Nvidia GTX 750 Ti mining - Crypto Mining Blog

If I have a gtx 750 ti and an undisclosed i5 varient, how many bitcoins can I mine in a day?

I'm thinking I might wind up with 0.0000625 or something.
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If I have a gtx 750 ti and an undisclosed i5 varient, how many bitcoins can I mine in a day? /r/Bitcoin

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Video card prices and cryptocurrency mining v.2: electric boogaloo

Six months ago, I put together a post on the impact of cryptocurrency mining on the prices of video cards. The hope was that supply would increase, demand would drop, and prices would return to normal. Unfortunately, prices are on the rise again.
I've therefore updated and rewritten the original post to reflect a situation that affects a large number of the builders on /buildapc.
So, you may have noticed a resurgence in discussion about the current hike in the price of video cards. Or you may have found the price of certain cards (especially, but not limited to, AMD's RX 570/580 and Nvidia's 1060/1070) higher than you expected.
You know, I did. What's going on?
In effect, cryptocurrency mining (the solving of complex mathematical problems that underlies the transactions for a given currency) continues to drive up demand for video cards, both new and used, as people invest in consumer hardware to get involved. Consequently, the availability of cards is low, and prices are high.
With major retailer stock running low, it's hard to get an idea of the inflation at play. As a very general idea, here's a basic rundown of mid-tier recommended retail prices compared to current reseller prices on Amazon:
Card RRP (USD) Amazon
RX 570 4GB ~$179 ~$400+
RX 580 8GB ~$229 ~$500+
GTX 1060 6GB ~$249 ~$400+
GTX 1070 8GB ~$379 ~$600+
GTX 1070 Ti 8GB ~$450 ~$750+
This again? Why now?
Cryptocurrency prices are spiralling, and people are looking to mine whatever they can. Moreover, the nature of new cryptocurrencies encourages the purchase of consumer hardware:
Bitcoin remains the largest of these currencies, but increasing concern about transaction speed and cost has recently led to a rise in alternatives. The most prominent of these is Ethereum.
Ethereum is designed to be resistant to ASICs - chips designed specifically for cryptocurrency mining - which means that potential miners must stick to consumer video cards.
What happens next?
Anyone who can confidently predict the long term fortunes of the cryptocurrency market probably isn't browsing /buildapc threads on the prices of computer hardware.
Still, eventually™ it is intended that Ethereum will switch from a proof of work (i.e. mining) to a proof of stake (based on possession of currency) system. Long story short, this will mean no more video card demand from Ethereum miners.
Unfortunately, there is no fixed date for when the switch is due to occur. Not to mention that this says nothing of other coins that users may try to mine.
What can I do in the meantime?
Further reading (updated):
PC Gamer - Hang onto your graphics cards, as cryptocurrency mining spikes GPUs prices
Tweaktown - Mid/high-end GPU prices to increase because of mining & PUBG
With this in mind, please refrain from creating new discussion threads about the effect of mining on the price of video cards, and include any specific questions as part of build help threads or in the daily simple questions post. Thanks!
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First home server; will my plan accomplish my goals?

I'm planning to build my first home server, and I'd love some feedback on my plans before I buy all the hardware. Can you folks help me with some feedback?
 
What I Want to Do with My Hardware
 
Constraints
 
Current Plan
 
Currently Planned Hardware
Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Xeon E5-2660 V2 2.2 GHz 10-Core Processor $192.97 @ PCM
CPU Intel - Xeon E5-2660 V2 2.2 GHz 10-Core Processor $192.97 @ PCM
CPU Cooler Noctua - NH-D14 SE2011 CPU Cooler $89.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Noctua - NH-D14 SE2011 CPU Cooler $89.99 @ Amazon
Thermal Compound Thermal Grizzly - Aeronaut 3.9 g Thermal Paste $11.59 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock - EP2C602-4L/D16 SSI EEB Dual-CPU LGA2011 Motherboard $481.98 @ Newegg
Memory Crucial - 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) Registered DDR3-1866 Memory $159.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital - Blue 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive $114.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Western Digital - Blue 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive $114.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Western Digital - Red Pro 8 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $140.00
Storage Western Digital - Red Pro 8 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $140.00
Storage Western Digital - Red Pro 8 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $140.00
Storage Western Digital - Red Pro 8 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $140.00
Storage Western Digital - Red Pro 8 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $140.00
Storage Western Digital - Red Pro 8 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $140.00
Video Card Asus - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6 GB Strix Video Card $359.98 @ B&H
Case Phanteks - Enthoo Pro Tempered Glass ATX Full Tower Case $122.00 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair - HX Platinum 750 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $99.99 @ Newegg
Sound Card Creative Labs - Sound Blaster Z 30SB150200000 OEM 24-bit 192 kHz Sound Card $90.77 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $3002.00
Mail-in rebates -$40.00
Total $2962.00
 
Hardware Notes
 
Budget
 
Other Notes
 
My main question is: will this hardware and software setup accomplish my goals?
My secondary question is: is any of my hardware unnecessary for my goals? are there better ways to eat this Reese's?
Thanks so much for all the help in advance, I've learned so much from this subreddit (and DataHoarding) already!
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Console gaming is hardly different from PC gaming, and much of what people say about PC gaming to put it above console gaming is often wrong.

I’m not sure about you, but for the past few years, I’ve been hearing people go on and on about PCs "superiority" to the console market. People cite various reasons why they believe gaming on a PC is “objectively” better than console gaming, often for reasons related to power, costs, ease-of-use, and freedom.
…Only problem: much of what they say is wrong.
There are many misconceptions being thrown about PC gaming vs Console gaming, that I believe need to be addressed. This isn’t about “PC gamers being wrong,” or “consoles being the best,” absolutely not. I just want to cut through some of the stuff people use to put down console gaming, and show that console gaming is incredibly similar to PC gaming. I mean, yes, this is someone who mainly games on console, but I also am getting a new PC that I will game on as well, not to mention the 30 PC games I already own and play. I’m not particularly partial to one over the other.
Now I will mainly be focusing on the PlayStation side of the consoles, because I know it best, but much of what I say will apply to Xbox as well. Just because I don’t point out many specific Xbox examples, doesn’t mean that they aren’t out there.

“PCs can use TVs and monitors.”

This one isn’t so much of a misconception as it is the implication of one, and overall just… confusing. This is in some articles and the pcmasterrace “why choose a PC” section, where they’re practically implying that consoles can’t do this. I mean, yes, as long as the ports of your PC match up with your screen(s) inputs, you could plug a PC into either… but you could do the same with a console, again, as long as the ports match up.
I’m guessing the idea here is that gaming monitors often use Displayport, as do most dedicated GPUs, and consoles are generally restricted to HDMI… But even so, monitors often have HDMI ports. In fact, PC Magazine has just released their list of the best gaming monitors of 2017, and every single one of them has an HDMI port. A PS4 can be plugged into these just as easily as a GTX 1080.
I mean, even if the monitoTV doesn’t have HDMI or AV to connect with your console, just use an adaptor. If you have a PC with ports that doesn’t match your monitoTV… use an adapter. I don’t know what the point of this argument is, but it’s made a worrying amount of times.

“On PC, you have a wide range of controller options, but on console you’re stuck with the standard controller."

Are you on PlayStation and wish you could use a specific type of controller that suits your favorite kind of gameplay? Despite what some may believe, you have just as many options as PC.
Want to play fighting games with a classic arcade-style board, featuring the buttons and joystick? Here you go!
Want to get serious about racing and get something more accurate and immersive than a controller? Got you covered.
Absolutely crazy about flying games and, like the racers, want something better than a controller? Enjoy!
Want Wii-style motion controls? Been around since the PS3. If you prefer the form factor of the Xbox One controller but you own a PS4, Hori’s got you covered. And of course, if keyboard and mouse it what keeps you on PC, there’s a PlayStation compatible solution for that. Want to use the keyboard and mouse that you already own? Where there’s a will, there’s a way.
Of course, these aren’t isolated examples, there are plenty of options for each of these kind of controllers. You don’t have to be on PC to enjoy alternate controllers.

“On PC you could use Steam Link to play anywhere in your house and share games with others.”

PS4 Remote play app on PC/Mac, PSTV, and PS Vita.
PS Family Sharing.
Using the same PSN account on multiple PS4s/Xbox Ones and PS3s/360s, or using multiple accounts on the same console.
In fact, if multiple users are on the same PS4, only one has to buy the game for both users to play it on that one PS4. On top of that, only one of them has to have PS Plus for both to play online (if the one with PS Plus registers the PS4 as their main system).
PS4 Share Play; if two people on separate PS4s want to play a game together that only one of them owns, they can join a Party and the owner of the game can have their friend play with them in the game.
Need I say more?

“Gaming is more expensive on console.”

