that 5 PCIe motherboard is next for me.
i've got 3 miners up with MSI two-slot motherboards, and they're tremendous - very good quality. i have an ASUS one-slot that i couldn't pass up - openbox for $20.00 and i had a bunch of parts laying around (like a 20 Gig IBM IDE HDD -
) - so i put a frankenputer together around a lightly-used 5870 a gamer friend didn't like. works OK, but not as configurable or as... hard to explain, but i've been a hardware network hack for thirty years... stable-feeling as the MSIs.
oh yeah... nice motherboard. it kinda needs a pretty frame around it. like this:http://www.pugetsystems.com/aquarium-computer.php
oh hey - i don't care what you do for a living, what you do for fun, or how you justify combining the two for investment purposes: there's always room for a little fun.
or you're doing it wrong...