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Is this a good build ?

Going to build a new high-end PC, for gaming, video editing and other heavy workloads. I already have an AMD 5600XT GPU, and a CM750 PSU that are a few years old, but used only a little when I had it powering bitcoin miners for a year. I have a 1TB Crucial SSD for secondary storage
I have ordered, but not yet picked up:
Any bad choices here ? I try to keep it cheap, but pay a little extra when I think it is worth it. Should I use my old PSU ? Or get a new 550W Gold rated instead ? CPU + GPU = <400W at max load. So 550W supposedly most efficient (run at 65-80% of PSU capacity is most efficient from what I read).
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I literally have tens of thousands of dollars in top-shelf hardware, looking to repurpose some before selling on eBay to build a NAS system, possibly a dedicated firewall device as well. o_O

Q1) What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.**

A1) This will be a dedicated NAS system for my home network. As such, I'm looking to have it:

- Host ##TB's of 720, 1080 & up resolution Movies and TV Shows I'm about to begin ripping from a MASSIVE DVD & Blueray collection I have.

- My kids are big on Minecraft. I understand it's possible to host your own "worlds" (or whatever they call the maps you can build) on your own "server". I think it would be pretty neat to offer them (& their friends - if can be done 'safely/securely') their own partition on one of my NAS HDD's.

- I also have accounts with a couple diff VPN companies... I understand it's possible (?) to sync said VPN's with a NAS, this might be a more relative topic on the next point/purpose...

- I'd like to be able to remotely link to this NAS for when I travel overseas and want to stream at my temp location from my house/this NAS.
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Q2) What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?**

* A2) Here's where I make matters more complicated than most others would... I've been an advocate for Bitcoin and crypto-currencies in general since 2013. I invested in a small mining outfit back in 2014 (strictly Bitcoin/ASIC's). One of my buddies is the President of a large-scale mining operation (foreign and domestic) and he convinced me to dabble in the GPU mining-space. I made my first hardware purchase in Q4, 2017 and launched a small-scale GPU-Farm in my house since then. I had the rigs mining up until Q3 of 2018 (not cost-efficient to keep on, especially living in SoFlo) and since then, the hardware's been collecting dust (& pissing off my family members since they lost access to 3X rooms in the house - I won't let anyone go near my gear). One of my New Years Resolutions for 2019 was to clear out the house of all my mining equipment so that's all about to go up on eBay. So "budget" is relative to whatever I "MUST" spend if I can't repurpose any of the parts I already have on hand for this build... (Anyone having something I "need" and is looking to barter for one of the items I'll list later on in here, LMK).
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Q3) When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.**

A3) IMMEDIATELY! :)
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Q4) What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (ToweOS/monitokeyboard/mouse/etc\)**

A4) Well I had a half-assed idea approximately 1 year ago that it might be wise to build a bunch of 'gaming rigs' to sell on eBay with my intended repurposed mining hardware so I went on a shopping spree for like 6 months. That said; I've got a plethora of various other components that aren't even unboxed yet. 90% of the items I've purchased for this additional project were items that were marked down via MIR (mail-in-rebates) & what-not...
AFAIK, there are only 3X items I absolutely do not have which I 'MUST' find. Those would be - 1) Motherboard which accepts "ECC RAM". 2) CPU for said MOBO. 3) Said "ECC RAM".\* 
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Q5) Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?**

A5) I'm located in Southwest Florida. No Microcenter's here. Best Buy is pretty much my only option although I am a member of Newegg, Amazon & Costco if that makes any difference?
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Q6) If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.**

A6) In an attempt to better clean up this Q&A, I'm going to list the items I have on-hand at the end of this questionnaire in-case passers-by feel like this might be a TLDR.* (Scroll to the bottom & you'll see what I mean).
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Q7) Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?**

A7) I don't think that's necessary for my intended purpose although - I'm not against it if that helps & FWIW, I'm pretty skilled @ this task already (it's not rocket science).
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Q8) Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)**

A8) As stated in A4; ECC RAM is non-negotiable... RAID seems like a logical application here as well.

- This will predominantly be receiving commands from MacOS computers. I don't think that matters really but figured it couldn't hurt to let you guys know.\*

- I'd also be quite fond of implementing "PFSENSE" (or something of that caliber) applied to this system so I could give my Netgear Nighthawks less stress in that arena, plus my limited understanding of PFSENSE is that it's ability to act as a firewall runs circles around anything that comes with consumer-grade Wi-Fi routers (like my Nighthawks). Just the same, I'm open to building a second rig just for the firewall.\*

- Another desirable feature would be that it draws as little electricity from the wall as possible. (I'm EXTREMELY skilled in this arena. I have "Kill-A-Watts" to test/gauge on, as well as an intimate understanding of the differences between Silver, Gold, Platinum and Titanium rated PSU's. As well as having already measured each of the PSU's I have on-hand and taken note of the 'target TDP draw' ("Peak Power Efficiency Draw") each one offers when primed with X amount of GPU's when I used them for their original purpose.\*

- Last, but not least, sound (as in noise created from the rig). I'd like to prop this device up on my entertainment center in the living room. I've (almost) all of the top-shelf consumer grade products one could dream of regarding fans and other thermal-related artifacts.

- Almost forgot; this will be hosting to devices on the KODI platform (unless you guys have better alternative suggestions?)
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Q9) Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-towefull-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?**

A9) Definitely! Desired theme would be WHITE. If that doesn't work for whatever reason, black or gray would suffice. Regarding "Case Size". Nah, that's not too important although I don't foresee a mini-ITX build making sense if I'm going to be cramming double digit amounts of TB in the system, Internal HDD's sounds better than a bunch of externals plugged in all the USB ports.
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Q10) Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?**

A10) I don't know. If I do need a copy of Windows, I don't have one so that's something I'll have to consider I guess. I doubt that's a necessity though.
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**Extra info or particulars:*\*

AND NOW TO THE FUN-STUFF... Here's a list of everything (PARTS PARTS PARTS) I have on-hand and ready to deploy into the wild &/or negotiate a trade/barter with:

CASES -
Corsair Carbide Series Air 540 Arctic White (Model# Crypto-Currency-9011048-WW) - (Probably my top pick for this build).
Cooler Master HAF XB EVO (This is probably my top 1st or 2nd pick for this build, the thing is a monster!).
Cooler Master Elite 130 - Mini ITX - Black
Cooler Master MasterBox 5 MID-Tower - Black & White
Raidmax Sigma-TWS - ATX - White
MasterBox Lite 5 - ATX - Black w/ diff. Colored accent attachments (included with purchase)
NZXT S340 Elite Matte White Steel/Tempered Glass Edition
EVGA DG-76 Alpine White - Mid Tower w/ window
EVGA DG-73 Black - Mid Tower w/ window (I have like 3 of these)

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CPU's -
***7TH GEN OR BELOW INTEL's ("Code Name Class mentioned next to each one)**\*
Pentium G4400 (Skylake @54W TDP) - Intel ARK states is "ECC CAPABLE"
Celeron G3930 (Kaby Lake @ 51W TDP) - Intel ARK states is "ECC CAPABLE" :)
i5 6402P (Skylake @65W TDP) - Intel ARK states is "NOT ECC CAPABLE" :(
i5 6600k (Skylake @ 91W TDP) - Intel ARK states is "NOT ECC CAPABLE" :(
i7 6700 (Skylake @ 65W TDP) - Intel ARK states is "NOT ECC CAPABLE" :(
i7 7700k (Kaby Lake @ 95W TDP) - Intel ARK states is "NOT ECC CAPABLE" :(


***8TH GEN INTEL's **\*
i3-8350K (Coffee Lake @91W TDP) - Intel ARK states is "ECC FRIENDLY" :)
I5-8600K (Coffee Lake @95W TDP) - Intel ARK states is "NOT ECC CAPABLE" :(


***AMD RYZEN's **\*
Ryzen 3 2200G
Ryzen 5 1600
Ryzen 7 1700X

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MOTHERBOARDS -

***7TH GEN AND BELOW INTEL BASED MOBO'S - **\*
MSI Z170A-SLI
ASUS PRIME Z270-A
ASUS PRIME Z270-P
ASUS PRIME Z270-K
EVGA Z270 Stinger
GIGABYTE GA-Z270XP-SLI
MSI B150M ARCTIC
MSI B250M MICRO ATX (PRO OPT. BOOST EDITION)

***8TH GEN INTEL BASED MOBO'S - **\*
EVGA Z370 FTW
GIGABYTE Z370XP SLI (Rev. 1.0)
MSI Z370 SLI PLUS


***AMD RYZEN BASED MOBO'S - **\*
ASUS ROG STRIX B350-F GAMING
MSI B350 TOMAHAWK
MSI X370 GAMING PRO
ASROCK AB350M PRO4
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RAM -

Way too many to list, nothing but 4 & 8GB DDR4 sticks and unfortunately, none are ECC so it's not even worth mentioning/listing these unless someone reading this is willing to barter. At which time I'd be obliged to send an itemized list or see if I have what they're/you're specifically looking for.\*
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THERMAL APPLICATIONS/FANS -
JUST FANS -
BeQuiet -
Pure Wings 2 (80mm)
Pure Wings 2 (120mm)
Pure Wings 2 (140mm)
Silent Wings 3 PWM (120mm)

