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[US-MA][H]2x Heatkiller GPU-X GTX 680 reference water blocks, GTX 460 1GB and $$ [W]AMD 7970, 7950, or Bitcoins

I currently have 2 new, unused Heatkiller GPU-X3 GTX 680 "Hole Edition" water blocks. The Nickel / Black version. They are currently sitting around and I would like to find a good home for them after my current financial situation prevented me from obtaining the cards to go with them. I have given up my quest for SLI greatness and turned my eyes towards bitcoin mining/investing.
I am looking to part with the blocks for a 7950 (used or new, shipping situation negotiable) or a 7970 (I will pay shipping on all items, willing to pay difference or trade GTX 460 as well) or bitcoins (best offer).
The blocks are in perfect condition, never used. One has an open box but is still factory wrapped, the other is unopened. The GTX 460 I would like to keep unless it would allow me to obtain the 7970. It is a PNY XLR8 GTX 460 1GB version, reference clock speeds.
pics (will post the 460 if someone is interested): http://imgur.com/a/IYzFh
Edit: I am willing to take cash for the blocks too, we can work that out if interested.
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Bitcoin mentioned around Reddit: Worth getting an AMD 7970 for 2016/2017? /r/Amd

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[Meta] Why are graphics cards going out of stock so fast right now?

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Back to the Future: 2014 Bitcoin increase, market Crash, and GPUs flood the market.

Image a world, where Bitcoin hits a new ATH of 1,000 USD! A new coin emerged, Litecoin. Using a new Algorithm called SCRYPT which makes GPU mining profitable and a thing again!
The story starts in January 2014. AMD Just released it's newest GPU, the R9 290X in late Oct. this thing a monster of a GPU, extremely powerful! A GPU mining crazy has just hit the internet and waves of Tech people are making mining farms to mine Crypto. AMD GPU's are priced at premiums with 290's/290x's OOS or for sale upwards of $700, $200 over MSRP. Everyone is gulping up used AMD GPUs. Ebay is awash with GPUs selling over MRSP even used ones!
I was there, I started out mining Litecoin to Litecoinpool.org, I had 3 Rigs I slapped together in crate boxes. Mixature of 7970/7950/7850's and a single a 4 GPU R9 290x rig (over 1400w!!!) using AMD AM3+ Motherboards and CPU's running Windows 8. I even near the end had a 750ti Rig, the new Maxwell, efficiently mining SRCYPT. I'm glad i lived in WA at the time The electric bill wasn't bad at all maybe 200-300 a month. I lived in Ellensburg getting that sweet Wind farm Electric rate. I Remember this time as I struggling to learn mining, overclockings for mining, and rig stability. In the short period I did this February 2014 to May of 2014 I made 48 Litecoins. This was a fun period for me because I loved messing with the hardware and GPUs even made decent profits from selling used hardware because it became such a premium then. In the end I quit mining and sold all my hard around May/June. Then moved back to CA to live with my mom to help support her after she lost her job and couldn't find work. I sold off my entire small operation. In the end the Market crashed, MT GOX was hacked millions of Bitcoin lost, and SCRYPT ASICs were released. I stopped paying much attention to the crypto-sphere and just HODLed the small Bitcoin that I had traded from the Litecoin I earned. Bitcoin dropped down to $200 by the end of that year.
All in all I just want everyone to take in the fact that this exact, I repeat EXACT, thing has happened before in the long forgotten past of 2014. Yet everyone is making it out like its some crazy big deal? every crypto is still at high comparing to previous years, GPUs have declined in price because mining has died down, and ASICs are coming out for almost every Algo.
To those of you still mining, keep on my brother! If I had kept mining, or kept on eye on the crypto sphere rather than walking away like most are right now, I could mined Etherum back in the early days of 2015 and now could of been extremely well off. Now, that im in it again and this time with more foresight and readiness. I'm here to stay through this rough times. hopefully to come out to see the otherside. I Only started(again) in june 2017 so I was late for this "gold rush" but mark my words the massive "Gold rush" for crypto has yet to come...
Some Articles back then
https://wccftech.com/gpu-miners-crash-2014-arrives-graphic-card-market-shrinking-fall-40/
https://www.ccn.com/amd-devastated-mining/
https://www.coindesk.com/litecoin-radeon-shortage/
TLDR: History repeats itself.
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I made $200 for an odd job. Dont need it. What should I but into?