Part one, the Software
This is one that I find… genuinely surprising. There’s been a few times I’ve mentioned that part of the reason I chose a PS4 is for budget gaming, only to told that “games are cheaper on Steam.” To be fair, there are a few games on PSN/XBL that are more expensive than they are on Steam, so I can see how someone could believe this… but apparently they forgot about disks.
Dirt Rally, a hardcore racing sim game that’s… still $60 on all 3 platforms digitally… even though its successor is out.
So does this mean you have to pay full retail for this racing experience? Nope, because disk prices.
Just Cause 3, an insane open-world experience that could essentially be summed up as “break stuff, screw physics.” And it’s a good example of where the Steam price is lower than PSN and XBL:
Not by much, but still cheaper on Steam, so cheaper on PC… Until you look at the disk prices.
See my point? Often times the game is cheaper on console because of the disk alternative that’s available for practically every console-available game. Even when the game is brand new.
Dirt 4 - Remember that Dirt Rally successor I mentioned?
Yes, you could either buy this relatively new game digitally for $60, or just pick up the disk for a discounted price. And again, this is for a game that came out 2 months ago, and even it’s predecessor’s digital cost is locked at $60. Of course, I’m not going to ignore the fact that Dirt 4 is currently (as of writing this) discounted on Steam, but on PSN it also happens to be discounted for about the same amount.
Part 2: the Subscription
Now… let’s not ignore the elephant in the room: PS Plus and Xbox Gold. Now these would be ignorable, if they weren’t required for online play (on the PlayStation side, it’s only required for PS4, but still). So yes, it’s still something that will be included in the cost of your PS4 or Xbox One/360, assuming you play online. Bummer, right?
Here’s the thing, although that’s the case, although you have to factor in this $60 cost with your console, you can make it balance out, at worst, and make it work out for you as a budget gamer, at best. As nice as it would be to not have to deal with the price if you don’t want to, it’s not like it’s a problem if you use it correctly.
Imagine going to a new restaurant. This restaurant has some meals that you can’t get anywhere else, and fair prices compared to competitors. Only problem: you have to pay a membership fee to have the sides. Now you can have the main course, sit down and enjoy your steak or pasta, but if you want to have a side to have a full meal, you have to pay an annual fee.
Sounds shitty, right? But here’s the thing: not only does this membership allow you to have sides with your meal, but it also allows you to eat two meals for free every month, and also gives you exclusive discounts for other meals, drinks, and desserts.
Let’s look at PS Plus for a minute: for $60 per year, you get:
  • 2 free PS4 games, every month
  • 2 free PS3 games, every month
  • 1 PS4/PS3 and Vita compatible game, and 1 Vita-only game, every month
  • Exclusive/Extended discounts, especially during the weekly/seasonal sales (though you don’t need PS Plus to get sales, PS Plus members get to enjoy the best sales)
  • access to online multiplayer
So yes, you’re paying extra because of that membership, but what you get with that deal pays for it and then some. In fact, let’s ignore the discounts for a minute: you get 24 free PS4 games, 24 free PS3 games, and 12 Vita only + 12 Vita compatible games, up to 72 free games every year. Even if you only one of these consoles, that’s still 24 free games a year. Sure, maybe you get games for the month that you don’t like, then just wait until next month.
In fact, let’s look at Just Cause 3 again. It was free for PS Plus members in August, which is a pretty big deal. Why is this significant? Because it’s, again, a $60 digital game. That means with this one download, you’ve balanced out your $60 annual fee. Meaning? Every free game after that is money saved, every discount after that is money saved. And this is a trend: every year, PS Plus will release a game that balances out the entire service cost, then another 23 more that will only add icing to that budget cake. Though, you could just count games as paying off PS Plus until you hit $60 in savings, but still.
All in all, PS Plus, and Xbox Gold which offers similar options, saves you money. On top of that, again, you don't need to have these to get discounts, but with these memberships, you get more discounts.
Now, I’ve seen a few Steam games go up for free for a week, but what about being free for an entire month? Not to mention that; even if you want to talk about Steam Summer Sales, what about the PSN summer sale, or again, disc sale discounts? Now a lot of research and math would be needed to see if every console gamer would save money compared to every Steam gamer for the same games, but at the very least? The costs will balance out, at worst.
Part 3, the Systems
  • Xbox and PS2: $299
  • Xbox 360 and PS3: $299 and $499, respectively
  • Xbox One and PS4: $499 and $399, respectively.
Rounded up a few dollars, that’s $1,000 - $1,300 in day-one consoles, just to keep up with the games! Crazy right? So called budget systems, such a rip-off.
Well, keep in mind that the generations here aren’t short.
The 6th generation, from the launch of the PS2 to the launch of the next generation consoles, lasted 5 years, 6 years based on the launch of the PS3 (though you could say it was 9 or 14, since the Xbox wasn’t discontinued until 2009, and the PS2 was supported all the way to 2014, a year after the PS4 was released). The 7th gen lasted 7 - 8 years, again depending on whether you count the launch of the Xbox 360 to PS3. The 8th gen so far has lasted 4 years. That’s 17 years that the console money is spread over. If you had a Netflix subscription for it’s original $8 monthly plan for that amount of time, that would be over $1,600 total.
And let’s be fair here, just like you could upgrade your PC hardware whenever you wanted, you didn’t have to get a console from launch. Let’s look at PlayStation again for example: In 2002, only two years after its release, the PS2 retail price was cut from $300 to $200. The PS3 Slim, released 3 years after the original, was $300, $100-$200 lower than the retail cost. The PS4? You could’ve either gotten the Uncharted bundle for $350, or one of the PS4 Slim bundles for $250. This all brings it down to $750 - $850, which again, is spread over a decade and a half. This isn’t even counting used consoles, sales, or the further price cuts that I didn’t mention.
Even if that still sounds like a lot of money to you, even if you’re laughing at the thought of buying new systems every several years, because your PC “is never obsolete,” tell me: how many parts have you changed out in your PC over the years? How many GPUs have you been through? CPUs? Motherboards? RAM sticks, monitors, keyboards, mice, CPU coolers, hard drives— that adds up. You don’t need to replace your entire system to spend a lot of money on hardware.
Even if you weren’t upgrading for the sake of upgrading, I’d be amazed if the hardware you’ve been pushing by gaming would last for about 1/3 of that 17 year period. Computer parts aren’t designed to last forever, and really won’t when you’re pushing them with intensive gaming for hours upon hours. Generally speaking, your components might last you 6-8 years, if you’ve got the high-end stuff. But let’s assume you bought a system 17 years ago that was a beast for it’s time, something so powerful, that even if it’s parts have degraded over time, it’s still going strong. Problem is: you will have to upgrade something eventually.
Even if you’ve managed to get this far into the gaming realm with the same 17 year old hardware, I’m betting you didn’t do it with a 17 year Operating System. How much did Windows 7 cost you? Or 8.1? Or 10? Oh, and don’t think you can skirt the cost by getting a pre-built system, the cost of Windows is embedded into the cost of the machine (why else would Microsoft allow their OS to go on so many machines).
Sure, Windows 10 was a free upgrade for a year, but that’s only half of it’s lifetime— You can’t get it for free now, and not for the past year. On top of that, the free period was an upgrade; you had to pay for 7 or 8 first anyway.
Point is, as much as one would like to say that they didn’t need to buy a new system every so often for the sake of gaming, that doesn’t mean they haven’t been paying for hardware, and even if they’ve only been PC gaming recently, you’ll be spending money on hardware soon enough.

“PC is leading the VR—“

Let me stop you right there.
If you add together the total number of Oculus Rifts and HTC Vives sold to this day, and threw in another 100,000 just for the sake of it, that number would still be under the number of PSVR headsets sold.
Why could this possibly be? Well, for a simple reason: affordability. The systems needed to run the PC headsets costs $800+, and the headsets are $500 - $600, when discounted. PSVR on the other hand costs $450 for the full bundle (headset, camera, and move controllers, with a demo disc thrown in), and can be played on either a $250 - $300 console, or a $400 console, the latter recommended. Even if you want to say that the Vive and Rift are more refined, a full PSVR set, system and all, could cost just over $100 more than a Vive headset alone.
If anything, PC isn’t leading the VR gaming market, the PS4 is. It’s the system bringing VR to the most consumers, showing them what the future of gaming could look like. Not to mention that as the PlayStation line grows more powerful (4.2 TFLOP PS4 Pro, 10 TFLOP “PS5…”), it won’t be long until the PlayStation line can use the same VR games as PC.
Either way, this shows that there is a console equivalent to the PC VR options. Sure, there are some games you'd only be able to play on PC, but there are also some games you'd only be able to play on PSVR.
…Though to be fair, if we’re talking about VR in general, these headsets don’t even hold a candle to, surprisingly, Gear VR.

“If it wasn’t for consoles holding devs back, then they would be able to make higher quality games.”

This one is based on the idea that because of how “low spec” consoles are, that when a developer has to take them in mind, then they can’t design the game to be nearly as good as it would be otherwise. I mean, have you ever seen the minimum specs for games on Steam?
GTA V
  • CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz (4 CPUs) / AMD Phenom 9850 Quad-Core Processor (4 CPUs) @ 2.5GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • GPU: NVIDIA 9800 GT 1GB / AMD HD 4870 1GB (DX 10, 10.1, 11)
Just Cause 3
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-2500k, 3.3GHz / AMD Phenom II X6 1075T 3GHz
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 (2GB) / AMD Radeon HD 7870 (2GB)
Fallout 4
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-2300 2.8 GHz/AMD Phenom II X4 945 3.0 GHz or equivalent
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • GPU: NVIDIA GTX 550 Ti 2GB/AMD Radeon HD 7870 2GB or equivalent
Overwatch
  • CPU: Intel Core i3 or AMD Phenom™ X3 8650
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • GPU: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 460, ATI Radeon™ HD 4850, or Intel® HD Graphics 4400
Witcher 3
  • Processor: Intel CPU Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz / AMD CPU Phenom II X4 940
  • Memory: 6 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GPU GeForce GTX 660 / AMD GPU Radeon HD 7870
Actually, bump up all the memory requirements to 8 GBs, and those are some decent specs, relatively speaking. And keep in mind these are the minimum specs to even open the games. It’s almost as if the devs didn’t worry about console specs when making a PC version of the game, because this version of the game isn’t on console. Or maybe even that the consoles aren’t holding the games back that much because they’re not that weak. Just a hypothesis.
But I mean, the devs are still ooobviously having to take weak consoles into mind right? They could make their games sooo much more powerful if they were PC only, right? Right?
No. Not even close.
iRacing
  • CPU: Intel Core i3, i5, i7 or better or AMD Bulldozer or better
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • GPU: NVidia GeForce 2xx series or better, 1GB+ dedicated video memory / AMD 5xxx series or better, 1GB+ dedicated video memory
Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds
  • CPU: Intel Core i3-4340 / AMD FX-6300
  • Memory: 6 GB RAM
  • GPU: nVidia GeForce GTX 660 2GB / AMD Radeon HD 7850 2GB
These are PC only games. That’s right, no consoles to hold them back, they don’t have to worry about whether an Xbox One could handle it. Yet, they don’t require anything more than the Multiplatform games.
Subnautica
  • CPU: Intel Haswell 2 cores / 4 threads @ 2.5Ghz or equivalent
  • Memory: 4GB
  • GPU: Intel HD 4600 or equivalent - This includes most GPUs scoring greater than 950pts in the 3DMark Fire Strike benchmark
Rust
  • CPU: 2 ghz
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • DirectX: Version 11 (they don’t even list a GPU)
So what’s the deal? Theoretically, if developers don’t have to worry about console specs, then why aren’t they going all-out and making games that no console could even dream of supporting?
Low-end PCs.
What, did you think people only game on Steam if they spent at least $500 on gaming hardware? Not all PC gamers have gaming-PC specs, and if devs close their games out to players who don’t have the strongest of PCs, then they’d be losing out on a pretty sizable chunk of their potential buyers.
Saying “devs having to deal with consoles is holding gaming back” is like saying “racing teams having to deal with Ford is holding GT racing back.” A: racing teams don’t have to deal with Ford if they don’t want to, which is probably why many of them don’t, and B: even though Ford doesn’t make the fastest cars overall, they still manage to make cars that are awesome on their own, they don’t even need to be compared to anything else to know that they make good cars.
I want to go back to that previous point though, developers having to deal with low-end PCs, because it’s integral to the next point:

“PCs are more powerful, gaming on PC provides a better experience.”

