Fun little project from some misc parts.. It's actually an Xfx r9 280x and a visiontek r9 270. Haven't play with ubuntu for a few years, but got it running using Ubuntu 12.04 & cgminer 3.7.2 and hashing between 1100-1400k


  • 69 months ago
  • 18 points

This is why we can't have nice cards.

  • 69 months ago
  • 4 points

Yes. I really hope crypto-currency dies. The 280x is already 100$ over its initial price due to all of the mining.

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point


  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

This is why I save nice cards- Or salvage good cards and repurpose them. If you still can't have nice cards, PM me- I'm always willing to sell the refurbished hardware in my closet and get them into a happy home!!!

Mining is a good thing, I'm not going to soapbox or start a debate, but as we move towards a increasingly non-tangible trade/currency system, the world needs a more secure method of transferring funds. Bitcoin may not be the ultimate winner, but it will pave the way for future crypto currencies, and any flaws or mistakes made with its development will only strengthen the systems of tomorrow.

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

do you still have cards your willing to part with? like 2 290s for 260$?

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey sorry for he delayed response, I don't get on here often.

I don't have any decent cards anymore, I got rid of them about 3-4 months ago.

Good luck in your search

  • 69 months ago
  • 3 points

Looks like it has decent airflow... ;) +1!

  • 69 months ago
  • 2 points

I hope all of this mining stuff turns up to be a big waste of time.

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  • 69 months ago
  • 0 points

You can get money out of it, but it winds up being more of a hassle than its worth and all it does is raise prices for our graphics cards D: