[USA] [H] Asus Pcie-ac66 AC Standard Wireless card with antenna Array, AMD Athlon II x3 2.7ghz processor, [W] Bitcoins / Paypal
My Haswell motherboard doesn't play nicely with the Asus Wireless Card(Everything else that isn't Haswell works with it though), and the AMD Athlon II was pulled from a motherboard that broke. Update: Here is the pic of the amd processor. http://imgur.com/i78YP55 Here is the pic of the wireless card. http://imgur.com/fybQpFB
Bitcoin Full Node: I repurposed some gaming computer parts and built a full node. (With Pics.)
I've been buying some Bitcoin lately and was interested in building a full node so I repurposed some old gaming computer parts that I had lying around. Here's the computer specifications and costs of new parts:
**Intel i5-6500k CPU-** A 4 core CPU that was a good gaming CPU back in its day. (Repurposed)
** Zalman CNPS9900MAX-B CPU Cooler - ** Cooler that was on the CPU/Motherboard when it was used for gaming. (Repurposed)
**MSI Z170A Gaming M5 Motherboard -** A good gaming and overclocking motherboard. (Repurposed)
**16GB G Skill 2400MHz RAM -** Great RAM for gaming and very fast at the time. (Repurposed)
**XFX 550w Power Supply (Gold) -** Rock solid power supply. (Repurposed.)
**Phanteks Eclipse 300A Computer Case -** Good quality case. $59.99 @ Amazon
**Sandisk SSD Plus 1TB Internal SSD -** Good quality SSD with room to grow with the Bitcoin network. $99.99 @ Amazon
**Windows 10 OS Key -** Couldn't find the original key that went with the motherboard. $34.99 @ Kinguin.net
Cost of new parts for this computer: $235.00 USD My observations: This computer is way overkill for a Bitcoin Full Node but works really great! I was unsure of what was really required for a computer to run a full node but after having this computer up and running for a few days I have a much better understanding. It hardly uses the CPU at all. I think that this is why you can run a full node on a Raspberry PI. The CPU on this computer typically runs at less than 5% utilization and more like 2%. It is basically sitting at idle all the time. I upped the data cache memory available in the Bitcoin GUI (Don't really know if this works or not?) to 5000 MB. The most RAM that I have used in several days of running has been less than 4 GB. (4000 MB) Once you get it up and running you need to open port 8333 on your router or it won't allow other computers to connect to you. Once you have port 8333 open, 20 computers will be able to connect to you and you will be able to connect to 10. There is very little documentation in how to do this (No step by step.) because all routers are slightly different and use slightly different terminology. It is not really that difficult. What you really want to do is called "port forwarding" and you want to find those settings in your router and port forward port 8333 in both directions. (Hope that made some sense. I'm not very good with networks!) My WiFi network and the connection to this computer is fast. I pay for 400 Mbps down and 20 Mbps up and I have a WiFi 6 router and a WiFi 6 adapter card in this computer. Speedtest says that this computer is connected at 380 Mbps down and 20 Mbps up. I'm about 40 feet away from the router. The Bitcoin Full Node is always transferring data on the network. It seems to be in small packets/batches but it is always sending or receiving or both. It doesn't use much bandwidth at one time so shouldn't cause lag on your network. In my case it typically stays under 500 Kbps but will on occasion spike briefly to 2000 Kbps (2 Mbps). I was very curious as to how much electricity this computer would use so that I could determine if I could afford to leave it on 24/7 or not. I plugged the computer into a watt meter that you can see in the pics. The computer swings between 32 and 35 watts while up and running on the Bitcoin network. This is like idle speed for this computer IMHO. 35 watts running 24 hours = 840 watt hours 840 watt hours X 30 days = 25200 watt hours or 25.2 Kwhs (Kilowatt hours is how you are charged by your utility) My utility charges $.12 per kilowatt hour so... 25.2 Kwh X $.12 = $3.03 USD per month. I hope I can afford that! Here's some pics: Bitcoin Full Node from Repurposed Parts
Hey y'all! So I've been having a bit of an issue with my PC. Throughout windows it seems as though there isn't any anti-aliasing happening. The lines look jagged and sometimes I get these texture waves/shimmer. I've tried so many things. -reinstalling drivers -messing with nvidia control panel -replaced displayport cables/switch to HDMI -messing with monitor settings (2x VG27AQ) -reinstalled windows 10 pro -reseated the graphics card -display settings in windows I had a bitcoin mining virus that I dealt with and removed with malwarebytes. I also had a instance where I case swapped my pc and when removing the graphics card the plastic pcie clip that locks the card came off with it. I was able to put it back on as well as reseating the card with out it and it made no difference. So I'm a bit at a loss. The aliasing is especially noticeable when viewing HD/4K videos in a small windows instead of in full screen. Games seem to be running fine and anti-aliasing works on Warzone for example. Overall the Windows UI seems jagged and not as sharp as I remember. Here's a screenshot: https://imgur.com/a/vEqiaOV Full Specs: Ryzen 9 3900x EVGA 2080Ti FTW3 Ultra 32GB G.Skill Trident Z 3200mhz 750W Corsair PSU Samsung Evo Plus 970 1TB Infinnet DP Cables 2x VG27AQ 165hz monitors
3D Printed Housing for External Vive Wireless Card
