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I stopped mining a couple months ago. Higher difficulty and lower prices made it not worth the trouble for me.

So now I have 3x 280x and 2x 7950 and 2x 990FXA-UD3 rev 4 and 2x 750w gold thermaltake TR2 psu just sitting here
post #12 of 90
yes but sometimes good cards go bad after the buyer protection expires

im just saying be aware. this is still a great deal thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by CravinR1 View Post

I stopped mining a couple months ago. Higher difficulty and lower prices made it not worth the trouble for me.

So now I have 3x 280x and 2x 7950 and 2x 990FXA-UD3 rev 4 and 2x 750w gold thermaltake TR2 psu just sitting here

Fold!
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I'm really glad to see the prices dropping so hard. If they drop down to $250~275, I may buy a reference one and put a waterblock on it to upgrade from my 7950.

I really want to hold on to my 7950 until the next generation comes out, but it does struggle to play the more recent games with my 1440p monitor OCed to 120Hz. However, I mostly play LoL so upgrading isn't as big as a priority since there isn't much free time in between school and work. I also want to keep my 7950 just because it can clock up to 1300/1700 and the 290s aren't known for being good clockers.
    
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Fold!

Right dude...pay for all that power still for something with zero return instead of just not enough return. And, by the way, have all those folded proteins actually helped cure any diseases yet? Granted I don't pay direct attention to such things but would be news to me. I think society is probably better off in the long run just saving that electricity.
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Right dude...pay for all that power still for something with zero return instead of just not enough return. And, by the way, have all those folded proteins actually helped cure any diseases yet? Granted I don't pay direct attention to such things but would be news to me. I think society is probably better off in the long run just saving that electricity.

See here: http://folding.stanford.edu/home/papers
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great, and they give 3 yrs warranty, reason i like msi and giga products thumb.gif
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Right dude...pay for all that power still for something with zero return instead of just not enough return. And, by the way, have all those folded proteins actually helped cure any diseases yet? Granted I don't pay direct attention to such things but would be news to me. I think society is probably better off in the long run just saving that electricity.

Really?

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The research team behind the Help Fight Childhood Cancer project has just published a groundbreaking paper. It reveals seven promising drug candidates - identified with the help of World Community Grid members – for neuroblastoma, one of the most common and dangerous forms of childhood cancer.

Granted, this is BOINC, but it's the same basic premise: distributed computing to benefit humanity. Anyway, this just makes supercomputers cheaper, in a sense. Instead of a university spending millions on a supercomputer, they can use distributed computing and get volunteers to run the calculations on their own hardware and then submit it. It's the exact same end result, except the money spent is on participants' power bills, not the university's research and IT funding.
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with a custom fan profile i am get 1090 on the core 62% max fan speed and stock cooler is not breaking 71 celsius, and its staying 1090 core entire benchmarking process


reason people say it gets to 94 celsius is because the fan profile default sucks ass. lol 62% isn't that loud either, just crank up my volume which i do anyway for surround effects
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