This one isn’t so much of a misconception as it is… misleading.
Did you know that according to the Steam Hardware & Software Survey (July 2017) , the percentage of Steam gamers who use a GPU that's less powerful than that of a PS4 Slim’s GPU is well over 50%? Things get dismal when compared to the PS4 Pro (Or Xbox One X). On top of that, the percentage of PC gamers who own a Nvidia 10 series card is about 20% (about 15% for the 1060, 1080 and 1070 owners).
Now to be fair, the large majority of gamers have CPUs with considerably high clock speeds, which is the main factor in CPU gaming performance. But, the number of Steam gamers with as much RAM or more than a PS4 or Xbox One is less than 50%, which can really bottleneck what those CPUs can handle.
These numbers are hardly better than they were in 2013, all things considered. Sure, a PS3/360 weeps in the face of even a $400 PC, but in this day in age, consoles have definitely caught up.
Sure, we could mention the fact that even 1% of Steam accounts represents over 1 million accounts, but that doesn’t really matter compared to the 10s of millions of 8th gen consoles sold; looking at it that way, sure the number of Nvidia 10 series owners is over 20 million, but that ignores the fact that there are over 5 times more 8th gen consoles sold than that.
Basically, even though PCs run on a spectrum, saying they're more powerful “on average” is actually wrong. Sure, they have the potential for being more powerful, but most of the time, people aren’t willing to pay the premium to reach those extra bits of performance.
Now why is this important? What matters are the people who spent the premium cost for premium parts, right? Because of the previous point: PCs don’t have some ubiquitous quality over the consoles, developers will always have to keep low-end PCs in mind, because not even half of all PC players can afford the good stuff, and you have to look at the top quarter of Steam players before you get to PS4-Pro-level specs. If every Steam player were to get a PS4 Pro, it would be an upgrade for over 60% of them, and 70% of them would be getting an upgrade with the Xbox One X.
Sure, you could still make the argument that when you pay more for PC parts, you get a better experience than you could with a console. We can argue all day about budget PCs, but a console can’t match up to a $1,000 PC build. It’s the same as paying more for car parts, in the end you get a better car. However, there is a certain problem with that…

“You pay a little more for a PC, you get much more quality.”

The idea here is that the more you pay for PC parts, the performance increases at a faster rate than the price does. Problem: that’s not how technology works. Paying twice as much doesn’t get you twice the quality the majority of the time.
For example, let’s look at graphics cards, specifically the GeForce 10 series cards, starting with the GTX 1050.
  • 1.8 TFLOP
  • 1.35 GHz base clock
  • 2 GB VRAM
  • $110
This is our reference, our basis of comparison. Any percentages will be based on the 1050’s specs.
Now let’s look at the GTX 1050 Ti, the 1050’s older brother.
  • 2.1 TFLOP
  • 1.29 GHz base clock
  • 4 GB VRAM
  • $140 retail
This is pretty good. You only increase the price by about 27%, and you get an 11% increase in floating point speed and a 100% increase (double) in VRAM. Sure you get a slightly lower base clock, but the rest definitely makes up for it. In fact, according to GPU boss, the Ti managed 66 fps, or a 22% increase in frame rate for Battlefield 4, and a 54% increase in mHash/second in bitcoin mining. The cost increase is worth it, for the most part.
But let’s get to the real meat of it; what happens when we double our budget? Surely we should see a massive increase performance, I bet some of you are willing to bet that twice the cost means more than twice the performance.
The closest price comparison for double the cost is the GTX 1060 (3 GB), so let’s get a look at that.
  • 3.0 TFLOP
  • 1.5 GHz base clock
  • 3 GB VRAM
  • $200 retail
Well… not substantial, I’d say. About a 50% increase in floating point speed, an 11% increase in base clock speed, and a 1GB decrease in VRAM. For [almost] doubling the price, you don’t get much.
Well surely raw specs don’t tell the full story, right? Well, let’s look at some real wold comparisons. Once again, according to GPU Boss, there’s a 138% increase in hashes/second for bitcoin mining, and at 99 fps, an 83% frame rate increase in Battlefield 4. Well, then, raw specs does not tell the whole story!
Here’s another one, the 1060’s big brother… or, well, slightly-more-developed twin.
  • 3.9 TFLOP
  • 1.5 GHz base clock
  • 6 GB VRAM
  • $250 retail
Seems reasonable, another $50 for a decent jump in power and double the memory! But, as we’ve learned, we shouldn’t look at the specs for the full story.
I did do a GPU Boss comparison, but for the BF4 frame rate, I had to look at Tom’s Hardware (sorry miners, GPU boss didn’t cover the mHash/sec spec either). What’s the verdict? Well, pretty good, I’d say. With 97 FPS, a 79% increase over the 1050— wait. 97? That seems too low… I mean, the 3GB version got 99.
Well, let’s see what Tech Power Up has to say...
94.3 fps. 74% increase. Huh.
Alright alright, maybe that was just a dud. We can gloss over that I guess. Ok, one more, but let’s go for the big fish: the GTX 1080.
  • 9.0 TFLOP
  • 1.6 GHz base clock
  • 8 GB VRAM
  • $500 retail
That jump in floating point speed definitely has to be something, and 4 times the VRAM? Sure it’s 5 times the price, but as we saw, raw power doesn’t always tell the full story. GPU Boss returns to give us the run down, how do these cards compare in the real world?
Well… a 222% (over three-fold) increase in mHash speed, and a 218% increase in FPS for Battlefield 4. That’s right, for 5 times the cost, you get 3 times the performance. Truly, the raw specs don’t tell the full story.
You increase the cost by 27%, you increase frame rate in our example game by 22%. You increase the cost by 83%, you increase the frame rate by 83%. Sounds good, but if you increase the cost by 129%, and you get a 79% (-50% cost/power increase) increase in frame rate. You increase it by 358%, and you increase the frame rate by 218% (-140% cost/power increase). That’s not paying “more for much more power,” that’s a steep drop-off after the third cheapest option.
In fact, did you know that you have to get to the 1060 (6GB) before you could compare the GTX line to a PS4 Pro? Not to mention that at $250, the price of a 1060 (6GB) you could get an entire PS4 Slim bundle, or that you have to get to the 1070 before you beat the Xbox One X.
On another note, let’s look at a PS4 Slim…
  • 1.84 TFLOP
  • 800 MHz base clock
  • 8 GB VRAM
  • $300 retail
…Versus a PS4 Pro.
  • 4.2 TFLOP
  • 911 MHz base clock
  • 8 GB VRAM
  • $400 retail
128% increase in floating point speed, 13% increase in clock speed, for a 25% difference in cost. Unfortunately there is no Battlefield 4 comparison to make, but in BF1, the frame rate is doubled (30 fps to 60) and the textures are taken to 11. For what that looks like, I’ll leave it up to this bloke. Not to even mention that you can even get the texture buffs in 4K. Just like how you get a decent increase in performance based on price for the lower-cost GPUs, the same applies here.
It’s even worse when you look at the CPU for a gaming PC. The more money you spend, again, the less of a benefit you get per dollar. Hardware Unboxed covers this in a video comparing different levels of Intel CPUs. One thing to note is that the highest i7 option (6700K) in this video was almost always within 10 FPS (though for a few games, 15 FPS) of a certain CPU in that list for just about all of the games.
…That CPU was the lowest i3 (6100) option. The lowest i3 was $117 and the highest i7 was $339, a 189% price difference for what was, on average, a 30% or less difference in frame rate. Even the lowest Pentium option (G4400, $63) was often able to keep up with the i7.
The CPU and GPU are usually the most expensive and power-consuming parts of a build, which is why I focused on them (other than the fact that they’re the two most important parts of a gaming PC, outside of RAM). With both, this “pay more to get much more performance” idea is pretty much the inverse of the truth.

“The console giants are bad for game developers, Steam doesn't treat developers as bad as Microsoft or especially Sony.”

Now one thing you might’ve heard is that the PS3 was incredibly difficult for developers to make games for, which for some, fueled the idea that console hardware is difficult too develop on compared to PC… but this ignores a very basic idea that we’ve already touched on: if the devs don’t want to make the game compatible with a system, they don’t have to. In fact, this is why Left 4 Dead and other Valve games aren’t on PS3, because they didn’t want to work with it’s hardware, calling it “too complex.” This didn’t stop the game from selling well over 10 million units worldwide. If anything, this was a problem for the PS3, not the dev team.
This also ignores that games like LittleBigPlanet, Grand Theft Auto IV, and Metal Gear Solid 4 all came out in the same year as Left 4 Dead (2008) on PS3. Apparently, plenty of other dev teams didn’t have much of a problem with the PS3’s hardware, or at the very least, they got used to it soon enough.
On top of that, when developing the 8th gen consoles, both Sony and Microsoft sought to use CPUs that were easier for developers, which included making decisions that considered apps for the consoles’ usage for more than gaming. On top of that, using their single-chip proprietary CPUs is cheaper and more energy efficient than buying pre-made CPUs and boards, which is far better of a reason for using them than some conspiracy about Sony and MS trying to make devs' lives harder.
Now, console exclusives are apparently a point of contention: it’s often said that exclusive can cause developers to go bankrupt. However, exclusivity doesn’t have to be a bad thing for the developer. For example, when Media Molecule had to pitch their game to a publisher (Sony, coincidentally), they didn’t end up being tied into something detrimental to them.
Their initial funding lasted for 6 months. From then, Sony offered additional funding, in exchange for Console Exclusivity. This may sound concerning to some, but the game ended up going on to sell almost 6 million units worldwide and launched Media Molecule into the gaming limelight. Sony later bought the development studio, but 1: this was in 2010, two years after LittleBigPlanet’s release, and 2: Media Molecule seem pretty happy about it to this day. If anything, signing up with Sony was one of the best things they could’ve done, in their opinion.
Does this sound like a company that has it out for developers? There are plenty of examples that people will use to put Valve in a good light, but even Sony is comparatively good to developers.

“There are more PC gamers.”

The total number of active PC gamers on Steam has surpassed 120 million, which is impressive, especially considering that this number is double that of 2013’s figure (65 million). But the number of monthly active users on Xbox Live and PSN? About 120 million (1, 2) total. EDIT: You could argue that this isn't an apples-to-apples comparison, sure, so if you want to, say, compare the monthly number of Steam users to console? Steam has about half of what consoles do, at 67 million.
Now, back to the 65 million total user figure for Steam, the best I could find for reference for PlayStation's number was an article giving the number of registered PSN accounts in 2013, 150 million. In a similar 4-year period (2009 - 2013), the number of registered PSN accounts didn’t double, it sextupled, or increased by 6 fold. Considering how the PS4 is already at 2/3 of the number of sales the PS3 had, even though it’s currently 3 years younger than its predecessor, I’m sure this trend is at least generally consistent.
For example, let’s look at DOOM 2016, an awesome faced-paced shooting title with graphics galore… Of course, on a single platform, it sold best on PC/Steam. 2.36 million Steam sales, 2.05 million PS4 sales, 1.01 million Xbox One sales.
But keep in mind… when you add the consoles sales together, you get over 3 million sales on the 8th gen systems. Meaning: this game was best sold on console. In fact, the Steam sales have only recently surpassed the PS4 sales. By the way VG charts only shows sales for physical copies of the games, so the number of PS4 and Xbox sales, when digital sales are included, are even higher than 3 million.
This isn’t uncommon, by the way.
Even with the games were the PC sales are higher than either of the consoles, there generally are more console sales total. But, to be fair, this isn’t anything new. The number of PC gamers hasn’t dominated the market, the percentages have always been about this much. PC can end up being the largest single platform for games, but consoles usually sell more copies total.
EDIT: There were other examples but... Reddit has a 40,000-character limit.