NOCTUA -
PoopBrown - NF-A20 PWM (200mm) Specifically for the BIG "CoolerMaster HAF XB EVO" Case
GREY - NF-P12 Redux - 1700RPM (120mm) PWM
Corsair -
Air Series AF120LED (120mm)

CPU COOLING SYSTEMS -
NOCTUA -
NT-HH 1.4ml Thermal Compound
NH-D15 6 Heatpipe system (this thing is the tits)

EVGA (Extremely crappy coding in the software here, I'm like 99.99% these will be problematic if I were to try and use in any OS outside of Windows, because they barely ever work in the intended Windows as it is).
CLC 240 (240mm Water-cooled system
CRYORIG -
Cryorig C7 Cu (Low-Profile Copper Edition*)

A few other oversized CPU cooling systems I forget off the top of my head but a CPU cooler is a CPU cooler after comparing to the previous 3 models I mentioned.
I almost exclusively am using these amazing "Innovation Cooling Graphite Thermal Pads" as an alternative to thermal paste for my CPU's. They're not cheap but they literally last forever.

NZXT - Sentry Mesh Fan Controller
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POWER SUPPLIES (PSU's) -
BeQuiet 550W Straight Power 11 (GOLD)

EVGA -
750P2 (750W, Platinum)
850P2 (850W, Platinum)
750T2 (750W, TITANIUM - yeah baby, yeah)

ROSEWILL -
Quark 750W Platinum
Quark 650W Platinum

SEASONIC -
Focus 750W Platinum
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STORAGE -
HGST Ultrastar 3TB - 64mb Cache - 7200RPM Sata III (3.5)
4X Samsung 860 EVO 500GB SSD's
2X Team Group L5 LITE 3D 2.5" SSD's 480GB
2X WD 10TB Essential EXT (I'm cool with shucking)
+ 6X various other external HDD's (from 4-8TB) - (Seagate, WD & G-Drives)
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Other accessories worth mentioning -
PCI-E to 4X USB hub-adapter (I have a dozen or so of these - might not be sufficient enough &/or needed but again, 'worth mentioning' in case I somehow ever run out of SATA & USB ports and have extra external USB HDD's. Although, I'm sure there would be better suited components if I get to that point that probably won't cost all that much).
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Needless to say, I have at least 1X of everything mentioned above. In most all cases, I have multiples of these items but obviously won't be needing 2X CPU's, Cases, etc...

Naturally, I have GPU's. Specifically;

At least 1X of every. Single. NVIDIA GTX 1070 TI (Yes, I have every variation of the 1070 ti made by MSI, EVGA and Zotac. The only brand I don't have is the Gigabyte line. My partners have terrible experience with those so I didn't even bother. I'm clearly not going to be needing a GPU for this build but again, I'm cool with discussing the idea of a barter if anyone reading this is in the market for one.

I also have some GTX 1080 TI's but those are already spoken for, sorry.

It's my understanding that select CPU's I have on this list are ECC Friendly and AFAIK, only 1 of my MOBO's claims to be ECC Friendly (The ASROCK AB350M PRO4), but for the life of me, I can't find any corresponding forums that confirm this and/or direct me to a listing where I can buy compatible RAM. Just the same, if I go w/ the ASROCK MOBO, that means I'd be using one of the Ryzens. Those are DEF. power hungry little buggers. Not a deal-breaker, just hoping to find something a little more conservative in terms of TDP.


In closing, I don't really need someone to hold my hand with the build part as much as figuring out which motherboard, CPU and RAM to get. Then I'm DEFINITELY going to need some guidance on what OS is best for my desired purpose. If building 2X Rigs makes sense, I'm totally open to that as well...
Rig 1 = EPIC NAS SYSTEM
Rig 2 = EPIC PFSENSE (or the like) DEDICATED FIREWALL

Oh, I almost forgot... The current routers I'm using are...
1X Netgear Nighthawk 6900P (Modem + Router)
1X Netgear Nighthawk X6S (AC 4000 I believe - Router dedicated towards my personal devices - no IoT &/or Guests allowed on this one)
1X TP-Link Archer C5 (Router). Total overkill after implementing the Nighthawks but this old beast somehow has the best range, plus it has 2X USB ports so for now, it's dedicated towards my IoT devices.
---- I also have a few other Wi-Fi routers (Apple Airport Extreme & some inferior Netgear's but I can only allocate so many WiFi Routers to so many WiFi channels w/out pissing off my neighbors) On that note, I have managed to convince my neighbors to let me in their house/WiFi configuration so we all have our hardware locked on specific, non-competing frequencies/channels so everyone's happy. :)


