag type. most of the "cage" type bags are layered in plastic, so you will not create a circuit loop, aka no metal is exposed.

also you would want a humidifier for that. ESD is more prevalent in rooms with very low humidity. dry air breeds friction.

i like the guy who said one of the worst things to put a motherboard on is metal. do you have an acrylic case by chance?


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: harik on June 27, 2011, 11:18:14 PM
It gives me a sickening feeling in the pit of my stomach to see so many miners, the backbone of the Bitcoin network, using Windows as an OS.

it should sicken you much more to see some of the hodge podge "rigs" people are using to provide the power to the network.  Some of these are unsuitable for even simple hardware testing and people are running 1000W through them 24x7 and have 4 cards at 80C+ without any worries

The hardware is much more alarming than the OS choice. 



The reason that does not bother me as much is that a hardware failure would necessarily be localized, but security vulns have a history of propagating rapidly through Windows.

It seems to me that people who upgraded their normal computer with extra GPUs to mine run windows, while the dedicated mining boxes use one of the linux-on-a-stick miners.   After all, a harddrive is an unnecessary expense when a thumbdrive is all you need.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: burtyb on June 28, 2011, 09:40:03 AM
Aluminium eventually turned up so I upgraded from the wood :).

http://dnshistory.org/dump/miner0123.jpg

12x HD5870 (only 9 active atm) - 3 per motherboard.

BB.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: fsvo on June 28, 2011, 10:21:17 AM
Aluminium eventually turned up so I upgraded from the wood :).

12x HD5870 (only 9 active atm) - 3 per motherboard.

BB.

Very nice :) Is that 1800W? How many Mhash for that power?


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: qed on June 28, 2011, 11:47:18 AM

It's pretty ghetto, but it works well.

11 Cards Total, 3600 Mhash
3 Motherboards
5 PSUs

Dude, we have the same fan. At position 3 it's a tornado!


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: airdata on June 29, 2011, 03:16:55 PM
http://i940.photobucket.com/albums/ad245/airdatasolutions/miner03.jpg

Finally got my 4th 5830 working on this miner !  Got a great rack/shelf unit for $4.99 at target.  It was in the kitchen utilities section :)  Cards sit nicely on the rack with the pcie connector going through.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: mike678 on June 29, 2011, 04:34:24 PM
http://i940.photobucket.com/albums/ad245/airdatasolutions/miner03.jpg

Finally got my 4th 5830 working on this miner !  Got a great rack/shelf unit for $4.99 at target.  It was in the kitchen utilities section :)  Cards sit nicely on the rack with the pcie connector going through.
Thats really clever. They don't wobble around they are secure in that?


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: jonnynogood on June 29, 2011, 07:59:26 PM
http://c0848462.cdn.cloudfiles.rackspacecloud.com/2022104675c74d4f47a458478efde1f87413b98e0b.png

4 6870 cards been running for about a month non stop.  cooled with a tornado fan (blows from one window, through the case and out another window)  case is fully enclosed with plexi to reduce fan noise and increase air flow and pressure


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Wildvest on June 29, 2011, 11:17:55 PM
Wild(In)vest:  ;D

4 Miner-Rigs, á MSI 890FXA-GD70, Sempron 140, 2 GB Ram, PSU 1250 W, 3 x HD 6990 OC @ 915 = overall 9.5 GH/s
running diskless, booting via networkboot into heavily customized LinuxCoin, incl. Software-Watchdog and external Watchdog with Remote-Powerswitch (hardreset)

Album (all Pictures)
http://imgur.com/a/usqDL (http://imgur.com/a/usqDL)

http://i.imgur.com/bBGs9.jpg



Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: stapler117 on June 29, 2011, 11:32:17 PM
Wild(In)vest:  ;D

4 Miner-Rigs, MSI 890FXA-GD70, Sempron 140, 2 GB Ram, PSU 1250 W, 3 x HD 6990 OC @ 915 = overall 9.5 GH/s
running diskless, booting via networkboot into heavily customized LinuxCoin, incl. Software-Watchdog and external Watchdog with Remote-Powerswitch (hardreset)

jelly.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Transisto on June 30, 2011, 03:58:59 AM
Wild(In)vest:  ;D
4 Miner-Rigs, MSI 890FXA-GD70, Sempron 140, 2 GB Ram, PSU 1250 W, 3 x HD 6990 OC @ 915 = overall 9.5 GH/s
running diskless, booting via networkboot into heavily customized LinuxCoin, incl. Software-Watchdog and external Watchdog with Remote-Powerswitch (hardreset)

So F...... nice.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: zink on June 30, 2011, 04:26:33 AM
http://imgur.com/a/8urBp (http://imgur.com/a/8urBp)

I moved my miners out to the garage yesterday because without central air the AC wasn't able to keep the basement cool. With folding I keep my farm inside and shutdown in the summer because of electricity cost but since mining covers the electricity, I needed a new location. I had to pull 30m of Cat5 underground through some conduit that had been thoughtfully pre-installed and then re-terminate it to get an internet connection out there. It's a detached and un-insulated garage/storage/work space so I ended up hanging my boxen from the ceiling on shelves. I put a switch up there and a power bar and use VNC to keep an eye on them. It's nice having them out of the way but it is pretty hot up there so I had to twist tie four 2000+rpm 120mm fans around each GPU stack. I can put a 120mm fan pulling directly out of the cards exhausts because I don't use dummy plugs and instead VNC in and tell windows to pretend there is a monitor on each cards VGA output. The cards still hit 80C with the fans at 70% because the air temp is 35C+ at that height and with no air circulation in the building. I think I will add a small box fan to get some air from near the floor up to them. There are two towers, one is a striped down Lian Li PC-A05 and the other is a small Antec mid tower. Each has 3 GPU's all squished together on old high-end EVGA motherboards left over from folding. The short Lian Li has two 5830's with a 6850 sandwiched in between on a Thermaltake 750W PSU. The Antec tower has an unlocked 6950, a 5850 and a 5830 from top to bottom on a crappy Nexus 1100W gold unit. Altogether it is about 1.7Ghash and probably works out to a bit over a kilowatt. I might purpose build a 4x5770 rig now I have the heat taken care of and I'm off school for the summer but I have to check over if it's even feasible with the price staying under $20.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: zink on June 30, 2011, 04:27:51 AM
Wild(In)vest:  ;D

4 Miner-Rigs, MSI 890FXA-GD70, Sempron 140, 2 GB Ram, PSU 1250 W, 3 x HD 6990 OC @ 915 = overall 9.5 GH/s
running diskless, booting via networkboot into heavily customized LinuxCoin, incl. Software-Watchdog and external Watchdog with Remote-Powerswitch (hardreset)
I dare you to buy 4 more and run 4 to a board.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: MrGaSp on June 30, 2011, 04:38:05 AM
http://imgur.com/a/8urBp (http://imgur.com/a/8urBp)

I moved my miners out to the garage yesterday because without central air the AC wasn't able to keep the basement cool. With folding I keep my farm inside and shutdown in the summer because of electricity cost but since mining covers the electricity, I needed a new location. I had to pull 30m of Cat5 underground through some conduit that had been thoughtfully pre-installed and then re-terminate it to get an internet connection out there. It's a detached and un-insulated grage/storage/work space so I ended up hanging my boxen from the ceiling on shelves. I put a switch up there and a power bar and use VNC to keep an eye on them. It's nice having them out of the way but it is pretty hot up there so I had to twist tie four 2000+rpm 120mm fans around each GPU stack. I can put a 120mm fan pulling directly out of the cards exhausts because I don't use dummy plugs and instead VNC in and tell windows to pretend there is a monitor on each cards VGA output. The cards still hit 80C with the fans at 70% because the air temp is 35C+ at that height and with no air circulation in the building. I think I will add a small box fan to get some air from near the floor up to them. There are two towers, one is a striped down Lian Li PC-A05 and the other is a small Antec mid tower. Each has 3 GPU's all squished together on old high-end EVGA motherboards left over from folding. The short Lian Li has two 5830's with a 6850 sandwiched in between on a Thermaltake 750W PSU. The Antec tower has an unlocked 6950, a 5850 and a 5830 from top to bottom on a crappy Nexus 1100W gold unit. Altogether it is about 1.7Ghash and probably works out to a bit over a kilowatt. I might purpose build a 4x5770 rig now I have the heat taken care of and I'm off school for the summer but I have to check over if it's even feasible with the price staying under $20.

Nice lawn, and a very nice setup.  As long as it works then do it ;D


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: trueimage on June 30, 2011, 06:06:31 PM
Wild(In)vest:  ;D

4 Miner-Rigs, MSI 890FXA-GD70, Sempron 140, 2 GB Ram, PSU 1250 W, 3 x HD 6990 OC @ 915 = overall 9.5 GH/s
running diskless, booting via networkboot into heavily customized LinuxCoin, incl. Software-Watchdog and external Watchdog with Remote-Powerswitch (hardreset)

Album (all Pictures)
http://imgur.com/a/usqDL (http://imgur.com/a/usqDL)

what are you using as a remote power switch? and can you link the watchdog software or whatever that is?


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: airdata on June 30, 2011, 06:22:06 PM

Thats really clever. They don't wobble around they are secure in that?

They sit pretty securely w\ the cooler on one of the rails of the rack.  Only lean if there's tension on the extender cable :) 


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Wildvest on June 30, 2011, 06:23:02 PM
Wild(In)vest:  ;D

4 Miner-Rigs, á MSI 890FXA-GD70, Sempron 140, 2 GB Ram, PSU 1250 W, 3 x HD 6990 OC @ 915 = overall 9.5 GH/s
running diskless, booting via networkboot into heavily customized LinuxCoin, incl. Software-Watchdog and external Watchdog with Remote-Powerswitch (hardreset)

Album (all Pictures)
http://imgur.com/a/usqDL (http://imgur.com/a/usqDL)

what are you using as a remote power switch? and can you link the watchdog software or whatever that is?

i'm using the standard linux software watchdog http://linux.die.net/man/8/watchdog to check against the miner logfile change-datetime-stamp (i redirected the miner output to a logfile). if there is no change for 5 min (crash) than the watchdog daemon will reboot (softreboot)

furthermore i check from the main server the status of each miner, if ssh is not responding, than i do a hard reset via my remote power switch. this remote power switch is a very high sophisticated thing ;-) it is a serial relais card with 8 relais, powering the main power switch of every minerrig - so in case the software watchdog is not rebootiing or to slow and the ssh login to the miner is timing out or rejected than the main server power off for 5 sec. and power on again. (hardreboot)

since i'm running diskless with a live image(LinuxCoin) via networkboot, the hardreboot is not a problem at all.
this setup works great for me, so i can push my setup to the limit and tweak around ... and unfortunately the server room is 10km away


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: sniper_sniperson on June 30, 2011, 06:57:13 PM
since i'm running diskless with a live image(LinuxCoin) via networkboot, the hardreboot is not a problem at all.
this setup works great for me, so i can push my setup to the limit and tweak around ... and unfortunately the server room is 10km away

You can always reach them with 20 min bicycle trip... Don't be lazy
Anyway are you networkbooting the nodes from different folders containing LinuxCoin versions for each one of them or you're using one with script that makes changes based on the current node's MAC address/cpu number?


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Wildvest on June 30, 2011, 07:11:28 PM
since i'm running diskless with a live image(LinuxCoin) via networkboot, the hardreboot is not a problem at all.
this setup works great for me, so i can push my setup to the limit and tweak around ... and unfortunately the server room is 10km away

You can always reach them with 20 min bicycle trip... Don't be lazy
Anyway are you networkbooting the nodes from different folders containing LinuxCoin versions for each one of them or you're using one with script that makes changes based on the current node's MAC address/cpu number?

 ::) i'm such a lazy guy

i'm booting all rig's into the same LC image, however at boottime i'm mounting a dedicated nfs share, where i have the configurations, scripts, etc


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: ptshamrock on July 01, 2011, 09:24:53 AM
here are mine :D


http://i1191.photobucket.com/albums/z476/wickedxxl23/2011-06-11133034.jpg


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: ptshamrock on July 01, 2011, 09:25:41 AM
http://i1191.photobucket.com/albums/z476/wickedxxl23/2011-06-13004109.jpg


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: FractalUniverse on July 01, 2011, 09:55:44 AM
ha. just discovered this hardware porn thread :)  very nice rigs.

 I hope one day I'll get a rig like one of these here..  I just love computer hardware,will buy anything when i get some money to burn


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: stellan0r on July 01, 2011, 12:34:30 PM
here are mine :D



whats in there? :)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Notrem on July 01, 2011, 01:36:35 PM
probably heater :D


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: ptshamrock on July 01, 2011, 02:02:05 PM


MSI 890FXA-GD70     (Socket AM3)   
AMD Sempron 145 2.8GHz Box   
KINGSTON KVR1333D3N9/2G  2048MB DDR3
SATA hot swap 320gb
XFX,Sapphire &  powercolor 5870er x4 each one!
corsair 1200watt
antec case
4gb kingston USB sticks

archlinux ubuntu win 7 :D hopefuly this weekend i get them conform lol


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: stellan0r on July 01, 2011, 02:21:45 PM
MSI 890FXA-GD70     (Socket AM3)   
AMD Sempron 145 2.8GHz Box   
KINGSTON KVR1333D3N9/2G  2048MB DDR3
SATA hot swap 320gb
XFX,Sapphire &  powercolor 5870er x4 each one!
corsair 1200watt
antec case
4gb kingston USB sticks

archlinux ubuntu win 7 :D hopefuly this weekend i get them conform lol

how do you supply them with power? 63A line? 3x16A? I see at least 10kW standing there :D

and how hot do they get, especially the gpus in the middle of that sandwich? did you measure the noise level (1m distance)? :)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: mastergamer on July 01, 2011, 03:05:56 PM
@ptshamrock
How to hell do you cool this?

I have a 850W rig in a very big room and eben that room needs 24/7 open windows.
But you are handeling ober 10KW!  thats crazy, how many KW you convert in heat per month with these babys?


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: lebuen on July 01, 2011, 03:45:59 PM
ptshamrock, have you cut out one more extension slot in the antec-case? how do you fit 4 cards?


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: ptshamrock on July 02, 2011, 07:54:51 PM
sorry had not that much time at hand..will answer most questions tomorrow!


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: airdata on July 03, 2011, 01:13:24 AM


MSI 890FXA-GD70     (Socket AM3)   
AMD Sempron 145 2.8GHz Box   
KINGSTON KVR1333D3N9/2G  2048MB DDR3
SATA hot swap 320gb
XFX,Sapphire &  powercolor 5870er x4 each one!
corsair 1200watt
antec case
4gb kingston USB sticks




Bad ass se up man. That's awesome. Total hash rate ?

archlinux ubuntu win 7 :D hopefuly this weekend i get them conform lol


Title: NAKED calculations!
Post by: cvicisso on July 03, 2011, 01:49:38 AM
This is my first rig and I'm learning a crap-load every day.  Recently, I learned that despite all the cool-ass fans, cable routing, LEDs, more drive bays than I'll ever need... [e-v-e-r]... it's probably better to just go naked (that applies to so many different situations, doesn't it?!  ;D).

I tore the guts out of my [expensive] HAF X case and am now running everything in the buff.  No cooling fans anywhere (except the GPU fans - which are on hairdryer mode).  It was 97deg F outside today - and this junk is in my garage (read: no A/C).  I'm still running a few degrees cooler and a whole lot uglier - but I 'feel' more tech savvy (read: nerdy).  Anyway - pic of my rig is below.  I've got 3 x 6950s (non-reference  >:() NOW sitting on flexible risers, that I've tweaked the bejesus out of - they're giving me an honest 1.0 GHash/sec, and I don't think I can get anything more from them.  That'll do.  I have a 5830 and a 5850 in the mail.  I have 5 16x PCIe slots - but I think I'm limited to 4 GPUs by Win 7 (right?) - so one of the incoming 58xx will join these three and I'll just have to start a new rig for the other (oh darn!  ;)).

Anyway, check out the Watts this thing is using.  Shedding the HAF X saved about 20-30W, but it was still WAY less than I expected for 1.0 GHash/sec.  In case you can't see it in the picture: 633W!  Pretty sweet. 

http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb418/cvicisso/DSC02634.jpg

Critiques welcome!  ;D


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: BitPorium on July 03, 2011, 01:58:56 AM
Here is a work in progress. for a client. Eventually will hold 7 cards.
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-e76XRuSt7Eg/TgaUBxGviSI/AAAAAAAAATM/7DpjM1SNavQ/s640/2011-06-25%25252022.05.34.jpg

Here is the first system I built for a client. I have managed to make cable management better since I made this system, Still not bad...
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-cUWq3n6b3TU/TfhfVgLWSuI/AAAAAAAAAOk/ykf3-6sekP4/s640/IMG_20110614_144142.jpg
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-BqF9mvRYEUQ/TfhgEH0fIXI/AAAAAAAAAPY/3SVlF2mgmfk/s640/IMG_20110614_144727.jpg

Airflow works good with this case, not sure how good it would work in a data center, but it works fine in my testing area.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: newguy05 on July 03, 2011, 02:06:37 AM
Stable at <70degree and <70% fan.  2x5970 - 850mhz(card1) + 800mhz(card2) overclocked.

http://spoki.com/images/bitcoin.jpg

http://spoki.com/images/miner_remote.JPG


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: digitzero on July 03, 2011, 02:41:44 AM
Stable at <70degree and <70% fan.  2x5970 - 850mhz(card1) + 800mhz(card2) overclocked.

That's a myopenpc case right?  How is your bottom card mounted?  I notice it's sitting higher than the top card.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: newguy05 on July 03, 2011, 03:05:12 AM
Stable at <70degree and <70% fan.  2x5970 - 850mhz(card1) + 800mhz(card2) overclocked.

That's a myopenpc case right?  How is your bottom card mounted?  I notice it's sitting higher than the top card.

Yep, it was mounted right next to the 1st card but temp was at 90+ so I had to buy a pcie extender and move the 2nd card away. Now it's just sitting on top of some box, wrapped tightly with ropes. Basically making the myopenpc case useless, i should just installed the whole thing on some motherboard tray from an old case and saved 50 bucks.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: infested999 on July 03, 2011, 11:42:44 AM

You know that you don't need the crossfire bridge for mining right?


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Atroxes on July 03, 2011, 01:26:07 PM
Cola-miner, now with 2x 5870 :=)

Next step is another PSU and 2 more cards!

http://img34.imageshack.us/img34/7331/img20110703150644.jpg


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: hoki on July 03, 2011, 01:30:53 PM
you are plain crazy guys!


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: erek on July 03, 2011, 06:50:08 PM
http://i.imgur.com/aRTuh.jpg


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: bleedkira on July 03, 2011, 07:20:30 PM
Unless he's running Windows and doesn't have or want to use dummy plugs.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: fitty on July 03, 2011, 08:45:48 PM

You know that you don't need the crossfire bridge for mining right?
Unless he's running Windows and doesn't have or want to use dummy plugs.

Crossfire hurts your performance when mining. People use dummy plugs because they have no choice. When I had 4x crossfired it was constant problems.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: BitPorium on July 03, 2011, 09:03:35 PM

You know that you don't need the crossfire bridge for mining right?
Unless he's running Windows and doesn't have or want to use dummy plugs.

Crossfire hurts your performance when mining. People use dummy plugs because they have no choice. When I had 4x crossfired it was constant problems.
I had no issues with performance. I used it because its easier than using dummy plugs and works just fine. I do my testing under windows which forces me to use those cables. Plus it looks much nicer and allows the person to have a high end gaming pc along with a great miner.  Plus the bridges dont cost me anything,  i wa getting 400mhahes/s from each card at 900core. Was it suppose to be higher?


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Vladimir on July 03, 2011, 09:19:58 PM

Crossfire hurts your performance when mining. People use dummy plugs because they have no choice. When I had 4x crossfired it was constant problems.
I had no issues with performance. I used it because its easier than using dummy plugs and works just fine. I do my testing under windows which forces me to use those cables. Plus it looks much nicer and allows the person to have a high end gaming pc along with a great miner.  Plus the bridges dont cost me anything,  i wa getting 400mhahes/s from each card at 900core. Was it suppose to be higher?

I call BS on this one. It is very hard to believe that this 4x sandwich does 0.4 Ghps per core for more than 1 minute in a row. Maybe with exception of some weird setups with room refrigerated otherwise and even than it is highly doubtful.

Video on youtube or this is a fake.



Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: MtRev on July 03, 2011, 09:22:50 PM
Damn, i just looked through some of the rigs.. . some of you guys went all out!


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: sethmo on July 03, 2011, 10:47:16 PM
Just made a bench case out of some spare parts from this (http://s44.photobucket.com/albums/f39/sethmo38/Randoms/?action=view&current=IMG_8464.jpg) and some plexi.  Going to order a some more 80/20 so I can make the legs taller and make some sort of brackets so I can use the pci riser cables and run 4 5830s per motherboard.

I was going to order the MyOpenPC Domo PCI stackable cases, but they are out of stock until July.  You can get this 80/20 aluminum extrusion on eBay and Amazon, but with all the brackets and bolts, it isn't the cheapest.

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f39/sethmo38/Randoms/IMG_4085.jpg
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f39/sethmo38/Randoms/IMG_4086.jpg
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f39/sethmo38/Randoms/IMG_4087.jpg


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: fitty on July 03, 2011, 11:28:48 PM

You know that you don't need the crossfire bridge for mining right?
Unless he's running Windows and doesn't have or want to use dummy plugs.

Crossfire hurts your performance when mining. People use dummy plugs because they have no choice. When I had 4x crossfired it was constant problems.
I had no issues with performance. I used it because its easier than using dummy plugs and works just fine. I do my testing under windows which forces me to use those cables. Plus it looks much nicer and allows the person to have a high end gaming pc along with a great miner.  Plus the bridges dont cost me anything,  i wa getting 400mhahes/s from each card at 900core. Was it suppose to be higher?

My 4 dummy plugs cost me around $2. But yes crossfire is cheaper. =)

Crossfire can cause problems, which is why it's suggested you disable it. People aren't making dummy plugs for the looks, it's out of necessity. But if you can crossfire and you don't have any problems more power to you. I went crossfire to start because I didn't want to make dummy plugs. Had a lot of issues and had no choice but to go the dummy plug route.

Regardless very nice rig. =)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: fitty on July 03, 2011, 11:40:09 PM
here are mine :D


[image of 10 Antec DF-85s]


Man that is just awesome. Please post more information.

So far it's 4x5870s, MSI 890FXA-GD70 mobo, Antec DF-85? That all makes sense. But how exactly do you keep it cool?

What are your cores/memory? MH/s? Temps?

It looks like you added a 120m side fan, that case must have amazing cooling to just need 1 more fan to run 4 of those cards.

They look amazing, thanks for posting!


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: sang on July 04, 2011, 12:27:22 AM

You know that you don't need the crossfire bridge for mining right?
Unless he's running Windows and doesn't have or want to use dummy plugs.

Crossfire hurts your performance when mining. People use dummy plugs because they have no choice. When I had 4x crossfired it was constant problems.

Crossfire hurts when its enabled. Crossfire cables being plugged into the cards doesn't mean crossfire is enabled. I have the bridge plugged in on my main pc but have crossfire disabled in the driver control panel. Works just fine...


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: The Koolio on July 04, 2011, 12:44:05 AM
Hi guys,

Those who know of me will know I have a 6 rig setup of 21 5870 cards. Ive been meaning to put up some pics but never had the chance, Ive included a few pics below.

Each of my 5 main rigs have the following spec:

ZX1250w OCZ psu
athlon dual core II  / Sempron 140 (unlocked core with motherboard) @ 3.6ghz
Asus 890fx motherboard (by far the best board ive ever ever used)
4 x 5870 XFX cards (o/c to 970 core, 185 mem)
2gb corsair ram
750gb HDD (size wasnt needed but they were on offer, if usb 3.0 was cheap i would have used thumb drives)
artic silver 5 paste on all gpu's and on cpu heatsink (significantly lowered temps on cards, using even better paste wold be even better)
2 x extenders from cablesaurus.com
3 x dummy plugs
3/4 x 120mm fans

I have one stand alone pc with the following specs:
500w psu
intel i3 (o/c)
3 HDD x 1TB
4gb g skill ram
1 x Refference 5870 (amazes me this card does)

The one thing im proud most of is my polystyrene gpu holders :D Sounds stupid but without hanging getting those bastards to stand up straight in an open air rig is the gayest thing ever!

PS Sorry I have the shakes


http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/2269/snc18044.th.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/6/snc18044.jpg/)
http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/2977/snc18042.th.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/339/snc18042.jpg/)
http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/1637/snc18055.th.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/189/snc18055.jpg/)
http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/3539/snc18048.th.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/263/snc18048.jpg/)
http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/5494/snc18049.th.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/6/snc18049.jpg/)
http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/2534/snc18054.th.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/231/snc18054.jpg/)
http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/3861/snc18053.th.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/11/snc18053.jpg/)
http://img94.imageshack.us/img94/4121/snc18050.th.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/94/snc18050.jpg/)
http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/268/snc18052.th.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/11/snc18052.jpg/)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: The Koolio on July 04, 2011, 12:52:53 AM
For those who are interested I have a quick video too:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBXBB5sy5sA


Hi guys,

Those who know of me will know I have a 6 rig setup of 21 5870 cards. Ive been meaning to put up some pics but never had the chance, Ive included a few pics below.

Each of my 5 main rigs have the following spec:

ZX1250w OCZ psu
athlon dual core II  / Sempron 140 (unlocked core with motherboard) @ 3.6ghz
Asus 890fx motherboard (by far the best board ive ever ever used)
4 x 5870 XFX cards (o/c to 970 core, 185 mem)
2gb corsair ram
750gb HDD (size wasnt needed but they were on offer, if usb 3.0 was cheap i would have used thumb drives)
artic silver 5 paste on all gpu's and on cpu heatsink (significantly lowered temps on cards, using even better paste wold be even better)
2 x extenders from cablesaurus.com
3 x dummy plugs
3/4 x 120mm fans

I have one stand alone pc with the following specs:
500w psu
intel i3 (o/c)
3 HDD x 1TB
4gb g skill ram
1 x Refference 5870 (amazes me this card does)

The one thing im proud most of is my polystyrene gpu holders :D Sounds stupid but without hanging getting those bastards to stand up straight in an open air rig is the gayest thing ever!

PS Sorry I have the shakes


http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/2269/snc18044.th.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/6/snc18044.jpg/)
http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/2977/snc18042.th.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/339/snc18042.jpg/)
http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/1637/snc18055.th.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/189/snc18055.jpg/)
http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/3539/snc18048.th.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/263/snc18048.jpg/)
http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/5494/snc18049.th.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/6/snc18049.jpg/)
http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/2534/snc18054.th.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/231/snc18054.jpg/)
http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/3861/snc18053.th.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/11/snc18053.jpg/)
http://img94.imageshack.us/img94/4121/snc18050.th.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/94/snc18050.jpg/)
http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/268/snc18052.th.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/11/snc18052.jpg/)



Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: fitty on July 04, 2011, 01:12:30 AM
Crossfire hurts when its enabled. Crossfire cables being plugged into the cards doesn't mean crossfire is enabled. I have the bridge plugged in on my main pc but have crossfire disabled in the driver control panel. Works just fine...

When I set it up with 4 cards Windows 7 wouldn't detect the other cards with crossfire disabled.

Anyway people should use crossfire cables not dummy plugs I get it, lets move on. =)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: BitPorium on July 04, 2011, 01:15:10 AM

Crossfire hurts your performance when mining. People use dummy plugs because they have no choice. When I had 4x crossfired it was constant problems.
I had no issues with performance. I used it because its easier than using dummy plugs and works just fine. I do my testing under windows which forces me to use those cables. Plus it looks much nicer and allows the person to have a high end gaming pc along with a great miner.  Plus the bridges dont cost me anything,  i wa getting 400mhahes/s from each card at 900core. Was it suppose to be higher?

I call BS on this one. It is very hard to believe that this 4x sandwich does 0.4 Ghps per core for more than 1 minute in a row. Maybe with exception of some weird setups with room refrigerated otherwise and even than it is highly doubtful.

Video on youtube or this is a fake.



Next time I build another system with similar configuration I will. I ran a 24 hours test my my test area. Also I do have an air conditioner on but its not exactly refrigerated status. I was getting 80c on GPU 1-3 and 77c on gpu4. WIth more recent builds i get 75c on gpu1-3 and 68c on gpu4(avergae, Highest i saw was 80c. No bs, I will ask my customer to post a response if he wants. I use AeroCool sharks for intake fans, 95cfm each but I have them set to around 50%. Newer systems I have made used the same case but instead of a window it has a 120mm fan mount, I added one there and my cooling was even better. But I will prove it, whenever I get another order! PS: I keep my ambient temperatures at 66f-71f.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Departure on July 04, 2011, 03:41:53 AM
Just took some pics, for writting a tutorial so i'll post my rig here also :)

3 x 6990 = 2600 MH/s - 2700 MH/s

Inside:
http://i56.tinypic.com/15nm7ab.jpg

Outside:
http://i51.tinypic.com/ehhwea.jpg


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: scar on July 04, 2011, 03:51:41 AM
Aluminium eventually turned up so I upgraded from the wood :).

http://dnshistory.org/dump/miner0123.jpg

12x HD5870 (only 9 active atm) - 3 per motherboard.

BB.


nice, but how is there no risk of short circuit with all that metal?


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: cicada on July 04, 2011, 03:09:27 PM

nice, but how is there no risk of short circuit with all that metal?



Erm, no water or bare wire all over the place?

Most computer cases are made entirely of metal, and have well worked that way for quite some time.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: cicada on July 04, 2011, 03:47:26 PM
Not overly impressive or anything, but here's my three rigs (apologies for mr. blurrycam):

In action:

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/15821147/snaps/cicada-bcm001.jpg


Ze gutz: 2 identical rigs, 2x 1gb XFX 6950 at ~345mhash/s each  (couldn't unlock the shaders  :'( )

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/15821147/snaps/cicada-bcm002.jpg


And my first foray into the fold, my KGPE-16 Opteron server being punished by 2x Saffire 5830s at ~250mash/s each

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/15821147/snaps/cicada-bcm003.jpg


These guys all run with closed panels (two cats) in a closet in my basement, and they're certainly a bit warm. It's 95F ambient temp right above them (there's cooler air dragged into the intakes along the floor), avg temp for each card ranges from 80-85C.  

~1880mhash total so far :)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: scar on July 04, 2011, 05:09:30 PM

nice, but how is there no risk of short circuit with all that metal?



Erm, no water or bare wire all over the place?

Most computer cases are made entirely of metal, and have well worked that way for quite some time.

no, because those graphics cards look like they are resting directly on metal, and what is protecting the back of the motherboard from touching the metal frame?  this is not a computer case.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: fxgmblr on July 04, 2011, 08:33:18 PM
My Mining Rig (Bohrium) specs:
Win XP Pro SP3 Performance Edition
AMD Sempron 140, Socket AM3, 2.7 GHz, 1 MB Cache, 45 Watts
ASRock AM3 processors AMD 770-140W 4DDR3/ATI CrossFireX motherboard M3A770DE
2x HIS Digital PCI-Express ATI Radeon HD6870 Video Card
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500 GB 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s with NCQ 16MB Cache
Kingston ValueRAM 2 GB 1333MHz PC3-10600 DDR3 DIMM Desktop Memory
Linksys PCI Wifi card
Eforcity Wi-Fi Booster Antenna for D-link DWL520, Linksys WMP11, WET11, Netgear MA311, or D-link Aps, 2400-2483 MHz, 6ft
Thermaltake V3 Black Edition SECC / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Antec EA-650 Green ATX Energy Star Certified Power Supply
http://i.imgur.com/RWUqAl.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/bxqsol.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/29Vh4l.jpg
(yes it's currently outside)


producing ~610Mhash/sec


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: CYPER on July 04, 2011, 10:24:14 PM
Cards are clocked @ 960Mhz Core and 300Mhz Memory = 4x441Mhash/s = 1764Mhash/s
http://img543.imageshack.us/img543/4708/capturefeb.jpg

Custom made wooden box/case with Neoprene Rubber strip where the cards are resting on the plank as to absorb vibration.

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Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: CubedRoot on July 04, 2011, 10:50:41 PM
Quote
Gigabyte GA-770T-D3L - 52.52
AMD Athlon II X2 250 - 43.50
4x 1GB XFX HD 5870 - 142.78 each (571.15)
Corsair HX850W - 121.98
Kingston 2GB 1333MHz DDR3 RAM KVR1333D3N9/2G - 12.85
3x 120mm Coolermaster SickleFLow 2000rpm Blue LED Quiet Case Fan - 5.39 each (16.16)
8GB Kingston DTIG3/8GB USB DataTraveller G3, USB2 Pen Drive - 7.70
4x Risers 1x - 5.69 (22.76)
==============================================================
Total = ~850

Cards are clocked @ 960Mhz Core and 300Mhz Memory = 4x437Mhash/s = 1748Mhash/s
http://img39.imageshack.us/img39/6021/sertr.jpg

Custom made wooden box/case with Neoprene Rubber strip where the cards are resting on the plank as to absorb vibration.

http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/841/20062011027.th.jpg (http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/841/20062011027.jpg)http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/1218/p1030043z.th.jpg (http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/1218/p1030043z.jpg)http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/7679/p1030044o.th.jpg (http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/7679/p1030044o.jpg)http://img41.imageshack.us/img41/3435/p1030046e.th.jpg (http://img41.imageshack.us/img41/3435/p1030046e.jpg)http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/7620/p1030049k.th.jpg (http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/7620/p1030049k.jpg)http://img811.imageshack.us/img811/7692/p1030051w.th.jpg (http://img811.imageshack.us/img811/7692/p1030051w.jpg)http://img819.imageshack.us/img819/3892/p1030053m.th.jpg (http://img819.imageshack.us/img819/3892/p1030053m.jpg)http://img829.imageshack.us/img829/1166/p1030054l.th.jpg (http://img829.imageshack.us/img829/1166/p1030054l.jpg)http://img651.imageshack.us/img651/4395/p1030056a.th.jpg (http://img651.imageshack.us/img651/4395/p1030056a.jpg)http://img30.imageshack.us/img30/2717/p1030057sk.th.jpg (http://img30.imageshack.us/img30/2717/p1030057sk.jpg)http://img683.imageshack.us/img683/8377/p1030058is.th.jpg (http://img683.imageshack.us/img683/8377/p1030058is.jpg)http://img809.imageshack.us/img809/7697/p1030059.th.jpg (http://img809.imageshack.us/img809/7697/p1030059.jpg)http://img844.imageshack.us/img844/5918/p1030060d.th.jpg (http://img844.imageshack.us/img844/5918/p1030060d.jpg)http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/644/p1030061h.th.jpg (http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/644/p1030061h.jpg)

Hey Cypher, What script and/or miner are you using in that one pic showing PuTTy?


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: erek on July 04, 2011, 11:10:49 PM

Crossfire hurts your performance when mining. People use dummy plugs because they have no choice. When I had 4x crossfired it was constant problems.
I had no issues with performance. I used it because its easier than using dummy plugs and works just fine. I do my testing under windows which forces me to use those cables. Plus it looks much nicer and allows the person to have a high end gaming pc along with a great miner.  Plus the bridges dont cost me anything,  i wa getting 400mhahes/s from each card at 900core. Was it suppose to be higher?

I call BS on this one. It is very hard to believe that this 4x sandwich does 0.4 Ghps per core for more than 1 minute in a row. Maybe with exception of some weird setups with room refrigerated otherwise and even than it is highly doubtful.

Video on youtube or this is a fake.



i am running 2x 6970s @ 905MHz/170MHz gpu/vram respectively, and they push 401Mh/sec each...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m56SfTZeuJo

[it may be a little hard to read]


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: The Koolio on July 04, 2011, 11:37:53 PM
For those who are interested I have a quick video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBXBB5sy5sA
 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBXBB5sy5sA)


Hi guys,

Those who know of me will know I have a 6 rig setup of 21 XFX 5870 cards. Ive been meaning to put up some pics but never had the chance, Ive included a few pics below.

Each of my 5 main rigs have the following spec:

ZX1250w OCZ psu
athlon dual core II  / Sempron 140 (unlocked core with motherboard) @ 3.6ghz
Asus 890fx motherboard (by far the best board ive ever ever used)
4 x 5870 XFX cards (o/c to 970 core, 185 mem)
2gb corsair ram
750gb HDD (size wasnt needed but they were on offer, if usb 3.0 was cheap i would have used thumb drives)
artic silver 5 paste on all gpu's and on cpu heatsink (significantly lowered temps on cards, using even better paste wold be even better)
2 x extenders from cablesaurus.com
3 x dummy plugs
3/4 x 120mm fans

I have one stand alone pc with the following specs:
500w psu
intel i3 (o/c)
3 HDD x 1TB
4gb g skill ram
1 x Refference 5870 (amazes me this card does)

The one thing im proud most of is my polystyrene gpu holders  Sounds stupid but without hanging getting those bastards to stand up straight in an open air rig is the gayest thing ever!

I use Phoenix Rising front end GUI as I love the fact it hammers connections when server goes down or my internet has a hiccup. Speeds so far for all the XFX cards varies between 350 and 430 MHash/Sec and for the refference card I get a stable 440 Mhash, total being around 8 Ghash. For those who want to join me in mining you can catch me on www.mineco.in where i mine under the same username. That server is the best Ive used as the owner Wuked is a brilliant guy, keeps the servers running with no problems and is quick to rectify any big issues you may have. Hopefully next few days we break 100 Ghash stable!

Btw yes thats a 3D tv, playing call of duty and gran turismo on it is the best thing ever after a hard days mining.

PS Sorry I have the shakes

http://img718.imageshack.us/img718/400/obamacoin.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/718/obamacoin.jpg/)

http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/2977/snc18042.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/339/snc18042.jpg/)

http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/2269/snc18044.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/6/snc18044.jpg/)

http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/1637/snc18055.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/189/snc18055.jpg/)

http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/2534/snc18054.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/231/snc18054.jpg/)

http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/268/snc18052.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/11/snc18052.jpg/)

http://img94.imageshack.us/img94/4121/snc18050.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/94/snc18050.jpg/)

http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/3539/snc18048.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/263/snc18048.jpg/)



Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: mike678 on July 05, 2011, 01:59:27 AM
Not going to lie that the messiest set up I've ever seen :P


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: CydeWeys on July 05, 2011, 03:42:20 AM
Here's my 4x5830 rig.  Two cards are running directly on the mobo, two are running on PCIe adapter cables in the second tier.  Yes, the skeletal chassis as such is an old table that was taken apart and put back together.  I've since moved this setup from my dining room table to a small desk in the basement and it has a box fan on one side blowing through the videocards (the temps are quite low).  Each card is putting out 310 MHash/s for 1240 MHash/s total.  Oh, and the OS is Linuxcoin running on a USB flash drive.

http://i.imgur.com/htrnNl.jpg (http://imgur.com/htrnN)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: CYPER on July 05, 2011, 03:49:32 AM
Hey Cyper, What script and/or miner are you using in that one pic showing PuTTy?

Autominer (http://forum.bitcoin.org/index.php?topic=19861.0) - very handy.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: burtyb on July 05, 2011, 07:14:18 PM

nice, but how is there no risk of short circuit with all that metal?



Erm, no water or bare wire all over the place?

Most computer cases are made entirely of metal, and have well worked that way for quite some time.

no, because those graphics cards look like they are resting directly on metal, and what is protecting the back of the motherboard from touching the metal frame?  this is not a computer case.

The MB/PSU are in the wooden base and the graphics cards are hung from the aluminium at the top and rest on a strip of adhesive backed foam on the bar.

BB.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: newguy05 on July 06, 2011, 03:46:41 AM
Just took some pics, for writting a tutorial so i'll post my rig here also :)

3 x 6990 = 2600 MH/s - 2700 MH/s


Damn how did you get this thing to run stable at 2600mh? Must clocked the crap out of it.  I have 2x 5970 and only able to run it at 1300-1400mh :(


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: MtRev on July 06, 2011, 04:34:24 AM
Wow you making a custom case!


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Olly_K on July 06, 2011, 05:21:53 PM
http://www.ollyk.com/MinerPC/12.jpg

http://www.ollyk.com/MinerPC/13.jpg

Still waiting on DVI dummy hence the crossfire bridges. I tried to make some but didnt work :(

Cooling is a lot better now :)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Olly_K on July 06, 2011, 06:00:45 PM
Thanks, it's a Danger Den Tower 29 case....custom. I was using it for another project but its so big and roomy I thought I'd use if for this :)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Kanti on July 07, 2011, 01:14:08 AM
So I've clicked through all 30 pages and I DIDN'T SEE ONE SUBMERGED SETUP.  I am dissapoint.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: CydeWeys on July 07, 2011, 03:00:57 AM
So I've clicked through all 30 pages and I DIDN'T SEE ONE SUBMERGED SETUP.  I am dissapoint.

