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1  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Mining (Altcoins) / Re: Can i power a GPU (3060ti) using a MOLEX to 8-Pin PCIE adapter? on: January 08, 2021, 06:37:06 AM

If the 3060ti only consumes around 120-150w undervolted do you guys think it's safe to use this?


A Molex plug is specified to handle less than 150w passing through it, and a typical cable has 3-4 of these, with the plug closest to the psu end of the cable having the full load connected on the cable passing through it.
Theoretically possible if you connect a single molex plug each from two different cables (and have nothing ele connected to them) to the molex to pcie connector.

But, the molex to pcie connector like the one you linked above have poor construction and below gague wires and are very likely to melt/burn under a sustained load of over 80w.

Thank you, thats the kind of information I was looking for. I also see your point about the sustained load issue - but would you know how big of a risk i'd be taking if I just want to maximize the use of an old PSU and wait for it to burn/melt? I'd be fine for that to happen as i'd be near the rig and be able to monitor it's heat, i guess i'd like to know if a burned out adapter would also likely break my GPU?
2  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Mining (Altcoins) / Can i power a GPU (3060ti) using a MOLEX to 8-Pin PCIE adapter? on: January 08, 2021, 06:18:47 AM
So it's time to turn on my rig again but i've run out of working PSUs.

I'm looking to use a molex to 8-pin PCIE adapter like this one in the image below.
If the 3060ti only consumes around 120-150w undervolted do you guys think it's safe to use this?



3  Economy / Digital goods / Re: [WTS] $80 HelloFresh Giftcard for only $10 - HelloFresh America's #1 Meal Kit on: December 01, 2020, 01:49:49 PM
Just found out this important bit of fine print:

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The deal gets you a total of $80 off, which works out to $30 off your first and second boxes and $10 off your third and fourth boxes. (You'll also get free shipping on your first box, a $3.99 savings.

Thank you sandy-is-fine for pointing it out without hijacking the thread!
4  Economy / Digital goods / [WTS] $80 HelloFresh Giftcard for only $10 - HelloFresh America's #1 Meal Kit on: November 29, 2020, 05:30:02 AM
I got an $80 off giftcard from a computer parts order, please see picture of actual card below. It has a code you can use on the HelloFresh website to get $80 off your first order.

I'm selling only for $20 $10 as I can't use because i'm no longer in the US. I got it just last week (nov. 23). I will accept BTC or ETH payment.

Actual image:
http://imgur.com/gallery/9Nxu8Nf

Update:
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The deal gets you a total of $80 off, which works out to $30 off your first and second boxes and $10 off your third and fourth boxes. (You'll also get free shipping on your first box, a $3.99 savings.
5  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Mining (Altcoins) / Re: New AMD GPU 6000 series - confirmed! Good for mining? on: October 28, 2020, 05:22:31 PM
If it has no video output that is a huge downside.  Crypto mining becomes unprofitable a your resale value will be almost zero.

Ah, sorry for the confusion, no there are no AMD 'mining cards' announced at this time. I've updated the post title to make it less confusing.

These new AMD GPUS are consumer grade with all the video HDMI / display ports outputs you'd expect to have.
6  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Mining (Altcoins) / New AMD GPU 6000 series - confirmed! Good for mining? on: October 28, 2020, 04:35:35 PM
The new AMD GPU specs are out! Although no mining hashrates yet, seems as usual, AMD cards are cheaper and more efficient.


Radeon RX 6900 XT, available December 8th, MSRP of $999

80 compute units
2015MHz game clock / 2250MHz boost clock
128MB Infinity Cache + 16GB GDDR6
300W TGP

Meant to be as fast an RTX 3090

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Radeon RX 6800 XT, available November 18th, MSRP of $649

72 compute units

2015MHz game clock / 2250MHz boost clock
128MB Infinity Cache + 16GB GDDR6
300W TGP

Meant to be as fast as an RTX 3080
7  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Mining (Altcoins) / Re: Post your 5700XT Power consumption mining ETH on: September 21, 2020, 09:49:04 AM
Interesting comparison. What CPU are you using?

A bit OT but, 25watts is pretty good.

I'm already using an Athlon 200GE which is described to idle at 35w but i'm pulling in 45w at the wall from CPU alone. I've only undervolted the cpu to just -0.1mv dynamic core voltage tho.
8  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Mining (Altcoins) / Re: New NVIDIA Geforce RTX 30 series GPUs on: September 17, 2020, 01:30:59 PM
^ That escalated quickly.