Please spare me the insults as I insulted myself throughout this entire venture. Part of why I did this was because when I was a kid, I used to fantasize about building a 'DREAM PC' but could never afford such. To compensate for this deficiency, I would actually print out the latest and greatest hardware components on a word document, print the lists up & tape to wall (for motivation). I was C++ certified at the age of 14 and built my first PC when I was 7. At the age of 15 I abandoned all hope in the sector and moved on to other aspirations. This entire ordeal was largely based off me finally fulfilling a childhood fantasy. On that note = mission accomplished. Now if I'm actually able to fulfill my desires on this post, I'm definitely going to feel less shitty about blowing so much money on all this stuff over the last couple years.

TIA for assisting in any way possible. Gotta love the internets!


THE END.
:)

EDIT/UPDATE (5 hours after OP) - My inbox is being inundated with various people asking for prices and other reasonable questions about my hardware being up for sale. Not to be redundant but rather to expound on my previous remarks about 'being interested in a bartetrade' with any of you here...

I did say I was going to sell my gear on eBay in the near future, I also said I wanted to trade/barter for anything relative to helping me accomplish my OP's mission(s). I'm not desperate for the $$$ but I'm also not one of those people that likes to rip other people off. That said; I value my time and money invested in this hardware and I'm only willing to unload it all once I've established I have ZERO need for any of it here in my home first. Hence my writing this lengthy thread in an attempt to repurpose at least a grand or two I've already spent.

One of the most commonly asked questions I anticipate receiving from interested bodies is going to be "How hard were you on your hardware?" Contrary to what anyone else would have probably done in my scenario which is say they were light on it whether they were or weren't, I documented my handling of the hardware, and have no problem sharing such documentation with verified, interested buyers (WHEN THE TIME COMES) to offer you guys peace of mind.

I have photo's and video's of the venture from A-Z. I am also obliged to provide (redacted) electricity bill statements where you can correlate my photo's (power draw on each rig), and also accurately deduct the excess power my house consumed with our other household appliances. Even taking into consideration how much (more) I spent in electricity from keeping my house at a constant, cool 70-72F year-round (via my Nest thermostat). Even without the rigs, I keep my AC @ 70 when I'm home and for the last 1.5-2 years, I just so happened to spend 85% of my time here at my house. When I would travel, I'd keep it at 72 for my wife & kids.
Additionally; I had each GPU 'custom' oveunderclocke'd (MSI Afterburner for all GPU's but the EVGA's).*
I doubt everyone reading this is aware so this is for those that don't.... EVGA had the brilliant idea of implementing what they call "ICX technology" in their latest NVIDIA GTX GPU's. The short(est) explanation of this "feature" goes as follows:

EVGA GPU's w/ "ICX 9 & above" have EXTRA HEAT/THERMAL SENSORS. Unlike every other GTX 1070 ti on the market, the one's with this feature actually have each of 2/2 on-board fans connected to individual thermal sensors. Which means - if you were to use the MSI Afterburner program on one of these EVGA's and create a custom fan curve for it, you'd only be able to get 1/2 of the fans to function the way intended. The other fan simply would not engage as the MSI Afterburner software wasn't designed/coded to recognize/ communicate with an added sensor (let alone sensor'S). This, in-turn, would likely result in whoever's using it the unintended way having a GPU defect on them within the first few months I'd imagine... Perhaps if they had the TDP power settings dumbed down as much as I did (60-63%), they might get a year or two out of it since it wouldn't run as near as hot, but I doubt any longer than that since cutting off 50% of the cooling system on one of these can't be ignored too long, surely capacitors would start to blow and who knows what else...
(Warning = RANT) Another interesting side-note about the EVGA's and their "Precision-X" OveUnderclocking software is that it's designed to only recognize 4X GPU's on a single system. For miners, that's just not cool. My favorite builds had 8X and for the motherboards that weren't capable of maintaining stable sessions on 8, I set up with 6X. Only my EVGA Rigs had 3 or 4X GPU's dedicated to a single motherboard. Furthermore, and as stated in an earlier paragraph, (& this is just my opinion) = EVGA SOFTWARE SUCKS! Precision X wasn't friendly with every motherboard/CPU I threw at it and their extension software for the CLC Close-Loop-Cooling/ CPU water-coolers simply didn't work on anything, even integrating into their own Precision-X software. The amount of time it took me to finally find compatible matches with that stuff was beyond maddening. (END RANT).
Which leads me to my other comments on the matter. That's what I had every single 1070 ti set at for TDP = 60-63%. Dropping the power load that much allowed me to bring down (on average) each 1070 ti to a constant 110-115W (mind you, this is only possible w/ "Titanium" rated PSU's, Platinum comes pretty damn close to the Titanium though) while mining Ethereum and was still able to maintain a bottom of 30 MH/s and a ceiling of 32 MH/s. Increasing the TDP to 80, 90, 100% or more only increased my hashrates (yields) negligibly, like 35-36 MH/s TOPS, which also meant each one was not only pulling 160-180W+ (Vs. the aforementioned 115'ish range), it also meant my rigs were creating a significantly greater amount of heat! Fortunately for the GPU's and my own personal habits, I live in South Florida where it's hot as balls typically, last winter was nothing like this one. Increasing my yields by 10-15% didn't justify increasing the heat production in my house by >30%, nor the added electricity costs from subjecting my AC handlers to that much of an extra work-load. For anyone reading this that doesn't know/understand what I'm talking about - after spending no less than 2-3 hours with each. and. every. one. I didn't play with the settings on just one and universally apply the settings to the rest. I found the 'prime' settings and documented them with a label-maker and notepad. Here's the math in a more transparent manner:

