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Rick Sanchez's EVGAverse (4x 1080Ti)

by jonbuttcheeks

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Date Published

Jan. 2, 2018

CPU Clock Rate

3.5 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

23.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

46.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.556 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

11.016 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

21.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

41.0° C

Description

Before I begin. I must put out there, this is a crypto mining rig. If you don't have anything nice to say then please move on. I decided to post here for the obvious reason of showing off great hardware and sharing my experience so this community can profit.

With that being said, All hail the mighty EVGAverse

I was bored recently and was itching to build something beautiful and powerful. I went with AIO EVGA GPUs for obvious reasons. They stay cool and support/RMA is great. I did not intend to do all EVGA in the beginning. Just GPUs and PSU. But then I got the idea to do full EVGA. So I did just that. Still waiting for a few parts to come in. The main one being the EVGA 1600w T2 (back ordered) so I am using a Rosewill 1500w TOKAMAK Titanium PSU temporarily and it's working great so far. Running NH and cards are at factory settings still. Will mess with settings in a couple weeks to fine tune everything. The case is extremely big and heavy but also beautiful. I wasn't able to find the DG87 but that's ok because I wasn't going to be using the EVGA software anyways, and I am definitely not using the stock loud fans. All the Noctuas are being powered by the GPU and all are pushing while the Corsairs are pulling.

Will update as I go along. Any questions, just comment!

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J_Vilander 9 points 15 months ago

Inb4

BOTTLLEEENEECCKK

Seriously though, I like it

jonbuttcheeks submitter 12 Builds 12 points 15 months ago

LOL, good one. Could you imagine? "Hey guys why am I bottlenecking? Specs are Pentium with 4x 1080Ti quad SLI"

And thank you!

CheeseCakes 1 point 15 months ago

Would be cool to see that Pentium upgraded to an i7-6700K, but anyway nice build!

jonbuttcheeks submitter 12 Builds 4 points 15 months ago

I thought about CPU mining with one in here but decided the 40+ watts I save can go to the GPUs

Crazycatman 4 Builds 2 points 15 months ago

*i7-7700k just saying this cause its a dead platform ie H110m z170 and z270

sammys87gnxgta4 1 Build 8 points 15 months ago

my god, I personally dislike miners for... well it's self explanatory but this is kinda neat as hell. +1.

"pls stop ruining the market k thx"

Nullarc77 4 Builds 3 points 15 months ago

Its not people that buy 10 gpus to set up in their house so they can make some extra money that cause the inflated gpu prices. Its places that buy literally thousands of gpus and set them up in massive facilities that cause increased prices. Personally I have no problem with mining at all. It sucks if you are looking to buy an AMD gpu besides the RX 560 and the slightly inflated prices on the 1060 cards suck but its just how the market works. Supply and demand. There is great demand just not enough supply. But in the long run this could actually help people that are just trying to build a decent gaming PC. Since AMD knows that when they release their series of gpus that the demand will probably be much higher then any other launch in history, Then they will manufacture a lot more gpus this time. With all the money they get from the increased sales they will be able to put that into making more gpus and researching new architectures.

jonbuttcheeks submitter 12 Builds 2 points 15 months ago

This would be true about 4-6 months ago but not anymore. Several sites have a good stock of all GPUs at MSRP such as B&H and Newegg. Don't go by what you see on Amazon or eBay. Thanks for the +1!

renan_rlr 4 points 15 months ago

I'm not trying to be an ******* but you are bottlenecking your system

Just kiddin' :P

Are you using that monster for Bitcoin mining?

jonbuttcheeks submitter 12 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

You can't mine actual BTC with GPUs. I mean, you can but you'll make $1 a day with my rig. BTC mining is all ASIC and has been for some time. I mine a few coins ATM. But I do get paid out in BTC. So some people get confused when you say your mining and getting paid with BTC.

romanvalkre 4 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

Curecoin?

viperdad 1 point 15 months ago

Multialgo, multipool mining

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customgtp 24 Builds 3 points 15 months ago

Love it!! Should of never said anything about mining.... just to sit back and watch fireworks +1

jonbuttcheeks submitter 12 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

Thank you!

