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Open box motherboards are generally a good deal. I just picked up a RVe10 for $300 on newegg open box. It was unused, still had the plastic wrap over the LEDs. I almost boaught a used RVe10 on this forum for $50 more, messaged the seller then randomly had an email from newegg advertising an open ox board. I don't ignore signs like that.

The only downside to mixing up AMD cards I have found is that afterburner doesn't want to let me undervolt them outright. So I drop the power limit just like I do for my Pascal cards. Works fine, but I still keep my eye out for another 295x2..

Yeah that's where I saw the Rampage 10, Newegg has it for $500 regular like $750 I got the Strix for $280 and that's usually $430. I see an occasional R9 Fury for $450-500 and want to grab it so bad. Only good thing is my case has 9 PCIE slots so it just comes down to cooling. I'm itching to build another PC and want to build some monster. On either of your ROG boards are you able to access any of the smaller PCIE slots? I can't really tell from the angle. I'd need at least one to add a network card or two to add a capture card



@Bigceeloc , You got a model number of that 970 board?
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Yeah that's where I saw the Rampage 10, Newegg has it for $500 regular like $750 I got the Strix for $280 and that's usually $430. I see an occasional R9 Fury for $450-500 and want to grab it so bad. Only good thing is my case has 9 PCIE slots so it just comes down to cooling. I'm itching to build another PC and want to build some monster. On either of your ROG boards are you able to access any of the smaller PCIE slots? I can't really tell from the angle. I'd need at least one to add a network card or two to add a capture card



@Bigceeloc , You got a model number of that 970 board?

At $500 I think it is still too expensive.
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I think it's more profitable to invest money into Bitcoin and sell it when the price increases rolleyes.gif

It can be. Though if you are interested in builds for doing other things then having them mine while otherwise idle is the best. I only have one true mining rig. All of my others serve various purposes from photo and video editing to media centers and gaming. I do physics calculations with them as well.
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At $500 I think it is still too expensive.
It can be. Though if you are interested in builds for doing other things then having them mine while otherwise idle is the best. I only have one true mining rig. All of my others serve various purposes from photo and video editing to media centers and gaming. I do physics calculations with them as well.
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At $500 I think it is still too expensive.
Yeah the joy of living in Canada the exchange rate and over inflated prices. Haven't seen any refurbs yet
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Dagamus NM , By some chance do you have any pics with those ROG boards with the cards on air? I'm wondering what the clearance is like when it's full of GPU's
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Ethereum will generally be most profitable but sometimes it could be ZCash. I went through the efforts of setting a few of my miners up to mine directly through some ZEC and XMR pools. Let it run for a week and found it to be less profitable than just mining through nicehash. See if you can get a few more RX cards and fill that second board up.
There are a few pics in my sig rigs below.

Open box motherboards are generally a good deal. I just picked up a RVe10 for $300 on newegg open box. It was unused, still had the plastic wrap over the LEDs. I almost boaught a used RVe10 on this forum for $50 more, messaged the seller then randomly had an email from newegg advertising an open ox board. I don't ignore signs like that.

The only downside to mixing up AMD cards I have found is that afterburner doesn't want to let me undervolt them outright. So I drop the power limit just like I do for my Pascal cards. Works fine, but I still keep my eye out for another 295x2.
290X is profitable. You won't get a lot out of the CPU but depending on your electricity costs your 3770k could be profitable. Watercooled 290xs will do just fine. Ethereum would be your first choice. Nicehash is easiest to setup and you get paid in BTC.

Hi, I've tried mining last night with my 2x 290x with nicehash. Something is wrong cause my hash was super low like for the two gpus it is 0.50c a day. My gpu clocks are at 300mhz/150hz. I don't know if it is the amd driver? I tried overclocking but no success. I did a clean install of windows prior to that with the latest drivers.
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GPU clocks are too low, those are 2d clocks, you need to get them in 3d clock ranges ie 1000ghz and up
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GPU clocks are too low, those are 2d clocks, you need to get them in 3d clock ranges ie 1000ghz and up

That is what I can't figure. Before I did a clean install both of my gpus are running 1000mhz. I disabled ULPS already from trixx and afterburner. I will try to install an older driver later.
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Try uninstalling Afterburner it could be clashing with the driver
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Dagamus NM , By some chance do you have any pics with those ROG boards with the cards on air? I'm wondering what the clearance is like when it's full of GPU's

I do not. I would not run them like that. The load would heatsoak them almost instantly. This is one of the main reasons that people use riser cables in dedicated miners. Spread the GPUs so they can get air to the fans.

If you plan on using the computer for productivity, gaming, etc then you would not want risers unless you had x16s and event then probably not.
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Hi, I've tried mining last night with my 2x 290x with nicehash. Something is wrong cause my hash was super low like for the two gpus it is 0.50c a day. My gpu clocks are at 300mhz/150hz. I don't know if it is the amd driver? I tried overclocking but no success. I did a clean install of windows prior to that with the latest drivers.

There is an AMD specific driver for mining.Try that, and double check that you are not just mining with your CPU. 50 cents a day sounds like a four core CPU.
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Yeah at this point I might just make a mining rig and use a separate rig for recording/streaming mostly for the fact that there will be monitor lag when the GPU is being mined on. I stuffed 3 cards on my Strix board and it looks hilarious there is no room at all for air. I guess the entire card gets hot right not just the core?
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