That's pretty sweet! A lot of it goes beyond what I would need, but everyone needs a hobby! Kudos to your assumed SO for letting you tinker around lol
For someone completely unfamiliar with any of this, what is the purpose of this build? what does this do better than my sub-$100 router? do routers normally have this much storage/ram?
Thanks! Still need to clean up under the desk, you can't see it for a reason haha
That's the little USB soundcard that comes with the hyperx cloud ii's.
I wouldn't touch 1030's with a 10ft pole, one would make maybe $50 in a year. to be any sort of profitable for normal use you would need something like 30-40 cards, which is a lot of overhead.
The real trick is, once the gpus pay for themselves I can sell them for any price I want, and still be making money.
Thanks! I'm looking forward to it!
I didn't want to deal with BIOS modding, which voids warrantees. 1080ti's will hold their resale longer, and won't be affected by increasing vram requirements for quite a while.
It would have, except the z370 board came free with my gigabyte card
I was told that Neoscrypt was ram intensive, it was unclear that it was virtual ram, otherwise I would have opted for the 4gb stick and a slightly larger ssd.
Probably, but these were cheaper and also in stock. I'm running at about 75% load between the two supplys, so I think it'll be fine.
Great feedback though, thanks for looking! :)
Great question! The answer is one of the 1080ti's came with a free motherboard, saving me around $120 on the z270 I picked up. returned it and the 7th gen pentium and saved a few bucks, and now when I want to stop mining all i have to do is pick up an 8th gen i5 and I have a sweet 1080ti x2 SLI build.
I appreciate you guys. not trying to stir the pot, just sharing where my hobby has taken me.
All of the above, please :P
Really, I just took it as an opportunity to justify to my wife buying $6500 of pc parts :P
I know people can get angry because they feel out of control, but the truth is with a moderate amount of patience you can still buy GPUs at near MSRP. There will always be something people on the internet want to get mad at, but why let that get in the way of your hobby? If you told me three years ago I would buy a damn near $7000 computer, I would have laughed you out of town, even harder if you told me it would pay for itself in less than a year.
But here we are today where that's the reality of things. I love putting computers together and tweaking them to eke the best performance out of the parts. GPU mining is the ultimate dream of making the most efficient system possible. Worst comes to worst, crypto crashes as a whole and I either turn this into a folding@home rig, or I sell the parts off and eat my losses. Investing always carries some type of risk, and I'd rather build a sweet rig than drop 7 grand into a market. This is more fun, even if the internet gets angry.
nowinstock.net is how I bought all of mine, set up the text alerts and just stalk it man. I bought all of mine after the 1300 dollar price gouging started
I feel you, it was a pain finding good prices on these gpus. but if you can't beat them, join em
As of nVidia Driver 384.76, 4k Netflix is enabled on all 10-series GPUs that are at least a 1050 with 3GB of VRAM
i have it at 3.8ghz with 1.3v, any higher than that becomes very unstable. if i was back in a larger case with more airflow and the stock wraith cooler, i could possibly make it to 3.9 if i bumped it up to 1.35v, but it's pretty toasty as it is.
I bought the SSD off of a guy on reddit at r/hardwareswap, it was a steal. 893GB usable after an OS install. From time to time he gets more from his work, it might be worth it to shoot him a PM at /u/MigAngBau
Oh no, lol now I need good handwriting to replicate that
Where did you get the science is art quote sticker on the back?
Updated with pics of the Noctua fan fully mounted
I think the reason pcp is saying that too is that the cooler doesn't come with an am4 mount, but one is available from noctua for free
Let me know if you have any specific questions too!
Pics added, just got power back from the hurricane
Pics added :)
Only 2666 ATM I'm afraid :(
Why not go 1070 and Ryzen 1600?
I have rebates on the GPU, case, and PSU, so they worked for my budget. I paid a total of $550 over cyber monday for this build