SamsPcmasterace 2 points 15 months ago

can this run roblox 60 frames 4k?

jonbuttcheeks submitter 12 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

It's currently struggling to run solitaire @ 480p

SamsPcmasterace 1 point 15 months ago

lmao im intrested in what you built it for

jonbuttcheeks submitter 12 Builds 2 points 15 months ago

Lol read the first line of my description. And view my last photo.

SamsPcmasterace 1 point 15 months ago

you gonna get what you paid for in ~80 days haha good luck fam

jonbuttcheeks submitter 12 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

This is just my bedroom miner. I have a couple other rigs. All making money since beginning of the year.

OllieManMan 15 Builds 2 points 15 months ago

It's says evga so many times you feel drunk. I like it!

jonbuttcheeks submitter 12 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

I know right? I kept saying in my head whenever I read my part list lol

SirHalpin 1 Build 2 points 15 months ago

my most important question when looking at this build: did you have problems with the adhesive on the 1080ti SC2 Hybrids when you peeled off the plastic? I HAD THE WORST TIME GETTING IT OFF. I ended up using GooGone to remove the impossibly adhesive residue, and it lightly stained the plastic in two places. Sick build though, I bet the ppl over at EVGA would love to see it. +1

jonbuttcheeks submitter 12 Builds 2 points 15 months ago

OMG YES. I forgot to mention that!!! I could not believe how hard it was to remove. Probably 15min per card. And a couple of them still have some adhesive residue.

SirHalpin 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

bro. I was beside myself in anger and frustration that I bought an $800 card and it had such a stupid, irrelevant problem. I looked into it online and apparently it was a shipping error that they like simply didn't catch, so there's hundred of them out there with awful adhesive residue on them!

jonbuttcheeks submitter 12 Builds 2 points 15 months ago

Yeah I'm sure if I googled it I'd find some others ranting lol. I thought it was just the first card but no it was all of them!

SirHalpin 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

Yeah I'd recommend GooGone if there's anything still on them, pulls the adhesive right off, but if you don't wipe it up fast enough it will stain the plastic. Great build, I've been considering building a miner myself. Whats the advantage of building this over buying a premium Antminer for $5000?

jonbuttcheeks submitter 12 Builds 2 points 15 months ago

The advantage is you have several algorithms and coins to chose from when you mine. This is the opposite on ASIC. ASICs usually are setup to run with a jimmy rigged server PSU which usually sounds like a jet engine. And not easy to mount fans so heat would be an issue. Also I could sell these parts quick if I ever needed to. I'm sure I'll be sitting on an ASIC miner for a while untill someone is willing to buy it used for around $6k.

Thegreatgnome 1 point 15 months ago

I know its 4 cypto but have you played any games and if you had then whats it like?

jonbuttcheeks submitter 12 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

If I had more free time I would've tried out at least 2 cards in SLI for fun in games and benchmarks. But didn't have much free time during the build. I'm sure it would do great though.

viperdad 1 point 15 months ago

of course, as other said bottleneck will be CPU.. not great for games.. but Mining is great!

Thegreatgnome 0 points 15 months ago

Thx

Thegreatgnome -2 points 15 months ago

But like the all evga and it’s beautiful, but needs a custom loop

Thegreatgnome -1 points 15 months ago

Also last thing congrats on the feature

CheeseCakes 1 point 15 months ago

+1, This has to get featured!

EVGA FTW!

EliteGamer759 1 point 15 months ago

whats your daily profit? (like after calculating the power consumption)

jonbuttcheeks submitter 12 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

It's been sitting at $28 a day with it's usual fluctuation. Power cost is around $3. But I'm running stock settings ATM. So power cost could be lower coming soon.