I'm simply not necessary.  I'm running my cards just about as fast as they can possibly go.  My secret?  No case + box fan.  Which is much, much easier than a submerged setup, I assure you.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: CanaryInTheMine on July 07, 2011, 04:34:09 AM
Just took some pics, for writting a tutorial so i'll post my rig here also :)

3 x 6990 = 2600 MH/s - 2700 MH/s


Damn how did you get this thing to run stable at 2600mh? Must clocked the crap out of it.  I have 2x 5970 and only able to run it at 1300-1400mh :(

Here's how:

http://forum.bitcoin.org/index.php?topic=25798.0


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Tim the Magician on July 08, 2011, 02:23:56 AM
So I've clicked through all 30 pages and I DIDN'T SEE ONE SUBMERGED SETUP.  I am dissapoint.

Everything I have read about submerged PCs assumes that the PC will have brief periods of use followed by extended cool-down periods. To make it work in a mining rig you would need to set up some sort of pump and radiator system but if you are going to go to that length you are better off just water cooling. Also, submerged components are more difficult to resell or reuse.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: r3v3rs3 on July 08, 2011, 11:17:51 AM
I'm running mainly reused old LGA775/AM2 stuff, except the ITX box with that uber 1337 keyboard. ;) Didn't had to buy anything besides GPUs and two cheapo Celeron Ds (underclocked to 2 GHz / 1,1 V).

5830, 5770, XP 32:

http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/1835/rig1h.jpg

5770, 5750, 5830, Natty x32:

http://img810.imageshack.us/img810/172/rig2h.jpg

5750, doing some server stuff too, Wheezy x64:

http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/551/rig3.jpg

5750, 5770, Wheezy x64:

http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/3826/rig4g.jpg

I promise, I'll buy some decent cases if this still gives some profit in 3-4 weeks. :D


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: kr105 on July 09, 2011, 01:58:06 AM
Quote
Gigabyte GA-770T-D3L - 52.52
AMD Athlon II X2 250 - 43.50
4x 1GB XFX HD 5870 - 142.78 each (571.15)
Corsair HX850W - 121.98
Kingston 2GB 1333MHz DDR3 RAM KVR1333D3N9/2G - 12.85
3x 120mm Coolermaster SickleFLow 2000rpm Blue LED Quiet Case Fan - 5.39 each (16.16)
8GB Kingston DTIG3/8GB USB DataTraveller G3, USB2 Pen Drive - 7.70
4x Risers 1x - 5.69 (22.76)
==============================================================
Total = ~850

Cards are clocked @ 960Mhz Core and 300Mhz Memory = 4x437Mhash/s = 1748Mhash/s
http://img696.imageshack.us/img696/2449/dsfffl.jpg

Custom made wooden box/case with Neoprene Rubber strip where the cards are resting on the plank as to absorb vibration.

http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/841/20062011027.th.jpg (http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/841/20062011027.jpg)http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/1218/p1030043z.th.jpg (http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/1218/p1030043z.jpg)http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/7679/p1030044o.th.jpg (http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/7679/p1030044o.jpg)http://img41.imageshack.us/img41/3435/p1030046e.th.jpg (http://img41.imageshack.us/img41/3435/p1030046e.jpg)http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/7620/p1030049k.th.jpg (http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/7620/p1030049k.jpg)http://img811.imageshack.us/img811/7692/p1030051w.th.jpg (http://img811.imageshack.us/img811/7692/p1030051w.jpg)http://img819.imageshack.us/img819/3892/p1030053m.th.jpg (http://img819.imageshack.us/img819/3892/p1030053m.jpg)http://img829.imageshack.us/img829/1166/p1030054l.th.jpg (http://img829.imageshack.us/img829/1166/p1030054l.jpg)http://img651.imageshack.us/img651/4395/p1030056a.th.jpg (http://img651.imageshack.us/img651/4395/p1030056a.jpg)http://img30.imageshack.us/img30/2717/p1030057sk.th.jpg (http://img30.imageshack.us/img30/2717/p1030057sk.jpg)http://img683.imageshack.us/img683/8377/p1030058is.th.jpg (http://img683.imageshack.us/img683/8377/p1030058is.jpg)http://img809.imageshack.us/img809/7697/p1030059.th.jpg (http://img809.imageshack.us/img809/7697/p1030059.jpg)http://img844.imageshack.us/img844/5918/p1030060d.th.jpg (http://img844.imageshack.us/img844/5918/p1030060d.jpg)http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/644/p1030061h.th.jpg (http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/644/p1030061h.jpg)
I think that this is the design of case that i want for my cards, i'll be building one like that tomorrow ! :)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Imagex on July 09, 2011, 02:32:45 AM
First setup, 9 6950's shaders unlock oc to 950. building a new 5 card rig to replace 5 of the single card rigs "trying to lower power use". The 4" duct is rain gutter from home depot thats connected to a 5000 btu window unit.

http://i1223.photobucket.com/albums/dd519/imagexxx/photo.jpg


http://i1223.photobucket.com/albums/dd519/imagexxx/photo2.jpg


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: CYPER on July 09, 2011, 02:36:03 AM
I think that this is the design of case that i want for my cards, i'll be building one like that tomorrow ! :)

After building it I found just one flaw with the design: the PCIE riser of the last card is being blocked by the PSU (check the picture), which restricts the spacing between the cards. They currently sit at 5cm between each other and I wanted to space them even further apart. But then again than might not bring any better temperatures, so its questionable if wider spaces are needed.
If you want to space them more just either make the case wider so the PSU goes more to the right or put the resting planks for the cards higher so that the riser does not touch the PSU.

http://img839.imageshack.us/img839/7620/p1030049k.th.jpg (http://img839.imageshack.us/img839/7620/p1030049k.jpg)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: flyswatta on July 09, 2011, 03:24:35 AM
So I've clicked through all 30 pages and I DIDN'T SEE ONE SUBMERGED SETUP.  I am dissapoint.

Everything I have read about submerged PCs assumes that the PC will have brief periods of use followed by extended cool-down periods. To make it work in a mining rig you would need to set up some sort of pump and radiator system but if you are going to go to that length you are better off just water cooling. Also, submerged components are more difficult to resell or reuse.
I wanted to do one, but just the mineral oil alone will cost $70-$100 (about $15-$20 a gallon), plus the cost of the pump, radiator, tubing, and container, etc. Then you have to worry about leaks, weeping oil (up the cords), and a big mess if you have to fiddle with any hardware.  IMHO, you MIGHT come out ahead on a large scale if you have enough oil, but you still have to cool it :(


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Kanti on July 09, 2011, 05:55:43 AM
Well I'd have a large enough case to enclose several motherboards etc. and then have all cables connect to a breakout panel to prevent weeping.  As far as cooling goes, you simply pump the oil out of the case and down an inflatable slide/kiddie-pool.  a pump at the end of the slide in the kiddie-pool returns the oil and completes the circuit.  As far as cost goes, you simply have several women in white undergarments slip and slide down for several hours, wrestle, gyrate, and collect fees from onlookers in order to recoup the cost of oil and additional hardware.  After several weekend the mining rig will more than pay for itself, even with several difficulty increases.  Coffee filters can be used to collect any lost body piercings or hair scrunchies that my get lost along the way. 


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: xtoro on July 09, 2011, 09:57:02 AM
Mine isn't spectacular but it has to be nice since I use it in my living room :)

Intel Core2 Quad Q8400 @ 3.7Ghz
Arctic Cooling Freezer 13 CPU Cooler
8GB Crucial Ballistix @1066Mhz OC'ed to 1200Mhz
ASUS P5Q Pro Turbo motherboard
2x Radeon HD 5830's crossfired overclocked GPUs @975Mhz Mem @350Mhz
CoolerMaster CM690 Case w/ 6 Fans and soundproofing foam panels
Thermaltake 750W modular PSU
Scythe fan controller
Raid 0 with 3x Spinpoint F4's (320GB*3=960GB)
250GB Spinpoint F4
1TB External eSATA

Get between 510-590Mh/s depending on my settings at the time.

GPU temps 66-69*C

CPU Temp 40*C

Very nice and quiet, even with all my fans maxed.

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6029/5918117144_d7bba15e26_z.jpg

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6003/5918118200_dc752c771c_z.jpg

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6132/5917556621_0c7d373e23_z.jpg

Still need to work on my cable management a bit more:
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6141/5918121056_ac54de627c_z.jpg

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6143/5918122770_7a8be18a2a_z.jpg

And my 52" Monitor :D

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6133/5917559635_56da129ca8_z.jpg


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: CYPER on July 09, 2011, 11:08:55 AM
whats that black thing that you put on wood ?

Self Adhesive Neoprene Rubber Strip (http://shop.ebay.co.uk/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p5197.m570.l1313&_nkw=neoprene+rubber+strip&_sacat=See-All-Categories) - to absorb vibrations :)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: comboy on July 09, 2011, 11:38:22 AM
First setup, 9 6950's shaders unlock oc to 950. building a new 5 card rig to replace 5 of the single card rigs "trying to lower power use". The 4" duct is rain gutter from home depot thats connected to a 5000 btu window unit.
http://i1223.photobucket.com/albums/dd519/imagexxx/photo.jpg

That's a very interesting approach to the airflow problem.

Also, such wall looks pretty cool I must confess.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Detritus on July 09, 2011, 02:37:16 PM
http://www.stomped.me/pics/100_0253.JPG

http://www.stomped.me/pics/100_0256.JPG

http://www.stomped.me/pics/100_0253.JPG (http://www.stomped.me/pics/100_0253.JPG)
http://www.stomped.me/pics/100_0256.JPG (http://www.stomped.me/pics/100_0256.JPG)
http://www.stomped.me/pics/dashboard.png (http://www.stomped.me/pics/dashboard.png)



Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: ewibit on July 09, 2011, 05:28:48 PM
Hi@all
ist the big Fan blowing in or out of the case?
And how much noise ist with this fan?
how ist it fastened?
TIA


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: ewibit on July 09, 2011, 05:35:39 PM

antec case

what is the exact name of this case?
and how good is it with temperature and noise?
TIA


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: ewibit on July 09, 2011, 05:41:56 PM
http://i940.photobucket.com/albums/ad245/airdatasolutions/miner03.jpg

Finally got my 4th 5830 working on this miner !  Got a great rack/shelf unit for $4.99 at target.  It was in the kitchen utilities section :)  Cards sit nicely on the rack with the pcie connector going through.
Hi  :)
how do you fix the cards on the rack?
TIA :)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: huayra.agera on July 09, 2011, 05:56:08 PM
Hi! I think you can go away now with dummy plugs since 11.7+2.5OCL already solved that limitation. I have 3 GPUs on a machine without crossfire bridges or dummy plugs. Nice rigs! I'll post mine when I get the chance. =)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Detritus on July 09, 2011, 06:10:31 PM

how do you fix the cards on the rack?
TIA :)

Looks like gravity only to me.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: nebiki on July 09, 2011, 06:30:30 PM
5750, doing some server stuff too, Wheezy x64:

http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/551/rig3.jpg

baller keyboard.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: ptshamrock on July 09, 2011, 07:41:01 PM
here are mine :D


[image of 10 Antec DF-85s]


Man that is just awesome. Please post more information.

So far it's 4x5870s, MSI 890FXA-GD70 mobo, Antec DF-85? That all makes sense. But how exactly do you keep it cool?

What are your cores/memory? MH/s? Temps?

It looks like you added a 120m side fan, that case must have amazing cooling to just need 1 more fan to run 4 of those cards.

They look amazing, thanks for posting!

sorry soory..i really had absolutely not time to egt here for posting answers,...but will post tomorrow..some special pictures..more explanations ! thank u !

in the moment they all run @ 950/300 but tis still getting too hot :D avergae 405 mh/s!


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: newMeat1 on July 09, 2011, 07:46:25 PM
Quote
Hi 
how do you fix the cards on the rack?
TIA

Wow, do you really need help with that? I would use: 1. baling wire   2. zip ties    3. duct tape

One of those has to work.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Swishercutter on July 09, 2011, 07:54:21 PM
Quote
Hi 
how do you fix the cards on the rack?
TIA

Wow, do you really need help with that? I would use: 1. baling wire   2. zip ties    3. duct tape

One of those has to work.

I never pass up a sale on zip ties.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Vladimir on July 09, 2011, 08:01:54 PM
http://www.imageurlhost.com/images/pkafspc1xop5tnpmt14_black-cables.png

DC3, power cables

Tell me how big your power cable is and I'll tell you how many Ghps you have.  ;D



Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: ptshamrock on July 09, 2011, 08:07:15 PM

antec case

what is the exact name of this case?
and how good is it with temperature and noise?
TIA


http://www.antec.com/Believe_it/product.php?id=MjQyMg==

DF-85 !

I added an 120fan at the side...

itsd great..but i still had to get seperators inbetween the cards to optimize airflow and have 2 extra ac`s and 3 big standing fans!


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Detritus on July 09, 2011, 08:48:41 PM
Quote
Gigabyte GA-770T-D3L - 52.52
AMD Athlon II X2 250 - 43.50
4x 1GB XFX HD 5870 - 142.78 each (571.15)
Corsair HX850W - 121.98
Kingston 2GB 1333MHz DDR3 RAM KVR1333D3N9/2G - 12.85
3x 120mm Coolermaster SickleFLow 2000rpm Blue LED Quiet Case Fan - 5.39 each (16.16)
8GB Kingston DTIG3/8GB USB DataTraveller G3, USB2 Pen Drive - 7.70
4x Risers 1x - 5.69 (22.76)
==============================================================
Total = ~850

.
.
.

Custom made wooden box/case with Neoprene Rubber strip where the cards are resting on the plank as to absorb vibration.



Nice work there. I like the craftsmanship shown.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Detritus on July 09, 2011, 08:50:21 PM
Hey Cypher, What script and/or miner are you using in that one pic showing PuTTy?

No script, that's just command line tools.

watch -n 15 DISPLAY=:0.0 aticonfig --odgt --adapter=all


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: sethmo on July 09, 2011, 09:10:20 PM


Anyone know the script/prog running at the bottom that shows combined hashrates and what not?


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Detritus on July 09, 2011, 09:21:47 PM


Anyone know the script/prog running at the bottom that shows combined hashrates and what not?

looks like smartminer


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: teukon on July 09, 2011, 09:25:21 PM
I foolishly ordered a pair of Zalman ZF3000A coolers for my non-reference 5850 cards; they didn't really fit but I decided to mount them anyway.

The system was mounted on a wooden board courtesy of BlightyCoin http://www.blightycoin.com/ (http://www.blightycoin.com/).

http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/2848/95pic0.jpg

http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/6964/95pic1.jpg

http://img192.imageshack.us/img192/4640/57pic2.jpg

http://img607.imageshack.us/img607/7536/75pic3.jpg


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: blackgold on July 09, 2011, 09:37:31 PM
Original Build thread is over @ ozco.in https://ozco.in/forums/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=51

http://i.imgur.com/ulN5Yh.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/btvRch.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/m2v8Th.jpg


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: sharky112065 on July 10, 2011, 12:12:12 AM
The computers on the floor each have 3x 6970's The computer in the rack with the blue lights has 1x 6970. Sorry for the crappy picture, I took it on my cellphone.

http://i701.photobucket.com/albums/ww16/sharky112065/CIMG0440.jpg


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: haydent on July 10, 2011, 12:18:20 AM

just when i thought that OC was stable...  ;)

http://www.greenpeace.org/international/Global/international/photos/climate/2010/deepwater-horizon-rigfire.jpg



Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: myjack on July 10, 2011, 12:32:21 AM
Another Coke-Rig. A bit more stable than the one built by Atroxes :-)

Mining with 3 GPU's:
1. Sapphire HD5870 | 900MHz/300MHz | 408 MHash/s | 62.5C
2. ASUS HD5870 | 1000MHz/300MHz | 452 MHash/s | 74 C
3. Sapphire HD5870 | 900MHz/300MHz | 408 MHash/s | 66C

Power consumption: 605 Watts

http://www.abload.de/thumb/img005du03.jpg (http://www.abload.de/img/img005du03.jpg) http://www.abload.de/thumb/img006fuht.jpg (http://www.abload.de/img/img006fuht.jpg) http://www.abload.de/thumb/img010onyc.jpg (http://www.abload.de/img/img010onyc.jpg) http://www.abload.de/thumb/img013zncf.jpg (http://www.abload.de/img/img013zncf.jpg) http://www.abload.de/thumb/img0147n3r.jpg (http://www.abload.de/img/img0147n3r.jpg) http://www.abload.de/thumb/img015sn44.jpg (http://www.abload.de/img/img015sn44.jpg) http://www.abload.de/thumb/img0339n8j.jpg (http://www.abload.de/img/img0339n8j.jpg) http://www.abload.de/thumb/img034gu1r.jpg (http://www.abload.de/img/img034gu1r.jpg) http://www.abload.de/thumb/img035su7l.jpg (http://www.abload.de/img/img035su7l.jpg)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Detritus on July 10, 2011, 12:37:54 AM
Another Coke-Rig. A bit more stable than the one built by Atroxes :-)

Mining with 3 GPU's:
1. Sapphire HD5870 | 900MHz/300MHz | 408 MHash/s | 62.5C
2. ASUS HD5870 | 1000MHz/300MHz | 452 MHash/s | 74 C
3. Sapphire HD5870 | 900MHz/300MHz | 408 MHash/s | 66C

Power consumption: 605 Watts



Clever, I like that!  What PSU is that? I like the idea of having that many. and that long of braid covered PCI-e power.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Detritus on July 10, 2011, 12:40:02 AM
The computers on the floor each have 3x 6970's The computer in the rack with the blue lights has 1x 6970. Sorry for the crappy picture, I took it on my cellphone.



I'm going to building my own version of that Monday or Tuesday and I get the parts to finish my next aluminum tube rig.

I'll take some pictures.


You do what you have to do get rid of that heat, don't you?


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: myjack on July 10, 2011, 12:42:11 AM
Another Coke-Rig. A bit more stable than the one built by Atroxes :-)

Mining with 3 GPU's:
1. Sapphire HD5870 | 900MHz/300MHz | 408 MHash/s | 62.5C
2. ASUS HD5870 | 1000MHz/300MHz | 452 MHash/s | 74 C
3. Sapphire HD5870 | 900MHz/300MHz | 408 MHash/s | 66C

Power consumption: 605 Watts



Clever, I like that!  What PSU is that? I like the idea of having that many. and that long of braid covered PCI-e power.


Its a Super Flower SF-800P14XE


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Detritus on July 10, 2011, 12:59:34 AM

Its a Super Flower SF-800P14XE

I like the reviews I've read on that, and the price point, but I haven't found a vendor yet that carries them.
Where did you get it?


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: myjack on July 10, 2011, 01:05:19 AM

Its a Super Flower SF-800P14XE

I like the reviews I've read on that, and the price point, but I haven't found a vendor yet that carries them.
Where did you get it?

Amazon Germany (http://www.amazon.de/Super-Flower-SF-800P14XE-Modular-PC-Netzteil/dp/B003QJ2AVO)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Detritus on July 10, 2011, 01:10:47 AM
That's too bad. They don't seem to be available from a US vendor, or I would defiantly try one out.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: scar on July 10, 2011, 05:43:28 AM


Anyone know the script/prog running at the bottom that shows combined hashrates and what not?

that's Autominer with an xmlrpc patch: http://forum.bitcoin.org/index.php?topic=19861.0


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Atroxes on July 10, 2011, 02:54:55 PM
Another Coke-Rig. A bit more stable than the one built by Atroxes :-)

Mine was perfectly stable. The GFX cards weren't fastened to anything but the PCI-E slots, but everything else was secured with stripwires. It was a temporary chassis though, so I didn't want to spend hours sawing, drilling, cutting and screwing.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Imagex on July 10, 2011, 03:09:18 PM
http://www.imageurlhost.com/images/pkafspc1xop5tnpmt14_black-cables.png

DC3, power cables

Tell me how big your power cable is and I'll tell you how many Ghps you have.  ;D



120 volt 40 amps  ;D


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: dalson on July 10, 2011, 03:11:43 PM
http://btcbase.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/btcbase-rack.jpg

greetings, btcbase dalson


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Serge on July 10, 2011, 03:15:04 PM

What kind of GPU temps are you getting with your setup?






Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: dalson on July 10, 2011, 03:16:30 PM
5850 @ 940/340 Temp 68-72C
6870 @ 940/340 Temp 72-76C (the bottom card is about 58C though)

edit: as seen here > http://btcbase.com/2011/07/08/btcbase-mining-stats/
more pics here > http://btcbase.com/2011/07/06/btcbase-mining-rack/

got a good airflow in that room, it was already used as my office server-housing (might post some pics of the cooling-system on my blog during this week)

greetings, btcbase dalson


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Detritus on July 10, 2011, 08:36:14 PM
New prototype venting.


I'm liking the how effective it is.

Monday I'm moving two more rigs into the same style open frame cases, stacking them all, and making a
permanent and less craptastic manifold for the blower.

http://www.stomped.me/pics/100_0257.JPG
http://www.stomped.me/pics/100_0257.JPG (http://www.stomped.me/pics/100_0257.JPG)
http://www.stomped.me/pics/100_0259.JPG (http://www.stomped.me/pics/100_0259.JPG)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Hawkix on July 10, 2011, 08:47:24 PM
+1 for that C++ book. Solid base .. erhm .. even for a fan :)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: sprawl on July 11, 2011, 03:59:15 PM
I wanted a rig that is stealthy/unobstrusive (no large blinking gamer box with see-though-sides or open/hanging designs) and has a good resale value after 6-18 months of usage.

Here's what I got:

  • 2x Sapphire Radeon HD 6990, 2x 2GB GDDR5, DVI, 4x mini DisplayPort (http://www.sapphiretech.com/presentation/product/product_index.aspx?leg=&psn=000101&pid=1114&lid=1)
  • Sharkoon Rebel12 Economy black (http://www.sharkoon.com/?q=en/node/1134)
  • Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD5, 990FX (http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3891#ov)
  • Corsair AX 1200W PSU (http://www.corsair.com/power-supplies/modular-psus/professional-series-gold-2/ax1200.html) (no surprise here :-))
  • AMD Athlon II X2 240e, 2x 2.80GHz, boxed
  • Kingston ValueRAM DIMM 4GB
  • 3x Scythe GentleTyphoon 5400, 120x120x25mm, 5400rpm (http://61.58.39.140/products/casefan/gentle-typhoon-12cm-high-speed.html)

http://www.abload.de/img/mmk4_bitcoin_forum_04rny1.jpg

The three fans are located at the upper backside (blowing inwards), on the left side next to the GPUs (blowing inwards) and at the front (blowing out). The GPUs were running at approx. 94C, so I added two cardbox tunnels to prevent the gpu's fan from short-circuiting the hot air from the inner air outlet:

http://www.abload.de/img/mmk4_bitcoin_forum_02x7gh.jpg
http://www.abload.de/img/mmk4_bitcoin_forum_05wuv7.jpg
http://www.abload.de/img/mmk4_bitcoin_forum_07fuzr.jpg
http://www.abload.de/img/mmk4_bitcoin_forum_06huvi.jpg

Using this setup, the GPUs are running at 74-78C (880 MHz core and 1250 MHz memory clock). Using Diabolo miner, I'm getting ~1420 MHh/s. It's been running for three weeks without any problems.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: neotrino on July 12, 2011, 01:24:36 AM
New prototype venting.


I'm liking the how effective it is.

Monday I'm moving two more rigs into the same style open frame cases, stacking them all, and making a
permanent and less craptastic manifold for the blower.

http://www.stomped.me/pics/100_0257.JPG
http://www.stomped.me/pics/100_0257.JPG (http://www.stomped.me/pics/100_0257.JPG)
http://www.stomped.me/pics/100_0259.JPG (http://www.stomped.me/pics/100_0259.JPG)

I think that you shouldn't put paper, carton or anything easily inflammable near your rig, don't think?


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Detritus on July 12, 2011, 02:02:30 AM

I think that you shouldn't put paper, carton or anything easily inflammable near your rig, don't think?

lots of guys build rigs on top of old motherboard boxes, plywood, and other materials, this is no different. I've seen  really nice rigs made entirely from wood. And  no, i don't think it's that dangerous. Everything is fuse and breaker protected, and we build with flammable materials in our homes and offices all the time.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: fitty on July 12, 2011, 02:23:17 AM

I think that you shouldn't put paper, carton or anything easily inflammable near your rig, don't think?

lots of guys build rigs on top of old motherboard boxes, plywood, and other materials, this is no different. I've seen  really nice rigs made entirely from wood. And  no, i don't think it's that dangerous. Everything is fuse and breaker protected, and we build with flammable materials in our homes and offices all the time.

It would have to heat up to 200-300-400c before it caught fire. Even if the cooling failed the computer would crash/shut off long before that. The fan would melt off long before that.

Black asphalt in the summer is probably hotter and I'm not aware of cardboard bursting into flames.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: lacedwithkerosene on July 12, 2011, 06:14:19 AM
The problem is not that the computer is going to act like a stove and start the cardboard on fire via heat transfer, but that if the computer happens to catch on fire, it's going to spread easily via the cardboard.

Take it from someone who's seen a lot of bitcoin mining accidents in his day.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Detritus on July 12, 2011, 10:42:40 AM
The problem is not that the computer is going to act like a stove and start the cardboard on fire via heat transfer, but that if the computer happens to catch on fire, it's going to spread easily via the cardboard.

Take it from someone who's seen a lot of bitcoin mining accidents in his day.

Ehh, No big deal. There are about 50 different flame proofing treatments for cardboard on the market. You just paint / spray the products on thick enough to penetrate the cardboard, let it dry, and the cardboard will no longer support a flame. I think it's totally over kill, in reality, but it's cheap and easy to do.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: jamesg on July 12, 2011, 09:47:41 PM
New prototype venting.


I'm liking the how effective it is.

Monday I'm moving two more rigs into the same style open frame cases, stacking them all, and making a
permanent and less craptastic manifold for the blower.

http://www.stomped.me/pics/100_0257.JPG
http://www.stomped.me/pics/100_0257.JPG (http://www.stomped.me/pics/100_0257.JPG)
http://www.stomped.me/pics/100_0259.JPG (http://www.stomped.me/pics/100_0259.JPG)

Do you have a link to buy a blower fan like that?


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: hennessy on July 13, 2011, 07:55:32 AM
This is our final setup, two rigs with four 5830 each. All cards currently clocked at 950Mhz, hottest card at 69C (The one in the middle at the bottom).
We had them all four squeezed together on the board but they just got too hot (80C @ 900Mhz), so I built this frame to rise one card up and also fix the others in place.

http://img839.imageshack.us/img839/3935/foto11ru.th.jpg (http://img839.imageshack.us/i/foto11ru.jpg/)
http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/2209/foto21h.th.jpg (http://img18.imageshack.us/i/foto21h.jpg/)
http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/2644/foto31z.th.jpg (http://img64.imageshack.us/i/foto31z.jpg/)
http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/6272/foto41gr.th.jpg (http://img31.imageshack.us/i/foto41gr.jpg/)

Image quality is kinda bad, I will post better pictures as soon as I get my hands on a real camera.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: trouserless on July 13, 2011, 01:22:49 PM
yes those are lego...and duplo...It's a holdover until I get some time to build the wood frame.  Two 6970's at ~360MH/s on stock voltage and one 5830 at 270MH/s, also on stock voltage...all running on linuxcoin.  Using the GPU fans @ 50% they all hover around 73C in my basement drawing 720 watts.

http://www.temple.net/btc/2011-07-10_23-07-28_414.jpg


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: cicada on July 13, 2011, 01:44:44 PM
yes those are lego...and duplo...It's a holdover until I get some time to build the wood frame. 

Kick. Ass.

I say a few dabs of super-glue and forego the wooden frame all together ;)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: rearwheels on July 14, 2011, 03:16:29 AM
yes those are lego...and duplo...It's a holdover until I get some time to build the wood frame.  Two 6970's at ~360MH/s on stock voltage and one 5830 at 270MH/s, also on stock voltage...all running on linuxcoin.  Using the GPU fans @ 50% they all hover around 73C in my basement drawing 720 watts.


You need one of these running linux coin. :)
I used to make and sell them, but it's too time consuming as I hand make each one.

http://www.brick-flash-drive.com/images/flash_drive_after.png


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: 2weiX on July 14, 2011, 02:11:57 PM
Mounted on plywood.
The frame (GPU suspension) is made from old STABIL Metal Building Kit (http://home.arcor.de/stabil_baukasten_modelle/) parts I inherited from my dad and borrowed from my 8yo son.  :-*

A fourth GPU is forthcoming, as are two big-ass case fans that I will somehow mount on this so they blow inbetweeen the cards.

I will add a third dummyplug and put that thing into a friends basement for free electricity, remote-controlled with logmein.
the cards are 6950 (1GB unflasheable) running at 840core / 800mem for 1050mHash/s altogether.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v450/2weiX/rig.jpg




Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: mikeo on July 14, 2011, 05:10:06 PM
Mounted on plywood.
The frame (GPU suspension) is made from old STABIL Metal Building Kit (http://home.arcor.de/stabil_baukasten_modelle/) parts I inherited from my dad and borrowed from my 8yo son.  :-*

A fourth GPU is forthcoming, as are two big-ass case fans that I will somehow mount on this so they blow inbetweeen the cards.

I will add a third dummyplug and put that thing into a friends basement for free electricity, remote-controlled with logmein.
the cards are 6950 (1GB unflasheable) running at 840core / 800mem for 1050mHash/s altogether.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v450/2weiX/rig.jpg



Like the materials you used -- very functional while being inexpensive.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: NetTecture on July 14, 2011, 07:34:08 PM
Hm, after seeing this, is Vladimir the only serious miner here?

I mean, dont get me wrong - nice setup. But the return on investment is a joke, or? Below 30 or so graphjics cards is makes hardly any sense to go through this trouble ;)

;) Coming, oh coming ;) Just ordered some cards today ;)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: ewibit on July 14, 2011, 07:36:25 PM
This is our final setup, two rigs with four 5830 each. All cards currently clocked at 950Mhz, hottest card at 69C (The one in the middle at the bottom).
Hi
is the big fan blowing up or down?
(and what ist the exact name of the fan? is it loud and how many rpm?)
TIA


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Reckman on July 14, 2011, 07:38:18 PM
Hm, after seeing this, is Vladimir the only serious miner here?

I mean, dont get me wrong - nice setup. But the return on investment is a joke, or? Below 30 or so graphjics cards is makes hardly any sense to go through this trouble ;)

;) Coming, oh coming ;) Just ordered some cards today ;)

Name another legal investment with this sort of ROI


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Olly_K on July 14, 2011, 08:20:24 PM
Hm, after seeing this, is Vladimir the only serious miner here?

I mean, dont get me wrong - nice setup. But the return on investment is a joke, or? Below 30 or so graphjics cards is makes hardly any sense to go through this trouble ;)

;) Coming, oh coming ;) Just ordered some cards today ;)

did you order 30 graphics cards ? Because apparently, "Below 30 or so graphjics cards is makes hardly any sense to go through this trouble"  ::)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: NetTecture on July 14, 2011, 08:30:18 PM
No.

Mining with 3.

Outstanding order 77 x 6970.

Starting with 16 computers, 2 racks full ;)

;) So, not 30 ;)

Even that is not a really good income, but it is worth renting a room and going through all the trouble to get a good setup and industrial power ;)

So, I see this as a starter ;)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: BitcoinRigs.com on July 14, 2011, 09:34:54 PM
Hm, after seeing this, is Vladimir the only serious miner here?
I wish we could post photos of our racks so you could see what a serious mining farm looks like, but they are in a secure, professional hosting facility that does not allow photography.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Mousepotato on July 14, 2011, 09:40:56 PM
I wish we could post photos of our racks so you could see what a serious mining farm looks like, but they are in a secure, professional hosting facility that does not allow photography.

Game, set, match.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: badfrog on July 15, 2011, 08:18:50 AM
Hey Guys, just wanted to Post here what i got.

Currently im going to buy a 19 Rack with around 32HU to Mount 8 Computers inside.
First Cases are on its way, and ill rebuild in the next days.

But so far,This is what i got :
http://img6.imagebanana.com/img/5vcr0xde/thumb/P6132580.JPG (http://www.imagebanana.com/view/5vcr0xde/P6132580.JPG)

Those are both PC's (Server and Main) working :
http://img6.imagebanana.com/img/sdeqz7ox/thumb/working.jpg (http://www.imagebanana.com/view/sdeqz7ox/working.jpg)

And this is my Operators Position ;) :
http://img6.imagebanana.com/img/yq20j6iq/thumb/P6132581.JPG (http://www.imagebanana.com/view/yq20j6iq/P6132581.JPG)

Greetings From Germany,
Frog


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: stellan0r on July 15, 2011, 08:56:40 AM
Hey Guys, just wanted to Post here what i got.

Currently im going to buy a 19 Rack with around 32HU to Mount 8 Computers inside.
First Cases are on its way, and ill rebuild in the next days.

Greetings From Germany,
Frog

How do you deal with the noise and electricity costs? (und welchen Anbieter hast du? :) )




Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: badfrog on July 15, 2011, 09:32:17 AM
Hey,

Noise will be no Problem, due when Time has come ill build up tha Rack in a "real Serverroom" in the basement.
It will be air-conditioned and every Server will has its own fuse.
Due we have a "Dachs" http://www.senertec.de/derdachs.html (Block Heating Power Plant) in Island Operational Mode in the basement,
which means, it can run without any Power Needed to start, i dont need any USV's.

Well, and with the power consumption, well see, maybe we will be a industiral Consumer someday. :D
(My Brother Already founded an IT-Company)

Greetings,
Frog


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: stellan0r on July 15, 2011, 01:24:39 PM
Hey,

Noise will be no Problem, due when Time has come ill build up tha Rack in a "real Serverroom" in the basement.
It will be air-conditioned and every Server will has its own fuse.
Due we have a "Dachs" http://www.senertec.de/derdachs.html (Block Heating Power Plant) in Island Operational Mode in the basement,
which means, it can run without any Power Needed to start, i dont need any USV's.

Well, and with the power consumption, well see, maybe we will be a industiral Consumer someday. :D
(My Brother Already founded an IT-Company)

Greetings,
Frog


Nice Dachs :) Just need my own house now, then I can have a Dachs, too ;)

(Luft der mit Gas oder l bei dir? - was zahlst du fr den Brennstoff fr maximale Leistung?)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: badfrog on July 15, 2011, 02:05:42 PM
Its Running on Gas.

1KWH to buy, is around 35 Cent for us.
Generate it (Only with Gas, the Water is not in the Calculating) is around 30 Cent.

Only thing is, it Only Runs when its Cold outside, or its needed (Electricity Failure).
So in Summer, it runs not much.

Greetings


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: mastergamer on July 15, 2011, 03:49:22 PM
30 cent? u mean in euro?
Thats horrible, i wouldn start mining on this prices. I pay 22cent and this is nearly even too much.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: gellimac on July 15, 2011, 05:10:01 PM
In france I pay 0.09 the kWh it is the standart price ^^


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: CYPER on July 15, 2011, 05:46:57 PM
In france I pay 0.09 the kWh it is the standart price ^^

Very good price.

Here in London I pay 0.103p = 0.12 Euro.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: gellimac on July 15, 2011, 05:53:32 PM
it is thanks to nuclear power plant  ;D


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: NetTecture on July 15, 2011, 07:28:37 PM
Add me with 6.5 cents ;) 9 cents is the internal cost that my data center is getting per kwh to cover rent and all that stuff ;) Like onsite admins ;)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: badfrog on July 15, 2011, 07:32:25 PM
Yeah 0.30 ...
I know it sucks, but mining still is profitable. ;D

Greetings,
Frog


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: EpicBacon on July 15, 2011, 10:25:39 PM
What's a case?
http://www.mediafire.com/imgbnc.php/1bff720d73625bfb12d6c08ff794c5b59520777965ebeb343a0c0b6ff522de356g.jpg


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: mastergamer on July 16, 2011, 08:33:13 PM
wtf man? is this tape, to fix the fan?  ;D



Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: sniper_sniperson on July 16, 2011, 08:40:14 PM
Obviously Bacon is not worrying about short circuits ...


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: mikeo on July 16, 2011, 08:55:37 PM
I have to ask, Bacon. What do you use the hammer for, to turn it on/off? ;-)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Swishercutter on July 16, 2011, 09:39:59 PM
I have to ask, Bacon. What do you use the hammer for, to turn it on/off? ;-)

That was to nail the mobo down...duh.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: topslop1 on July 16, 2011, 11:24:33 PM
Got a 5830 in there finally.  300 hash.  Will be setting up a 4x5830 soon.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v198/topslop1/2011-07-16_19-11-38_760.jpg?t=1310858609



Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: mike678 on July 17, 2011, 12:48:32 AM
Got a 5830 in there finally.  300 hash.  Will be setting up a 4x5830 soon.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v198/topslop1/2011-07-16_19-11-38_760.jpg?t=1310858609


I want to give you some advice that I learned the hard way if your going to get 4 5830's don't leave them in a case or sandwiched on the mobo if you plan to overclock at all. I have to go to extreme lengths to keep my cards cool and I regret not going caseless.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: topslop1 on July 17, 2011, 05:01:14 AM
What do you recommend for going caseless?  And isn't it a bit difficult to not sandwhich them on the mobo?  I was looking at this motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128514  Is that fine to use or would you recommend something different?  Thank you for your input, I'm def interested in what advice you have.


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I want to give you some advice that I learned the hard way if your going to get 4 5830's don't leave them in a case or sandwiched on the mobo if you plan to overclock at all. I have to go to extreme lengths to keep my cards cool and I regret not going caseless.
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Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: jme621 on July 17, 2011, 08:18:56 AM
this is cheaper and will run 4 with the right extenders/adapters
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138318


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: checkmate on July 17, 2011, 10:51:29 AM
this is cheaper and will run 4 with the right extenders/adapters
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138318

Some ferret is sucking your nipple; how can I take you seriously?


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: stellan0r on July 17, 2011, 10:57:19 AM

Some ferret is sucking your nipple; how can I take you seriously?

dude it's a face, not a breast. go back to school, you missed biology classes ;)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: EpicBacon on July 17, 2011, 11:55:56 AM
wtf man? is this tape, to fix the fan?  ;D
I use masking tape all day every day. (It's holding the fan in place above the cards that are close together to keep them cool)

this is cheaper and will run 4 with the right extenders/adapters
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138318
That is the exact mobo I am using in my caseless rig I posted above with 4 5830's.

I have to ask, Bacon. What do you use the hammer for, to turn it on/off? ;-)

That was to nail the mobo down...duh.
I actually use the screwdriver right beside the hammer to turn it on (no joke). I was using the reverse side of the hammer to open delicious cans of sprite while working on my rigs. (I fail at opening them with my fingers)

Obviously Bacon is not worrying about short circuits ...
What's a short circuit? ;)
http://www.mediafire.com/imgbnc.php/ede81354d9b6cb29626ab615f3124d374e5574e2f1560117c6d7fb6af00d143b6g.jpg
This is one of my rather boring caseless rigs.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Nilarium on July 17, 2011, 12:35:16 PM
http://s50.radikal.ru/i130/1107/24/305e149051c7.jpg


Title: LoL cat miners
Post by: Detritus on July 17, 2011, 05:11:51 PM
http://www.stomped.me/pics/100_0310.JPG
IM IN UR RIG, MININ UR BTC!


Title: Re: LoL cat miners
Post by: Yannick on July 18, 2011, 12:12:16 AM

IM IN UR RIG, MININ UR BTC!

LOL


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: CYPER on July 18, 2011, 12:36:12 AM
http://img41.imageshack.us/img41/7117/201008011577scratchcomp.jpg


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Sideways on July 18, 2011, 04:43:59 AM

Do you get better temps with the plastic off the Gfx card? I've been wondering if that will help, or hinder since I would think the designers meant for it to channel the ait thu the heatsinks..


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Nilarium on July 18, 2011, 09:25:04 AM

Do you get better temps with the plastic off the Gfx card? I've been wondering if that will help, or hinder since I would think the designers meant for it to channel the ait thu the heatsinks..
no i didnt
temp on memory higher
on gpu same temp
temp on VRM i think increased also
so i didnt get better temps


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Crazy rider89 on July 18, 2011, 10:06:00 AM

Do you get better temps with the plastic off the Gfx card? I've been wondering if that will help, or hinder since I would think the designers meant for it to channel the ait thu the heatsinks..
no i didnt
temp on memory higher
on gpu same temp
temp on vddc i think increased also
so i didnt get better temps

remove a bit of dust!  :P


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: onis_uk on July 18, 2011, 06:24:25 PM
2x HD6950 760 Mhash/s...

http://server3.uploadit.org/files/dominic-IMG_5122small.jpg


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: stellan0r on July 18, 2011, 09:34:03 PM
2x HD6950 760 Mhash/s...


nice cooler! how well does it work?


