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Ethereum mining rig suggestions

Discussion in 'Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Mining' started by tarkadahl, Nov 10, 2020.

  1. Kelvin

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    I can't believe you really did this!!!,

    I was joking, when I asked the question..



    I've set mine up as an upside down V... to maximize cooling..




     
  2. groovetek

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    Same haha. But it's quite nice now, chugging away not inside the house. I've set up cameras, battery backed security/alarms, etc. for safety's sake.
     
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  3. r3s

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    4000w's of laptop gaming goodness :D
     
  4. aussie-revhead

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    Does anyone know which 3090 has the best thermal pads from the factory? Or do they all basically need the pads to be replaced?

    :)
     
  5. bigubosu

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    there's YouTube videos on this topic. if it helps I think the gigabytes need to be replaced. I have a Gainward phoenix (non-gs) and it's not too bad, I would be undervolting it a lot during 30+ degree C days or not turning it on at all tbh if you don't have proper room airflow. on a 27 degree day I was a little concerned, it reached 96 degrees C on the vrams, I prefer to keep it at around 90-92 and lower.
     
  6. dualmassager

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    I would always change thermal pads on the GDDR6X stuff. My 3080 will stay at 82-84 C pretty much regardless of ambient temp. Will also mean fans don’t have to work as hard, so you can save a bit of power as well (less wear and tear on fans too).
     
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  7. bigubosu

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    sounds like a good reason to upgrade the thermal pads
     
  8. aussie-revhead

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    I remember some comments about some being very good stock (definitely not Gigabyte).

    :)
     
  9. groovetek

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    EVGA FTW3.
     
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  10. Soarer GT

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    I've had to change them on Gigabyte ( All ), MSI Ventux X3 (after bios flash for higher hashrate) and a few evga FTW3.

    The MSI Ventus x3 has a power limiter, so will sometimes go down to 115MH/s or someshit. I flashed it with another vbios for the full 126MH/s... which then meant the thermal pads went out of spec... Changing thermal pads made it good again.
     
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  11. aussie-revhead

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    So they all needed better thermal pads in the end?

    :)
     
  12. r3s

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    For a $3k+ card that will most likely turn the oem solution to shit mining 24/7 it is probably a sound investment.
     
  13. PiNoY

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    HOF3090s are awesome
     
  14. aussie-revhead

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    Not surprisingly but they are also the most expensive right? $4k or so?
     
  15. Soarer GT

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    If you were to sell some rigs, would you just sell the cards or would you make more on the whole rig? I sorta want to keep my PSU's =/
     
  16. lonewolf1983

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    Rest of the parts can be hard to sell at decent price, can squeeze more out of people if bundled I've found
     
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    Just saw crypto.com is now enabling wrappedEther deposits and withdrawals via the Polygon chain. This means you can mine ETH to a polygon address, and then withdraw to their CEX for under 1 cent per transaction.
     
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  20. aussie-revhead

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    What do those laptops hash at?

    :)
     

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