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September 08, 2011, 07:58:31 PM
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Hello Everyone,

I want to get the forum's opinion on the best card for mining.  I'm wondering because I'm currently using a ATI Radeon 5750 but that's on a computer I don't want to keep on all the time and I'm thinking about building a new computer soon.

(Also, if the responses are good, I might feature them on my BitCoin podcast, BitCoin Review)

Thanks for the input everyone!

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September 08, 2011, 08:12:37 PM
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it depends what you mean by best, best mhash/$or£ would probably be the 5830 if you can find them. best mhash/w would be the 5970 but are very hard to find, the 6990 is more realistic

take a look at https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Mining_hardware_comparison

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September 08, 2011, 08:50:41 PM
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No offense Carmen, but some serious research is needed if you're planning to include this in a Bitcoin podcast and you can't answer that question.

Research != making a new forum post to ask about it, either.  You're in the right spot though, this place is a trove of information.  Just start reading and see what people are using.

IMO, the Radeon HD 5850 and 5870 seem to be the sweet spots for simple price vs performance vs power usage, too bad they're impossible to find new.

5970s on the other hand are amazing hashers, but $$.  Same deal with 6990s.

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September 08, 2011, 09:39:38 PM
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curretnly the 5770 isn't a bad bang for buck.
doesn't use to much power either.
just need to find it on sale.
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September 08, 2011, 09:40:33 PM
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curretnly the 5770 isn't a bad bang for buck.
doesn't use to much power either.
just need to find it on sale.


5770s are really great if you can control the heat, and have lots of open slots for them =p

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September 08, 2011, 09:49:00 PM
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curretnly the 5770 isn't a bad bang for buck.
doesn't use to much power either.
just need to find it on sale.


5770s are really great if you can control the heat, and have lots of open slots for them =p
i made a cheep waterblock for mine and for mining it is doing well
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September 08, 2011, 11:41:49 PM
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It depends on what you can get at a good price. If you can find any 5850s for around $150 USD, personally I think this is the best bang for the buck. They can do upwards of 400+ Mhps with a little overvolting and are very efficient. I currently have four in a rig that I have undervolted for efficiency, and I'm getting 300 Mhps out of each and only pulling 450 watts from the wall. Great cards for mining.

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September 09, 2011, 02:10:16 AM
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ATI Radeon 5770, 5830, 5850 have the best $/mhash ratio.
Too bad they aren't that easy to find anymore, at least in mint condition/new

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September 09, 2011, 03:03:16 PM
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I got sapphire 5850's (Cool in 2 rigs, they use about 1K each with system and pull 400-410 mhash each. THey will push higher too 425/430 pushing the clocks from 970 to 1000 but im keeping it lower for server performance Smiley They were £120 each which to me is the best bang for buck and 5870 that CAN overvolt are as rare as rocking s**t. I just picked a 5870 Vapour X and it does 1010/300 WITHOUT overvolt, gigabyte board seems to be not alloing it cause its with 2x non reference XFX 5870's. There 900 and top out Smiley 5870 vapour X @ 1010/300 = 460m/hash, Payed £140 but good luck getting them that cheap, gewtting them full stop. 5850 Xtreme 970/300 (all go to 1000+) =410+ m/hash, Payed £120 each.

Unfortunitly, in that month i brought my cards, they raised the price from 120 to the current 162!!! Making it better to pay £180 for a 6950. Dumb asses at overclockers Smiley

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Priced themselves out for me. Wait for new series i will Smiley 7850 looks like it may be the better card £/mhash wise over even the 7950 imho. 90W and you'll be able get 8 in a system on a 1200W PSU. Heat will be down and generally everything will be sound. Alot better than 150W/190W beasts. Cant wait see :L)
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September 09, 2011, 03:39:04 PM
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Hello Everyone,

I want to get the forum's opinion on the best card for mining.  I'm wondering because I'm currently using a ATI Radeon 5750 but that's on a computer I don't want to keep on all the time and I'm thinking about building a new computer soon.

(Also, if the responses are good, I might feature them on my BitCoin podcast, BitCoin Review)

Thanks for the input everyone!

-Carmen

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September 09, 2011, 03:41:33 PM
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Hello Everyone,

I want to get the forum's opinion on the best card for mining.  I'm wondering because I'm currently using a ATI Radeon 5750 but that's on a computer I don't want to keep on all the time and I'm thinking about building a new computer soon.

(Also, if the responses are good, I might feature them on my BitCoin podcast, BitCoin Review)

Thanks for the input everyone!

-Carmen

it's best not to mine at all. just buy BTC @ current prices instead.

Im waiting here for a crash, BUY BUY BUY Smiley
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September 09, 2011, 06:38:15 PM
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if you pay for electric, i don't think its a good idea to buy new parts to mine solely for profit. As you'll likely never make your money back.

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September 12, 2011, 01:48:55 AM
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if you pay for electric, i don't think its a good idea to buy new parts to mine solely for profit. As you'll likely never make your money back.

It depends what you do with your coins though isnt it Smiley
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September 12, 2011, 02:32:16 AM
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curretnly the 5770 isn't a bad bang for buck.
doesn't use to much power either.
just need to find it on sale.


5770s are really great if you can control the heat, and have lots of open slots for them =p
i made a cheep waterblock for mine and for mining it is doing well


That is... so... awesome... Ghetto, but awesome..

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September 12, 2011, 03:12:26 AM
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curretnly the 5770 isn't a bad bang for buck.
doesn't use to much power either.
just need to find it on sale.


5770s are really great if you can control the heat, and have lots of open slots for them =p
i made a cheep waterblock for mine and for mining it is doing well


That is... so... awesome... Ghetto, but awesome..

+1 I like seen inivation and inventiveness Smiley
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September 13, 2011, 12:51:25 AM
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curretnly the 5770 isn't a bad bang for buck.
doesn't use to much power either.
just need to find it on sale.


5770s are really great if you can control the heat, and have lots of open slots for them =p
i made a cheep waterblock for mine and for mining it is doing well


That is... so... awesome... Ghetto, but awesome..

+1 I like seen inivation and inventiveness Smiley

thanks...
except for CPU i have my hole machine watercooled this way.
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Ram


but this is going off topic...
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September 13, 2011, 01:34:02 AM
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but this is going off topic...

Oh, that's ok, we don't mind looking at porn.

How about you get comfortable and show us a little water-pump Wink

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but this is going off topic...

Oh, that's ok, we don't mind looking at porn.

How about you get comfortable and show us a little water-pump Wink


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September 18, 2011, 01:34:14 AM
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curretnly the 5770 isn't a bad bang for buck.
doesn't use to much power either.
just need to find it on sale.


5770s are really great if you can control the heat, and have lots of open slots for them =p
i made a cheep waterblock for mine and for mining it is doing well


That is... so... awesome... Ghetto, but awesome..

+1 I like seen inivation and inventiveness Smiley

thanks...
except for CPU i have my hole machine watercooled this way.
MB


Ram


but this is going off topic...

Could I pay you for ghetto waterblocks for my sapphire 5830 and reference 5870? 1/2 inch ID Smiley

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