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June 09, 2011, 09:06:45 PM
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Hi all you miners.

I've been lurking here for a day or two now and think I have put together enough information to build my first rig in the coming week.
It's nice to see so many people here offering advice and helping each other out. I wouldn't have the first idea about putting together a rig if it wasn't for all the information I've got from the post's here.

The one thing I had some confusion on and one that I don't think there is a common consensus on is the suitability of motherboards
(pro's cons, reliability problems you can only be aware off after you buy it.)

I had the idea to start this after I found out from a comment in a thread on someone else's proposed rig that the motherboard they were going to buy (same as one I was going to use too) have a tendency of turning off some of your PCIE slots when others are in use.

This is the board: ASUS M4A79T Deluxe AM3 DDR3 AMD 790FX ATX AMD Motherboard
 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131363R

I was thinking what would be useful was if we posted details and feedback on boards you are using be it for a two, three or four card rig along with what is required to get the cards installed and running such as riser cables/ pci-e x1 adapter cables and even power on switches

I'm sure to a lot of you regular and technically minded people here this might seem like something you take for granted but I'd say I've crawled over 50 threads to learn everything I need to know about boards and which one to get.

Let me know what you think of the idea anyway or maybe it's been done already and somehow I missed it Cheesy
Also if anyone has any ideas about format/what info should be presented do tell me as after all I'm only learning and don't pretend to know it all

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June 09, 2011, 09:07:05 PM
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4 Card rig motherboards

MSI 890FXA-GD70 AM3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130274&nm_mc=OTC-pr1c3grabb3r&cm_mmc=OTC-pr1c3grabb3r-_-Motherboards+-+AMD-_-MSI-_-13130274

Will hold 4 HD 5850 cards without risers or modifying the slots or buying adapters

A little expensive at pretty much $200

MSI 990FXA-GD80
http://www.techpowerup.com/146070/MSI-990FXA-GD80-Socket-AM3+-Motherboard-Detailed.html

Will hold 4 HD 5850 cards without risers or modifying the slots or buying adapters


BIOSTAR TA890FXE AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138193&Tpk=BIOSTAR%20TA890FXE

Price :$140
2 x16 1 x8 and 1 x1 slots so will need to file out the end of the x8 and x1 to use 4 cards.
gigabyte GA-990FXA

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June 09, 2011, 09:36:30 PM
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If people could give the name and feedback on the cards they are using I can add details to the list and then we can have a mighty motherboard reference thread

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