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: onis_uk on July 19, 2011, 06:03:00 AM
2x HD6950 760 Mhash/s...


nice cooler! how well does it work?

very well ! i7 @ 3.8ghz 100% cpu= about 70c  8)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: karbonxx on July 19, 2011, 09:10:00 PM

http://img840.imageshack.us/img840/3094/img0511d.jpg

http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/2425/img0512aq.jpg

My octopus A/C provides cool air directly to the Graphic Cards. I have 6 rigs currently.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: MaGNeT on July 19, 2011, 09:28:01 PM
this is cheaper and will run 4 with the right extenders/adapters
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138318

Some ferret is sucking your nipple; how can I take you seriously?

My girlfriends ferret is sleeping on my lap now... I love this clown... :P


Title: Go get yours and lets race!!
Post by: Detritus on July 20, 2011, 01:37:53 AM
http://www.stomped.me/pics/vent/100_0315.JPG


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: shotgun on July 20, 2011, 02:07:59 AM
It's not a pic of tits, but it's almost as nice. Here's the current state of my rack. Monitor on left. Boxes listed top to bottom.

http://i.imgur.com/vzGAd.jpg

Ultra40 #1 (2x 6870 (MSI and ASUS))
Ultra40 #2 (2x 6870 (MSI and ASUS))
Quad0 box (Currently 2x6950 MSI, room for two more 5770 single slot versions). Running a Sapphire Pure-Black MB with 4xPCIe slots.
Sun X4600-M2 not running
Sun X2100 #1 not running but maybe it will provide H/A for the next box...
Sun X2100 #2 running BTC-Mining-Proxy, apache/mysql, monitoring apps
Tres0 (2x 6870 MSI Hawk, 1x XFX 5770) room for one more single slot 5770. Running a Sapphire Pure-Black MB with 4xPCIe slots.
Tres1 (2x 6870 MSI Hawk, 1x XFX 5770) room for one more single slot 5770. Running a Sapphire Pure-Black MB with 4xPCIe slots.
APC-SmartUPS-1500VA

 I'm planning on removing the ultra40 boxes and replacing them with duplicates of the custom builds (the tres0 and tres1 boxes). And of course I'll be removing the X4600M2 box since it's taking up space and I'm not utilizing it... so that and the rest of the empty space will be filled with more boxes like the tres0.

I have more delta fans coming this week that will push 240cfm each (120mm) and those are going into quad0, tres0, and tres1.

You like?  ;D



Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Detritus on July 20, 2011, 02:17:18 AM
It's not a pic of tits, but it's almost as nice. Here's the current state of my rack. Monitor on left. Boxes listed top to bottom.
.
.
.
You like?  ;D

http://i.imgur.com/nYWmt.jpg

Now that's a clean build!

I am so jelly of the SUN rack. :)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: stella on July 20, 2011, 08:49:37 PM
http://www.flickr.com/photos/65443894@N04/5956994245/

Above is the link to my rig with 3 x 5850s @ 1000 MH/s

Below is for my gaming rig turned mining rig with 2 x 6870 @ 600 MH/s

http://www.flickr.com/photos/65443894@N04/5956992731/in/photostream/


The 5850s need some additional fans to cool them down. One of them running above 90'C which is a bit worrying.  :-\



Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: mikeo on July 20, 2011, 09:28:47 PM
http://www.flickr.com/photos/65443894@N04/5956994245/

Above is the link to my rig with 3 x 5850s @ 1000 MH/s

Below is for my gaming rig turned mining rig with 2 x 6870 @ 600 MH/s

http://www.flickr.com/photos/65443894@N04/5956992731/in/photostream/


The 5850s need some additional fans to cool them down. One of them running above 90'C which is a bit worrying.  :-\


Let me guess... it's the top 5850 that's running hot. Get them out of the case for a cooler existence.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: airdata on July 21, 2011, 06:55:14 PM
Here's my latest addition : GD70,Sempron140,2GB,1000w Cougar psu,150gb raptor x :P, 4x5830

http://i940.photobucket.com/albums/ad245/airdatasolutions/IMG_1599.jpg

http://i940.photobucket.com/albums/ad245/airdatasolutions/IMG_1598.jpg


The raptor was the only spare drive I had at home.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: CanaryInTheMine on July 21, 2011, 10:49:01 PM
It's not a pic of tits, but it's almost as nice. Here's the current state of my rack. Monitor on left. Boxes listed top to bottom.

http://i.imgur.com/vzGAd.jpg

Ultra40 #1 (2x 6870 (MSI and ASUS))
Ultra40 #2 (2x 6870 (MSI and ASUS))
Quad0 box (Currently 2x6950 MSI, room for two more 5770 single slot versions). Running a Sapphire Pure-Black MB with 4xPCIe slots.
Sun X4600-M2 not running
Sun X2100 #1 not running but maybe it will provide H/A for the next box...
Sun X2100 #2 running BTC-Mining-Proxy, apache/mysql, monitoring apps
Tres0 (2x 6870 MSI Hawk, 1x XFX 5770) room for one more single slot 5770. Running a Sapphire Pure-Black MB with 4xPCIe slots.
Tres1 (2x 6870 MSI Hawk, 1x XFX 5770) room for one more single slot 5770. Running a Sapphire Pure-Black MB with 4xPCIe slots.
APC-SmartUPS-1500VA

 I'm planning on removing the ultra40 boxes and replacing them with duplicates of the custom builds (the tres0 and tres1 boxes). And of course I'll be removing the X4600M2 box since it's taking up space and I'm not utilizing it... so that and the rest of the empty space will be filled with more boxes like the tres0.

I have more delta fans coming this week that will push 240cfm each (120mm) and those are going into quad0, tres0, and tres1.

You like?  ;D



I like!  I assume most of this didn't cost you much at all...

You might also want to consider this card for the single slot version:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131433


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: CYPER on July 24, 2011, 07:22:58 PM
For anyone interested in building my Custom made wooden box/case
 (http://forum.bitcoin.org/index.php?topic=7216.msg324521#msg324521) here are the dimensions:

http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/8277/bigjr.jpg

Red: 4x Planks 48x3x3cm each
Green: 4x planks (legs) 35x3x3cm each
Blue: 4x Planks 19x3x3cm each
Yellow - 1x Plank 54x2x1.1cm = front metal plate of Video cards sit on it as seen here (http://img683.imageshack.us/img683/8377/p1030058is.jpg).
Orange (small black line was a mistake and is the same thing) - 2x planks each side to support the yellow plank above = 5.5x3x3cm. These are located exactly 21.5cm from the ground.
Long Black = you guessed it right = 19cm gap
Purple are the actual legs and they are part of the green planks. The idea is that there is a gap between the floor and the motherboard and PSU for ventilation. Putting the red and blue planks (the ones sitting closer to the ground) higher or lower will determine that gap.

Not seen in the picture is the 2nd support plank at the back of the construction where the back of the video ards sit as seen in this picture (http://img651.imageshack.us/img651/4395/p1030056a.jpg).
It is exactly the same as yellow above, but attached so that its longer side is vertical to the ground. It sits/starts exactly 14cm from the ground.

Basically you need one main plank with a total length of 4.5m and dimensions of 3x3cm or anything else you prefer :)
Also make sure where the big black line is to put some supporting plank for the motherboard or it will bend nasty. And another supporting plank for the PSU to the right.

The black thing on the video cards support plank is Neoprene Rubber Self-Adhesive Strip. (http://shop.ebay.co.uk/i.html?_trkparms=65%253A12%257C66%253A2%257C39%253A1%257C72%253A4908&rt=nc&_nkw=rubber+adhesive+neoprene&_dmpt=UK_DIY_Materials_Plumbing_MJ&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_sop=15&_sc=1)

For people in the UK: Maplin has cheap standoffs (http://www.maplin.co.uk/motherboard-screwnut-standoff-x-50-37594) that are good for anything. For example I've secured the PSU with them so it doesn't move/slide.

And one suggestion: pre-drill the holes and then put the screws, otherwise the screws will burst the wood if there are no previously created holes for them.
Also place your video cards support planks at whatever height you require.
And if you would like to put 5 cards then you would have to make the whole construction longer than 54cm as the PSU in the way of the last video card as seen here (http://img811.imageshack.us/img811/7692/p1030051w.jpg).

Any questions please ask.



Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Kermee on July 25, 2011, 04:11:48 AM
Half the rigs I'm running are in the garage...

http://i.imgur.com/lKV5U.png

Gotta love yellow 12/2 Romex...

Cheers,
Kermee


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Bengel on July 25, 2011, 04:24:37 AM
Half the rigs I'm running are in the garage...

http://i.imgur.com/lKV5U.png

Gotta love yellow 12/2 Romex...

Cheers,
Kermee

Makes me sad to see a mess like that :(


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Kermee on July 25, 2011, 06:51:36 AM
Makes me sad to see a mess like that :(

Trust me.... Me too. But it works for me for now. -- I did the heat/thermal calculations and I'd basically need 4 tons of AC in the garage to keep it at or around 68F.  So open-air/open-case for now.  Each card runs between 55C-70C depending on the ambient temperature outside.  Garage stays around 120F.

How are you running that without blowing fuses/breakers?

Is your garage specially wired?

I have 200A service/load center to my house.  I added six 20A breakers to the garage just to run that batch of rigs you see in the picture.  I have Kill-A-Watt meter on each rig to make sure I'm at or below 80% load on each 20A branch.

Cheers,
Kermee


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: airdata on July 25, 2011, 01:50:10 PM
Kermee : Great set up !!!  It's nice to have a clean datacenter setup... But I'm partial to the grass roots mobo on box cables all of the place set up. 


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: mikeo on July 25, 2011, 02:11:36 PM
@Kermee: That's 56 GPUs?


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: dISh on July 25, 2011, 07:02:09 PM
Half the rigs I'm running are in the garage...

http://i.imgur.com/lKV5U.png

Gotta love yellow 12/2 Romex...

Cheers,
Kermee


thats a plugNmine job :) luv it
no wasted effort in making things pretty just get it up&running with some air blowing over it


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: johnyj on July 25, 2011, 07:45:50 PM
Half the rigs I'm running are in the garage...

http://i.imgur.com/lKV5U.png

Gotta love yellow 12/2 Romex...

Cheers,
Kermee


I remember some alien-producing center in Crysis has similar structure ;D



Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: airdata on July 25, 2011, 07:57:00 PM
Kermee : What are the specs on those rigs? 


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Bengel on July 25, 2011, 10:18:41 PM

Trust me.... Me too. But it works for me for now. -- I did the heat/thermal calculations and I'd basically need 4 tons of AC in the garage to keep it at or around 68F.  So open-air/open-case for now.  Each card runs between 55C-70C depending on the ambient temperature outside.  Garage stays around 120F.

How are you running that without blowing fuses/breakers?

Is your garage specially wired?

I have 200A service/load center to my house.  I added six 20A breakers to the garage just to run that batch of rigs you see in the picture.  I have Kill-A-Watt meter on each rig to make sure I'm at or below 80% load on each 20A branch.

Cheers,
Kermee

Well the good news is when winter rolls around you can heat your house!

The amount of hardware is impressive... It's like nerd porn.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: mike85123 on July 26, 2011, 12:14:11 AM
Gotta love yellow 12/2 Romex...

I only had to add 3 dedicated circuits in the basement for my setup. It does pay to be an amateur electrician, hiring one would have been expensive!


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Detritus on July 26, 2011, 01:21:14 AM

I only had to add 3 dedicated circuits in the basement for my setup. It does pay to be an amateur electrician, hiring one would have been expensive!

Amen to that. The only way I could run my rigs without running it circuit overloads everywhere was to switch them over to 240v. I'm in an appartment, so my options are limited, but I was able to plugin to the 40AMP 240V outlet for my electric stove, and now all my power problems are over.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: kiwiasian on July 26, 2011, 01:24:11 AM
http://i51.tinypic.com/an1sg8.jpg


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Kermee on July 26, 2011, 03:36:56 AM
Kermee : Great set up !!!  It's nice to have a clean datacenter setup... But I'm partial to the grass roots mobo on box cables all of the place set up. 

Thank you.  I'm planning on 'carving' out a contained room in the garage to house all the rigs after a bit and probably install gable vents to get outside airflow going... I don't think installing a 4 ton A/C unit would be the most effective.  But once I'm able to get a room carved out, I can definitely get the rigs all 'properly' setup.



@Kermee: That's 56 GPUs?

There's twelve 4x5830 rigs and two 3x6970 rigs in this picture.  So 54 GPU's.  You're close!  But you have the right # if all the rigs were 4x.



thats a plugNmine job :) luv it
no wasted effort in making things pretty just get it up&running with some air blowing over it

Thank you. Yeah, first priority was just to get the miners up and running... No matter how 'ugly' it looks... But there is a bit of 'rhyme & reason' on how I did setup the rigs and PSU's.



I remember some alien-producing center in Crysis has similar structure ;D

LOL! I've been found out where I stole the idea from! ;)



Kermee : What are the specs on those rigs? 

Stated above, they're mostly 4x5830 and 3x6970's. Not all of them are mine though. Several of the rigs I'm running for a friend of mine.  Sans the cards, they are:

* MSI 890FXA-GD70 Motherboard
* AMD Sempron 140 CPU
* Single-stick of 2GB DDR3
* El-Cheapo 8GB Flash Drive
* Ubuntu 11.04 Headless using this guide (http://forum.bitcoin.org/index.php?topic=9239.0) with a few tweaks of my own (e.g. Watchdog for failed GPU or lockup).



Well the good news is when winter rolls around you can heat your house!

The amount of hardware is impressive... It's like nerd porn.

Tell me about it... I think with the garage door *CLOSED* it hits 140F ambient.  I didn't test it long enough to see if it went over 140F... No worries about winter for sure!



Amen to that. The only way I could run my rigs without running it circuit overloads everywhere was to switch them over to 240v. I'm in an appartment, so my options are limited, but I was able to plugin to the 40AMP 240V outlet for my electric stove, and now all my power problems are over.

That's GENIUS.  All my heating, stoves, water-heater, etc. are NG (including my clothes dryer) so I didn't have any existing 240V 3-pole breakers in my load center.  But tapping into a 40A 240V breaker is genius for sure.



I only had to add 3 dedicated circuits in the basement for my setup. It does pay to be an amateur electrician, hiring one would have been expensive!

Aye.  Electricians aren't cheap, but as long as you know what you're doing... ;)  Once I get a room for the rigs carved out in the garage, I'm going to reroute and properly do the electrical in electrical PVC, etc. so it's all to code.

Cheers,
Kermee


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: digger on July 26, 2011, 08:22:05 AM
4*5850 :D
http://i.imgur.com/FlCRA.jpg



Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Detritus on July 26, 2011, 09:50:51 AM
...was to switch them over to 240v. I'm in an appartment, so my options are limited, but I was able to plugin to the 40AMP 240V outlet for my electric stove...
Where do you find a 240v adapter for the PSUs?

Or did you stay at 120v and use something like this?

http://www.amazon.com/Jard-Magnetics-10048PC-Fully-Isolated-Transformer/dp/B003AT7CJ0

Nope. The corsair AX1200 I use automatically switches to 240v, and about %4 more efficient at the higher voltage (their stats, I don't have a 240v amp meter)

http://www.horticulturesource.com/hydrofarm-240-volt-8-ballast-power-cord-p6174/?osCsid=87326d44bee99fdc1dd1801cd8383fc3

The same store sells a quality made three socket 240v extension cord too..


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: airdata on July 26, 2011, 12:56:47 PM


http://www.horticulturesource.com/hydrofarm-240-volt-8-ballast-power-cord-p6174/?osCsid=87326d44bee99fdc1dd1801cd8383fc3

The same store sells a quality made three socket 240v extension cord too..
Oh, Nice... That could solve some power problems I have without getting an electrician out to map my power out for me.  Had our electric oven replaced with gas a couple years ago but they may have pulled the socket out :(


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: shotgun on July 26, 2011, 05:13:15 PM
...was to switch them over to 240v. I'm in an appartment, so my options are limited, but I was able to plugin to the 40AMP 240V outlet for my electric stove...
Where do you find a 240v adapter for the PSUs?

Or did you stay at 120v and use something like this?

http://www.amazon.com/Jard-Magnetics-10048PC-Fully-Isolated-Transformer/dp/B003AT7CJ0

Nope. The corsair AX1200 I use automatically switches to 240v, and about %4 more efficient at the higher voltage (their stats, I don't have a 240v amp meter)

http://www.horticulturesource.com/hydrofarm-240-volt-8-ballast-power-cord-p6174/?osCsid=87326d44bee99fdc1dd1801cd8383fc3

The same store sells a quality made three socket 240v extension cord too..

I wouldn't recommend mixing 120v style cords in a 240v power environment. In general, datacenters run C14 power cords for 240v systems: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812115051&nm_mc=OTC-Froogle&cm_mmc=OTC-Froogle-_-Cables-_-Hewlett-Packard-_-12115051

I know from experience, acrid electrical smoke and burnt electronics, that when you expect an outlet to be 120v because of the connector and you plug a 120v switched device into a 240v plug you're just kinda screwed. Best to have the 120v as C13 and 240v as C14. Makes life easier. The power distribution on my rack all runs C14 for this reason.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Swishercutter on July 26, 2011, 07:24:12 PM
...was to switch them over to 240v. I'm in an appartment, so my options are limited, but I was able to plugin to the 40AMP 240V outlet for my electric stove...
Where do you find a 240v adapter for the PSUs?

Or did you stay at 120v and use something like this?

http://www.amazon.com/Jard-Magnetics-10048PC-Fully-Isolated-Transformer/dp/B003AT7CJ0

Nope. The corsair AX1200 I use automatically switches to 240v, and about %4 more efficient at the higher voltage (their stats, I don't have a 240v amp meter)

http://www.horticulturesource.com/hydrofarm-240-volt-8-ballast-power-cord-p6174/?osCsid=87326d44bee99fdc1dd1801cd8383fc3

The same store sells a quality made three socket 240v extension cord too..

I wouldn't recommend mixing 120v style cords in a 240v power environment. In general, datacenters run C14 power cords for 240v systems: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812115051&nm_mc=OTC-Froogle&cm_mmc=OTC-Froogle-_-Cables-_-Hewlett-Packard-_-12115051

I know from experience, acrid electrical smoke and burnt electronics, that when you expect an outlet to be 120v because of the connector and you plug a 120v switched device into a 240v plug you're just kinda screwed. Best to have the 120v as C13 and 240v as C14. Makes life easier. The power distribution on my rack all runs C14 for this reason.

I used the 240v plug that is commonly used on air conditioners (in the US) then just cut the ends from my psu plugs and attached the new plug ends...there can be no mix up that way.  But since I was running new wire/plugs/subpanel I had the choice to use any plug style I wanted.

edit: I am using NEMA 6-20 ends on mine.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Detritus on July 26, 2011, 07:33:00 PM
I know from experience, acrid electrical smoke and burnt electronics, that when you expect an outlet to be 120v because of the connector and you plug a 120v switched device into a 240v plug you're just kinda screwed. Best to have the 120v as C13 and 240v as C14. Makes life easier. The power distribution on my rack all runs C14 for this reason.

Their really isn't anything I can do about the fact that all the commonly available PSU's terminate in a C13 socket. All the better brands auto switch to 240v, and they all come with C13 sockets, not C14.

The male plug ends are NEMA 6-15 which is physically impossible to plug a stand NEMA 5-15 120V cord into, so it's not possible to accidentally plug something else into the 240v outlet. The only possibility for mistake is if you unplugged the C13 end of the cord from the mining rig and plugged it into another  device which can't handle 240v. Which isn't going to happen.

Basicily if it's good end for Corsair, and it's good enough for the Underwriters Laboratory it's good enough for me.




Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: cicada on July 26, 2011, 07:39:36 PM
The male plug ends are NEMA 6-15 which is physically impossible to plug a stand NEMA 5-15 120V cord into, so it's not possible to accidentally plug something else into the 240v outlet. The only possibility for mistake is if you unplugged the C13 end of the cord from the mining rig and plugged it into another  device which can't handle 240v. Which isn't going to happen.

Hey quit derailing the thread!  I want more nerd porn!


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Detritus on July 26, 2011, 07:49:48 PM

Hey quit derailing the thread!  I want more nerd porn!

http://www.stomped.me/pics/nerd-porn.jpg

 :P


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: cicada on July 26, 2011, 08:06:26 PM
LMAO!

Well done sir.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: gizmo256 on July 26, 2011, 08:10:30 PM
How about this one ?!?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLt8Se3vVNg&NR=1

48 Ghs


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Vwlopez3 on July 26, 2011, 09:34:45 PM
This rig is main rig its up for sale if you interested at http://forum.bitcoin.org/index.php?topic=31315.msg394013#msg394013
Havent had the time to take pictures and post them up for a while been running stable for a while.

http://i1086.photobucket.com/albums/j457/Vwlopez3/IMG-20110726-00025.jpg
http://i1086.photobucket.com/albums/j457/Vwlopez3/IMG-20110726-00026.jpg
http://i1086.photobucket.com/albums/j457/Vwlopez3/IMG-20110726-00027.jpg
http://i1086.photobucket.com/albums/j457/Vwlopez3/IMG-20110726-00028.jpg


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: shotgun on July 27, 2011, 07:00:03 PM
I know from experience, acrid electrical smoke and burnt electronics, that when you expect an outlet to be 120v because of the connector and you plug a 120v switched device into a 240v plug you're just kinda screwed. Best to have the 120v as C13 and 240v as C14. Makes life easier. The power distribution on my rack all runs C14 for this reason.

Their really isn't anything I can do about the fact that all the commonly available PSU's terminate in a C13 socket. All the better brands auto switch to 240v, and they all come with C13 sockets, not C14.

The male plug ends are NEMA 6-15 which is physically impossible to plug a stand NEMA 5-15 120V cord into, so it's not possible to accidentally plug something else into the 240v outlet. The only possibility for mistake is if you unplugged the C13 end of the cord from the mining rig and plugged it into another  device which can't handle 240v. Which isn't going to happen.

Basicily if it's good end for Corsair, and it's good enough for the Underwriters Laboratory it's good enough for me.




Well, the PSU terminates in a C13 but the other end of the cable is what I'm talking about. The C14 that looks like a reversed plug with a shroud around it is specifically 240v. But whatever works for you, all good. Just speaking from my experience with electronics destruction I prefer to keep plug types separate.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Kermee on July 27, 2011, 07:45:34 PM
Well, the PSU terminates in a C13 but the other end of the cable is what I'm talking about. The C14 that looks like a reversed plug with a shroud around it is specifically 240v. But whatever works for you, all good. Just speaking from my experience with electronics destruction I prefer to keep plug types separate.

It's AC Roulette!  There's 5 plugs which are 120V... And one that's 240V... ;)

Cheers,
Kermee


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: MaGNeT on July 27, 2011, 08:36:05 PM
It's all 230 Volt over here  ;D


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: stellan0r on July 27, 2011, 08:45:52 PM
and also 21 EUROcents/kWh over here....  :o  ::)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Transisto on July 27, 2011, 10:32:50 PM
Long live to this thread,

http://i.imgur.com/VkwoE.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/Ube49.jpg
This configuration has 3 fan, one on top and at each end.

All PSU aren't created equal, I used to power this set of four Gigabyte 5850@900mhz with a another TX650,,, This particular one can't stand 3 card, so here I'm using two PSU.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: ewibit on July 30, 2011, 05:59:31 PM
The black thing on the video cards support plank is Neoprene Rubber Self-Adhesive Strip. (http://shop.ebay.co.uk/i.html?_trkparms=65%253A12%257C66%253A2%257C39%253A1%257C72%253A4908&rt=nc&_nkw=rubber+adhesive+neoprene&_dmpt=UK_DIY_Materials_Plumbing_MJ&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_sop=15&_sc=1)
Any questions please ask.
for what reason is this Neoprene Rubber?
TIA


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: hdfxst on July 30, 2011, 08:30:45 PM
some scrap wood and dry wall screws,it's not pretty but it works well

http://img688.imageshack.us/img688/3603/picture006tg.th.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/688/picture006tg.jpg/)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: stellan0r on July 30, 2011, 08:53:15 PM
The black thing on the video cards support plank is Neoprene Rubber Self-Adhesive Strip. (http://shop.ebay.co.uk/i.html?_trkparms=65%253A12%257C66%253A2%257C39%253A1%257C72%253A4908&rt=nc&_nkw=rubber+adhesive+neoprene&_dmpt=UK_DIY_Materials_Plumbing_MJ&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_sop=15&_sc=1)
Any questions please ask.
for what reason is this Neoprene Rubber?
TIA

making sure there a no vibrations from the gfx card fans transmitted to the wooden frame which could cause additional noise


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: BitPorium on July 31, 2011, 04:20:15 AM
Here is my first dedicated miner. Cards oc'd to 950. get about 1.3~1.5 GHash/s. Dual 700W PSU's recycled from an old build. theres a 7000 btu AC blowing right on it! and a 10,000 btu AC cooling the room. Max temps are about 65c
http://img808.imageshack.us/img808/4696/20110731001207.jpg


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: jme621 on July 31, 2011, 04:23:00 AM
Here is my first dedicated miner. Cards oc'd to 950. get about 1.3~1.5 GHash/s. Dual 700W PSU's recycled from an old build. theres a 7000 btu AC blowing right on it! and a 10,000 btu AC cooling the room. Max temps are about 65c



what cards? look like 5830s but wanted to make sure


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Nilarium on July 31, 2011, 10:34:49 AM
Here is my first dedicated miner. Cards oc'd to 950. get about 1.3~1.5 GHash/s. Dual 700W PSU's recycled from an old build. theres a 7000 btu AC blowing right on it! and a 10,000 btu AC cooling the room. Max temps are about 65c



what cards? look like 5830s but wanted to make sure
its 5830 for sure


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: zx9r on July 31, 2011, 03:40:34 PM
Here it is mine. 3x5850

Temps are about 75 with card fans at 70-80%

Where would be the better place to add another fan ? (the one you can see at the right of the photo)

http://i55.tinypic.com/zkmkqb.jpg



Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Reckman on July 31, 2011, 10:45:01 PM
god i love gigabyte cards they look so sexy =) big heatsinks and what not


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: BitPorium on August 01, 2011, 01:03:29 AM
Here is my first dedicated miner. Cards oc'd to 950. get about 1.3~1.5 GHash/s. Dual 700W PSU's recycled from an old build. theres a 7000 btu AC blowing right on it! and a 10,000 btu AC cooling the room. Max temps are about 65c



what cards? look like 5830s but wanted to make sure
Yea sorry, 5x5830's. Had another in there but my third PSU crapped out. i need to get a better psu. But im just gonna hold off for a while.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Roadhog2k5 on August 01, 2011, 03:19:41 AM
http://i.imgur.com/mpKQI.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/SYMGp.jpg

6970's


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: forexmasterja on August 01, 2011, 07:41:24 PM
My Kitchen Card Mod -

http://i.imgur.com/AEg4Tl.jpg (http://imgur.com/AEg4T)  http://i.imgur.com/PTqVBl.jpg (http://imgur.com/PTqVB)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: bitjet on August 02, 2011, 05:00:06 AM
Classy!


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Yannick on August 02, 2011, 05:08:36 AM
Haha, I love the wheels below your rig! You can drive it outside if you're tired of the noise  ;D

Awesome Bitcoin background btw, link?


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Fletch on August 02, 2011, 09:51:28 PM
I like that he didn't even bother to remove the stickers on the monitor.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: TheSeven on August 03, 2011, 08:57:13 PM
My Kitchen Card Mod -

Er, don't these fans push the hot air back into the cards? Or do they have symmetrical coolers?


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: d9000 on August 08, 2011, 06:05:31 AM
Here is my new wooden frame open case rig (4 x 5830), inspired by some other ones in this thread:

http://www.bitcoinrig.org/wp-content/gallery/bitcoin-mining-rig/img_1084.jpg

http://www.bitcoinrig.org/wp-content/gallery/bitcoin-mining-rig/img_1093.jpg

http://www.bitcoinrig.org/wp-content/gallery/bitcoin-mining-rig/img_1096.jpg

http://www.bitcoinrig.org/wp-content/gallery/bitcoin-mining-rig/img_1102.jpg

http://www.bitcoinrig.org/wp-content/gallery/bitcoin-mining-rig/img_1103.jpg

http://www.bitcoinrig.org/wp-content/gallery/bitcoin-mining-rig/img_1107.jpg

http://www.bitcoinrig.org/wp-content/gallery/bitcoin-mining-rig/img_1112.jpg


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: lacedwithkerosene on August 08, 2011, 09:25:17 AM
d9000, you have a great eye for aesthetics, and your camera work is excellent. What did you use for the pics?

Geesh, your website looks KILLER too. I know that's a template but do you do design?


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Detritus on August 08, 2011, 09:30:41 AM
Here is my new wooden frame open case rig (4 x 5830), inspired by some other ones in this thread:


Nice case.
But even more impressive was the photography. :)
Macro lens? Fish eye?


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: d9000 on August 08, 2011, 10:22:02 AM
Thanks, the pics were done with my Canon PowerShot S95.  It has a great macro mode, nice image stabilization, and a pretty fast lens.  It's making me use my DSLR less and less.

lacedwithkerosene, I have done a lot of web design in the past, though it's not my current job.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Swishercutter on August 08, 2011, 10:29:17 AM
Thanks, the pics were done with my Canon PowerShot S95.  It has a great macro mode, nice image stabilization, and a pretty fast lens.  It's making me use my DSLR less and less.

lacedwithkerosene, I have done a lot of web design in the past, though it's not my current job.

http://chdk.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK

Make your S95 have DSLR functions...even better.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Transisto on August 08, 2011, 01:40:17 PM
Let's have a BTC picture contest,  I bet my 1 BTC on D9000's "PCI-e pic" (#4)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: catfish on August 11, 2011, 02:53:56 PM
Heh - lovely wooden frame mate and sharp shooting.

Just a point and shoot for these pics, but I've upgraded my wooden frame to wood and aluminium... two frames now running (evo 1 and evo 2 - the second packing two logic boards and two PSUs)... I've got a right motley crew of GPUs, so flexibility is the key. I wish I'd removed that damn item sticker from the wooden dowel I use for GPU card supports though - a little finishing would make these look reasonable :)

http://www.catfsh.com/bitcoin/miners/frame-rigs-1.jpg

http://www.catfsh.com/bitcoin/miners/frame-rigs-2.jpg

Sadly such enthusiasm leads to this (and very hot extension cabling until I uprated it - oooops!)...

http://www.catfsh.com/bitcoin/miners/power-meter-1.jpg


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: stellan0r on August 13, 2011, 12:16:13 PM
unfinished work :)

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=34174.msg443559#msg443559

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=34174.msg444516#msg444516


more finished, but not done yet:

http://i55.tinypic.com/xft1ya.jpg

http://i56.tinypic.com/2ngr8uo.jpg


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: CYPER on August 14, 2011, 06:26:34 PM
Here is my new wooden frame open case rig (4 x 5830), inspired by some other ones in this thread:


Aren't the top fans too far away from the cards? Do they cool properly like that?


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: forexmasterja on August 15, 2011, 01:00:01 AM
Haha, I love the wheels below your rig! You can drive it outside if you're tired of the noise  ;D

Awesome Bitcoin background btw, link?

A Link to my Background wallpaper ..

http://th02.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/f/2011/145/0/3/bitcoin_desktop_wallpaper_simp_by_carbonism-d3h65r4.jpg


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: mikethebodacious on August 15, 2011, 07:27:36 PM
Here's my latest addition : GD70,Sempron140,2GB,1000w Cougar psu,150gb raptor x :P, 4x5830

http://i940.photobucket.com/albums/ad245/airdatasolutions/IMG_1599.jpg

http://i940.photobucket.com/albums/ad245/airdatasolutions/IMG_1598.jpg


The raptor was the only spare drive I had at home.

Aren't those Cougar PSUs sweet?  I've picked up two since they're so dirt cheap on Newegg and I am thoroughly impressed.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Ten98 on August 15, 2011, 11:27:56 PM
I'm amazed.

Looking at these threads I can tell you who is really rubbing their hands about bitcoin...

XFX, Sapphire and ATI. Suddenly all their old 5xxx series GPUs are flying off the shelves!  ;D


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: CanaryInTheMine on August 16, 2011, 03:16:45 AM
I'm amazed.

Looking at these threads I can tell you who is really rubbing their hands about bitcoin...

XFX, Sapphire and ATI. Suddenly all their old 5xxx series GPUs are flying off the shelves!  ;D

not really.  it's hardly noticeable.  there are plenty of posts with math on this issue.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: haploid23 on August 16, 2011, 05:04:46 AM
@ d9000: how are those fans effective being so high up above the GPU's?


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: hdfxst on August 17, 2011, 10:31:06 PM
I'm amazed.

Looking at these threads I can tell you who is really rubbing their hands about bitcoin...

XFX, Sapphire and ATI. Suddenly all their old 5xxx series GPUs are flying off the shelves!  ;D

I don't think so,i think bitcoin has hurt 6850 and 6870 sales.I think anyone buying 6950/6970 get them to mine with now but game with after bitcoin


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: aistto on August 18, 2011, 06:24:54 AM
finally I did photo :)

List of rigs:
  • 2 x HD5870
  • HD5870 HD5970 ( - HD5850 )
  • 2 x HD5870        ( - HD5970 )
  • 4 x HD5870

Temperature of GPU
Min          53 C
Max         73.5 C

Average temperature of ambient 20-22 C

Cofiguration of HD5870  HD5970
GPU                  950         795
MHz                  300         300


It is a small room (2,2 * 2 m) in basement.
My rigs lost hd5850 (cooler died, money back), hd5970(coller died and overheated. I bought it at auction).

http://i55.tinypic.com/28jhzt0.jpg


http://i51.tinypic.com/2q9dyx1.jpg


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: hugolp on August 18, 2011, 10:57:33 AM

In the year 2040 the world government moves to impose a monopolly of its own issued currency and bans the Bitcoin network. Soon the Bitcoin resistance is born. Thousends of free and courageous citizens around the world hide their mining rigs in abandoned basements and installations, far away from the reach of the money censors.

:D I could not resist...


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: mike678 on August 18, 2011, 01:58:00 PM
I feel like that top rig is an accident waiting to happen lol :P


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: li_gangyi on August 18, 2011, 03:31:51 PM
http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc511/li_gangyi/IMG_1077.jpg

Here's my new FPGA mining board, it's doing 100Mhash/s right now @ 6ish Watts. At a cool below 50degC heatsink temp.  :)

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=37904.msg465501#msg465501


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: stellan0r on August 18, 2011, 03:34:27 PM

Here's my new FPGA mining board, it's doing 100Mhash/s right now @ 6ish Watts. At a cool below 50degC heatsink temp.  :)

do want! give me! :-D

what type and brand is this?


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: li_gangyi on August 18, 2011, 03:38:37 PM
It's something I've built only very recently. Check it out over here.

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=37904.msg465501#msg465501


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: aistto on August 18, 2011, 04:54:39 PM
I feel like that top rig is an accident waiting to happen lol :P
it won't happen, stable :)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: topslop1 on August 18, 2011, 06:27:27 PM
Started off with a 100 hash card. now with 4x5830's.  For all of the great designs and setups that I have seen here, I am going to give you something quite opposite. This is in my basement with 2 5830's plugged in traditionally and then ribbon cables with another 2 5830's just laying ontop of the other cards with a small fan overtop. 

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v198/topslop1/2011-08-18_14-12-39_605.jpg


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Reckman on August 18, 2011, 06:31:03 PM
Piles of boxes in background =p


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Swishercutter on August 18, 2011, 07:58:47 PM
Piles of boxes in background =p


Also, is it sitting on top of a fake Christmas tree?


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: topslop1 on August 18, 2011, 08:58:42 PM
Piles of boxes in background =p


Also, is it sitting on top of a fake Christmas tree?

Just set it up on a folding card table with an extension cord, the little fan and a CRT monitor.  Been good so far for about 2 days mining.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: airdata on August 18, 2011, 09:10:01 PM
Topslot : Be careful man...

I lost a 5830 doing what you're doing.  Something was contacting the fan and i went to move it and *SPARK* card was dead. 

Would be better to have the cards stablized somewhere and not juts laying on top of one another.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: molecular on August 18, 2011, 10:51:19 PM
Started off with a 100 hash card. now with 4x5830's.  For all of the great designs and setups that I have seen here, I am going to give you something quite opposite. This is in my basement with 2 5830's plugged in traditionally and then ribbon cables with another 2 5830's just laying ontop of the other cards with a small fan overtop. 

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v198/topslop1/2011-08-18_14-12-39_605.jpg

for the love of god!

I don't understand why you have a trashcan.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: max in montreal on August 18, 2011, 11:18:02 PM
its a laundry hamper...


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: NF6X on August 19, 2011, 12:29:56 AM
Here's my new FPGA mining board, it's doing 100Mhash/s right now @ 6ish Watts. At a cool below 50degC heatsink temp.  :)

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=37904.msg465501#msg465501

This is full of win!


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: lxFlasHxl on August 19, 2011, 12:40:08 AM
some amazing builds.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: getcopy on August 19, 2011, 01:31:15 AM
http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc511/li_gangyi/IMG_1077.jpg

Here's my new FPGA mining board, it's doing 100Mhash/s right now @ 6ish Watts. At a cool below 50degC heatsink temp.  :)

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=37904.msg465501#msg465501

Impressive.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Strophon on August 19, 2011, 11:23:28 AM
Only 2 of 4 cards running, but that'll be fixed, eventually...

http://i.imgur.com/1C7HL.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/KEQtN.jpg


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: xtoro on August 19, 2011, 12:25:30 PM

+2 internetz for the old school IBM keyboad


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: catfish on August 19, 2011, 06:14:27 PM
Finally - having worked out the voodoo magick required to get all 5 PCIe slots on the P8Z68-V logic board working with GPUs installed - I've upgraded Frame Rigs mk1 and mk2 so ALL available PCIe slots have a GPU card fitted, and upped the capacity of the PSUs so all GPUs can be reasonably powerful cards. The two rigs contain, in order of hash-rate achieved (i.e. how far each card in each class will overclock... some are a LOT better than others!):

1x Sapphire 'old' 5850 (awesome card - fastest in the Catfish farm and runs cool (67˚C) whilst whipping the rest for hashrate)
1x Sapphire 'extreme' 5850 (not so 'extreme' - I hate that word, overused to the point of meaninglessness - but clock up between 370 and 390 MH/s)
2x XFX 'Black Edition' 5850 (very disappointed with these - clocked at 765 MHz with a 775 recommended upper limit!!!)
3x 'Value' 5830 (from overclock.co.uk - all have broken fan shroud flanges but are perfectly functional, overclock from 800 MHz to 990...)
2x 'Value' 5830 (as above, second purchase, cards look identical but recommended upper limits are different, one can't sustain 990 MHz, one can)
2x Sapphire 'old' 5770 (dual-slot retail cards, clocked at 850 MHz but go all the way to 1000 - 236 MH/s with only one PCIe power cable)

http://www.catfsh.com/bitcoin/open-frame-mk3/slots-full-above.jpg

My first mining card ever purchased was the 'old' retail Sapphire 5850 - 175 from PC World (yeah, I know) - but it's a monster and no other card I've bought since can match it for hash rate. Weirdly enough, rotating the second rig 90 degrees has hugely improved airflow - all cards are overclocked but all but 3 are running stably below 70˚C. The ones above 70˚C are 70.5, 71 and 71... not bad for 2kW of space heater!

http://www.catfsh.com/bitcoin/open-frame-mk3/line-of-radeons-1.jpg

Nice to get rid of those anaemic single-slot 5770s at last - they will be going in a 'final' rig - assuming I can kick this damn mining-hardware addiction :)

http://www.catfsh.com/bitcoin/open-frame-mk3/line-of-radeons-2.jpg

This entire 5-card rig runs each card between 57˚C and 70.5˚C, and doesn't seem to be overstressing the CoolerMaster SilentPro 1000W PSU. The word 'Silent' is laughable, since 11 GPU fans running flat out makes a HUGE amount of noise :D

http://www.catfsh.com/bitcoin/open-frame-mk3/snakepit-1.jpg

Apart from the voodoo on the 5-card logic board, all other cards are connected to their logic boards using unpowered x1->x16 PCIe extender cables. It's hard to make this sort of thing tidy, but I'm convinced that my choice to use x1 thickness ribbon cables (as opposed to full-width x16->x16 PCIe extenders where possible) improves airflow, and hence cooling performance.

http://www.catfsh.com/bitcoin/open-frame-mk3/snakepit-2.jpg

Yup... need to use my Nikon and proper macro lens  :-\  :-\


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: MiningBuddy on August 22, 2011, 01:21:38 PM
Here it is, I finally got around to getting the camera out.
This is my home made/bodged/ghetto cabinet I threw together one weekend.
It was an old glass cabinet I found in a skip which I ripped all the glass out apart from the door and replaced with some perspex I had lying around.
It cost me nothing to make, apart from buying the bathroom extractor fans.
4 x 5870's in the top & 2 x 6990's in the bottom.
I had some real trouble cutting that perspex with a jigsaw causing some splits and cracks (easily fixed with good old super glue) Until I discovered some spray grease and covered the blade and perspex to keep it cool while cutting.
And yes, that's a pair of my mothers tights I stole to use as air filters!
I salvaged an old computer case for the hdd bay & the power switches for the side. (it was such a pain leaning inside and using a piece of plastic to flip the switch)
You can't really see from the pictures but I used to use cardboard to wedge the 5870's apart for airflow, but I have upgraded to a length of meccano which works perfectly (hence the little meccano spanner)
This is running happily in my garage which is about 30m away from my house, I bought some old routers off ebay and set them up as access points to get internet in there.