Sorry I am not providing details as I want to get this info out quickly. I will respond with info if anyone shows interest, though I might be slow. I'm not sure if anyone remembers the talk about extending the range of their Vive wireless setups. Basically, you can get a PCIe extender (built for bitcoin mining rigs I believe), and use USB 3 to move your Vive Wireless WiGig card 35 ft (CORRECTION: 20ft) to your computer. I have found that it works great for me. But you end up with this exposed computer board just sitting there in your room with nothing to keep the board from sliding out of the extender socket and nothing to protect the board while also allowing cooling. I took enough measurements off of the board to create a 3d model of it that captures the design information needed to create an enclosure. I also created a 3d printable enclosure that is "good enough". I haven't posted it because "an artist's work is never done", but if I don't post what I have, I might never post it. So please let me know if anyone is interested in a model of the card and enclosure. Note that the enclosure is specific to the dimensions of the extender I bought, so minor tweaks might be required if you have a different extender. Here is a picture of the final result (yes I used tape for my prototype that I never developed further) I designed it to be modular (see the joiners I left open in the picture, in case a part of the print fails or needs fixing) and also it does not require supports. (Shakes fist at designs that require supports!) https://imgur.com/a/op35gVL (I would appreciate advice on how to get the image to show up in this post, I don't do this a lot) Answers: Here are the exact two products I bought from Amazon. No guarantees. At the time people were looking into extending the wire from the card to antenna, but my first try didn't work. Beware, the part that you plug into your pci slot can, incredibly, be put in backwards and still fit. Also there is nothing keeping the extender in the slot. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07N38Y799/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07G93LTVX/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1 I can't find an exact link that I followed for recommendations, but there are tons of hits here: https://www.google.com/search?q=vive+wireless+extension+reddit&oq=vive+wireless+extension+reddit&aqs=chrome..69i57j0.5679j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8
Hi there, I'm running esxi on my home server and I'm slowly coming to the conclusion that there are more discrete PCIe devices (low-power GPUs, USB-cards, SATA-controllers) that I'd like to pass through to individual VMs than my mainboard can provide PCIe slots for. How would esxi handle PCIe bifurcation or riser systems like this? Could I pass through all PCIe devices connected to these kinds of systems to individual VMs or could I only pass through the "original" slot on the motherboard? To clarify, I'm not worried about bandwidth here since I'm neither using high-power GPUs nor 10Gbit ethernet adapters nor NVMe-storage, so I'd be fine with having 16 PCIe x1 slots instead of one PCIe x16 slot. Thanks!
Figured this is a good place to ask. I’m thinking about beefing up my five year old PC (with integrated graphics) to play some newer games. I don’t need the latest and greatest gpu but curious to see if anyone knows the best places to buy used ones. I don’t think I’ve seen them at goodwill. Any other suggestions?
Hello! I'm trying to get a (remarkably unorthodox) multi-GPU setup working with my system. In short, I'm trying to pair an Nvidia GTX 1050ti and a Quadra FX580 on the same Windows 10 system. My motherboard is a Gigabyte GA-A320M-S2H. The 1050ti is installed in the PCiE x16 slot, and the Quadro FX580 is installed in one of the PCiE 1x slots via a 1x -> 16x riser card(typically used by bitcoin miners). Windows 10 recognizes both devices in the device manager. Yes, I understand the bottlenecks, warnings, and otherwise ridiculous nature of this setup, but I just needs it for additional monitor outputs. Buying a completely new 10-series GPU or new motherboard is out of the budget(already had the Quadro FX580 on hand), and USB-based video cards are too unreliable and underperforming for what we're after. This is what we've tried so far and the results we've gotten:
With no modifications (1050ti in x16, FX580 on riser), the system defaults to the 1050ti and shows no output on the FX580.
With the 1050ti in the riser and the FX580 in the x16 slot, the FX580 shows no output and the 1050ti works without a hitch.
With ONLY the FX580 in the riser OR the x16 slot, the system works without a hitch again; the FX580 works fine.
Booting into an Ubuntu installer shows BOTH GPUs working simultaneously regardless of their slot. This highlights that it isn't a hardware problem, but likely a driver one with Windows.
Here's where things get interesting. Booting into Linux, both GPUs work with no issues, right off the bat. Booting into Windows 10 safe mode and running DDU (followed by a reboot back into safe mode) enables both GPUs, and they both work. Which suggests that Windows 10 is definitely capable of operating in this configuration. However, attempting to install either driver for either card (or even just letting Windows do so on its own) breaks the FX580 and enables only the 1050 ti, giving a "Code 43" for the FX580 in device manager. I'm completely perplexed. Drivers for the FX580 aren't important, as it's just for additional screen real estate, though being able to run the latest drivers for the 1050ti would be nice for best game performance. Is there a way to "lock" the working Microsoft Basics Display Driver to the FX580, keeping it in a working state and allowing the 1050ti to be updated? My friend did this successfully with his personal system with a 1080ti and an old ATI card and it was plug-and-play; both cards worked great and there were no driver issues, so I'm completely stumped as to why this configuration is giving me so much trouble(He is stumped on this problem as well) Any insight or help would be greatly appreciated!
