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June 24, 2011, 02:21:16 AM
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What would be the best 2 or 3 mining cards to get for 400 - 500 bucks in terms of mh/s per second.
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June 24, 2011, 02:44:12 AM
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5870s if you can get them, 6970s otherwise.

If you can stretch your budget to the 700 area then a 5970/6990 would do. Tongue

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June 24, 2011, 02:51:55 AM
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5870s if you can get them, 6970s otherwise.

If you can stretch your budget to the 700 area then a 5970/6990 would do. Tongue
I would go for 700 area when possible.

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June 24, 2011, 03:10:09 AM
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you can get two of these cards for around $700? where?
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June 24, 2011, 03:12:15 AM
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I did the math not too long ago for this.  Some conservative numbers:

3x5830 (@ $109/e): 750mh/s
2x6950 (@ $209/e): 660mh/s
1x6990 (@ $700/e): 700mh/s

To me, the sweet spot was 5830s for price per mh/s, but I ultimately got a 5830 and a 6950 for my two computers.
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June 24, 2011, 03:40:29 AM
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some places you can find 5970 for around 450-500 used if your lucky then those would be the best probly unless you got alot of pcie slots to run alot of the cheaper cards.



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June 24, 2011, 04:43:40 AM
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MSI reference model (unlockable shaders) 2gb 6950's are $280 bucks on newegg, $260 after rebate.  I'm getting over 400 mhash/s with unlocked shaders, 950 mhz core, 600 memory, 53% fan, and I'm using the flags -v -w128 -f0.

Link to the card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127555&cm_re=6950-_-14-127-555-_-Product
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June 24, 2011, 04:55:37 AM
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I did the math not too long ago for this.  Some conservative numbers:

3x5830 (@ $109/e): 750mh/s
2x6950 (@ $209/e): 660mh/s
1x6990 (@ $700/e): 700mh/s

To me, the sweet spot was 5830s for price per mh/s, but I ultimately got a 5830 and a 6950 for my two computers.
Agree with 5830, im getting 300mhash @ XFX5830
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June 24, 2011, 05:00:58 AM
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MSI reference model (unlockable shaders) 2gb 6950's are $280 bucks on newegg, $260 after rebate.  I'm getting over 400 mhash/s with unlocked shaders, 950 mhz core, 600 memory, 53% fan, and I'm using the flags -v -w128 -f0.

Link to the card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127555&cm_re=6950-_-14-127-555-_-Product


My 5870 clocked at 1000/600 gets around 420mhash with flags -v -w128 -f 1



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