"Modding is only on PC."

Xbox One is already working on it, and Bethesda is helping with that.
PS4 isn't far behind either. You could argue that these are what would be the beta stages of modding, but that just means modding on consoles will only grow.

What’s the Point?

This isn’t to say that there’s anything wrong with PC gaming, and this isn’t to exalt consoles. I’m not here to be the hipster defending the little guy, nor to be the one to try to put down someone/thing out of spite. This is about showing that PCs and consoles are overall pretty similar because there isn’t much dividing them, and that there isn’t anything wrong with being a console gamer. There isn’t some chasm separating consoles and PCs, at the end of the day they’re both computers that are (generally) designed for gaming. This about unity as gamers, to try to show that there shouldn’t be a massive divide just because of the computer system you game on. I want gamers to be in an environment where specs don't separate us; whether you got a $250 PS4 Slim or just built a $2,500 gaming PC, we’re here to game and should be able to have healthy interactions regardless of your platform.
I’m well aware that this isn’t going to fix… much, but this needs to be said: there isn’t a huge divide between the PC and consoles, they’re far more similar than people think. There are upsides and downsides that one has that the other doesn’t on both sides. There’s so much more I could touch on, like how you could use SSDs or 3.5 inch hard drives with both, or that even though PC part prices go down over time, so do consoles, but I just wanted to touch on the main points people try to use to needlessly separate the two kinds of systems (looking at you PCMR) and correct them, to get the point across.
I thank anyone who takes the time to read all of this, and especially anyone who doesn’t take what I say out of context. I also want to note that, again, this isn’tanti-PC gamer.” If it were up to me, everyone would be a hybrid gamer.
Cheers.
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PC turns on, but no signal to monitor/TV

Specs
CPU: Intel - Core i7-8700K 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master - MasterLiquid ML240L RGB 66.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB
Motherboard: MSI - Z370-A PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory
Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply
Optical Drive: Asus - DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer

I have tried cleaning the RAM, have tried VGA, DVI, and HDMI ports, have tried it on two different monitors as well as a tv, checked for loose cables, replugged in the power supply, have tried starting without the graphics card, and have turned it off and turned it back on again. Nothing fixes the problem.
Everything is brand new except for the graphics card, which a friend used for about a year on a Bitcoin mining rig. The graphics card fans spin for about 10 seconds before turning off (which I hear is normal on start up).
There are LEDs on the motherboard that turn on, and the Cooler Master, including the RGB components, seem to work perfectly. The disc drive works as well.

Edit: I should note that I struggled a little with installing the CPU cooler. A small amount of thermal paste came in contact with the motherboard next to the CPU. Could this be the problem?

Edit 2: Cleaned up the thermal paste: https://imgur.com/a/MpRqxOv

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[USA-VA] [H] Full PC Build (6600k, GTX 1060 6GB), GTX 1070 FTW. Masterkeys Lite Combo, EVGA 2 Slot SLI Bridge [W] Local Cash, Venmo, Google Wallet, BTC, Trades.

Hey everyone, to begin I have a full PC Build. + Other Parts below.. Your going to hate me but this is the fucking truth I swear. I basically do not need a gaming PC at the moment. And my will to game has faded...but my will for gainz is growing. I have recently found the sub /wallstreetbets and I'm selling all my shit and YOLOing the fuck out.
Now now now.. don't hate me just yet. I've been working my ass off and investing my whole life in different shit. My most successful venture thus far has been bitcoin. I'm no god damn bitcoinillionaire but I've been turning it over and helping pay for shit for years.
Long story short, then I started saving all my freedom dollars into bitcoin, then I started mining and small term investing. And now I am in it balls deep. My reasoning behind all this is simply, I don't need all this shit if I'm not going to use it right now. And if I don't go broke and do well over time I can buy it all back better next year. Annnnnd if I go nolo broke, well I made a slightly costly bad life decision at 25 and learned some really god damn good life lessons (at least one would hope).
So I'm selling all my needless possessions (Except my PS4), lowering my bills and overall cost of living and investing it all...in AMD. (Not all I diversify. but 100% of this PC would go towards it.) My ultimate goal being to invest 1/4 of my income by the end of this year. So without further blabbering...
1. Full PC Build AT THIS TIME I DO NOT WANT TO PART OUT. I Also would prefer not to ship. I also would prefer this to stay local. With that being said, If the before two become unsuccessful I do still have the original boxes for most items and could part it out.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $234.53 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Deepcool CAPTAIN 240 EX 153.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $86.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Ultra Gaming ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $155.98 @ Directron
Memory Avexir Core Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $102.99 @ Newegg
Storage PNY CS1311 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $49.99 @ Best Buy
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $48.88 @ OutletPC
Video Card PNY GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB XLR8 Gaming OC Video Card $252.99 @ Jet
Power Supply Corsair CSM 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $79.99 @ Amazon
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $17.88 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Pro OEM 64-bit $138.31 @ OutletPC
Wireless Network Adapter TP-Link TL-WDN4800 PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi Adapter $35.49 @ OutletPC
Other Keyboard Masterkeys Lite L Combo RGB Keyboard Mouse Combo $59.99
Other Case Rajintek Nestor $64.99
Other RGB 350 Remote Controlled lighting kit $16.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1345.89
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-02-23 22:37 EST-0500
All parts are less than 2 months old with very light use. Asus CD Drive not installed, just didn't do it. I can provide it or sell it w/o. Looking for $980 Local Cash 24018 FOR P/U Also I have 2x AOC 22in 60hz IPS 1080p Slim Bezel 5ms w/ Dual vesa mount for sale for $200 local not pictured here
2. GTX 1070 FTW or GTX 1060 6GB
One of these cards I will ship separate from the build. The other I will leave in the PC above to attempt to sell it as a whole. I might also sell these two and sell the PC - GPU.
GTX 1070 FTW - $345 Shipped (Bios Update + Thermal Pads)
PNY GTX 1060 6GB XLR8 - $210 Shipped
3. 3 Items I will sell separate from the PC
Masterkeys Lite RGB Keyboard/Mouse Combo - $45 Shipped
Asus CD/DVD RW Drive, Never Used Brand New - $15 Shipped
Antminer USB Stick - Not even sure if it works, bought it off someone here for a test and never used - $10 Shipped
4. EVGA 2 Slot SLI Bridge - $20 Shipped (Sold to silvercard1)
TRADES or I will buy
  1. Cheap Laptop/Chromebook
  2. Antminer S7 w/ 1400w or 800w x2 PSUs
  3. Razr Blackwidow Chroma Clicky
  4. Lisa Su
Ironically enough I'm keeping my Razr Mouse and Mousepad (bought off here) to even use with a cheap laptop, I just like them that much.
I have Confirmed trades on here of $750, $610, $345 & others using alt payment methods & trades. Also a 4 year old acct & creator of /askcarsales and mod of my local reddit /roanoke.
I will be accepting paypal soon, I have a feeling I'll need to repost some items. I'm the the middle of confirming my bank acct now.
TIMESTAMPS
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[Discussion] My own personal guide to used hardware alternatives.

