Freaking bitcoin

Discussion in 'Power Supplies' started by TurK-FX, Feb 4, 2018.

  1. TurK-FX

    TurK-FX 2[H]4U

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    I sold 2 PSUs Las year for $140 and $160. It was Rosewill tokamak 1500W and EVGA G2 1600W. They did not sell for months and finally some one bought them. I was in need of a second PSU and I was shocked when I see the prices. I actually bid on eBay for a used Corsair AX1200i which HAS $299 MSRP, it sold for $490. I don't understand how Bitcoin rush can even surge the PSU prices. You use a PSU for about 5GPU. May be a little surge OK but double the prices? That is insane.
     
  2. Hagrid

    Hagrid Kyle's Boo

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    Running 5-12+ GPU's requires lots of power. 1000w and above seem to be overpriced and/or scarce.
     
  3. Ocellaris

    Ocellaris Ginger @le, an alcoholic's best friend.

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    1000w power supplies are typically very low volume products and manufacturers aren’t ready for the mining surge.
     
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  4. TurK-FX

    TurK-FX 2[H]4U

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    Even 750W PSUs now went up because regular Joes cant find the 1000W in stock and they have to buy 750W or so. Well. I dont think this will change anytime soon. Probably we will ride this another year or 2 at minimum.
     
  5. Ocellaris

    Ocellaris Ginger @le, an alcoholic's best friend.

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    I just bought a 750 watt power supply for $95 before a $25 rebate. Do you expect 750s to be free or something? Are people blaming miners when toothpaste is out of stock too?!?

    https://m.hardocp.com/article/2017/01/18/thermaltake_toughpower_grand_rgb_750w_psu_review/
     
  6. TurK-FX

    TurK-FX 2[H]4U

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    I am not blaming the miners. I just started to mine myself as well , LOL. But I used to buy good quality 1000W PSU for $130-150, not 750W gold rated PSUs moved to this price range.
     
  7. Aluminum

    Aluminum Limp Gawd

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    I bought around a dozen seasonic plats and titaniums in the last 6 months or so before they got nailed by this. You probably don't want to know what I paid for some of them ;) I camp the deal tracking sites

    They seemed to lag gpu gouging by a month or so. Not that it takes a real genius to know if gpus are in short supply related products will be affected but boy do I feel smart. I'm unloading some of my older gold/whatever/unrated out of warranty to said miners.
     
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  8. DTN107

    DTN107 [H]ardness Supreme

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    Wow... I actually gave away a brand new Corsair HX1000i to a buddy a few weeks ago. It was from Corsair warranty but it was a brand new factory sealed unit that I kept in the closet for a couple years (forgot about it).
     
  9. ajrettke33

    ajrettke33 [H]Lite

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    Take it back DTN!!!

    lol, yeah mining has hit high efficiency and high watt PSU's pretty hard....now back to my mining
     
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  10. dexvx

    dexvx Gawd

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    Is there a reason why people just don't run multiple PSU's? Seems to make more economic sense running 2x 750W than a single 1500W.
     
  11. Aluminum

    Aluminum Limp Gawd

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    Multiple has other considerations, yes it is viable and can work but it tends to fail harder when it does.
     
  12. odditory

    odditory [H]ardness Supreme

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    Server's PSU's. I used to have dozens of Corsair AX1200i's. Sold them all and replaced with HP and Liteon 1200W and 1400W server PSU's that I sourced for around $25/ea. + $12 breakout board + $3/ea for 6+2pin PCIe cables. Godsend.

    The thing with mining is avoid what the herd is doing.
     
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  13. rive22

    rive22 [H]ardness Supreme

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    Yes, dual PSU setups are common.
     
  14. Aluminum

    Aluminum Limp Gawd

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    Yeah good call, they also know what they're doing with the N+1 designs unlike some of the ATX DIY stuff.
     
  15. Spades45

    Spades45 Limp Gawd

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    I am looking to power 2 new builds and want to go this route. Can you point me a bit closer in the right direction?

    What server PSU makes/models I should specifically look for or avoid?

    And same question wrt breakout boards/cables?

    Thanks
     
  16. somebrains

    somebrains Limp Gawd

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    I blame the miners, PSU sizes were dropping from 1k-1200w down to 750-850 for a while. Who wants a long PSU when GPUs became less hungry around gtx7xx?

    I grabbed a spare 1000w when they were on blowout for $75 a year or 2 ago with a $25mir

    My Seasonic 860 decided to go tonight when I was popped in 64gb of 3200mhz and decided to see if I could retain my clock.

    I'm glad I had it bc I paid the same for a used 7700k what a psu runs now.

    Sucks man.