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Man i totally get you, i'm most likely about to experience the same thing in a couple of minutes when i try to install my riser biggrin.gif

Good to see that your UP7 is working though, so is it 2 broken boards?

It's three broken boards:

-2 ASRock H81 pro BTC from two different places
-1 MSI board from amazon.

Talk about crappy luck...
Edited by Jeffinslaw - 2/28/14 at 10:51am
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post #22 of 42
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It's try broken boards:

-2 ASRock H81 pro BTC from two different places
-1 MSI board from amazon.

Talk about crappy luck...

Wow that is some bad luck sorry to hear. I thought about going with those H81 boards but changed my mind when I saw all the reviews about being DOA and defective. Not to mention they look very cheaply built. Decided to stick with quality boards. It's more expensive, but it's worth it for the peace of mind.
Edited by computerparts - 2/28/14 at 10:26am
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Hey guys, little update, do NOT use the GA-Z77X-UP7 for mining.

I have had so many problems with it I just don't understand. I don't know if it is just my board or what but the problems I am having:

-NO display on primary card if it is plugged in using a riser. I have tried with an X16 to X16 riser, an X16 to X1 riser, and I just tried with a USB riser, NONE of them will give me display on primary GPU
-USB risers do NOT work in the X16 slots on the board, no idea why because these things have the sense pin mod built into the X1 connector, regular risers work fine in X16 slots
-I can't get 5 cards to work on this board no matter what I try and I have tried it all

Waiting to get a little extra money so I can buy another Intel heatsink, and a VGA cable so I can try the two ASRock Pro BTC boards. If they aren't working, then it is off to RMA for the both of them.

Gahhhhhhh so frustrating... I want to get some pictures and stats for you guys on this machine and show off the CoolerMaster PSUs I was given but have been so busy with school and just trying to get all the damn cards working on this thing. Oh well, hopefully soon...

Jeffinslaw

P.S. I still need to pay for my Sponsored spot... ugh...
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Man i feel you...
I bought a G45 thinking it would be alright for 5 cards.
i made it work once, but because of AMD drivers it wont work, and without the AMD drivers sgminer gives me a opencl error, so i cant mine.

so frustrating especially when i know the solution but cant solve it :/
 
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I have built 4 mining rigs so far with 4-6 GPUs per rig and I've always used Asus WS motherboards. While they are a little more expensive, they always work and are extremely reliable. You can usually find open box deals on newegg and their resale value is pretty high too compared to other motherboards so it might be worth checking them out.
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Wooot! Log has been moved to sponsored section, alright, time to finally show off the products CoolerMaster sent me, will get picks up of those ASAP. Not much going on the week before break so I FINALLY have time!

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Originally Posted by barkinos98 View Post

Man i feel you...
I bought a G45 thinking it would be alright for 5 cards.
i made it work once, but because of AMD drivers it wont work, and without the AMD drivers sgminer gives me a opencl error, so i cant mine.

so frustrating especially when i know the solution but cant solve it :/

You're telling me! I'm sure I'd have a heart attack if I got all 5 cards working lol.
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I have built 4 mining rigs so far with 4-6 GPUs per rig and I've always used Asus WS motherboards. While they are a little more expensive, they always work and are extremely reliable. You can usually find open box deals on newegg and their resale value is pretty high too compared to other motherboards so it might be worth checking them out.

What board would you suggest? I've already spent much more than I need to trying to get everything working correctly...

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I want to build my own miner as well...
The one in my sig belongs to a friend and it was with me for ~1-2 months biggrin.gif
 
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post #28 of 42
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What board would you suggest? I've already spent much more than I need to trying to get everything working correctly...

Jeffinslaw

I have used both of these for mining builds and workstation builds and have never had problems with any of them. They are the most reliable and stable motherboard I have ever used and I would highly recommend them even though they are a little expensive

Asus P8Z77 WS

Asus Z87 WS

Although you can get both open box for a lot less.

Asus P8Z77 WS (open box)

Asus Z87 WS (open box)
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Wow, and I thought my motherboard frying my first CPU was bad luck. Sorry to hear about the first couple motherboards. I'll be watching thumb.gif
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We have built sooo many miners with ASRock BTC motherboards. 5 cards has Always been EASY and 6 with the correct steps.

Get us some pictures already bro biggrin.gif
 
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