Using a old Tr board as a rendering platform? How good would it be??
So. With more and more parts coming out and upgrade season coming for me (3900x for me when this is all over) i’m looking at older TR boards, for their pcie lanes. I Am a 3d artist and instead of tossing my 2, older v56 cards away, i’d like to keep using them. So, i was wondering if it would even be possible to setup a old threadripper machine like a bitcoin mining rig, but for 3d rendering.
Hi, I have tried to build my own, but it appears like I've gotten rusty in this. It has also reached prices beyond my expectations. But I want to keep it for about 7-10 years. What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using. I don't plan to use this for gaming or bitcoin mining. I will process a lot of text from external sources, compute numbers, and train some deep learning models. What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes? 4000 USD / 36000 NOK. When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy. ASAP What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (ToweOS/monitokeyboard/mouse/etc) Things I would want: CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 3950X (or something fast that has 16+ cores; I will run highly parallel jobs) GPU: GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (large memory is preferred) Memory: 32GB (or more) Motherboard: Preferably an X570 with PCIe 4.0 NVMe support. WiFi would be nice, because there is no network cabling around that area. USB-C heads would be nice, but not required. Case: USB-C is required. I prefer white, silvegrey, but black would be fine as well. No disc drive needed. Storage: NVMe (1 TB should be enough for me, I suppose). I already have an SSD inside my old machine. PSU: 850W or higher would be good. I have plans to install another card in that. Fans: I have no idea how many I need, nor where to mount them. Something less noisy would be nice. If water cooling is less-noisy and comparable in terms of pricing, I can go for water cooling. Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location? Norway If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated. SSD (Samsung evo 850), keyboard, mouse, monitor. Brands of those don't matter. Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU? Most likely, no. However, it appears like both the CPU and the GPU can be overclocked to a certain extent. Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc) CUDA and OpenCL support would be required. I already have an SSD. But an NVMe drive is needed. Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-towefull-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components? I don't like LED lighting. I prefer white, silver or grey cases. Size doesn't matter as long as I can place 2 full size PCIe cards in that. I don't like window, but don't mind if a cheap model has that. Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference? No. It will run Linux. Extra info or particulars: Nothing apart from those. I would be very happy, if you could help me build something along these lines.
I'll try and keep this as to the point as possible. I'm planning to build a small server-esque pc with an ATX motherboard that has many full length pcie slots, and as time goes on collect more low power video cards to fill all those slots up with to use with BOINC (for those of you wondering, the workload is basically the same as bitcoin mining, except i'm contributing to research instead of making money). My question is, with one motherboard and up to five video cards without pcie power connectors, will the motherboard be able to drive all of them? Or will I need to get a special motherboard with an extra molex connector or something on it for a little extra juice? Addendum: The motherboard I have in mind is an Asus Rampage IV Extreme, though any older motherboard with a bunch of full length pcie slots is welcome.
I have built many normal gaming PCs in the past. I started using NiceHash and thought "hell I can do this." Well it wasn't so easy getting everything to work. So here's all the somewhat tricky non typical stuff I figured out:
First off buy extra PCIe risers. They seem to have poor quality control. I had several duds.
Depending on your motherboard you might need to enable "4g Decoding" if you don't do this it wont be able to see more than 3 GPU's. Some motherboards have this enabled and don't have a setting for it so if you cant find it you probably don't need to worry about it. (This took me an embarrassing amount of time to figure out)
Next if you are using a new motherboard you want to change your PCIe settings to v2 or v1. This is also done in the BIOS. If you leave it on v3 it will likely be unstable. I think I have a bald spot from trying to figure out why the damn rig kept freezing up.
Lastly if you are using Nvidia cards FUCK GEFORCE EXPERIENCE. Just download the latest driver from Nvidias website. I had a lot of issues getting all of the GPUs recognized at the same time until I switched to the basic driver. After that it worked flawlessly.
Hopefully this will save someone some valuable time. Good luck!
Planning a new fan-cooled 3D rendering workstation. I liked Entagma's build, but its already outdated with the new AMDs coming out in November with 128 PCIe lanes (PCIE 4.0). So ideally, the build can have the option to expand beyond 4 gpus using riser cards to split x16 pci slots into 2 pci x8... potentially 6-10 gpu's. Most cases can only handle 4 double-wide GPUs (rtx 2070). Are the bitcoin mining cases ok for 3D Rendering and fan cooling? I've seen a brand called Hydra III that looks promising. I don't want to buy a huge bulky rack just to use a rackmount style case. Or do you recommend another case? https://www.amazon.com/Hydra-III-Server-Mining-Case/dp/B07B4PPQK8
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