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June 21, 2011, 04:42:30 AM
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For me it came down to price. Four 5830's were ~$450 USD. Two 6990's were over $1400 USD. That's a big jump. Your setup is certainly cool though.

No argument there - 5830's are definitely a better "bang for your buck".

I actually need to pick up another PSU soon so I can run my new cards. My "desktop" machine has a Corsair 750w in it now - so I'll probably pick up another AX1200. (I'd only be able to run 1 of the new cards as it is now)
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June 22, 2011, 12:34:53 PM
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Updated pic from my earlier post.


Wheeling this off to an industrial area...where noise is not a factor. (I'm renting power there)


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My "1u". Headless, boots off usb. Ubuntu 10.10. 3x5850. Puts out about 1Gh/s. Front and top fan push, rear fan push.


Surge protector and the internet connection via a 3G wireless router (3G dongle not in pic)


Of the whole system, only 1 power socket needs to be plugged in for this to work.



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June 22, 2011, 06:55:12 PM
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I'm considering this to be a geek investment. I enjoy overclocking and building high performance computers, so I figured why not. If the market ever were to crash, I'm always able to resell the graphic cars on eBay etc. Though if I invested money in buying in actual BTC, then I'd be screwed. (and they would be worthless)
I feel the same in enjoying building rigs and doing it for a geek investment, Cheesy but there is one thing that still worries me. If the BTC market crashes, *everybody* will be selling their equipment. And the price for all those low-end cards will plummet following the value of BTC.  Sad

My one rule is to NEVER buy BTC - only buy hardware to mine BTC.
I'm not so sure about this. Why not buy if the value goes down? But then you are like any Wall Street trader, I guess.  Huh
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June 22, 2011, 06:56:40 PM
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I have 2 of these rigs running 24/7 right now :

http://vivithemage.com/2011/04/water-cooling-a-corsair-600t-case-i5-2500k-2x6950/

nothing special, I bought/set them up before I knew bitcoin existed, so no extra cost for me really, except heat/power Smiley

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June 23, 2011, 07:02:42 AM
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I have 2 of these rigs running 24/7 right now :

http://vivithemage.com/2011/04/water-cooling-a-corsair-600t-case-i5-2500k-2x6950/

nothing special, I bought/set them up before I knew bitcoin existed, so no extra cost for me really, except heat/power Smiley

I really like those Cheesy and if watercooling wasn't so expensive, I would love to build my own rig with that Smiley

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June 23, 2011, 07:18:25 AM
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Cola Miner!

Only 1 card and 1 PSU right now, but 1 card is on it's way.

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June 23, 2011, 04:49:32 PM
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rearwheels : that's nice !!!

Vivi  : Welcome !!

Atroxes : NICE!!!  Somebody needs to get a redbull refrigerator off craigslist and put their miners inside.  I'm not an engineer.

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June 23, 2011, 07:07:18 PM
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A little photo to tease you, just two power cables coming into my mining rig (DC3) . 10 more can be added as needed.


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June 23, 2011, 08:35:29 PM
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2 XFX 5970 (1000/300) ~870 Mhash/sec  Grin


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June 24, 2011, 09:14:57 AM
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A little photo to tease you, just two power cables coming into my mining rig (DC3) . 10 more can be added as needed.



Pardon my ignorance, why is the socket mounted so high near the ceiling, and not near the floor?


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June 24, 2011, 09:18:29 AM
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Pardon my ignorance, why is the socket mounted so high near the ceiling, and not near the floor?

Why not? Perhaps it is because I have false ceiling in DC3 instead of traditional false (raised) floor. Wires are suspended from the ceiling.

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June 24, 2011, 07:19:57 PM
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its not my photo
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June 24, 2011, 11:32:28 PM
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its not my photo
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Ummm I really cant think of anything worse to place boards on..  (Other than metal..)

wow... get a dehumidfier in there quick before a cat walks through the room zapping boards...

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June 24, 2011, 11:58:39 PM
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This thread needs to be stickied.
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June 25, 2011, 12:06:33 AM
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Just my small setup


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June 25, 2011, 01:00:33 AM
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2 XFX 5970 (1000/300) ~870 Mhash/sec  Grin


Great speed on the cores, what voltage are you running the cores at to get them to 1000.

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June 25, 2011, 02:11:37 AM
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2 XFX 5970 (1000/300) ~870 Mhash/sec  Grin


Great speed on the cores, what voltage are you running the cores at to get them to 1000.

Well... 1,163 V  Grin (OC Tool: http://www.techpowerup.com/downloads/1641/AMD_GPU_Clock_Tool_v0.9.26.0_For_HD_5870.html )

System: M$ Win7, Mobo: Asus P5Q PRO, PSU: 850 W

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June 25, 2011, 03:38:09 PM
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Pardon my ignorance, why is the socket mounted so high near the ceiling, and not near the floor?

Why not? Perhaps it is because I have false ceiling in DC3 instead of traditional false (raised) floor. Wires are suspended from the ceiling.


The subfloor is usually used for cool air distribution.  How are you managing airflow?
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June 25, 2011, 07:17:40 PM
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Pardon my ignorance, why is the socket mounted so high near the ceiling, and not near the floor?

Why not? Perhaps it is because I have false ceiling in DC3 instead of traditional false (raised) floor. Wires are suspended from the ceiling.


The subfloor is usually used for cool air distribution.  How are you managing airflow?

Otherwise.

Usually DC's have PUE of 2.3, would you expect me to follow their example?


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