I like to throw extra money into my portfolio and I recently made $200 that I dont need for anything at the moment. So I want to invest it. I would like to invest all of it into one company. Any advice?
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GTX 680 Early Review Up (xpost from r/hardware)

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[META]Whats the best used GPU for $250?

I have my Radeon 7870, but really want something better, still in the AMD line though, looking at the Radeon 79xx, and R9 280X lines. Wondering what I can expect to pay for any of these used?
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AMD vs nVidia GPU

I just found out about physX and i was wondering what other features are there? What does each one offer? I'm not talking about just performance, I want to know about the extra's haha. I tried looking around a bit but everything ended up about performance.
I'm not sure if this belongs here or /hardware :/
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[Build Help] What are the best parts for building a PC for BitCoin mining. Building from scratch.

I want it bullet-proof, money is not an object.
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NVidia GPU suck for mining, is there anyway around this?

What makes them so bad? Is it the drivers or how the card is built?
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[Build Ready]Just wanting some feedback before my first build.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks
Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-3570 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $209.98 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Arctic Cooling UCACO-P0900-CSB01 Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler $43.48 @ Amazon
Motherboard Asus P8H77-M/CSM Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard $109.98 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $51.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk $97.99 @ Adorama
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card $279.99 @ Newegg
Case Fractal Design Define R4 (Titanium Grey) ATX Mid Tower Case $95.68 @ NCIX US
Power Supply SeaSonic 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply $84.00 @ Amazon
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. $961.09
Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-22 17:52 EST-0500
The price will not be too much of an issue so if something looks off i could go higher. What about bitcoin mining? I would like to be able play star citizen and dark souls 2.
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[Discussion] My own personal guide to used hardware alternatives.