Clocks:
5870 1: 985/300 458mhs 72C
5870 2: 940/300 437mhs 65C
5870 3: 940/300 437mhs 60C
5870 4: 940/300 437mhs 63C
6990 1: 920/600 413mhs 72C
6990 2: 920/600 413mhs 71C
6990 3: 920/600 413mhs 73C
6990 4: 920/600 413mhs 69C
All fans are at 85% and ambient room is around 25C

http://i.imgur.com/QXceK.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/woOse.jpg)

http://i.imgur.com/5Cpmk.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/N0FOA.jpg)

http://i.imgur.com/oVxIT.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/dARkZ.jpg)

http://i.imgur.com/wZoid.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/1oelJ.jpg)

http://i.imgur.com/0Fhi3.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/h9qDx.jpg)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Mousepotato on August 22, 2011, 04:42:09 PM
What miner are you using to get 458 MH/s at only 985MHz?  It takes me like 1010MHz to hit that number with the phatk 3% mod.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: MiningBuddy on August 22, 2011, 06:40:52 PM
What miner are you using to get 458 MH/s at only 985MHz?  It takes me like 1010MHz to hit that number with the phatk 3% mod.
I use phoenix with phatk 2.2, I think its mostly due to using a headless Linux setup. I have a Windows machine with a 5870 that only gets 445 @ 985 though its my daily workstation and has Aero and other crap enabled.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: CanaryInTheMine on August 22, 2011, 06:44:22 PM

Clocks:
5870 1: 985/300 458mhs 72C
5870 2: 940/300 437mhs 65C
5870 3: 940/300 437mhs 60C
5870 4: 940/300 437mhs 63C
6990 1: 920/600 413mhs 72C
6990 2: 920/600 413mhs 71C
6990 3: 920/600 413mhs 73C
6990 4: 920/600 413mhs 69C
All fans are at 85% and ambient room is around 25C

how did you get the 6990 memory to 600? flash bios and running linux?


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: trippp on August 22, 2011, 06:50:32 PM
http://i.imgur.com/QXceK.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/woOse.jpg)

A joy for the eyes! This is how it should be done. Proper housing improves air flow and thus keeps the temperatures down. Thumbs up!


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: MiningBuddy on August 22, 2011, 06:51:05 PM

Clocks:
5870 1: 985/300 458mhs 72C
5870 2: 940/300 437mhs 65C
5870 3: 940/300 437mhs 60C
5870 4: 940/300 437mhs 63C
6990 1: 920/600 413mhs 72C
6990 2: 920/600 413mhs 71C
6990 3: 920/600 413mhs 73C
6990 4: 920/600 413mhs 69C
All fans are at 85% and ambient room is around 25C

how did you get the 6990 memory to 600? flash bios and running linux?
Bios is flashed on both the 6990's & 5870's, I did have the 6990's sitting at 150hmz mem clock but I was worried it would cause damage so I upped them just in case.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: CanaryInTheMine on August 22, 2011, 06:51:54 PM

Clocks:
5870 1: 985/300 458mhs 72C
5870 2: 940/300 437mhs 65C
5870 3: 940/300 437mhs 60C
5870 4: 940/300 437mhs 63C
6990 1: 920/600 413mhs 72C
6990 2: 920/600 413mhs 71C
6990 3: 920/600 413mhs 73C
6990 4: 920/600 413mhs 69C
All fans are at 85% and ambient room is around 25C

how did you get the 6990 memory to 600? flash bios and running linux?
Bios is flashed on both the 6990's & 5870's, I did have the 6990's sitting at 150hmz mem clock but I was worried it would cause damage so I upped them just in case.

do you run them under linux?


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: MiningBuddy on August 22, 2011, 11:31:32 PM

Clocks:
5870 1: 985/300 458mhs 72C
5870 2: 940/300 437mhs 65C
5870 3: 940/300 437mhs 60C
5870 4: 940/300 437mhs 63C
6990 1: 920/600 413mhs 72C
6990 2: 920/600 413mhs 71C
6990 3: 920/600 413mhs 73C
6990 4: 920/600 413mhs 69C
All fans are at 85% and ambient room is around 25C

how did you get the 6990 memory to 600? flash bios and running linux?
Bios is flashed on both the 6990's & 5870's, I did have the 6990's sitting at 150hmz mem clock but I was worried it would cause damage so I upped them just in case.

do you run them under linux?
Yes, headless Ubuntu, works great.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: ataranlen on August 25, 2011, 07:59:52 PM
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-Rx2HcMnEt6E/TlanVEzgazI/AAAAAAAAAF8/C2oDeCk3MFI/s648/11%2B-%2B1
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-J4G_7Qkzsi4/TlanVrmswYI/AAAAAAAAAGI/KlCmjLDm-4I/s648/11%2B-%2B4
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-EyV12pDi3jo/TlanVUe6GcI/AAAAAAAAAGE/mJ56qc-hzNs/s648/11%2B-%2B3
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-bPvyUF40CGs/TlanVFzCGCI/AAAAAAAAAGA/x2QsY7hhBiI/s648/11%2B-%2B2

Finally, here they are, Pics of my shoe rack 6950 rigs.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: ataranlen on August 27, 2011, 08:42:17 PM
Where is your Ares?

I'll show you mine if you show me yours

;D

My ares were sold a few months ago, one for $1400, the other for $1000. I still have pics if you want to see them xD


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Christian Pezza on August 28, 2011, 03:33:28 AM
My turn
https://picasaweb.google.com/113608323076694766309/RIG?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCNGdx_3ptPP5JQ&feat=directlink&gsessionid=DVHUB3TebJtv-lDcCwxcCA#

all a mess mix of 6970-6950-6870-6850-5670 tot of 6.3Ghash most mobo MSI but some ASUS just because...
Ubuntu thank you of Inaba
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=7514.0;topicseen

I wish can work more on my rig but not enough hours in the night ;)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: c_k on August 28, 2011, 10:19:35 AM

hold up, that card on the left has two extenders between the motherboard and the card - that works ok?


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: trippp on August 28, 2011, 09:10:57 PM
hold up, that card on the left has two extenders between the motherboard and the card - that works ok?

Valid question. I'd also like to know!


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: BkkCoins on August 29, 2011, 12:12:05 AM
hold up, that card on the left has two extenders between the motherboard and the card - that works ok?

Valid question. I'd also like to know!
I've seen other posts where it's been verified to work. No guarantee it works on all motherboards but at least for some it does.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: mikethebodacious on August 29, 2011, 04:11:59 AM
My turn
https://picasaweb.google.com/113608323076694766309/RIG?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCNGdx_3ptPP5JQ&feat=directlink&gsessionid=DVHUB3TebJtv-lDcCwxcCA#

all a mess mix of 6970-6950-6870-6850-5670 tot of 6.3Ghash most mobo MSI but some ASUS just because...
Ubuntu thank you of Inaba
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=7514.0;topicseen

I wish can work more on my rig but not enough hours in the night ;)

I see you got some Vornado fans on those 6990s, how big of a difference do they make versus a cheap Honeywell desktop fan?  I know those suckers are strong but not as strong as those Lasko/Stanley mini carpet blower fans....It's all about efficiency at this point though  ;)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Christian Pezza on August 29, 2011, 04:34:15 AM
My turn
https://picasaweb.google.com/113608323076694766309/RIG?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCNGdx_3ptPP5JQ&feat=directlink&gsessionid=DVHUB3TebJtv-lDcCwxcCA#

all a mess mix of 6970-6950-6870-6850-5670 tot of 6.3Ghash most mobo MSI but some ASUS just because...
Ubuntu thank you of Inaba
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=7514.0;topicseen

I wish can work more on my rig but not enough hours in the night ;)

I see you got some Vornado fans on those 6990s, how big of a difference do they make versus a cheap Honeywell desktop fan?  I know those suckers are strong but not as strong as those Lasko/Stanley mini carpet blower fans....It's all about efficiency at this point though  ;)
6970 I wish was 6990's :D
almost 10 degrees less, it's not really cooling down the card directly but moving away the heat form the areas! Make a big difference

I am going to move things around and I am in the process to change all the cards with 5830, hash/watt/$ are the best

I got inspired from some rig on the wall I am thinking to place the PSU there :D


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: BitcoinRigs.com on August 29, 2011, 07:56:06 PM
Self-contained water-cooled triple 6990. Cool and quiet with nothing sticking outside the case:

http://img685.imageshack.us/img685/3653/waterinterior.jpg


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: stellan0r on August 29, 2011, 09:34:24 PM
Self-contained water-cooled triple 6990. Cool and quiet with nothing sticking outside the case:

very nice!

whats the temp of the 3 cards, and the water temp before and after the 3 cards? what watercooling system are you using?


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: BitcoinRigs.com on August 29, 2011, 09:57:11 PM
very nice!

whats the temp of the 3 cards, and the water temp before and after the 3 cards? what watercooling system are you using?
Temps run about ambiant+40c, so typically 65c in our office.

  • 3/8" ID UV sensitive red tubing, add a black light for bling
  • Danger Den pump, 237 GPH, really moves a lot of water
  • Black Ice GT Stealth 360 Radiator, triple 120mm fans pushing, dual 200mm fans pulling, these move a ton of air, quietly


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: pekv2 on August 29, 2011, 10:31:02 PM
Self-contained water-cooled triple 6990. Cool and quiet with nothing sticking outside the case:

What hash speeds are you getting & are they extremely overclocked?


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: deslok on August 29, 2011, 10:36:44 PM
far from perfected however my system(s) in their XXXL tower case

http://img191.imageshack.us/img191/8057/imag0049ha.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/191/imag0049ha.jpg/)

Uploaded with ImageShack.us (http://imageshack.us)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: stellan0r on August 30, 2011, 04:23:23 AM

Temps run about ambiant+40c, so typically 65c in our office.



ok. i was wondering how much influence the hot water from the first gpu has on the next up to the last one - like how many gpu's can I put in line in a water cooled system until I need to put a radiator in


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: BitcoinRigs.com on August 30, 2011, 08:10:28 AM

Temps run about ambiant+40c, so typically 65c in our office.

ok. i was wondering how much influence the hot water from the first gpu has on the next up to the last one - like how many gpu's can I put in line in a water cooled system until I need to put a radiator in

That will depend on your radiator, fans, and pump. 6 GPUs in a single loop is a lot of heat to dissipate. We use a big radiator with lots of fans and a high speed pump. The pump will move the water around the entire loop in about 3 seconds flat, so the temp increase from gpu to gpu is minimal.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: stellan0r on August 30, 2011, 12:23:06 PM

That will depend on your radiator, fans, and pump. 6 GPUs in a single loop is a lot of heat to dissipate. We use a big radiator with lots of fans and a high speed pump. The pump will move the water around the entire loop in about 3 seconds flat, so the temp increase from gpu to gpu is minimal.

Ok. Just made the conversion, 237 gal is 900 L. How much noise does the pump produce?


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: pekv2 on August 30, 2011, 01:06:57 PM
far from perfected however my system(s) in their XXXL tower case

lolz, hey, if it works, right. Is that a Dell E172FP monitor you got there?


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: deslok on August 30, 2011, 01:10:15 PM
Dell yes but no it's a 15 from an old long dead dimension


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: deslok on August 30, 2011, 01:19:48 PM
Dell yes but no it's a 15 from an old long dead dimension
btw what ventilator is that ?

The 20" box fans you mean?


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: deslok on August 30, 2011, 02:02:47 PM
Just galaxy branded ones from Wally world they move  enough air till I get better... And properly sized ones


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: BitcoinRigs.com on August 30, 2011, 05:51:14 PM

That will depend on your radiator, fans, and pump. 6 GPUs in a single loop is a lot of heat to dissipate. We use a big radiator with lots of fans and a high speed pump. The pump will move the water around the entire loop in about 3 seconds flat, so the temp increase from gpu to gpu is minimal.

Ok. Just made the conversion, 237 gal is 900 L. How much noise does the pump produce?
As soon as all the air gets out of the tubes, then the pump is nearly silent. It's probably about as loud as a modern laptop hard drive spinning.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Tim the Magician on August 31, 2011, 05:51:14 AM
Here are three of my four rigs.. They are all set up the same.

Each rig has 3x Sapphire 5850 Xtremes

The cases are Silverstone Raven RV03s.  They have a vertical orientation so the cards exhaust out the top.


http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6089/6095377958_0910323d3c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/64869631@N05/6095377958/)


http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6087/6095388402_c43baa5cea.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/64869631@N05/6095388402/)


http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6074/6095377990_2cc588ab39.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/64869631@N05/6095377990/)


http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6071/6095377966_bdac7440e0.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/64869631@N05/6095377966/)


http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6189/6095378000_63faa5b168.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/64869631@N05/6095378000/)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Reckman on August 31, 2011, 01:37:46 PM
Nice setup Tim

If you ever get cold in your bedroom, just wheel it in there =p


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: ramowns11 on August 31, 2011, 05:18:23 PM
I use that same case Tim. It's very nice.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Big Time Coin on August 31, 2011, 08:08:40 PM
Self-contained water-cooled triple 6990. Cool and quiet with nothing sticking outside the case:

http://img685.imageshack.us/img685/3653/waterinterior.jpg


This is so sex.  I want.  I wanted to do a similar setup but thought that I would need to put a tube between cards 1+2 and 2+3 and concerned about the spacing.  See you got a metal connector there, that is perfect solution!  Did you get everything from dangerden?


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: ataranlen on August 31, 2011, 09:42:04 PM
Nah just ribbing ya.

You're the one that stole my pictures of my Ares card for your ebay listing...  :-\


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: MadHacker on September 02, 2011, 10:27:18 PM
Self-contained water-cooled triple 6990. Cool and quiet with nothing sticking outside the case:

http://img685.imageshack.us/img685/3653/waterinterior.jpg

what are u using for Rads & fans on Rads?


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: deanorn on September 03, 2011, 02:23:25 AM
My new little rig that is a work in progress.  Currently has 1 5830 and 2 5850's.

http://i56.tinypic.com/8wbfrd.jpg


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Big Time Coin on September 03, 2011, 02:29:23 AM
I don't want to rain on your parade, deonon, but here is some constructive criticism:  You are blocking the exhaust vent on a closed system cooler there on the right one.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: deanorn on September 03, 2011, 02:36:18 AM
I know :) Guess I should of said I was still working on it.  I don't have it powered up or anything yet and that front board is just a place holder right now to try and get the height right.  I've never tried to make anything like this for a computer before.  I'm also just holding the cards in place with thumb tacks right now which won't stay.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: BitcoinRigs.com on September 03, 2011, 02:47:32 AM
what are u using for Rads & fans on Rads?
  • 2x CoolerMaster MegaFlow 200mm 110cfm fans pulling
  • 1x Black Ice GT Stealth 360 Radiator
  • 3x MassCool 120mm 108cfm fans pushing


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: MadHacker on September 03, 2011, 03:18:33 AM
what are u using for Rads & fans on Rads?
  • 2x CoolerMaster MegaFlow 200mm 110cfm fans pulling
  • 1x Black Ice GT Stealth 360 Radiator
  • 3x MassCool 120mm 108cfm fans pushing

So u have 1 Rad (Black Ice GT Stealth 360 Radiator) cooling all 3 6990s?
although u did have some powerful fans on the RAD


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Big Time Coin on September 03, 2011, 03:31:56 PM
get a 1/2" wood dowel or a 1/4" piece of metal for that bar.  Yo should also lower the GPU placement down as much as you can so you can put another shelf on top and make it a two mobo rig.  There's enough room in there for two = double the hashing power!


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: wknight on September 04, 2011, 01:43:15 AM
Some great pictures of ideas how to setup something that is cheap and efficient.. i am the one that likes to spend my money on my gpu's then something to put my stuff on


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: TeaL on September 04, 2011, 08:30:39 PM
It's not a dedicated rig, but it does the job well.

http://img717.imageshack.us/img717/5752/gutsg.jpg


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: m3sSh3aD on September 04, 2011, 11:15:11 PM
I made 2 so far. Both 1200W 4x 5850's doing 1.6G/hash, 3.2G/hash total

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/197/imag0031cd.jpg

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/708/imag0030f.jpg/

Tables :)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Tim the Magician on September 05, 2011, 02:28:51 AM
Nice setup Tim

If you ever get cold in your bedroom, just wheel it in there =p

I'm actually thinking about doing this.  They are in the basement now but I just might move them upstairs for the winter to see if I can offset the electricity bill with savings in heating.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Big Time Coin on September 05, 2011, 06:51:39 AM
Nice setup Tim

If you ever get cold in your bedroom, just wheel it in there =p

I'm actually thinking about doing this.  They are in the basement now but I just might move them upstairs for the winter to see if I can offset the electricity bill with savings in heating.

I see fun with breaker panels and fuse boxes in your future.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Tim the Magician on September 08, 2011, 01:25:28 AM
Nice setup Tim

If you ever get cold in your bedroom, just wheel it in there =p

I'm actually thinking about doing this.  They are in the basement now but I just might move them upstairs for the winter to see if I can offset the electricity bill with savings in heating.

I see fun with breaker panels and fuse boxes in your future.

I'm already there.. I have these old-school fuses too..

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41GoDdF4bpL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

These rigs pull 5.5A each so I have 2 on one 15A circuit and an extension cord to power the 3rd on a different circuit..


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: magixx on September 12, 2011, 03:57:07 AM
http://www.imgur.com/HJ1JP.jpg
Shelf from Ikea. Cards are 5830's bios clocked and put out 311MH/s each.
Ubuntu 11.04 on 4GB USB drives and there is a Trendnet switch just for those systems.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: ibko on September 12, 2011, 05:20:59 AM
Just repost from noob section
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-YYAdXmCTd-4/TfzVJq0kcQI/AAAAAAAABGE/uGkZz4t9sys/2.jpg
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-DqrZBrnmdas/TfzVJ2scTuI/AAAAAAAABGI/icrc0TpkEBI/1.jpg
But for now I've got only 3 5870 OC'ed up to 950MHz.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-YdF3vYks2Wg/TgDLm6fuRmI/AAAAAAAABGk/XNli-cwg5mY/6.jpg
Set of 2 120mm fans is UNDER the videocards, so tepereature is about 58-60C


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: catfish on September 12, 2011, 10:30:40 AM
hold up, that card on the left has two extenders between the motherboard and the card - that works ok?

Valid question. I'd also like to know!
Yup, it works. Two of my rigs need the leftmost card requiring two extenders, since the CPU gets in the way.

I just use an x1-x1 from the logic board, then an x1-x16 into the graphics card. Don't need Molex augmentation so far, though I don't put my most power hungry cards on these daisychained extenders.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Nilarium on September 13, 2011, 12:02:38 PM
http://i058.radikal.ru/1109/4c/62948791e184.jpg


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: molecular on September 15, 2011, 10:14:18 AM
My new sweet FPGA-Miner:

http://i.imgur.com/LcC6R.jpg (http://imgur.com/LcC6R)

"X5000", 6.8W, 100MHash, https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=37904.msg465501


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: ngzhang on September 15, 2011, 02:20:56 PM
My version is still under development...
http://i.minus.com/ibvsc9rxwQphOS.JPGhttp://i.minus.com/iKaOvUu66JdWo.JPGhttp://i.minus.com/iRTJ3xzocPl2Z.jpg


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: molecular on September 15, 2011, 06:32:11 PM
My version is still under development...

Wow. 184 MH/s. Awesome. Do you have a thread about this, these pictures trigger many questions in my head: do you sell this, etc.. ;)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: CanaryInTheMine on September 15, 2011, 06:56:54 PM
2052 Mhashes (2 5970 + 1 5850):

http://www.freeimagehosting.net/t/b046c.jpg
http://www.freeimagehosting.net/t/2d897.jpg


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Tim the Magician on September 15, 2011, 08:33:24 PM

Is that a Silverstone Raven 2 case?


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: fizzisist on September 15, 2011, 09:58:14 PM
My version is still under development...

Wow. 184 MH/s. Awesome. Do you have a thread about this, these pictures trigger many questions in my head: do you sell this, etc.. ;)

Wait, what? Isn't that a single FPGA? Or is that just what you got for those lucky 5 minutes? If so, that's a little misleading, no? ;)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: CanaryInTheMine on September 15, 2011, 10:41:11 PM
Silverstone TJ11


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: ngzhang on September 16, 2011, 04:13:51 AM
My version is still under development...

Wow. 184 MH/s. Awesome. Do you have a thread about this, these pictures trigger many questions in my head: do you sell this, etc.. ;)

Wait, what? Isn't that a single FPGA? Or is that just what you got for those lucky 5 minutes? If so, that's a little misleading, no? ;)

It's a LUCKY 5min, haha.
120MH/s average, a single FPGA.
But please look carefully,  on the right of the pic are statistics of past servel blocks, approx. 120MH/s.
Instead of using a platform cable, a simple USB interface is implemented in this design. And a  mining chain(numbers of FPGA connect in a daisy chain and sharing a single USB connection) will coming soon.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: molecular on September 16, 2011, 06:32:43 PM
My version is still under development...

Wow. 184 MH/s. Awesome. Do you have a thread about this, these pictures trigger many questions in my head: do you sell this, etc.. ;)

Wait, what? Isn't that a single FPGA? Or is that just what you got for those lucky 5 minutes? If so, that's a little misleading, no? ;)

let me quote what ArtForz said on #namecoin today (I hope he doesn't mind, I quote him a lot):

Quote from: #namecoin
<ArtForz> I wouldnt be surprised if someone got 300Mh/s+ out of a S6-LX150

While this is not a prediction, it says a lot (at least for me, it does)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: wknight on September 21, 2011, 12:11:28 AM
Some of you guys have some great looking rigs.. some others.. omg.. FIRE!


Title: Spotswood custom cases
Post by: Kardonxt on September 24, 2011, 03:22:31 PM
Pretty happy with the way these things turned out. I'm still waiting on a new mobo to fill the top rack.

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j165/Kardonxt/IMAG0446.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j165/Kardonxt/IMAG0448.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j165/Kardonxt/IMAG0450-1.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j165/Kardonxt/IMAG0454.jpg

The cases were built buy a great guy over at hard forum. He's more than happy to make any custom modifications you may need and is constantly improving his design based on customer feed back.

At $120 a pop I couldn't be happier. The only other custom built cases I found like this were $300+. Even the build it yourself guide on this forum runs $100 and takes up an afternoon to build. (and with my build patience would come out lopsided looking like poo lol)

more info @

http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1618331 (http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1618331)

and

http://richchomiczewski.wordpress.com/ (http://richchomiczewski.wordpress.com/)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Dargo on September 24, 2011, 05:18:02 PM
^^^ That is a very nice frame for a mining rig. And the prices are quite reasonable. About the only "flaw" I see is that you attach the GPUs with zip ties, which seems a bit ghetto compared to how slick the rest of the rig is (but yeah, doesn't matter). Thanks for sharing. 


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Kardonxt on September 24, 2011, 06:51:36 PM
Thanks  ;D

Ya he included a thicker bracket for holding the cards than the originals which keeps the cards from falling but still allows them to slide a bit. I used zip ties to keep the cards from sliding.

He contacted me as soon as he saw my pictures for any input. He was disappointed the new design didn't work 100%. The next batch of these cases will have rubber in the clamp and a 3rd screw in the middle Which should eliminate the need for zip ties. Like I said he's a great guy and really wants to make a great product.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: hmongotaku on September 25, 2011, 12:50:50 AM
nice picture of that 6x 5830s... very intriguing... Here's mine. 4x 5850s @ 1.4 Gh/s windows 7 setup.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/s720x720/316951_10150308281081864_673676863_8195787_1252168102_n.jpg

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/s720x720/315841_10150308281206864_673676863_8195790_1960140435_n.jpg

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/s720x720/309240_10150308281471864_673676863_8195796_862212040_n.jpg

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/s720x720/297376_10150308281691864_673676863_8195801_334476260_n.jpg


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: jamesg on September 27, 2011, 12:53:30 PM
I've been waiting a while to post these, but here we go. It's still not complete, but it good enough shape to share.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-uDTDLbEEPDQ/ToHFXnN3xgI/AAAAAAAAAwg/RQNePkHKrI4/s720/IMG_0141.JPG

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-DIKVvpcSXZI/ToHFVXENgWI/AAAAAAAAAwc/FaIIdREZQpQ/s720/IMG_0137.JPG


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: trippp on September 27, 2011, 10:34:40 PM
Whoa! How much power is that rack pulling?


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Swishercutter on September 27, 2011, 10:47:46 PM
Whoa! How much power is that rack pulling?

My guess is just short of 16kw just by doing a card count and estimate. 


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: cablepair on September 27, 2011, 11:03:24 PM
You should post that at the Bitcoin Mining Rig Builders Competition , we are giving away 25 BTC!


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: stapler117 on September 27, 2011, 11:04:45 PM
 :o

Man, that's a crazy dense and clean setup. Is that 5 5850's on each rig? I'd really like a close up


Nice furniture movers on the feet lol


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: jamesg on September 27, 2011, 11:51:57 PM
Whoa! How much power is that rack pulling?

My guess is just short of 16kw just by doing a card count and estimate. 

My spreadsheet says around 17Kw but it looks like i over estimated according to my power bill.

You should post that at the Bitcoin Mining Rig Builders Competition , we are giving away 25 BTC!

Already have :) -> http://btcnetwork.com/coinconnect/pg/pages/view/1302/gigavps-mining-operation

:o

Man, that's crazy dense and clean setup. Is that 5 5850's on each rig? I'd really like a close up


Nice furniture movers on the feet lol

Here are some more pics. Below is a closer look at the rack.

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-9Bb69punNfM/ToHEieFedoI/AAAAAAAAAvw/gRDGg9yjs6Q/s720/IMG_0144.JPG

Here are some rigs getting burnt in before being moved over to the DC.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-Lu4s4awVo1U/ToHE7iXmHJI/AAAAAAAAAwM/krP7HyonwvU/s720/IMG_0132.JPG


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: oo-oo on September 28, 2011, 12:01:27 AM
Can u specific the hardware and the mhas per rig please ?


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: jamesg on September 28, 2011, 12:11:01 AM
Can u specific the hardware and the mhas per rig please ?

10 rigs with 5 5830s at 965/300. 1560Mh/s per rig. 15.6Gh/s total.
3 rigs with 5 6950s at 860/500. 1750Mh/s per rig. 5.25Gh/s total.
4 rigs with 4 5970s at 825/500. 2210Mh/s per rig. 8.84Gh/s total.

29.6Gh not including a lowly 5850 hashing away at my house.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: oo-oo on September 28, 2011, 12:19:30 AM
I cant have a stable 3 x 5850 at 890,300 and u have a 5 x 5830 at 965,300 ? Have u do it? A better mother ?


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: jamesg on September 28, 2011, 12:30:11 AM
I cant have a stable 3 x 5850 at 890,300 and u have a 5 x 5830 at 965,300 ? Have u do it? A better mother ?

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=37880.msg472620#msg472620


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: max in montreal on September 28, 2011, 12:46:56 AM
gigasvps...nicest setup so far!!!


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: jjiimm_64 on September 28, 2011, 04:08:12 PM

Those 5970 really blow the hot air out the 'front' of the card, so will you be mounting these new rigs in a reverse direction then all the others?  so the house fans blow the air from back to front?


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: jamesg on September 28, 2011, 06:19:16 PM

Those 5970 really blow the hot air out the 'front' of the card, so will you be mounting these new rigs in a reverse direction then all the others?  so the house fans blow the air from back to front?

All of the hot air on my 5970s blow out the metal end of the card where you plug in the monitor. If you look at the bottom of the rack in the picture above, you can see they are sitting reverse from the rest of the machines. All of the other cards rely on pressure in a normal computer case to help blow the hot air in the right direction so when they are in the open, they don't do what they are supposed to.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: SuperTramp on September 30, 2011, 07:03:19 AM
Gigasvps, that is simply BAD-ASS dude!


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: jamesg on September 30, 2011, 10:30:12 AM

Those 5970 really blow the hot air out the 'front' of the card, so will you be mounting these new rigs in a reverse direction then all the others?  so the house fans blow the air from back to front?

All of the hot air on my 5970s blow out the metal end of the card where you plug in the monitor. If you look at the bottom of the rack in the picture above, you can see they are sitting reverse from the rest of the machines. All of the other cards rely on pressure in a normal computer case to help blow the hot air in the right direction so when they are in the open, they don't do what they are supposed to.

What mobos do you use ?



https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=37880.msg472620#msg472620


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: jamesg on September 30, 2011, 10:38:19 AM
Gigasvps, that is simply BAD-ASS dude!

<shamlessplug>

Thanks! Vote for me in the rig building competition -> http://btcnetwork.com/coinconnect/pg/pages/view/1302/gigavps-mining-operation

</shamlessplug>


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: leeloulee on October 03, 2011, 09:02:07 PM
I know you probly dont wanna answer this but how much did all that cost?


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: SuperTramp on October 03, 2011, 11:56:27 PM
I know you probly dont wanna answer this but how much did all that cost?

lol +1



Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Papipapito on October 10, 2011, 01:47:36 PM
Hello

Here my mini-ring

Housing in a mini Datacenter of my Work

2 Machines,

1- Pentium 4 with a 5830 @ 900/300
2- Core 2 Duo with Gigabyte 6950 oc unlocked @900/300 and 5850 @900/300

For controlling  a APC power Switch

Total 1.12GH/s

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6057/6230223571_0bc2d070c5.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/papipapito/6230223571/)

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6231/6230223763_40ddc4bf2c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/papipapito/6230223763/)

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6177/6230223981_831d41ae5f.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/papipapito/6230223981/)

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6102/6230224487_7c76b8a29b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/papipapito/6230224487/)

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6159/6230224867_f55a0da9c4.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/papipapito/6230224867/)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: cablepair on October 11, 2011, 12:01:51 AM
Voting Starts Tomorrow for the Bitcoin Mining Rig Builders Competition!!!! Dont miss out on your chance to get free Bitcoins and be crowned best Bitcoin Mining Rig Builder in the World!!!!

http://btcnetwork.com/coinconnect/groups/profile/645/coinconnect-guildminers-bitcoin-mining-rig-builders-competition-25-btc-in-prizes



Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: trippp on October 12, 2011, 02:58:59 PM
2 Machines,

1- Pentium 4 with a 5830 @ 900/300
2- Core 2 Duo with Gigabyte 6950 oc unlocked @900/300 and 5850 @900/300

Why don't you stick all three cards in one of them? No spare PCIe-slots?


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Papipapito on October 13, 2011, 01:15:54 PM
2 Machines,

1- Pentium 4 with a 5830 @ 900/300
2- Core 2 Duo with Gigabyte 6950 oc unlocked @900/300 and 5850 @900/300

Why don't you stick all three cards in one of them? No spare PCIe-slots?

Hello

The cost of Electricity is 0 (datacenter of my work)
Cost of Pentium 4 machine 0,1 (obsolete machines of my work)


The mobo of core2 support a pci x1, but the case of to small for 3 cards, and the machine without case not is possible ,  solution... other machine. and the next card mount into other Pentium 4 a 0.01 cost , the AC power is the 300W but the 5830 work fine.



Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: michaelmclees on October 14, 2011, 02:36:26 PM
http://i.imgur.com/R4H83.jpg

Mining Litecoins!   ;D


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: mikethebodacious on October 15, 2011, 02:14:57 AM
One of three rigs:

-AMD Sempron 140 CPU
-G-Skill 2GB DDR3 RAM
-Gigabyte 990FX-UD3 (great motherboard, cheap and has good PCI-E layout)
-Western Digital 80GB Hard Drive (WD800JD)
-AMD Radeon HD 5970s (the new OEM ones that came out, solid overclockers)
-Cougar GX-1050 (great efficiency and rail design, only has 6 PCI-E cables though)

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h195/mikethebodacious/Rig_5970-1.jpg

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h195/mikethebodacious/Rig_5970-2.jpg

I have 3 Scythe Slipstream 120mm 1900RPM fans blowing cold air down on the GPU chips, they make a huge difference in VRM temps so the cards don't throttle down.  These fans are quite amazing, great price, great CFM, and acceptable dBA (nowhere near my 5970s @ 70% fan speed).  I also have a Honeywell table fan circulating the air.  The whole rig and cooling solution only uses 700 watts so mining is still profitable, for long-term mining I focused on energy efficiency first and foremost (even over cooling or hash rate).  This rig does 1520MH/sec (380 MH/sec for each GPU core).  It sure doesn't look pretty but it gets the job done, the mobo is laying on some computer case sides from junked computers I found by the dumpster  :o


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: catfish on October 19, 2011, 08:15:49 AM
The Catfish Bitcoin Mining Shelf Rig Mk II - nearly complete:

http://www.catfsh.com/bitcoin/shelf-rig-mk2/11-nearly-complete-1.jpg

Remaining things to do - remove CD-ROM (was only there for installing Linux on the three boards), screw in another wooden support for the hard drives, secure the PSUs where they currently sit (under the temporary boarding that the HDs sit on), and add two front doors - open mesh (like a rabbit hutch) or perspex frame with a single row of PC case fans horizontally down the centre, to blow air *onto* the top of the GPUs.

The aim is to get a furniture-like modular piece that can be moved anywhere and vents the majority of the hot air upwards, where it could be collected in an airbox and extracted using an extractor fan (or used to heat the house).

This one is consuming 2000W at the wall and is running really cool for air - haven't started overclocking in earnest yet but there's loads of headroom to come. I've finally come to a design I'm satisfied with, and will be rebuilding my Mk I Shelf Rig into the same design (I've got another two boards and 12 cards to use)...


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Big Time Coin on October 19, 2011, 08:37:47 AM
Wow cool that is a nice setup - where do you intake/exhaust the power supply fans though?  How many psu are you using?


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: catfish on October 19, 2011, 08:51:39 AM
Wow cool that is a nice setup - where do you intake/exhaust the power supply fans though?  How many psu are you using?
If you're talking about mine, firstly thanks :) - otherwise, the design is modular.

Each module is a Gigabyte microATX board with 4 PCIe slots, and 4 GPUs on extenders. This fits in a cube, so there are three cubes in a row on the second shelf of the three-shelf unit.

The top shelf has the middle slat removed to allow hot air out.

The middle shelf has the middle slat removed to install three domestic extractor fans, which blow air UP into the electronic cube modules. The logic boards and GPUs all use extender cables to drop the inputs (ATX 24-pin, ATX12V 4-pin, and all the PCIe 6-pin GPU power cables) down below the second shelf.

The bottom shelf has all three slats intact, and is where the PSUs stand. Each PSU (one per module) stands on its side so it's pulling air in horizontally and blowing air out of the front of the unit. The leftmost module has 3x 5850 and 1x 5830, hence is using an 850W Cooler Master. The middle module has 4x 5830 and is using an 800W Corsair. The rightmost module has 4x 6950 and is using a 1000W Cooler Master.

I want to put in a sub-shelf for the hard drives - currently there's a random piece of MDF board sitting on the PSUs, and the HDs are sat on top of that. However, there's PLENTY of room on the bottom shelf - the middle shelf is somewhat cramped for access :) but the PSU level is not. It runs surprisingly cool, but is the result of a LOT of R&D (i.e. previous failures, and valuable help from a member of the MMC pool I use).

I'm going to break the habit of a lifetime and actually *finish* this one *completely* before building another one :D


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: m3sSh3aD on October 19, 2011, 08:54:44 AM
The Catfish Bitcoin Mining Shelf Rig Mk II - nearly complete:

http://www.catfsh.com/bitcoin/shelf-rig-mk2/11-nearly-complete-1.jpg

Remaining things to do - remove CD-ROM (was only there for installing Linux on the three boards), screw in another wooden support for the hard drives, secure the PSUs where they currently sit (under the temporary boarding that the HDs sit on), and add two front doors - open mesh (like a rabbit hutch) or perspex frame with a single row of PC case fans horizontally down the centre, to blow air *onto* the top of the GPUs.

The aim is to get a furniture-like modular piece that can be moved anywhere and vents the majority of the hot air upwards, where it could be collected in an airbox and extracted using an extractor fan (or used to heat the house).

This one is consuming 2000W at the wall and is running really cool for air - haven't started overclocking in earnest yet but there's loads of headroom to come. I've finally come to a design I'm satisfied with, and will be rebuilding my Mk I Shelf Rig into the same design (I've got another two boards and 12 cards to use)...

Catfish my man :) Looking nice indeed. Them cards look really close, sure heat isnt a issue..... What are them cards? i can see the wood blocking some of the air holes on some of them completly (to the left), I can see issues man :)

YOu got me itching want make another one now :)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: catfish on October 19, 2011, 09:05:23 AM
^^ Best temperature of all my designs so far! Loads of help from a chap on the MMC forum though. Three domestic extractor fans blow air up from the second shelf. Temperatures range from 55˚C to 77˚C - all cards very mildly overclocked to 850 core just to see if it works.

It's been running since I finished last night - temps are well under control. The entire airflow was worked out to work *with* natural convection, and not fight against it like my previous attempts. The system even runs without the extractor fans, but the 6950s get a bit toasty.

The cards are, from left to right:
5830 XFX new design
5850 XFX Black Edition
5850 Sapphire 5-heatpipe 990MHz overclock monster
5850 Sapphire Extreme
5830 Peak Value
5830 Peak Value
5830 Peak Value
5830 Peak Value
6950 XFX mk2 no BIOS switch
6950 XFX mk1 with BIOS switch
6950 Sapphire big-fan no BIOS switch
6950 Asus DirectCU II overclock monster

I want to finish it but I've got another one to build!!!! Takes a day to build, though the design took ages. The hardest bit is the aluminium GPU bracket support - you NEED to get that absolutely *bang* on - half a millimetre out on a screw hole and the card will hang at an angle and touch another GPU.

Believe me, temperatures are NOT a problem... there's more space between each GPU than inside gamer PC cases, remember...

The shelf kit costs 14 from Homebase. Or was it 12? Whatever, it's cheap. :)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: fizzisist on October 20, 2011, 07:42:36 AM
http://fpgamining.com/wiki/images/7/78/X6500_working.jpg

It's brand new, only mined about 300 shares on it so far. :)

250 MH/s and 17 W. https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=40058.msg584606#msg584606


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: m3sSh3aD on October 20, 2011, 09:44:58 AM
http://fpgamining.com/wiki/images/7/78/X6500_working.jpg

It's brand new, only mined about 300 shares on it so far. :)

250 MH/s and 17 W. https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=40058.msg584606#msg584606

I dont know anything about these things (not much anyways, is it ASIC?FPGA? heard a few acranims). Can you lead me to some info on this kind of thing as im very interested but dont understand how it all works etc. I want to know :)

Thanks ;)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: catfish on October 20, 2011, 10:14:42 AM
^^ With similar curiosity - I have two questions only:

1. How much does a complete kit cost (i.e. board, heatsinks, necessary special cables, etc.)?

2. Can I run the mining software on a pool without needing to know VHDL or assembly-level code?

Actually, there's a third question. Assuming that this is an FPGA board, and from the hash rate you quote, it sounds like a fairly decent spec FPGA - how much does the software licence cost in order to load the BTC Miner gate logic onto the FPGA? I don't know much about this level of engineering, but have heard many stories about requiring proprietary software to load your own 'code' onto the FPGA itself, and that this proprietary software costs an absolute fortune.

I'm mining for the money (not that it's particularly profitable right now) so my mining rigs would be considered 'business' in court (indeed, the hardware was bought by the business I own). So using 'evaluation' or 'academic' licences would be fraudulent.

I'd love an FPGA setup (after seeing the number on the watt-meter attached to my Shelf Rig above) but I have a feeling that the FPGA-loading software costs 4 figures. And since I can't design my own gate-level logic, I wouldn't have any use for said software other than initially loading up the bitcoin mining logic.

Doing it for fun would be great - I'd like to purely to experience a new type of hardware and software - but I'd feel uneasy as hell about ripping off a software package worth thousands. I can't lie that I'm 'academic' or 'evaluation' if I'm actually making money using the damn thing...

(by the way, this is only my opinion, and not casting a judgement on anyone else here - prejudice isn't my style, especially when I have no information)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: fizzisist on October 20, 2011, 07:26:26 PM

I dont know anything about these things (not much anyways, is it ASIC?FPGA? heard a few acranims). Can you lead me to some info on this kind of thing as im very interested but dont understand how it all works etc. I want to know :)

Thanks ;)

It's an FPGA miner. There are two FPGAs on the board (Spartan 6 LX150-3) and they communicate with the computer over USB. We designed this board and will be selling it very soon.

