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July 16, 2011, 06:39:03 AM
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Can any hardware guru please check if those pieces are fine together?
I did my research i just wanna make sure Grin

SEMPRON 140 2.7GHZ
Gigabyte GA-890FXA-UD5
Kingston 2GB DDR3
SAMSUNG X22 DVD-R
Western Digital 320GB
Antec TruePower Quattro 1200W
SAPPHIRE 69502G DDR5 x 4
COOLER MASTER CM690



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July 16, 2011, 08:06:14 AM
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Okay,

Which DDR3 is the RAM ? DDR3-XXXX ?
"Western Digital 320GB" could be anything on the Market.

Unless you use PCIE Riser Cables, you cant Add all 4 Cards to the Board, due they Are Dual Slot.
You can Add 3 then, cause the 2nd Card will hide the 3rd Slot.
Power should be enough when you downclock the Memory.

CPU is on Komp list of the Board, so should work.

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July 16, 2011, 12:46:15 PM
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I wouldn't use a case at all for 4x6950 GPUs on a dedicated miner. There are many innovative caseless solutions on the board. And boot from a 4GB USB stick and go diskless (no HDD or DVD).

With the PCIe entender cables (Cablesuarus.com) mentioned by badfrog this M/B would probably support 6 GPUs as the two PCIe x1 slots will work fine for mining.

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July 16, 2011, 02:21:14 PM
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Thanks Frog.

Which DDR3 is the RAM ? DDR3-XXXX ?
Kingston 2GB DDR3 bus 1333MHz CL9

Unless you use PCIE Riser Cables, you cant Add all 4 Cards to the Board, due they Are Dual Slot.
You can Add 3 then, cause the 2nd Card will hide the 3rd Slot.
Can i use the cables and still keep it in the case somewhere?

I wouldn't use a case at all for 4x6950 GPUs on a dedicated miner.
There are many innovative caseless solutions on the board. And boot from a 4GB USB stick and go diskless (no HDD or DVD).
The atmosphere here is dusty, not sure if the GPUs gonna like it caseless.

With the PCIe entender cables (Cablesuarus.com) mentioned by badfrog this M/B would probably support 6 GPUs as the two PCIe x1 slots will work fine for mining.
6? GPUs o.O

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July 16, 2011, 06:34:43 PM
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Keeping them in a Case is normally  Better for Cooling, but you need Strong Fans to do so.
(Theres Better Airflow inside a case, then without) For Dust, well, Strong Fans just blow it out (and through).
Use Brushless Deltas for that Purpose. Those are Strong Industrial Fans used in Servers.

Hes Right, For mining you dont need real Bandwith (Thats why you can downclock the Memory of the Cards so much)
X1 has low Badwith, but due you dont need much, you can mine with Extender Cables on x1 too.
But you have to use cables with X1 Male and X16 Female. If not , the Card will not function properly. (Im not sure, correct me if im Wrong)

The D3 1333 is Fine with That Board.

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July 17, 2011, 05:17:34 AM
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But you have to use cables with X1 Male and X16 Female. If not , the Card will not function properly. (Im not sure, correct me if im Wrong)

Because you asked Wink

See normal 1x to 1x extender:
https://cablesaurus.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1&products_id=8

Versus 1x 'to 16x' extender (the socket is simply modified to allow the 16x card to seat):
https://cablesaurus.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1&products_id=10

All the important stuff happens at the head end of the connector, the rest of the pins in 4x, 8x or 16x just enable greater bandwidth. 

In short, don't overpay for a 1x to full-length 16x adapter that fully seats your card; the extra pins aren't connected to anything, and your 16x card will work perfectly fine connected to only 1x pins.

[note] no affiliation with cablesaurus, just links I had handy Tongue

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July 17, 2011, 09:40:18 AM
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BTW the gigabyte mobo is out of stock

But they have MSI 890FX-GD should i get htat?


So i should get the PCIe x1 Extender Cable
https://cablesaurus.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1&products_id=8

Thanks a lot guys  Kiss

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July 17, 2011, 09:43:04 AM
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BTW the gigabyte mobo is out of stock

But they have MSI 890FX-GD should i get htat?


So i should get the PCIe x1 Extender Cable
https://cablesaurus.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1&products_id=8

Thanks a lot guys  Kiss

I just got a MSI 890FX-GD on Friday, seems like a great mobo so far.  Only 3 cards on it at the moment, I'm waiting for the next 2 to get here.
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July 17, 2011, 09:59:01 AM
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I just got a MSI 890FX-GD on Friday, seems like a great mobo so far.  Only 3 cards on it at the moment, I'm waiting for the next 2 to get here.
w00t! thanks man, and good luck!

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