I suppose I did, I was going off the original title that was asking essentially what the risers were used for (mining) which has very low bandwidth requirement.
Was just trying to say it doesn't have to be a dedicated mining board to be used efficiently.
I disagree, any board with at least 4 or 5 slots is great for mining still as long as its recent enough to have 4g decoding (iirc its z270 and newer).
That will allow the cheap 1 to 4 adapters to be used like this: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07CWPWDF8
A normal motherboard can provide a...
1) install the card directly in a pcie x16 slot
2) locate and install the dev driver without the limiter
3) either plug in a monitor or a dummy hdmi adapter
4) configure your OC undervolt settings
5) mine away at about 47mh/s
Problem for alot of folks is the 30 series cards are already almost comically long, the powerlink puts it off the end of the board instead of behind it.
Even in the example above you couldnt fit a powerlink in that sliver of space, but the 180 degree connectors fit.
The lowest profile option is docker container on linux if you're not doing anything fancy like nvenc transcoding or otherwise.
None of the other OS's run it better persay you just may have lower resource overhead with a linux flavor.
Frankly for the price difference I'd probably still go with a 10600k if I was shopping for a 6c/12t.
Its 90$ less and pretty equivalent speed wise and with overclocking might even be a bit faster, you just gotta deal with the extra heat.
Same goes for the 5800x, the 10850k is 110$ less and on par.
You dont, really just check it, it only starts Monday - Friday from 9:00am PT – 11:00am PT and goes for a few couple of hours then the drawings are fulfilled around 2-4 PT. (you get an email if you didnt win a drawing)
The biggest question is are the chips made here? If they are they can avoid that 25% price hike.
Thats the only way I think they're going to be competitive, on margins they'll be the new amd, not the fastest available but fast enough and dirt cheap.
What motherboard do you have dexvx?
If its a matx or itx you can fit a 360mm in the top of the o11-d mini if you move board down a section.
Addtionally they're releasing a snow all white version either this month or next, the only drawback is you need a SFX PSU.
Here's a few options for ya depending on the noise/quality of the fan you could replace the ID Cooling's fan with a better noctua or scythe fan for better performance/noise:
55mm tall ~ 130w TDP ~ ID-COOLING IS-60 - https://www.newegg.com/p/2RM-00AP-00094
47mm ~ 115w TDP ~ CRYORIG C7 Cu (same...
Its gonna do that due to the chip spectre/meltdown vulnerability, you either have to disable hyper threading or accept that risk (you can turn off the warning).
We decided to accept the risk at work as it wasn't acceptable to cut the thread count workload capability for internal servers.
If I was to do this myself, I'd get a combo like this (offering like $280): https://ebay.us/QPApDj
Install unraid on a flash drive
setup the disks I wanted for the array, (maybe add a SSD for the VMs)
pass through the GPU to a VM for the mining
then lastly run plex as a docker container
ECC helps with overall stability and reduced potential of crashes or data corruption.
Server components have the same building blocks as standard desktop hardware (ram, mobo, cpu, power, etc)
First questions are:
How many drives are you looking to have in your file server
How much compute power...
I picked up this thing to try out: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08F2FS7SR/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
5 heatpipe for 25$ and they have an all white option, I'm expecting it to perform at or better than a hyper212 more than enough for a 5600x at stock (im using a 3600...
For the purpose of mining/file server all of those CPU are still probably overkill compute wise.
That said for home server with high uptime-24/7-reliability use, I'd recommend a used ATX Supermicro board, Xeon CPU, and ECC ram (v2 or v3 depending on your budget)
It even gives you the option...
is noise an issue?
is security an issue?
Its best practice to update to the latest firmware of everything to ensure everything hardware wise is patched, that said some of the recent bios idle the fans super loud.
If you dont care, its super easy to update them over idrac enterprise or with a...