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May 25, 2011, 03:22:52 PM
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Ok, so I have a new miner rig on order.  AMD CPU, 3x6990s, 4 Gig RAM, 30 Gig HDD.  I too the recommended list of parts from the wiki.

What OS should I use?  I would rather use Linux (which flavor) but will run Win7 if that is what gives the best performance.

My plan is to run it headless stuffed in a corner of my office and just let it crank away 24/7.

My cost was about $400 less than NewEgg buying direct through my distributor.  The 6990s are on back order but they should ship next week, just in time for the difficulty increase :/

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May 25, 2011, 03:37:08 PM
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if you're an experienced overclocker you want to run both OSs - windows to set the card BIOS, and linux to run your miners.  that said, 30 Gig HDD is a tad small.

oh - and Rule #1:  accept no backorders.  difficulty just goes up too damn quick.
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May 25, 2011, 03:39:53 PM
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if you're an experienced overclocker you want to run both OSs - windows to set the card BIOS, and linux to run your miners.  that said, 30 Gig HDD is a tad small.

oh - and Rule #1:  accept no backorders.  difficulty just goes up too damn quick.

HOW quick?

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May 25, 2011, 03:45:09 PM
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if you're an experienced overclocker you want to run both OSs - windows to set the card BIOS, and linux to run your miners.  that said, 30 Gig HDD is a tad small.

oh - and Rule #1:  accept no backorders.  difficulty just goes up too damn quick.

HOW quick?

quick.  like every two weeks or thereabouts.  it has recently tended to go up by 50 - 60 % every increase.
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May 25, 2011, 03:46:39 PM
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if you're an experienced overclocker you want to run both OSs - windows to set the card BIOS, and linux to run your miners.  that said, 30 Gig HDD is a tad small.

oh - and Rule #1:  accept no backorders.  difficulty just goes up too damn quick.

HOW quick?

quick.  like every two weeks or thereabouts.  it has recently tended to go up by 50 - 60 % every increase.

Meaning your earnings decrease by 50 - 60 % each time difficulty increases !
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May 25, 2011, 03:52:51 PM
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if you're an experienced overclocker you want to run both OSs - windows to set the card BIOS, and linux to run your miners.  that said, 30 Gig HDD is a tad small.

oh - and Rule #1:  accept no backorders.  difficulty just goes up too damn quick.

HOW quick?

quick.  like every two weeks or thereabouts.  it has recently tended to go up by 50 - 60 % every increase.

Meaning your earnings decrease by 50 - 60 % each time difficulty increases !

it sort of depends on the exchange rate for Bitcoin.

what is the calculable decrease, is your generation rate, with specific hardware.
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