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August 29, 2011, 10:59:36 PM
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No molex>Pcie adapters included?

None Sad  But then again it's an OEM kit so I didn't expect any.

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August 29, 2011, 11:11:24 PM
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I'm a little scared to actually try it out!

Let us know how it goes. Been on and off the fence about 50 times in the last 4 days so would like to hear how it's running
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August 29, 2011, 11:12:11 PM
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wait, people are still buying GPUs for mining?

Yes, and with what seems like a new block chain being introduced every week, it's not hard to have a new card paid off in less than a week.  In some cases a few hours.  In fact I bought this 5970 out of profits I made off of 8 HOURS worth of mining Ixcoins Smiley  178 days my ass! Tongue

Now that's what I'm talking about! Mine for 5 min and make 200 BTC lol.

None of this 100-200 days of bitcoin mining.

That sounds great, except it's too good to be true.

That's a recipe for hyperinflation. I thought BTC were limited in production so hyperinflation wouldn't occur?

Apparently creating new blockchains is a workaround for this limitation -- a limitation which was put there for the stability of Bitcoin.

That 200 BTC * $8.00 *had* to come from somewhere -- maybe partially from me, when I sell my 10 BTC for $85 instead of $115? It's gotta be. For every extra dollar gained *someone* is losing a dollar.

I don't think many people understand this whole *coin universe is a closed system. 100% closed. As in, only so much money sloshing around.

John, Mike, Frank, Sally, Alice, and Tom are playing "economy" with seashells and buttons. There are only so many of either, so the economy is stable. They trade them in exchange for US Dollars, too. Sure, once in a while one of the kids begs his/her mom for a few bucks of their next allowance...but basically there is only $5 from each kid in "the system" sloshing around. One person's windfall is another person's wipeout. And if Tom starts another currency, "Acorns" and starts trading them for buttons/seashells, it's bound to bring down the value of the existing 2 currencies. Sure, once in a while one of the 5 kids might convince their parents to give them a buck or two, but that would be pretty rare. The fact is that only $25 is sloshing around the kids' "economy", which would have to be the total value of the various "currencies" they're trading. Now what if the seashells and buttons were limited, but the acorns weren't? In other words, the value of their existing currency(ies) were stable, but then a second or third currency comes along, and causes the value of the STABLE currency to drop, because demand is divided up.

I think the key point here is: Even if the quantity of Seashells is carefully monitored to prevent hyperinflation, the introduction of a second currency (Acorns) can cause hyperinflation IF two conditions are met: A) the citizens use both currencies, B) the price of Acorns is pegged to Seashells

Zimbabwe experienced hyperinflation, but it didn't affect us here in the US, because no one here uses Zim dollars. Moreover, we don't peg the dollar's value to "how many Zim dollars" it's worth. The same can't be said for Bitcoin and other *coins. The latter are easily traded for BTC, BY THE SAME SMALL GROUP OF PEOPLE.

Anyone holding their wealth (or a portion of it) today in "solidcoins" or "IXcoins" means that much less demand for BTC. No wonder BTC is $8.50 instead of $11.50 like last week.

You forget that there is an infinite amount of fiat money out there that can come into bitcoin and these other currencies.

Yes the money I gained came from someone. that's the risk.

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August 29, 2011, 11:28:02 PM
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Ok the 5970 seems to work fine.  At stock clock 725MHz (300 memory) it's doing 320 MH/s.  Time to turn up heat and see what this thing will do (ha famous last words!)

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August 29, 2011, 11:34:23 PM
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I just got mine and was a little shocked at how small the box was that it came in.  At first I was like "there's no way this is a 5970, the box is way too small.  They must have shipped me something else."  So I was kind of panicking while opening the box!  But sure enough it was a brand spankin new OEM HD 5970 shoehorned diagonally into the small cardboard box.  Apparently it was fit so tight that the mounting bracket was bent on the top and bottom.  No biggie since I can just bend it back, but it's something you might want to know about if you're thinking of getting one.  It came with a CrossFire cable, DVI plug, and Mini Displayport adapter too.  I'm a little disappointed in the packaging and now I'm a little scared to actually try it out!

don't be scared! try it, you bought it to use it afterall Smiley
let us know how it performs.  I'm waiting for mine to arrive in the next 2 days...  i hope I will be able to dump my 2 6990s and actually end up ahead in terms of $s.

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August 29, 2011, 11:35:11 PM
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Ok the 5970 seems to work fine.  At stock clock 725MHz (300 memory) it's doing 320 MH/s.  Time to turn up heat and see what this thing will do (ha famous last words!)

320?Huh

thats not so good. i thought you can get 650mh/s with stock?
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August 29, 2011, 11:37:27 PM
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Ok the 5970 seems to work fine.  At stock clock 725MHz (300 memory) it's doing 320 MH/s.  Time to turn up heat and see what this thing will do (ha famous last words!)

per GPU?

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August 29, 2011, 11:51:04 PM
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320/gpu would be 640 sounds about right

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August 30, 2011, 12:00:11 AM
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makes sense now.....sorry
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August 30, 2011, 12:21:38 AM
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Ok the 5970 seems to work fine.  At stock clock 725MHz (300 memory) it's doing 320 MH/s.  Time to turn up heat and see what this thing will do (ha famous last words!)

per GPU?

Err, yeah per GPU. Sorry I forgot to clarify that.  I just got back from McDonald's and I'm drinking one of those Wild Berry smoothies, they're SO good.  Ok time to get to OC'ing this thing.

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August 30, 2011, 12:22:57 AM
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If you have the thermals for it shoot for 1ghz clock 900mh/s on a single card would be epic

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August 30, 2011, 12:30:21 AM
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If you have the thermals for it shoot for 1ghz clock 900mh/s on a single card would be epic

900 mh/s on a single card would force me to click buy though...
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August 30, 2011, 12:31:34 AM
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If you have the thermals for it shoot for 1ghz clock 900mh/s on a single card would be epic

900 mh/s on a single card would force me to click buy though...

As long as you use my shipping address i'm ok with that

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August 30, 2011, 12:32:55 AM
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If you have the thermals for it shoot for 1ghz clock 900mh/s on a single card would be epic

900 mh/s on a single card would force me to click buy though...

One should easily get over 800 mh/s total for the purchase to make any sense at all.
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August 30, 2011, 12:43:31 AM
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If you have the thermals for it shoot for 1ghz clock 900mh/s on a single card would be epic

900 mh/s on a single card would force me to click buy though...

One should easily get over 800 mh/s total for the purchase to make any sense at all.
did you buy one?

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August 30, 2011, 12:51:06 AM
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Ok at 940/300MHz, 1.112v I'm getting 414.XX MH/s per core (829 MH/s total).  I'm not even sure what the voltage should be since I've never messed with it on my 5870s.  The first core on the 5970 runs cool at 67C/85% but the second core runs a lot warmer (I guess it's getting air downstream of core 1) at 87C.  Don't tell me I need to water cool this thing  Undecided

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August 30, 2011, 12:57:03 AM
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Get a fan like this one or similar and use it across the output vents to evacuate additional air
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August 30, 2011, 01:12:26 AM
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If you have the thermals for it shoot for 1ghz clock 900mh/s on a single card would be epic

900 mh/s on a single card would force me to click buy though...

One should easily get over 800 mh/s total for the purchase to make any sense at all.
did you buy one?

nope. just past experience with mine before it broke and i got a refund.
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August 30, 2011, 01:20:28 AM
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Check the power usage for the cards bro
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August 30, 2011, 01:44:55 AM
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I can't tell what power usage I'm hitting, but it all runs with my Corsair AX850.

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