Hi there. My name is Jeff. I've been building systems for the better part of 15 years and try my best to contribute here actively. After being involved in this little community for a few years now, I'm noticing a serious lack of discussion about buying used components, and I feel like it's time to shed a little light on the subject for those looking to build on a (seriously) tight budget.
As Linus said in his scrapyard wars video, buying new on $300 isn't practical, and if you posed the challenge to him on a random day, buying used is almost certainly the path he'd choose. As someone who's been "scrapyarding" as a hobby for the better part of 10 years, I figured I'd take some time to share some of what I've learned for the modern audience.
Let's begin with a simple rundown of modern "budget" choices, and I'll tell you what I'd do instead.
CPU
The G3258 and Athlon 860k are the sub-$100 CPUs of choice, and both work just fine. I have built with both in the past, and each carries their own set of advantages.
Used Alternatives: You can go in a couple of directions here; if you happen to have an LGA 1366 motherboard lying around, you can get an i7 920 or better for under $50, and they still hold up reasonably well. Being that LGA 1366 boards are not typically cheap when purchased used, my favourite option is the Phenom II x4 Black Edition series, each of which compare favourably to modern budget options, and will even overclock on some incredibly dated, dirt cheap AM2+ boards. In my experience, eBay prices on these get a little too high for my taste, but I've been able to nab several on Kijiji locally in Toronto for under $50 as well.
GPU
The R7 260x and GTX 750 ti are often cited as budget options for most builders, with the latter serving a very specific role in systems where power draw might be a concern. While there exists no option that can complete with the low consumption of the 750 ti (or even the single 6-pin connector goodness of the 260x), its performance can easily be matched (and exceeded) for less money.
Used Alternatives: The bitcoin mining craze from a few years back led to the Radeon 7950 and 7970 being blacklisted on the used market, and I think the fears about burned-out cards are a little overblown. Here in Toronto, you can easily grab a 7950 for the price of a 260x, but I don't pay anywhere near that for my builds. At most, a Windforce will cost me $125, as where I recently picked up some non-boost edition PowerColor versions for a mere $83 each (bought 3 for $250).
EDIT: Forgot to mention something important - avoid the reference 7950 and 7970. They were employed to a far greater degree in mining rigs because of their rear-only exhaust, and if you see a bunch of them from the same seller listed at once, they're likely old mining cards. Only pick them up if they're incredibly cheap.
Want to go even cheaper? The Radeon 6950 (with the shader unlock, preferably) or even the 6970 will rival the performance of the 260x, and shouldn't cost Canadians more than $50-$60. I personally have 2 in my possession right now, and have gone through at least a dozen in the last 6 months.
In general, one should always avoid Nvidia when buying used, because they are far too popular and overvalued for their performance as they age. I still see GTX 660s selling for $150, which is absolutely absurd.
Motherboards
Motherboards on the used market are weird, and this can largely be attributed to the fact that they're hard to transport and don't handle well over time. As such, people don't really sell boards on their own that often, and you'll likely have more luck finding a combo of some kind (or even a ready-to-go tin-can with no graphics card) for less per part than you will finding a given board on its own.
Used Alternatives: The boards I'd recommend depend entirely on the CPU you've chosen. Being that I'm a fan of the Phenom II x4 series, AM2+ boards are going to be dirt cheap, but DDR2 RAM is actually fucking expensive, so you'd likely be better off going with AM3. I've even seen some used AM3+ boards (The 970 ASRock Extreme3, in particular) for as low as $40, so it wouldn't hurt to look.
On the Intel side, you're actually at a significant disadvantage. Much like Nvidia cards, Intel boards (and CPUs) actually retain their value and don't often come cheap. For me, LGA 1156 is the price/performance sweet spot, granted I can find an i7 8XX to go with it. Even still, they're going to run you a fair bit more than an AMD board, and likely aren't worth it by comparison.
RAM
Ram is ram. DDR2 is pricy as fuck due to an obvious market shortage of the stuff, so the AM2+ board option might not be best by comparison. DDR3 ram, however, is ubiquitous, and I always die a little inside when people building on a "budget" choose to buy new at all. If I'm being honest, I can get DDR3 ram from e-waste recycling companies for as low as $10 per 4GB stick, at 1333MHz, and not once have I ever had a bad stick of the stuff. Even for people going the route of the G3258 (which only supports 1333MHz), this is the clear winner.
Is value RAM ugly as sin? Sure it is. It is just as good as that fancy Ripjaws shit you've got in your current build? You betcha.
Storage
Hard Drives are actually a tricky game, as they are the single most volatile component in any budget build, easily succumbing to wear and tear from age and daily use. As such (and some might find this hard to believe) I actively avoid HDDs when building value systems for people and opt for cheap SSDs instead. As always, check the date on a drive if you're really insistent on buying one, and considering how cheap a WD blue is new, don't pull the trigger on one unless it's for less than $30/TB.
SSDs are obviously (akin to RAM) highly resilient and are nearly guaranteed to work when purchased used. The average SSD pulled from an old laptop or an office off-lease desktop, will have no more than 100GB of writes on it, which leaves 99% of its life for you to exploit. While there exists no specific recommendation for which brand to buy, just be sure you're getting a relatively good drive with SATA III capability. 120/128GB variants of these sorts should cost you no more than $50 in my native Canada, and I've even gotten lucky on some larger sizes too. Recently I picked up 4 256GB Samsung 840 Pros for $75 each (I came), just days after I bought a Crucial MX100 of the same size for $85.
Monitors
Monitors are fun to buy, because the recent shifts in display technology have rendered a lot of recent-but-obsolete models nearly valueless. For example, remember when 16:10 was a thing? I actually still like 1680x1050 monitors, but the rest of the world seems to disagree, so I've been able to pick up 23" variants for as little as $40. Being that the slightly lower resolution actually eases the strain on your VRAM a bit, it's a nice fit for a lot of budget cards that might not have a full 2GB available, like some variants of the 6950. 1600x900 monitors are often just as cheap and come with the same inherent benefit of being obsolete despite being almost as good as its bigger 1080p cousin.
Keyboards and Mice
If you're on a budget, we can't even have this discussion. As much as I like mechanical keyboards and high-precision gaming mice, people building used $300 systems aren't going to allot any of their budget buying them. That said, wired USB keyboards and mice are virtually free (search your local goodwill or value village for some), and if you have to pay money, buy a wireless combo for $20 new from some little shit store in a suburb somewhere.
Cases
Cases on their own sell for about half of their original retail price, give or take based on the condition. I normally just get them as a part of a tin-can bundle and make use of them if they aren't too dirty, but when building for someone else, I'd often just prefer to buy a new budget case in the $40 range.
PSUs
I saved this topic for last, because it's by far the most difficult category to master. First off, you really need to do your research and understand how PSUs work before delving into these guys, as the cost associated is almost entirely dependent on how resilient the underlying platform has been proven to be. Generally speaking, reading reviews on JonnyGuru and HardOCP is a great start, but none of them account for units that are several years old.
As a general rule of thumb, I use the EVGA 500W W1 as a reference point, and build my value tree around that. In other words, if a new EVGA 500W (a passable, proven budget unit) is cheaper than a used 500W variant of a better brand, why would I bother buying used? Sure, that 520W Seasonic S12II puts the EVGA to shame in terms of voltage regulation and ripple suppression, but can I really make the same claims of a unit that's 5 years into its life? Wouldn't I just be safer buying new? These are all factors you have to consider.
For me, the threshold lies around 50% in terms of cost savings vs. risk. In other words, if you can find a used quality unit for less than half the price of the cheapest quality unit available at a given time, buy it.
Anyhow I think that covers everything. And as a closing note, remember to be safe. Meet potential sellers (and buyers) in public, well-lit places, and try your best to avoid entering someone's home without some protections in place. Also, the more info you get about the person (address, phone number, etc) the less likely it is that a person will be trying to scam you. People who purposely conceal their identity do so for a reason.
Also, feel free to ask me anything about my own experiences buying and selling used. I've been doing it as a hobby for a long, long time and have sold many value builds to people who can't otherwise afford PCs. I'm happy to impart any wisdom I might've gained over the years.
Edit: CPU Coolers! Forgot those. Air coolers are a safe bet. They're slabs of copper and aluminum with fans strapped to them. Buy with confidence, and seek one out for $10-$15 if you plan to overclock. AIO water cooling is not so safe. Those things are typically only good for 2-3 years, and you have no idea how much longer a pump has before it gives. Budget builders likely aren't water-cooling anyhow, right?
Edit 2: Just to be clear, when I said I'd been doing this for a long time, I should clarify that a) I once owned a game store and sold systems out of there and b) I currently resell systems out of my house to raise money for charity builds. I really don't want people to get the impression I'm trying to sell anything.
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Crypto Gui Miner - official thread and support

This is the official thread for support and development of CryptoGuiMiner! Please any suggest, criticize and praise.
I see that there are a lot of questions and different answers on forums on the subject of mining cryptocurrencies. So now… which cryptocurrency should you be mining and how? For beginners and people with no knowledge of cryptocurrencies, the biggest issue are the very basics like adjusting the settings which can be complicated and hard to figure out. If you want to start mining, it must be way more complicated than just a few clicks! Or is it? So you don’t have to bother, lose time or God forbid adjust something wrongly, there is an interesting piece of software that helps you and does everything automatically for you. I’m writing this because I myself am using this software and can confirm that it is definitely the best solution for everyone who is new in the world of cryptocurrency mining.
The program is called Crypto Gui Miner and it you can download it from https://cryptoguiminer.com/ (Crypto Gui Miner | Free Easy GPU Mining Software Application)
The main thing which makes this program so special and what sets it apart from the others is the simplicity and automatic set-up function. There is even a calculator on their website that will calculate which cryptocurrency is the most profitable to mine, depending on the graphics cards that you use.
When you run the program, it will automatically recognize the graphics cards that you are using and adjust the settings so that it mines the cryptocurrency that is the most profitable. You also have a nice and clear display of temperature and other useful data such as hashrates, estimated monthly earnings in US dollars or Bitcoin, monitoring for tracking results via mobile phone, etc. All you have to do is insert your wallet address so you can dafely save the currency you are mining directly into your wallet (and it is saved automatically). The best place for creating your wallet is the official website of the cryptocurrency that you wish to start mining. Of course, you always have control over what and when you will be mining.
You can also enter more than one wallet into the program, so the program will mine the currency that is the most profitable at that time. However, if you only wish to mine one cryptocurrency, then just click on the button “Force” and the chosen cryptocurrency will be mined regardless of the others.
In short, don’t focus on mining Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum or other currencies that are difficult to mine and you need hardware of 100+ thousands of EUR. Focus on currencies that can quickly be mined and monetized, converted into cash or for buying other cryptocurrrencies or if you plan to invest them in the long run. Just download the program, choose one or more currencies for mining, insert your wallet and that is it. No complicated settings, losing time, uncertainties etc.
Currently availible GPU (version v1.4 ):
GTX 1080 TI GTX 1080 GTX 1070 TI GTX 1070 GTX 1060 GTX 1050 TI TITAN X GTX 980 TI GTX 980 GTX 970 GTX 960 GTX 780 GTX 750 TI Vega 64 Vega 56 RX 580 RX 570 RX 480 RX 470 R9 390 R9 380 R9 280X R9 200
Currently availible Coin/Algo ( version v1.4 ):
Ferrum Coin (skein) Ravencoin (x16r) Virtus (tribus) MkT Coin (x17) Argo (skein) Curve Coin (skein) Luxcoin (phi) Verge (x17) Desire (neoscrypt) Garlicoin (allium) BitcoinZ (equihash) Infinex (lyra2z) Taler (lyra2z) Absolute Coin (lyra2rev2) Orbitcoin (neoscrypt) Solaris (xevan) Bulwark (nist5) Verge (lyra2rev2) Mona Coin (lyra2rev2) Zencash (equihash) DigiByte (skein) Nihilo Coin (neoscrypt) GoByte (neoscrypt) Bitcore (timetravel10) TrezarCoin (neoscrypt) Ethereum Future (nist5) Stipend (c11) Bitcoin Gold (equihash) Zcash (equihash) Innova (neoscrypt) CrowdCoin (neoscrypt) Coin2Fly (neoscrypt) Zclassic (equihash) Phoenixcoin (neoscrypt) Ethereum (ethash) Halcyon (neoscrypt) Vivo (neoscrypt) Denarius (tribus) Elephant Coin (xevan) Feathercoin (neoscrypt) Tune Coin (neoscrypt) Electroneum (crypto-night) Graft (crypto-night) Verge (blake-2s) Lizus (skein) Monero (crypto-night) DinastyCoin (crypto-night) Bash Coin (skein) XHimera (xevan) Lbry (lbry) CropCoin (neoscrypt) Bithold (c11) Folm (phi) Jolt Gas (c11)
Changelog
v 1.0 - initial version
v 1.1 - new feature: email notification when changing minign coin - improved hashrate for some algorithms - improved stability
v 1.2 - added custom mining profile for advanced users, select miner and enter cmd in format -o stratum+tcp://POOL:PORT -u YOUR_WALLET -p x - improved stability
v 1.3 - added support for x16r algo
v 1.4 - notification for pool which don't support profit check api - improved stability
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Crypto Mining with Crypto GUI Miner app