Hi there. My name is Jeff. I've been building systems for the better part of 15 years and try my best to contribute here actively. After being involved in this little community for a few years now, I'm noticing a serious lack of discussion about buying used components, and I feel like it's time to shed a little light on the subject for those looking to build on a (seriously) tight budget.
As Linus said in his scrapyard wars video, buying new on $300 isn't practical, and if you posed the challenge to him on a random day, buying used is almost certainly the path he'd choose. As someone who's been "scrapyarding" as a hobby for the better part of 10 years, I figured I'd take some time to share some of what I've learned for the modern audience.
Let's begin with a simple rundown of modern "budget" choices, and I'll tell you what I'd do instead.
CPU
The G3258 and Athlon 860k are the sub-$100 CPUs of choice, and both work just fine. I have built with both in the past, and each carries their own set of advantages.
Used Alternatives: You can go in a couple of directions here; if you happen to have an LGA 1366 motherboard lying around, you can get an i7 920 or better for under $50, and they still hold up reasonably well. Being that LGA 1366 boards are not typically cheap when purchased used, my favourite option is the Phenom II x4 Black Edition series, each of which compare favourably to modern budget options, and will even overclock on some incredibly dated, dirt cheap AM2+ boards. In my experience, eBay prices on these get a little too high for my taste, but I've been able to nab several on Kijiji locally in Toronto for under $50 as well.
GPU
The R7 260x and GTX 750 ti are often cited as budget options for most builders, with the latter serving a very specific role in systems where power draw might be a concern. While there exists no option that can complete with the low consumption of the 750 ti (or even the single 6-pin connector goodness of the 260x), its performance can easily be matched (and exceeded) for less money.
Used Alternatives: The bitcoin mining craze from a few years back led to the Radeon 7950 and 7970 being blacklisted on the used market, and I think the fears about burned-out cards are a little overblown. Here in Toronto, you can easily grab a 7950 for the price of a 260x, but I don't pay anywhere near that for my builds. At most, a Windforce will cost me $125, as where I recently picked up some non-boost edition PowerColor versions for a mere $83 each (bought 3 for $250).
EDIT: Forgot to mention something important - avoid the reference 7950 and 7970. They were employed to a far greater degree in mining rigs because of their rear-only exhaust, and if you see a bunch of them from the same seller listed at once, they're likely old mining cards. Only pick them up if they're incredibly cheap.
Want to go even cheaper? The Radeon 6950 (with the shader unlock, preferably) or even the 6970 will rival the performance of the 260x, and shouldn't cost Canadians more than $50-$60. I personally have 2 in my possession right now, and have gone through at least a dozen in the last 6 months.
In general, one should always avoid Nvidia when buying used, because they are far too popular and overvalued for their performance as they age. I still see GTX 660s selling for $150, which is absolutely absurd.
Motherboards
Motherboards on the used market are weird, and this can largely be attributed to the fact that they're hard to transport and don't handle well over time. As such, people don't really sell boards on their own that often, and you'll likely have more luck finding a combo of some kind (or even a ready-to-go tin-can with no graphics card) for less per part than you will finding a given board on its own.
Used Alternatives: The boards I'd recommend depend entirely on the CPU you've chosen. Being that I'm a fan of the Phenom II x4 series, AM2+ boards are going to be dirt cheap, but DDR2 RAM is actually fucking expensive, so you'd likely be better off going with AM3. I've even seen some used AM3+ boards (The 970 ASRock Extreme3, in particular) for as low as $40, so it wouldn't hurt to look.
On the Intel side, you're actually at a significant disadvantage. Much like Nvidia cards, Intel boards (and CPUs) actually retain their value and don't often come cheap. For me, LGA 1156 is the price/performance sweet spot, granted I can find an i7 8XX to go with it. Even still, they're going to run you a fair bit more than an AMD board, and likely aren't worth it by comparison.
RAM
Ram is ram. DDR2 is pricy as fuck due to an obvious market shortage of the stuff, so the AM2+ board option might not be best by comparison. DDR3 ram, however, is ubiquitous, and I always die a little inside when people building on a "budget" choose to buy new at all. If I'm being honest, I can get DDR3 ram from e-waste recycling companies for as low as $10 per 4GB stick, at 1333MHz, and not once have I ever had a bad stick of the stuff. Even for people going the route of the G3258 (which only supports 1333MHz), this is the clear winner.
Is value RAM ugly as sin? Sure it is. It is just as good as that fancy Ripjaws shit you've got in your current build? You betcha.
Storage
Hard Drives are actually a tricky game, as they are the single most volatile component in any budget build, easily succumbing to wear and tear from age and daily use. As such (and some might find this hard to believe) I actively avoid HDDs when building value systems for people and opt for cheap SSDs instead. As always, check the date on a drive if you're really insistent on buying one, and considering how cheap a WD blue is new, don't pull the trigger on one unless it's for less than $30/TB.
SSDs are obviously (akin to RAM) highly resilient and are nearly guaranteed to work when purchased used. The average SSD pulled from an old laptop or an office off-lease desktop, will have no more than 100GB of writes on it, which leaves 99% of its life for you to exploit. While there exists no specific recommendation for which brand to buy, just be sure you're getting a relatively good drive with SATA III capability. 120/128GB variants of these sorts should cost you no more than $50 in my native Canada, and I've even gotten lucky on some larger sizes too. Recently I picked up 4 256GB Samsung 840 Pros for $75 each (I came), just days after I bought a Crucial MX100 of the same size for $85.
Monitors
Monitors are fun to buy, because the recent shifts in display technology have rendered a lot of recent-but-obsolete models nearly valueless. For example, remember when 16:10 was a thing? I actually still like 1680x1050 monitors, but the rest of the world seems to disagree, so I've been able to pick up 23" variants for as little as $40. Being that the slightly lower resolution actually eases the strain on your VRAM a bit, it's a nice fit for a lot of budget cards that might not have a full 2GB available, like some variants of the 6950. 1600x900 monitors are often just as cheap and come with the same inherent benefit of being obsolete despite being almost as good as its bigger 1080p cousin.
Keyboards and Mice
If you're on a budget, we can't even have this discussion. As much as I like mechanical keyboards and high-precision gaming mice, people building used $300 systems aren't going to allot any of their budget buying them. That said, wired USB keyboards and mice are virtually free (search your local goodwill or value village for some), and if you have to pay money, buy a wireless combo for $20 new from some little shit store in a suburb somewhere.
Cases
Cases on their own sell for about half of their original retail price, give or take based on the condition. I normally just get them as a part of a tin-can bundle and make use of them if they aren't too dirty, but when building for someone else, I'd often just prefer to buy a new budget case in the $40 range.
PSUs
I saved this topic for last, because it's by far the most difficult category to master. First off, you really need to do your research and understand how PSUs work before delving into these guys, as the cost associated is almost entirely dependent on how resilient the underlying platform has been proven to be. Generally speaking, reading reviews on JonnyGuru and HardOCP is a great start, but none of them account for units that are several years old.
As a general rule of thumb, I use the EVGA 500W W1 as a reference point, and build my value tree around that. In other words, if a new EVGA 500W (a passable, proven budget unit) is cheaper than a used 500W variant of a better brand, why would I bother buying used? Sure, that 520W Seasonic S12II puts the EVGA to shame in terms of voltage regulation and ripple suppression, but can I really make the same claims of a unit that's 5 years into its life? Wouldn't I just be safer buying new? These are all factors you have to consider.
For me, the threshold lies around 50% in terms of cost savings vs. risk. In other words, if you can find a used quality unit for less than half the price of the cheapest quality unit available at a given time, buy it.
Anyhow I think that covers everything. And as a closing note, remember to be safe. Meet potential sellers (and buyers) in public, well-lit places, and try your best to avoid entering someone's home without some protections in place. Also, the more info you get about the person (address, phone number, etc) the less likely it is that a person will be trying to scam you. People who purposely conceal their identity do so for a reason.
Also, feel free to ask me anything about my own experiences buying and selling used. I've been doing it as a hobby for a long, long time and have sold many value builds to people who can't otherwise afford PCs. I'm happy to impart any wisdom I might've gained over the years.
Edit: CPU Coolers! Forgot those. Air coolers are a safe bet. They're slabs of copper and aluminum with fans strapped to them. Buy with confidence, and seek one out for $10-$15 if you plan to overclock. AIO water cooling is not so safe. Those things are typically only good for 2-3 years, and you have no idea how much longer a pump has before it gives. Budget builders likely aren't water-cooling anyhow, right?
Edit 2: Just to be clear, when I said I'd been doing this for a long time, I should clarify that a) I once owned a game store and sold systems out of there and b) I currently resell systems out of my house to raise money for charity builds. I really don't want people to get the impression I'm trying to sell anything.
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I want to get into "hobby"-mining. Questions about which GPU to buy! (Also, I am a Gamer and YouTuber!)