^^ With similar curiosity - I have two questions only:

1. How much does a complete kit cost (i.e. board, heatsinks, necessary special cables, etc.)?

2. Can I run the mining software on a pool without needing to know VHDL or assembly-level code?

Actually, there's a third question. Assuming that this is an FPGA board, and from the hash rate you quote, it sounds like a fairly decent spec FPGA - how much does the software licence cost in order to load the BTC Miner gate logic onto the FPGA? I don't know much about this level of engineering, but have heard many stories about requiring proprietary software to load your own 'code' onto the FPGA itself, and that this proprietary software costs an absolute fortune.

Good questions!

1. The basic board is $610 $580, including heatsinks. You need only a USB mini B cable and a spare Molex "peripheral" power connector, or a basic AC adapter (aka wall wart). The boards along with cables and power supplies will be for sale on Cablesaurus.com.
2. Running the software is as easy as running phoenix or similar mining software. You just have to download the code and plug it in. Right now, the software isn't as slick as phoenix or especially GUI miner, but that should get better with time.
3. You only need an expensive software license if you want to develop new VHDL/Verilog code. The Xilinx software will synthesize the source code into a "bitstream" that is loaded onto the FPGA. The bitstream is the equivalent of a binary for a computer. As long as someone else will build the bitstream for you (we will), you have no need for the expensive software.

The best place for information is the thread: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=40058.0


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: m3sSh3aD on October 21, 2011, 08:59:04 AM
So yours is basically 2 of these on 1 card?

http://shop.ztex.de/product_info.php?products_id=66&language=en

There excellent little things but there massivly expensive even with there small per joul/hour. Weird this popped up as a friend of mine messaged me yesterday about using a JTAG'd xbox 360 with these things. It as a very powerful 3 core processor that workd simalar to the G4/G5 PowerPC chip also which is what catfish was saying be interesting use.

Im a little over my head but im following :)

@Catfish - I just noticed how close the cards are means that your extenders are REALLY close, wont you suffer from interfierence? I did with mine a little and had to sort it out with some 'protection/shielding' on the cables. Just a thought if you get some unusal readings on any of the cards ;)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: likuidxd on October 23, 2011, 09:33:35 PM
MSI Big Bang Marshal B3 w/ 8x 5870's running BAMT 3.2GHs

http://i.imgur.com/tVUKxl.jpg


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: stellan0r on October 24, 2011, 04:53:34 PM
MSI Big Bang Marshal B3 w/ 8x 5870's running BAMT 3.2GHs

http://i.imgur.com/tVUKxl.jpg


Temperature and noise must be insane... Looks like meltdown to me if run on full power :)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: likuidxd on October 24, 2011, 06:50:16 PM
MSI Big Bang Marshal B3 w/ 8x 5870's running BAMT 3.2GHs

whats the price per slot ?

Not quite sure what you mean by this


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: likuidxd on October 24, 2011, 06:54:05 PM
MSI Big Bang Marshal B3 w/ 8x 5870's running BAMT 3.2GHs



Temperature and noise must be insane... Looks like meltdown to me if run on full power :)

Noise is insane, fans are at 75%. GPU cores hover at only 60C though, not bad! There are 3 3000rpm fans at the intake of the cards. They do run at full power +, the 5870's are clocked at 900/600 and output is power is ~ 1550W, 124V & 15A. Still tweaking a lot to get power consumption down on the board, cpu and ram but for now I'm pretty satisfied at 2.06 Hashes per watt


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Transisto on October 25, 2011, 04:34:22 AM
Please remove images when using quotes.

Noise is insane, fans are at 75%. GPU cores hover at only 60C though, not bad! There are 3 3000rpm fans at the intake of the cards. They do run at full power +, the 5870's are clocked at 900/600 and output is power is ~ 1550W, 124V & 15A. Still tweaking a lot to get power consumption down on the board, cpu and ram but for now I'm pretty satisfied at 2.06 Hashes per watt
This is a really neat setup.

My 5870 2gb run cool at 40% fan speed,

To spread the card I suggest that you use a smaller heatsink and place a GPU over it, then add a 2nd extender to the card on the right, (use shielded extender and provide 12v to it)
Did you feed any riser with 12v ?





Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: likuidxd on October 25, 2011, 01:34:01 PM
Please remove images when using quotes.

Noise is insane, fans are at 75%. GPU cores hover at only 60C though, not bad! There are 3 3000rpm fans at the intake of the cards. They do run at full power +, the 5870's are clocked at 900/600 and output is power is ~ 1550W, 124V & 15A. Still tweaking a lot to get power consumption down on the board, cpu and ram but for now I'm pretty satisfied at 2.06 Hashes per watt
This is a really neat setup.

My 5870 2gb run cool at 40% fan speed,

To spread the card I suggest that you use a smaller heatsink and place a GPU over it, then add a 2nd extender to the card on the right, (use shielded extender and provide 12v to it)
Did you feed any riser with 12v ?


I don't feed any risers with 12v molex. I may use a lower profile heatsink later, that was one I had sitting around. I can lower the fan speeds 25% and get on 5-8 degrees higher, but it is in my utility room so I really don't notice it.

Why add a second powered riser? I've been curios as to what these are used for.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Transisto on October 25, 2011, 08:44:59 PM
Why add a second powered riser? I've been curios as to what these are used for.
I'm really curious to see what would happen in the long run.

Touch the single 12v wire going to your motherboard connector to see if it's hot,
 It may be providing ~45 watt per GPU, or 30 amp on one wire. (rated for ~8amp)

(45w according to http://blog.zorinaq.com/?e=42 using 5970)

I personally use powered extender when going past 5 gpus.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: likuidxd on October 25, 2011, 09:01:50 PM
Why add a second powered riser? I've been curios as to what these are used for.
I'm really curious to see what would happen in the long run.

Touch the single 12v wire going to your motherboard connector to see if it's hot,
 It may be providing ~45 watt per GPU, or 30 amp on one wire. (rated for ~8amp)

(45w according to http://blog.zorinaq.com/?e=42 using 5970)

I personally use powered extender when going past 5 gpus.

I'll check it out when I get home, you've got me curious now. This board does allow me to run 2, 8 pin 12V ATX power. I don't have the second plugged in right now, never thought about it


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: DeathAndTaxes on November 01, 2011, 11:02:20 PM
Why add a second powered riser? I've been curios as to what these are used for.
I'm really curious to see what would happen in the long run.

Touch the single 12v wire going to your motherboard connector to see if it's hot,
 It may be providing ~45 watt per GPU, or 30 amp on one wire. (rated for ~8amp)

(45w according to http://blog.zorinaq.com/?e=42 using 5970)

I personally use powered extender when going past 5 gpus.

I'll check it out when I get home, you've got me curious now. This board does allow me to run 2, 8 pin 12V ATX power. I don't have the second plugged in right now, never thought about it

Nice dual 8pin EPS plugs.  If your powersupply has dual 8pin EPS connector for the motherboard then I would use it.  More connectors = lower amperage = higher efficiency = less heat. 


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: MadHacker on November 01, 2011, 11:50:06 PM
Why add a second powered riser? I've been curios as to what these are used for.
I'm really curious to see what would happen in the long run.

Touch the single 12v wire going to your motherboard connector to see if it's hot,
 It may be providing ~45 watt per GPU, or 30 amp on one wire. (rated for ~8amp)

(45w according to http://blog.zorinaq.com/?e=42 using 5970)

I personally use powered extender when going past 5 gpus.

I'll check it out when I get home, you've got me curious now. This board does allow me to run 2, 8 pin 12V ATX power. I don't have the second plugged in right now, never thought about it

Nice dual 8pin EPS plugs.  If your powersupply has dual 8pin EPS connector for the motherboard then I would use it.  More connectors = lower amperage = higher efficiency = less heat. 
Mine has an extra molex connector right by the 24 pin power cable.
I think that having it by the PCIE slots would be a better solution, however i don't know how wide the 12v lines in the multi layer boards.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: kitich on November 02, 2011, 05:04:27 PM
~9500Gh

http://habrastorage.org/storage1/02697d18/b6cad152/a5985b96/b3f0b389.jpg





Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: jamesg on November 02, 2011, 05:33:00 PM

Oooooo, I didn't know we were sharing box stack pics. I'll have to go take one today to post.  ;D


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: kitich on November 02, 2011, 05:42:09 PM
~9500Gh


Oooooo, I didn't know we were sharing box stack pics. I'll have to go take one today to post.  ;D

My rig is so ugly =(


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Turbor on November 02, 2011, 09:43:23 PM
Gremlins 2x5850 700 MH/s Rig. Fiberboard custom built. Easy to drill holes in case you forgot some  :)

http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/385787_2369829377217_1594960449_2282338_2073406079_n.jpg

http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/393606_2369830337241_1594960449_2282339_733350064_n.jpg


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: catfish on November 02, 2011, 10:00:21 PM
Why add a second powered riser? I've been curios as to what these are used for.
I'm really curious to see what would happen in the long run.

Touch the single 12v wire going to your motherboard connector to see if it's hot,
 It may be providing ~45 watt per GPU, or 30 amp on one wire. (rated for ~8amp)

(45w according to http://blog.zorinaq.com/?e=42 using 5970)

I personally use powered extender when going past 5 gpus.
I'm interested in this, even though I've given up on 5+ GPU setups - too much aggro getting them to work, and logic board / PSU costs increase non-linearly above 4 GPUs per board.

But my incompetence at getting a 5-GPU rig working (took ages, though *did* manage it eventually) may be explained partly by this issue.

I count 2 +12V wires on the fat EATXPWR connector, and another two +12V wires on the ATX12V power connector. My boards mostly use the four-pin ATX12V sockets as they aren't 'extreme performance' boards and aren't rated for BIG wattage CPUs, but the 5-GPU board I was messing with had the 8-pin version, which has four +12V wires.

So for the logic board and expansion slots, you've either got four or six wires, each of which is 18AWG according to the ATX PSU spec (though most of the high-power PSUs use 16AWG - my Corsair does, for example).

18AWG cable is 'recommended' for up to 40A at 12V with cable lengths 3 feet and below (a reasonable assumption in computer PSUs), according to this link:
http://www.rbeelectronics.com/wtable.htm (http://www.rbeelectronics.com/wtable.htm) - I am not 100% sure of the veracity of its claims, so YMMV, but I'm assuming that the electronics guys writing that website mean that the 'recommended' gauge in the table won't be running within an inch of its life.

Hence if the table suggests that a 12V requirement of 40A would be *ideally* served by 18AWG cable for 3 feet or less, then I assume that this *doesn't* mean that said cable will be hot to the touch and starting to soften its insulation...

On top of this 'absolute' max current the cable will carry, there's the ATX spec, which IIRC allows a max of 240VA on any wire. So for our 12V feeds for our GPUs etc., the ATX standard says 'no more than 20A please chaps'.

So I'm guessing that even with my 'small' logic boards, the four 12V feeds can give a maximum of 960W *just to the CPU and expansion slots* - that's at the maximum 20A per wire.

But if 18AWG is OK for 40A on short stretches, I can't see it even getting *warm* at 20A. Temperature of cabling is much more likely to be influenced by the hot air expelled by the GPUs and other components in a bitcoin rig, if what I say above is anywhere near true.

Using 'warm cables' as a diagnostic measure is therefore a BAD idea since it's going to result in false positives ALL of the time. If 18AWG is good for 40A as 'recommended' then I doubt it'll get hot until over 50A - at which point you're talking about 1200W through ONE wire, which no GPU will pull. Note that I'm ignoring the CPU and chipset here, because as a bitcoin mining rig, the CPU is underclocked to the minimum and only one core runs. If you're running a 250W CPU as well then the power available to the PCIe slots *may* become a problem. But the cables shouldn't get hot, surely??


Personally, I'm much more concerned with GPUs pulling power through the nice PCIe extenders a lot of us use. The ribbon cable used, even dual layer, is much thinner than 18AWG and I *really* don't know the safe ampacity of the conductors. Personally I'd like to keep the GPUs pulling ALL their required power from their 6-pin connectors - even a single 6-pin connector (with three 12V conductors at 18AWG) would be safe to a 720W load, assuming the wires followed the ATX spec. Ignoring the spec, using one conductor to supply an entire GPU would be safe up to 480W. I'm happy with that, which is why I'm not too worried when I see 6-pin converter cables that simply loop two 12V pins to the same cable, and the same with the ground. The cable *itself* can carry the current.

The ribbon cables are a problem though. Molex-augmented extenders are IMO irrelevant unless your logic board's *LOGIC* limits the 12V current supplied to the PCIe slots artificially. If you *really* need the current in the extender, then the limit isn't the Molex or the 18AWG yellow wire - it's the thin conductor in the ribbon cable that the yellow wire is spliced to.

I've got a Molex-powered extender from Cablesaurus. The Molex connector takes a single stretch of 18AWG and splices into the ribbon cable. How can the Molex augmentation supply more power than the ribbon cable can already safely take? In fact, since the ATX spec allows 20A on those 18AWG Molex yellow wires, the powered extenders could possibly make fire *more* dangerous, by allowing the thin ribbon cable to draw more current than the slot itself would supply.


Can anyone tell me the wire gauge and rating of the ribbon cables used in our PCIe extenders? It's not usually a problem, since IME the power drawn by GPU cards is primarily pulled from the 6-pin power feeds, with only residual power taken directly from the board (obviously only talking about GPUs with 6-pin power connectors here, of course!). I've got a Mac Pro which has a mad number of sensors to query, and it's telling me the exact amperage going through the two PCIe power extensions (I've got Y-cables on these...), along with the exact amperage going through each PCIe slot on the logic board. If this behaviour (preferentially using the 6-pin supplies before taking from the PCIe slot) is some cool Mac OS X thing, then my theories may be useless - because none of us run Mac OS X as a main mining OS, and all my big-power GPUs are on Linux boards. But if this is how the GPUs are designed, and also due to higher resistance on the PCIe extenders (making the distribution an electrical issue), I don't see how splicing an 18AWG power cable into the *start* of the existing extender ribbon cable will reduce the resistance of that ribbon cable.

Sorry for big post, thinking out loud.



TL;DR = I don't think powered PCIe extenders are of any use beyond the edge-case where your logic board *deliberately* restricts available current to the PCIe slots when all are populated. And on the other hand, the Molex connector is capable of delivering enough current to melt and set fire to the ribbon cable it's spliced into. I don't use them. Happy to be proved wrong, or any assumptions challenged though :)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: MrGaSp on November 03, 2011, 12:16:51 AM

That is simply amazing =O


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Transisto on November 03, 2011, 01:39:37 AM
TL;DR = I don't think powered PCIe extenders are of any use beyond the edge-case where your logic board *deliberately* restricts available current to the PCIe slots when all are populated. And on the other hand, the Molex connector is capable of delivering enough current to melt and set fire to the ribbon cable it's spliced into. I don't use them. Happy to be proved wrong, or any assumptions challenged though :)
Maybe using one (molexed) when using two extender for a 12inch length.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: jamesg on November 03, 2011, 04:25:00 AM
Oooooo, I didn't know we were sharing box stack pics. I'll have to go take one today to post.  ;D

As promised, box P0rn in all of it's glory.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-TceYkIogYnY/TrIXS5N2EpI/AAAAAAAAAyQ/4d4Pt6LuzhA/s912/IMG_0163.JPG

Enjoy.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Electricbees on November 03, 2011, 05:37:20 AM
Oooooo, I didn't know we were sharing box stack pics. I'll have to go take one today to post.  ;D

As promised, box P0rn in all of it's glory.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-TceYkIogYnY/TrIXS5N2EpI/AAAAAAAAAyQ/4d4Pt6LuzhA/s912/IMG_0163.JPG

Enjoy.
Oh dear god... What kind of numbers do you pull with all that?  :o


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: MrGaSp on November 03, 2011, 06:00:38 AM
Oooooo, I didn't know we were sharing box stack pics. I'll have to go take one today to post.  ;D

As promised, box P0rn in all of it's glory.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-TceYkIogYnY/TrIXS5N2EpI/AAAAAAAAAyQ/4d4Pt6LuzhA/s912/IMG_0163.JPG

Enjoy.
Oh dear god... What kind of numbers do you pull with all that?  :o
I doubt any considering they're boxes...but dear god a lot of boxes..


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: finway on November 03, 2011, 06:39:58 AM
http://img1.cache.netease.com/catchpic/6/67/672F6A3B7E4641F8A2B0A62B64D903A8.jpg

28 5850s.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: jamesg on November 03, 2011, 10:15:10 AM
Oh dear god... What kind of numbers do you pull with all that?  :o

See sig.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: urstroyer on November 03, 2011, 06:35:04 PM
Oooooo, I didn't know we were sharing box stack pics. I'll have to go take one today to post.  ;D

As promised, box P0rn in all of it's glory.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-TceYkIogYnY/TrIXS5N2EpI/AAAAAAAAAyQ/4d4Pt6LuzhA/s912/IMG_0163.JPG

Enjoy.

Awesome!


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: mackminer on November 04, 2011, 01:30:09 AM
I hope it's ok to show ming in a video  :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4xs1pp2bPA


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Electricbees on November 04, 2011, 03:53:54 AM
Oh dear god... What kind of numbers do you pull with all that?  :o

See sig.

Oh, of course. I've seen your rig before on the forums... You are all that I envy, good sir. All the hardware a man could want...


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: ngzhang on November 09, 2011, 04:57:21 PM
http://i.minus.com/ihQzoNHuWPigP.JPG

OK, the day finally comes.

maybe the world's first public FPGA mining cluster system? or maybe the largest now?

6X Icarus mining borad (12X SX6SLX150) @ 360M/board. 2.16GH/s -peak/total.

power consuming: 115W (MAX) on the wall.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: cicada on November 09, 2011, 05:06:11 PM
6X Icarus mining borad (12X SX6SLX150) @ 360M/board. 2.16GH/s -peak/total.

power consuming: 115W (MAX) on the wall.

Well done sir!

That's 6.75x the hashing power of a 5830 at ~80% of it's power draw.  Pretty amazing stuff.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: molecular on November 09, 2011, 07:33:18 PM
maybe the world's first public FPGA mining cluster system? or maybe the largest now?

6X Icarus mining borad (12X SX6SLX150) @ 360M/board. 2.16GH/s -peak/total.

power consuming: 115W (MAX) on the wall.

epic!

how much did you pay?


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: ngzhang on November 09, 2011, 07:34:17 PM
maybe the world's first public FPGA mining cluster system? or maybe the largest now?

6X Icarus mining borad (12X SX6SLX150) @ 360M/board. 2.16GH/s -peak/total.

power consuming: 115W (MAX) on the wall.

epic!

how much did you pay?

They are self manufactured.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: jamesg on November 09, 2011, 07:59:18 PM
maybe the world's first public FPGA mining cluster system? or maybe the largest now?

6X Icarus mining borad (12X SX6SLX150) @ 360M/board. 2.16GH/s -peak/total.

power consuming: 115W (MAX) on the wall.

epic!

how much did you pay?

They are self manufactured.

Now if only we could buy these boards for $100 a piece... I'd buy 100.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: malevolent on November 10, 2011, 12:15:25 AM
They are self manufactured.

What was the cost of manufacturing them (including and excluding time which also has value)?


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: m3sSh3aD on November 10, 2011, 02:48:44 AM
I want :)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: finway on November 10, 2011, 04:36:44 AM
http://i.minus.com/ihQzoNHuWPigP.JPG

OK, the day finally comes.

maybe the world's first public FPGA mining cluster system? or maybe the largest now?

6X Icarus mining borad (12X SX6SLX150) @ 360M/board. 2.16GH/s -peak/total.

power consuming: 115W (MAX) on the wall.

congrats, finally done. $300 each?


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Unacceptable on November 10, 2011, 09:25:27 AM
http://i.minus.com/ihQzoNHuWPigP.JPG

OK, the day finally comes.

maybe the world's first public FPGA mining cluster system? or maybe the largest now?

6X Icarus mining borad (12X SX6SLX150) @ 360M/board. 2.16GH/s -peak/total.

power consuming: 115W (MAX) on the wall.

Awesome!!!!!!!!!! Only thing I need to know,will they work with windows??? I know nothing about Linux & had no luck with trying to learn...so far :(


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Olly_K on November 10, 2011, 09:52:52 AM
^^ damn I want some of those !


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Deafboy on November 10, 2011, 10:51:57 AM
1x 5970 for now, going to upgrade next year. (Don't know if another 5970 or FPGAs)
1200W OCZ PS
Cheapest CoolerMaster case
USB with BAMT

It's covered with that black wooden box.

http://deafboy.cicolina.org/igelitka/fotky/20111109_001.jpg

http://deafboy.cicolina.org/igelitka/fotky/20111109_002.jpg


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: ngzhang on November 10, 2011, 10:54:51 AM
http://i.minus.com/ihQzoNHuWPigP.JPG

OK, the day finally comes.

maybe the world's first public FPGA mining cluster system? or maybe the largest now?

6X Icarus mining borad (12X SX6SLX150) @ 360M/board. 2.16GH/s -peak/total.

power consuming: 115W (MAX) on the wall.

Awesome!!!!!!!!!! Only thing I need to know,will they work with windows??? I know nothing about Linux & had no luck with trying to learn...so far :(

certainly....


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: catfish on November 10, 2011, 11:08:10 AM
^^ Marvellous. Must email ztex about their boards... been thinking about it for ages but not done anything...


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: gimme_bottles on November 10, 2011, 08:51:25 PM
http://i.minus.com/ihQzoNHuWPigP.JPG

OK, the day finally comes.

maybe the world's first public FPGA mining cluster system? or maybe the largest now?

6X Icarus mining borad (12X SX6SLX150) @ 360M/board. 2.16GH/s -peak/total.

power consuming: 115W (MAX) on the wall.

congrats, finally done. $300 each?

far too little in my eyes, even the two LX150 are 300$. a six-layer pcb isn't cheap either, so i would add another 200$


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: fizzisist on November 10, 2011, 11:00:36 PM
OK, the day finally comes.

maybe the world's first public FPGA mining cluster system? or maybe the largest now?

6X Icarus mining borad (12X SX6SLX150) @ 360M/board. 2.16GH/s -peak/total.

power consuming: 115W (MAX) on the wall.

Awesome!!!!!!!!!! Only thing I need to know,will they work with windows??? I know nothing about Linux & had no luck with trying to learn...so far :(

Looks great ngzhang! Can't wait to hear the price.

catfish: to compare to ztex, our dual FPGA boards are $560 each, or $280 per FPGA. His boards are $460 each with one FPGA. That's a big difference, eh?

It really just comes down to the design of the board that you prefer, though. I think all these boards look awesome, and it's great that people have some options, depending on their needs!


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: m3sSh3aD on November 10, 2011, 11:22:53 PM
+1

These are the most interesting things in tech ive seen for ages. We need mass production :)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: DeathAndTaxes on November 10, 2011, 11:23:12 PM
catfish: to compare to ztex, our dual FPGA boards are $560 each, or $280 per FPGA. His boards are $460 each with one FPGA. That's a big difference, eh?

It really just comes down to the design of the board that you prefer, though. I think all these boards look awesome, and it's great that people have some options, depending on their needs!

Well no it all comes down to MH/$.  While you may have 2 FPGA you are getting what 240MH/s combined.  
Ztek gets 190MH on a single FPGA.

Also he offers significant bulk pricing.  I wish he had a 4x FPGA design though.  Building a 10GH cluster with 50 boards is kinda repetitive.  Anyone looking to buy FPGA is looking to buy big.  Whoever make the highest capacity board w/ lowest price per MH will be the one who gets the lions share of the business.

Good luck to everyone.  May the best capitalist win.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: fizzisist on November 11, 2011, 12:58:13 AM
catfish: to compare to ztex, our dual FPGA boards are $560 each, or $280 per FPGA. His boards are $460 each with one FPGA. That's a big difference, eh?

It really just comes down to the design of the board that you prefer, though. I think all these boards look awesome, and it's great that people have some options, depending on their needs!

Well no it all comes down to MH/$.  While you may have 2 FPGA you are getting what 240MH/s combined.  
Ztek gets 190MH on a single FPGA.

Also he offers significant bulk pricing.  I wish he had a 4x FPGA design though.  Building a 10GH cluster with 50 boards is kinda repetitive.  Anyone looking to buy FPGA is looking to buy big.  Whoever make the highest capacity board w/ lowest price per MH will be the one who gets the lions share of the business.

Good luck to everyone.  May the best capitalist win.


True, but like I said before, that isn't the hardware that's giving the higher hashrates. I'm confident that it's just a matter of time before we get similar hashrates on our board. Unfortunately, our focus these past weeks is on getting the hardware built instead of on code. That should change soon.

As for bulk pricing, we've already provided bulk quotes to inquiring minds via PM, but I'll publish a price scale very soon.

EDIT: Also, even if we assume that the X6500 will never reach higher than 250 MH/s, we still have the ztex board beat in $/MH, in small quantities at least:

X6500: $580 / 250MH/s = $2.32/MH (with early payment discount, it's $2.24/MH)
ZTEX: $460 / 190 MH/s = $2.42/MH

If you're not so pessimistic, and assume that we will reach the same hashrate, that would be 380 MH/s, or $1.52/MH.

Sorry for the off-topic! I hope to make an on-topic post here very soon, when I get a few more X6500 boards here. :)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: DeathAndTaxes on November 11, 2011, 03:07:11 PM
Yeah like I said may the best capitalist win.  I hope you can improve the throughput that would only make your product superior.  Still on an investment basis that isn't a risk I am willing to consider.  I am interested in the design that has lowest cost per MH based on a $4000 or $10,000 investment.  If that is your board then I am interested.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: mtminer on November 11, 2011, 03:14:31 PM
catfish: to compare to ztex, our dual FPGA boards are $560 each, or $280 per FPGA. His boards are $460 each with one FPGA. That's a big difference, eh?

It really just comes down to the design of the board that you prefer, though. I think all these boards look awesome, and it's great that people have some options, depending on their needs!

Well no it all comes down to MH/$.  While you may have 2 FPGA you are getting what 240MH/s combined.  
Ztek gets 190MH on a single FPGA.

Also he offers significant bulk pricing.  I wish he had a 4x FPGA design though.  Building a 10GH cluster with 50 boards is kinda repetitive.  Anyone looking to buy FPGA is looking to buy big.  Whoever make the highest capacity board w/ lowest price per MH will be the one who gets the lions share of the business.

Good luck to everyone.  May the best capitalist win.


Do you have a link for Ztek?


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: DeathAndTaxes on November 11, 2011, 03:15:23 PM
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=49180.0


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: r3v3rs3 on November 27, 2011, 03:09:31 AM
<- loves the smell of burning FR4 in the morning. :D

http://www.abload.de/img/pwmqkjrm.jpg

Deneb C2 @ 3.7 GHz / 1.45 V mining LTC vs. old sh***y AM2 mobo
1 : 0

At least now I've got a reason to build a nice new 2600k machine. :D


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: ztex on December 02, 2011, 01:54:04 PM
Sorry, off topic too.

X6500: $580 / 250MH/s = $2.32/MH (with early payment discount, it's $2.24/MH)
ZTEX: $460 / 190 MH/s = $2.42/MH

You forgot to mention that there are volume discounts, see https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=49180.0, e.g.:

5 x UFM-1.15x:  $2100 /  950 MH/s = $2.21/MH
10 x UFM-1.15x:  $3900 /  1900 MH/s = $2.05/MH
25 x UFM-1.15x:  $9000 /  4750 MH/s = $1.89/MH
...


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: likuidxd on December 02, 2011, 02:29:52 PM
Quote
At least now I've got a reason to build a nice new 2600k machine.

Build a 2011 machine! I want to know the specs on these bad boys  ;D


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: fizzisist on December 02, 2011, 03:53:00 PM
Sorry, off topic too.

X6500: $580 / 250MH/s = $2.32/MH (with early payment discount, it's $2.24/MH)
ZTEX: $460 / 190 MH/s = $2.42/MH

You forgot to mention that there are volume discounts, see https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=49180.0, e.g.:

5 x UFM-1.15x:  $2100 /  950 MH/s = $2.21/MH
10 x UFM-1.15x:  $3900 /  1900 MH/s = $2.05/MH
25 x UFM-1.15x:  $9000 /  4750 MH/s = $1.89/MH
...

Answered in: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=40058.msg638478#msg638478

Summary: our bulk prices are yet to be published. But, even our single quantity is better than your 100 if you optimistically assume we will get close to the performance you are getting eventually: $1.53/MH at 380 MH/s.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: plastic.elastic on December 04, 2011, 04:14:12 AM
TyGrr Techs rigs can be found here http://s1081.photobucket.com/albums/j343/TyGrrTech/


Jesus,.... or should i say budda

You're in Thailand. Isnt it cheaper and more efficient to build a rack to house all the cards and fans? using wood is fine too.

Heck, i would even have the whole thing watercooled with custom blocks (its so damn cheap to fab blocks over there)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: plastic.elastic on December 04, 2011, 04:54:20 AM
TyGrr Techs rigs can be found here http://s1081.photobucket.com/albums/j343/TyGrrTech/


Jesus,.... or should i say budda

You're in Thailand. Isnt it cheaper and more efficient to build a rack to house all the cards and fans? using wood is fine too.

Heck, i would even have the whole thing watercooled with custom blocks (its so damn cheap to fab blocks over there)


If bitcoin fails I can get out of my set up costs by selling the rigs as mid to high end gaming machines. Water cooling is something I will look into in the future but I doubt I will do it on a large scale.

I have changed my set up and will post new photos hopefully in a week. Thanks:)

Well a wooden rack is a start. Much less prone of accident too :)
its cheap to build there right?


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: ifinta on December 04, 2011, 08:00:03 AM
My rig: koeppeloeppe
4x5850 (1550 MHash)

http://joupper.com/downloads/P1060812.JPG

and an another view (for cables):

http://joupper.com/downloads/cables.jpg

clocks and temperature:

Adapter 0 - ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series                                                                                                                                                                                                       
                            Core (MHz)    Memory (MHz)                                                                                                                                                                                       
           Current Clocks :    950           200                                                                                                                                                                                             
             Current Peak :    950           200                                                                                                                                                                                             
  Configurable Peak Range : [550-900]     [900-1250]                                                                                                                                                                                         
                 GPU load :    99%                                                                                                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
Adapter 1 - ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series                                                                                                                                                                                                       
                            Core (MHz)    Memory (MHz)                                                                                                                                                                                       
           Current Clocks :    950           200                                                                                                                                                                                             
             Current Peak :    950           200                                                                                                                                                                                             
  Configurable Peak Range : [550-900]     [900-1250]
                 GPU load :    99%

Adapter 2 - ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series
                            Core (MHz)    Memory (MHz)
           Current Clocks :    950           200
             Current Peak :    950           200
  Configurable Peak Range : [550-900]     [900-1250]
                 GPU load :    99%

Adapter 3 - ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series
                            Core (MHz)    Memory (MHz)
           Current Clocks :    900           200
             Current Peak :    900           200
  Configurable Peak Range : [550-900]     [900-1250]
                 GPU load :    99%

Adapter 0 - ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series
            Sensor 0: Temperature - 74.50 C

Adapter 1 - ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series
            Sensor 0: Temperature - 82.50 C

Adapter 2 - ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series
            Sensor 0: Temperature - 77.00 C

Adapter 3 - ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series
            Sensor 0: Temperature - 80.50 C


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Transisto on December 06, 2011, 02:16:16 AM
My rig: koeppeloeppe
4x5850 (1550 MHash)
Nice, I find the cable management on the sata quite disturbing.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: plastic.elastic on December 06, 2011, 02:23:36 AM
My rig: koeppeloeppe
4x5850 (1550 MHash)
Nice, I find the cable management on the sata disturbing.

and a waste of such expensive board too.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: likuidxd on December 06, 2011, 07:58:55 PM
My rig: koeppeloeppe
4x5850 (1550 MHash)

Nice, I use this board as well. Haven't used the OC dashboard, how well does it work?

plastic.elastic - you should really try making at least one positive post in your lifetime here


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: plastic.elastic on December 06, 2011, 08:12:54 PM
My rig: koeppeloeppe
4x5850 (1550 MHash)

Nice, I use this board as well. Haven't used the OC dashboard, how well does it work?

plastic.elastic - you should really try making at least one positive post in your lifetime here

I'm not gonna lie to be cool... Sorry


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: ifinta on December 06, 2011, 09:01:20 PM
My rig: koeppeloeppe
4x5850 (1550 MHash)
Nice, I find the cable management on the sata quite disturbing.

Maybe because of a view point... I added a new picture.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: ifinta on December 06, 2011, 09:12:43 PM
My rig: koeppeloeppe
4x5850 (1550 MHash)

Nice, I use this board as well. Haven't used the OC dashboard, how well does it work?

plastic.elastic - you should really try making at least one positive post in your lifetime here

I was curious too. I probed it - it is really weak :)
It shows a start up of board and bios, and I can see, as the Power Supply switch all the voltages really off.

Nothing else is usable for me. (I don't want to change the clocks and voltages in operation...)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: CleverMiner on December 07, 2011, 12:26:05 AM
My rig: koeppeloeppe
4x5850 (1550 MHash)
At what speed / voltage did your 5850 ended up at ?  

In the same vein, (4x5850)

Here is how I build my miners,  These take very little space, provide good cooling and are easy to carry around. (no I don't stack them)

More , http://imgur.com/a/bRbDZ

http://i.imgur.com/6ViK9.jpg

CPU is some Pentium 4 crap, Board is some other crap found in the trash, PSU is OCZ 850 gold.  Plastic box ~4$ at Staples. + 2.5" 80gb for Windoze.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: CleverMiner on December 07, 2011, 12:32:10 AM
detele


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: ZPK on December 07, 2011, 12:47:26 AM
go to shop and say 1 rig please. )))


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: rearwheels on December 07, 2011, 03:15:42 AM

I like the attention to details in using cable ties and cable holders (to stick the sata cable on the wooden base, and the GPU base).

But there's just too much cables to do a proper cable management.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: ifinta on December 07, 2011, 04:36:58 AM
My rig: koeppeloeppe
4x5850 (1550 MHash)
At what speed / voltage did your 5850 ended up at ?  

In the same vein, (4x5850)

Here is how I build my miners,  These take very little space, provide good cooling and are easy to carry around. (no I don't stack them)

More , http://imgur.com/a/bRbDZ

CPU is some Pentium 4 crap, Board is some other crap found in the trash, PSU is OCZ 850 gold.  Plastic box ~4$ at Staples. + 2.5" 80gb for Windoze.

Very nice :)

I added to my post info about clock's and temperature...

Voltages are at default level.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: CleverMiner on December 07, 2011, 04:44:18 AM
Cable management 101 : Is a cable close to hitting a fan ? -> is it blocking airflow ? -> Done


What ?  you are running your card at 900-950 mhz at stock 1.088v ?

On mine moving above 833mhz I am taking risks,  Some goes to 875, none 900 even less 950

What PSU do you have, that's an important part.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: ifinta on December 07, 2011, 05:14:51 AM
And I plan to try FPGA too... It is very interesting project.

http://joupper.com/downloads/fpga.jpg


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: ifinta on December 07, 2011, 05:19:09 AM
Cable management 101 : Is a cable close to hitting a fan ? -> is it blocking airflow ? -> Done


What ?  you are running your card at 900-950 mhz at stock 1.088v ?

On mine moving above 833mhz I am taking risks,  Some goes to 875, none 900 even less 950

What PSU do you have, that's an important part.

Thermaltake Toughpower Grand 1200W (TPG1200M EU)

It's working 24/7 from July, and I had only one problem:
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=53620.msg640540#msg640540 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=53620.msg640540#msg640540)

What voltages did you test?


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: CleverMiner on December 07, 2011, 05:39:17 AM
What voltages did you test?
My 5850 are generally at 860mhz default using BAMT / no voltage control on linux


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: ifinta on December 07, 2011, 05:51:21 AM

I like the attention to details in using cable ties and cable holders (to stick the sata cable on the wooden base, and the GPU base).


Wooden base: It is acacia. :)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: ifinta on December 07, 2011, 05:55:09 AM
What voltages did you test?
My 5850 are generally at 860mhz default using BAMT / no voltage control on linux

I don't tryed, but I saw this post - it seems to be working...:
http://www.overclock.net/t/517861/how-to-overclocking-ati-cards-in-linux (http://www.overclock.net/t/517861/how-to-overclocking-ati-cards-in-linux)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: ifinta on December 07, 2011, 06:20:38 AM
And I tryed a Cloud http://www.cloud.hu/hu (http://www.cloud.hu/hu) too :) It need at home a very little place :) And no risks :) And scalable :)

http://joupper.com/downloads/cloud.jpg

valaki@bitpc:~$ ./bitcoind getinfo
{
    "version" : 32500,
    "balance" : 0.00000000,
    "blocks" : 156431,
    "connections" : 8,
    "proxy" : "",
    "generate" : false,
    "genproclimit" : 5,
    "difficulty" : 1090715.68005127,
    "hashespersec" : 0,
    "testnet" : false,
    "keypoololdest" : 1322876119,
    "keypoolsize" : 111,
    "paytxfee" : 0.00000000,
    "errors" : ""
}
valaki@bitpc:~$ ./bitcoind setgenerate true 5
valaki@bitpc:~$
valaki@bitpc:~$
valaki@bitpc:~$ ./bitcoind getinfo
{
    "version" : 32500,
    "balance" : 0.00000000,
    "blocks" : 156431,
    "connections" : 8,
    "proxy" : "",
    "generate" : true,
    "genproclimit" : 5,
    "difficulty" : 1090715.68005127,
    "hashespersec" : 2748965,
    "testnet" : false,
    "keypoololdest" : 1322876119,
    "keypoolsize" : 106,
    "paytxfee" : 0.00000000,
    "errors" : ""
}
valaki@bitpc:~$


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: cicada on December 08, 2011, 04:12:07 PM
You're all doing it wrong.  ;D

I kid, I kid.  I've actually taken down my 3.8GH/s setup and sold off most of my parts, after which I built:

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/15821147/snaps/2011-12-04%2008.58.59.jpg

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/15821147/snaps/2011-11-20%2015.37.36.jpg


But of course it wouldn't be worthwhile without the sexy lights:

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/15821147/snaps/2011-12-02%2020.02.26.jpg


This is definitely a game-centric rig:

3x XFX 6950 @ 845/1325
Phenom II 1090T 6-core @ 3.9ghz
Gigabyte 990FXA-UD5
8GB DDR3-1600
2x 120gb SSD in raid-0 (1GB/s!)

I don't do much mining with it, but it'll get ~1.1GH/s all spun up.  At < 40dB.  At < 50C.  :D



Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: fizzisist on December 09, 2011, 09:48:06 PM
Here it is, 16 x X6500 FPGA Miners for theoretically 4.2 GH/s. With rejects, it looks more like 3.8 GH/s. 258 W measured at the wall.

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/13472215/IMG_1518s.JPG
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/13472215/IMG_1521s.JPG

This whole system is quiet. I have 4 120 mm fans cooling the whole thing. They're all running at full speed, but could probably even be slowed down a bit.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: cicada on December 09, 2011, 10:03:57 PM
That is pretty frakkin' sweet.

Have you had any issues with the OS addressing that many USB devices?  It looks like you've got a fairly good hub which probably presents itself as such to the OS, I've had some crappier hubs that start to complain when you multiplex >4 devices..


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: pazor on December 09, 2011, 11:30:43 PM
hello,

become fpga mining reallity?
tell us your  experience with this type of mining please !

...and you spend a lot of money for your equipment...

regards
pazor


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: fizzisist on December 10, 2011, 12:02:36 AM
That is pretty frakkin' sweet.

Have you had any issues with the OS addressing that many USB devices?  It looks like you've got a fairly good hub which probably presents itself as such to the OS, I've had some crappier hubs that start to complain when you multiplex >4 devices..

Thanks, and no the OS seems to handle it fine. The worst I've seen is that the bus is a bit bogged down, but that could probably be fixed by polling the FPGAs for nonces a little less often.

become fpga mining reallity?
tell us your  experience with this type of mining please !

...and you spend a lot of money for your equipment...

Yes! This system is built using the boards that we (fpgamining.com) designed, produced, and are currently selling. https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=40058.0

An honest review of this type of system should probably be written by someone other than me, since I'm far from impartial. Hopefully some of our customers will write about their experiences. I'll also try to write up some of the things I learned, so that others can learn from my mistakes. :)

The price is $580 per board at single quantity. There are bulk pricing discounts, though, which you can find in that thread.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Jay_Pal on December 10, 2011, 05:24:55 PM
Can you please tell me how much do you estimate this setup cost you?
It's quite magnificient and quite a job!


