So much truth in this post I can't like it enough.Speaking from personal experience, please do beware of looking around at all your older hardware and thinking you should put it to good use, because:
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Your first energy bill of $100 more than you expected is shocking, but you get used to it, then winter comes and your think "this is a smart way to heat the house" and you get used to the $250 extra in energy use, lol.
Trust me, long term, you will save money getting upper tier hardware from the start. Now that I have acquired a 2080Ti, even my 1070s are starting to get the stink-eye from me...takes 3 of them to match the 2080Ti in Folding, and use 35-40% more energy to do it.
Thanks for that info and for reminding me that "It is a trap." I got caught up in that with SETI 1. I am NOT going to do that now.Kinda terrible, 130k ppd* (each)
My unused parts pileEndgame124
Easy, sell it on ebay etc, or here .
Out of interest, what will you have laying around?
Mark, It was in my corporate appartment in Shreveport, LA. I can't believe that they didn't complain about the electric bill. It was around 2003/2004. When I got home David hosted part of the herd.John
That was quite a collective you had back then! Lol
When did you take that photo?
Hi Larry,I think that GTX950 cards are good enough for some e-sports budget gaming rigs. (I assume that they're the 2GB GDDR5 models?)
I had a few of those a few years ago. They're weren't bad cards, for basic gaming... well, a few years ago, at least.
I've upgraded since then to a bunch of Polaris-family AMD cards, three years ago, had like 8 of them, I think. 14nm was a new thing then.
I've since gotten rid of those, too, except for one stubborn RX 580 4GB Nitro+ card, that I bought more recently than all of the rest, and picked up like 6x GTX 1660 ti of different flavors (3x of those, just a few weeks ago!), along with an RX 5700 reference card for under $300 maybe half a year or more ago.
Been mostly mining, for most of the year, except for PrimeGrid GPU races for a few days, and of course, the F@H Dec., race, which I would not miss out on. (Basically, I buy new cards for the F@H race and mining, and mine on them most of the time to pay for themselves. That's one way to do it, I guess. )
UPDATE2: It has been 10 days since I posted this thread and now have better data. Over those 10 days I average 643,149.2 ppd on a GTX 1660 Super.I have used the system a lot in the past 5 days. One day I stopped Folding while I was copying vinyl with with Audacity.Interesting! I'd wondered if that was it, but the disparity is amazing!!
I am getting around 1 million ppd with GTX 1660 Super, that makes me wonder about the GTX 950s I replaced. How do you think 2 of those would do?
UPDATE: This morning I'm at 4,602,585, so I am really doing 500k per day. Not sure how much this will flucuate per day, but am keeping better track now. In addition to the GPU, it looks like it is crunching on one core.
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