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August 13, 2016, 07:37:32 PM
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The other thread is too big.
This is the link to the other thread.

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1429151.0
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I have a four card build with 4 rx 480's
I have a four card build with 4 rx 480's
I have a two card build with 2 rx 470's
I have a two card build with 1 rx 480 + 1 rx 470
I have a two card build with 1 rx 480 + 1 rx 470

I will fill in more info later.

But special note  I have returned my rx 460 cards and do not think they are good for mining for the average miner.
I do like  rx 480  and rx 470 cards.

older r9 390 cards are good but power hungry
I avoid them due to my power costs.
I don't flash bios  as I am lazy maybe one day.


Here is 1 of my four card builds no risers all mobo




here it is mining



very compact unit for 95-100mh at 600 watts or so.



first step was a panel on mdf and a ¼ panel of plywood attach four feet
my cost was zero I had the panel from building speakers


drilled a hole for every mobo screw drilled 4 large holes for cpu screws this is if I want to do a bias aftermarket cooler in the future
drilled a circle hole to allow access to cpu plate


almost ready for the mobo


a better cpu cooler but still low cost and it stays out of the way


back of mobo










The 4mh Issue

in all of my cases  my 4mh issues  are not card specific  ie  one card would show 4mh  pull it put in a completely different card, in a different slot on mob and  still have a 4mh issue.

Example:  This is a different gpu in slot #3 - Same Problem:






I had this problem once. i think it was becuase the gpu is stuck at step 0 - 300mhz . I think i solved it by unhooking the monitor.
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The 4mh Issue

Iegion - You Are Da Man!  Problem Solved!

Connected to the Rig via Teamviewer, unplugged the monitor, rebooted........The Rig with all gpu's are running at 19.8mh each (I will now have to work on getting 19.8 up to 25-28mh).  

THANK YOU VERY MUCH!

I am going to shift this to top post.  Good info for all to see.
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August 14, 2016, 04:41:46 AM
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Looks nice..  Pretty small size
What did it cost to build?  4 RX 480's  are about 250 each right?  So that would be $1000.00

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Parts list is:

 two sapphire  reference at  a total of $513.58
one xfx reference oc at                      $258.89
one diamond reference at                   $263.00

one biostar mobo  z 170  at               $118.22
two sticks of 8gb ram      at               $ 72.00
1 intel g4400 cpu from ebay at          $ 50.00
1 windows 7 pro    from ebay at         $50.00
1 seasonic 850 watt gold                   $99.00
1 m2 ssd 240gb at  ....                    $77.00
1 silverstone cooler at ....                   20.00
Total .................                        $1520.00


so how to trim back on this build cost  get 4 of these

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202230

4 rx 470's    will be 800 plus shipping and tax

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138421&cm_re=biostar_z170-_-13-138-421-_-Product

the same mobo is 129.99


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA53D1K18199&cm_re=m2_ssd-_-9SIA53D1K18199-_-Product

smaller m2 ssd is 45


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817438018&ignorebbr=1

evga psu is 99.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819117625&ignorebbr=1&cm_re=intel_g4400-_-19-117-625-_-Product

cpu with cooler 65

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820104532&cm_re=ddr4_ram-_-20-104-532-_-Product

ram 2 x 4 = 8gb 40 bucks


800 --------gpu
129 --------mobo
  45--------m2 ssd
100--------psu
 65--------cpu
 40--------ram
 50-------- for windows 7

1229 cost

 now  I have two rx 480 four card builds  at about 1500 each  the cheaper build with rx 470's is yet to be built.

but it is 300 cheaper .

My next build will be one of those. to be sure it works.

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August 14, 2016, 10:56:37 AM
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wow you really did pay for Windows 7 lol....

deleted  here is why


 A  Pirate of  windows 7 is not legal I don't tell people to commit a crime .

You can buy windows 7 on amazon or ebay  for 45 to 50 bucks or so and not commit a crime.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Microsoft-Windows-7-Professional-64-bit-Pro-SP1-DVD-Key-license-/121971805513?

If you chose to steal or pirate windows 7  that is your choice and not mine.
I am going to build a third one  with all rx 470's
I hope to finish it by next Friday.


This one is running nicely


goal for colder weather is to have these stacked on a shelf like this.

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Great topic Phil!

Are any other MBs with 4 PCI slots except Biostar, which you can recommend?

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Great topic Phil!

Are any other MBs with 4 PCI slots except Biostar, which you can recommend?



