Originally Posted by Duality92
With the 760, my budget immediately explodes. Don't forget my primary goal is to heat a part of my basement, not ppd.
I know the primary point is to heat your basement with a minimal hardware investment cost, but........
Originally Posted by MobAttack
How big is the space you are planning on heating? Doing a little math, and taking some average BTU/ft^2 heating requirements, you might be needing a lot more power than you think. A 400 square foot room, about a 20x20foot living room, needs about 24,000BTUs (7000 watts)
to raise the room temp 50°F over outside temperatures with average insulation.
As pointed out above (and from personal experience) it's going to take *a lot* of power to get the heating you desire. The theoretical 7000 watts described above would require roughly 30 of the 771 2P rigs you're looking at utilizing. If you can get the 2P's to fold as one client in a cluster, they'll output very
nice PPD, but if not, that's "only" ~600,000 PPD, or what *one* GTX 980 would come close to outputting under ideal conditions, at a fraction of the wattage. 7000 watts is an ENORMOUS electric bill; you might as well make the PPD work for you
if you're going to make that kind of rig/investment.