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: sadpandatech on December 10, 2011, 10:49:48 PM
Can you please tell me how much do you estimate this setup cost you?
It's quite magnificient and quite a job!

  first link in his signature.

  And yes, very sexy. =)  eventually I will get around to posting some pics of the few cards I housed in Capri Sun boxes. 8)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: fizzisist on December 10, 2011, 11:19:15 PM
Can you please tell me how much do you estimate this setup cost you?
It's quite magnificient and quite a job!

Cost for you to build this system today:

16 X6500s at $550 each (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=40058.msg642825#msg642825): $8800
Power supply (I used this one (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371035)): $65
4 120 mm fans at $15 each: $60
Various Molex splitters and adapters: $20
16 USB cables: $50
USB hubs: $30

Total: $9025 / 4.2 GH/s or 2.12 $/MH

A lot of those extra things you probably have sitting around already, or you could find better deals.

The next price break above that is at 25 units. You could still run that many boards off of a single supply (400W) so your overhead cost would only be slightly higher.

25 X6500s at $535 each (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=40058.msg642825#msg642825): $13,375
Power supply: $65
Fans: $90
Various Molex splitters and adapters: $30
25 USB cables: $75
USB hubs: $40

Total: $13,675 / 6.6 GH/s or 2.05 $/MH

You will also need a host computer to run the system, but you most likely already have that and the performance requirements on that computer are quite low.

Note that those $/MH are based on 266 MH/s for each X6500. I have every reason to believe that we will reach higher hashrates with improvements to the software and firmware in the future.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: aTg on December 11, 2011, 10:08:35 AM
Here it is, 16 x X6500 FPGA Miners for theoretically 4.2 GH/s. With rejects, it looks more like 3.8 GH/s. 258 W measured at the wall.

This whole system is quiet. I have 4 120 mm fans cooling the whole thing. They're all running at full speed, but could probably even be slowed down a bit.

Great, I love you to start out FPGA clusters, there is only one possible criticism, it is wasteful to use a USB cable when two cables are only useful around the connector, I mean the input and output data, it may reduce the cost with the use of two simple normal pins and wires between the PCB and the hub.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: DeathAndTaxes on December 11, 2011, 05:58:59 PM
Great, I love you to start out FPGA clusters, there is only one possible criticism, it is wasteful to use a USB cable when two cables are only useful around the connector, I mean the input and output data, it may reduce the cost with the use of two simple normal pins and wires between the PCB and the hub.

Off the shelf is usually cheaper than custom.

If you create a custom wiring interface then you need a custom built hub.  It is unlikely to be cheaper than a usb hub and usb cables.  A 12 port hub is <$2.00 per port and usb cables in bulk are less <$1 ea.  So cost becomes <$3.00 per unit (likely <$2.00 if you look hard enough).  Maybe it is wasteful/overkill but it is unlikely any custom solution no matter how spartan will be cheaper than $3.00 per unit.  Even if it is you are splitting pennies when you look at total system cost.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: ifinta on December 11, 2011, 07:46:46 PM
My rig: koeppeloeppe
4x5850 (1550 MHash)

http://joupper.com/downloads/P1060812.JPG


I stopped my rig. I have new ideas...

Greencoin (ZC)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Transisto on December 12, 2011, 08:50:47 PM
@ifinta

Please, do not add 3 page long quote to your one line reply.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Qu4k3r on December 14, 2011, 03:50:38 PM
My rig:
Sempron 140
ASRock  970 Extreme4

GPU0: Sapphire HD5830 Xtreme @900/600, 285 MH/s
GPU1: Sapphire HD5830 Xtreme @900/300, 285 MH/s
GPU2: HIS HD5670 IceQ @880/500, 100 MH/s

Total: 670 MH/s

http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/7619/dsc0190ncv.jpg

http://img85.imageshack.us/img85/9004/granja2d.jpg


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Transisto on December 14, 2011, 08:12:57 PM
My rig:
Sempron 140
ASRock  970 Extreme4
This seems like a work in progress, is that card in mid-air secure ?

Tip: You only needed one resistance for dummy plug and btw they are not needed anymore. (with updated drivers)
Tip2: Try raising your 5830 to 960-975 mhz


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Qu4k3r on December 14, 2011, 08:54:02 PM
This seems like a work in progress, is that card in mid-air secure ?
Yes, it's secure, it won't fall down unless an earthquake occurs.

http://img696.imageshack.us/img696/2274/dsc0185sk.jpg

Tip: You only needed one resistance for dummy plug and btw they are not needed anymore. (with updated drivers)
Tip2: Try raising your 5830 to 960-975 mhz

Thanks for the tip about resistance, but if don't use dummy plug then I can't set frequencies with afterburner, I'm running 11.11 version driver.

5830 @950MHz reaches 300 MH/s, but GPU Temp#2 will be 73~74C, not 68~69C like now which is confortable for me.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Transisto on December 14, 2011, 09:05:58 PM
5830 @950MHz reaches 300 MH/s, but GPU Temp#2 will be 73~74C, not 68~69C like now which is confortable for me.
To improve efficiency you should raise your clock as much as a given voltage allow.

Below 85c there is nothing to worry about long term.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Turbor on December 16, 2011, 04:33:29 PM
Below 85c there is nothing to worry about long term.

Hmmm for me it's more like below 70C and 50% fanspeed. But to each his own.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: cicada on December 16, 2011, 04:40:56 PM
Below 85c there is nothing to worry about long term.

Hmmm for me it's more like below 70C and 50% fanspeed. But to each his own.

Temperature variation is the real card killer.   I'd agree with anything < 80-85C, but some cards just don't stay that cool even standing alone with good ventilation and room-temperature ambient environments.

It's more important to make sure your temperatures aren't swaying significantly on a regular basis, the (small) expansion/contraction will eventually stress the metals in your GPU, leading to reduced life.

A stable 80C is far better than swinging between 60C and 80C every day.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: ifinta on December 20, 2011, 07:42:31 PM
@ifinta

Please, do not add 3 page long quote to your one line reply.

I removed some text/picture... Thanks for a hint.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: nased0 on December 25, 2011, 08:39:44 AM
http://img841.imageshack.us/img841/5366/p1320345i.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/841/p1320345i.jpg/)
More cable pr0n :)
http://www.fotosik.pl/slideshow.php?id=887438&type=album&add1=nased0


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Red Emerald on December 27, 2011, 06:21:52 AM
This thread is better than porn


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Sannyasi on December 27, 2011, 09:53:37 AM
This thread is better than porn

I thought this was porn? What do you normally look at?? ;D

it is better than porn and is properly called 'Pr0n'.... there's a fine line between the two and it's tough to tell the difference sometimes but the properly spelled 'Pr0n' and always takes authority over standard 'porn' or 'porno'..... they are usually much easier to find on the net than this kind of stuff


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: AmpEater on January 04, 2012, 03:00:40 PM

http://i.imgur.com/PPB0p.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/gHIBk.jpg
18 of my rigs, average of 1 ghash each.  Heats a 5 bedroom house from the basement without vents or fans, just convection.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: P4man on January 04, 2012, 03:27:27 PM
Temperature variation is the real card killer.   I'd agree with anything < 80-85C, but some cards just don't stay that cool even standing alone with good ventilation and room-temperature ambient environments.

It's more important to make sure your temperatures aren't swaying significantly on a regular basis, the (small) expansion/contraction will eventually stress the metals in your GPU, leading to reduced life.

A stable 80C is far better than swinging between 60C and 80C every day.

This isnt quite true. Heat cycling is a small risk for haircracks in solder and underfill. This problem has become well known when a batch of nVidia cards suffered from a manufacturing deficiency that made them extremely vulnerable to this. These are the cards you can usually "fix"by reflowing them in an oven. This is something that pretty much never happens with AMD cards.

High temps otoh increase electromigration. Electro migration can be thought of as "internal wear" inside the chip. Its what over time leads to lower overclocks (if transistors in the critical path are affected) or instability and plain old dead cards. This is far more frequent, particularly with mining cards. Electromigration is a function of heat and the relationship is exponential.



Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: xxaudioxx on January 05, 2012, 05:51:48 AM
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/6974435/btcrig.JPG


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: rjk on January 05, 2012, 05:10:05 PM
Its still WIP, but here you go... (sorry for the crap cell phone pic)

http://i.imgur.com/5YrEF.jpg


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: jamesg on January 05, 2012, 05:26:36 PM
Its still WIP, but here you go... (sorry for the crap cell phone pic)

That case looks familiar...  ;)

Glad to see you could fit six cards.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: rjk on January 05, 2012, 06:22:51 PM
Its still WIP, but here you go... (sorry for the crap cell phone pic)

That case looks familiar...  ;)

Glad to see you could fit six cards.
Yep, and thanks for including the additional one-hole PSU bracket - I am getting read to build a "mini" version of the same frame with the same layout, but only 1 PSU, 2 cards, and a tiny little mini-atx mobo. Then I will have the 6-card granddaddy and the 2 card baby all set up and hashing at an estimated 3300 mhash/s and 1500 watts or so. ;D


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Transisto on January 06, 2012, 06:50:54 AM
Its still WIP, but here you go... (sorry for the crap cell phone pic)
How is the cooling on the back or the card ?

Look like there is no or very small exhaust area.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: SlaveInDebt on January 06, 2012, 01:41:29 PM
Its still WIP, but here you go... (sorry for the crap cell phone pic)

That case looks familiar...  ;)

Glad to see you could fit six cards.

But I only see 5 connected and that should be so on what I guessing is an Asrock970 board.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: rjk on January 06, 2012, 02:06:22 PM
How is the cooling on the back or the card ?

Look like there is no or very small exhaust area.

Cooling is fine. The square tube is 3/4 inch thick, and the top of the bracket has about 1/2 inch of blank space. I did have to remove 2 screws holding the bracket to the card so that it would fit flush to the tubing. I used self-tapping screws to make it fast and easy.
But I only see 5 connected and that should be so on what I guessing is an Asrock970 board.
Yes, an Asrock 970 Extreme4 - I have been making use of PCI-to-PCIe cards, which are working fine. Since PCI has only 25 watts, I m using a powered x16 -> x16 after the adapter to keep it from burning out. I buggered up some of my extenders by being too rough with them, and that's why 5 of the 6 are connected - but the 5 are mining away at 925/150 at ~60 degrees at 60% fan. getting 2060 mahash/s at the mo.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: SlaveInDebt on January 06, 2012, 02:16:46 PM
Where did you purchase your pci->pcie cable/adapters?


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: rjk on January 06, 2012, 02:44:54 PM
Where did you purchase your pci->pcie cable/adapters?
Fleabay, 20 bucks each: http://www.ebay.com/itm/390371034002 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/390371034002)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: MiningBuddy on January 19, 2012, 11:50:35 PM
Here it is, I finally got around to getting the camera out.
This is my home made/bodged/ghetto cabinet I threw together one weekend.
It was an old glass cabinet I found in a skip which I ripped all the glass out apart from the door and replaced with some perspex I had lying around.
It cost me nothing to make, apart from buying the bathroom extractor fans.
4 x 5870's in the top & 2 x 6990's in the bottom.
I had some real trouble cutting that perspex with a jigsaw causing some splits and cracks (easily fixed with good old super glue) Until I discovered some spray grease and covered the blade and perspex to keep it cool while cutting.
And yes, that's a pair of my mothers tights I stole to use as air filters!
I salvaged an old computer case for the hdd bay & the power switches for the side. (it was such a pain leaning inside and using a piece of plastic to flip the switch)
You can't really see from the pictures but I used to use cardboard to wedge the 5870's apart for airflow, but I have upgraded to a length of meccano which works perfectly (hence the little meccano spanner)
This is running happily in my garage which is about 30m away from my house, I bought some old routers off ebay and set them up as access points to get internet in there.

Clocks:
5870 1: 985/300 458mhs 72C
5870 2: 940/300 437mhs 65C
5870 3: 940/300 437mhs 60C
5870 4: 940/300 437mhs 63C
6990 1: 920/600 413mhs 72C
6990 2: 920/600 413mhs 71C
6990 3: 920/600 413mhs 73C
6990 4: 920/600 413mhs 69C
All fans are at 85% and ambient room is around 25C

http://i.imgur.com/QXceK.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/woOse.jpg)

http://i.imgur.com/5Cpmk.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/N0FOA.jpg)

http://i.imgur.com/oVxIT.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/dARkZ.jpg)

http://i.imgur.com/wZoid.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/1oelJ.jpg)

http://i.imgur.com/0Fhi3.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/h9qDx.jpg)
I've just finished my second cabinet, I had some 5970s come in and thought I should expand a little and combine everything to take up less space in my garage.
Maybe I will sell the other one on ebay  :-\

Sorry for the crap picture quality, it is taken on my mobile phone and I have literally just finished it, I might have to tweak a few things here and there but I was excited to show you guys  :D

It currently holds 1x 6770, 1x 6990, 6x 5870 and 6x 5970
1000m3 air in via 2 fans split between each 2 sections, 500m3 air out via the 4 exhaust ports.
I have only had it mining for around 30 minutes so far, so I won't quote temperatures just yet, but its looking good so far. (Will have more time this weekend to play around with it and get some proper pictures and temperature readings)
http://i.imgur.com/oEaJD.jpg


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: bulanula on January 19, 2012, 11:54:58 PM
Quote
MiningBuddy's awesome enclosure and directed air paths setup.

WOW. That is really NEAT. I wish I had your DIY skills Sir !

I can barely put together a ghetto shoe rack setup :D


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: malevolent on January 20, 2012, 12:11:29 AM
Started mining in June, this is my rig, 2x HD 5850 and 1x HD 6850, planning to replace 6850 with a 58xx and add 1-2 more GPUs (some 58xx) by next month. Had to replace Corsair VX 550 because it broke after approx. 336h of continuous load of ~600W (all GPUs and Q9300 overclocked and overvolted). TX850 is fine now ;)

http://i.imgur.com/gEPaV.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/QrZJH.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/3LF0f.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/naboq.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/883ju.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/U5g4r.jpg


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: rearwheels on January 20, 2012, 06:16:27 AM
Started mining in June, this is my rig, 2x HD 5850 and 1x HD 6850, planning to replace 6850 with a 58xx and add 1-2 more GPUs (some 58xx) by next month. Had to replace Corsair VX 550 because it broke after approx. 336h of continuous load of ~600W (all GPUs and Q9300 overclocked and overvolted). TX850 is fine now ;)


From your pic, the PSU 12V pin on the ATX connectors are burnt. If you still have the PSU, it is still usable. Just replace the pins and the ATX connector and you are good to go.

You can refer to the following:
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=53904.0


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: The-Real-Link on January 20, 2012, 07:06:40 AM
This thread is EPIC..!!  Will toss a few pics of mine once everything is built.  @Vladamir, WOW!

Oh and if I had 1BTC for every LOL and WT* I've said while reading so far (up to only pg 20), I'd be rich.  I suddenly have this feeling I'm way way too clean with my rigs ;)

Though the mess that some people show makes the computer geek in me cry man tears.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: jamesg on January 20, 2012, 11:05:05 AM
This thread is EPIC..!!  Will toss a few pics of mine once everything is built.  @Vladamir, WOW!

Oh and if I had 1BTC for every LOL and WT* I've said while reading so far (up to only pg 20), I'd be rich.  I suddenly have this feeling I'm way way too clean with my rigs ;)

Though the mess that some people show makes the computer geek in me cry man tears.

I have a personal preference for page 43.  ;D


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Turbor on January 20, 2012, 07:14:22 PM
I have a personal preference for page 43.  ;D

I hate you ;) :D


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: P_Shep on January 20, 2012, 07:47:42 PM
Try not to be too jelly of my gargantuan 150MH/s...

http://i.imgur.com/eEKgk.jpg


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: rjk on January 20, 2012, 07:49:30 PM
Here is a "Mini-miner" that I put together:

http://i.imgur.com/I2erBl.jpg (http://imgur.com/I2erB)
http://i.imgur.com/eS7nll.jpg (http://imgur.com/eS7nl)

(That is one 5870 and one 5850)
And here are some more pics of the 6-card rig, taken with a better camera:

http://i.imgur.com/fd8uCl.jpg (http://imgur.com/fd8uC)
http://i.imgur.com/dTlVml.jpg (http://imgur.com/dTlVm)

(All 5870s)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: smracer on January 21, 2012, 12:57:35 AM
http://i.imgur.com/0G684.gif


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Electricbees on January 21, 2012, 01:17:29 AM

Monitors on walls have my approval!  :D


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: paraipan on January 21, 2012, 01:30:19 AM

nicee, looks like a halflife 2 lab


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Transisto on January 21, 2012, 04:47:59 AM
http://i.imgur.com/gwVODl.jpg


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: rjk on January 21, 2012, 04:56:48 AM
Ahahaha, awesome! ;D


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: cuz0882 on January 23, 2012, 01:50:26 AM
First PR-2000 off the line. Generates over 2.0 GH/s using 3x 6990s at stock clocks.

http://img852.imageshack.us/img852/1476/bitcoinrigspr2000.jpg
I would remove the hot swap and stick a 140mm fan in its place. The HAF-X has terrible airflow despite its name. But that helped mine a lot. Still 7 degrees hotter then my corair case though. I also replaced the 200 mm front fan with a 140mm fan.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Electricbees on January 23, 2012, 03:56:39 AM
http://i.imgur.com/Bl31b.jpg

2 rigs, 7 cards, 3 PSU's between them. Hazard waiting to happen. :)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: rjk on January 23, 2012, 03:58:54 AM
http://i.imgur.com/Bl31b.jpg

2 rigs, 7 cards, 3 PSU's between them. Hazard waiting to happen. :)
Lol! I remember (ab)using a bunk bed in that manner, except that it was with Romex, christmas lights, and an old mechanical time switch. Definitely a fire hazard ;D

EDIT: Ah, I see the metal racking everything is mounted on, that is better than my setup where I used wire staples and fastened it directly to the bed.  8)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: MrGaSp on January 23, 2012, 07:40:19 AM
First PR-2000 off the line. Generates over 2.0 GH/s using 3x 6990s at stock clocks.

http://img852.imageshack.us/img852/1476/bitcoinrigspr2000.jpg
I would remove the hot swap and stick a 140mm fan in its place. The HAF-X has terrible airflow despite its name. But that helped mine a lot. Still 7 degrees hotter then my corair case though. I also replaced the 200 mm front fan with a 140mm fan.

Mind telling me how hot your hard drive gets?


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: molecular on January 23, 2012, 09:18:36 AM
2 rigs, 7 cards, 3 PSU's between them. Hazard waiting to happen. :)

Do you sleep there?


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Electricbees on January 23, 2012, 10:50:43 AM
2 rigs, 7 cards, 3 PSU's between them. Hazard waiting to happen. :)

Do you sleep there?
Hardly, but yes.  It's some 100 square feet of dorm room, which turns to 100 square feet of hellfire if the door and window are shut.
Window's open now, average temp inside is about 48 Fahrenheit. It's a little warmer when I actually SLEEP there, but I don't do that often...
The building has a mouse problem. :P


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: portron on January 23, 2012, 06:10:17 PM
http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/402090_833344788539_33803889_37345689_24484677_n.jpg

Couple of these :) 4x 5870


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: yochdog on January 23, 2012, 09:50:31 PM
Can you please tell me how much do you estimate this setup cost you?
It's quite magnificient and quite a job!

Cost for you to build this system today:

16 X6500s at $550 each (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=40058.msg642825#msg642825): $8800
Power supply (I used this one (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371035)): $65
4 120 mm fans at $15 each: $60
Various Molex splitters and adapters: $20
16 USB cables: $50
USB hubs: $30

Total: $9025 / 4.2 GH/s or 2.12 $/MH

A lot of those extra things you probably have sitting around already, or you could find better deals.

The next price break above that is at 25 units. You could still run that many boards off of a single supply (400W) so your overhead cost would only be slightly higher.

25 X6500s at $535 each (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=40058.msg642825#msg642825): $13,375
Power supply: $65
Fans: $90
Various Molex splitters and adapters: $30
25 USB cables: $75
USB hubs: $40

Total: $13,675 / 6.6 GH/s or 2.05 $/MH

You will also need a host computer to run the system, but you most likely already have that and the performance requirements on that computer are quite low.

Note that those $/MH are based on 266 MH/s for each X6500. I have every reason to believe that we will reach higher hashrates with improvements to the software and firmware in the future.

This is fascinating to see someone actually do an FPGA farm in scale.  I could not stomach the upfront capital cost needed to replicate my 18,000 MH/s.  My my rough math, it would cost $35,000+ to get to that speed!

Now clearly cost savings would start to offset the capital cost, but that is a loooong payback.  Also, the salvage value is much higher on GPU's, which has a huge impact on the NPV calculation. 

I have invested $12,500 into my operation, and get 18,000 MH/s.  $.69/MH.   Pretty damn good!


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: fizzisist on January 23, 2012, 10:40:10 PM
Note that those $/MH are based on 266 MH/s for each X6500. I have every reason to believe that we will reach higher hashrates with improvements to the software and firmware in the future.

This is fascinating to see someone actually do an FPGA farm in scale.  I could not stomach the upfront capital cost needed to replicate my 18,000 MH/s.  My my rough math, it would cost $35,000+ to get to that speed!

Now clearly cost savings would start to offset the capital cost, but that is a loooong payback.  Also, the salvage value is much higher on GPU's, which has a huge impact on the NPV calculation.  

I have invested $12,500 into my operation, and get 18,000 MH/s.  $.69/MH.   Pretty damn good!

I think it's time to update those calculations with our newer performance figures. As of the last few weeks, I've been running all of these boards at 180 MHz, or 360 MH/s per X6500. In the last couple days, I've been experimenting with 200 MHz, which seems to not work reliably with every board (some handle it fine as is). On one board that was having trouble, I removed the heatsinks and replaced the thermal tape with thermal epoxy. After that it has been running perfectly at 200 MHz. Power usage measured at the wall with a Kill-a-watt (before the 80 Plus Bronze PSU) is roughly 20 W (still need to measure this carefully at the board).

Assuming that switching to thermal epoxy will work well for the rest of them, let's say each X6500 will do 400 MH/s. This gives, for the 25 unit system, 10 GH/s instead of the 6.6 GH/s I calculated before. The price is still the same, so the cost/performance is reduced to only 1.358 $/MH/s.

Not too shabby, right?  ;D


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: fb39ca4 on January 23, 2012, 11:44:22 PM
I read through this whole thread  ;D


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: paraipan on January 23, 2012, 11:47:02 PM
I read through this whole thread  ;D

nice, now you have the other 99.99% of the forum left  :D


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: MrGaSp on January 24, 2012, 05:53:52 AM
I'd take a picture of my single card rig, with a fan rigged onto the side of it, but the fan got bumped and lost quite a few fins.  GPU 1, Fan 0


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: tritium on January 24, 2012, 10:04:04 AM
I'd take a picture of my single card rig, with a fan rigged onto the side of it, but the fan got bumped and lost quite a few fins.  GPU 1, Fan 0

the number of times i have done this, once with my finger somehow, only a small cut but 2 broken fins. Finger 1, fan 0.

my hobby as of late has been to watercool 2 of my rigs with 3 cards each, i might post a pic or 2 if i can be bothered


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: antares on January 24, 2012, 04:00:36 PM
ok, first of all, the good news is we cut our heating costs to 0. If you need your room heated up, just open a door and wait 5 minutes.

Then, this is our Rig that we built this weekend:
http://pics.mine-for.us/11%20Rig%20Total.jpg
http://pics.mine-for.us/12%20Final%20Complete.jpg
http://pics.mine-for.us/14%20Final%20Daylight%20Complete.jpg
http://pics.mine-for.us/15%20Flying%206770.jpg
http://pics.mine-for.us/16%20Routing,%20Bitcoind,%20wifi%20upstream%20and%20Fileserver.jpg
http://pics.mine-for.us/18%201.3%20GH%20Rig%20Side%20Plus%20Flying%20HD6770.jpg
http://pics.mine-for.us/19%201.2%20GH%20Rig%203%20PSUs%20Side.jpg
http://pics.mine-for.us/21%201.3GH%20Rig%20Bottomup.jpg
http://pics.mine-for.us/02%20Initial%20Setup.jpg
http://pics.mine-for.us/10%20With%20Heads.jpg
http://pics.mine-for.us/05%20700%20MH%20Carton.jpg
We built everything from scratch, and made our shelf modular, so new GPUs can simply be stacked on the top layer(or better the second layer from the top, and move switching, bitcoind and upstream up by one). We can do a total of about 3.3 GH/s with this.
Setup from top to bottom:
top layer: 1x iEi Atom SoC with a 1.6Ghz dual-core(+HT = 4 cores) processor and 4 gig ram. this machine connects to the internet, provides NAT and DNs. It also hosts propool(my self written backend), bitcoind and namecoind for merged mining. The DNS server automatically changes the entries for the pool host in case its local pool fails at some point, so the rig will never go down. In front of it, we have a modded linksys router that currently acts as a switch to provide all the miners with network access and allows for one maintenance access.

second layer:
My 1.3 GH rig, Celeron, 8gig DDR3 ram(didnt have smaller ram modules), running debian Squeeze, with:
1x 6770(the "flying" one) @ 250MH/s
1x 6850 @ 240MH/s
1x 6950 shaders unlocked + overclocked @ 370MH/s
1x 5850 @ 360MH/s

third layer:
rig of a friend, with some cheap sempron, a weird ubuntu that is to be replaced soon since starting miners is a bit uncomfy,
2x 6950
1x 5850
1x 5650

fourth layer:
The magic mystery mining carton. I really dont know whats inside, but its output is about 750 to 800MH/s. I know that there's 2 cards inside, and they keep "cool" at about 80 C.

Oh, there's some more pics at http://pics.mine-for.us/ (http://pics.mine-for.us/) (we're mining at solid.mine-for.us)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: malevolent on January 24, 2012, 05:45:05 PM

top layer: 1x iEi Atom SoC with a 1.6Ghz dual-core(+HT = 4 cores)

4 threads, not cores

btw. you have a bigger mess than me :p


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: antares on January 24, 2012, 08:04:40 PM
yeah, you're right, 2 cores, 4 threads.

and about the mess - we cleaned up afterwards, but we still haven't got the "cleanest" rig.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Dexter on January 24, 2012, 11:01:54 PM
Power to the People  ;D

http://img85.imageshack.us/img85/3732/miner2.jpg

Mining Rig:
36 x 5850
24 x 6950
Average mining Power: 21 GHash/s


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: rjk on January 24, 2012, 11:35:39 PM
Power to the People  ;D

Mining Rig:
36 x 5850
24 x 6950
Average mining Power: 21 GHash/s
Goddamn, that is full of awesome. Is that a 23" rack?


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: malevolent on January 24, 2012, 11:43:41 PM
Power to the People  ;D

http://img85.imageshack.us/img85/3732/miner2.jpg

Mining Rig:
36 x 5850
24 x 6950
Average mining Power: 21 GHash/s

That's an average of 350 MHash/s per GPU, my 5850s alone can make 400 MHash/s with stock voltage..
These cards must be pretty warm.

But they look nice ;D

P.S. where are the remainding 36 GPUs (only 24 on the pic)?


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Dexter on January 24, 2012, 11:52:17 PM
i will place tomorrow a better picture of all 60 cards the temperatur is no problem the complete room is cooled down do 16 degree

http://img513.imageshack.us/img513/816/miner1.jpg


2 x 5850 in replacement these days


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: yjacket on January 25, 2012, 07:31:17 AM
How many mbs per row? That is beautiful. What's the Mh of the whole system? How much power?


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Transisto on January 25, 2012, 07:47:33 AM
This is so F nice... You're my hero.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: pazor on January 25, 2012, 09:17:14 AM
compliment !!!

very professional !


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Aion2n on January 25, 2012, 10:19:42 AM
Power to the People  ;D

http://img85.imageshack.us/img85/3732/miner2.jpg

Mining Rig:
36 x 5850
24 x 6950
Average mining Power: 21 GHash/s

Which contacts are LEDs on plugs!?


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Dexter on January 25, 2012, 11:28:30 AM
the Leds in the dummy plugs are not really usefull for everybody. they do the only job to show me if there is a card damaged.
for the reason that it is very cold and drafty in the room and that im very sluggardly i decide to install the leds
because so i can see without open the glass door between the rooms that every card is ok. if there is a card doing not enought hashes i need only restart the miner by remote and to 98% the led will not light if the card is damages after the miner has restart.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Dexter on January 25, 2012, 11:32:33 AM
The Power is a nice question  ;D
let me introduce it with a picture

http://img835.imageshack.us/img835/2632/powerzq.jpg

so the connection is 3 phaseal 230V in the middel are only 2 miners connected because the free space at the bottom of the cabinet may i will add 2 miner later.
so all in one we have 23A +10A + 20A but not constantly mostly with a variability of 2-3 A.
so we have 53A * 230V = around 12190 W so around 1219W per Miner.

The miners are doing 1960 - 2340 Mhash/s that belongs by the room temperatur so if we have outside -2 degree an additional Fan cool down the room to max 5 degree
if this is reach the miner could be pushed more.

So over a month the average MHash/s would be 2100 mean 4200 per row

For all which want to have a look to the internal draft maschine please check the picture below how you can see enought

http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/7880/side1s.jpg



Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: rjk on January 25, 2012, 02:29:56 PM
The Power is a nice question  ;D
let me introduce it with a picture



so the connection is 3 phaseal 230V in the middel are only 2 miners connected because the free space at the bottom of the cabinet may i will add 2 miner later.
so all in one we have 23A +10A + 20A but not constantly mostly with a variability of 2-3 A.
so we have 53A * 230V = around 12190 W so around 1219W per Miner.

The miners are doing 1960 - 2340 Mhash/s that belongs by the room temperatur so if we have outside -2 degree an additional Fan cool down the room to max 5 degree
if this is reach the miner could be pushed more.

So over a month the average MHash/s would be 2100 mean 4200 per row

For all which want to have a look to the internal draft maschine please check the picture below how you can see enought

EPIC! Even includes air conditioning. Your power must be free, or VERY cheap.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: jjiimm_64 on January 25, 2012, 04:10:42 PM
ok, first of all, the good news is we cut our heating costs to 0. If you need your room heated up, just open a door and wait 5 minutes.

Then, this is our Rig that we built this weekend:
http://pics.mine-for.us/11%20Rig%20Total.jpg
http://pics.mine-for.us/12%20Final%20Complete.jpg
http://pics.mine-for.us/14%20Final%20Daylight%20Complete.jpg
http://pics.mine-for.us/15%20Flying%206770.jpg
http://pics.mine-for.us/16%20Routing,%20Bitcoind,%20wifi%20upstream%20and%20Fileserver.jpg
http://pics.mine-for.us/18%201.3%20GH%20Rig%20Side%20Plus%20Flying%20HD6770.jpg
http://pics.mine-for.us/19%201.2%20GH%20Rig%203%20PSUs%20Side.jpg
http://pics.mine-for.us/21%201.3GH%20Rig%20Bottomup.jpg
http://pics.mine-for.us/02%20Initial%20Setup.jpg
http://pics.mine-for.us/10%20With%20Heads.jpg
http://pics.mine-for.us/05%20700%20MH%20Carton.jpg
We built everything from scratch, and made our shelf modular, so new GPUs can simply be stacked on the top layer(or better the second layer from the top, and move switching, bitcoind and upstream up by one). We can do a total of about 3.3 GH/s with this.
Setup from top to bottom:
top layer: 1x iEi Atom SoC with a 1.6Ghz dual-core(+HT = 4 cores) processor and 4 gig ram. this machine connects to the internet, provides NAT and DNs. It also hosts propool(my self written backend), bitcoind and namecoind for merged mining. The DNS server automatically changes the entries for the pool host in case its local pool fails at some point, so the rig will never go down. In front of it, we have a modded linksys router that currently acts as a switch to provide all the miners with network access and allows for one maintenance access.

second layer:
My 1.3 GH rig, Celeron, 8gig DDR3 ram(didnt have smaller ram modules), running debian Squeeze, with:
1x 6770(the "flying" one) @ 250MH/s
1x 6850 @ 240MH/s
1x 6950 shaders unlocked + overclocked @ 370MH/s
1x 5850 @ 360MH/s

third layer:
rig of a friend, with some cheap sempron, a weird ubuntu that is to be replaced soon since starting miners is a bit uncomfy,
2x 6950
1x 5850
1x 5650

fourth layer:
The magic mystery mining carton. I really dont know whats inside, but its output is about 750 to 800MH/s. I know that there's 2 cards inside, and they keep "cool" at about 80 C.

Oh, there's some more pics at http://pics.mine-for.us/ (http://pics.mine-for.us/) (we're mining at solid.mine-for.us)

PLEASE EDIT YOUR POST and scale the pics down to a managable level.

use width=xx hieght=xx in the [img] tag

[img width=100 height=100] [img]


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Turbor on January 25, 2012, 09:18:50 PM
The "farm" is growing. New housing for my future FPGAs. All custom built. Not the best MH per square feet but super silent, below 70 degree C at 50% fan speed.

http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/s720x720/404312_2885390905933_1594960449_2497892_1202294944_n.jpg

http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/s720x720/403902_2885388465872_1594960449_2497891_2138058554_n.jpg

2 GH/s at less than 500 Watts.  ;D

http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRnBUu9sMchSocMMDln8ocsEcRo0IBmZFpip49ABXhCWHUxG_Ut







Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Aion2n on January 26, 2012, 08:32:53 AM
the Leds in the dummy plugs are not really usefull for everybody. they do the only job to show me if there is a card damaged.
for the reason that it is very cold and drafty in the room and that im very sluggardly i decide to install the leds
because so i can see without open the glass door between the rooms that every card is ok. if there is a card doing not enought hashes i need only restart the miner by remote and to 98% the led will not light if the card is damages after the miner has restart.
I am interested in what kind of contact plugs connected LEDs?!


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: antares on January 26, 2012, 02:56:58 PM
ok, first of all, the good news is we cut our heating costs to 0. If you need your room heated up, just open a door and wait 5 minutes.

Then, this is our Rig that we built this weekend:
http://pics.mine-for.us/11%20Rig%20Total.jpg
http://pics.mine-for.us/12%20Final%20Complete.jpg
http://pics.mine-for.us/14%20Final%20Daylight%20Complete.jpg
http://pics.mine-for.us/15%20Flying%206770.jpg
http://pics.mine-for.us/16%20Routing,%20Bitcoind,%20wifi%20upstream%20and%20Fileserver.jpg
http://pics.mine-for.us/18%201.3%20GH%20Rig%20Side%20Plus%20Flying%20HD6770.jpg
http://pics.mine-for.us/19%201.2%20GH%20Rig%203%20PSUs%20Side.jpg
http://pics.mine-for.us/21%201.3GH%20Rig%20Bottomup.jpg
http://pics.mine-for.us/02%20Initial%20Setup.jpg
http://pics.mine-for.us/10%20With%20Heads.jpg
http://pics.mine-for.us/05%20700%20MH%20Carton.jpg
We built everything from scratch, and made our shelf modular, so new GPUs can simply be stacked on the top layer(or better the second layer from the top, and move switching, bitcoind and upstream up by one). We can do a total of about 3.3 GH/s with this.
Setup from top to bottom:
top layer: 1x iEi Atom SoC with a 1.6Ghz dual-core(+HT = 4 cores) processor and 4 gig ram. this machine connects to the internet, provides NAT and DNs. It also hosts propool(my self written backend), bitcoind and namecoind for merged mining. The DNS server automatically changes the entries for the pool host in case its local pool fails at some point, so the rig will never go down. In front of it, we have a modded linksys router that currently acts as a switch to provide all the miners with network access and allows for one maintenance access.

second layer:
My 1.3 GH rig, Celeron, 8gig DDR3 ram(didnt have smaller ram modules), running debian Squeeze, with:
1x 6770(the "flying" one) @ 250MH/s
1x 6850 @ 240MH/s
1x 6950 shaders unlocked + overclocked @ 370MH/s
1x 5850 @ 360MH/s

third layer:
rig of a friend, with some cheap sempron, a weird ubuntu that is to be replaced soon since starting miners is a bit uncomfy,
2x 6950
1x 5850
1x 5650

fourth layer:
The magic mystery mining carton. I really dont know whats inside, but its output is about 750 to 800MH/s. I know that there's 2 cards inside, and they keep "cool" at about 80 C.

Oh, there's some more pics at http://pics.mine-for.us/ (http://pics.mine-for.us/) (we're mining at solid.mine-for.us)

PLEASE EDIT YOUR POST and scale the pics down to a managable level.

use width=xx hieght=xx in the [img] tag

[img width=100 height=100] [img]

thanks for that info. I'll edit my post right away.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: max in montreal on January 26, 2012, 06:09:24 PM
the Leds in the dummy plugs are not really usefull for everybody. they do the only job to show me if there is a card damaged.
for the reason that it is very cold and drafty in the room and that im very sluggardly i decide to install the leds
because so i can see without open the glass door between the rooms that every card is ok. if there is a card doing not enought hashes i need only restart the miner by remote and to 98% the led will not light if the card is damages after the miner has restart.

what OS are you using?


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: bitlane on January 26, 2012, 06:33:38 PM
Someone asked me to take a pic of the $6 Shoe Rack Miner, so I thought I might as well throw it up in this thread as well, since I haven't posted any pics yet.

This is 2 of my Rigs, a 4x6950 Machine and a 5x5830 Machine a la $6 Wallmart Shoe Rack stand.....lol

The text output at the bottom of the pic is a screenshot of the Network API Monitoring Script I am using with CGMiner (thanks to jjimmy_64 for a great template)


http://members.shaw.ca/bitlane/open_miners2.jpg


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: bitbetter on January 27, 2012, 04:41:10 PM
i will place tomorrow a better picture of all 60 cards the temperatur is no problem the complete room is cooled down do 16 degree

http://img513.imageshack.us/img513/816/miner1.jpg


2 x 5850 in replacement these days


you are my hero


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: DeathAndTaxes on January 27, 2012, 05:41:55 PM
Dexter you have forced me to upgrade my 10GH/s sawhorse juryRIG monstrosity.

I thought your rig was so cool that I showed it to .... wait for it .... my wife.  

Her response was "Why don't you do that?". DOH! :)

One question.  What are the specs on your AC unit?  I assume it is a dedicated unit not used for the rest of the residence.  I mean if you are pulling 12KW at the wall that is >40K BTU/hr which requires some "real" heat transfer.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: rjk on January 27, 2012, 05:54:47 PM
Dexter you have forced me to upgrade my 10GH/s sawhorse juryRIG monstrosity.

I thought your rig was so cool that I showed it to .... wait for it .... my wife.  

Her response was "Why don't you do that?". DOH! :)

One question.  What kind of AC unit.

I mean if you are pulling 12KW at the wall that is >40K BTU/hr.
Hmm. I'll bet you are too far away from me, since I don't want to ship it, but I have a rack for sale. It is a nonstandard 27" from post hole to post hole horizontally, and that would make it easier to fit miners in (instead of the usual 19").
http://i.imgur.com/x8IVjl.jpg (http://imgur.com/x8IVj)

Wonder If I ought to fill it with miners though?

EDIT: It is 30 U high.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: DeathAndTaxes on January 27, 2012, 06:51:42 PM
That is a nice case.  Almost perfect size for a mining farm.  I think I could get 15 to 20 GH worth of 5970 in there.

The shipping would be brutal though.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: malevolent on January 27, 2012, 07:31:48 PM

It's almost fully covered... too much heat will stay inside.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: rjk on January 27, 2012, 07:54:06 PM

It's almost fully covered... too much heat will stay inside.
I figured on removing the rear door, and leaving the perforated front one on. Proper fan design should keep the air moving. Perhaps box fans on the back.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: malevolent on January 27, 2012, 08:11:44 PM

It's almost fully covered... too much heat will stay inside.
I figured on removing the rear door, and leaving the perforated front one on. Proper fan design should keep the air moving. Perhaps box fans on the back.

I'd take out the upper part too because heat always goes up


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Dexter on January 27, 2012, 08:55:29 PM
Dexter you have forced me to upgrade my 10GH/s sawhorse juryRIG monstrosity.

I thought your rig was so cool that I showed it to .... wait for it .... my wife.  

Her response was "Why don't you do that?". DOH! :)

One question.  What are the specs on your AC unit?  I assume it is a dedicated unit not used for the rest of the residence.  I mean if you are pulling 12KW at the wall that is >40K BTU/hr which requires some "real" heat transfer.

The AC Unit is a Mitsubishi R2 Series Outdoor Unit PURY-P200-300YHM-A with 2 x 14 KW cooling power 4 Way ceiling cassettes PLFY-VBM-E


http://www.mitsubishi-electric-aircon.de/eng/citymulti_uebersicht_innen.php
http://www.mitsubishi-electric-aircon.de/eng/citymulti_uebersicht_aussen_r2.php#wr

This Unit only cool with each ceiling cassettes  one cluster a secondary AV unit cool down the room (size 30m)
If it is under 5 degree out side (at night or winter) additional Fans will cool down the room with fresh air the max low temperatur is fixed to 2 degree inside



Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Dexter on January 27, 2012, 08:59:23 PM
The Power is a nice question  ;D
let me introduce it with a picture



so the connection is 3 phaseal 230V in the middel are only 2 miners connected because the free space at the bottom of the cabinet may i will add 2 miner later.
so all in one we have 23A +10A + 20A but not constantly mostly with a variability of 2-3 A.
so we have 53A * 230V = around 12190 W so around 1219W per Miner.

