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May 05, 2011, 12:50:05 AM
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As promised earlier, my current rigs.  Just added the third one so it's not perfectly lined up with the other two.  I have a fourth larger rig that doubles as my web server in a different room.

I stuck with HAF 922s because for $80 they have solid resale value for gamers, tons of room inside to do any crazy stuff I want later.  I have one more to add to this cluster next week, and possibly 2 more after that by the end of the month.

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May 05, 2011, 12:57:22 AM
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Eleuthria, what type of cases are those?
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May 05, 2011, 01:03:16 AM
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Correction to my post/previous post, HAF 922.  932 is my gaming case.

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May 05, 2011, 03:10:42 AM
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HAF in reality is not high airflow, but half passable and not noisy airflow
They can be made to have very good airflow.  The first thing to do is get rid of the 3.5" drive cage.  You can then put a pair of 120 X 38 mm high-flow fans in the front, and they will dump a ton of cool air directly on the GPUs.  Also, the PSU is drawing cool air from underneath the case, which helps to extend its life dramatically compared to top-mount designs.  However, the CM 690 II is actually Cooler Master's best case in terms of airflow. 

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May 05, 2011, 03:57:56 AM
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http://i.imgur.com/50mLJ.jpg

Here's my current rig, air-cooled 5870x2. It's got 10 fans, with room for 5 more.  Grin

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May 05, 2011, 04:11:07 AM
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3 X haf 912's
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May 05, 2011, 04:23:49 AM
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Here's my current rig, air-cooled 5870x2. It's got 10 fans, with room for 5 more.  Grin

Just curious, how does that case hold up as far as temps on those 5870's? I've been considering it as my new Gaming PC case.

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May 05, 2011, 04:28:10 AM
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My first rig is probably the world's second ugliest miner:
http://noosworx.com/post/2917305636/worlds-second-ugliest-bitcoin-miner

Since then I've added a small 6 GPU cluster (pic says 5 but I've since added another one):
http://yfrog.com/h7i69haj

I buy second-hand mobos and cases from FreeGeek and outfit with new PSUs and second-hand (Craigslist) GPUs.

Current total hashing rate is 2.9G. Total cost so far ~CAD$2K.

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Here's my current rig, air-cooled 5870x2. It's got 10 fans, with room for 5 more.  Grin

Just curious, how does that case hold up as far as temps on those 5870's? I've been considering it as my new Gaming PC case.

66 and 78C respectively under full load, at 990 core/344 mem. Antec says you're supposed to direct all fans inward to create positive air pressure and force the heat out through the mesh. I'm planning on adding a couple more fans on the top, that point out, since most of the heat seems to be exiting there. The front of the case has nothing but a 2.5" ssd on the floor, so it's significantly cooler than the rest of the box. It might be that if I force air down from the top, the hot air will go to the front of the case. I'll be experimenting over the next few days.

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May 05, 2011, 06:10:47 AM
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here is my 3x 5970 setup with open-air cooling: http://imgur.com/KZNSy

Looking at that picture I suddenly had this urgent need to make sure I had no loose papers on my desk in case they suddenly caught fire.  Then I considered the secondary use of all that heat and how it could be turned into a pizza oven (I'm hungry Sad).
Oh yeah it is a pretty decent space heater, let me tell you. This is an older picture; the temp of the middle card gets way too high. I have them spaced out more now. That mobo has 5 pcie slots, so it can fit 3 of those 5970s more spaced out than in the picture I posted. You cannot keep this rig in a room with the door closed as it will turn that room into a sauna.

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May 05, 2011, 08:07:52 AM
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here is my 3x 5970 setup with open-air cooling: http://imgur.com/KZNSy

Looking at that picture I suddenly had this urgent need to make sure I had no loose papers on my desk in case they suddenly caught fire.  Then I considered the secondary use of all that heat and how it could be turned into a pizza oven (I'm hungry Sad).
Oh yeah it is a pretty decent space heater, let me tell you. This is an older picture; the temp of the middle card gets way too high. I have them spaced out more now. That mobo has 5 pcie slots, so it can fit 3 of those 5970s more spaced out than in the picture I posted. You cannot keep this rig in a room with the door closed as it will turn that room into a sauna.

