Hi i just built my second computer, I was very intrested in BTC mining a year back, but my first computer had a 9800GT so it would have been a waste to mine with it. Now that i got my new computer up and running, i built it with gamining in mind but have now just gotten fairly intrested in BTC mining again. It is unfortunate that the exchange rate has dropped, even though this discourages many people from mining i would still like to try it out and mabye expand in the distant future depending on how this venture goes.
Now i know how to build a computer and how all the hardware works, but my question concerns the durability and lifespan of the GPU. If i use this computer to play high end games for 3-5 hours a day, and have it mine for 15-18 hours a day what kind of durability damage will my card take? I have a 6870 right now, i wanted to crossfire another one around may/summer time for the next round of games, so my concern is for the lifespan of the card.
Anyways another small question; I have my miner set up right now and its working away. I tried out BitMinter and my hash was around 300mhash/s, i switched the GUIMiner-V2012-02-19 and my hash dropped to 180mhash/s. What is the cause of this, from looking at other peoples performance with the 6870 i would assume 300mhash/s is what i should be getting.
Thanks for the halp