30 July 2018 Added 3 140mm Fans behind the cards to help keep them cooler.
19 July 2018 Finally got my 3rd card hung with a little help from the wife. And also took on a TV for my Monitor. Seems I am in the running for the Most Overkill small Miner EVER.
22 June 2018 Just added a new Sapphire Nitro Plus 580 SE to the family. Cards are all at 31.5 roughly now do to difficulty increases. Very happy with their performance. Can't wait to get this card hung, but chances are that will be in a day or two.
Current Mining to a friends wallet to repay him since he got me the SE card. https://ethpool.maxhash.org/#/account/0xeb17c33d54a6d7d83ef3af2cb1af0372545e4b67
26 May 2018 Got around in stalling the Low Profile C7 CPU cooler. So now I can add a few more cards when funds permit. ETH difficulty has been rising, so had to clock down the cards a bit to match. They are now at 32 flat, but still running very cool with only 30 percent fan speed. have them with an under volt of 950 mv to keep power consumption and excess heat down.
With the new ethos and claymore versions I am now able to dial in a heavier OC than prior and have the 570 running 32.7 and the 580 running at 33.1
As you can see I have the Rig Racked now. Seems I either will need a larger Rack in the future for more GPU's to hang, or at least a lower clearance CPU cooler so it isn't in the way Grin..
Ditched the MSI Armor 570 and got me a couple Nitro Plus cards. One is a 570, and the other is a 580 and both are all kinds of Awesome !!
Got these cards with a hash rate of 31 and 32 for the 570 and 580 respectively. 40 percent Fan on the sandwiched 570 and 30 percent fan on the 580. Temps are 61C and 49C.. Look out Ethereum, I'm coming for YOU Grin
Upgraded my youngest Son's Gaming Rig, and I got the old guts for a Mining Rig..
All your Graphics Cards are MINE !!!!
Had this Rig up and running within about 10 minutes thanks to ethos and its remote configuration option.
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i5-4690K Chip gets things done. Way Overkill for a GPU Mining Rig. Might drop the power down a bit on it to save energy since it is basically setting idle most of the time.
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO Not sure the Legendary Hyper 212 EVO Needs another Review.. If you are looking for a custom cooler on a Budget. This IS The Cooler for YOU. Pretty much that simple. There is a reason this cooler is the Standard for Thousands of Builds. It is Cheap, Simple, Fairly Easy to Install, Performs Well, Easy to Clean, and did I mention IT is Cheap ?? Friends don't let Friends use Stock Coolers.. Get Them a Hyper 212 EVO and show you Care !!
Board does what a Board Should.. BUT, needs more FAN Headers, it is just that simple. It only has a couple 3 pins, and the 1 PWM for the CPU FAN.. And the couple 3 pins that it does have aren't in the best positions either.Outside of the FAN headers being few and poorly thought out. The Board itself is Solid.... Wound have been 5 starts if not for the Fan Header issues.. UEFI is Very Nice for this Generation of Board....
Pretty sure these sticks clocked in at a lower speed that what is shown on the Label. But that seems to be the case with Memory most of the time. And a simple XMP choice in the BIOS is likely to resolve the matter. I have yet to try that, and will knock off a star if I can't get it to run at the speed on the label without major tinkering. Outside of that, both sticks are good and seem to be holding data temporarily as RAM should Grin..
Seen reviews that say this SSD can be a Turd. But I have had no performance issues with it so far. Do wish it was a little larger, but that was an error on my part, can't blame the drive for that. If it becomes sluggish in the Future I'll come back and knock off a star or two from my rating to reflect that..
These cards are simply amazing. If you can find them in stock anywhere at a decent price don't hesitate. Card is roughly a half pound heavier than my prior 570 card, and that weight is not wasted, it was used for a massive heat sink that keeps this card cool even under max load with the fans at less than half speed.
I also have the 580 version of this card. I get 31 MH/s on the 570, and 32 MH/s on the 580. Other than that, and their default clock settings, for the Mining purposes they are exactly the same. Both have Micron Memory.
My current settings are core 1200, memory 2340, voltage 940 and fan at roughly 40 percent speed.
I look forward to the Limited Edition, and Special Edition of these cards when I can find them !!
EVGA G3 750 80 Plus Gold Fully Modular ATX is just a work of art. Plenty of Power, Dead Silent, Great Cabling, and plenty of accessory cables to hookup anything you should desire. Way Overkill for this build. But I got it at a good price, so figured I would put it to use. There is a reason Miners are grabbing these up by the handful, the cables alone make it Top Notch compared to other lesser Power Supply Units. Have 2 of these running in Rigs so far, and won't hesitate to use another for my next build. Highly Recommended by Jonnyguru the Power Supply Guy, and I also Highly recommend not passing these up if you can get them for anything under $120, Seriously...
Switching the Source Input on this Monitor is a Menu Driven Mess compared to my Other Asus Monitor. Outside of that the Panel itself is very clean with a great picture. Just had to knock off a star for that because every time my boys want to toggle over to a Game console from the Computer Display it requires my assistance and it honestly should be a breeze..