Good day everyone!
My old AMD HD 7970 broke some weeks ago and I intend to get into mining. But not 24/7, just for the fun of it. I do not view the price of the Graphics Card as a cost I have to calculate, because:
  1. I need a GPU to play games
  2. I have a active YT channel with over 2m views and 5k subs, and I need a good GPU to record and grow!
So if I do not use the GPU (which will be around 80% of the entire day) I will leave it on and mine.
Why? I am doing this because I want to support the decentralized network. I would not mine Bitcoin because huge ASICs are killing the idea of everyone mining individually. My support is little, but I like it.
So because I want to play games as well, I have to eliminate certain options. E.g. given the GPU's have to be the same and support SLI.
I have these GPUs in mind:
Arguably I need nothing more than one good GPU, so the SLI-Setup would indeed cost me extra money. But hey - I will have more FPS and in the future I planned to make a 3-Monitor setup to play games. So it does not matter!
I need more information about the performance of these GPU's. Any advice would be appreciated!
EDIT: Like how are the differences between the mining performance of these cards? I read somewhere that GDDR5X is not so good for mining, for example. All of these cards are enough for my (current) needs, and will also probably be for a long time. But as a gamer - you can never complain about more FPS!
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[USA-CO][H]GPU's, Monitors, servers, 1366 mobo, 64bit phone case [W]amd cards, BTC, paypal

well I got some stuff to sell, shipping included unless local only (80023 broomfield co), prices obo but I may not budge much depending on the item.
-----wanted-----
paypal
local cash
bitcoin, ether, zcash

-----will only consider if it is a trade or amazing deal as my budget is short till i sell more-----

RX 480
RX 470
r9 290(x)
r9 390(x)
fury(x)
295 x2
pro duo
other computer related stuff.