This is the official thread for support and development of CryptoGuiMiner! Please any suggest, criticize and praise.
I see that there are a lot of questions and different answers on forums on the subject of mining cryptocurrencies. So now… which cryptocurrency should you be mining and how? For beginners and people with no knowledge of cryptocurrencies, the biggest issue are the very basics like adjusting the settings which can be complicated and hard to figure out. If you want to start mining, it must be way more complicated than just a few clicks! Or is it? So you don’t have to bother, lose time or God forbid adjust something wrongly, there is an interesting piece of software that helps you and does everything automatically for you. I’m writing this because I myself am using this software and can confirm that it is definitely the best solution for everyone who is new in the world of cryptocurrency mining.
The program is called Crypto Gui Miner and it you can download it from https://cryptoguiminer.com/
The main thing which makes this program so special and what sets it apart from the others is the simplicity and automatic set-up function. There is even a calculator on their website that will calculate which cryptocurrency is the most profitable to mine, depending on the graphics cards that you use.
When you run the program, it will automatically recognize the graphics cards that you are using and adjust the settings so that it mines the cryptocurrency that is the most profitable. You also have a nice and clear display of temperature and other useful data such as hashrates, estimated monthly earnings in US dollars or Bitcoin, monitoring for tracking results via mobile phone, etc. All you have to do is insert your wallet address so you can dafely save the currency you are mining directly into your wallet (and it is saved automatically). The best place for creating your wallet is the official website of the cryptocurrency that you wish to start mining. Of course, you always have control over what and when you will be mining.
You can also enter more than one wallet into the program, so the program will mine the currency that is the most profitable at that time. However, if you only wish to mine one cryptocurrency, then just click on the button “Force” and the chosen cryptocurrency will be mined regardless of the others.
In short, don’t focus on mining Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum or other currencies that are difficult to mine and you need hardware of 100+ thousands of EUR. Focus on currencies that can quickly be mined and monetized, converted into cash or for buying other cryptocurrrencies or if you plan to invest them in the long run. Just download the program, choose one or more currencies for mining, insert your wallet and that is it. No complicated settings, losing time, uncertainties etc.
Currently availible GPU (version v1.4 ):
GTX 1080 TI GTX 1080 GTX 1070 TI GTX 1070 GTX 1060 GTX 1050 TI TITAN X GTX 980 TI GTX 980 GTX 970 GTX 960 GTX 780 GTX 750 TI Vega 64 Vega 56 RX 580 RX 570 RX 480 RX 470 R9 390 R9 380 R9 280X R9 200
Currently availible Coin/Algo ( version v1.4 ):
Ferrum Coin (skein) Ravencoin (x16r) Virtus (tribus) MkT Coin (x17) Argo (skein) Curve Coin (skein) Luxcoin (phi) Verge (x17) Desire (neoscrypt) Garlicoin (allium) BitcoinZ (equihash) Infinex (lyra2z) Taler (lyra2z) Absolute Coin (lyra2rev2) Orbitcoin (neoscrypt) Solaris (xevan) Bulwark (nist5) Verge (lyra2rev2) Mona Coin (lyra2rev2) Zencash (equihash) DigiByte (skein) Nihilo Coin (neoscrypt) GoByte (neoscrypt) Bitcore (timetravel10) TrezarCoin (neoscrypt) Ethereum Future (nist5) Stipend (c11) Bitcoin Gold (equihash) Zcash (equihash) Innova (neoscrypt) CrowdCoin (neoscrypt) Coin2Fly (neoscrypt) Zclassic (equihash) Phoenixcoin (neoscrypt) Ethereum (ethash) Halcyon (neoscrypt) Vivo (neoscrypt) Denarius (tribus) Elephant Coin (xevan) Feathercoin (neoscrypt) Tune Coin (neoscrypt) Electroneum (crypto-night) Graft (crypto-night) Verge (blake-2s) Lizus (skein) Monero (crypto-night) DinastyCoin (crypto-night) Bash Coin (skein) XHimera (xevan) Lbry (lbry) CropCoin (neoscrypt) Bithold (c11) Folm (phi) Jolt Gas (c11)
Changelog
v 1.0 - initial version
v 1.1 - new feature: email notification when changing minign coin - improved hashrate for some algorithms - improved stability
v 1.2 - added custom mining profile for advanced users, select miner and enter cmd in format -o stratum+tcp://POOL:PORT -u YOUR_WALLET -p x - improved stability
v 1.3 - added support for x16r algo
v 1.4 - notification for pool which don't support profit check api - improved stability
submitted by cryptoguiminer to cryptomining [link] [comments]

is a GTX 1060 and 750ti profitable?

Hi! I have heard of bitcoin and mining for a while, but never got in to it. But I decided to give it a try.
I have a GTX 1060 which I use for gaming, and found my old GTX 750 ti. Is it profitable to use nicehash to mine with my pc specs?
submitted by johs854 to NiceHash [link] [comments]

EtherMining with CryptoGUIMiner

This is the official thread for support and development of CryptoGuiMiner! Please any suggest, criticize and praise.
I see that there are a lot of questions and different answers on forums on the subject of mining cryptocurrencies. So now… which cryptocurrency should you be mining and how? For beginners and people with no knowledge of cryptocurrencies, the biggest issue are the very basics like adjusting the settings which can be complicated and hard to figure out. If you want to start mining, it must be way more complicated than just a few clicks! Or is it? So you don’t have to bother, lose time or God forbid adjust something wrongly, there is an interesting piece of software that helps you and does everything automatically for you. I’m writing this because I myself am using this software and can confirm that it is definitely the best solution for everyone who is new in the world of cryptocurrency mining.
The program is called Crypto Gui Miner and it you can download it from https://cryptoguiminer.com/
The main thing which makes this program so special and what sets it apart from the others is the simplicity and automatic set-up function. There is even a calculator on their website that will calculate which cryptocurrency is the most profitable to mine, depending on the graphics cards that you use.
When you run the program, it will automatically recognize the graphics cards that you are using and adjust the settings so that it mines the cryptocurrency that is the most profitable. You also have a nice and clear display of temperature and other useful data such as hashrates, estimated monthly earnings in US dollars or Bitcoin, monitoring for tracking results via mobile phone, etc. All you have to do is insert your wallet address so you can dafely save the currency you are mining directly into your wallet (and it is saved automatically). The best place for creating your wallet is the official website of the cryptocurrency that you wish to start mining. Of course, you always have control over what and when you will be mining.
You can also enter more than one wallet into the program, so the program will mine the currency that is the most profitable at that time. However, if you only wish to mine one cryptocurrency, then just click on the button “Force” and the chosen cryptocurrency will be mined regardless of the others.
In short, don’t focus on mining Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum or other currencies that are difficult to mine and you need hardware of 100+ thousands of EUR. Focus on currencies that can quickly be mined and monetized, converted into cash or for buying other cryptocurrrencies or if you plan to invest them in the long run. Just download the program, choose one or more currencies for mining, insert your wallet and that is it. No complicated settings, losing time, uncertainties etc.
Currently availible GPU (version v1.4 ):
GTX 1080 TI GTX 1080 GTX 1070 TI GTX 1070 GTX 1060 GTX 1050 TI TITAN X GTX 980 TI GTX 980 GTX 970 GTX 960 GTX 780 GTX 750 TI Vega 64 Vega 56 RX 580 RX 570 RX 480 RX 470 R9 390 R9 380 R9 280X R9 200
Currently availible Coin/Algo ( version v1.4 ):
Ferrum Coin (skein) Ravencoin (x16r) Virtus (tribus) MkT Coin (x17) Argo (skein) Curve Coin (skein) Luxcoin (phi) Verge (x17) Desire (neoscrypt) Garlicoin (allium) BitcoinZ (equihash) Infinex (lyra2z) Taler (lyra2z) Absolute Coin (lyra2rev2) Orbitcoin (neoscrypt) Solaris (xevan) Bulwark (nist5) Verge (lyra2rev2) Mona Coin (lyra2rev2) Zencash (equihash) DigiByte (skein) Nihilo Coin (neoscrypt) GoByte (neoscrypt) Bitcore (timetravel10) TrezarCoin (neoscrypt) Ethereum Future (nist5) Stipend (c11) Bitcoin Gold (equihash) Zcash (equihash) Innova (neoscrypt) CrowdCoin (neoscrypt) Coin2Fly (neoscrypt) Zclassic (equihash) Phoenixcoin (neoscrypt) Ethereum (ethash) Halcyon (neoscrypt) Vivo (neoscrypt) Denarius (tribus) Elephant Coin (xevan) Feathercoin (neoscrypt) Tune Coin (neoscrypt) Electroneum (crypto-night) Graft (crypto-night) Verge (blake-2s) Lizus (skein) Monero (crypto-night) DinastyCoin (crypto-night) Bash Coin (skein) XHimera (xevan) Lbry (lbry) CropCoin (neoscrypt) Bithold (c11) Folm (phi) Jolt Gas (c11)
Changelog
v 1.0 - initial version
v 1.1 - new feature: email notification when changing minign coin - improved hashrate for some algorithms - improved stability
v 1.2 - added custom mining profile for advanced users, select miner and enter cmd in format -o stratum+tcp://POOL:PORT -u YOUR_WALLET -p x - improved stability
v 1.3 - added support for x16r algo
v 1.4 - notification for pool which don't support profit check api - improved stability
submitted by cryptoguiminer to EtherMining [link] [comments]

[USA-CO][H]GPU's, Monitors, servers, 1366 mobo, 64bit phone case [W]amd cards, BTC, paypal

well I got some stuff to sell, shipping included unless local only (80023 broomfield co), prices obo but I may not budge much depending on the item.
-----wanted-----
paypal
local cash
bitcoin, ether, zcash

-----will only consider if it is a trade or amazing deal as my budget is short till i sell more-----

RX 480
RX 470
r9 290(x)
r9 390(x)
fury(x)
295 x2
pro duo
other computer related stuff.

-----items-----

2x evga gtx 980ti- $325 or $600 for both + hbw sli bridge (both acx 2.0+ one sc+)(would entertain trades for nice amd cards+cash)(would love to trade for highend amd card +cash or multiple cards)

ASUS HD 7850- $65 (never oc'ed light mining)(have a second one that has no display and a slight fan rattle that works for crossfire or mining -$45)

R9 270x- $75 replaced fan with 80mm delta. stays extremely cool and isn't overwhelmingly load (small OC, mined on)

Amd Firepro S7000 -AS IS- $80 beast of a workstation card and fairly rare it overclocked higher then any comparable chip I own. I believe I have pinpointed the issue (check pics) but I dont have the time or supplies to fix it once again sold as-is no returns I can go more in depth on request.

MSI Eclipse Plus X58 LGA 1366 motherboard- $120 (not much to say grab a nice cpu and oc it :D )

now for the 64bit phone case+a phone the case has a Jetway PICO NP93-2930 computer with a intel N2930 quad core 1.83 ghz cpu. it also has 2 gigs ddr3 ram and a 128 gig msata ssd. Additionally, it has a voltage converter and a lipoly low voltage cut-off with cuttof it opperates from 12.5v ish to 11v will include 1000 mah 3 cell lipo. the phone is a Chinese generic android. Im only selling this because I switched to a 64 bit zenfone 2 for the sake of portability but honestly this ran windows WAY better then the zenfone does. has 2012 server on it atm. feel free to ask away. -$200

-----local only-----

vizio m321i a2 monitosmart tv- $150 (1080p 120hz 32 inch this is the second one I have I currently use and enjoy the one on my main rig but I dont need 2 32 inch screens)

lg 920p monitor-$40 (details on request)

dell r900 server-$140 (4p 2.8ghz? 64 gigs ram additional details on request)( i also have another one missing cpu's raid controller a few fans and one of the two psu with only 48 gigs of ram i will let go for $80)

2x Cisco Pwr-rps2300 Redundant Power system-$40 each $60 for two (each includes 2 1150 watt power supplys)

?dell 2850?-$30 (sitting along time failed raid sold as is because of that)

corsair cx 550m-$40

corsair ax 750-$60

some pics-http://imgur.com/a/uRQ8Z

---sold---
NIB Intel 5820k-sold
gigabyte gtx 960-sold
EVGA gtx 750 ti-sold
asus gtx 770-sold
r9 280x-sold
r9 280-sold
hd 7970-sold
hd 7950-sold
zotac gtx 980ti-sold
1 vizio m321i a2 monitor-sold
Some BTC-sold
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[USA-CO][H] EVGA SR-X mobo, GPU's, servers, ram, ssd's, psu's, monitors, cpu's, 64bit phone case/mini computer [W]Paypal, Bitcoin, Cash, Amd gpu's

well I got some stuff to sell, shipping included unless local only (80023 broomfield co), prices obo but I may not budge much depending on the item. Bitcoin preferred. Minimum order $40.
-----wanted-----
paypal
local cash
bitcoin, ether, zcash

-----will only consider if it is a trade or grate deal as my budget is short till I sell more-----

RX 480
RX 470
r9 290(x)
r9 390(x)
fury(x)
295 x2
pro duo
other computer related stuff.

