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Cogenate
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  #1804969 22-Jun-2017 07:39
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CPU mining is pretty terrible, probably not worth your while unless everything is free like power etc.

 

I think monero might be best option for CPU mining I am not sure though - I would guess you would get more out of a single rx 570/580 than cpu mining with a 24 core xeon...


 
 
 

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jpoc
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  #1805109 22-Jun-2017 12:17
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Can older Radeon cards (7850, 7950, 7970 etc) be used for mining these coins?

 

Is there any value in such cards?


Djmixerdomo
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  #1805115 22-Jun-2017 12:30
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The 7950/7970 can, it's just the low performance relative to the high power consumption isn't really worth it.

 

As for cards like the 7850 or any card with 2GB or less VRAM, they will likely have reduced performance (or not work) because the DAG is larger than the VRAM.





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Jeeves

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  #1805122 22-Jun-2017 12:56
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All those splashing out for mining machines to mine Ether - just be aware of the possible impending Proof of Stake hard fork, which would effectively make your mining rig useless for Ether. Will be interesting to see which coin all the miners go to when/if this happens though (litecoin anyone?).


rgoulter
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  #1805136 22-Jun-2017 13:19
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Ive heard a range of Ethereum POS dates of 1st Nov 17 through to early next year?  Is there any evidence of a concrete date anywhere?

 

Re the DAG size is there anywhere that predicts when the 3gb size will be hit?  

 

I've got some 3gb cards but will switch those to zcash when they cant handle DAG sizes or the POS which ever comes first.


rgoulter
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  #1807736 27-Jun-2017 15:17
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Before I order from overseas and wait 2-3 weeks

 

Does anyone have something like this 2 run 2 x PSUs on the one rig?

 

http://www.add2psu.com/

 

EDIT - Nevermind - found them on Trademe...  http://www.trademe.co.nz/computers/components/cases-power-supplies/power-supplies/auction-1354187866.htm

 

 


Coil
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  #1807743 27-Jun-2017 15:43
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rgoulter:

 

Before I order from overseas and wait 2-3 weeks

 

Does anyone have something like this 2 run 2 x PSUs on the one rig?

 

http://www.add2psu.com/

 

EDIT - Nevermind - found them on Trademe...  http://www.trademe.co.nz/computers/components/cases-power-supplies/power-supplies/auction-1354187866.htm

 

 

 

 

 

 

I used to have a spare PSU to run my second 660Ti, I bridged 2 pins on the 24 port connector. Cant remeber what ones they were but google will enlighten ya. 




rgoulter
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  #1807744 27-Jun-2017 15:45
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Coil:

 

rgoulter:

 

Before I order from overseas and wait 2-3 weeks

 

Does anyone have something like this 2 run 2 x PSUs on the one rig?

 

http://www.add2psu.com/

 

EDIT - Nevermind - found them on Trademe...  http://www.trademe.co.nz/computers/components/cases-power-supplies/power-supplies/auction-1354187866.htm

 

 

 

 

I used to have a spare PSU to run my second 660Ti, I bridged 2 pins on the 24 port connector. Cant remeber what ones they were but google will enlighten ya. 

 

 

Yeah I have one of those also but I have to time the manual switch on of the 2nd PSU and I CBF doing that and want my rig to be a bit more graceful lol, thanks for the tip though


rgoulter
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  #1808622 29-Jun-2017 08:41
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Im still in need of riser cards if anyone has any they want to sell me.  Please PM or reply.

 

JPOC was kind enough to sell me some of his but I need more.


solutionz
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  #1808641 29-Jun-2017 09:18
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rgoulter:

 

Im still in need of riser cards if anyone has any they want to sell me.  Please PM or reply.

 

JPOC was kind enough to sell me some of his but I need more.

 

 

I have a few arriving soon, will let you know if I end up with spares.

 

Still have a few RX560's left if anyone wants some.

 

https://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=77&topicid=215450

 

 


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  #1812780 4-Jul-2017 18:16
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I'm keen to buy a few risers too. My package from Aliexpress was "unexpectedly returned" to the seller....

Please PM me if you have any spares.

mdf

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  #1824367 18-Jul-2017 13:36
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I thought this article was pretty interesting.

 

Proof-of-work blockchain transactions (e.g. bitcoin) are apparently destined to doom us all as they gobble up the world's electricity. Proof-of-stake blockchains (forthcoming on ethereum) are apparently much "greener".

 

What will save us? Why, there's a blockchain solution to facilitate p2p PV energy trading of course!


Talkiet
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  #1824380 18-Jul-2017 13:53
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I bought some risers but won't be using them... I expect to have them in a week or so. I was gonna throw them on TM but I'll put them here when they arrive for what they cost me.

 

Cheers - N

 

 





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jpoc
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  #1824429 18-Jul-2017 14:42
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mdf:

 

I thought this article was pretty interesting.

 

Proof-of-work blockchain transactions (e.g. bitcoin) are apparently destined to doom us all as they gobble up the world's electricity. Proof-of-stake blockchains (forthcoming on ethereum) are apparently much "greener".

 

What will save us? Why, there's a blockchain solution to facilitate p2p PV energy trading of course!

 

 

Proof of capacity, burstcoin, has been one of the greenest solutions for the last couple of years.

 

 


terryxsq
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  #1825269 19-Jul-2017 14:37
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Talkiet:

 

I bought some risers but won't be using them... I expect to have them in a week or so. I was gonna throw them on TM but I'll put them here when they arrive for what they cost me.

 

Cheers - N

 

 

 

 

 

 

how much are those risers? how about their quality?


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