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February 08, 2014, 02:52:33 PM
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I want to overclock a Block Erupter Cube.  What power supply do I need?  Also.  Does the internal fans produce enough cooling, or do I need extra cooling?

Also how does overclocking change the life of the Cube?  Will it burn out sooner?  Has anyone burned out one of these yet?  Thanks!
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February 24, 2014, 09:07:36 PM
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I think you should add a cooling device on the outside temperature is too high so as not to burn out the machine

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February 24, 2014, 09:44:57 PM
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A 750 watt corsair should do the trick
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February 24, 2014, 10:04:28 PM
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Overclock the crap out of it.  The Cube's lifespan is ending soon because electricity costs will soon outstrip any mining profits... unless BTC prices considerably increase.
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February 24, 2014, 10:19:53 PM
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A 750 watt corsair should do the trick

yes it propably would.

you should find them in a price around 0.13BTC

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February 24, 2014, 10:48:46 PM
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Also.  Does the internal fans produce enough cooling, or do I need extra cooling?

Also how does overclocking change the life of the Cube?  Will it burn out sooner?  Has anyone burned out one of these yet?  Thanks!

I would suggest either removing the outer casing to allow for more airflow or adding a fan if you can.  A small personal tabletop fan works in a pinch or obviously you can replace/add standard 120mm fans.

Cooling and overclocking stability go hand in hand.

For power supply choices, if for a single cube only, the XFX Core Edition PRO550W that was/is at Newegg recently for $26 after rebate is a solid choice.  It's only Bronze efficiency however.  If you plan to re-use the power supply elsewhere down the line or think you'll need additional features you might go a different route.

If you plan to add additional cubes a cheap Z750P and a server-grade power supply interface board is really cost efficient.

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February 25, 2014, 03:59:24 AM
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See my sig for setup guide and PSUs.

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