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    Raptoreum CPU mining earning $5.50/day right now on 5950X

    Have you guys looked at Raptoreum lately? https://www.coingecko.com/en/coins/raptoreum I have 3 GPU mining rigs with decent CPUs in them. They are doing as follows: https://minerstat.com/coin/RTM https://mineraptoreum.com/ 5950X 3800 H/s 150 watts $5.46/day 5800 2200 H/s...
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    How to update BIOS on Asus TUF B365M-PLUS GAMING when BIOS is too old to support i5-9400T that I got for it

    Got a good refurb deal on this Asus Micro ATX mobo. Problem is that the BIOS currently installed might not support the CPU I got for it. Original BIOS is version 0207 and I need version 0818 in order to post with the 9th Gen CPU I got. This mobo does not support USB BIOS Flashback from what I...
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    Looking for Micro ATX LGA1151 with dual full length PCIe double spaced slots

    I'm looking for a plain Micro ATX LGA 1151 mobo with dual full length double spaced slots. Don't need/want RGB, Wifi or any of that. Just need build it Ethernet and HDMI. The Asus ROG STRIX Z270G GAMING is physically great, but comes with all the crap that I don't need/want. It will be...
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    Running EVGA Precision X1 on rig with mixed RTX 3000 on it to update Firmware/BIOS

    I have a couple of rigs with EVGA GPUs in the and they are not all performing the same despite being identical models (most are FTW3s) and using the same clock profiles. I got this rig with all EVGA except for one ASUS (no cards in this rig are LHR) And then I got this rig that has all LHR...
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    EVGA RTX 3090 KingPin Hydro Copper - awesome temp drops!

    Got my KP HC block yesterday and finally got around to installing it this morning. All done: Installed in rig: Before temps: After: So while the core itself only dropped a degree from when Hybrid, I see significant drops everywhere else. I guess that kind of makes sense since...
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    Asus X570 Crosshair VIII Formula w/ 5950X won't OC at all

    So I got a Crosshair VIII Formula with a 5950X and it won't post at all when I try even a mild OC. Had the same issue with the 5600X I had in it initially. I reset the BIOS to default by removing the battery and shorting the jumper, I then set the following: When I save changes and reboot...
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    AMD-RAIDXpert2 is preventing me from reading NVMe temps

    So I got a pair of Sabrent Rocket NVMe 4.0 M.2 drives configured as a single striped volume using RAIDXpert2 in BIOS and I can loaded the drivers using Win10 install. Performance is pretty good: So read speeds exceed the 5,000 MB/s spec, but write leaves a little bit on the table (spec is...
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    CPU >>> VRM >>> GPU >>> RAD >>> PUMP

    Curious what would be the best order in which to cool my 3 heat generating devices in my loop. Mobo is Crosshair Formula. I was thinking the following: The coolant goes from the pump out to the CPU in, then the VRMs, then the GPU and the RAD and back to the pump. Rad is XSPC 480 and pump...
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    Asus EKWB 3000 series single slot cards to drop mid month

    Would love to get my hands on one of these: https://www.tomshardware.com/news/asus-ekwb-geforce-rtx-3090-rtx-3080-rtx-3070-gpu-waterblock
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    Asus motherboard replacement parts (Asus ROG Crosshair VIII Formula X570)

    So I just received an Asus ROG Crosshair VIII Formula X570 that I picked up used from eBay at a good price. Only problem is that the cover that goes over the M.2 slots is missing. Asus online chat just takes me to a FAQ search. I don't see anything on their site about ordering spare parts...
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    Are there any X570 mobos that supports 16x PCIe 4.0 (GPU) + 4x PCIe 4.0 (NVMe) + 8x PCIe 3.0 (50Gbps NIC)?

    My understanding is that the AM4 socket is limited to the following: 1 16x PCIe 4.0 direct wired to AM4 (typically main PCIe 16x slot for GPU or split to 8x + 8x or 8x + 4x + 4x across 2 or 3 PCIe slots) 1 4x PCIe 4.0 direct wired to AM4 (typically M.2 slot for NVMe storage device) 1 4x PCIe...
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    Storage Tiering - Spinners and NVMe

    I'm looking for advice on how to consolidate my current storage solution to better leverage some of my existing hardware as well as make some upgrades. My main storage is configured as follows: Supermicro X10SRL-F motherboard E5-2680 v3 CPU - 12 Core @ 2.5GHz 32GB of DDR4 RAM Intel X520 dual...
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    Alienware m17 - do I need heat shield for 970 PRO 512GB?

    I busted out an Alienware m17 with the Dell standard 256 GB M.2 drive so that I could get the 6 cell battery. I have ordered a 970 PRO 512GB to go into the 2nd M.2 slot, but in reading the m17 service manual, I see that I'm supposed to order a heat shield when using both M.2 slots. 1. Is this...
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    MSI GTX 10xx Sea Hawk X pump (Corsair H55) replacement

    I have a MSI GTX 1070 Sea Hawk X GPU. After working well for a long time, all of a sudden it started overheating under any kind of load, with temps climbing into the 90's within seconds. Unit was still under warranty, so I get an RMA from MSI and shipped them my card. After about 35 days...
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    Zclassic to Bitcoin Private fork - Boom or Bust?