-----items-----

no post craping on this item unless you can find a cheaper one online

Pricing this one is abit on the difficult side but i figured i would start here and go from their.
This is a BEAST of a motherboard supports dual socket 2011 cpus and is the only mobo for this socket that will let you overclock them (bclk oc) I currently run dual e5-2670's on it and it handles every task i throw at it with flying colors. I have tested it with MANY operating systems including, 2008, 2008 R2, 2012 R2, win 10, ESXI 6.0 (majority of time), and Proxmox (basic testing) all of which it was COMPLETELY stable. However, this motherboard does have some damage in both of the sockets. socket 0 is missing 3 pins all of witch are redundant I believe they are all grounding pins. socket 1 is missing about 5 and some of those are redundent but some of them are related to dimm 4. dimm 4 of socket one does not work leaving you with only 11 out of the 12 dimms. This is the only damage that effects the functionality of the mobo the only other "damage" is VERY small and in no way effects the preformance or look of the mobo. Currently this is the only on I could find for sale anywhere and figured i would put it on the market in case anyone was interested. This is used in my daily rig and i use it for everything from virtualization to CAD and gaming with zero issues.

would like to keep until i sell the sr-x as its a important part of my main rig.

-----local only-----

some pics-http://imgur.com/a/Cuwda

---sold---
2x evga gtx 980ti-sold
NIB Intel 5820k-sold
gigabyte gtx 960-sold
EVGA gtx 750 ti-sold
asus gtx 770-sold
r9 280x-sold
r9 280-sold
hd 7970-sold
hd 7950-sold
zotac gtx 980ti-sold
1 vizio m321i a2 monitor-sold
Some BTC-sold
submitted by cdabc123 to hardwareswap [link] [comments]

[USA-CO][H] Xeon powered lapptop, Pico itx computer, DDR3 ECC ram, I7 960 [W]GPU's, Paypal, Crypto, Trades

__
"well I got some stuff to sell, shipping included unless local only (80023 broomfield co), prices obo but I may not budge much depending on the item. Bitcoin preferred. Minimum order $40.
_
if your looking for something feel free to check my other postings or shoot me a pm I have alot that isnt listed and get alot week by week.
_
-----wanted-----
paypal
local cash
bitcoin, ether, zcash
RX 480, 580, 470, 570,
r9 290(x), 390(x)
gtx 980ti, 1070
hp dl580 g7, hp ml/dl 370 g6, or anything that has 7+ pcie lanes and isnt dell :) _
Timestamps/Pics-http://imgur.com/a/3fMvL
_
Items Description Price
samsung mz-mp256d 256 gb msata $65
8GB sticks 1333 MHz HMT31GR7BFR4C-H9, 1333mhz, DDR3, ECC REG $22 a stick I have 1 available
8GB sticks 1600mhz HMT31GR7CFR4C-PB, 1600mhz, DDR3, ECC REG $22 a stick I have 2 available
Emu 1212M PCI 24-Bit/192kHz Balanced Interface Mastering-grade 24-bit, 192kHz converters.Multi-effects Processor. $40+shipping
EMC 200GB ENTERPRISE 2.5"" SSD HUSSL4020ASS600 Decent enterprise ssd's $150
I7 960 Socket 1366 $50
Jetway PICO NP93-2930r pico itx pc http://www.jetwaycomputer.com/NP93.html $150
Clevo P750ZM Xeon E3-1220 (desktop cpu :P), 16 gigs ram, 240gb ssd, 970m (6GB) Price isnt great as I like this laptop abit too much :)
corsair hx 750 semi-modular $60+ shipping
evga 600b non-modular $40+ shipping
Bundle of psu's used for mining an evga 600b, corsair hx 750, and coolermaster Silent Pro Gold (1200w) all wired to start together. I used them for mining till I switched to supermicro enterprise psu's on all my rigs. $100+ shipping
_
LOCAL ONLY (unless buyer pays shipping)
_
LOCAL ONLY Description Price
lg 920p monitor (details on request) $40
Close to barebone dell r900 server no cpu's, 48 gigs ram, 1kw+ psu, 5x 10k sas disks $60
?dell 2850? (has been lying around for abit, failed raid sold as is because of that) $40
_
As-is hardware NO RETURNS FOR ANY REASON. I will only accept non refundable payment for these items ie. bitcoin, paypal f&f, or local cash Price
ax 750 pcie connection melted on the psu end I believe the psu still works $15+ship
Amd Firepro S7000 Long text :P but I dont have the time or supplies to fix it. I can go more in depth on request."") $43+ship
"
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[USA-CO][H]980 ti's, r9 270x, 7850's, Monitors, servers, 1366 mobo, 64bit phone case, power supplys [W]amd cards, BTC, paypal

well I got some stuff to sell, shipping included unless local only (80023 broomfield co), prices obo but I may not budge much depending on the item.
-----wanted-----
paypal
local cash
bitcoin, ether, zcash

-----will only consider if it is a trade or amazing deal as my budget is short till i sell more-----

RX 480
RX 470
r9 290(x)
r9 390(x)
fury(x)
295 x2
pro duo
other computer related stuff.

-----items-----

2x evga gtx 980ti- sold for 600

ASUS HD 7850- $65 (never oc'ed light mining)(have a second one that has no display and a slight fan rattle that works for crossfire or mining -$45)

R9 270x- $75 replaced fan with 80mm delta. stays extremely cool and isn't overwhelmingly load (small OC, mined on)

Amd Firepro S7000 -AS IS- $80 beast of a workstation card and fairly rare it overclocked higher then any comparable chip I own. I believe I have pinpointed the issue (check pics) but I dont have the time or supplies to fix it once again sold as-is no returns I can go more in depth on request.

MSI Eclipse Plus X58 LGA 1366 motherboard- $120 (not much to say grab a nice cpu and oc it :D )

now for the 64bit phone case+a phone the case has a Jetway PICO NP93-2930 computer with a intel N2930 quad core 1.83 ghz cpu. it also has 2 gigs ddr3 ram and a 128 gig msata ssd. Additionally, it has a voltage converter and a lipoly low voltage cut-off with cuttof it opperates from 12.5v ish to 11v will include 1000 mah 3 cell lipo. the phone is a Chinese generic android. Im only selling this because I switched to a 64 bit zenfone 2 for the sake of portability but honestly this ran windows WAY better then the zenfone does. has 2012 server on it atm. feel free to ask away. -$200

-----local only-----

vizio m321i a2 monitosmart tv- $150 (1080p 120hz 32 inch this is the second one I have I currently use and enjoy the one on my main rig but I dont need 2 32 inch screens)

lg 920p monitor-$40 (details on request)

dell r900 server-$140 (4p 2.8ghz? 64 gigs ram additional details on request)( i also have another one missing cpu's raid controller a few fans and one of the two psu with only 48 gigs of ram i will let go for $80)

2x Cisco Pwr-rps2300 Redundant Power system-$40 each $60 for two (each includes 2 1150 watt power supplys)

?dell 2850?-$30 (sitting along time failed raid sold as is because of that)

corsair cx 550m-$40

corsair ax 750-$60

some pics-http://imgur.com/a/uRQ8Z

---sold---
2x evga gtx 980ti-sold
NIB Intel 5820k-sold
gigabyte gtx 960-sold
EVGA gtx 750 ti-sold
asus gtx 770-sold
r9 280x-sold
r9 280-sold
hd 7970-sold
hd 7950-sold
zotac gtx 980ti-sold
1 vizio m321i a2 monitor-sold
Some BTC-sold
submitted by cdabc123 to hardwareswap [link] [comments]

[USA-CO][H]Lots of DDR3 ECC ram, abunch of other stuff [W]paypal, cash, cryptos, trades.

_
"well I got some stuff to sell, shipping included unless local only (80023 broomfield co), prices obo but I may not budge much depending on the item. Bitcoin preferred. Minimum order $40.
_
if your looking for something feel free to check my other postings or shoot me a pm I have alot that isnt listed and get alot week by week.
_
-----wanted-----
paypal
local cash
bitcoin, ether, zcash
RX 480, 580, 470, 570,
r9 290(x), 390(x)
gtx 980ti, 1070
hp dl580 g7, hp ml/dl 370 g6, or anything that has 7+ pcie lanes and isnt dell :) _
Timestamps/Pics-http://imgur.com/a/3fMvL
_
Items Description Price
samsung mz-mp256d 256 gb msata $65
8GB sticks 1066mhz M393B1K70BH1-CF8, 1600mhz, DDR3, ECC REG $15 a stick I have 22 available, Lot for $285
8GB sticks 1333 MHz HMT31GR7BFR4C-H9, 1333mhz, DDR3, ECC REG $22 a stick I have 1 available
8GB sticks 1600mhz HMT31GR7CFR4C-PB, 1600mhz, DDR3, ECC REG $22 a stick I have 2 available
Emu 1212M PCI 24-Bit/192kHz Balanced Interface Mastering-grade 24-bit, 192kHz converters.Multi-effects Processor. $40+shipping
EMC 200GB ENTERPRISE 2.5"" SSD HUSSL4020ASS600 Decent enterprise ssd's $150
I7 960 Socket 1366 $50
Jetway PICO NP93-2930r pico itx pc http://www.jetwaycomputer.com/NP93.html $150
Clevo P750ZM Xeon E3-1220 (desktop cpu :P), 16 gigs ram, 240gb ssd, 970m (6GB) Price isnt great as I like this laptop abit too much :)
corsair hx 750 semi-modular $60+ shipping
evga 600b non-modular $40+ shipping
Bundle of psu's used for mining an evga 600b, corsair hx 750, and coolermaster Silent Pro Gold (1200w) all wired to start together. I used them for mining till I switched to supermicro enterprise psu's on all my rigs. $100+ shipping
_
LOCAL ONLY (unless buyer pays shipping)
_
LOCAL ONLY Description Price
lg 920p monitor (details on request) $40
Close to barebone dell r900 server no cpu's, 48 gigs ram, 1kw+ psu, 5x 10k sas disks $60
?dell 2850? (has been lying around for abit, failed raid sold as is because of that) $40
_
As-is hardware NO RETURNS FOR ANY REASON. I will only accept non refundable payment for these items ie. bitcoin, paypal f&f, or local cash Price
ax 750 pcie connection melted on the psu end I believe the psu still works $15+ship
Amd Firepro S7000 Long text :P but I dont have the time or supplies to fix it. I can go more in depth on request."") $43+ship
"
submitted by cdabc123 to hardwareswap [link] [comments]

New to cryptocurrency, mining questions.