*** I NEVER LET MY GPU's BREACH 61C, EVER. Only my 8X GPU rigs saw 60-61 & it was the ones I had in the center of the build (naturally). I have REALLY high power fans (used on BTC ASIC MINERS) that were sucking air from those GPU's which was the only way I was able to obtain such stellar results while mining with them. **\*
Mining at "acceptable" heat temps (not acceptable to me, but most of the internet would disagree = 70C) and overclocking accordingly brings in X amount of yields per unit. =
'Tweaking' (underclocking) the GPU's to my parameters reduced my yield per unit from -10-15%, but it SAVED me well over 30-35% in direct electricity consumption, and an unknown amount of passive electricity consumption via creating approximately 20%+ less heat for my AC handler to combat.

I say all this extra stuff not just for anyone interested in mining with their GPU's, but really to answer (in-depth) the apparent questions you people are asking me in PM's. Something else that should help justify my claims of being so conservative should be the fact I only have/used "Platinum and Titanium" rated PSU's. Heat production, power efficiency and longevity of the hardware were ALWAYS my top priority.* . I truly thought Crypto would continue to gain and/or recover and bounce back faster than it did. If this project had maintained positive income for 12 months+, I'd have expanded one of our sites to also cater to GPU mining on a gnarly scale.

Once I have my NAS (& possibly 2nd rig for the firewall) successfully built, I'll be willing/able to entertain selling you guys some/all of the remaining hardware prior to launching on eBay. If there's something you're specifically looking for that I listed having, feel free to PM me with that/those specific item(s). Don't count on an immediate response but what you can count on is me honoring my word in offering whoever asks first right of refusal when the time comes for me to sell this stuff. Fortunately for me, PM's are time-stamped so that's how I'll gauge everyone's place in line. I hope this extra edit answers most of the questions you guys wanted to have answered and if not, sorry I guess. I'll do my best to bring light to anything I've missed out on after I realize whatever that error was/is. The only way anyone is getting first dibs on my hardware otherwise is if they either offer compelling insight into my original questions, or have something I need to trade w/.

THE END (Round#2)


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Questions regarding NiceHash Mining

So I downloaded Nice hash miner a few days ago to test out whether it was profitable to mine before I consider building a mining rig. All I did was click start and they automatically chose the preferred settings/program. Correct me if I'm wrong but according to NiceHash website, it states different algorithm with different hash rates. Is there a way I could change my algorithm? I have a gaming mini itx computer with Asus Gtx1060 6Gb Oc edition, Asus z170i Pro gaming, Silverstone 550W Psu, G.Skill RipJaw 16Gb ddr4 2666 x2 and an intel i7-7700k. Im pretty sure I selected the option to mine with both my Gtx1060 6Gb and i7-7700k. To my disappointment, it's only at 28Mh/s. My estimated daily earning is only 1.2Usd. Is it really that little a 1060 and i7 makes? Or is there a way I could earn more with my current setup? (Overclock?) And I know a friend who mines monero on a different software, he has a normal working desktop but he's still making around 1.1-1.2Usd after converting the monero to bitcoin. I'm still confused and do not understand the situation very clearly. Is it still worth mining? - =+=- Just checked my mining details, apparently my gpu is running 2 algorithms, DaggerHashimoto with a speed of 17MH/s and Decred with a speed of 630MH/s. But, the estimated BTC/Day for DaggerHashimoto is 0.00022088 while Decred is only at 0.00005958. I'm confused... I thought the higher the hash rate, the more you earn. Can someone help me clear my misconception... [Edited]
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Tiny pc update