FurryJackman 3 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

So uh, Gamers Nexus did a semi-scientific test of how much heat a mining rig would produce and how it could heat up a room:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJUXYPZWI1w

Spoiler: You don't need a space heater anymore, dude.

jonbuttcheeks submitter 12 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

That's true for air cards. But these cards stay very cool. The push pull definitely helps moving heat out the rad. I do wish this case had the option for bottom mounted fans. But I'll rig something up. I only noticed a couple degree spike in my room, but it's winter so no biggie

FurryJackman 3 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

It's not so much the card thermals than the room thermals that matter at that point. They saw a 10C increase in room temperature just by mining for a few hours with that many cards. They subjectively said "It was like walking into a desert" with the temperature difference entering the room after leaving it for a while.

fortking 3 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

I just baught a hd 7850 for mining, stays very cool, and with my rx470 and 4790k, my bedroom is the warmest room in the house, even above the garage! Neverthought about moving it to my room either

deeduncker 1 point 3 months ago

My friend has an AMD Athlon and a GTX 960 and it heats his living room when we play VR.

ApocPony 4 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

I think it's a nice build mining or not, though just for the sake of if you would like to do some gaming i5 6600k would do wonders with a heavy overclock and not break the budget, gg and good luck in your endeavors +1

jonbuttcheeks submitter 12 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

I thought about that. Or even 7700k and mining CPU mine it. But that's an extra 40+ watts for the CPU when that can go to the GPUs. I changed the TDP to 120% on all cards and the rig was pulling 1390w on my 1500w Titanium PSU. So I still have breathing room for small OC on the GPUs. I'll be experimenting in the following weeks. Thank you

gn0r 1 point 15 months ago

Awesome stuff !!!!

jonbuttcheeks submitter 12 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

Thank you!

hi_im_snowman 1 point 15 months ago

Just out of curiosity, why not purchase ASIC hardware? 6k in a mining rig is a fair investment for a home rig, why the insistence on purchasing GPUs when ASICs are dramatically more powerful and efficient?

jonbuttcheeks submitter 12 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

I feel like with this mining rig I have plenty of options on what to actually mine. And if I had to sell it I would part it out and sell everything very quick on Reddit or CL opposed to having to sell a $6k+ ASIC miner. Plus I just wanted to build a PC rig lol

JCMsergox 4 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

Very interesting...

I had always thought Radeon chipsets were better for mining. When eutherium took off in the summer, it seems like the Radeon RX 470 got hit the worst in terms of stocks. What are you mining? And what are the hash rates like on those GPUs?

jonbuttcheeks submitter 12 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

Summer 2017 with new miners, coins and algos NVIDIA was the way to go for sure. Even for ETH. But that died close to the end of 2017 also. So ATM I was doing MONA AND Zcash. I was running awesome miner for a week because NH wasn't back yet. But it came back last week and I heard it was a super simple miner and it is. I honestly haven't paid much attention on the hash rates yet. I want to have this running for a week or so to make sure everything works as it should and wait till the rest of my parts come in. Then I'll be tweaking everything. I'm expecting good rates though because my SC Black editions and FTW3 air cards mine extremely well.

Ridden_ 1 point 15 months ago

Man the rig looks really nice but, THE BOTTLENEEEEEEEECK, leaving that aside that's a very nice full evga rig.

SirHalpin 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

no bottleneck, it's just for hashrates for mining, the system will never reach a bottleneck when being used for what he's using it for.

Sethybaby 2 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

With my electric rates here that be a 86 day Roi. What do you expect over there?

jonbuttcheeks submitter 12 Builds 2 points 15 months ago

92 days lol. I'm not worried about that as much. Everything was purchased using 2017 gains. Nothing technically came from my pocket.

SirHalpin 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

~ water drop emoji ~ ~flying cash emoji ~

jonbuttcheeks submitter 12 Builds 3 points 15 months ago

Great choice of emojis!

Sethybaby 2 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

very nice.