WELL    I have only done two builds  with it  and it works well.  I have looked closely for another choice  and  


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813132637&ignorebbr=1   485 usd fuck that

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128878R&ignorebbr=1  322 usd open box really fuck that

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813132686R&ignorebbr=1 275  usd open box  "       "      "


the two below are not tested but look okay  


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157649&ignorebbr=1 210 usd new has an extra four pin for the mobo ___asrock

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130870&ignorebbr=1  269 usd new it can use more power on the mobo it has a 6 pin connector----msi


I am getting a bit low funds wise.

    I would be tempted to order the asrock  I may do so.



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August 14, 2016, 02:25:53 PM
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485 usd fuck that

322 usd open box really fuck that

275  usd open box  "       "      "


Scheisse!

Now I understand why you recommend Biostar

Thank you!
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August 14, 2016, 04:01:58 PM
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Lookin good Phil!!

I grabbed this shelf below. I am really glad I got the one with the wheels. It makes it so easy to access everything.

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August 14, 2016, 05:59:59 PM
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Great topic Phil!

Are any other MBs with 4 PCI slots except Biostar, which you can recommend?



WELL    I have only done two builds  with it  and it works well.  I have looked closely for another choice  and  


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813132637&ignorebbr=1   485 usd fuck that

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128878R&ignorebbr=1  322 usd open box really fuck that

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813132686R&ignorebbr=1 275  usd open box  "       "      "


the two below are not tested but look okay  


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157649&ignorebbr=1 210 usd new has an extra four pin for the mobo ___asrock

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130870&ignorebbr=1  269 usd new it can use more power on the mobo it has a 6 pin connector----msi


I am getting a bit low funds wise.

    I would be tempted to order the asrock  I may do so.




The asrock has a $30 rebate now so it comes to 180, it also has 3 extra 1x slots if you want to switch to risers/ribbons and add more cards later you could go to 7 cards.
Aftermarket RX470/480 cards should run fine on plain ribbon cables cos they have the 8 pin pci-e connector.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157649&ignorebbr=1
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Aftermarket RX470/480 cards should run fine on plain ribbon cables cos they have the 8 pin pci-e connector.

Are any serial numbers or any other ways to spot the 8 pin power connection? 90% of cards do not have it written in their specs
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Aftermarket RX470/480 cards should run fine on plain ribbon cables cos they have the 8 pin pci-e connector.

Are any serial numbers or any other ways to spot the 8 pin power connection? 90% of cards do not have it written in their specs


I think as long as it's not a reference card (one fan, all boxed in) it should have an 8 pin but I could be wrong.
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Great topic Phil!

Are any other MBs with 4 PCI slots except Biostar, which you can recommend?



WELL    I have only done two builds  with it  and it works well.  I have looked closely for another choice  and  


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813132637&ignorebbr=1   485 usd fuck that

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128878R&ignorebbr=1  322 usd open box really fuck that

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813132686R&ignorebbr=1 275  usd open box  "       "      "


the two below are not tested but look okay  


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157649&ignorebbr=1 210 usd new has an extra four pin for the mobo ___asrock

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130870&ignorebbr=1  269 usd new it can use more power on the mobo it has a 6 pin connector----msi


I am getting a bit low funds wise.

    I would be tempted to order the asrock  I may do so.




The asrock has a $30 rebate now so it comes to 180, it also has 3 extra 1x slots if you want to switch to risers/ribbons and add more cards later you could go to 7 cards.
Aftermarket RX470/480 cards should run fine on plain ribbon cables cos they have the 8 pin pci-e connector.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157649&ignorebbr=1

  the asrock looks promising  as an upgrade from the biostar  it does have a 4 pin added power to the mobo feature

the biostar also allows for  extra cards  but  I am going riser less and staying at 4 cards on purpose for three reasons


1)very compact build here
2)less heat
3)  http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139119&cm_re=corsair_ax760-_-17-139-119-_-Product    89 bucks for the psu and it will work
as I am running  my first build for months with the ax760
3a) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151102&cm_re=seasonic_850watt-_-17-151-102-_-Product    second build psu



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Windows 10 let's you use it with no product key and no activation.. that ain't pirating no? Maybe someone who actually read the fine print can let us know.
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I think as long as it's not a reference card (one fan, all boxed in) it should have an 8 pin but I could be wrong.

