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Message 1918637 - Posted: 13 Feb 2018, 3:37:49 UTC - in response to Message 1918635.  

Which makes no sense whatsoever as the 1070TI as slightly slower than then 1080s. Why would you pay more for a slower card? That's just crazy.
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Message 1918642 - Posted: 13 Feb 2018, 4:06:06 UTC - in response to Message 1918637.  

Which makes no sense whatsoever as the 1070TI as slightly slower than then 1080s. Why would you pay more for a slower card? That's just crazy.

I agree. The only thing I can think of is that the miners still prefer the 1070 over the 1080 and EVGA is pricing for what the market will bear.

I just hope my suspicion is that 1070Ti production is hampered by low binning rejects of 1080 chips and that the 1080 Hybrid variants become available first.
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Message 1918674 - Posted: 13 Feb 2018, 8:44:19 UTC - in response to Message 1918574.  

I was just thinking about the latest mining craze, and was wondering how long this one will take to peter out?
The calculations for the next blockchain become more and more difficult, hence why a person alone cannot do it, but instead you need a pool of similarly strong computers. Or a supercomputer, but then not in Russia. The pool will probably increase ever more, until that's unworkable. Perhaps that future pools will be of the supercomputers based on massive amounts of GPUs and other coprocessors, ones that need their own power plant to run.

Thanks to all who explained what the hybrid did. :)
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Message 1920349 - Posted: 22 Feb 2018, 0:20:37 UTC

Being as it's Wed evening, I thought I'd pop into EVGA's site and see what meager offerings they might have available, and there is actually something above a 1030! Not much above, a smattering of 1050's and one 1060 that is priced at $360. Dang, they sure have gone up at MSPR over the last 6 months or so, haven't they? Not sure if anyone's interested in anything that low end, and I'm pretty sure it won't last long, but there you have it.

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Message 1920354 - Posted: 22 Feb 2018, 0:41:56 UTC - in response to Message 1920349.  

They have a 6696 1080Ti right now if you hurry :)
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Message 1920360 - Posted: 22 Feb 2018, 1:23:46 UTC - in response to Message 1920349.  

The EVGA 3GB 1060 I bought for $189 10 mos ago was a good deal, IMO, the Gigabyte one I bought for $235 last July was an OK deal, $360 does not interest me.
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Message 1920363 - Posted: 22 Feb 2018, 1:36:33 UTC

Snagged the final Hybrid card I needed for my crunchers from eBay this week. The 1080Ti Hydro Copper showed up today. Ordered more fittings to replumb everything. I can see how the comment that custom loops are expensive to build is very true. I have spent at least a quarter of the cost of a single Hybrid card in G 1/4 fittings so far.

So when did power supplies become so scarce as well as outrageously priced? Blame the crypto miners too I guess. Need another P/S for the new workstation build and nothing available at Amazon or Newegg for less than $500. I bought my last EVGA 1000 GQ for $140 in October. I lost out on the same previously used for mining P/S at eBay earlier for $160. Looked at EVGA website and bought the SuperNova G2 1000W for $239 and got to use my EVGA bucks (thanks Brent) to take $14 off the MSRP list price. Only two available SKU's at EVGA. Every other high wattage P/S set to 'Auto Notify' only.
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Message 1920402 - Posted: 22 Feb 2018, 4:44:33 UTC - in response to Message 1920363.  

Did you at least ask about an EVGA toaster for my Birthday? :D
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Message 1920408 - Posted: 22 Feb 2018, 5:23:44 UTC - in response to Message 1920402.  

Did you at least ask about an EVGA toaster for my Birthday? :D

Damn! No, I forgot to ask again.
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Message 1920446 - Posted: 22 Feb 2018, 14:58:49 UTC - in response to Message 1920363.  

Snagged the final Hybrid card I needed for my crunchers from eBay this week. The 1080Ti Hydro Copper showed up today. Ordered more fittings to replumb everything. I can see how the comment that custom loops are expensive to build is very true. I have spent at least a quarter of the cost of a single Hybrid card in G 1/4 fittings so far.