-----items-----

2x evga gtx 980ti- $325 or $600 for both + hbw sli bridge (both acx 2.0+ one sc+)(would entertain trades for nice amd cards+cash)(would love to trade for highend amd card +cash or multiple cards)

ASUS HD 7850- $65 (never oc'ed light mining)(have a second one that has no display and a slight fan rattle that works for crossfire or mining -$45)

R9 270x- $75 replaced fan with 80mm delta. stays extremely cool and isn't overwhelmingly load (small OC, mined on)

Amd Firepro S7000 -AS IS- $80 beast of a workstation card and fairly rare it overclocked higher then any comparable chip I own. I believe I have pinpointed the issue (check pics) but I dont have the time or supplies to fix it once again sold as-is no returns I can go more in depth on request.

MSI Eclipse Plus X58 LGA 1366 motherboard- $120 (not much to say grab a nice cpu and oc it :D )

now for the 64bit phone case+a phone the case has a Jetway PICO NP93-2930 computer with a intel N2930 quad core 1.83 ghz cpu. it also has 2 gigs ddr3 ram and a 128 gig msata ssd. Additionally, it has a voltage converter and a lipoly low voltage cut-off with cuttof it opperates from 12.5v ish to 11v will include 1000 mah 3 cell lipo. the phone is a Chinese generic android. Im only selling this because I switched to a 64 bit zenfone 2 for the sake of portability but honestly this ran windows WAY better then the zenfone does. has 2012 server on it atm. feel free to ask away. -$200

-----local only-----

vizio m321i a2 monitosmart tv- $150 (1080p 120hz 32 inch this is the second one I have I currently use and enjoy the one on my main rig but I dont need 2 32 inch screens)

lg 920p monitor-$40 (details on request)

dell r900 server-$140 (4p 2.8ghz? 64 gigs ram additional details on request)( i also have another one missing cpu's raid controller a few fans and one of the two psu with only 48 gigs of ram i will let go for $80)

2x Cisco Pwr-rps2300 Redundant Power system-$40 each $60 for two (each includes 2 1150 watt power supplys)

?dell 2850?-$30 (sitting along time failed raid sold as is because of that)

corsair cx 550m-$40

corsair ax 750-$60

some pics-http://imgur.com/a/uRQ8Z

---sold---
NIB Intel 5820k-sold
gigabyte gtx 960-sold
EVGA gtx 750 ti-sold
asus gtx 770-sold
r9 280x-sold
r9 280-sold
hd 7970-sold
hd 7950-sold
zotac gtx 980ti-sold
1 vizio m321i a2 monitor-sold
Some BTC-sold
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[USA-CO][H] EVGA SR-X mobo, GPU's, servers, ram, ssd's, psu's, monitors, cpu's, 64bit phone case/mini computer [W]Paypal, Bitcoin, Cash, Amd gpu's

well I got some stuff to sell, shipping included unless local only (80023 broomfield co), prices obo but I may not budge much depending on the item. Bitcoin preferred. Minimum order $40.
-----wanted-----
paypal
local cash
bitcoin, ether, zcash

-----will only consider if it is a trade or grate deal as my budget is short till I sell more-----

RX 480
RX 470
r9 290(x)
r9 390(x)
fury(x)
295 x2
pro duo
other computer related stuff.

-----items-----

no post craping on this item unless you can find a cheaper one online

Pricing this one is abit on the difficult side but i figured i would start here and go from their.
This is a BEAST of a motherboard supports dual socket 2011 cpus and is the only mobo for this socket that will let you overclock them (bclk oc) I currently run dual e5-2670's on it and it handles every task i throw at it with flying colors. I have tested it with MANY operating systems including, 2008, 2008 R2, 2012 R2, win 10, ESXI 6.0 (majority of time), and Proxmox (basic testing) all of which it was COMPLETELY stable. However, this motherboard does have some damage in both of the sockets. socket 0 is missing 3 pins all of witch are redundant I believe they are all grounding pins. socket 1 is missing about 5 and some of those are redundent but some of them are related to dimm 4. dimm 4 of socket one does not work leaving you with only 11 out of the 12 dimms. This is the only damage that effects the functionality of the mobo the only other "damage" is VERY small and in no way effects the preformance or look of the mobo. Currently this is the only on I could find for sale anywhere and figured i would put it on the market in case anyone was interested. This is used in my daily rig and i use it for everything from virtualization to CAD and gaming with zero issues.

would like to keep until i sell the sr-x as its a important part of my main rig.