Anyway, did anyone here get to buy a 3080? I was refreshing Nvidia, Amazon, Newegg, Bestbuy, and Lazada like crazy. But all out of stock within seconds! Nvidia is good at creating extreme demand for their GPUs lol.
9  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Mining (Altcoins) / Re: New NVIDIA Geforce RTX 30 series GPUs on: September 02, 2020, 02:34:17 AM
I've jotted down some quick napkin math.  Hashrate isn't necessarily perfectly linear to total memory bandwidth, but it is a somewhat reasonable analogue to give round numbers.

RTX 3090* ~935-1008 GBps
RTX 3080* 760 GBps
RX 5700 XT - 480 GBps  -  58 mh/s (eth)
RTX 2080ti - 616 GBps - 52 mh/s (eth)
GTX 1660 super - 336 GBps - 30 mh/s (eth)
RX 580 - 256 GBps - 30 mh/s (eth)

I think it would be somewhat reasonable to take a guess at 3080 hashrates in the 60s or low 70s and 3090 in the 90s.  They are neither low tdp nor cheap, so to me this doesn't represent a value proposition.  But ymmv.

Source for the RTX 3000 card : https://wccftech.com/nvidia-geforce-rtx-3070-8-gb-official-launch-price-specs-performance/

RTX 3090          - 936 Gbps - 75~80mh/s (eth) ??
RTX 3080          - 760 Gbps - 63~67mh/s (eth) ??
RTX 3070          - 512 GBps - 40~45mh/s (eth) ??
RX 5700 XT       - 480 GBps - 58 mh/s (eth)
RTX 2080ti        - 616 GBps - 52 mh/s (eth)
GTX 1660 super - 336 GBps - 30 mh/s (eth)
RX 580             - 256 GBps - 30 mh/s (eth)

If that's the case, it looks like sticking with RX 5700 XT would be better.

We can't really just linearly correlate hashing power like that. Factors such as the new GDDR6X compared to the previous GDDR5 versions could offer a boost to hash power and much more, or not. If i had to guess the hashing power boost should be much better.

Anyway i'm convinced to get a 3080 with the new price range. At least one.
10  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Mining (Altcoins) / Re: GPU mining in an Eth 2.0 world on: August 31, 2020, 09:59:21 AM
The good thing about eth 2.0 is nvidia or amd will have no reason to charge these stupid prices anymore for their gpus. rtx 3900 for 2000 usd? what the hell, a normal 3080 for $999, prices used to be half of what they want at moment.
2000$ for nvidia gpus not because miner..

It actually partly is. Back in 2017 before GPU and ETH mining was a thing, GPUs were dirt cheap compared to the current pricing.

To illustrate, i bought a 1080ti for $750 before it all started -  when the mining craze started, the price went even up to $1250 because it kept getting sold out/out-of-stock at lower prices. Why would companies now sell for a lesser amount when people are buying it all up at $1200++? So logically: the demand influences the price - a huge part of demand came/comes from GPU mining farms.
11  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Mining (Altcoins) / New NVIDIA Geforce RTX 30 series GPUs on: August 31, 2020, 09:04:38 AM
The new Nvidia 30 series GPU specs have been confirmed. Not sure if there are any leaks as to hashing power, but are you guys buying? To mine with?

RTX 3090
5248 cores
24GB DDR6X
19.5 gbps
350W

RTX 3080
4352 cores
10GB DDR6X
19 gbps
320W

It's been said time again but i feel like it's important to reiterate: Do your research - don't get into mining because of the hype.
12  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Mining (Altcoins) / Re: Number 9! Ninth altcoin thread. Back to the moon Baby! on: August 25, 2020, 12:46:59 PM
With the recent price surge, i've turned on my old rigs for a quick profit with all the paid-off gear (glad i didn't sell everything!). So happy to see this legendary megathread is alive. I've been looking to build a power wall so i can turn on my rigs more often.

Can't believe how much i missed this!
13  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Mining (Altcoins) / Re: Hardware Suggestions for Mining with a LOT of free sustainable Energy on: December 09, 2019, 02:05:04 AM
How much are you aiming to earn? If this is just a side hobby you want to setup and forget (while earning a small and steady profit), I would suggest going for 2nd hand GPUs.

With ASICs, you're pretty much all-in and the newer ones that actually that make a decent profit cost a lot more. If you go with the now dirt cheap 2nd hand GPUs you can easily turn a small profit while at the same time hedging on "resale-able" hardware because GPUs can still always be sold to gamers, whereas ASICs once they're old and useless are nothing more but doorstoppers.
14  Economy / Services / Re: Windice.io Signature Campaign(OPEN) on: November 12, 2019, 05:56:38 AM
Btctalk name: jmigdlc99
Link to profile: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=987135;sa=summary
Rank: Sr. Member
Current post count: 1576 (including this . one)
Windice username: jmigdlc99
Wear appropriate signature : yes
Wear avatar: yes
You were added to the spam/burstpost list for cryptotalk so you may not apply for campaigns I manage for awhile.

