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ped90's Completed Build: Shoe Miner

ped90 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

Technically, yes - and more. I sold the rig at peak price, which was more than what I paid for it in the first place. The extra cash covered the electricity and now I'm just left with the coins I mined. So I basically got all my coins for nothing :D

Forum Topic "which one to take ?"

ped90 2 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

Not only does it have dual fans, but the clocks are slightly faster. For the sake of £3 you should go for the Zotac

ped90's Completed Build: Shoe Miner

ped90 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Thank you. I sold the rig for profit a few months ago and sold all the crypto I mined during the January spike. You could say I'm up a few grand. IDK, maybe my Lambo will catch fire...

Cheers

ped90's Completed Build: Shoe Miner

ped90 submitter 2 Builds 2 points 16 months ago

Thanks. My plan was always to sell the rig as soon as I mined enough eth to cover my costs. It took 2-3 months of mining before that happened and I ended up selling the hardware for more than I paid in the first place. I'm sitting on the eth for now but it's already doubled in value since then. So I've essentially got about 7.5 eth without spending a penny :) win win win! If you're thinking about getting involved now, I'd suggest just buying coins rather than mining.

Forum Topic "Stuttering/FPS Drops"

ped90 2 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Two things I'd check. First, try running your GPU at stock speeds and see if it stutters. And second, check power draw - do you have a powerful enough PSU for the system?

If neither are the issue, then try to load up task manager when it happens. Look out for what part of your system is under strain (CPU, GPU, hard drive etc) and what program is hogging it.

Forum Topic "Steelseries Xai replacement?"

ped90 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 20 months ago

Thank you, kind sir. You have made a sale!

Forum Topic "Steelseries Xai replacement?"

ped90 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 20 months ago

FRGB! Btw, it says it has 3 hardware profiles. Are these easy to switch to on any computer without software? On my Xai I had an LCD screen on the bottom which told me profile selection and settings, without any software needed after first-time setup.

Forum Topic "Steelseries Xai replacement?"

ped90 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 20 months ago

Thanks. I just had a look. Seems like it might be ok. Shame it has the "gamer" look... I hate all this RGB crap and sharp angles!

neo239's Completed Build: HT Box One

ped90 2 Builds 1 point 20 months ago

One of my favourite builds on here!! +1

But why not make use of the m.2 slot? Save on space from SSD and gain speed? I guess that's just an SSD you had laying around?

Forum Topic "Why do people buy 950/960 EVO m.2 over PM961?"

ped90 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 20 months ago

Yeah, I have the previous gen PM951. It's amazingly fast. Highly recommended if you have space. I thought it was just an early adopter and that was why no one was buying them. But around 2 years later and all the builds on here are using EVOs. I don't get it!?

Shotties's Completed Build: The Struggle continues

ped90 2 Builds 1 point 21 months ago

"Schiit Stack - This works fine."

How fine? Would you recommend anything else instead?

+1 for being so damn tidy

alejcho's Completed Build: AZEND - Ryzen ITX Master Race Build

ped90 2 Builds 2 points 21 months ago

+1 for finding a 580 in stock for a normal price.

ped90's Completed Build: Shoe Miner

ped90 submitter 2 Builds 0 points 21 months ago

Oh for sure. It's less today - but that's actually good for me. I can now buy a bunch of coins at the fallen price. Come one maybe two years from now it could be up 10x. I'm playing the long game, chum.

ped90's Completed Build: Shoe Miner

ped90 submitter 2 Builds 0 points 22 months ago

Yep.

But don't worry. I'll also be the reason why video cards will be loads cheaper after mining dies down!

You're welcome. ;)

FourMoBro's Completed Build: Deep Learning Build

ped90 2 Builds 1 point 22 months ago

Love the build. Nice to see something different to a typical gaming PC! I think you should have gotten the PM961 M.2 SSD instead though. It would spank that SSD big time for the same price and less clutter.

