Question what are the current good GPU deals for distributed computing?

plonk420

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can anyone beat $110-130 used Furys from eBay? (in easily replicatable buys)
 

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Really depends on what projects you want to run, but yeah used is probably the way to go right now.

You can occasionally find ~$200 GTX 1070 cards which are great for projects nV Pascal cards do better on.

The occasional $120-$130 RX 580 card (new) is also a decent value depending on the project. I've seen RX 570 cards around the $110 mark as well. Used, even lower.

Just keep in mind that 7nm cards are probably hitting mass market in Q3-Q4. It's why I consolidated and sold all my GTX 1080 Ti cards. And un-retired my venerable R9 290.
 

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My new 2060 does 850k ppd in F@H
 
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WOW! Impressive card, Mark! What was the price?

I'd agree that the GTX1070 is about the best value right now, used, at the $200-ish price point.
 

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sometimes you can find a good deal on 1060 for 100 ~ 130 bucks. I think the 1060 today is most likely your best bet for bang for the dollar.

Tho, a lot of 1060's are sold by single fan. I'm not sure, how well a single fan would do running full loads even with a slight OC 24/7. But....... with good airflow, it probably would be ok. If not, try to get a 2 fan version or go with an aftermarket cooler.

Also, these are the no frills 3GB cards... But, for seti and other bionic projects since the wu are small 3GB is plenty. Gamers don't want 3GB since some games are using a lot more VRAM to fill the frame rates at higher resolutions. Also... I'd stick with EVGA ... They have a pretty good warranty in case something should go wrong.

If you had 1000 dollar budget, 10 1060 cards would run circles around a 2080 ti by 4~5X faster... Tho, keep in mind 10 1060 GTX cards would suck down about 1200 watts, if you OC them you're probably looking at 1500 but two 1000 watt Power Supplies should do it. So, you can see, you'll need some sort of budget for utility cost as well. Even at 10 cents a KWh, it will add up over the years.
 
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What do you mean even at 10 cents per KW/hr? Some of you pay MORE than that!?! (10 cents ain't bad, but sure wish I had crashtech's rate instead ;) )
 

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According to Helco...

Rate Schedule 2017 Average Cents/kWh "R" Residential 34.20 cents per kw/h


But.. when I lived in lower puna, it was over 40 cents. Not to mention they plan for a rate hike this year... so that ought to be fun!

Tho, I wouldn't be running my computer and AC 24/7 if I didn't buy into a building in Hilo for a small business. So........ Now I just pay a low maintenance fee for 450 bucks a month... That includes all utilities - trash - maintenance etc...etc.... So.... I run the computers 24/7 with AC... No one is bitching about it yet.
 
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Ouch, I pay an effective 9.2c/kWh. And that's with a plan that's marketed as being at least 25% solar power.
 

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WOW! Impressive card, Mark! What was the price?

I'd agree that the GTX1070 is about the best value right now, used, at the $200-ish price point.
Well, the GTX 2060 may be the new price.perf leader @ $350m for 850k, while I get 500k on my new 1070.

Rate for electric :

Pricing. On Basic Service, your electricity price equals your actual usage each month billed at the Basic Service rate: Up to 1000 kWh: 6.850 ¢ per kWh. >1000 kWh: 7.572 ¢ per kWh.

And my last bill was $671
 
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I am surprised they are selling for only the MSRP. It is good to see a brand new 1080 at that price! ;)
 

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I picked up a couple of these (new) for $350 each. They were actually less than what was being charged for the GTX 1070ti version for some strange reason. o_O

These are among the best GTX 1080s out there. Now I just have to decide what cards I'm keeping and which ones I am going to move. Daddy has to be able to support his Star Wars addiction. :p

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I picked up a couple of these (new) for $350 each. They were actually less than what was being charged for the GTX 1070ti version for some strange reason. o_O

These are among the best GTX 1080s out there. Now I just have to decide what cards I'm keeping and which ones I am going to move. Daddy has to be able to support his Star Wars addiction. :p

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Well the 2060 I got for $349 is equalling my 1080 cars for the same price at less power usage, one 8 pin connector. I get 850-890k ppd in windows.
 

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Well the 2060 I got for $349 is equalling my 1080 cars for the same price at less power usage, one 8 pin connector. I get 850-890k ppd in windows.
They are very similar for sure, but this is the STRIX version which are a quality built unit (much like the Evga FTW3 cards).
The STRIX RTX 2060 cards start at $420, so you pay a little more for this version. :D

However, I do agree that Nvidia really got it right this time around with the RTX Founders Editions.
 

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So is it safe to say that a 2070 is near or at a 1080ti.
I only ask because i'am gona break in my micro center card and
don't know if ill get 1 2080ti or 2 2070's.
 

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lane42

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Well that doesn't make it easy :)
I guess it would come down to the power draw. Iam guessing 1 ti
would use less electric then 2 2070's ?
 

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Well that doesn't make it easy :)
I guess it would come down to the power draw. Iam guessing 1 ti
would use less electric then 2 2070's ?
well, now that IEC linked it, probably so.
 

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