The miners are doing 1960 - 2340 Mhash/s that belongs by the room temperatur so if we have outside -2 degree an additional Fan cool down the room to max 5 degree
if this is reach the miner could be pushed more.

So over a month the average MHash/s would be 2100 mean 4200 per row

For all which want to have a look to the internal draft maschine please check the picture below how you can see enought

EPIC! Even includes air conditioning. Your power must be free, or VERY cheap.

No comment


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Dexter on January 27, 2012, 09:15:26 PM
the Leds in the dummy plugs are not really usefull for everybody. they do the only job to show me if there is a card damaged.
for the reason that it is very cold and drafty in the room and that im very sluggardly i decide to install the leds
because so i can see without open the glass door between the rooms that every card is ok. if there is a card doing not enought hashes i need only restart the miner by remote and to 98% the led will not light if the card is damages after the miner has restart.
I am interested in what kind of contact plugs connected LEDs?!

http://img641.imageshack.us/img641/4950/ledplug.jpg[/URL]



Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Dexter on January 27, 2012, 09:16:52 PM
the Leds in the dummy plugs are not really usefull for everybody. they do the only job to show me if there is a card damaged.
for the reason that it is very cold and drafty in the room and that im very sluggardly i decide to install the leds
because so i can see without open the glass door between the rooms that every card is ok. if there is a card doing not enought hashes i need only restart the miner by remote and to 98% the led will not light if the card is damages after the miner has restart.

what OS are you using?

Windows XP


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: DeathAndTaxes on January 27, 2012, 09:19:10 PM

It's almost fully covered... too much heat will stay inside.

Force air cooling.  If you force cold air IN unless you trapped a blackhole inside the hot air will be forced out.  Now you are right if you just slapped together some shelves and cards that would be bad.  It would require some "ducting".  

Don't laugh at my ASCII "art".
Code:

hot air out pulled out
 ^
| |------------------------|
| <-  bank of GPUs     <-  |
| |----------------------| |
| <-  bank of GPUs     <-  |
|------------------------| |
                         | |  
                          ^ (cold air forced in)

All the ^ are fans indicating direction of airflow.
Only two banks shown but more could be used.
Hooking all the fans to a fan controller with some temperature probes in each bank could be used to optimize cooling.  Upper bank would need higher airflow because air is lazy.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Red Emerald on January 27, 2012, 11:48:18 PM
the Leds in the dummy plugs are not really usefull for everybody. they do the only job to show me if there is a card damaged.
for the reason that it is very cold and drafty in the room and that im very sluggardly i decide to install the leds
because so i can see without open the glass door between the rooms that every card is ok. if there is a card doing not enought hashes i need only restart the miner by remote and to 98% the led will not light if the card is damages after the miner has restart.
I am interested in what kind of contact plugs connected LEDs?!


Mine on Linux, you'll never have to deal with dummy plugs.

But those LEDs look so cool!


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: sadpandatech on January 28, 2012, 12:04:01 AM
the Leds in the dummy plugs are not really usefull for everybody. they do the only job to show me if there is a card damaged.
for the reason that it is very cold and drafty in the room and that im very sluggardly i decide to install the leds
because so i can see without open the glass door between the rooms that every card is ok. if there is a card doing not enought hashes i need only restart the miner by remote and to 98% the led will not light if the card is damages after the miner has restart.
I am interested in what kind of contact plugs connected LEDs?!


Mine on Linux, you'll never have to deal with dummy plugs.

But those LEDs look so cool!

Aye, those leds are cool as heck. You could probably also expand on that to wire it to trigger something to reset, etc if power drops to the led.

And windows does not require the dummy plugs any more either with 11.4+. Maybe sooner, but that was the version I first used that did not require them.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: MiningBuddy on January 28, 2012, 12:05:41 AM

It's almost fully covered... too much heat will stay inside.

Force air cooling.  If you force cold air IN unless you trapped a blackhole inside the hot air will be forced out.  Now you are right if you just slapped together some shelves and cards that would be bad.  It would require some "ducting".  

Don't laugh at my ASCII "art".
Code:

hot air out pulled out
^
|  <- bank of GPUs   <-|
|  ----------------------   |
|  <- bank of GPUs   <-|
|  ----------------------   |
                                 |  
                                ^ (cold air forced in)

All the ^ are fans indicating direction of airflow.
Only two banks shown but more could be used.
Hooking all the fans to a fan controller with some temperature probes in each bank could be used to optimize cooling.  Upper bank would need higher airflow because air is lazy.

Sorry, don't mean to show off... ok maybe a little  :D
My first one, might be for sale. Uses 6 x 5" extractor fans, 4 as intakes; 1 in the top ducted down to the middle of the gpus, and 3 on the opposite side blowing air onto the back of the gpus. Then 2 fans sucking the hot exhaust heat from the front of the gpus.
http://i.imgur.com/QXceK.jpg
And my latest creation, same kind of idea as the first one but much more refined and awesome looking. Using 3 x 6" high pressure long life fans, 4 spigot intakes that are split 2 fans to each two sections, then 1 fan on spigots and ducting extracting all 4 outlets.
http://i.imgur.com/oEaJD.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/YCLPc.png
Got a 5870 out on miner1 and hoping for a replacement soon then ill have to do something to sort out the cooling on the second 5870 on miner1 as its a bit high.

Air in, air out, as simple as that  :)
+ all the hours tinkering  ;)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: BkkCoins on January 28, 2012, 01:44:58 AM
^^ Holy crap. Buck Rogers or what!


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: DeathAndTaxes on January 28, 2012, 03:19:07 AM
Sorry, don't mean to show off... ok maybe a little  :D

Yeah your rigs are the inspiration for the ideas I got in my brain.  I was thinking of having the twist of mounting MB "standing up" so the GPU "exhaust" (I use 5970s exclusively) points "up".   Best way to describe it would be blade server meets mining rigs. :)  Cold air would flow under the bottom of MB, be pulled into GPU intake, warmed up, and blown out the top where it would have nowhere to go except the exhaut out. 

I wanted to makes some changes to my garage anyways and now my wife has seen other people have "organized" rigs it might happen soon rather than later.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Aion2n on January 28, 2012, 05:24:54 PM
Thx :)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: MiningBuddy on January 29, 2012, 12:10:08 AM
Sorry, don't mean to show off... ok maybe a little  :D

Yeah your rigs are the inspiration for the ideas I got in my brain.  I was thinking of having the twist of mounting MB "standing up" so the GPU "exhaust" (I use 5970s exclusively) points "up".   Best way to describe it would be blade server meets mining rigs. :)  Cold air would flow under the bottom of MB, be pulled into GPU intake, warmed up, and blown out the top where it would have nowhere to go except the exhaut out.  

I wanted to makes some changes to my garage anyways and now my wife has seen other people have "organized" rigs it might happen soon rather than later.
That could work, depending how many motherboards you have in your rack and how you separate them and airflow, my only concern would be the motherboard temperatures. I went for the simplest option to cool mine and my motherboards stay around 40C.
People say that hot air rises, which is true to an extent, but you can manipulate it with fans and ducting to go where ever you want.

PS: Invest in a big box of smoke pellets like these:
http://i.imgur.com/wZYnG.jpg
They are great for working out what your airflow is doing.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: dishwara on January 31, 2012, 06:32:03 PM


Cooooooooooool


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: coretechs on February 02, 2012, 03:24:27 PM
http://chrono.firex.org/images/mrig.jpg

6 Gh/s
all stock voltage or lower
memclock 160mhz
LinuxCoin + cgminer 2.0.8


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: rjk on February 02, 2012, 05:14:32 PM
http://chrono.firex.org/images/mrig.jpg

6 Gh/s
all stock voltage or lower
memclock 160mhz
LinuxCoin + cgminer 2.0.8

On the two closest rigs, how are you supporting the cards so they don't flop over and break the slots? I can't see anything holding them up.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: muyuu on February 02, 2012, 05:36:06 PM

It's almost fully covered... too much heat will stay inside.

Force air cooling.  If you force cold air IN unless you trapped a blackhole inside the hot air will be forced out.  Now you are right if you just slapped together some shelves and cards that would be bad.  It would require some "ducting".  

Don't laugh at my ASCII "art".
Code:

hot air out pulled out
^
|  <- bank of GPUs   <-|
|  ----------------------   |
|  <- bank of GPUs   <-|
|  ----------------------   |
                                 |  
                                ^ (cold air forced in)

All the ^ are fans indicating direction of airflow.
Only two banks shown but more could be used.
Hooking all the fans to a fan controller with some temperature probes in each bank could be used to optimize cooling.  Upper bank would need higher airflow because air is lazy.

Sorry, don't mean to show off... ok maybe a little  :D
My first one, might be for sale. Uses 6 x 5" extractor fans, 4 as intakes; 1 in the top ducted down to the middle of the gpus, and 3 on the opposite side blowing air onto the back of the gpus. Then 2 fans sucking the hot exhaust heat from the front of the gpus.
http://i.imgur.com/QXceK.jpg
And my latest creation, same kind of idea as the first one but much more refined and awesome looking. Using 3 x 6" high pressure long life fans, 4 spigot intakes that are split 2 fans to each two sections, then 1 fan on spigots and ducting extracting all 4 outlets.
http://i.imgur.com/oEaJD.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/YCLPc.png
Got a 5870 out on miner1 and hoping for a replacement soon then ill have to do something to sort out the cooling on the second 5870 on miner1 as its a bit high.

Air in, air out, as simple as that  :)
+ all the hours tinkering  ;)

Wow. I don't think my landlord would like something like that... my rent includes bills :D


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: coretechs on February 02, 2012, 06:46:25 PM
On the two closest rigs, how are you supporting the cards so they don't flop over and break the slots? I can't see anything holding them up.

I have small wood rails (made from 1/4 round) with thumbscrews that can be fastened to the end of the cards but I don't always attach it because I'm constantly tinkering and improving the layout, swapping power supplies, etc.  I also have 2 ducts (not pictured) that I keep over the cards that channels the air from the fans in the back.   I don't have any problem with them sitting they way they look in the pic though, it's flat and the cards don't move.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: jjiimm_64 on February 02, 2012, 06:51:40 PM
On the two closest rigs, how are you supporting the cards so they don't flop over and break the slots? I can't see anything holding them up.

I have small wood rails (made from 1/4 round) with thumbscrews that can be fastened to the end of the cards but I don't always attach it because I'm constantly tinkering and improving the layout, swapping power supplies, etc.  I also have 2 ducts (not pictured) that I keep over the cards that channels the air from the fans in the back.   I don't have any problem with them sitting they way they look in the pic though, it's flat and the cards don't move.


I have over 90 gpus...  maybe 4 or 5 have a screw holding them in place.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Turbor on February 02, 2012, 08:53:34 PM
I have over 90 gpus...  maybe 4 or 5 have a screw holding them in place.

Do you have a pic of your farm ? I know you got the hashpower 8)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: P4man on February 02, 2012, 09:12:58 PM
Pending an RMA, and limited in my abilities to properly fix it by warranty seals on the screws that hold the cooler, I decided to keep my dead-fan 5870 mining until I get an RMA number:

http://s15.postimage.org/q1m4sbpyj/SDC10727.jpg

:D


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: ZPK on February 02, 2012, 09:33:53 PM
Pending an RMA, and limited in my abilities to properly fix it by warranty seals on the screws that hold the cooler, I decided to keep my dead-fan 5870 mining until I get an RMA number:

http://s15.postimage.org/q1m4sbpyj/SDC10727.jpg

:D


+1 .... you are the best )))


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: teflone on February 05, 2012, 05:42:48 AM
Pending an RMA, and limited in my abilities to properly fix it by warranty seals on the screws that hold the cooler, I decided to keep my dead-fan 5870 mining until I get an RMA number:

http://s15.postimage.org/q1m4sbpyj/SDC10727.jpg

:D


+1 .... you are the best )))


Hahahhahaha!  love it


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: BinaryMage on February 05, 2012, 09:39:29 PM
http://ompldr.org/vY244Yg/Miner.jpg
(full res @ http://ompldr.org/vY243eg/2012-02-05_13-10-55_578.jpg (http://ompldr.org/vY243eg/2012-02-05_13-10-55_578.jpg))
http://ompldr.org/vY243aw/BAMT_Status.PNG

5x 5870 @ 950/300 running Phoenix 1.7.5 on BAMT (Debian 6). Motherboard is a GA-EP45-UD3P w/ PCIe extenders from Cablesaurus. PSU is a OCZ ZX1250W. Case is custom.

~435 MH/s each, ~2175 MH/s total. Cards run @ ~50C with ambient ~15C.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: yjacket on February 06, 2012, 11:10:17 PM
http://ompldr.org/vY244Yg/Miner.jpg
(full res @ http://ompldr.org/vY243eg/2012-02-05_13-10-55_578.jpg (http://ompldr.org/vY243eg/2012-02-05_13-10-55_578.jpg))
http://ompldr.org/vY243aw/BAMT_Status.PNG

5x 5870 @ 950/300 running Phoenix 1.7.5 on BAMT (Debian 6). Motherboard is a GA-EP45-UD3P w/ PCIe extenders from Cablesaurus. PSU is a OCZ ZX1250W. Case is custom.

~435 MH/s each, ~2175 MH/s total. Cards run @ ~50C with ambient ~15C.

How long do fans last at 100%?


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: BinaryMage on February 07, 2012, 12:30:06 AM

How long do fans last at 100%?

I don't run them at that level normally; I was just seeing how low I could get the temps. They run ~55C at 70% fan and ~60C at 50%.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: mc_lovin on February 07, 2012, 03:43:08 AM
I just had to screencap this:

http://www.bitcointrading.com/img/1337_pic_thread.jpg

This is the most leet thread in existence!


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Global BTC on February 13, 2012, 01:48:56 PM
PS: Invest in a big box of smoke pellets like these:
http://i.imgur.com/wZYnG.jpg
They are great for working out what your airflow is doing.

Is that really wise? Is the smoke "clean" or does it leave residues? I would love to see some pictures of someone testing the airflow of a mining rig with smoke.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: MiningBuddy on February 13, 2012, 09:05:35 PM
PS: Invest in a big box of smoke pellets like these:
http://i.imgur.com/wZYnG.jpg
They are great for working out what your airflow is doing.

Is that really wise? Is the smoke "clean" or does it leave residues? I would love to see some pictures of someone testing the airflow of a mining rig with smoke.
The smoke didn't leave any residue on my fan blades or the inside of my case so I assume it is safe, they are usually used for testing cooker vents and such things like that.
If/when I have to test it again I will record a video but it won't be for some time now as everything is setup and working perfectly.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: fizzisist on February 13, 2012, 09:43:39 PM
How about dry ice?


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Joshwaa on February 13, 2012, 09:52:52 PM
How about dry ice?

Thats what I use. Just drop some in a bowl of water and good to go. No messy residue either.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: MiningBuddy on February 13, 2012, 09:58:42 PM
Dry ice is pretty hard to come by in the UK, well at least that's what I've found. I don't seem to be able to get it from any local shops or via any kind of mail order.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: cablepair on February 15, 2012, 08:30:55 PM
This is an open air system I have been developing for awhile and its finally to the point where I am ready to share it with the community.

The rig cases are made from a wire shelving system you can buy from walmart. I build the bases for the motherboard out of 2 x 4s. Parts of the wire frames are stapled to the wood base for stability.

Cooling is provided by the NY Winter (actually very mild this year), I built an awning over the outside of the window and have two layers of screen to prevent snow/rain from getting in with a window fan in the middle to blow in the cool air, the big fan on the side blows the fan a crossed the back of the rigs.

Specs:
3 x MSI 890FXA-GD70 Motherboards
3 x AMD Sempron 2.7 Ghz single core CPU
3 x Crucial BallistiX 2GB DDR3 Ram Memory
3 x Corsair 1000watt 80 Plus PSU
3 x Sata HDD
6 x PCIe16 Extenders (3 Powered w/Molex connector)
3 x PCIe1>16 Extenders
15 x Radeon HD 5870

Windows 7 x64 w/ CCC 11.9 SDK 2.5 CGMINER 2.2.6

Clocks 950/180 - Fans @ 50% - Average Temp 58.5c

http://btcwebhost.com/images/rig/anubs.png
(stats example from one of the rigs)

Total Hashrate 6500 mhash/sec


http://btcwebhost.com/images/rig/rig1.jpg

http://btcwebhost.com/images/rig/rig2.jpg

http://btcwebhost.com/images/rig/rig4.jpg

http://btcwebhost.com/images/rig/rigs1.jpg


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: The-Real-Link on February 15, 2012, 11:30:34 PM
  Ok I'll post now that things are completed here.  Time to go down the rabbit hole - sorry for the photo spam on the post btw ;).  

  So, mining?!  Sure!  "Let's go!" I said.  Had some funds set aside I knew I could put into this.  The plan, like any, was brilliant!  Now, on the other hand, I'm not quite geeky enough to do headless Linux miners or crate+cardboard machine setups so alas, for me a case, Windows, and GUIminer will have to do.  Not quite as cost-effective but it's what I know I could do.  Since I'm an Evangelion fan, I wanted to compliment my main rig with others (miners) named after angels so thought it'd be fun at any rate.  

-------------------------

  Ramiel Build:

  Thought I'd start things off right with a 4-way card system (since my main GPUs have always been Nvidia).  Budget allowed for a quad setup of 6770s being efficient.  

  Parts:
  AMD Athlon X3
  ASUS generic DVD Burner
  A WD Raptor 150GB I had as a backup drive that I could wipe and use.
  Hyper 212 Cooler
  2x4GB Corsair Vegeance RAM
  4x HIS 6770s
  Corsair 500R Black (best mid tower I could find with side fans for cooling and enough expansion slots at a good price with good quality build).
  LEPA G900 PSU
  2x 140mm Aerocool Shark Blue Fans
  6x 120mm Aerocool Shark Blue Fans
  1x 120mm black (leftover) Corsair fan
  1x 200mm Cooler Master Side Fan
  Cyberpower 900w UPS Backup
  Acer 18.5" LCD (just a basic budget monitor)
  Cheapo Pixxo KB/Mouse Combo
  Rosewill USB wireless adapter
  Windows 7 Pro x64  

  Mistake #1 ;)

  Had an ASUS Sabertooth that didn't accept 3 cards.  It was a good board but only after trying the layout, I realized it didn't work...  Whoops.  Replaced with a Gigabyte UD7.

  Everything was progressing well :)

  But then...
  Mistake #2

  Seeing as how I've not worked with this case before (and board), Gigabyte puts their supplimentary power connector at an odd right angle to the mainboard (and on a board as large as the UD7, it literally is a quarter inch from the 500R's case slant).  Just a heads up that if you use this combo, the connector CAN NOT be connected without cutting the case.

  4 hours later (I have limited tools available, alas, and that case steel powdercoat was surprisingly very tough to punch through).  

  http://dfullerton.smugmug.com/photos/i-tbH37Js/0/L/i-tbH37Js-L.jpg

  http://dfullerton.smugmug.com/photos/i-q849qSP/0/L/i-q849qSP-L.jpg

  After a few warm-up tests though, the singular side fan was swapped to the two 140mm fans for more air flow.

  Mistake #3
  TEMPS.  OH MY THE TEMPS!

  I don't have screenshots or photos of them but the midde cards simply could not keep up at 100% fan - these simple cards at only ~110w I thought wouldn't dump that much heat but no... upper 80s C was normal.  Time to revise things again.

  http://dfullerton.smugmug.com/photos/i-N57cFrB/0/L/i-N57cFrB-L.jpg

  Good news now is that the temps are under control, the cards have airflow and things are stable.  Sliders are maxed in AB (though with the OC boost they seem to crash past 1,000mhz pretty quick).  But really, for a system costing far above $1k now, I can't be happy with only 600MH now can I?

  Post below for part 2 so as to not spam with one large entry...

  


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: The-Real-Link on February 15, 2012, 11:59:25 PM
  Ramiel Part 2!

  Nope, had to fix this problem.  Thankfully my favorite etailer had a solution on sale for the time.  Yay for twin 5970s!

  5970s *do* clear the cages in a 500R, albeit barely.
  http://dfullerton.smugmug.com/photos/i-rdLJffP/0/L/i-rdLJffP-L.jpg

  After a lot of testing and burning in, I found clocks where the cards and temps would be to my liking.  Any higher core and the stock voltage was not enough.  I also did various tests with my KAW and Overvolt to see how high the cards could go.  Found out though that even though they could get to 900+core, the heat and fans simply was too high and the system went from ~700 watts to 1,000.  Enough of a power increase that with efficiency factored in, I could not push the PSU any higher I think.  Obviously they were backed down to what the image below shows and it's been running great since.
  http://dfullerton.smugmug.com/photos/i-WQ8fdd3/0/L/i-WQ8fdd3-L.jpg

  http://dfullerton.smugmug.com/photos/i-XFLs9VT/0/L/i-XFLs9VT-L.jpg

  Finally as can be seen, I ripped out the drive cages to help the airflow.  It's dropped temps by a couple degrees overall.  The HDD has foam sticky pads on the bottom to keep it proped off the case floor.
  http://dfullerton.smugmug.com/photos/i-MVmhkDS/0/L/i-MVmhkDS-L.jpg

--------------

  http://dfullerton.smugmug.com/photos/i-C59J8XS/0/L/i-C59J8XS-L.jpg

  Thanks for letting me share my building experience and what I'd hope is a pretty clean (IMO) mining rig.  It may not be the most efficient in terms of price but I'm happy with the challenge it presented and feel the investment will pay back eventually.  Currently getting ~1.5GH/sec with it.  The only heads up is that with pets and so much case airflow, that the system would need practically a blow-out every week for the dust it'd gather.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: The-Real-Link on February 16, 2012, 12:28:39 AM
  Sachiel System ;)

  Primary changes are the following:

  Lepa G900 to Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold 1200w (thought was to do tri-card systems).
  Gigabyte UD7 (bought UD3's on accident but it'll now work out for the better I've learned).
  HDDs > Intel 40GB SSDs.  Really, the price now is almost the same with HDDs being at increased prices with the flooding.
  RAM 2x 4GB Corsair > 2x2GB Kingston generics.  Don't really need 8GB for mining.
  AMD Quad Core Athlon IIs (the 3 core was at 100% so thought quad would help.  Guess it's just a bug though).
  Windows 7 Home x64

  Just a heads up again that the UD3 for whatever reason has *no* additional PCIe power requirement.  I asked Gigabyte techs about this concern and they said the board is Rev. 1.1 and has enough power delivery built in to where this is not necessary.  Thus, no conflict with the 500R panels.

  http://dfullerton.smugmug.com/photos/i-QzFJQK2/0/L/i-QzFJQK2-L.jpg

  This rig has 2 5970s total - just never shot it again once it was all together.  Hashing is the same as the other.

  


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: The-Real-Link on February 16, 2012, 12:39:23 AM
  Israfel System:

  More of the same, except red ^_^

  Time to do my duty to lend to the laughter of this thread.  At this point I'm running out of places (and to a lesser extent, power) to put these around at home.  Thus:

  http://dfullerton.smugmug.com/photos/i-8bZWLdB/0/L/i-8bZWLdB-L.jpg  Thanks Dog Crate!

  http://dfullerton.smugmug.com/photos/i-pnKqsD8/0/L/i-pnKqsD8-L.jpg

  At this point after extended discussions, it was considered best for me to move the operation off-site.

  Systems are now at a climate controlled facility with power-use included with the rent :)

  http://dfullerton.smugmug.com/photos/i-SNC2Dg3/0/L/i-SNC2Dg3-L.jpg

  http://dfullerton.smugmug.com/photos/i-pJmwrKp/0/L/i-pJmwrKp-L.jpg

  http://dfullerton.smugmug.com/photos/i-zxkMJBW/0/L/i-zxkMJBW-L.jpg

  http://dfullerton.smugmug.com/photos/i-tfQcMLT/0/L/i-tfQcMLT-L.jpg

  Power was a dedicated 20A (which these systems easily made the breaker angry)... so I had them install another 20.  Electrician was AWESOME though and gave me 2-20s!  The room is now wired for 60A so I have room to expand if the coolling keeps up.

  Temps of all systems are generally mid-to-upper-60s at 70-75% fan.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Red Emerald on February 16, 2012, 12:41:18 AM
... Lots of Images ...

So that looks really clean, but I'm curious as to why you even bothered with cases?  Seems like they just trap heat and get in the way when you want to do any maintenance.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: The-Real-Link on February 16, 2012, 12:49:25 AM
... Lots of Images ...

So that looks really clean, but I'm curious as to why you even bothered with cases?  Seems like they just trap heat and get in the way when you want to do any maintenance.

Thanks.  You know I'll be honest.  Thought running a system without a case would A. be more at risk for issues with exposed parts.  B. Thought that cooling the cards would be less efficient since fans would have to be placed / tied on / etc. to force air-cool the cards.  C. Don't really have any place that I'd consder safe  at home where I could leave bare components run without issues.  D.  Again, pets and stuff.  E.  I guess it kinda scared me really.  I mean I can see otherwise that plenty of people have done it in this thread without issue but I've not tried it.  F.  I also run a computer business so these rigs can be donated / repurposed / etc. should mining tank.  I'm sure the average person would buy a clean system but it could be parted-out if necessary.

In terms of maintenence, there really isn't any now (finally).  Uptime so far is upwards of 10 days at a time barring Windows updates (haven't had a single BSOD with all 3 systems at all).  Temps and systems are rock solid and are remotely managed.  At the CC facility, they gather what, a fifth or sixth of the dust as fast as at home?  Probably could let them run for 2 months there before even a single cleaning.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: The-Real-Link on February 16, 2012, 12:57:19 AM

  Melchior (aka the original) system:

  Repurposed this one for mining as well instead of folding.  Two 5970s as well.

  Bottom card is one of two GTX 580s with an AXP.

  http://dfullerton.smugmug.com/photos/i-grtzWgP/0/L/i-grtzWgP-L.jpg

  http://dfullerton.smugmug.com/photos/i-MqkHsM2/0/L/i-MqkHsM2-L.jpg


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: rjk on February 16, 2012, 02:04:14 AM
You paid for a windows license? I don't even


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: allinvain on February 16, 2012, 02:38:59 AM
Why not linux :)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: The-Real-Link on February 16, 2012, 03:28:43 AM
Why not linux :)

Never used Linux before.  Yes, paid for my Windows licenses, sorry.  Rather not try to crack 7 and again it's the case of legitly using these systems for business purposes other than mining potentially that I want to look out for.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: rjk on February 16, 2012, 03:45:13 AM
Why not linux :)

Never used Linux before.  Yes, paid for my Windows licenses, sorry.  Rather not try to crack 7 and again it's the case of legitly using these systems for business purposes other than mining potentially that I want to look out for.
Sorry, I didn't imply that you ought to crack Windows, but rather that Linux would be more ideal ;)

Of course if you use them for gaming occasionally, then Windows might make sense. Dual booting is also a possibility.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: The-Real-Link on February 16, 2012, 04:02:40 AM
Why not linux :)

Never used Linux before.  Yes, paid for my Windows licenses, sorry.  Rather not try to crack 7 and again it's the case of legitly using these systems for business purposes other than mining potentially that I want to look out for.
Sorry, I didn't imply that you ought to crack Windows, but rather that Linux would be more ideal ;)

Of course if you use them for gaming occasionally, then Windows might make sense. Dual booting is also a possibility.

Oh, fair enough ;).  True.  Could game on them or dual boot perhaps.   Thanks for the suggestions.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: fizzisist on February 16, 2012, 04:10:02 AM
Love your photos, The-Real-Link. What kind of camera do you have? Clearly no cell phone pics for you! :)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Electricbees on February 16, 2012, 04:39:50 AM
Love your photos, The-Real-Link. What kind of camera do you have? Clearly no cell phone pics for you! :)
http://dfullerton.smugmug.com/photos/i-MqkHsM2/0/L/i-MqkHsM2-L.jpg

Agreed! This picture really makes me wish I still had my acrylic panel cases... Deadly red glow to keep the family awake at night.
It's a clean machine, and it looks pretty rad. :D


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: BinaryMage on February 16, 2012, 04:44:11 AM
Agreed! This picture really makes me wish I still had my acrylic panel cases... Deadly red glow to keep the family awake at night.
It's a clean machine, and it looks pretty rad. :D

Heh. Cases are for the rich. All of my computers except one server and my laptop are parts screwed/taped/glued/otherwise attached to wood/scrap metal frames. I wish I had some nice cases.   :(


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Electricbees on February 16, 2012, 05:10:01 AM
Agreed! This picture really makes me wish I still had my acrylic panel cases... Deadly red glow to keep the family awake at night.
It's a clean machine, and it looks pretty rad. :D

Heh. Cases are for the rich. All of my computers except one server and my laptop are parts screwed/taped/glued/otherwise attached to wood/scrap metal frames. I wish I had some nice cases.   :(
A friend of mine has his gaming computer screwed down to an old school lunch-tray he found...
Cases are indeed for the rich.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: The-Real-Link on February 16, 2012, 05:58:46 AM
Love your photos, The-Real-Link. What kind of camera do you have? Clearly no cell phone pics for you! :)

Thanks very much ;)

Canon 5D Mark II + some L lenses.  Not rich - just carefully appropriate what limited funds I do have toward things that sadly, tend to cost a lot of money haha.  

No I do do wedding photography though so that does help pay for the toys.

Thanks for the comment on the red glow too.  Before I swapped my push/pulls to H80s, I had lots of red glowing there (the AIO waterblocks do make me slightly miffed that I lose the aesthetics though).

http://dfullerton.smugmug.com/photos/1134305718_eRf3T-L.jpg

Here's how it used to be:
http://dfullerton.smugmug.com/photos/1244559758_pJkih-L.jpg


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: P4man on February 16, 2012, 08:55:16 AM
@ The-Real-Link
I can somewhat understand why someone would want to use cases..  while it costs money and increases temps, it definitely improves Feng Shui and makes moving things around a bit easier. But why on earth would you equip every machine with a keyboard and monitor? And a HDD?

Even if you are new to linux, you really want to check out BAMT:
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=28967.0


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: The-Real-Link on February 16, 2012, 08:59:42 AM
@ The-Real-Link
I can somewhat understand why someone would want to use cases..  while it costs money and increases temps, it definitely improves Feng Shui and makes moving things around a bit easier. But why on earth would you equip every machine with a keyboard and monitor? And a HDD?

Even if you are new to linux, you really want to check out BAMT:
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=28967.0

Heard BAMT is pretty neat so may look into that.  Even though all the systems are together now, you have to keep in mind I built one at a time and I couldn't guarantee they'd be near each other in the early stages so I'd have to monitor each one on it's own and to set up the OS and such.  Again, complete rigs that could be used for things outside of mining.  Guess I'm also a bit of a tidy person...not neat freak - just tidy ;).  The monitors aren't super expensive though so no biggie.  Maybe in the future if I do more rigs I'll have just the systems but again if they're used in different places at once or by anyone outside of us techies here, they'd probaby like a monitor IMO.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: DeathAndTaxes on February 16, 2012, 05:10:25 PM
@ The-Real-Link
I can somewhat understand why someone would want to use cases..  while it costs money and increases temps, it definitely improves Feng Shui and makes moving things around a bit easier. But why on earth would you equip every machine with a keyboard and monitor? And a HDD?

Even if you are new to linux, you really want to check out BAMT:
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=28967.0

Heard BAMT is pretty neat so may look into that.  Even though all the systems are together now, you have to keep in mind I built one at a time and I couldn't guarantee they'd be near each other in the early stages so I'd have to monitor each one on it's own and to set up the OS and such.  Again, complete rigs that could be used for things outside of mining.  Guess I'm also a bit of a tidy person...not neat freak - just tidy ;).  The monitors aren't super expensive though so no biggie.  Maybe in the future if I do more rigs I'll have just the systems but again if they're used in different places at once or by anyone outside of us techies here, they'd probaby like a monitor IMO.

Couldn't you just buy a monitor, keyboard, mouse, extra ram, aftermarket CPU cooler, etc if/when it is no longer used as a rig?  Still they look very nice.

While the monitors may be "cheap". Cheap" monitor, case, keyboard, mouse, aftermarket CPU cooler, extra RAM, higher end CPU, HDD, etc = lot of non-hashing cost.  Could have built 4 3x5970 rigs for that price.  That is why they are called "rigs" :)

http://www.deepwater.com/_filelib/ImageGallery/2010_Home_Update/banner_06.jpg

vs

http://www.ships-info.info/pictures/Pelorus_Yacht.jpg


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: malevolent on February 16, 2012, 07:53:33 PM
Teh-Real-Link... very neat.. and nice.. but are you using these PCs for anythings aside from mining? If the answer is no you could have saved a ton of money with:

1) buying second hand hardware
2) using linux (if you are inexperienced with non-windows systems, BAMT is the best way to go for mining - you can start mining within less than a quarter of an hour at most)
3) cheap 1, max. 2 core low-end cpu with a box cooler
4) no case or improvised one (can cost $0-10).
5) less ram (2 GB for win7 64-bit, 1 GB for other OS'es)
6) LCDs, keyboards, hdds (you can use a 4 GB memory stick) etc.
7) cheaper motherboards (but not cheapest, best if there is at least ATX 24-pin connector and EPS12V 8-pin) - something with 1-2 PCI-E x16 slots and 3-4 PCI-E x1 slots + extenders = saved $$$ and lower temperatures.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: The-Real-Link on February 16, 2012, 09:59:19 PM
  Ah gotcha.  Thanks for the suggestions.  Again guess I'm just used to complete systems, I'm afraid.

  The extra hardware (not counting the palty discount on RAM and not factoring in HDD) for all the monitors, CPUs, KB/mice, and CPU coolers only amounts to about $420 over the baseline as-low-as-you-can-go-on-Newegg prices - at this rate, the price of one 5970.  Well, again, as low as *I* wanted to go on prices.  Now, aside from the fact that at the moment, the only system that has a UD7 that could take a 3rd 5970 in it, I was debating on having to swap the LEPA G900 for one of the 1,200w units (looking at about 700w load for the system and 2 cards already so a third would put that wattage very close to, if not over, the limit).  

  Now CPU-wise ok I might be $120 over from getting cheapo single cores.  When I bought an X3 and saw that the two cards pegged it to 100%, I wasn't sure if it was just a bug compared to the CPU being powerful enough to keep the cards fed.  I think now it is rather the former and if a single core is really good enough to mine with then that's good to know.  But why spend 66% of the cost of a quad CPU on something that would suck for pretty much every other task except mining?  Can't BOINC on a single, nor render or anything for any decent efficiency.  Maybe my thought is just flawed but then again I thought I was building pretty "cheap" compared to previous systems I've had.  This thread still has shown me that no, you can go cheaper (much cheaper) :).  Oh well, live and learn.

  Again these were originally intended to run at home where I could barely keep temps at decent levels (IMO, mid-70s and below) with two cards, let alone 3.  Now that they're in a cooler location I could probably spend a bit of time to swap things out if I had to.  I have all 5970s working away at the moment though so until I can do more builds or get more cards, I might be losing 200MH due to temps overall at the moment (ideal VS current setup).


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: malevolent on February 16, 2012, 10:14:13 PM

  Now CPU-wise ok I might be $120 over from getting cheapo single cores.  When I bought an X3 and saw that the two cards pegged it to 100%, I wasn't sure if it was just a bug compared to the CPU being powerful enough to keep the cards fed.  I think now it is rather the former and if a single core is really good enough to mine with then that's good to know. 

CPU usage bug depends from cards, drivers and system you're using, if you are using linux you will probably be able to avoid this bug but if windows is a must then in the task manager you can change cpu affinity for your miner and make it run only on one core so CPU usage falls to 50% (assuming no other cpu resource consuming apps are not running in the background).
On 12.1 drivers with 2.6 sdk I noticed lower hashrates when miner was using 100% of core0 on Q9300 @ 1.8GHz. Only when I let it use all 4 cores would it return back to 'normal' speed.
No such issue on previous drivers (11.5, 2.3 sdk)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: The-Real-Link on February 16, 2012, 10:18:29 PM

  Now CPU-wise ok I might be $120 over from getting cheapo single cores.  When I bought an X3 and saw that the two cards pegged it to 100%, I wasn't sure if it was just a bug compared to the CPU being powerful enough to keep the cards fed.  I think now it is rather the former and if a single core is really good enough to mine with then that's good to know.  

CPU usage bug depends from cards, drivers and system you're using, if you are using linux you will probably be able to avoid this bug but if windows is a must then in the task manager you can change cpu affinity for your miner and make it run only on one core so CPU usage falls to 50% (assuming no other cpu resource consuming apps are not running in the background).
On 12.1 drivers with 2.6 sdk I noticed lower hashrates when miner was using 100% of core0 on Q9300 @ 1.8GHz. Only when I let it use all 4 cores would it return back to 'normal' speed.
No such issue on previous drivers (11.5, 2.3 sdk)

Ahh, thanks.  Right now I have affinity turned off for all cards on all systems and none are using the CPU at all.  I don't think it's actively affecting my hashrates though - I'm right in line where I'm pretty sure I should be.  I mean, sure I could experiment and see if it improves things for sure but I'm not seeing anything detrimental at the moment (just 100% utliization).

Edit, oh global affinity via task manager, not GUIminer?  Got it.  Will try that.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: DeathAndTaxes on February 16, 2012, 10:18:52 PM
 Ah gotcha.  Thanks for the suggestions.  Again guess I'm just used to complete systems, I'm afraid.

  The extra hardware (not counting the palty discount on RAM and not factoring in HDD) for all the monitors, CPUs, KB/mice, and CPU coolers only amounts to about $420 over the baseline as-low-as-you-can-go-on-Newegg prices - at this rate, the price of one 5970.  Well, again, as low as *I* wanted to go on prices.  Now, aside from the fact that at the moment, the only system that has a UD7 that could take a 3rd 5970 in it, I was debating on having to swap the LEPA G900 for one of the 1,200w units (looking at about 700w load for the system and 2 cards already so a third would put that wattage very close to, if not over, the limit).  

  Now CPU-wise ok I might be $120 over from getting cheapo single cores.  When I bought an X3 and saw that the two cards pegged it to 100%, I wasn't sure if it was just a bug compared to the CPU being powerful enough to keep the cards fed.  I think now it is rather the former and if a single core is really good enough to mine with then that's good to know.  But why spend 66% of the cost of a quad CPU on something that would suck for pretty much every other task except mining?  Can't BOINC on a single, nor render or anything for any decent efficiency.  Maybe my thought is just flawed but then again I thought I was building pretty "cheap" compared to previous systems I've had.  This thread still has shown me that no, you can go cheaper (much cheaper) :).  Oh well, live and learn.

  Again these were originally intended to run at home where I could barely keep temps at decent levels (IMO, mid-70s and below) with two cards, let alone 3.  Now that they're in a cooler location I could probably spend a bit of time to swap things out if I had to.  I have all 5970s working away at the moment though so until I can do more builds or get more cards, I might be losing 200MH due to temps overall at the moment (ideal VS current setup).

Well you learned stuff so that is always a good thing.

Buying a more powerful CPU "just in case" is not good economic sense.  I can see the desire to have cased rigs and going w/ dual 5970s is a good choice in that respect.


BTW the goal isn't "cheap".  My 2.2 GH/s rigs have a $260 PSU.  Hardly "cheap".  It is efficient.
As in what combination of equipment gives me the optimal MH/W, MH/$ and uptime.



Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: The-Real-Link on February 16, 2012, 10:44:53 PM
Ok experimented with affinity.  Oddly enough it does not change the hashrate of AMD cards.  It did however, drop my Nvidia's from 130MH or so to 6MH when I set affinity to one core.  No idea why.

Not skimping on the PSU for sure as you said.  No you're right that cheapest is not the best.  I feel I've just been as efficient for MH/$ that I could be.  Of course I could be more efficient as well.  Thanks.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Qu4k3r on February 16, 2012, 11:07:31 PM
Ok experimented with affinity.  Oddly enough it does not change the hashrate of AMD cards.  It did however, drop my Nvidia's from 130MH or so to 6MH when I set affinity to one core.  No idea why.

Not skimping on the PSU for sure as you said.  No you're right that cheapest is not the best.  I feel I've just been as efficient for MH/$ that I could be.  Of course I could be more efficient as well.  Thanks.
Are you using cudaminer with your 580?

