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Discussion in 'General Computer Chat' started by jancz3rt, Mar 10, 2005.

  1. WhoX

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    Actually I was thinking more about the noise level. I've tried Intel's stock coolers before and they weren't very quiet. Maybe they've improved since I last tried one. How's the one you installed?
     
  2. spirit

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    Pretty silent but like above I've noticed the R5 is a quiet case! I slept in the same room as the PC for 12 hours with the CPU running at 100% during a Prime95 test.
     
  3. 87dtna

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    Found a nice deal on a 780 Ti so I upgraded. Added a second 120mm radiator up top for when I find a good deal on a water block for the 780 Ti.

    Also bought another 8gb kit of ram so I have 16gb now.

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  4. Jiniix

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    There was actual dust that compressed air/my mouth couldn't blow off the wings, and I didn't bother taking a rag and cleaning them.

    Why are we being mean to Calin for not having a case? :p

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  5. Darren

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    3 way Crossfire? Check.
    Large fan for 3 way Crossfire? Check
    Dinky little AMD stock heatsink and fan? Check

    Something seems a bit off here...
     
  6. ninjabubbles3

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    Im actually curious. Is that Corsair fan bolted to anything? Or just hanging there?
     
  7. Darren

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    Looks like it's just sitting there, which is probably fine.
     
  8. Jiniix

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    It was from before Bitcoins were impossible to mine with GPUs. Had the fan just lying there to provide additional cooling :)
    Tried connecting some bridges and see if it could game. Didn't work so well :)
    PS: Spent about $40 worth (estimated) of power on getting $30-40 worth of coins. Then coins rose to $300 value - and then I send them to an old wallet in a stupid hangover. BB BTC :p
     
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  9. ninjabubbles3

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    Maybe this isn;t the thread for it, but how does mining bitcoins work?
     
  10. voyagerfan99

    voyagerfan99 Master of Turning Things Off and Back On Again Staff Member

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    I remember that bitcoin mining was kinda waste of power. Is that still the case or is a regular miner again able to gain rather than to lose money?
     
  12. ninjabubbles3

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  13. Jiniix

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    With the introduction of ASICs, GPU mining died. Bitcoins are still very much a thing, but you need specialized hardware.
    My HD 6950 2GB would do about 350MHash/s, while my friends GTX 590 would do about 250MHash/s. It was very AMD optimized (OpenCL/OpenGL I don't remember :)).
    ASICs are small, low wattage, one-purpose devices that use about 5-10W and do 1GHash/s or more.
    TLDR: You synchronize your wallet with all other miners, you lend your GPU/ASIC to be used for back-end banking services for Bitcoins and you get rewarded. The more power you can supply (measured in MHash/s) the more you are rewarded. But the overall MHash (effectively PHash at this point) determines the 'difficulty', ie how much you are rewarded.
     
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  14. Geoff

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    So in short, it's great for people living at their parents home and don't have to worry about the cost of electricity to power the mining machines.

    Anyways, I built a new PC last night! I didn't have my DSLR so these are all with my phone:

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  15. salvage-this

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    Very clean Geoff!

    Why did you choose for 3x 840 RAID 0 vs M.2? Did you transfer them from your old build?
     
  16. voyagerfan99

    voyagerfan99 Master of Turning Things Off and Back On Again Staff Member

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    Beast of a machine Geoff! Should be able to handle anything you throw at it for the next few years.

    And that Noctura heatsink is massive.
     
  17. tylerjrb

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    Looks great Geoff!, love that board. The new G.Skill RAM looks pretty darn nice aswell. I had the MSI 980Ti's before I swapped them for my EVGA SC ones. They were great cards, Solid build, super quiet. Loved the backplate on them aswell!
     
  18. Geoff

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    Thanks! I had 3 of them from my old build, so I just reused them. I originally had 2 in RAID 0 and one in my MacBook Pro, but I got rid of the Mac so threw the third one in my new desktop. I was originally going to get an Intel 750 PCI-E SSD, but I figured it wasn't worth $400 over what I had.
    I can't wait to start overclocking it!
    Thanks! I love the look of the new board and RAM, goes very well with my white/red/black theme. This is the new G.Skill Ripjaw V RAM as well.
     
  19. beers

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    That mATX board in an ATX case though :p

    Looks pretty good though mang.

    Edit: I guess that case is just roomy enough to have that effect on full ATX boards :p
     
  20. Geoff

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    Yeah it's a full size ATX board, but the case makes it look tiny :p
     

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