I use this machine for gaming, video recording, and editing. When not doing anything the computer is Bitcoin mining. Made as a Senior Project this year for my High School.
watch the psu, coolmax is a unreliable brand. other than that the only thing i would have done is get blue ram to match the mobo. nice build!!
Couldn't have said it any better.
I was under the impression that bitcoins had drastically dropped in value.
GPUs will soon burn more money in power then they make in bitcoins though. Difficulty is skyrocketing.
i thought they had already reached that point?
They are very, very close. The last difficulty jump was massive compared to the others. Its all those custom ASICs that will only ever mine bitcoin that are making the difficulty skyrocket because their mining speed compared to a GPU is way more and they also use way less power. Give it a month or so and GPU bitcoin mining will be dead for those who pay for power.
late reply but with the death of bitcoin mining prices of amd cards should lower again
Oh no, they have gone up. They are $120 a bitcoin right now, that's why I mine.
Holy crap! Last I checked they were steady dropping. Are you part of a pool?
Yes, I'm on BTC Guild
I really like that setup, I love the look of the haf xm.
Try not to mix & match different RAM speeds/makes/models. Also, you really should have looked for a higher quality PSU for the $100 you spent. The rest of this I like.
It's fine as long as you run the pairs of dimms in the right slots (a,b,a,b).
You might want to grab an aftermarket cooler to overclock. You're getting really high temps at only 4ghz.
1000 W is a little more than you needed here. You could have bought a really nice Corsair 750W modular power supply for the same price: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-hx750
Nice build, but i think you should have got a single better GPU than having to deal with crossfire problems
He's using it for bitcoin mining, and crossfire for that is very much worth it.
Maybe you can explain this in a more clear way. What is BitCoin mining? I read its like renting your GPU to BitCoin and they pay you in BitCoins but im unsure if that is correct.
Bitcoin mining is using (I guess you can say "renting") your GPU for solving algorithms, or blocks. Every time you solve a block, you are rewarded a certain amount (typically a decimal) of bitcoins. 1 bitcoin at the moment is about $120, but it takes a while to get a bitcoin, especially with a single GPU. Every few weeks, the "difficulty" of the algorithms is increased, which is a reason to A. Join a mining pool (a group of bitcoin miners) or B. Upgrade your mining gear, such as crossfire (I say crossfire because Nvidia, and I'm not being biased, has horrible hash speeds, which is the speed you mine blocks at), or get an ASIC. An asic is a dedicated chip to bitcoin mining, and is much faster than GPUs.
If you want to read more about bitcoin mining, look it up on google, I believe its "What is bitcoin mining?"
Hope this helps!
Thanks, i tried googling it but couldn't get a clear answer. Your explanation makes sense, and now i get it.
Thank you very much!
Thanks for the insight !
Can you explain to me what BitCoin mining is ?
I feel very nooby here, help !
Look at my other comment.
Aren't you just 13? How do you know about bitcoin mining. No offense by the way, I'm 13 and I didn't know, I was just wondering how you did.
Haven't started yet, but I've tested it out on another machine of my friends (and of course done a few hours worth of research). I'm what you call "gifted" :3