Hey - nice build!
Can I ask, did the 3600 work without flashing with the 2600 first?
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
Not only does it have dual fans, but the clocks are slightly faster.
For the sake of £3 you should go for the Zotac
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.
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.
Thank you, kind sir. You have made a sale!
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.
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!
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?
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!?
"Schiit Stack - This works fine."
How fine? Would you recommend anything else instead?
+1 for being so damn tidy
+1 for finding a 580 in stock for a normal price.
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.
But don't worry. I'll also be the reason why video cards will be loads cheaper after mining dies down!
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.
Yes, but you don't have to buy a whole one.
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 :)
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!
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.
Depends on the rate. It's quite volatile at the moment. It should find 3 ETH per month, which is currently equal to ~$1100.
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.
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
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/
I'd do anything to cool this rig short of blowing on it all day!
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.
Yep, sorry. You'll be hard pushed to find any for a few weeks! I was lucky to get 6
It's annoying when they don't mine in pairs
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?
It makes money (in theory) :)
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/
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!
Sounds good. How much did you tweak bios/clocks?
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.
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
It's not Bitcoin, fyi. More like Ether
Yeah but....there's literally none...anywhere. It's strange
Yes. A 1060 will display your 3D viewport well enough.
What render engine are you using, out of interest?
Nice one. I bet it does the job nicely
I would have picked the PM961 over the MP500 and saved some dollar. I'd be interested to know the reasoning?
Do you call is CHBBVWBPBSQHWI for short?
+1 for being polite in your title
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.
I freaking love this build!
Why didn't you use the m.2 though?
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.
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!
No, I meant from button to login. Takes mine about 2 seconds.
1st world problems, huh? ;)
I like the build a lot. So +1
BUT 12 seconds for an SSD to boot win10?? Something's up with that...
Awesome! Thank you