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Bought a GTX 1080 before the price went up. Worth mining? by obviouslygwlb in EtherMining

[–]klondike_barz 1 point2 points  (0 children)

use afterburner. for a 1080, you can set +50 core, +100mem, 70% powerlimit right off the bat as a pretty good starting point, and go from there.

1080s typically overclock more than +100/+500 if kept cool, and the low powerlimit brings power consumption down by >50W

equihash is probably better for it than ethereum

Bought a GTX 1080 before the price went up. Worth mining? by obviouslygwlb in EtherMining

[–]klondike_barz 0 points1 point  (0 children)

most programs control the powerlimit/tdp of the card in %. reducing to 70-80% gives you ~90% of the hashrate but drastically reduces the temperature and fan speeds

Any way we can fix this? by OrganicVandal in vertcoin

[–]klondike_barz 0 points1 point  (0 children)

i get it too. i think its due to being a pdf (download?) link. the basic vertcoin.org domain works fine

How long do you think GPU's will be out of stock? by FifthIce in buildapc

[–]klondike_barz 0 points1 point  (0 children)

P.S. I bet that, due to your wealth, you never even considered the idea that someone might not have a separate room for their computer. And don't try to say that you're not rich; the fact that you think of everything in terms of investment makes that clear

well thats the tldr right there. youre making weird assumptions about my rental apartment because i have a 1080ti mining inside my gaming PC, and dont understand that making money off a $1000 computer part is financially logical. you dont need to be rich to see opportunity

Is cryptocurrency mining killing PC gaming? What you people think? Jayztwocents video by PillaPithri55 in buildapc

[–]klondike_barz 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If im gonna hold digital currency investments theyll be on a hardware wallet stored in a personal safe, with a distributed backup - and staying clear of options trading

it cant magically settle on a price overnight - it takes weeks or months of stability to establish a 'settled price'. Thats why i tend to convert my mined btc into fiat every so often to lock in my gains and bring money back into the fiat economy

How long do you think GPU's will be out of stock? by FifthIce in buildapc

[–]klondike_barz 1 point2 points  (0 children)

and you havent bothered to do the math before making assumptions.

an extra $85 isn't gonna help me pay the bills

yes it will - within 3-6 months (depending on your calculations) the card pays for itself. Is a free 1070 card worth it?

I also don't want to run my computer at 100% all day and night

i use afterburner and have two modes: mining (70% tdp) and gaming (95% tdp). it takes me 10 seconds to open the app and switch profiles, then click "start" in nicehashminer. my 1080ti spends 16+hrs every day mining ($5-8/day) - even now as im on reddit

my 1080ti cost $1000 and has paid for itself almost entirely since i bought it in october (to drive a 1440p/144hz monitor), still runs like new, and still makes $5+/day. if it ran 24/7 itd make about ~$250/month using ~$26/month in electricity (0.12/kwh, assuming ~170W for the gpu and ~130W for remainder of the system)

How long do you think GPU's will be out of stock? by FifthIce in buildapc

[–]klondike_barz 0 points1 point  (0 children)

why? theyve already developed mining-only GPUs (P106-100) to try and move demand away from gaming/desktop cards.

I use my 1080ti to mine when im not playing games or watching videos. During that 12-20hrs/day it has been making $5/day or better and is mostly paid for itself since i bought it in october

How long do you think GPU's will be out of stock? by FifthIce in buildapc

[–]klondike_barz 0 points1 point  (0 children)

its all just an arms race. if everyone has sticks its a level playing field. if you upgrade to guns, its a level playing field still, only difference is that not everyone can get access to a gun easily.

gpu mining is considered an accessible way to easily put consumer hardware to use so that anyone who wants to can get involved (not counting GPU shortages)

Is cryptocurrency mining killing PC gaming? What you people think? Jayztwocents video by PillaPithri55 in buildapc

[–]klondike_barz -1 points0 points  (0 children)

fully agree. I bought a 1070 in fall 2016 for gaming+mining, and then a 2nd 1070 to SLI in games and double my hashrate when mining.

based on daily btc->fiat conversion of earnings, the card has paid for itself several times over, and was replaced by a singular 1080ti for gaming (bought 4mos ago and paid off), and dedicated mining rigs to support a variety of additional 10xx and 4xx series GPUs.

building PCs is my hobby, and building mining rigs takes that a step or two further

[GPU] Zotac 1070 $579.99 by CanIChangeYourMind in bapcsalescanada

[–]klondike_barz 0 points1 point  (0 children)

a very limited number of staples have this exact card at the same price

[Question]Is this rig worth 5.500 Euro? by milan92nn in BitcoinMining

[–]klondike_barz 0 points1 point  (0 children)

your huge brick of text in the attachment says 5 graphics adapters

[Question]Is this rig worth 5.500 Euro? by milan92nn in BitcoinMining

[–]klondike_barz 0 points1 point  (0 children)

wow thats so much useless info.

its a shitty cpu, 8GB of ddr3, and 5x R9-380.

worth maybe 1500 euros

RIP Condom Shack by ilovedillpickles in toronto

[–]klondike_barz 4 points5 points  (0 children)

'Whoa... this isn't a shack. It's a store....'

Power needed for 8x 1080 ti? by ReaderRabbit- in ScryptMiningRigs

[–]klondike_barz 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You're looking at about 150-200w/card, so about 1500-1800w for the entire system.

2x1000w power supplies should be fine, and if you reduce the tdp a bit it'll give more breathing room

code of honor: don't attack neutral and small player? by Reddofuravio in Strongholdkingdoms

[–]klondike_barz 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Small players are easy targets, and not everyone gives a shit about 'honor' when playing online

Unexpected power pulled by r9 390 from the riser by Gab-0 in EtherMining

[–]klondike_barz 1 point2 points  (0 children)

thats your problem, not the cards.

the card is trying to "balance" both the GND and 12V of both power supplies, essentially overloading one to burn out the other eventually.

add in the fact that is one of the shitiest 12V transformers you could want to use for GPU mining - its probably quite inefficient compared to a real 12v server psu and may not maintain 12.0v as accurately

New mining board just came in. Colorful B250A-BTC. 8 x PCIe slots, individual power delivery slots. Definitely a unique board. by flickerdown in EtherMining

[–]klondike_barz 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If it's only 12v input, then get a server psu and breakout board ($100 should get you 1200w+ and enough pcie leads)

An easy hack for 8pin gpu cables is that you can connect a basic 6pin cable, then jumper the 7th and 8th empty pins with a thin wire (it's a sense connection, so only a fraction of an amp will ever be sent over the jumper wire).

My 95mh/s mining rig 🚀(5930k 2x980ti & 1070 reference) by Golden_Miner_Mod in vertcoin

[–]klondike_barz 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The 1st and 3rd cards are identical, 2nd card must be the 1070.

Is it 3way sli, or simply a 5slot bridge?

New mining board just came in. Colorful B250A-BTC. 8 x PCIe slots, individual power delivery slots. Definitely a unique board. by flickerdown in EtherMining

[–]klondike_barz 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Mining doesn't need much cpu/ram performance, so the j1900 processor and ddr3 sodimm make a lot of sense ($50-100 cheaper than buying a Celeron and ddr4 on a regular mobo)