+1

ped90's Completed Build: Shoe Miner

ped90 submitter 2 Builds 0 points 22 months ago

Yes, but you don't have to buy a whole one.

ped90's Completed Build: Shoe Miner

ped90 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 22 months ago

Yeah I wouldn't mind trying Linux out. I've had no problems with Windows yet. I simply didn't activate it and so it doesn't update :)

ped90's Completed Build: Shoe Miner

ped90 submitter 2 Builds 0 points 22 months ago

One Bitcoin currently goes for $2700. One Ether is $380. Lots of activity on these prices over the last couple of months. Could be double that in an other couple of months!

Forum Topic "470, 480, 580's gone forever?"

ped90 2 Builds 2 points 22 months ago

Sometimes Amazon does it. Ebuyer did for a long time, but it looks like they've taken all 570's off their site completely now. I'd just check all the pcpp links if I were you. Good luck.

ped90's Completed Build: Shoe Miner

ped90 submitter 2 Builds 0 points 22 months ago

Depends on the rate. It's quite volatile at the moment. It should find 3 ETH per month, which is currently equal to ~$1100.

ped90's Completed Build: Shoe Miner

ped90 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 22 months ago

Thank you. I took great care :P

In all honesty, I'm trying not to let this build trigger me. During the 'messing around' phase I turned off the LEDs on just one of the cards with the bundled software, and never turned them back on. So now only 5/6 of them light up. It hurts. But time is money and the drivers are too fragile to risk installing that crappy software again to turn the LEDs back on lol.

ped90's Completed Build: Shoe Miner

ped90 submitter 2 Builds 0 points 22 months ago

I'd just buy the coins if I were you now. By the time they come back in stock, mining will probably be over with lol

ped90's Completed Build: Shoe Miner

ped90 submitter 2 Builds 0 points 22 months ago

22 is stock speeds. You need to tweak timings, voltages etc to get 29+

Give this article a read and watch the video in it. Helped me a lot! http://1stminingrig.com/are-the-rx570-and-rx580-profitable-mining-performance-review/

ped90's Completed Build: Shoe Miner

ped90 submitter 2 Builds 2 points 22 months ago

I'd do anything to cool this rig short of blowing on it all day!

ped90's Completed Build: Shoe Miner

ped90 submitter 2 Builds 0 points 22 months ago

Modified bios memory timings, undervolted and underclocked core for stability and power draw reduction. Can probably overclock a little but with not much gain in hash. Memory boosted to 2050.

ped90's Completed Build: Shoe Miner

ped90 submitter 2 Builds 4 points 22 months ago

Yep, sorry. You'll be hard pushed to find any for a few weeks! I was lucky to get 6

ped90's Completed Build: Shoe Miner

ped90 submitter 2 Builds 3 points 22 months ago

It's annoying when they don't mine in pairs

ped90's Completed Build: Shoe Miner

ped90 submitter 2 Builds 0 points 22 months ago

Last image shows one of the cards on 29.2. That was dual mining too, so it's a little more steady on single mining. I'll try and take a screen grab of single mining if you'd like?

ped90's Completed Build: Shoe Miner

ped90 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 22 months ago

It makes money (in theory) :)

ped90's Completed Build: Shoe Miner

ped90 submitter 2 Builds 0 points 22 months ago

Thanks. I hope it's profitable too! I'm thinking only two more months before Ethereum switches to PoS. It was also built to be ASIC resistant, so that shouldn't be a problem.

ped90's Completed Build: Shoe Miner

ped90 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 22 months ago

Yep, mining ethereum. The price fluctuations atm make hard to say how much in USD. But I'm on target to mine 3 ETH per month. I didn't struggle too much with setup because this article helped a tonne: http://1stminingrig.com/are-the-rx570-and-rx580-profitable-mining-performance-review/

ped90's Completed Build: Shoe Miner

ped90 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 22 months ago

I pretty much set up all the wallet stuff and tested software on my normal rig before getting this system. Didn't take long but my 970 is a terrible mining card. Build time was about 3 hours. Then multiple hours/days after that to optimise. Was a really fun project!

ped90's Completed Build: Shoe Miner

ped90 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 22 months ago

Sounds good. How much did you tweak bios/clocks?

ped90's Completed Build: Shoe Miner

ped90 submitter 2 Builds 0 points 22 months ago

Thank you!