Dang that just gives me an idea of how I can double my bitcoin mining profits. I shall open up a sauna business and power it with mining rigs! Brilliant I say! lol :p

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May 05, 2011, 08:26:11 AM
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here is my 3x 5970 setup with open-air cooling: http://imgur.com/KZNSy

Looking at that picture I suddenly had this urgent need to make sure I had no loose papers on my desk in case they suddenly caught fire.  Then I considered the secondary use of all that heat and how it could be turned into a pizza oven (I'm hungry Sad).
Oh yeah it is a pretty decent space heater, let me tell you. This is an older picture; the temp of the middle card gets way too high. I have them spaced out more now. That mobo has 5 pcie slots, so it can fit 3 of those 5970s more spaced out than in the picture I posted. You cannot keep this rig in a room with the door closed as it will turn that room into a sauna.

Dang that just gives me an idea of how I can double my bitcoin mining profits. I shall open up a sauna business and power it with mining rigs! Brilliant I say! lol :p


Did I mention the noise? It's like a mini 747 engine.

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May 05, 2011, 08:31:40 AM
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here is my 3x 5970 setup with open-air cooling: http://imgur.com/KZNSy

Looking at that picture I suddenly had this urgent need to make sure I had no loose papers on my desk in case they suddenly caught fire.  Then I considered the secondary use of all that heat and how it could be turned into a pizza oven (I'm hungry Sad).
Oh yeah it is a pretty decent space heater, let me tell you. This is an older picture; the temp of the middle card gets way too high. I have them spaced out more now. That mobo has 5 pcie slots, so it can fit 3 of those 5970s more spaced out than in the picture I posted. You cannot keep this rig in a room with the door closed as it will turn that room into a sauna.

Dang that just gives me an idea of how I can double my bitcoin mining profits. I shall open up a sauna business and power it with mining rigs! Brilliant I say! lol :p


Did I mention the noise? It's like a mini 747 engine.

Aha! But here the power of the neocortex shall come in handy! I shall put the miners in a different room and I shall run a heating vent flexible tube all the way to the sauna. OK, /me is silly.


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May 05, 2011, 09:44:29 AM
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come on guys... everybody has android/iphone now.. Post some video!

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May 05, 2011, 09:53:52 AM
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come on guys... everybody has android/iphone now.. Post some video!

Who say this  Huh

I prefer good old phones. Something like SE k790.

p.s. Btw, my phone able record video Grin

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May 05, 2011, 02:00:39 PM
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This thread is so awesome! A bunch of guys in their garages are making history and leaving world's top 500 supercomputers in the dust....

It's certainly an eye opener.  I've been charting out estimated difficulty jumps, BTC exchange rates, and mHash/watt vs mHash/$ investment even more lately.  If I expand much more I'm going to have to create additional circuits in my house to avoid tripping breakers.

I'm also working with some friends who have experience with growing marijuana to work on creating a more cost effective ventilation system to force the heat through my attic and then out of the house, rather than relying (mostly) on air conditioning.

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May 05, 2011, 02:09:44 PM
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This thread is so awesome! A bunch of guys in their garages are making history and leaving world's top 500 supercomputers in the dust....

It's certainly an eye opener.  I've been charting out estimated difficulty jumps, BTC exchange rates, and mHash/watt vs mHash/$ investment even more lately.  If I expand much more I'm going to have to create additional circuits in my house to avoid tripping breakers.

I'm also working with some friends who have experience with growing marijuana to work on creating a more cost effective ventilation system to force the heat through my attic and then out of the house, rather than relying (mostly) on air conditioning.

And they said that stoners weren't good for anything... Ha.

I think that the level of accessibility makes this project neat.  I can have a 2 year old rig push very little mining collectively or I can choose to invest in a very modern and very gpu intensive setup that will make me a somewhat competitive miner.  What you may have already versus an entirely new project.  Start with a little or a lot.
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May 05, 2011, 02:34:11 PM
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May 05, 2011, 04:19:34 PM
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This thread is so awesome! A bunch of guys in their garages are making history and leaving world's top 500 supercomputers in the dust....

why vladimir...

garages are where history has always been made (see: jobs, steve; wright, bros, & etc.).  the trick is to avoid the carbon monoxide.

has the network really surpassed the world's top 500 super computers as of now?  there was a link on a forum page somewhere, but i can't find it now...
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May 05, 2011, 05:58:04 PM
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This thread is so awesome! A bunch of guys in their garages are making history and leaving world's top 500 supercomputers in the dust....

why vladimir...

garages are where history has always been made (see: jobs, steve; wright, bros, & etc.).  the trick is to avoid the carbon monoxide.

has the network really surpassed the world's top 500 super computers as of now?  there was a link on a forum page somewhere, but i can't find it now...

My rig stays in the cool confines of a Florida air conditioned home. Put it in the garage and it will melt through the earth's surface and cause China syndrome.

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