-----local only-----

some pics-http://imgur.com/a/Cuwda

---sold---
2x evga gtx 980ti-sold
NIB Intel 5820k-sold
gigabyte gtx 960-sold
EVGA gtx 750 ti-sold
asus gtx 770-sold
r9 280x-sold
r9 280-sold
hd 7970-sold
hd 7950-sold
zotac gtx 980ti-sold
1 vizio m321i a2 monitor-sold
Some BTC-sold
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Having trouble finding drivers for my AMD HD 7900 series graphics cards on Ubuntu 16.04

I recently wiped my old bitcoin mining rig and decided to re purpose it for training my ML models. Unfortunately I have found that the open source drivers which come with the install do not work very well for me. When I try to stream a youtube video for example. My computer can't reach 1 fps, seriously, it updates parts of the screen like a terrible composite slideshow.
I have 2 AMD Vapor-X HD 7970 3gb DDR5 cards. I should at the very least be able to stream a video on my computer.
I have tried installing different drivers for Ubuntu including the fglrx driver for generic linux distributions, but without fail, my computer gets black screens and low graphics mode messages when I reboot and it senda me to an infinite login loop.
I have been reinstalling Linux each time since it doesn't take that long and I have no valuable data on here yet anyway.
Also, I have tried Obiaf's open sourced drivers and that turned my computer into a glitch art generator.
Is there another more advanced way to make these cards useful? It's hard for me to believe they are already obsolete. I am willing to go to extreme lengths I just don't know which direction to begin moving.
Thanks for any help
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Not So Brief History of my Radeon HD7950 ASUS Direct CU II

Sexy Beast Pic 1: https://i.imgur.com/dQC90.jpg
Sexy Beast Pic 2: http://www.legitreviews.com/images/reviews/1839/7970-dc2-top.jpg
ASUS HD7950 Direct CU II. This card mined 1.5-3 BTC Bitcoin for me. Started with Bitcoin, then mined Litecoin in the early days of Litecoin GPU mining. Had 2 X ASUS HD7950s running 24/7/365 at the time. Each did about 3 BTC each total, and then switched full time to LTC Litecoin. This card was also used for CS gaming, 3D rendering, real time graphics, some video editing, and yes, yes more mining! Still RUNNING today! AMD FTW!
After some test mining Litecoin for a month, I quickly built 2 more Radeon GPU rigs to mine LTC. Total 3 rigs 12 cards. Blazin! Then in Dec 2013 this setup mined millions of Dogecoin in a few days shortly after launch,... I remember raking in over 300-500K DOGE / day at full throttle. We setup our own Doge Pool, and DOGE miners were chatting on IRC: The Excitement was REAL!
This fun SUCH DOGE WOW time was cut short by a massive ice storm that knocked out the power for a week. So no more DOGE. When I got back online diff was up and production down to 30K per day or less, but DOGE price skyrocketed so I sold DOGE for a good profit.
I remember donating DOGE to send the Jamaican Bobsleigh Team to the 2014 Winter Olympics, and they made it to Sochi! What a time to be alive! I was a DOGE Millionaire by then... Such Card, Much DOGE! WOW!
Shortly after that, around March 2014 the second HD7950 blew some caps and need to be sent to ASUS for service. ASUS promptly replaced the card under 3 year warranty and shipped a replacement in two weeks. Mining frenzy continued with FeatherCoin and PotCoin. DGB Digibyte was the next chapter! ;]
In summer 2015 I decided to part with one of them. Sold on Kijiji to a local fellow gamer that had his video card blow up, and didn't have enough $ to buy a new one. Gave him a deal. The guy was so happy, it was like Xmas for him. I knew that this ASUS 7950 will have a great home. So I said Good Bye to engine #2.
When this card is retired I will box it for display. Been through so much with it, still my number 1 engine. When something is this good, you keep it in the Fam'. Still works great. Thank you ASUS & AMD for making kick ass products! Over & Out! Peace! ;]
Jamaican Bobsleigh Team
https://media.coindesk.com/uploads/2014/01/jamaica-bobsleigh.png
25 MIL DOGE + 35 BTC raised for Jamaica Bobsleigh Team
http://i0.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/000/682/940/6e9.jpg
Jamaican Bobsleigh Team Raises $30k in Dogecoins, Jan 20, 2014
https://www.coindesk.com/jamaican-bobsleigh-team-raises-30000-dogecoins/
DOGE Meme in HD:
https://www.geek.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/dogecoin.jpg
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A disgruntled opinion/rant regarding Bitcoin/Litecoin/etc. mining and the enthusiast GPU market.