    So ZCL has been on a crazy ride this last week or so with the fork coming tomorrow. So far none of the large exchanges have announced support, but a lot of folks, including myself, have been pulling our balances down from the likes of Bittrex to local wallets, to ensure we will be rewarded the...
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    Bitmain to release Antminer F3 Ethereum ASIC miner with 72GB DDR3

    According to Technews, Bitmain is about to release the Ethereum ASIC miner F3 in Q2 or Q3 2018. “Bitmain is about to release F3, the ethereum ASIC miner. It’s reported that every miner is mounted with 3 mainboards. On each mainboard there are 6 ASIC processors, each of which has 32 1GB DDR3...
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    40' shipping container as a mining shed?

    So I've been thinking about what to do with all my rigs come springtime, let alone summer. They are coming out of the house. My initial thought was to stick them all in my shop building, but I would have to cut up walls for intakes and exhaust fans. If mining was a 'forever' thing, sure, but...
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    How can I set GPU power levels by watts instead of % under windows?

    I have a rig with 9x 1070 GPUs in it. It's a mixed bag consisting of the following: 4x EVGA 1070 SC 1x EVGA 1070 SC2 2x EVGA 1070 FTW 1x Zotac 1070 AMP! 1x Nvidia FE I used to run Ubuntu (nvOC) and had the power level set to 120W, which is where I like to keep my 1070 rigs at. Since...
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    Is 3 x 480 rads enough to cool 1600 watt?

    I have a mining rig that is currently running 5 x 1080Ti factory water cooled cards on a single 480 rad. I'm way under radded and coolant temp is about 41 C with 20C ambient. I'm moving everything into a big Thermaltake Core X9 case that can accommodate pretty much whatever I was as far as...
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    MSI X99S GAMING 9 ACK w/ 4x MSI 1080Ti SEA HAWK PCIe channel assignments all messed up

    Hey guys, I have been fighting this for the last 5 hours and I finally had to throw in the towel and post here hoping for some suggestions. Here's the hardware: MSI X99S GAMING 9 ACK (latest BIOS installed) 6850K CPU 2 x G.SKILL Trident Z 3200-14-14-14 4 x MSI 1080Ti Sea Hawk EK X 1 x Samsung...
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    Did I brick one of my BPN-SAS2-846EL1 backplanes?

    So I have 4 846 enclosures all with these backplanes. 2 of them were on really old MFG code (firmware was previously updated to the most current version, which is 55.14.18.00). The old MFG code cause those chassis to report funky PHY slot values instead of the SLOT designation on my newer...
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    GTX 1070 does VIDEO_SCHEDULER_INTERNAL_ERROR BSD when playing video

    Thought that maybe someone here has run into a similar issue. I upgraded from a GTX 970 (Best Buy Reference) to GTX 1070 FE. Did a clean install of Windows 10 (using latest USB file from Microsoft), did the updates from Microsoft, and then downloaded the latest driver from nVidia. The only...
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    GTX 1070 on its way!

    Just placed my order with nVidia! Suck that they appear to charge tax to all states, but oh well, what can you do. NewEgg don't have 'em yet and I will be busy later today, so it was now or never. :D
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    Strix 980 Ti in SLI. One runs 13 degree hotter than the other, why?

    I got a pair of Asus Strix GTX 980 Ti OC GAMING cards. The first one was purchased new from NewEgg a week ago and has a ASIC of 75.0% The 2nd was purchased from a member here a few ago. It has a ASIC of 73.6%, so pretty close. So without any overclocking other than what Asus did, I'm seeing...
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    Money no object build. Dual 980 Ti's, EK blocks, Maximus VIII, TridentZ 3200-14, Snow Silent 1050W

    Ok, so not quite money no object, but I'm trying to build a decent system that will play decently at 4k. ;) Parts for the core build includes: Case: Thermaltake Core P5 ATX Open Frame PS: SeaSonic Snow Silent-1050 MB: Asus Maximus VIII Hero CPU: i7-6700K RAM: G.SKILL TridentZ 2 x 16GB DDR4...
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    MegaRaid SAS-9280 not compatible with SuperMicro SAS2 expander backplanes?

    I got a SAS-9280-4i4e raid controller that is sitting in a Supermicro 826 chassis and internally connected to a BPN-SAS2-826EL1 backplane. The 9280 is running the latest firmware from Avago's site (dated August 2015). The backplane is running the 55.14.18.0 firmware from June 2013, which is...
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    Got 160 TB ZFS FreeNAS. Thinking of converting to ReFS Storage Spaces on Server 2016

    I currently have a FreeNAS box with 160 TB of raw space as follows: vdev1 10x2TB drives in raidz2 16TB net vdev2 10x2TB drives in raidz2 16TB net vdev3 10x2TB drives in raidz2 16TB net vdev4 10x4TB drives in raidz2 32TB net vdev5 10x6TB drives in raidz2 48TB net I was at 80% capacity and since...
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    Xeon E5-2683 v3 2.3GHz ES seems stable. How to stress test

    So I rolled the dice and picked up the ES variant of this chip for a decent price. This is for my Emby media server running on FreeNAS. I had a E5-1620 v3 before, and it was running out of steam anytime 3 or more clients were watching high bitrate content that had to be transcoded. When I...
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    Performance issue with 10 Gbps network

    I recently upgraded my home network to include a central switch with a pair of SFP+ ports. The switch I got was the 48 port 500W model seen here: https://www.ubnt.com/unifi-switching-routing/unifi-switch/ I got a pair of Intel X520 NICs. One installed in my FreeNAS server and connected...
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