And to answer you question. It depends on what you class as "better". The 570 has been a prime choice for its low price and high hash rates. Sure, other cards can yield more coin, but cost way more to buy in the first place. So short term rx570, long term probably 1070/1080. Vega is likely to be good also when it comes out, but probably too late for mining ETH.

Forum Topic "I want to buy a tv plz plz help me dont ignored me i want your help sir"

ped90 2 Builds 1 point 22 months ago

Size? Resolution?

Forum Topic "470, 480, 580's gone forever?"

ped90 2 Builds 1 point 22 months ago

You'll have to preorder if you really want one. I've seen some sites saying they'll have some stock this week - but there's a good chance they'll go out of stock again immediately. printanddestroy is right though. But I estimate it will be slightly earlier than end of summer. Know one really knows

Forum Topic "Rx 470/480/570/580 ALL GONE??"

ped90 2 Builds 1 point 22 months ago

It's not Bitcoin, fyi. More like Ether

Forum Topic "RX 480 & 580 Price Rise and Scarcity?"

Forum Topic "RX570 Drought"

ped90 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

Yeah but....there's literally none...anywhere. It's strange

Forum Topic "Cheap video card for 3d viewing"

ped90 2 Builds 2 points 23 months ago

Yes. A 1060 will display your 3D viewport well enough.

What render engine are you using, out of interest?

shadow_jk's Completed Build: Entry level in laws desktop

ped90 2 Builds 2 points 24 months ago

Nice one. I bet it does the job nicely

Blog Post "Asus CROSSHAIR VI HERO / AMD Ryzen 7 1800X Live Build"

ped90 2 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

I would have picked the PM961 over the MP500 and saved some dollar. I'd be interested to know the reasoning?

Mathleey's Completed Build: Could have been better valued with better parts, but still quiet happy with it

ped90 2 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

Do you call is CHBBVWBPBSQHWI for short?

Vergere's Completed Build: PLEASE BE QUIET!

ped90 2 Builds 3 points 30 months ago

+1 for being polite in your title

SirMints's Completed Build: Athene Noctua - Little Owl

ped90 2 Builds 1 point 31 months ago

Fair enough points!

Just as a heads up if you want to upgrade on a budget, I found the Samsung PM951 to be an amazing value m.2 NVMe drive. Way cheaper than the SM951 but still plenty faster than normal SSD. I highly recommend you check it out when you come to it.

SirMints's Completed Build: Athene Noctua - Little Owl

ped90 2 Builds 1 point 31 months ago

I freaking love this build!

Why didn't you use the m.2 though?

hoanghuynh's Completed Build: 1080P Sweet Spot Build.

ped90 2 Builds 2 points 31 months ago

Yep. RAM only supports up to 2133 too. No big deal as it will just clock down, but you may have saved a little buying slower in the first place.

Akck67's Completed Build: Gummy Bears (First Build)

ped90 2 Builds 1 point 32 months ago

Haha yeah I figured the Trion wasn't as fast, but I just didn't expect it to take as long as that. Then again, I just tested the boot time on my SP3 and got around 10 seconds too.

Regardless...I still love the build!

Akck67's Completed Build: Gummy Bears (First Build)

ped90 2 Builds 1 point 32 months ago

No, I meant from button to login. Takes mine about 2 seconds. 1st world problems, huh? ;)

Akck67's Completed Build: Gummy Bears (First Build)

ped90 2 Builds 1 point 32 months ago

I like the build a lot. So +1

BUT 12 seconds for an SSD to boot win10?? Something's up with that...

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