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post #21 of 32
If it hasn't been suggested.
Try pulling the card out, putting another card in its slot, boot it, let it ride, shut down and stick the other card back in. Maybe pour the card some coffee while its sitting there, but don't force him/her to drink it. The heart wants what it wants, it might drink it , you never know.
post #22 of 32
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@ alpha C, I'm using a 1200 watt gold rated psu, I'm not home right now so I can't see the brand, but it had solid reviews.

Here are some more pictures from start to finish if you guys are interested!
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post #23 of 32
From the pics on your imgur you have a Raidmax BX-1200AE or RX-1200AE (it's italicized text so I can't tell)


see http://www.overclock.net/t/995888/raidmax-rx-1200ae ; http://www.pureoverclock.com/Review-detail/raidmax-rx-1200ae/5/

I'd say try a different PSU , that PSU only has 1020W on the +12V. (as per http://raidmax.com/psu/rx_1200ae.html)

If it was only 3 GPUs it should have been fine unless the 1020W isn't continuous load but peak load only.
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From the pics on your imgur you have a Raidmax BX-1200AE or RX-1200AE (it's italicized text so I can't tell)


see http://www.overclock.net/t/995888/raidmax-rx-1200ae ; http://www.pureoverclock.com/Review-detail/raidmax-rx-1200ae/5/

I'd say try a different PSU , that PSU only has 1020W on the +12V. (as per http://raidmax.com/psu/rx_1200ae.html)

If it was only 3 GPUs it should have been fine unless the 1020W isn't continuous load but peak load only.

Wow, you're absolutely right... I definitely could be pushing this thing past its limits, even though I only have 3 GPU, as I'm pushing them pretty hard with the mining software. Is there a PSU you would recommend for such a rig? Alternatively, I have another 800W PSU laying around, I reckon I could add that in there and see what happens.

Thanks!!
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Common bro, do you really think I would be doing this if it wasn't profitable?

Yes. Just ask the thousands of two week old mining rigs for sale on Kijiji, eBay, Craigslist, etc
You would have made more of a profit (and quicker too) if you had invested the money in stocks or something else instead of putting it into building, maintaining, and running this rig (including the electricity). I doubt you've made enough to pay off the rig. It'll probably take a long time before you break even. Especially with THREE R9 290x GPUs.
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Yes. Just ask the thousands of two week old mining rigs for sale on Kijiji, eBay, Craigslist, etc
You would have made more of a profit (and quicker too) if you had invested the money in stocks or something else instead of putting it into building, maintaining, and running this rig (including the electricity). I doubt you've made enough to pay off the rig. It'll probably take a long time before you break even. Especially with THREE R9 290x GPUs.

From what I can tell, people are panic selling because the KnC is releasing an ASIC scrypt miner (which I also pre-ordered) that will make GPU mining obsolete as it did with Bitcoin. However, just like with Bitcoin, there are other coins to mine like Vertcoin for example that should remain ASIC resistant. Now, I'm not in this because I think I'm going to get rich or make it my new career, however, even at current price level (which is low right now), I will break-even in 8-9 months net of electricity costs. I don't know about you, but for any business to break-even that quickly is REALLY good.

Aside from that, the knowledge I've gained in the process is well worth what I spent on the rig IMO.
post #27 of 32
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From what I can tell, people are panic selling because the KnC is releasing an ASIC scrypt miner (which I also pre-ordered) that will make GPU mining obsolete as it did with Bitcoin. However, just like with Bitcoin, there are other coins to mine like Vertcoin for example that should remain ASIC resistant. Now, I'm not in this because I think I'm going to get rich or make it my new career, however, even at current price level (which is low right now), I will break-even in 8-9 months net of electricity costs. I don't know about you, but for any business to break-even that quickly is REALLY good.

Aside from that, the knowledge I've gained in the process is well worth what I spent on the rig IMO.

Yea that's pretty good. Thing is, any of these cryptocurrencies are so volatile. One day they could be worth $100 USD the next $0.10 USD.
One day everyone could be accepting bitcoins as payment, the next day you'll hardly find a single place to make use of it. Plus by the time 8-9 months approaches, your mining system could potentially be outdated anyway. It's an EXTREMELY risky investment.

Then again, if it does work out for you.. you'll be the one laughing whereas my $1200 PC isn't bringing any return haha
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post #29 of 32
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I'd say try a different PSU , that PSU only has 1020W on the +12V. (as per http://raidmax.com/psu/rx_1200ae.html)

Confirmed! The PSU was definitely causing some stability issues. I had experienced several occasions where the system would reboot unexpectedly, begin running unstable etc... I added my spare PSU on the rig and now my system seems much more stable, efficiency has gone up from ~90% to 95+ and my hash rates even increased a little bit!

I went ahead and put a refund in to new egg for the raidmax PSU (I literally had 5 hours before getting a refund wouldn't be an option lol) and picked up:
-Corsair RM Series 850W Gold
-Corsair RM Series 750W Gold

My plan is to power two of the R9 290's & motherboard etc, with the 850W and dedicate the 750W to one R9 290 and eventually two R9 290's when I decide to pick up another in the near future.

What a serious learning experience this has been. Thank you guys for helping me through it!!
post #30 of 32
hey mate I read somewhere the sapphire tri - x lights correspond to the state they are in ;

blue: light load
orange: medium load
red: heavy load
green: safe mode

you said one of your cards when into green? I know your up and running now but maybe just keep an eye on that card for any future problems you may have.
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