CSB0518 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

What is the wear on the gpus like after selling mining power everyday? Will you be able to make $5000 back without having to replace parts?

jonbuttcheeks submitter 12 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

It's not bad considering I'm not OC the memory. Maybe the core in the future. All cards stay below 48°C under full load for 24 hours. 80% tdp and 50% fan and these cards will last me a long time. It depends on the market it when I attempt to sell these parts. Right now you can't get a 1600w P2 or T2 or SC2 Hybrid. So I'd imagine I could sell these parts quickly if I was to sell today. If not I'm not worried. Everything was purchased using my 2017 gains.

animatingblue 1 point 15 months ago

This is an impressive build, I must say. But... c'mon. Bottlenecking is unavoidable here. A Pentium paired with 4 GTX 1080tis if you have this much money you should've gone with the i7-6900k or even an i9 if you're that much of an overkill guy. But overall, great job man! Love the EVGA theme here and am impressed. Wouldn't be surprised to see this one featured. So, yeah! Great job, mate!

jonbuttcheeks submitter 12 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

I appreciate it thanks! I'm restricted due to power. This is in a bedroom with a 15A circuit. The extra watts to power a powerful i7 or i9 could be used towards the card which make more money then CPU mining. I doubt I'll ever get featured since this is a miner. But hey a guy can wish.

animatingblue 1 point 15 months ago

Ah, ok, I get it. And you're welcome mate! I see what you mean. You could sell at least two of those 1080Tis and invest in at least an i5-7700k.

animatingblue 1 point 15 months ago

Or invest in 34GB RAM for those two beefy cards.

viperdad 1 point 15 months ago

GPU mining don't require a powerful CPU when solving the crypto algorithm. He could have used a celeron CPU and it will do the job. The machine is built for mining/profitability. The cheaper your component is (except GPU), the more profit you have.

animatingblue 1 point 15 months ago

I realize that, but future-proofing it wouldn't be a bad idea. This Cryptomining apocalypse won't last forever, and, when it stops, having some good specs will pay off big time.

animatingblue 1 point 15 months ago

Plus, water cooling a Pentium is pointless. But, I get it, it's 2017 overkill x3

fortking 3 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

Question, Why is there a rad just sittin unmounted on the bottom when you have a open(fan with no rad) slot on the top?

jonbuttcheeks submitter 12 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

I had issues fitting the 3x 120mm rads in front. I was short by like 5mm. Not to mention the rads BARELY reach the front mounts. It's almost required to do push pull. I felt like I was pulling in the tubing. The case is so big the top and front mounting is further away unlike standard non gigantic cases lol

Gonzo8927 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

uggh, you would think EVGA would make their cards friendly to their case. Im picking up two of ftw3 hybrids and one of my worries is if the tubes will reach the front. Ill be flipping tables if they cant haha

Dmolitor 3 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

This build is awesome! No matter the use. Keep doing you my friend! Completely random question, but i'm assuming you run this 24x7, have you ever tested, or tried to figure out how much of a difference running this makes on your electric bill? Just curious don't have to answer! Thanks!

jonbuttcheeks submitter 12 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

Thanks for that! There's several ways to calculate. If you're interested go to whattomine.com it's a great tool. As you can see in my parts list I am using a TP-Link smart energy monitoring plug.You setup the phone app, It gives you a full breakdown of current power being used, how long the runtime has been, and stats for last 7 days and another for last 30 days. It's definitely worth the money to get one.

phooart 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

BRAVO!! :standingovation:

fortking 3 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

I agree with some xomments saying that you could have gone with closed gpu custom loop

brainitch 1 point 15 months ago

Looking at doing the same thing but in a hybrid rig I can game on in the evenings for a few hours. Did you ever toy around with that idea? What mining pool has netted you the best daily returns?

jonbuttcheeks submitter 12 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

No. Not much of a PC gamer. I prefer console. But I'm sure it would crush any game out there. I was using Awesome miner for a couple weeks. During then I was using miningpoolhub and zpool. But my miner favored zpool much more. I have switched to NiceHash, much easier to magage. It really is a set it and forget it program. No pools needed to configure

AuXDubz 1 point 15 months ago

Nice rig, you currently mining with Nicehash?

