Description

My computers change spec so frequently I don't really feel it is necessary to upload "completed" builds. However, I thought I would share what can be accomplished with such a small case though, considering I am a super amateur builder. An expert could have a lot more fun with this little thing!

Future ideas for this build include a Titan V, but yeah........ that is some $$ right there. And NOISY!

This computer is normally used for the SETI@home project, though this particular config is leaning toward a BITCOIN mining rig, with emphasis on being as quiet as possible. The reason for quietness? The electricity can be had for free as long as BK can go unnoticed ;)

Comments

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

I don't think amateurs drop 2g's on a build, your at least enthusiast. Just look at that card, why did i ever get SLI 970's when i could have waited a year for that beast.

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

Cable management...

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

With how much the configuration on my builds changes, it simply isn't worth my time to get nit picky about cables. I have two more CPUs, two more CPU coolers, Three more PSU... and over a dozen different GPUs that I rotate through this machine. You should have seen my main SETI@home rig when I had 8 GPU running in it, it was a total disaster hahah!

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

Bitcoin hasn't been mineable on GPUs or CPUs since early 2013. At this point if you want to break into the Bitcoin mining space you need to drop at least 2k on a specialized piece of hardware called an "ASIC," which also takes about 1200W-1500W at the wall and is noisy as hell (think a reference card then multiply that by 3 or 4 and you're close to what a Bitcoin miner sounds like). In short, home miners basically aren't a thing anymore.

However, you could mine an altcoin such as Ethereum or Monero that is still profitable on a CPU or GPU, or you could use software like NiceHash that sells your hashing power for whatever algorithm is most profitable and then pays you in Bitcoin.

Nice build.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Nicehash? Not a good idea xD

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

That's fair; I personally use their competitor Kryptex, and there's another competitor set to be released soon that pays Bitcoin Cash instead of BTC.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for the heads up! I come from the SETI@home arena and have only just begun to look into Bitcoin/Mining. I clearly need to do more research!

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

You aren't really going to get anywhere trying to mine bitcoin with this, try ethereum. You need Asics for bitcoin

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for the heads up! I come from the SETI@home arena and have only just begun to look into Bitcoin. I clearly need to do more research!

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

dude why a 1000watt psu?

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

It was that or my 450W which wasn't cutting it with the other configurations this little PC sees.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

more photos please! Build looks amazing but more angles would be great

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Maybe I am wrong, but I thought GPUs are kind of not worth it for bitcoin mining anymore...need an ASIC. Did you mean other cryptocurrency?

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for the heads up! I come from the SETI@home arena and have only just begun to look into Bitcoin/Mining. I clearly need to do more research!

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  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

It's what I had lying around hehe. The 450W I had in it before wasn't cutting it. When I have this rig set up for SETI@home I use two Titan Xp and need the extra grunt anyway.