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Message 1921576 - Posted: 28 Feb 2018, 4:18:19 UTC - in response to Message 1921561.  

It was a struggle getting all the pieces put together and into the case. The Hydro Copper is at the loop temperature of 31° C. The cpu core temps on the other hand are at 66° C. The graphics card is in front of the cpu block. I've always read that it doesn't matter where in the loop any component is since the loop will reach temperature equilibrium at every point. The cpu is up about 3-4 ° C from where it was by itself. I don't know how much the increase to attribute to 'it's a different cpu' to its running at 50 Mhz faster clock than the previous chip. Or maybe I was too stingy with the thermal compound. It was a real juggling chore since I put all the components into the case with all the lines in place and everything filled up. Sure could have used an extra pair of hands.

So far I'm happy with the results. The last piece arrived today at 5PM. Why do all my parts show up at the end of the day? UPS even got down the street before I could run after him and scream he delivered somebody else's package and not mine. I was on the phone bitching to UPS about the lousy driver when he showed back up 15 minutes later and gave me my package and took back the other customers.

Got the new GTX 1070 Hybrid into the last Windows 7 machine that needed a hybrid card to get the temps under control and actually got it back online before the project came back properly. So that is the last of the cooling fixes I needed. Now will get maybe a couple of months out of the Windows 7 configurations until the new AM4 hardware arrives in April and I switch fully over to Linux.
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Message 1921577 - Posted: 28 Feb 2018, 4:19:19 UTC - in response to Message 1921561.  

I thought about building into a bigger case so I can add another radiator but will see if the existing radiator will handle the load or not.

Or mount the radiator outside of the case so the only air it draws in is at room temperature, not the temperature of the air inside the case.

All my radiators are in the front of their cases and draw in only cool outside room air.
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Message 1922377 - Posted: 3 Mar 2018, 8:35:53 UTC

Hackers hijack Tesla system in bold cryptocurrency attack

Tesla has become the latest target of hackers attempting to “mine” cryptocurrency, according to cloud security company RedLock.

RedLock reports that hackers gained access to Tesla compute resources to carry out so-called “cryptojacking,” where computers are hijacked to mine cryptocurrencies. The mining process involves making compute power available to authenticate, for example, bitcoin transactions. The “miners” then receive a financial reward for making the systems available. Digital Trends has compared the mining process to being “a bitcoin bank teller.”


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Message 1922396 - Posted: 3 Mar 2018, 10:36:56 UTC

Someone over in the Help Desk asking for advice (I think, so far he hasn't asked anything yet ;-)) on how to fill an Asrock H110 Pro BTC+ motherboard (1 PCIe 3.0 x16, 12 PCIe 2.0 x1)...

Has probably won the lottery. :-)
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Message 1923592 - Posted: 9 Mar 2018, 16:41:07 UTC

The extremes these "miners" will go to.....
This Is What Happens When Bitcoin Miners Take Over Your Town

Eastern Washington had cheap power and tons of space. Then the suitcases of cash started arriving.

EAST WENATCHEE, Washington—Hands on the wheel, eyes squinting against the winter sun, Lauren Miehe eases his Land Rover down the main drag and tells me how he used to spot promising sites to build a bitcoin mine, back in 2013, when he was a freshly arrived techie from Seattle and had just discovered this sleepy rural community.


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Message 1923595 - Posted: 9 Mar 2018, 17:10:50 UTC - in response to Message 1923592.  

I seldom wish ANYBODY bad karma, but I wish their precious bitcoins would crash and burn.
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Message 1924393 - Posted: 14 Mar 2018, 0:45:59 UTC - in response to Message 1924385.  

Thanks Z-man. Just grabbed it for the new ASUS-Linux build that went online an hour ago. Only have the 1060 in it now. I can't get the old 970s to work for some reason. I really didn't want to use them anyway and they are power hungry compared to the Pascal cards now.
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Message 1924408 - Posted: 14 Mar 2018, 2:32:13 UTC

Just a head's up for anyone else looking for water cooled. I got notification that the GTX 1080 FTW Gaming Hydro Copper card was available too. I already reached my limit on the Hydro one. Still available for anyone with an existing custom loop.

EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 FTW GAMING, 08G-P4-6299-KR, 8GB GDDR5X, HYDRO COPPER & RGB LED
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Message 1924490 - Posted: 14 Mar 2018, 13:14:18 UTC
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Some almost local news (and yes, it's in Dutch, but the images is what's most interesting): a 'bitcoin factory' was found, they were illegally tapping the electricity. Stupid of course. The mining itself isn't illegal here (not yet, one day soon though...)

So this person had multiple of these racks divided over two floors. Each with 13 GPUs and one motherboard (probably the mining Asrock that guy in the Help Desk is using), 3 rows per rack. Don't know how many racks. But a stupid person because although electricity isn't as cheap here as in Norway or Iceland, you should be able to easily pay for it if you sell part of your cryptocurrency. Especially when you run multiple racks with 39 GPUs per.

Wonder what's going to happen with those GPUs.

edit: missing quote (')
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Message 1924492 - Posted: 14 Mar 2018, 13:25:17 UTC - in response to Message 1924490.  

They will sell off the cards to help cover the cost of the electricity but don't expect anything until after the sentencing part of the trial. Until then, they are evidence.
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Message 1924527 - Posted: 14 Mar 2018, 17:14:37 UTC

Interesting that the police are focusing on theft of electricity and money laundering. The first is quite easy to prove as the guy had bypassed the meters, but the second is not quite so easy, but probably carries the heavier sentence.
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Message 1924678 - Posted: 15 Mar 2018, 5:51:00 UTC

Get 'em, get 'em, get 'em!!
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Message 1924692 - Posted: 15 Mar 2018, 7:47:18 UTC - in response to Message 1924678.  

Yes, I'll keep an eye on the movable assets site. There's a sale every month, so I'll keep an eye on things, see if the GPUs ever surface through there. :)
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Message 1925521 - Posted: 21 Mar 2018, 4:49:28 UTC
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BTW EVGA has their 1070 Ti hybrid listed for $660 USD 1070 Ti hybrid listed for $660 USD
EDIT: That's up $30 from the last time I looked about 45 days ago.
PS: Remember when the 1080 Ti came out, they said the 1080s would be under $500?
Pffftt That lasted a week ...
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Message 1925532 - Posted: 21 Mar 2018, 8:00:40 UTC

All the cards got a bump in MSRP. I guess supply and demand and what the market will bear in great effect.
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Message 1925783 - Posted: 22 Mar 2018, 13:52:44 UTC - in response to Message 1925532.  

Is it possible some of that might be due to the ridiculous rise in the cost of RAM? I can't believe that I have to pay 10 bucks a gig for it, between $80-90 for a pair of fairly pedestrian 4 gig DDR4 sticks. Painful, but what can you do, if you need it you need it.

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Message 1925800 - Posted: 22 Mar 2018, 15:51:44 UTC - in response to Message 1925783.  

That is why I was scrounging around on fleabay to buy the RAM necessary for the X99 build. Did manage to get the memory for about $100 less than what it would have cost me retail.

I wonder whatever became of that Chinese RAM manufacturer collusion investigation.
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Message 1925926 - Posted: 23 Mar 2018, 4:12:21 UTC - in response to Message 1925783.  

Is it possible some of that might be due to the ridiculous rise in the cost of RAM? I can't believe that I have to pay 10 bucks a gig for it, between $80-90 for a pair of fairly pedestrian 4 gig DDR4 sticks. Painful, but what can you do, if you need it you need it.

I still remember paying $1000 for a 32MB SIMM many years ago.
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Message 1926747 - Posted: 26 Mar 2018, 16:39:27 UTC

Well, I think it just might be finally happening. I have gone to EVGA's site maybe 3-5 times over the last number of days, and have seen as available a number of higher end cards, like the 1070Ti AIO and even some 1080Ti's, so it just might appear that the luster has started to wear off of the mining craze a bit. It's been a few months now since I've seen these cards stay available for more than minutes or maybe hours, but unless my timing is unbelievable, they seem to be sticking around.

Now as to the pricing... Well, as has been mentioned before, that certainly has taken a noticeable spike upwards, which also might be scaring off some customers, I know it did me, even though I'd love to get one more 1070, I just can't justify the cost at this time. As long as it's the beginning of the end, I expect that these increases will be temporary, especially once memory prices finally start to fall again - everything's a cycle, some are just a bit longer than others.

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