Back in February i was going about my business, buying bitcoin from coinbase when i noticed the little ethereum tab. I figured if it was on coinbase, then it was probably going to be popular for something. At the time, it was only about $5 a coin, so I bought 10 just in case it blew up like bitcoin once did. Lucky for me a few months later ethereum skyrocketed and I could afford to build my own gaming computer, albeit a budget one:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Pentium G4400 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor Purchased For $0.00
Motherboard MSI - B150I GAMING PRO AC Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard Purchased For $0.00
Memory G.Skill - Aegis 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory Purchased For $0.00
Storage ADATA - Premier SP550 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive Purchased For $0.00
Video Card Sapphire - Radeon RX 470 4GB Video Card Purchased For $0.00
Case Fractal Design - Node 202 HTPC Case w/450W Power Supply Purchased For $0.00
Case Fan Corsair - Air Series AF120 Red 52.2 CFM 120mm Fan Purchased For $0.00
Case Fan Corsair - Air Series AF120 Red 52.2 CFM 120mm Fan Purchased For $0.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $0.00
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-07-04 14:33 EDT-0400
Here's the build album for the curious
After a few paydays, I was finally able to upgrade from a Pentium g4400 to an i5-7500, and the difference was amazing. And I was happy for a while, I was getting 60fps on medium/high settings in gtav and hitman. Nothing wrong with an rx 470, its a great little budget gaming card. A few weeks after that i noticed the gpu market beginning to go nuts. at first, I was hesitant, I already had a gaming pc and was content, but when AMD cards started going for twice their msrp (USED) I had to jump in. So, after a lot of hassle from PayPal and eBay, I managed to sell my rx 470 for about $150 more than I payed for it, and was extremely lucky in finding a local craigslist ad with an EVGA 980 ti practically brand new for only $250.
After adding another stick of 8Gb ddr4 my battlestation will be complete! Heres the updated build:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-7500 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor Purchased For $0.00
Motherboard MSI - B150I GAMING PRO AC Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard Purchased For $0.00
Memory G.Skill - Aegis 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory Purchased For $0.00
Storage ADATA - Premier SP550 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive Purchased For $0.00
Storage Crucial - M4 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive Purchased For $0.00
Video Card EVGA - GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Video Card Purchased For $0.00
Case Fractal Design - Node 202 HTPC Case w/450W Power Supply Purchased For $0.00
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Pro OEM 64-bit Purchased For $0.00
Case Fan Corsair - Air Series AF120 Red 52.2 CFM 120mm Fan Purchased For $0.00
Case Fan Corsair - Air Series AF120 Red 52.2 CFM 120mm Fan Purchased For $0.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $0.00
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-07-04 14:47 EDT-0400
And pics
So, thanks to the ethereum craze i have spent about $50 for the original build, $200 for the new CPU, and actually gained about $20 on the GPU Upgrade. I know miners get a lot of shit on this sub for driving up prices (and rightfully so, I know it sucks) but if it weren’t for them right now, I’d still be playing fallout 3 on my laptop with a core i3 and integrated graphics. So, thank you miners.
Thank you, guys, for all the help this community provides, and thank you especially users that scroll through the new posts and help unexperienced builders with questions that won’t make the front page. Any time I had a problem it was great to know that there were people out there willing to help, I would have never thought about getting back into gaming if it wasn’t for this sub.
To anyone considering doing your own build I would highly recommend it. To be honest, my favorite part wasn’t even getting the PC together and working; it was watching (literally) almost every linus tech tips video, every jayztwocents review and all the incredible builds that people come up with, to learn about each component, its purpose and choosing the right parts for me. It was a very satisfying and rewarding experience.
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Tiny build update

