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July 25, 2011, 09:00:17 PM
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Ok, so I have a challenge here. First off, yes this is possible, but hard. Any hardware can be used, but must be provided with links, for both new and used.


Here is your McGuyver box of parts.

$700 usd
1 160gb Sata drive
2 300gb Ata drives
1 Ata -> Sata connector
2 350w ATX psu
2 1x -> 16x adapters
1 q6600 Intel Core2Quad
1 Socket 755 P4
1 Amd Semperon 140
4 2gb DDR3
2 512mb DDR2
3 256mb DDR
1 single 16x slot mobo on 775 chipset. No Psu with board. DDR 2 ram. 1 sata connection.
HD 5450 1gb
HD 4550 1gb?
Geforce 8800
3 working Amd Ath 3300 computers, agp slots only, run about 3mhs each on cpu. AMD x1300 gpu.


Now here are the rules. Use anything you see above. Parts can be traded or sold, but in order to use that in your build you must find proof that someone will buy the item at the price you said if you are going to sell parts to pay for others. You can modify hardware, ie, dual psu splicing or 1x slot jumping, just note it.

I figure I may make some kind of prize for this. Probably some coin change or some digital item to make it easy. Ill update if I figure something out. For now I'll start a prize pool of 0.75btc

Good luck






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July 25, 2011, 09:23:17 PM
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First off, 2gh/s wont be happening with 700 dollars, but you can get pretty close.
This list is made assuming new GPUs because 5xxx series are very hard to obtain. You will find just about no store holding them in stock at reasonable prices.

Useless parts:
Sell the 3 working athlon 3300's at $10 each for $30, sell the random GPUs for $40 total (8800 for 20 bucks), gain $70. Optionally sell the core 2 quad and sempron but I wont cover this in the calculation, however those will net you about 100 bucks or more

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1 single 16x slot mobo on 775 chipset. No Psu with board. DDR 2 ram. 1 sata connection.

Add the spare 350W PSU and P4 processor, one of the 512MB DDR2 ram sticks, run it on the 160gb drive. Add Radeon 6950 @ $239, reflash via hardmod to gain about 400-430mhash/s, connect via supplied Molex -> PCIe, PSU will handle it if you keep CPU usage down to a minimum

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150523

You are down to 531 dollars. You wont have enough to buy two more 6950's and build a system around them, even that would only come down to 1.2ghash/s

Best bet is buying used old computers with PCI-e slots (even x1 will do fine) on sites like craigslist or ebay at about $30-$50 a piece. Then fit them with used 5830's 5850's, 5870's.
You might just be able to stretch to about 1.6ghash/s if you find 4 5870's at $150 each and buy a used PC for each one at 25 dollars. That's a bit of a stretch though.

If you want to aim for a lower, more realistic goal post here

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July 25, 2011, 09:36:33 PM
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I know for a fact that this can be done. Plus, this isnt like a "I have all this, and want to do X" situation. Its a hypothetical game here to see how to solve a problem.
Think like "We have all this stuff up on Apollo 13. Make a way for our guys to breathe." type deal. Im more interested in the ability of the members here than anything else.

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July 25, 2011, 09:51:44 PM
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Ok, so I have a challenge here. First off, yes this is possible, but hard. Any hardware can be used, but must be provided with links, for both new and used.


Here is your McGuyver box of parts.

$700 usd
1 160gb Sata drive
2 300gb Ata drives
1 Ata -> Sata connector
2 350w ATX psu
2 1x -> 16x adapters
1 q6600 Intel Core2Quad
1 Socket 755 P4
1 Amd Semperon 140
4 2gb DDR3
2 512mb DDR2
3 256mb DDR
1 single 16x slot mobo on 775 chipset. No Psu with board. DDR 2 ram. 1 sata connection.
HD 5450 1gb
HD 4550 1gb?
Geforce 8800
3 working Amd Ath 3300 computers, agp slots only, run about 3mhs each on cpu. AMD x1300 gpu.


Now here are the rules. Use anything you see above. Parts can be traded or sold, but in order to use that in your build you must find proof that someone will buy the item at the price you said if you are going to sell parts to pay for others. You can modify hardware, ie, dual psu splicing or 1x slot jumping, just note it.