AuXDubz 1 point 15 months ago

Plus a good tip would be to have a look at old server power supplies - really high efficiency and cheap - 1 x 750w roughly $40-60 on eBay

jonbuttcheeks submitter 12 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

Thanks and yes Nicehash

poc88 4 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

EVGA FTW seriously!

sickcooperboss 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

Have you made your money back? I calculated it would take you about two months to pay for those GPUs. Are you still getting that hash rate? Very cool.

jonbuttcheeks submitter 12 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

No, due to the current market. However I tore this build down. And kept 2 cards for my 2 personal rigs. I am still mining though with 28x 1080Tis.

sickcooperboss 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

Nice! I bought one of these cards and was going to sell out when they skyrocketed!

SwiftSeb 6 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

Just here wandering how the mining adventure is going as i know its getting more difficult on GPU's.

jonbuttcheeks submitter 12 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

It wasn't going well. I sold everything shortly after building this

rockstar5934 0 points 15 months ago

BOTTLENECK WARNING.

jonbuttcheeks submitter 12 Builds 2 points 15 months ago

Sorry dude, other guys beat you to that joke

rockstar5934 1 point 15 months ago

lol

jonbuttcheeks submitter 12 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

I kinda want to try gaming though. For research purposes on bottlenecking LOL

DANIEL777 0 points 10 months ago

CPU bottleneck. Would be cool to see an X299 platform with a Core i9-7900x.

blinko07004 2 Builds -3 points 15 months ago

Miners spoil gpu prices thats all

jonbuttcheeks submitter 12 Builds 0 points 15 months ago

This was true maybe about 4 months ago but everything has settled now.

At the time of purchase (First couple weeks of December) B&H had near a full stock of 1080Tis at regular prices lol. So don't go by what you see on Amazon or eBay. Newegg had more stock at the same MSRP prices. But I'd have to pay tax on Newegg so I bought almost everything from B&H.

blinko07004 2 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

I am sure very interested in your build though...... i like your way off overkill on the gpu's. Nice work m8 i will give you that ;)

jonbuttcheeks submitter 12 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

Thank you very much

viperdad 1 point 15 months ago

this is not overkill for mining... common mining setups have 6 GPUs others has 8 GPUs. OP just use 4 GPUs so he can fit all of them in a closed case. If he can earn around $60/day, it will be increased if he adds more GPU. In mining, there is no overkill!! just profit.. profit.. profit!!

Mason54 25 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

the prices don't change, stock does. My local Microcenter has 0 1060 6Gb's. 1070's, 1070 ti's, and 1080 ti's. Only have 5 1080's as well... Its not the prices just the availability that is awful.

jonbuttcheeks submitter 12 Builds 2 points 15 months ago

Ok then I see your point. B&H did have alot of 1080 and 1080Ti but 1060 and 1070 stock was gone.

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jonbuttcheeks submitter 12 Builds 5 points 15 months ago

The question is, who doesn't like EVGA?

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jonbuttcheeks submitter 12 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

Crypto was good to me in 2017. And if you read my description you would see this is a miner. I would do Celeron but Pentium is good because I like to remote in throughout the day via TeamViewer and run a few monitor and OC software. It's able to handle everything smoothly where I've seen Celerons become sluggish once you try to run anything in the background.

viperdad 1 point 15 months ago

He bought the system as money making machine and not for gaming. He can get the money he spent in just less than 4 months. The rest are purely profit!! Of course you need to consider electricity and the heat.... owwww.. the heat!!! but during winter it will save you heater. lol

jonbuttcheeks submitter 12 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

Thanks for pointing that out to other users who apparently don't read descriptions. This thing puts how serious heat. Window wide open, it will be 60F outside but my room is 85F and the rig is right next to the window. I will be moving it somewhere else come summer time.

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jonbuttcheeks submitter 12 Builds 1 point 11 days ago

Why not?

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