Back in February i was going about my business, buying bitcoin from coinbase when i noticed the little ethereum tab. I figured if it was on coinbase, then it was probably going to be popular for something. At the time, it was only about $5 a coin, so I bought 10 just in case it blew up like bitcoin once did. Lucky for me a few months later ethereum skyrocketed and I could afford to build my own gaming computer, albeit a budget one:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Pentium G4400 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor Purchased For $0.00
Motherboard MSI - B150I GAMING PRO AC Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard Purchased For $0.00
Memory G.Skill - Aegis 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory Purchased For $0.00
Storage ADATA - Premier SP550 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive Purchased For $0.00
Video Card Sapphire - Radeon RX 470 4GB Video Card Purchased For $0.00
Case Fractal Design - Node 202 HTPC Case w/450W Power Supply Purchased For $0.00
Case Fan Corsair - Air Series AF120 Red 52.2 CFM 120mm Fan Purchased For $0.00
Case Fan Corsair - Air Series AF120 Red 52.2 CFM 120mm Fan Purchased For $0.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $0.00
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-07-04 14:33 EDT-0400
Here's the build album for the curious
After a few paydays, I was finally able to upgrade from a Pentium g4400 to an i5-7500, and the difference was amazing. And I was happy for a while, I was getting 60fps on medium/high settings in gtav and hitman. Nothing wrong with an rx 470, its a great little budget gaming card. A few weeks after that i noticed the gpu market beginning to go nuts. at first, I was hesitant, I already had a gaming pc and was content, but when AMD cards started going for twice their msrp (USED) I had to jump in. So, after a lot of hassle from PayPal and eBay, I managed to sell my rx 470 for about $150 more than I payed for it, and was extremely lucky in finding a local craigslist ad with an EVGA 980 ti practically brand new for only $250.
After adding another stick of 8Gb ddr4 my battlestation will be complete! Heres the updated build:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-7500 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor Purchased For $0.00
Motherboard MSI - B150I GAMING PRO AC Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard Purchased For $0.00
Memory G.Skill - Aegis 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory Purchased For $0.00
Storage ADATA - Premier SP550 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive Purchased For $0.00
Storage Crucial - M4 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive Purchased For $0.00
Video Card EVGA - GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Video Card Purchased For $0.00
Case Fractal Design - Node 202 HTPC Case w/450W Power Supply Purchased For $0.00
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Pro OEM 64-bit Purchased For $0.00
Case Fan Corsair - Air Series AF120 Red 52.2 CFM 120mm Fan Purchased For $0.00
Case Fan Corsair - Air Series AF120 Red 52.2 CFM 120mm Fan Purchased For $0.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $0.00
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-07-04 14:47 EDT-0400
And pics
So, thanks to the ethereum craze i have spent about $50 for the original build, $200 for the new CPU, and actually gained about $20 on the GPU Upgrade. I know miners get a lot of shit on this sub for driving up prices (and rightfully so, I know it sucks) but if it weren’t for them right now, I’d still be playing fallout 3 on my laptop with a core i3 and integrated graphics. So, thank you miners.
To anyone considering doing your own build I would highly recommend it. To be honest, my favorite part wasn’t even getting the PC together and working; it was watching (literally) almost every linus tech tips video, every jayztwocents review and all the incredible builds that people come up with, to learn about each component, its purpose and choosing the right parts for me. It was a very satisfying and rewarding experience.
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PC parts to use in compact custom cases.

Have I read the sidebar and rules?
Yes
What is the intended use for this build?
These are the innards for a compact custom computer case. Put this in any small area you may want to put a beast of a computer.
If gaming, what kind of performance are you looking for? (Screen resolution, FPS, game settings)
You should be able to achieve 60FPS on any game with highest settings. This rig includes the Nvidia GTX Titan X
What is your budget (ballpark is okay)?
$2000 + the cost of whatever case is used. Weather it be a shoebox, or a Hundred-Dollar-Melinium-Falcon model (Like Me).
In what country are you purchasing your parts?
The United States of America
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $374.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Corsair H55 57.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $59.86 @ Amazon
Motherboard Asus Z170I PRO GAMING Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard $159.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws 4 series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $58.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $65.99 @ SuperBiiz
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX Titan X 12GB Superclocked Video Card $1061.49 @ Adorama
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $72.99 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $89.99 @ NCIX US
Case Fan Noctua NF-F12 PWM 55.0 CFM 120mm Fan $19.85 @ Amazon
Other 16X PCIe Riser - PCI Express Flexible Cable Card Extension Port Adapter - Lift x16 GPU Video Graphics Card Controller Off Motherboard for Better Cooling Miner - Hardware to Build Bitcoin BTC Litecoin LTC Mining PC Computer Rig Server - High Quality $29.95
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1994.09
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-03-14 13:15 EDT-0400
Notes:
I am a n00b at finding PC parts. Any suggestions would be nice.
Edit: Literally everyone has said to get the GTX 980 Ti because of its price:performance ratio being better. You should look into that if the price seems high (which it is).
wkper's list is the best one here.
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[Build Help] Splitting PCIe buses?