I have a 570 mining with cudaminer (GUIminer) at 125 MH/s downclocked to 732 MHz. It's an OCd version @ 810 MHz (stock clock) reaches 140 MH/s.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: The-Real-Link on February 16, 2012, 11:12:14 PM
Ok experimented with affinity.  Oddly enough it does not change the hashrate of AMD cards.  It did however, drop my Nvidia's from 130MH or so to 6MH when I set affinity to one core.  No idea why.

Not skimping on the PSU for sure as you said.  No you're right that cheapest is not the best.  I feel I've just been as efficient for MH/$ that I could be.  Of course I could be more efficient as well.  Thanks.
Are you using cudaminer with your 580?

I have a 570 mining with cudaminer (GUIminer) at 125 MH/s downclocked to 732 MHz. It's an OCd version @ 810 MHz (stock clock) reaches 140 MH/s.

The directory shows:  guiminer\miners\puddinpop\rpcminer-cuda.exe so I presume that's what you mean, yeah.  Currently this second at 132 MH/sec @ 825 core.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Qu4k3r on February 16, 2012, 11:20:23 PM
I have to played with flags to find a good balance between hashrate and desktop lag.

my flags are: -aggression=4 -gpugrid=480 -gputhreads=960

You can set aggresion higher, I think default is 6.
https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Mining_Hardware_Comparison




Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: The-Real-Link on February 16, 2012, 11:50:44 PM
I have to played with flags to find a good balance between hashrate and desktop lag.

my flags are: -aggression=4 -gpugrid=480 -gputhreads=960

You can set aggresion higher, I think default is 6.
https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Mining_Hardware_Comparison


Is this for Nvidia cards only or for AMD?


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: malevolent on February 17, 2012, 12:15:17 AM
Ok experimented with affinity.  Oddly enough it does not change the hashrate of AMD cards.  It did however, drop my Nvidia's from 130MH or so to 6MH when I set affinity to one core.  No idea why.

nVidia cards are more CPU-heavy


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Qu4k3r on February 17, 2012, 12:31:24 AM
I have to played with flags to find a good balance between hashrate and desktop lag.

my flags are: -aggression=4 -gpugrid=480 -gputhreads=960

You can set aggresion higher, I think default is 6.
https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Mining_Hardware_Comparison


Is this for Nvidia cards only or for AMD?
Those flags are for cuda (nvidia only).

In that chart you can see flags for all cards.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: The-Real-Link on February 17, 2012, 01:11:22 AM
I have to played with flags to find a good balance between hashrate and desktop lag.

my flags are: -aggression=4 -gpugrid=480 -gputhreads=960

You can set aggresion higher, I think default is 6.
https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Mining_Hardware_Comparison


Is this for Nvidia cards only or for AMD?
Those flags are for cuda (nvidia only).

In that chart you can see flags for all cards.

There's one for 2x GTX 580s so messed with that.  Originally used an old thread suggesting a 580 profile and it had worked just fine giving me ~130-140MH/sec.

Original was:  -gpu=0 (used -gpu=1 for my other 580 to make it work) poclbm VECTORS
New is: -gpu=0 -gpugrid=128 -gputhreads=1024
Now up to ~155MH/sec.  Cool :)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: malevolent on February 17, 2012, 01:13:40 AM


Are you gonna use those 580's for mining only and 24/7?
it is a waste of electricity, you would do better selling them and buying hd 58xx or 5970 :P


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: The-Real-Link on February 17, 2012, 02:41:44 AM
No the 580s are for gaming, folding, video work and daily use.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: BTC guy on February 17, 2012, 06:13:12 AM
Nice thread. Was cool checking out all the rigs.     ;D


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: BinaryMage on February 17, 2012, 06:40:58 AM
No the 580s are for gaming, folding, video work and daily use.

Nonetheless, I doubt mining is even profitable, for the electricity cost of leaving them on.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: The-Real-Link on February 17, 2012, 07:04:29 AM
No the 580s are for gaming, folding, video work and daily use.

Nonetheless, I doubt mining is even profitable, for the electricity cost of leaving them on.

Hmm.

One 580 is giving me atm, 150MH/sec
Let's say 300w draw for card.  That's 7.2 KWH/day or 216 KWH per month x $0.10 here or $21.60 a month.
If one 5970 generates roughly BTC 0.48 a day for ~720MH/sec, let's just divide by 5, so that'd be roughly BTC 0.096 a day x 30 days (keeping it simple here) = BTC 2.88 per month.  2.88 x (we'll say $5) = $14.40  

...   >:(

DARN IT.  
To be honest I'd sell the card and go AMD if their drivers weren't garbage worked ok.  Suppose I could wait for Kepler or sell it for another 5970 or perhaps 7990 if I wait.



Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: bulanula on February 17, 2012, 11:25:17 AM
No the 580s are for gaming, folding, video work and daily use.

Nonetheless, I doubt mining is even profitable, for the electricity cost of leaving them on.

Hmm.

One 580 is giving me atm, 150MH/sec
Let's say 300w draw for card.  That's 7.2 KWH/day or 216 KWH per month x $0.10 here or $21.60 a month.
If one 5970 generates roughly BTC 0.48 a day for ~720MH/sec, let's just divide by 5, so that'd be roughly BTC 0.096 a day x 30 days (keeping it simple here) = BTC 2.88 per month.  2.88 x (we'll say $5) = $14.40  

...   >:(

DARN IT.  
To be honest I'd sell the card and go AMD if their drivers weren't garbage worked ok.  Suppose I could wait for Kepler or sell it for another 5970 or perhaps 7990 if I wait.



Wait for Kepler if I was in your position. I have a feeling they are going to rock this time for mining with the GTX780 having 2304 shaders !

Imagine what the GTX790 will do with 2304 SP * 2 = 4608 shader processors ! I think if their arch did not suck at integer performance then it will surely beat that 7990.

And you are 100% right, AMD drivers always will and always have sucked really hard. I hate AMD with a passion for that fact alone. Nvidia is not that much better and they still have shitty drivers ( but much better than AMD ), pity the GTX580 sucks compared to a 5870 but I think Kepler will change that ;)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: BinaryMage on February 17, 2012, 04:01:09 PM
Wait for Kepler if I was in your position. I have a feeling they are going to rock this time for mining with the GTX780 having 2304 shaders !

Imagine what the GTX790 will do with 2304 SP * 2 = 4608 shader processors ! I think if their arch did not suck at integer performance then it will surely beat that 7990.

And you are 100% right, AMD drivers always will and always have sucked really hard. I hate AMD with a passion for that fact alone. Nvidia is not that much better and they still have shitty drivers ( but much better than AMD ), pity the GTX580 sucks compared to a 5870 but I think Kepler will change that ;)

Both require end-user expertise to work properly. I'm not sure that qualifies them as "sucking", more like "not user-friendly". Nonetheless, I still miss the days of 3DFX.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: The-Real-Link on February 17, 2012, 09:18:56 PM
Re: Drivers... True.  You'd think it's just plug-and-play and usually it is.  I think I was just aggrivated moreso by the fact that two of my cards are indeed unstable pieces of crap and are going to RMA-land rather than the drivers themselves being horrid (though I've had much better luck with Nvidia FWIW). 

True - was thinking the same with regards to Kepler.  I mean, I could sell one of the cards now and maybe buy one more 5970 but A. I don't know what the 7990 will do yet.  B. how much it'd cost.  and C. Kepler may very well beat or at least make Nvidia slightly more efficient to do mining with.

It's moot atm as right now I have roughly an equal # of cards to rigs needed (albeit not the proper cooling for every system).  To move more offsite I'd need another rig.  At least I know power and cooling there though is not an issue.  Dissapating 2+ KW just fine so far.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: irobindotse on February 28, 2012, 12:00:57 PM
Hi! I havent uploaded any pictures here yet. A while ago i stopped mining because of the noise and heat issues. I had to solve this issue. This is how i solved it :D

http://irobin.se/arkiv/case1.JPG

Yes so i bought a box, and isolated it and added ventilation. The Cold air intake is at the bottom, and goes up on the opposite side from the warm air outtake. I have added a  I have another plate over so the the fans sucks the warm air into the little space then out of the box.

So atm the box is outside and i have one rig doing some mining :-)

I will upload more pictures tonight(at work at the moment).

Regards
Robin

iRobin.se
Twitter, iRobindotse


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: bulanula on February 28, 2012, 10:06:05 PM
Hi! I havent uploaded any pictures here yet. A while ago i stopped mining because of the noise and heat issues. I had to solve this issue. This is how i solved it :D

http://irobin.se/arkiv/case1.JPG

Yes so i bought a box, and isolated it and added ventilation. The Cold air intake is at the bottom, and goes up on the opposite side from the warm air outtake. I have added a  I have another plate over so the the fans sucks the warm air into the little space then out of the box.

So atm the box is outside and i have one rig doing some mining :-)

I will upload more pictures tonight(at work at the moment).

Regards
Robin

iRobin.se
Twitter, iRobindotse

At first, I thought this was a coffin converted into a FPGA room :D


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: DrG on February 29, 2012, 06:32:14 AM
At first, I thought this was a coffin converted into a FPGA room :D


LMAO You're not the only one.  It creeped me out for a while.  Now I'm wondering if I could slip a couple rigs into the morgue at my hospital.  On second thought I don't think I would ever want to have to tinker with them there  :o


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: BR0KK on February 29, 2012, 10:52:23 AM
Pics of my Mining Rig:
http://img.tapatalk.com/54bae9af-1b2b-3393.jpg
1 GH/s @ Ztex (5) 1.15x Cluster


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: tynt on March 01, 2012, 02:57:42 PM
My heating unit mounted on the wall. 3.5GHash @ 1700W
http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/2421/43326384.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/20/43326384.jpg/)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: fizzisist on March 01, 2012, 03:08:59 PM
My heating unit mounted on the wall. 3.5GHash @ 1700W

I like this! I think I should mount my FPGAs on the wall, too, but they'll be a terrible heating unit. :D


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: DeathAndTaxes on March 01, 2012, 03:45:47 PM
My heating unit mounted on the wall. 3.5GHash @ 1700W

I like this! I think I should mount my FPGAs on the wall, too, but they'll be a terrible heating unit. :D

100 of them lined up in a custom case would make a nice base board radiator. :)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Global BTC on March 01, 2012, 04:27:42 PM
My heating unit mounted on the wall. 3.5GHash @ 1700W

You need to acquire some cable management skills :)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: jjiimm_64 on March 01, 2012, 04:36:47 PM
My heating unit mounted on the wall. 3.5GHash @ 1700W

You need to acquire some cable management skills :)

F the cable managemnt.....  start hashing, lower clocks, keep hashing for long time.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: rjk on March 01, 2012, 04:38:20 PM
My heating unit mounted on the wall. 3.5GHash @ 1700W

You need to acquire some cable management skills :)

F the cable managemnt.....  start hashing, lower clocks, keep hashing for long time.
Better cable management is better airflow is better cooling. Ever tried to wire up a whole rack full of servers? You learn real quick about cable management, and once you get into the habit of it it becomes second nature and easy to do.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: scifimike12 on March 07, 2012, 03:20:33 AM
Main rig:

http://oi40.tinypic.com/2jik2b.jpg

Backup rig:

http://oi39.tinypic.com/2i1ja0j.jpg


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: kliffen on March 07, 2012, 04:21:08 AM
My IKEA rig. The pic is somewhat outdated, theyr're all mining BTC now with GPUs on risers. Mined LTC when this pic was taken. The wiring is alot cleaner too now :V

Sorry about the horrible quality, my GayPhone doesn't take the best photos.

http://oi43.tinypic.com/4m1wk.jpg


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Beaflag VonRathburg on March 07, 2012, 05:01:44 AM
http://i43.tinypic.com/4sl076.jpg

Two rigs. Each contains:

- MSI H61-p21 MATX board
- G440 1.6ghz Celeron
- 1gb DDR3
- 4x 5870 on unpowered risers
- Cougar GX-1050 PSU
- USB Flash drive with 11.04 and CGMiner

Assembled in a $20 rack from Target with some leftover aluminum stock, and orbital shaker plates as a top to rest my monitor, keyboard, mouse, etc... on. Each side has a 240v power strip (13amp limit) plugged into a dual outlet 240v 20amp line. The monitor and other items that I need to plug in are attached to a normal power strip and 125v 10 amp line. The 240 line was already run in my garage so I decided to put an outlet on it, use it for the higher efficiency, and the ability to expand. The right rig is down right now, due to some issues. Each rig is / was pulling around 1650ish on a low average with spikes above that. I also will be powering up my main computer with a 6870x2, 6870, and 5870 as soon as I can figure out the issues I am having with the linux boot parameters.

Goals as of now:
1. Get the right rig running again.
2. Figure out the issue with one of the 5870s in my left rig. It refuses to overclock and if I change either of the clocks it freezes the system.
3. Get main desktop running.
4. Split three rigs into four and run one at a source with free power. The split will be (3x (Threex5870s)) and (1x (One 6870x2 + One 6870)) Rigs
5. Optimize power settings and startup scripts.
6. Leave them alone for a long time.

This has been a major undertaking for me and something that has required a lot of constant maintenance. Just getting the two main rigs up has been a major battle. Linux and I don't seem to get along very well and using a relatively slow internet source for updates and files has been a pain in the ass. I'd like to get it all setup to where I won't have to mess with it for a while, monitor it from my phone, and get back to working on my car again.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Transisto on March 07, 2012, 06:37:29 AM
(reply to The-Real-Link)

Please don't post picture of product packaging or incomplete builds.


People here are not impressed by any standalone PC components.


Title: Oldschool / Newschool - Sexy Hybrid!
Post by: cablepair on March 07, 2012, 05:27:58 PM
originally this was a stand alone gaming machine - that I also use for 24/7 mining it is a small part of a 10ghash operation

today I added a BitForce Single to it (no it did not come directly from BFL I purchased this from one of the people who received it on the original 1st shipment)

http://btcwebhost.com/images/6990BFL.jpg


http://btcwebhost.com/images/6990bfl2.jpg



System Specs:

Motherboard = ASUS CrossHair Formula IV - Republic Of Gamers MB
CPU = AMD Phenom II X6 1055T 2.81 Ghz
RAM = OCZ Triple Channel PLATINUM OC Ram - 8GB
PSU = Cooler Master Silent PRO GOLD - 1000watt 80 Plus GOLD
CASE = Corsair Obsidian  + NZXT Fan/Temp Control LCD Panel + 7 Case Fans
COOLING= Corsair Liquid Cooling on CPU / Corsair Dual Ram Fans
GPU 1 = MSI 6990 4GB
GPU 2 = MSI 6990 4GB
FPGA = BitForce Sha256 Cryptographic Processor (Rev1)


(yeah I know its sexy thats why I had to show it off :P )




Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: SamHa1n on March 07, 2012, 05:56:46 PM
http://i.imgur.com/oAGTT.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/ACTkR.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/3pwBk.jpg




Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: vengeance on March 08, 2012, 04:59:30 PM
http://i1156.photobucket.com/albums/p579/vengeance1313/DSCN0996.jpg
http://i1156.photobucket.com/albums/p579/vengeance1313/DSCN0998.jpg
http://i1156.photobucket.com/albums/p579/vengeance1313/DSCN1000.jpg
http://i1156.photobucket.com/albums/p579/vengeance1313/DSCN1002.jpg

3 x 5870's running at 1.3 Gh/s


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: molecular on March 08, 2012, 08:20:02 PM

what you got there?


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Turbor on March 08, 2012, 09:47:54 PM
what you got there?

Looks like 2 GH of ZTEX 1.15x boards. Nice setup !


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Transisto on March 09, 2012, 06:26:59 AM
http://i.imgur.com/FNNeH.jpg
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_l6ot-nZbOU8/TTCCe8nyaMI/AAAAAAAAACg/ZHTpHvRGs1I/s400/drooling-homer-simpson.jpg


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: fabrizziop on March 13, 2012, 12:27:14 AM
Rig:

MSI 785G-E53
Sempron 145
4 Cablesaurus Risers(3 pci-e 1x-16x, one 16x-16x)
2 GB RAM
40 GB HDD(got it at microcenter at 20$)
4 Sapphire 5830s

Runs Windows 7 x64, with teamviewer to manage it from my home network. Cgminer, with temp target at 65C, and clocks 800/300.


http://img534.imageshack.us/img534/6804/dsc01175qu.th.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/534/dsc01175qu.jpg/)
http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/8021/dsc01174sk.th.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/15/dsc01174sk.jpg/)
http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/4223/dsc01177ky.th.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/6/dsc01177ky.jpg/)
http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/9523/dsc01178uq.th.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/204/dsc01178uq.jpg/)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Qu4k3r on March 13, 2012, 05:18:35 AM
Rig:

MSI 785G-E53
Sempron 145
4 Cablesaurus Risers(3 pci-e 1x-16x, one 16x-16x)
2 GB RAM
40 GB HDD(got it at microcenter at 20$)
4 Sapphire 5830s

Runs Windows 7 x64, with teamviewer to manage it from my home network. Cgminer, with temp target at 65C, and clocks 800/300.


http://img534.imageshack.us/img534/6804/dsc01175qu.th.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/534/dsc01175qu.jpg/)
http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/8021/dsc01174sk.th.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/15/dsc01174sk.jpg/)
http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/4223/dsc01177ky.th.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/6/dsc01177ky.jpg/)
http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/9523/dsc01178uq.th.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/204/dsc01178uq.jpg/)


Very nice ;)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: ZPK on March 13, 2012, 05:23:32 AM
i have same idea ))) he first try ... ) thx )


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: 1l1l11ll1l on March 13, 2012, 05:26:26 AM
http://i43.tinypic.com/30k59ub.jpg

and



http://i42.tinypic.com/16583p.jpg


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: ZPK on March 13, 2012, 05:30:14 AM
you sell it )) why you show this only now?


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: jme621 on March 13, 2012, 08:38:31 AM
Rig:

MSI 785G-E53
Sempron 145
4 Cablesaurus Risers(3 pci-e 1x-16x, one 16x-16x)
2 GB RAM
40 GB HDD(got it at microcenter at 20$)
4 Sapphire 5830s

Runs Windows 7 x64, with teamviewer to manage it from my home network. Cgminer, with temp target at 65C, and clocks 800/300.


IMAGES SNIPED


never thought of that, simple and effective, thanks for the idea.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: fizzisist on March 13, 2012, 01:22:08 PM

I hope you don't live somewhere where earthquakes are common!


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: 1l1l11ll1l on March 13, 2012, 04:17:33 PM

I hope you don't live somewhere where earthquakes are common!
What's the worst that could happen? lol!


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Sannyasi on March 15, 2012, 11:26:43 AM
Damnit- i just typed up a really fancy post to explain this build but then my browser crashed and I took a well placed arrow shot to the knee..... so here's the pic of it. It's due for a dusting soon.

<3 this thread
http://i41.tinypic.com/29atyz6.jpg


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Joshwaa on March 15, 2012, 12:38:01 PM
Lol.. Arrow to the knee.. 


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: The-Real-Link on March 15, 2012, 08:19:19 PM

I hope you don't live somewhere where earthquakes are common!
What's the worst that could happen? lol!

Those can't all be mining...right?  That's quite a stack!


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: dlasher on March 16, 2012, 05:23:45 PM

Figured I'd share pictures of one of the mining racks..

8 machines, all rack mounted, corsair Power supplies, 890FXA-GD70, Athlon x2's 2G ram, 27 ATI/AMD cards mix of 58xx,69xx, PXE/NFS diskless, runs mid 9 GH most days. cgminer set to auto-fan 20%-100%, target temp 80C.

http://imgur.com/a/JYoz5

http://i.imgur.com/JFjg3.jpg -- http://i.imgur.com/FwmO0.jpg



Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: rjk on March 16, 2012, 05:24:34 PM

Figured I'd share pictures of one of the mining racks..

8 machines, all rack mounted, corsair Power supplies, 890FXA-GD70, Athlon x2's 2G ram, 27 ATI/AMD cards mix of 58xx,69xx, PXE/NFS diskless, runs mid 9 GH most days. cgminer set to auto-fan 20%-100%, target temp 80C.

http://imgur.com/a/JYoz5

http://i.imgur.com/JFjg3.jpg[/img] -- [img]http://i.imgur.com/FwmO0.jpg


WIN. I like clean setups like that.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: echris1 on March 16, 2012, 05:25:50 PM
http://s14.postimage.org/i45jjp13j/2012_03_16_13_09_29_170.jpg

2x6850
4x5850

$20 wire shelving unit.

I could probably cut it to fit more stuff, but the little tab on the cards fits perfectly into the crossbeams to hold them up.  No cutting or modification required. Add a shelf if you need more room.

http://s7.postimage.org/pvbwe79dn/2012_03_16_13_17_39_300.jpg

Needs a bit of cable management, but holds onto PSU's snugly, and can be easily picked up and moved.

http://s14.postimage.org/pg2q0i2fl/2012_03_16_13_22_21_472.jpg

Bottom rig uses a HDD only because I had an extra one and it is running P2Pool, which means lots of writes.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: jamesg on March 16, 2012, 05:26:56 PM
Since everyone is in the sharing mood today.  :D

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-HLAY8zhZPxs/T2N2mR5AlNI/AAAAAAAAA14/FvyQ7B1Yz6Y/s640/IMG_0221%255B1%255D.JPG


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: DeathAndTaxes on March 16, 2012, 05:27:04 PM
PXE/NFS diskless

We need to talk. :)

Once I get some of my hardware setup I would like to talk about your PXE setup.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: echris1 on March 16, 2012, 05:28:14 PM
Since everyone is in the sharing mood today.  :D

Mmmm, nice, I've been running numbers in my head about bitforce singles all day...


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: rjk on March 16, 2012, 05:29:10 PM
Since everyone is in the sharing mood today.  :D

Mmmm, nice, I've been running numbers in my head about bitforce singles all day...
They pretty much win from all angles unless you have so many that you need to worry about cooling, and unless your power is way too expensive.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: DeathAndTaxes on March 16, 2012, 05:30:23 PM

As a GPU miner I saw this ...

http://www.globalpov.com/images/borg.jpg

is that weird?


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: jamesg on March 16, 2012, 05:34:34 PM
is that weird?

Nope. Thought the same thing.  ;D


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: echris1 on March 16, 2012, 05:38:36 PM


is that weird?

Ha, that is perfect =)



Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: dlasher on March 16, 2012, 05:42:07 PM
PXE/NFS diskless

We need to talk. :)

Once I get some of my hardware setup I would like to talk about your PXE setup.

Happy to help.. it's quite painful to get working right initially, but once it is, it's ... delightful to maintain.. and bringing up new hardware is so quick it makes it all worthwhile.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: The-Real-Link on March 16, 2012, 08:04:00 PM
Aww Giga... your miners spawned little mining babies <3.  So cute!  But hey, those babies are expensive too, haha.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: NothinG on March 17, 2012, 08:01:10 AM
Aww Giga... your miners spawned little mining babies <3.  So cute!  But hey, those babies are expensive too, haha.
Cheaper than real babies...


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: molecular on March 17, 2012, 12:33:32 PM
PXE/NFS diskless

We need to talk. :)

Once I get some of my hardware setup I would like to talk about your PXE setup.

just search for "nfsroot", it's really quite simple to do.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: P_Shep on March 19, 2012, 05:56:15 AM
Something's missing...

http://i.imgur.com/pv0A6.jpg


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: molecular on March 19, 2012, 10:35:29 AM
Something's missing...

http://i.imgur.com/pv0A6.jpg

lol. it's a start, though, keep going ;)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: juggalodarkclow on March 19, 2012, 10:50:30 PM
not pretty but effective lol
6x Sapphire Radeon 5830's
1200w Antec PSU
650W Corsair PSU
600w Thermaltake PSU
---not pictured:5750 and Thermaltake 430w PSU in upstairs desktop (kids play on it)
Total: 2 GH/s
http://img718.imageshack.us/img718/2250/1002081u.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/718/1002081u.jpg/)

Uploaded with ImageShack.us (http://imageshack.us)

EDIT: and yes that's an IDE hard drive


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: NothinG on March 20, 2012, 05:18:37 AM
@juggalodarkclow You should keep an anti-static duster within arms reach at all times. ;D


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: juggalodarkclow on March 20, 2012, 08:14:45 PM
@juggalodarkclow You should keep an anti-static duster within arms reach at all times. ;D

good part is it's in my basement which anybody barely goes in (plus it's 10-15 degrees cooler than upstairs) but I check them routinely throughout the day lol


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: SlaveInDebt on March 21, 2012, 03:44:39 AM
http://i39.tinypic.com/357kfgx.jpg

http://flybluekite.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/git-r-done.jpg

From South Kakalaky


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Gomeler on March 21, 2012, 04:04:25 AM
Looks like a proper farm with wires everywhere  8)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Global BTC on March 21, 2012, 08:15:27 AM
Is that a can of beans under the power splitter thingy?


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: NothinG on March 21, 2012, 08:42:45 AM
Is that a can of beans under the power splitter thingy?
http://www.mrmilkman.com/uploads/plantersmixednuts.jpg
I couldn't find the right can...so, yeah. xD


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Electricbees on March 21, 2012, 09:43:22 AM
Slave's rig is ghetto-licious...


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: rjk on March 21, 2012, 03:01:07 PM
Why do I always see Newegg boxes off in the corner of these builds? Yes that's right - because Newegg is AWESOME! ;D


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: DeathAndTaxes on March 21, 2012, 03:05:18 PM
I love coming home and seeing that box on the front step which says "warning: may contain awesome inside"


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: echris1 on March 21, 2012, 05:00:10 PM
Newegg. Why would you order anywhere else?  Maybe to get the same rebate twice, you can find a lot of the same stuff on Amazon.  I really don't like Tigerdirect.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: silverbox on March 21, 2012, 05:22:17 PM
If you live in California TigerD is usually cheaper, no tax.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Roadhog2k5 on March 21, 2012, 06:08:27 PM
7970 "mining rig"
http://i.imgur.com/FglP6.jpg

6970 mining rig
http://i.imgur.com/GVUVU.jpg


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Garr255 on March 21, 2012, 10:49:09 PM
Awesome rig! Does the water go to the processor or GPUs first?


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: juggalodarkclow on March 21, 2012, 11:27:23 PM

sweet, another fellow dungeon miner


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Joshwaa on March 22, 2012, 12:06:05 PM
Awesome rig! Does the water go to the processor or GPUs first?

Look at the loop CPU then GPU's.  Dual Rads too very nice.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: molecular on March 22, 2012, 04:59:47 PM
added custom cooling solution to my good old x5000 fpga miner:

http://i.imgur.com/3IeMG.jpg (http://imgur.com/3IeMG)

works extremely well (much cooler and much more silent). more details for the inclined: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=37904.msg814515#msg814515


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: conspirosphere.tk on March 31, 2012, 09:14:53 AM
Meet one of my 2 rigs. Below is a 5870 and a 5830:
http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/8798/31032012058.jpg


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: payb.tc on March 31, 2012, 09:45:34 AM
added custom cooling solution to my good old x5000 fpga miner:

http://i.imgur.com/3IeMG.jpg (http://imgur.com/3IeMG)

works extremely well (much cooler and much more silent). more details for the inclined: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=37904.msg814515#msg814515


ha this is awesome. i gotta ask though... was that pun intended?


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Omni on March 31, 2012, 11:22:09 AM
Gigavps your setup is sweet.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: molecular on March 31, 2012, 11:48:04 AM
ha this is awesome. i gotta ask though... was that pun intended?

probably not. what pun?


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: payb.tc on March 31, 2012, 12:06:54 PM
ha this is awesome. i gotta ask though... was that pun intended?

probably not. what pun?

http://etc.usf.edu/clipart/36700/36702/reftri5_36702_md.gif


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: molecular on March 31, 2012, 12:17:15 PM

lol. that was not intended.

try

Code:
#> convert miner_image.png -flip miner_image.png


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: rjk on March 31, 2012, 01:11:59 PM
lol. that was not intended.

try

Code:
#> convert miner_image.png -flip miner_image.png

Then the words will be backwards.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: scifimike12 on March 31, 2012, 06:48:20 PM
Got a new board, though I'm not sure why since the old one also had the same slot spacing.  But I got it at a nice price so I can't really complain.

http://oi39.tinypic.com/osxzyh.jpg

Removing the PCI brackets helps lower the temps a little.  Plus they're not as loud.

http://oi43.tinypic.com/23t2zc0.jpg

My third mining rig:

http://oi40.tinypic.com/9gg51i.jpg

Just realized that I need to reinforce the padding for the support beam.  Seems to be slouching a bit.   :D

http://oi42.tinypic.com/20hpkx3.jpg


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Global BTC on March 31, 2012, 07:32:55 PM
What kind of temps do you get on those two cards lying on top?


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: ZPK on March 31, 2012, 07:46:26 PM
front view power buttons please )))


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: scifimike12 on March 31, 2012, 08:17:37 PM
What kind of temps do you get on those two cards lying on top?

Currently the two 5770's are at 61C and 53C.  The lower one is at 68C.  And my 6950 is at a nice 78C.  Need to get a fan behind him.   ;)

front view power buttons please )))

Hope this is what you were referring to:

http://oi43.tinypic.com/swg6sh.jpg


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: bitcool on March 31, 2012, 08:42:27 PM
http://i39.tinypic.com/357kfgx.jpg

http://flybluekite.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/git-r-done.jpg

From South Kakalaky

sweet, another fellow dungeon miner
It SO looks like a torture house. Poor GPUs


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: jme621 on April 02, 2012, 06:58:26 AM
My main/standalone machine. 4x5830  gets about 1.25ghs

not the prettiest, but its ultra portable lol

get another 200mhs from the 5770 in my everyday computer when i am not using it.

http://i.imgur.com/1lq1Nl.jpg


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: johnyj on April 02, 2012, 03:00:01 PM
My main/standalone machine. 3x5830 1x5850  gets about 1.3ghs

not the prettiest, but its ultra portable lol

get another 200mhs from the 5770 in my everyday computer when i am not using it.

http://i.imgur.com/1lq1Nl.jpg

Nice, I'm also taking this approach and want to make a tower sized outdoor shelf by pointing those exhausts upwards and pack the whole shelf with plastic foil


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Damsho on April 02, 2012, 08:24:28 PM
Just started with mining got a HD 6870 mining at ~280 Mh/s for around 4 weeks now. Looking forward to upgrade.

(sorry for the bad quality pic's made them with my crappy phone)

http://www.freebits.nl/images/6022012_04_02_22_tn.jpg (http://www.freebits.nl/view.php?filename=6022012_04_02_22.jpg)
http://www.freebits.nl/images/6502012_04_02_22_tn.jpg (http://www.freebits.nl/view.php?filename=6502012_04_02_22.jpg)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Isokivi on April 09, 2012, 11:05:52 AM
Heres a little something I deviced:
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7115/6907571356_dd4ef1ac9b_z_d.jpg

Since I have no intentions of hijacking or siderailing this thread more on the Hashmaster2000 can be found at:
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=76008.0


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: rampone on April 09, 2012, 10:24:16 PM
http://images.shareapic.net/fullsize7/026248639.jpg (http://images.shareapic.net/fullsize7/026248639.jpg)
http://images.shareapic.net/fullsize7/026248640.jpg (http://images.shareapic.net/fullsize7/026248640.jpg)


http://preview.shareapic.net/preview7/026248639.jpg (http://www.shareapic.net/View-26248639-bitcoin.html)


http://preview.shareapic.net/preview7/026248640.jpg (http://www.shareapic.net/View-26248640-bitcoin.html)


right now 3*5830sapphire, 1*his? 5830. x2 250, gigabyte 1 pci16 4 pci1 slot, bequiet 550 times 2, 6gb ram, old 120gb drive, moving carton vs. sth random sharp i had at hand

at least a eco/green case ;)

design: patent pending.

omg, what did i built there ;)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: ARapalo on April 10, 2012, 04:45:59 AM
Lots of interesting designs/concepts in here, ranging from messy-all-over-the-place setups to neatly organized racks. Mine use to be inside just a normal case, but temperatures got too high so now mine is the first option I mentioned haha. Takes up so much dam space.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Electricbees on April 10, 2012, 05:23:37 AM
Lots of interesting designs/concepts in here, ranging from messy-all-over-the-place setups to neatly organized racks. Mine use to be inside just a normal case, but temperatures got too high so now mine is the first option I mentioned haha. Takes up so much dam space.
You will eventually forge order from the chaos, just as we all eventually do.

Well, some of us do, at least...  ;D


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Red Emerald on April 10, 2012, 10:54:19 PM
Lots of interesting designs/concepts in here, ranging from messy-all-over-the-place setups to neatly organized racks. Mine use to be inside just a normal case, but temperatures got too high so now mine is the first option I mentioned haha. Takes up so much dam space.
You will eventually forge order from the chaos, just as we all eventually do.

Well, some of us do, at least...  ;D
I've never seen a server rack start messy and get better. Ever. ;D

I have only seen neatly organized racks stay neat and neatly organized racks become a rat's nest of ethernet and power cables.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Electricbees on April 10, 2012, 11:04:01 PM
Lots of interesting designs/concepts in here, ranging from messy-all-over-the-place setups to neatly organized racks. Mine use to be inside just a normal case, but temperatures got too high so now mine is the first option I mentioned haha. Takes up so much dam space.
You will eventually forge order from the chaos, just as we all eventually do.

Well, some of us do, at least...  ;D
I've never seen a server rack start messy and get better. Ever. ;D

I have only seen neatly organized racks stay neat and neatly organized racks become a rat's nest of ethernet and power cables.
Well, perhaps I only speak for myself in this case. Oops.  :)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: 1l1l11ll1l on April 11, 2012, 01:37:12 AM
http://images.shareapic.net/fullsize7/026248639.jpg (http://images.shareapic.net/fullsize7/026248639.jpg)
http://images.shareapic.net/fullsize7/026248640.jpg (http://images.shareapic.net/fullsize7/026248640.jpg)


http://preview.shareapic.net/preview7/026248639.jpg (http://www.shareapic.net/View-26248639-bitcoin.html)


http://preview.shareapic.net/preview7/026248640.jpg (http://www.shareapic.net/View-26248640-bitcoin.html)


right now 3*5830sapphire, 1*his? 5830. x2 250, gigabyte 1 pci16 4 pci1 slot, bequiet 550 times 2, 6gb ram, old 120gb drive, moving carton vs. sth random sharp i had at hand

at least a eco/green case ;)

design: patent pending.

omg, what did i built there ;)

All you need is to write in magic marker: "Will work for Bitcoin"


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: sunbreak on April 14, 2012, 06:20:25 AM
http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/425/imag0933ap.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/6/imag0933ap.jpg/)

http://img442.imageshack.us/img442/7020/imag0934.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/442/imag0934.jpg/)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: sunbreak on April 14, 2012, 07:58:02 PM
... (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/6/imag0933ap.jpg/)

... (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/442/imag0934.jpg/)

We may be brothers from another mother.  HD also sells tubing that fits snugly over that threaded rod if you're nervous about the exposed conductors.  With creative routing and additional support, you can get five rigs onto full-length verticals of uncut threaded rod in the lengths available at HD.

Oh ... what kind of tubing? How strong is it? Sounds like you are referring to some kind of plastic tubing?

I got some really thin wall aluminium tubing that I used a tubing cutter to make 2.2" spacers so I wouldn't have to use so damned many hex nuts. The result is questionable, it certainly has extra rigidity good for supporting 6 dual gpu cards (5970,6990,7990?). The design in the picture above doesn't have a whole lot of extra support on the outer most cards. The problem with the aluminium tubing is that it doesn't sit on a #6 washer very well. I was putting a washer between the extender pcb and the spacer and when I tightened the nut down on either end it did not straighten like I expected it to.

Plus there wasn't enough thread on a 12" peice of all-thread with nut, washer, pcb, washer, spacer, washer, pcb, washer, spacer.

So I removed all the washers except the ones on the outside ends. Tightened it up and it looked good, but the spacers ends are not much bigger then the pcb hole and they are rather sharp from the tubing cutter so I'm a little worried about extra strain on the pcb. Then again aluminium at this wall thickness is very very soft and it probably just flattened against the surface of the pcb.

I plan on placing motherboards so that I extend the back plane and can use a union to join one set of rails to another so I have motherboard to motherboard support while still allowing me to move 6 gpu segments off the rail for motherboard replacement, whatever.

In all I'm not totally happy with the aluminium spacers (not stiff enough), nor the zinc plated all-thread (too flimsy) or the 4" 6-32 bolts (too short) I'm using for posts. Plus I'm worried about corrosion and honestly I'm not a fan of cheap steal bolts. So I'm reworking the design to use stainless all-thread with stainless lock nuts and no bolts. I also want to use 1/4" stainless tubing, it's bigger and man is it stout! Dual gpu cards will be no problem. The only non-stainless is the aluminium L bracket supporting the rails. Also stainless +  aluminium is a good combination.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: sunbreak on April 16, 2012, 05:13:53 AM
What super cheap method did you come up with for water cooling. All in all everything you have described is identical to what i'm doing, telco rack and all.



Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: jme621 on April 17, 2012, 09:59:26 PM
My main/standalone machine. 4x5830  gets about 1.25ghs

not the prettiest, but its ultra portable lol

get another 200mhs from the 5770 in my everyday computer when i am not using it.

http://i.imgur.com/1lq1Nl.jpg

got my killawatt today finally lol, this draws 750

4 cards all at 950/300
sempron
one stick ram
bamt on usb
2 120mm fans


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Beaflag VonRathburg on April 18, 2012, 02:51:59 AM
My main/standalone machine. 4x5830  gets about 1.25ghs

not the prettiest, but its ultra portable lol

get another 200mhs from the 5770 in my everyday computer when i am not using it.

http://i.imgur.com/1lq1Nl.jpg

got my killawatt today finally lol, this draws 750

4 cards all at 950/300
sempron
one stick ram
bamt on usb
2 120mm fans

No offense in any of this, but simply a question. I have two rigs that are very similar, but run intel parts:

4x5870 950/170 / MSI H61m-p21 / G440 / 1G Ram / USB Stick / 2x 120 Fans / etc...

With all of the cards on stock voltage it pulls 766w and produces 1832 mh/sec. Are 5830s that much less efficient? I have one 5830 in a really basic computer I used for other things before mining, but I haven't measured the power draw on it yet.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: 1l1l11ll1l on April 20, 2012, 04:15:17 AM

I hope you don't live somewhere where earthquakes are common!

Figured I'd clean it up a bit

http://i39.tinypic.com/33wxx8k.jpg


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: BinaryMage on April 20, 2012, 04:30:56 AM

You've got to have serious HVAC...


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: bitfil on April 26, 2012, 06:08:38 PM
My little 1Gh/s rig
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5459/6969468858_8c329ded0c.jpg


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: scifimike12 on April 26, 2012, 06:47:25 PM
Figured I'd clean it up a bit

http://i39.tinypic.com/33wxx8k.jpg

Hmm.. Costco member?


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: 1l1l11ll1l on April 27, 2012, 01:44:49 AM

You've got to have serious HVAC...

The winder was a breeze, I punched through the wall to an abandoned 6 floo elevator shaft. I pump the heat into the shaft, then bring in cold air from the shaft (Shaft is not insulated). Beautiful temps all winter.

Now that it's summer, I simply only vent into the shaft, that air is replaced with cool air from the HVAC. The HVAC is set up to create positive pressure in the server room, thus the exhaust of the hot air balances nicely.



Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: Garr255 on April 27, 2012, 01:56:33 AM
That's really cool how you have that set up :D


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: TheHarbinger on April 27, 2012, 01:58:19 AM

You've got to have serious HVAC...

The winder was a breeze, I punched through the wall to an abandoned 6 floo elevator shaft. I pump the heat into the shaft, then bring in cold air from the shaft (Shaft is not insulated). Beautiful temps all winter.

Now that it's summer, I simply only vent into the shaft, that air is replaced with cool air from the HVAC. The HVAC is set up to create positive pressure in the server room, thus the exhaust of the hot air balances nicely.



I'm sure the building owner and local Fire Marshall are quite happy that you punched a hole through a 4 hour fire rated wall to exhaust hot air to save on cooling costs.   ::)


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: rjk on April 27, 2012, 02:12:58 AM

You've got to have serious HVAC...

The winder was a breeze, I punched through the wall to an abandoned 6 floo elevator shaft. I pump the heat into the shaft, then bring in cold air from the shaft (Shaft is not insulated). Beautiful temps all winter.

Now that it's summer, I simply only vent into the shaft, that air is replaced with cool air from the HVAC. The HVAC is set up to create positive pressure in the server room, thus the exhaust of the hot air balances nicely.



I'm sure the building owner and local Fire Marshall are quite happy that you punched a hole through a 4 hour fire rated wall to exhaust hot air to save on cooling costs.   ::)
lol, I know right? Not to mention that the server room will be the first to go up in smoke if there is a fire on the ground floor anywhere near the elevator shaft.


Title: Re: Pictures of your mining rigs!
Post by: oldDirty on April 27, 2012, 09:29:37 AM
Simple Desktop, maybe change next Month to AMD Board and two more 5850.
http://666kb.com/i/c3axiulpycfef8q0n.jpg