That what I though too - but it will be really pity to lose 5 days and realize that card still has just 6 pins
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The asrock has a $30 rebate now so it comes to 180, it also has 3 extra 1x slots if you want to switch to risers/ribbons and add more cards later you could go to 7 cards.
Aftermarket RX470/480 cards should run fine on plain ribbon cables cos they have the 8 pin pci-e connector.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157649&ignorebbr=1

  the asrock looks promising  as an upgrade from the biostar  it does have a 4 pin added power to the mobo feature

the biostar also allows for  extra cards  but  I am going riser less and staying at 4 cards on purpose for three reasons


1)very compact build here
2)less heat
3)  http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139119&cm_re=corsair_ax760-_-17-139-119-_-Product    89 bucks for the psu and it will work
as I am running  my first build for months with the ax760
3a) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151102&cm_re=seasonic_850watt-_-17-151-102-_-Product    second build psu


1) It is nice and compact, BUT 2x6 card rigs are more compact than 3x 4 card rigs for the same number of 12 cards. Unless you live in a 150sq ft tiny house I don't see a point in saving a few inches.. Smiley
2) It's actually more heat because for the same number of 12 cards you're running an extra rig, psu, cpu.
The more you maximze your cards per rig the more you increase the efficiency and reduce costs it seems.
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I think as long as it's not a reference card (one fan, all boxed in) it should have an 8 pin but I could be wrong.

That what I though too - but it will be really pity to lose 5 days and realize that card still has just 6 pins

True that.. I guess we have to look for product images and reviews plus check on manufacturer's website.
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Back to the 4xGPU configuration _ I have asked Phil about getting a suitable chassis for it.

I'm planning to get my current open rigs to be "racked" or put into proper chassis for ISP hosting.

I'm paying too much for power and hosting my mini farm will be a viable choice.

Upon more investigation.... 4 x GPU config like Biostar and ASrock, will need a FULL TOWER chassis.

A full tower chassis is around 99-149$ USD -- full ATX tower, maxed for 4 GPU.

Mid towers seems fit only for 3xGPU Z170 ATX.

I am not even going to explore 6xGPU custom configs like Gray Matter type chassis - easily 300-400$USD each.

Even generic brand full tower or server rack style chassis is about 200-300 $ at AliExpress.

If anyone has some suggestions - appreciate it for discussions.

Thanks!

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Back to the 4xGPU configuration _ I have asked Phil about getting a suitable chassis for it.

I'm planning to get my current open rigs to be "racked" or put into proper chassis for ISP hosting.

I'm paying too much for power and hosting my mini farm will be a viable choice.

Upon more investigation.... 4 x GPU config like Biostar and ASrock, will need a FULL TOWER chassis.

A full tower chassis is around 99-149$ USD -- full ATX tower, maxed for 4 GPU.

Mid towers seems fit only for 3xGPU Z170 ATX.

I am not even going to explore 6xGPU custom configs like Gray Matter type chassis - easily 300-400$USD each.

Even generic brand full tower or server rack style chassis is about 200-300 $ at AliExpress.

If anyone has some suggestions - appreciate it for discussions.

Thanks!


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147238

This case should fit 4 cards, each being 2x wide.  Not a bad price (~$60).

Have you looked into hosting a PC?  I guess I've never thought about it.  I have my S7s hosted at Oregon Mines.  I suppose I see no reason they would not host a PC.  It would need to come up and automatically mine upon startup.  Turn off automatic updates, if running windows.  Time to go linux?   Wink

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If anyone has some suggestions - appreciate it for discussions.

Thanks!


Often and often I think about hosting a rig somewhere - to do it one will need a professional open air frame

I'm opening a separate topic on it:

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1585844.msg15923854#msg15923854

Please share you ideas, design and where to buy

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 A  Pirate of  windows 7 is not legal I don't tell people to commit a crime .


 Or save a few more $ by going LINUX - once you get the first machine up and running, it's TRIVIAL to "clone" a working setup using DD to copy the working HD setup to another one, or if you make it small enough clone it to a USB flash drive.



 There are a few smaller cases that can handle 4x dual slot boards - but the lowest cost ones I've been able to find were $60 and up on Newegg, and tend to not have really great cooling setups, or were quite a bit MORE expensive to get one with a good cooling setup - and you NEED to add better fans even on the "good cooling setup" cases to get adaquate airflow for a 4xGPU machine which drives the price up a good bit more.



 2 x 6 card rigs usually end up taking MORE total space than 3 x 4 card rigs CAN take, as the risers and their cables soak quite a bit of space.
 They also tend to be a bigger pain to set up, and reliability isn't as good a lot of the time.
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