I saw a couple videos on LinusTechTips on youtube where users 'mine' bitcoins/litecoins by letting their computers solve algorithms which end up yielding them this cryptocurrency, this is a neat concept and seems like an easy way to make some cash while i'm out of a job.
I remember he said that the GPU of a system is the most important part, along with power and adequate cooling, for this task. I currently have a Nvidia GTX 750, a budget card I use for casual gaming in my free time.
My questions:
1 - Is it really that simple? Just start up some software, let it run, and it makes you money?
2 - Even though my GTX 750 is extremely underpowered, i'm sure it will still bring in something in the end, if at a very slow rate even-- that in mind, how much on a daily basis could be made from Bitcoin/Litecoin mining?
3 - With Bitcoin and Litecoin, is there a cashout? i.e exchanging the small amount of crypto I gain and turn it into USD?
4 - Can basic browsing be done in the background since my hardware will be pushed extremely hard?
I thank you all in advance, this mining concept is very neat and I would love to learn a lot more about it.
submitted by Joshtp152 to CryptoCurrency [link] [comments]

[USA-KS] [H] HD6950, Broken 260X, GT 545 [W] Paypal, Trades, Local cash

You saw the title!
HD6950 - $50 + shipping. Tested, works! Only personally used once in the last two weeks. This card was purchased by a friend of mine during the bitcoin mining craze, but he only used it for a short period of time due to cost issues. It sat in his office until two weeks ago when I bought it.
R7 260X - $20 + shipping. Tested & NOT working. Not sure what's wrong with it, but I get no video signal at startup. Was purchased new in October of 2015 and only used until February. I would have RMA'd it but it's XFX and they wanted me to pay ~$60 in shipping to RMA. This could be an interesting project for someone with a soldering kit.
GT 545 - $35 + shipping. Came from an Alienware Aurora R2 (I believe) It's kinda dirty, but it works fine. Could maybe use some love and new thermal paste. Your call.
Prices are negotiable, especially if I can find a cheaper shipping service. Also willing to consider trades for each or all of the listed cards. I'm specifically looking for a new GPU. I'd be willing to trade all three cards for something along the lines of a R9 280, R9 380, GTX 680, 770, or 960. I'm also considering other trades. Just hit me up and we'll go from there.
Timestamps
For those who are curious, the 6950 and 260X perform similarly to a 750 ti. The GT 545 is in the same performance bracket as a GT 650 or R7 250. Source
E: Sold.
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[USA-CO][H] EVGA SR-X mobo, GPU's, servers, ram, ssd's, psu's, monitors, cpu's, 64bit phone case/mini computer [W]Paypal, Bitcoin, Cash, Amd gpu's

well I got some stuff to sell, shipping included unless local only (80023 broomfield co), prices obo but I may not budge much depending on the item. Bitcoin preferred. Minimum order $40.
-----wanted-----
paypal
local cash
bitcoin, ether, zcash

-----will only consider if it is a trade or grate deal as my budget is short till I sell more-----

RX 480
RX 470
r9 290(x)
r9 390(x)
fury(x)
295 x2
pro duo
other computer related stuff.

-----items-----

no post craping on this item unless you can find a cheaper one online

Pricing this one is abit on the difficult side but i figured i would start here and go from their.
This is a BEAST of a motherboard supports dual socket 2011 cpus and is the only mobo for this socket that will let you overclock them (bclk oc) I currently run dual e5-2670's on it and it handles every task i throw at it with flying colors. I have tested it with MANY operating systems including, 2008, 2008 R2, 2012 R2, win 10, ESXI 6.0 (majority of time), and Proxmox (basic testing) all of which it was COMPLETELY stable. However, this motherboard does have some damage in both of the sockets. socket 0 is missing 3 pins all of witch are redundant I believe they are all grounding pins. socket 1 is missing about 5 and some of those are redundent but some of them are related to dimm 4. dimm 4 of socket one does not work leaving you with only 11 out of the 12 dimms. This is the only damage that effects the functionality of the mobo the only other "damage" is VERY small and in no way effects the preformance or look of the mobo. Currently this is the only on I could find for sale anywhere and figured i would put it on the market in case anyone was interested. This is used in my daily rig and i use it for everything from virtualization to CAD and gaming with zero issues.

would like to keep until i sell the sr-x as its a important part of my main rig.

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some pics-http://imgur.com/a/Cuwda

---sold---
MSI Eclipse Plus X58 LGA 1366 motherboard- sold
1x 7850-sold
2x evga gtx 980ti-sold
NIB Intel 5820k-sold
gigabyte gtx 960-sold
EVGA gtx 750 ti-sold
asus gtx 770-sold
r9 280x-sold
r9 280-sold
hd 7970-sold
hd 7950-sold
zotac gtx 980ti-sold
1 vizio m321i a2 monitor-sold
Some BTC-sold
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[USA-CO][H]SR-X mobo, GPU's, servers, ram, ssd's, psu's, monitors, cpu's, 64bit phone case/mini computer [W]Paypal, Bitcoin, Cash, Amd gpu's

well I got some stuff to sell, shipping included unless local only (80023 broomfield co), prices obo but I may not budge much depending on the item. Bitcoin preferred. Minimum order $40.
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paypal
local cash
bitcoin, ether, zcash
TRADES (will only consider if it is a trade or great deal as my budget is short till I sell more)
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Timestamps/Pics-http://imgur.com/a/Cuwda
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Items (shipping included) Description Price
i7 4770k no oc $200
ASUS Z87-A (never oc'ed light mining) $55
Ballistix Sport 8GB Kit 4GBx2 DDR3 1600mhz $40
combo of the above ASUS Z87-A+ $270
gtx 760 no oc, no mining $65
ASUS HD 7850 (never oc'ed light mining) $55
R9 270x replaced fan with 80mm delta. stays extremely cool and isn't overwhelmingly load $75
Amd Firepro S7000 -AS IS- Long text :P $80
EVGA SR-X Motherboard Long text :P Please no post craping on this item unless you can find a cheaper one online in stock
EMC 200GB ENTERPRISE 2.5" SSD HUSSL4020ASS600 would like to keep until i sell the sr-x as its a important part of my main rig. $150
DDR3 ECC reg ram 2G dat good ram for all your ram needs $7
DDR3 ECC reg ram 4G dat good ram for all your ram needs $10
DDR3 ECC reg ram 8G dat good ram for all your ram needs $15
64bit phone case+a phone/pico atx computer Long text :P $200
Xeon L5520 socket 1366 ... $5
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LOCAL ONLY (unless buyer pays shipping)
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LOCAL ONLY Description Price
vizio m321i a2 monitosmart tv 1080p, 120hz, 32 inch, pixel perfect, minimal back-light bleed $150
vizio m321i a2 monitosmart tv 1080p, 120hz, 32 inch, small spot of dead pixels, medium back-light bleed $90
lg 920p monitor (details on request) $40
Loaded dell r900 server 4p 2.8ghz?, 64 gigs ram, dual 1kw+ psu's, raid card, 5x 10k sas disks $150
Close to barebone dell r900 server no cpu's, 48 gigs ram, 1kw+ psu, 5x 10k sas disks $80
2x Cisco Pwr-rps2300 Redundant Power system each includes 2 1150 watt power supplys $40 each $60 for two
?dell 2850? (has been lying around for abit, failed raid sold as is because of that) $40
corsair cx 550m simi-modular $40
corsair ax 750 modular $65
corsair hx 750 simi-modular $60
evga 600b simi-modular $40
Sold Items
MSI Eclipse Plus X58 LGA 1366 motherboard- sold
1x 7850-sold
2x evga gtx 980ti-sold
NIB Intel 5820k-sold
gigabyte gtx 960-sold
EVGA gtx 750 ti-sold
asus gtx 770-sold
r9 280x-sold
r9 280-sold
hd 7970-sold
hd 7950-sold
zotac gtx 980ti-sold
1 vizio m321i a2 monitor-sold
Some BTC-sold
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Multi GPU

SO I am running mining software on my computer as more of a hobby just to seee some bitcoin and get some for the future however it goes, and I was wondering -- Can I use a GTX 1070 and a GTX 750 (not ti) to both mine in the same rig, i want to try it but also want to ask before i just pop it in, the reason I ask is that i have a gtx 750 lying around and I know it has extremely low power draw 60w~ for a nice plug and mine for the computer.
tl;dr Can i run a gtx 1070 and a 750 together in a mining config since they dont need to SLI to mine in the same computer
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Nvidia Gtx 750 Ti Auroracoin Mining! How Much Can You Make Mining Bitcoin With 6X 1080 Ti Beginners Guide Mining Bitcoin with GTX 660 and I7 4790 GTX 750 1GB mining Zcash 60 sol/s My first rig mining litcoin ltc with 2 gtx 750 ti

Here is the result for your nvidia gtx1050 ti for mining of Bitcoin, but always remember that your graphics card is a GPU an integrated circuit board that is can overclock and give you better rendering. Bitcoin can be mined with this GPU card, no X11GOST [ Sibcoin (SIB) ] Mining Hashrate : 2.6 MH/s Power Consumption : 75 Watt/Per Hour . Tagged as: bitcoin energy consumption bitcoin to cash calculator cryptonight gpu ethereum mining hardware comparison fastest ethereum miner gpu miner zcash gpu monero mining lbry coin mining mining decred monacoin Nvidia Geforce GTX 750 TI orbitcoin Mining Overclock Setting for Nvidia GTX 1060. I don’t have Nvidia GTX 1060, these are the minimum OC mining setting which should work. tdp : 80% – 120%. core clock : +75. memory clock : +300 . Mining Overclock Setting for Nvidia GTX 1070. tdp : 80% – 120%. core clock : +75. memory clock : +300 . I don’t have enough data for this post. We’ve been playing a lot today with the new Nvidia GeForce GTX 750 Ti graphics card based on the new Maxwell architecture from Nvidia, trying to overclock it as much as possible in order to get the best possible Scrypt mining hashrate out of the card using CUDAminer. The GTX 750 Ti card we have is a reference design one and it is a bit limited in terms of overclocking options, though we have One of the more efficient and yet budget ethereum mining graphics cards out there. Turbocharge your gaming experience with the GeForce GTX 750 Ti. It’s powered by first-generation NVIDIA® Maxwell™ architecture, delivering twice the performance of previous generation cards at half the power consumption.

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