Okay so I need a bit of help here, I am putting together parts for a mobile streaming/recording pc. I play fighting games with my local FGC. The goal is to bring this with me to events to stream/record content. I am SET on a specific case and know which motherboard I am most likely going to use. Its a Mini ITX case and Mini ITX motherboard. Now the issue here is the motherboard supports only one PCIe slot...I need to fit a full length/height graphics card and a Elgato HD60 Pro. So my question is can I either...
 
A) Split the PCIe x16 slot on the board into a PCIe x16 and PCIe x1 configuration with some sort of risesplitter without throttling any speed? or can I..
 
B) Utilize the Mini PCIe bus on board with some sort of Mini PCIe to female PCIe x1 adaptor as a workaround?
   
I know these are really weird and abstract questions but I know in concept it is possible. I have seen bitcoin miners using something of the sort, I don't know how practical or viable it is when trying to split PCIe buses is but hopefully this is possible in this situation. I'd really like to have everything I need in that case so I can have a very small and portable unit. I am open to suggestion for other viable workarounds but the case, motherboard type (Mini ITX), and PCIe based Elgato HD60 Pro must remain constants in this build.
   
Reference-
 
Case: http://www.corsair.com/en-us/graphite-series-380t-yellow-portable-mini-itx-case  
Motherboard:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130880  
Workaround A & B visualizations: https://imgur.com/gallery/VwIon
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Is it too late to get started mining?

Hi Reddit,
Is it too late for someone to get started mining and turn a decent profit? I am thinking about investing a bit in getting started mining I sat back and watched through the start of Bitcoin and around the time I was thinking about getting started was when mining with video cards started to dwindle and the ASICs were starting to rule the realm. How far out are we before that happens with Dogecoin?
I figure I have a few options if I want to get started.
  1. I have a mini-itx system with a 670 GTX and I could swap that out for a r9 280x for a little over $300 to get my feet wet and start mining. If I can make a profit with it I would move onto building a dedicated mining box.
  2. Build a basic dedicated miner utilizing one or 2 r9 280x cards with a board that supports 4 or 5 graphics cards so if it works out I can always buy more cards with the profits
  3. Build a mining box for $1000-1500 that has as many 280x's as I can fit in the budget.
If it's not too late to get in on this which option would be the best (IE most profitable with the least risk). Also, are any estimates on how long it would take say starting at 1 to make enough to advance to 2 and how much potential profit would be lost starting with 1 vs starting with 2 or 3.
Thanks Doges!
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[Build Complete] BitFenix Prodigy APU/HD7970 based Litecoin miner/HTPC/Home file server built from (mostly) spare parts

Please note that the only parts I had to buy were the Prodigy case, ITX motherboard, Seagate HDD, the 230mm Fan and the optical drive. Also the prices don't reflect what I/others paid. Also I live in Australia; however the AU partpicker was missing some items.
PICTURES
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks
Type Item Price
CPU AMD A10-5800K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor $119.99 @ Microcenter
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $24.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard ASRock FM2A75M-ITX Mini ITX FM2 Motherboard $99.99 @ NCIX US
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $63.99 @ NCIX US
Storage OCZ Agility 3 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk $98.98 @ Outlet PC
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $96.87 @ Outlet PC
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card $389.99 @ NCIX US
Case Fan BitFenix Spectre LED 97.8 CFM 230mm Fan $15.98 @ Outlet PC
Case Fan BitFenix Spectre 43.5 CFM 120mm Fan $8.98 @ Outlet PC
Power Supply Thermaltake TR2 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply $76.98 @ SuperBiiz
Optical Drive LG UH12NS29 Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer $49.98 @ Outlet PC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) $94.44 @ Amazon
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. not applicable
Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-04 02:01 EDT-0400
Other notes are that I would strongly advise AGAINST using this motherboard, I had to RMA my first one. The replacement was supposed to be revision 2.0 however is 1.0. This is why I purchased the 230mm fan (in hopes of avoiding another fire!)
I didn't end up using the SSD as its just an HTPC/miner. It mines roughly 690Khash/s on the 7970; and around 110Khash/s on the APU (mining with Scrypt for Litecoin, not SHA-256 for bitcoin) 7970 hovers around 68-74 Celsius with room temps between 23-28C. No thermostat on VRM's unfortunately.
I feel confident this build is complete, no parts to add. I use Filezilla server as a file server as I can access this from anywhere in the world The A10 is at stock speeds as I don't want to push the VRMs on the motherboard and risk another fire. This gives more than enough power for blu-ray decoding, and other HTPC duties.
Very happy with this build. If anyone has any questions or comments I'd be glad to hear the feedback. Thanks
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