My Proposed bitcoin rig...

From: Phil Sieg 
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For what it is worth,I ordered some stuff last night to build my "miner"

Using an old "agp" AMD board that has 5 PCI slots. Ordered PCI extender =
cables, and PCI to PCIE adapters. Looking at 5 ATI HD 5830's (maybe best =
bang for the buck).

I am building a custom "open air case" similar =
to:http://www.highspeedpc.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=3DCTGY&Category=

=============================================================== From: Aaron welch ------------------------------------------------------ Where are you getting the 5830s and for how much? I am paying $250ish for each of the 5870s I am ordering. -AW

=============================================================== From: Phil Sieg ------------------------------------------------------ Here are 6870's for $197.00 w/free shipping.. Maybe I will get these. = http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?p=3DPC-6870

=============================================================== From: Aaron Welch ------------------------------------------------------ Those have 1536 stream processors right? I am trying to get close to that w= ithout the need for an 8-pin PCIe cable. -AW

=============================================================== From: Phil Sieg ------------------------------------------------------ 1120 stream processors. says it need 2x6 pin PCIE connectors. Power is going to be a problem maybe. I just ordered a 950w power = supply, and am considering another one. Phil Sieg President snapfon www.snapfon.com office: 423.535.9968 x123 mobile: 423.331.0725 fax: 423.265.9820 Those have 1536 stream processors right? I am trying to get close to = that without the need for an 8-pin PCIe cable. -AW http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?p=3DPC-6870

=============================================================== From: Ryan Macy ------------------------------------------------------ Just a heads up, and I am by far no means an expert -- but adding more than 2+ cards to on main board would probably be less effective than having two cards per main board. I believe you only have so much through put and if you have a 16x and a 8x they both default to 8x.. Even if I'm wrong you would have an easier time cooling cards, processor, and main if you split them up. Another benefit would be that a unit failure wouldn't completely take you offline. I'm kind of talking out of my rear but that's what I remember anyway.. I'm probably going to be getting 2 68xx's so my 5770 will be for sale if anyone is interested. Ill see if I can generate some cash off of them and if not I can fallback to gaming.

=============================================================== From: Randy Yates ------------------------------------------------------ Mining doesn't require much throughput. The calculations aren't transferring a ton of data. You can hash fast on a 1x slot. You have more power consumption when you lower the amount of cards per motherboard because you have extra hardware to supply power to. You also generate more heat because of more hardware.

=============================================================== From: Ryan Macy ------------------------------------------------------ What kind of main board are you using to give you enough gpu slots?

=============================================================== From: Lynn Dixon ------------------------------------------------------ I agree with Randy. Mining takes almost nill bandwidth across a PCIe bus. I am running 4 cards on one mainboard and 3 of them are running on x1 slots. My 4 card righ hashses at about 1500 Megahash per second. Your better off cramming as many GPU's as you can on one mainboard, less overhead on mutiple rigs, and easier to maintain. I would add one more card to mine, but I have no physical room in my case.

=============================================================== From: John Aldrich ------------------------------------------------------ how about something like this: http://www.orbitmicro.com/global/hpe-5s2-r40-p-9401.html?ref=base Not even $50.

=============================================================== From: "Alex Smith (K4RNT)" ------------------------------------------------------ Hey, do we have a bitcoin pool? I'd like to try it out. om ]

=============================================================== From: Lynn Dixon ------------------------------------------------------ Yes we sure do :) We have a pool setup at www.bithasher.com register, and then create your workers, and point your miners towards us. On Wed, Jul 6, 2011 at 9:05 PM, Alex Smith (K4RNT) wrote:

=============================================================== From: "Alex Smith (K4RNT)" ------------------------------------------------------ anybody want credit in the referrer field? :) egister, and 4

=============================================================== From: Lynn Dixon ------------------------------------------------------ You can put boodaddy in there :) On Wed, Jul 6, 2011 at 9:23 PM, Alex Smith (K4RNT) wrote: ts a