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scr4wl

Member Since 10 Sep 2008
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In Topic: Forget an used graphic card

20 September 2017 - 05:37 AM

While you should definitely do your research and only buy from a trusted source, I don't know that I agree with you about not buying a card because it was mined on. (What about a card that was used for folding 24/7?)

 

Now, I wouldn't go out and pay $350 for a usedRX 480, which some feel like they can charge for a used card. But..,, good deals still exist. I recently saw a GTX 1070 for $300.., but wasn't lucky enough to be the guy to purchase it lol. I also just got a decent deal on another RX 470 for $180 (Which isn't much more then I was paying for them in the spring before the price hike).

 

I also personally own cards that have been mined on 24/7 for years, and still work fine (I've even got a 6950 that was used to mine bitcoin back when you could still do that on GPU, and I still play games on it lols). I've heard of people having to replace the fans before.., but honestly, that's both cheap and easy to do. As long as it seems like the person had a decent understanding of what they were doing, I'd buy a card that was mined.., Especially if it is a good price.

 

Also, as IR said, this applies mostly to the AMD cards (290x, 470, 480, 570, 580, and even Vega) and the mid-high end Nvidia cards (1060, 1070, 1080, and 1080ti.., yes, the 1080 cards are also used for mining). Unfortunately, that doesn't leave you with a whole lot to choose from.


In Topic: FLDC

10 September 2017 - 07:31 PM

Yep, set him up with a single 1060 to see what it would do.


How does it do?

In Topic: FLDC

04 September 2017 - 07:53 PM

ooooh, I want that Asus board now lol. I can't find it for sale anywhere yet though.


In Topic: FLDC

04 September 2017 - 03:53 PM

I can't tell from that picture, do those slots have the notch cut out to fit an x16 card?

I've got a supermicro board that has a bunch of pcie slots like that, but I can't install gpus on them without risers because no notch :(

Speaking of boards with lots of slots, been tempted to grab one of these, the price seems reasonable:

https://www.neweggbu...AiABEgLSKPD_BwE

In Topic: FLDC

04 September 2017 - 03:09 PM

Its not for mining. It Octane rendering for 3D stuff. That board has 12 slots I believe.


Do you know what board it is out of curiosity?