I figure I may make some kind of prize for this. Probably some coin change or some digital item to make it easy. Ill update if I figure something out. For now I'll start a prize pool of 0.75btc

Good luck



5x 6950 (400MH each) $210 after rebate, total cost $1050
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150523

Balance: - $350

MSI 890-GD70 $175 after rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130274
Balance: -$525

CPU: Sempron 140 included in list
RAM: 1x 2GB DDR3 included in list
HDD: 1x 160GB included in list

PSU: 2x 350W provided
PSU: 1x Topower Galaxis 500W $27.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817342039
Balance: -$552

Selling
Socket 755 P4 $700, willing buyer here Wink
http://forum.bitcoin.org/index.php?topic=31684



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July 25, 2011, 09:54:37 PM
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Selling
Socket 755 P4 $700, willing buyer here Wink
http://forum.bitcoin.org/index.php?topic=31684

cheater

you made that topic 1 minute ago lol

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July 25, 2011, 10:09:12 PM
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Selling
Socket 755 P4 $700, willing buyer here Wink
http://forum.bitcoin.org/index.php?topic=31684

cheater

you made that topic 1 minute ago lol

Hey, he didn't say anything about how new/old the deal must be! Cheesy



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July 25, 2011, 10:11:36 PM
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5x 6950 (400MH each) $210 after rebate, total cost $1050
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150523
not to knit pick, but the rebate is for one (1) card only.
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July 25, 2011, 10:14:22 PM
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5x 6950 (400MH each) $210 after rebate, total cost $1050
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150523
not to knit pick, but the rebate is for one (1) card only.

You mean it's a scam like those special promos at some places where they put up signs like "Netbook at $99 only" but they only have one piece for the very first person who gets there while the rest are all at $299? Kinda sucky.

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July 25, 2011, 10:24:23 PM
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Yes, almost all the rebates on Newegg, and other places I've checked are all one rebate per household.
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July 25, 2011, 10:53:40 PM
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Yes, almost all the rebates on Newegg, and other places I've checked are all one rebate per household.

Oh well, I'm glad I factor in some extra value for that P4 in excess of the $552 that was needed  Cheesy

Before anybody gets too upset though, obviously this is just for laughs Cheesy

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July 25, 2011, 11:52:21 PM
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1 buy a desktop like the one i did yesterday and install two 5770's(purchased from a user on this forum) costs you 85 for the desktop and 150 for the cards overclock reach 440mhs
remove the video card that was in said desktop sell on craigslist (also already done) gain 40 dollars
currently have everything in list with 505 usd left. and are at 440mhs
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1 Socket 755 P4
1 512mb DDR2
1 single 16x slot mobo on 775 chipset. No Psu with board. DDR 2 ram. 1 sata connection.
HD 5450 1gb
1 350w ATX psu
1 300gb ata drive
sell as complete desktop for 150 sell other 3 desktops at 50 each
gain 300 usd
currently have some components in list with 805 usd left. and are at 440mhs

purchase this motherboard at 100 usd
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813121017
and 3x 5830 from ebay at 130 usd each
http://shop.ebay.com/i.html?_nkw=radeon+5830&_sacat=0&LH_BIN=1&_sop=15&_odkw=radeon+5770&_osacat=0&_trksid=p3286.c0.m270.l1313

add 700w psu (60)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817152042
install q6600, 1x sata drive and 1x ddr2
currently 225usd left increase of 3x320 currently have 1400 mh/s
sell 8800 for 50usd
sell 4550 for 25usd
sell extenders as a lot for 20 usd
sell remaining 350w psu for 5 usd
sell 3x 2gb ddr3 for 30 usd
currently 355 usd and 1400mh/s
buy this motherboard (55)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157226
500w psu (40) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182044
and 2 more 5830 at 130 usd
install 1x 2gb ddr3 and sempron 140
you're left with 0usd and 2040mh/s

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July 26, 2011, 12:04:45 AM
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nobody in the world will buy a p4 desktop for $150 bucks & nobody will pay 50 bucks each for an obsolete athlon computer with agp slots

also shipping per card is at least $15 dollars or you have to buy directly at $149.95 on ebay

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July 26, 2011, 12:11:38 AM
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nobody in the world will buy a p4 desktop for $150 bucks & nobody will pay 50 bucks each for an obsolete athlon computer with agp slots

also shipping per card is at least $15 dollars or you have to buy directly at $149.95 on ebay
i've sold p3 desktops for a hundred with much less powerful graphics cards. i can easily see a p4 selling for 150 on my local craigslist. and as far as the obsolete 3300 yeah people will pay 50 dollars for a computer that can just get on line with xp or ubuntu they're more than capable of that

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July 27, 2011, 09:08:17 PM
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Anyone else? I just got lucky yesterday and picked up a new rig basis for 40 because they upgraded to a laptop and just wanted the desktop gone.

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