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Donw now what mining is but is see the dutch forum also people who do this. I seen some one who want to put 6 card in his rig and i ask him why he need 6 cards for. Ye mining. People tell me it is like a piramide game.

I am not sure what it is either but people are making and collecting cyber money doing this. think I am too old to learn something new. have enough problems with dollars, euro's, pounds, etc with out adding cyber coins to this. biggrin.gif
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Mining is sort of like this....

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Those last 2 pics are all r9 290's....

 

I strongly feel like it's a little late to get into mining. I considered it like a year or 2 ago when Bitcoins were about 30USD per Bitcoin. I read too many articles about how the bubble was about to burst and it talked me out of it. Now i hate myself on a daily basis :sad-smile

 

The easiest way to wrap your head around mining is like your getting paid for Folding. Except everytime a hash is cracked, everybody that was involved in cracking it splits a jackpot

 

I'm not buying my 290x's for mining or anything. But if i can make money while my PC isn't in use, i'll definitely give it a shot. The 290x's are the top mining cards right now. That's why demand is making supply scarce and the prices are like $100-$150 over MSRP =\

 

Edit: Since this entire post is spamming Scott's excellent build log, i'll edit it out tomorrow after i know Scott & Tath read it. 


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Just leave it as I know me and Henry are not the only people that visit my thread that don't know this or I hope so for sure!!
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Ok, i was only gonna remove it outta respect

Sometimes build logs can turn into chatrooms accidentally worriedsmiley.gif

    
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Yes I had seen this but from what i have seen most of the ones that have a reasonable price will not do the 60 and I want more than 60Hz refresh rate.
The ThinkVision Pro2840m seems to sport 60Hz refresh rate and should cost around 800$.
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yes either be patient or go with the 1440. I really don't think you will be able to see a difference in the 4k and 1440 screens till you get above 35" size but I might be wrong...
The difference in pixel density can be seen. It's like going from one of those 2560x1440 laptops (@14") to the same model of that laptop with 3200x1800. Text feels a lot crisper, clear lines, stuff like that. If your main goal is to play video games or watch movies, then it really doesn't matter at these sizes.
I'm really just waiting for those screens to use for work. Hopefully I can even manage that resolution with my good old HD4870 so I won't even need an additional upgrade.
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Ok, i was only gonna remove it outta respect
Sometimes build logs can turn into chatrooms accidentally worriedsmiley.gif

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Got to have something to talk about on his work months

amen to that!!!! nothing new in the computer world. not repeating pictures much.. so what else to do???
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I have a friend who does bitcoin mining with something called ASICS (or something) I'm not entirely sure what any of it is, I only really follow desktop enthusiast hardware.

He makes a fair amount of money from it though, but It also cost him a lot to get the equipment.
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I have a friend who does bitcoin mining with something called ASICS (or something) I'm not entirely sure what any of it is, I only really follow desktop enthusiast hardware.

He makes a fair amount of money from it though, but It also cost him a lot to get the equipment.

yeah people say they make good money doing it but like you said just keeping up with hardware and cooling is enough for me.. with also having to learn everyday for work, family and normal life and I just dont have that many brain cells left!! biggrin.gif
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ASIC's are one huge reason that it's risky to buy GPU's for BC mining right now. AFAIK they're supposed to kinda replace GPU's as the best hashers. I read a thread on here the other day that says Litecoin Mining is kinda protected from that. Dunno how. 

 

I wish to god i took the gamble a cpl years ago and got into it. I feel like it's kinda late in the game now to invest in tho. I definitely plan on mining with my 290x's when i'm not using my PC. But i'm not buying em for that. I'd love to make so much money that i feel the urge to setup my own mining farm tho :D

    
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