Hi yahoo, about that, could i please request for a review of my profile/posts? I never complained about the cryptotalk campaign even though I simply posted 5 posts within the same hour (because i had nothing else better to do at the time) but no part of my posts were spam and were genuine attempts at conversation. I feel like the reporting was done a bit too over zealously in my case despite having non-spam quality posts. I'm confident you'll be satisfied to see my post history for years past has never been anything but genuine.
15  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Speculation (Altcoins) / Re: Has alt season started? on: October 27, 2019, 07:04:10 PM
Do you believe that it has started? I have a good feeling that I should buy them before winter. Prove me wrong.

I don't believe so.

I think these altcoins are just following bitcoin's uptrend, as usual. As long as bitcoin's dominance is this high, i believe altcoins will always just be directly correlated to bitcoin's price. To back this up, all you need to do is look at the historical charts, only bitcoin has retained it's value (and even with some gains) compared to some altcoins out there that have lost almost 99% of their value.
16  Economy / Gambling discussion / Re: Poll for Gambling Domain Names! on: October 22, 2019, 06:06:17 PM
I voted for DiceWheel.com because it sounds way more fun that the other choices. I feel like the other choices are "gambling terms" that want to take advantage of newbies, therefore i feel like it's easy to get scammed on those websites. With online gambling, i believe credibility and professionalism is an important factor if you want people to use your website so i'd get DiceWheel some proper branding before doing anything else.
17  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Re: My Selection of coins, your thoughts? on: October 22, 2019, 05:32:27 PM
Hi All,

i have been buying a little crypto since Sept 2017, not much but some.

I have invested in the following coins and was curious to know what you guys think of my portfolio? Can i get rid of some coins or add?


Congrats on being an early adopter, although i hope you didn't buy in during the 2017 peak at $20k usd! In my opinion, thats a lot of coins and too much diversification into . altcoins. Adding to the difficulty of keeping track of all those coins, theres also the fact that most altcoins turn out to be scams.

If i were you i'd sell my alts and focus more on blue chip coins like BTC or ETH.
18  Economy / Trading Discussion / Re: Curious for places for trading Crypto on: October 22, 2019, 12:47:52 AM
Iím rather new to trading crypto and I seem to be looking for places to trade crypto. I really donít know where to trade and there are many places that show up in ads wherever I go on the Internet and I really get overwhelmed by all these places. Do you guys have any suggestions on where to trade, because I donít and I really want to start trading

The "place" or term you are looking for is an "exchange," or cryptocurrency exchange. I'd suggest doing more research first and learning more about trading before actually signing up for one. Crypto trading is extremely volatile and usually unpredictable so you also have to understand that trading is a serious endeavour not to be taken lightly unless you are willing to loose your invested money.
19  Economy / Economics / Re: Crypto Scams are a global issue on: October 22, 2019, 12:29:17 AM
Now that crypto is allowing us to transact globally I am questioning if we are going  to start to see more scams happen between countries. Do we need more compliance companies to step in to help major scams and illegal trafficking?

Full report: https://ciphertrace.com/articles/q1-2019-cryptocurrency-anti-money-laundering-report/

We do need more compliance at the very least to help newbies avoid scams, but the problem is it is hard to impose compliance of any sort when bitcoin/crypto is decentralized in nature. Companies can create services and blockchains on their own and can always choose to, or not to, create safety precautions for its customers.

So given that i don't expect all companies will do compliance, so as such, an alternative way i see is for well-known crypto companies/institutions (like bitcoin.org) to publish more informational campaigns on the matter.
20  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Speculation (Altcoins) / Re: NON-ICO Altcoins on: October 21, 2019, 06:15:24 PM
Hello. I would like to start investing in altcoins besides bitcoin again. My biggest criterion for the token is that its not an ICO project. Never had any great return from it.
So are there any new non ICO projects with some potential being traded on stable exchanges? Thanks

I so agree on the non-ICO project selection criteria. From what i've seen the ICO projects have mostly turned out to be scams or flops where the developers only seemed to care about taking the investor's money. I now believe that real crypto projects solve a real world problem using an actual product that works, in which projects like these can easily get funding from more official ways like VCs or angel investors.

If the project is going the ICO-path, then it seems like it will be running away with your money.
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