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JeroenV1990
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July 01, 2011, 06:41:23 PM
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Hi guys,

I'm very interested in Bitcoins and I would like to invest about € 2000,00 which is $ 2900,00 in mining hardware.
I know its a risky business but this seems very interesting.
My location is in The Netherlands and I will be buying all the hardware at one company.

Could u please check my hardware and give suggestions?

http://i54.tinypic.com/154k9s1.png

- 3 Machines, Every machine has 3x GPU
- The HDD's will be replaced with USB eventually. I would like to start first with Windows 7 because its a easy OS to maintain, I'd make a script for downtime notification.
- I would like a case so i chose the "In Win Maelstrom". I know its better for cooling without a case but the harwdare will be placed in a cool ventilated room.
- I will use riser cards: http://cgi.ebay.nl/PCI-E-express-1X-to-16X-riser-card-extender-cable-/320717538179?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4aac414383

Total is about € 1750,00 which is $ 2500,00.

Thankyou.
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July 01, 2011, 07:33:22 PM
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Good luck mounting the cards (assuming you can actually get the 5830's). That riser cable is going to be a tight fit if you mount the cards normally. The power supply though, 650W is cutting it close. I'm sure it's high quality, but 5830's are going to draw close to 200W each if you overclock them (worth it).  I'd go with at least 750W or more with this. As I have found out, a dying power supply will take your motherboard with it. and sometimes other parts too.

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July 01, 2011, 07:38:50 PM
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Good luck mounting the cards (assuming you can actually get the 5830's). That riser cable is going to be a tight fit if you mount the cards normally. The power supply though, 650W is cutting it close. I'm sure it's high quality, but 5830's are going to draw close to 200W each if you overclock them (worth it).  I'd go with at least 750W or more with this. As I have found out, a dying power supply will take your motherboard with it. and sometimes other parts too.

Ok, any suggestions for other parts? Is everything compatible with eachother?
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July 02, 2011, 04:34:12 AM
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first: windows is not easier to maintain, especially given that you can download LinuxCoin for free and it comes with drivers and miners and everything installed and ready to go without any effort. You'll find ready to go scripts for monitoring and uptime notification already written for linux. Also, linux is FREE - so that saves you license cost.

second: get a bigger PSU - 3 cards needs at least a 800 watt PSU and they're not that expensive.

third: get a rack mount case that comes with fans in it from the factory - these cases will stack better and cool better and will be cheaper ($50 USD each from newegg: see my rig build here: http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?WishListNumber=16323312 )

fourth: you can get by with a cheaper CPU than that - bare bones! Get the cheapest one possible for the motherboard. Rigs are all about cost efficiency to be profitable.

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July 02, 2011, 01:35:15 PM
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first: windows is not easier to maintain, especially given that you can download LinuxCoin for free and it comes with drivers and miners and everything installed and ready to go without any effort. You'll find ready to go scripts for monitoring and uptime notification already written for linux. Also, linux is FREE - so that saves you license cost.

second: get a bigger PSU - 3 cards needs at least a 800 watt PSU and they're not that expensive.

third: get a rack mount case that comes with fans in it from the factory - these cases will stack better and cool better and will be cheaper ($50 USD each from newegg: see my rig build here: http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?WishListNumber=16323312 )

fourth: you can get by with a cheaper CPU than that - bare bones! Get the cheapest one possible for the motherboard. Rigs are all about cost efficiency to be profitable.

THANKS!  Grin
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