Yeah, those little G1/4 and adapter fittings are not cheap. I got a boatload of them here, as I am going to rework the cooling loop on my new rig soon. I am sure I'll have a bunch left over, but I wanted to be able to take it apart and not worry about having the right fittings on hand to put it together the way I want it. They add up quickly.
I got a special order Aquacomputer waterblock, and the thing is absolutely fantastic. Gained about 3c over the XSPC Raystorm Pro I was using, and that's a good block to begin with.
I am changing from a single pump loop to a dual D5 series loop, as the flow through the Aquacomputer block is just slightly more restrictive and I wanna bump up the flow rate a bit.

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Message 1920467 - Posted: 22 Feb 2018, 18:01:56 UTC - in response to Message 1920446.  

Thanks for the product review kittyman. Good to know of other good units comparable to the XSPC Raystorm Pro. Yep, every G1/4 connector is $4-$6 apiece. Every component needs two. The more complex your loop is with the number of components, the cost adds up quickly.

I will have all the pieces in place tomorrow for the wholesale farm upgrade. Cards are getting moved or added to each machine other than the Linux cruncher. The custom loop gets torn down and flushed and re-engineered.

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. If you believe the every component needs 120mm of radiator rule, then my two components won't overwhelm the 360mm radiator. Will have to see if that is the actual case or not and if I am happy with the temps.
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Message 1920469 - Posted: 22 Feb 2018, 18:08:48 UTC - in response to Message 1920467.  

Thanks for the product review kittyman. Good to know of other good units comparable to the XSPC Raystorm Pro. Yep, every G1/4 connector is $4-$6 apiece. Every component needs two. The more complex your loop is with the number of components, the cost adds up quickly.

I was very impressed that the Aquacomputer block was superior to the XSPC block. It was much more expensive, and I had to wait a couple of weeks for it to come from Germany. And that was because it was in stock in Germany. A special order non-stock could be a couple of months for them to make it to order. But it was for sure worth the cost and the wait.

Best of luck with your build. Hope it goes well for you.

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Message 1920475 - Posted: 22 Feb 2018, 18:27:17 UTC

Took a look at Aquacomputer products. Disappointed they don't have a AM4 socket cooler yet. They have a TR4 socket cooler though. I have seen good reports of that cooler in the Threadripper threads I haunt.

Thanks for the best wishes. Will be good to know why my loop temperatures have been fine but the cpu temps have been rising.
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Message 1920477 - Posted: 22 Feb 2018, 18:36:37 UTC - in response to Message 1920475.  
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Took a look at Aquacomputer products. Disappointed they don't have a AM4 socket cooler yet. They have a TR4 socket cooler though. I have seen good reports of that cooler in the Threadripper threads I haunt.

Thanks for the best wishes. Will be good to know why my loop temperatures have been fine but the cpu temps have been rising.

Hmmm? Lots of AM4 blocks. Not stock at my supplier, but available to order.
Just email Joe at ModMyMods and he'll get right on it.
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Message 1920482 - Posted: 22 Feb 2018, 18:42:48 UTC - in response to Message 1920477.  

OK, I was looking at AM4 and just saw the placeholder image for each product. So I assumed they didn't have a finalized product shipping yet.
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Message 1920483 - Posted: 22 Feb 2018, 18:45:41 UTC - in response to Message 1920477.  

Curious, can you attribute the 3° C. temp drop simply to the cpu block or was it because of a change in TIM due to the Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut that ships with each Aquacomputer block?
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Message 1920484 - Posted: 22 Feb 2018, 18:46:42 UTC - in response to Message 1920482.  

OK, I was looking at AM4 and just saw the placeholder image for each product. So I assumed they didn't have a finalized product shipping yet.

Try the US website..........
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Message 1920487 - Posted: 22 Feb 2018, 18:54:24 UTC - in response to Message 1920484.  

Thanks only found the original German site in any of my Google searches.
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Message 1920488 - Posted: 22 Feb 2018, 18:59:13 UTC - in response to Message 1920487.  

Thanks only found the original German site in any of my Google searches.

You're welcome. I was on about every site that has those blocks whilst I was doing my research.
And, if you do wish to order one, please go to Joe at ModMyMods. He is the best vendor I have ever run across. A one-man shop, and he responds to every order and question with the utmost attention.
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Message 1921561 - Posted: 28 Feb 2018, 3:11:59 UTC - in response to Message 1920467.  

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.
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