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February 19, 2014, 11:47:56 PM
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I'm in the process of putting together a high performance pc with a killer gfx card.
Right now I'm looking at:
High Performance Graphics Card (My friend is giving me one for a discount that puts out a little over 2GH/s)
Any Decent CPU
A fairly modern fan/cooling system
A Decent Hard Drive (Getting 1 500gb for free)
High Performance/Energy Saver Power Supply - $30
Any Decent Motherboard - Really hope to get this as a hand me down from my friend

The mining set-up for a pc is no doubt unique. You have alot of power here, as far as GPU goes anyways. My question is, are there any other GPU intensive tasks that I could be doing aside from Mining? I might want to have a few different ways to make money. Processes similar to mining, or rendering a video. They require power and time. But most importantly, reward you with money!

Any ideas?

Thanks guys.

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February 19, 2014, 11:52:09 PM
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number crunching, paswort cracking
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February 19, 2014, 11:54:09 PM
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number crunching, paswort cracking

Are there sites for these services that would pay for you to do these things? Do you have any links?

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February 19, 2014, 11:55:24 PM
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You can run "Vivi" game, it was working faster when you had better CPU.
And you can make a World Guinness Record in playing Vivi ultra fast.

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February 20, 2014, 12:57:46 AM
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High Performance Graphics Card (My friend is giving me one for a discount that puts out a little over 2GH/s)

Red flag - research before you buy, regardless of the discount.


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February 20, 2014, 01:03:48 AM
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High Performance Graphics Card (My friend is giving me one for a discount that puts out a little over 2GH/s)

Red flag - research before you buy, regardless of the discount.



I should've mentioned, this friend is local. He's just got a whole bunch of random computer tech laying around the house. He's letting me "test drive" pretty much whatever I want before I buy, which is great.

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February 20, 2014, 07:21:01 AM
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2 G/hs grafix card Huh

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February 20, 2014, 02:22:47 PM
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I'm in the process of putting together a high performance pc with a killer gfx card.
Right now I'm looking at:
High Performance Graphics Card (My friend is giving me one for a discount that puts out a little over 2GH/s)
Any Decent CPU
A fairly modern fan/cooling system
A Decent Hard Drive (Getting 1 500gb for free)
High Performance/Energy Saver Power Supply - $30
Any Decent Motherboard - Really hope to get this as a hand me down from my friend

The mining set-up for a pc is no doubt unique. You have alot of power here, as far as GPU goes anyways. My question is, are there any other GPU intensive tasks that I could be doing aside from Mining? I might want to have a few different ways to make money. Processes similar to mining, or rendering a video. They require power and time. But most importantly, reward you with money!

Any ideas?

Thanks guys.

You can't mine SHA-256 coins with GPUs, only Scrypt coins.

Scrypt coins hash in the kH/s or mH/s range.  Only ASICS hash in GH/s.

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February 20, 2014, 03:13:35 PM
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You can't mine SHA-256 coins with GPUs, only Scrypt coins.

Scrypt coins hash in the kH/s or mH/s range.  Only ASICS hash in GH/s.

Thank you for a theoretical lesson Smiley I guess guys need it Smiley

Good day!
Cheers! Smiley

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February 20, 2014, 04:10:13 PM
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You can't mine SHA-256 coins with GPUs

Wrong.
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February 20, 2014, 04:16:22 PM
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You can't mine SHA-256 coins with GPUs

Wrong.

Care to elaborate?  This isn't 2011 or 2012 anymore.  You can't even mine with those USB blue or red furies or even Antminer U1's anymore due to difficulty and network hashrate.

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February 20, 2014, 04:18:31 PM
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High Performance Graphics Card (My friend is giving me one for a discount that puts out a little over 2GH/s)


your friend is a shameless scammer. Grin
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February 20, 2014, 04:42:26 PM
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I think - maybe is possible to build PS3 emulator on a rig? Cheesy
it would have enough power to run it it seems...

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February 21, 2014, 08:45:58 AM
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You can't mine SHA-256 coins with GPUs

Wrong.

Care to elaborate?  This isn't 2011 or 2012 anymore.  You can't even mine with those USB blue or red furies or even Antminer U1's anymore due to difficulty and network hashrate.

You can mine with GPUs, you can mine with blue and red furies and you can mine with Antminer U1s, they won't be profitable but you can certainly mine with them
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February 21, 2014, 10:54:52 AM
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You can run BOINC on it.
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February 21, 2014, 11:55:44 AM
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You can run BOINC on it.

What is it, I never heard about it?

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February 21, 2014, 12:15:23 PM
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You can pretty much ran a cyber cafe with all the computer..
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February 21, 2014, 12:44:13 PM
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You can't mine SHA-256 coins with GPUs

Wrong.

Care to elaborate?  This isn't 2011 or 2012 anymore.  You can't even mine with those USB blue or red furies or even Antminer U1's anymore due to difficulty and network hashrate.

You can mine with GPUs, you can mine with blue and red furies and you can mine with Antminer U1s, they won't be profitable but you can certainly mine with them

Isn't that the whole point?  If you just want to experiment, go ahead.

I don't think the OP just wants to mine for the hell of it, as most 99.99% of miners.

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February 21, 2014, 08:10:59 PM
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You can run BOINC on it.

How you can run boinc in them. Is there an option to boinc to run with usb asics? I will soon take out from my rig the icarus usb and if is possible i will plugged it to dektop to run boinc with them.

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February 21, 2014, 10:27:11 PM
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You can't mine SHA-256 coins with GPUs

Wrong.

Care to elaborate?  This isn't 2011 or 2012 anymore.  You can't even mine with those USB blue or red furies or even Antminer U1's anymore due to difficulty and network hashrate.

You can mine with GPUs, you can mine with blue and red furies and you can mine with Antminer U1s, they won't be profitable but you can certainly mine with them

I've been bouncing around mining various alt SHA-256 coins with my antminers, if one of those hit even a fraction as good as BTC did, I'll be very happy. For me it's more fun and interesting then a money making operation, and truthfully I'd suggest anyone interested in cryptocurrency to give them a try just to get an understanding, they are easy to use and cost much less then a GPU.
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