Back in June of 2012, I very eagerly built my rig with a single Radeon 7950 in anticipation of crossfiring it down the road with a 7970. Now that time has come, and in my efforts to procure what I had anticipated to be quite the bargain, I am absolutely flabbergasted by what I discovered.
There's not a decent Radeon 7xxx in sight, and the 7970s that I could find are going for upwards of $400 USD! This is simply unacceptable for a two-year-old card, and even more unacceptable when considering that these very cards were (according to this guide) retailing for $269.99 this past October! That is nearly a 50% price increase in just two months at the very end of the card's life, and just after the universal price drop to all 7xxx units complimenting Nvidias launch of their GTX700s.
I hope I'm not being oblivious/naive here - and please correct me if I am - but I have NEVER seen that happen before with ANY consumer product (that is being replaced by a new revision). Of course I know the economic rules of supply & demand: There are lots of people who want these few cards, so AMD can afford to boost the price on them. However, this is pretty unreasonable considering AMDs focus on the new R9 chips, which are the new supply.
The perpetrator here is the growing trend of Bitcoin mining. The computing power and efficiency of AMDs GCN architecture is extremely good at mining for this "magic internet money." A growing amount of people are noticing this, and thus demand for AMDs chips has blown up like crazy. It's even become a goddamn selling point in advertisements.
I understand that the processing power of these cards can be very well harnessed for coin mining, and that's fine. However, for those of us enthusiasts that enjoy using our video cards to push pixels, I anticipate this trend to continue putting a strain on the market and our wallets.
TL;DR: I'm butthurt about last-gen AMD GPU prices being unreasonably high, and get mad (within reason).
*edit: AMD is not boosting prices, retailers are. Thanks to Shrederrr for clarifying.
**edit: To all the people suggesting that I sell my 7950 on the secondhand market, thanks; that is a good idea. Honestly the solution didn't cross my mind at the time of making this post - I was still reeling from the unbelievable prices and frustrated that I wasn't able to follow my planned upgrade path. This unprecedented Bitcoin/Litecoin phenomenon caught me by surprise and it saddens me somewhat to see these enthusiast GPUs being used in such a menial, greedy fashion. It's like seeing a Ferrari V12 powering a backup generator for a t-shirt factory. Sure it's being put to good use, but it's just...not right.
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[USA-CO][H]SR-X, 32 inch 1080p 120 hertz monitor, GPU's, CPU's, ram, ssd's, psu's, monitors, 64bit phone case/mini computer [W]Paypal, Bitcoin, Cash, Trades,

well I got some stuff to sell, shipping included unless local only (80023 broomfield co), prices obo but I may not budge much depending on the item. Bitcoin preferred. Minimum order $40.
_
if your looking for something feel free to check my other postings or shoot me a pm I have alot that isnt listed and get alot week by week.
_
-----wanted-----
paypal
local cash
bitcoin, ether, zcash
5ghz+ <100w tdp chip for tec build.
TRADES (will only consider if it is a trade or great deal as my budget is short till I sell more)
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Timestamps/Pics-http://imgur.com/a/dYdn9
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Items Description Price
i5 2500k abit excess thermal paste $70
2x 8 DDR4 crucial 2133mhx udimm $50
2x x5687 unlocked lga 1366 $100 for the matched pair
2x 16 gig ddr3 ecc ram for servers! $40 each
Saphire 7970 same as 280x $80+shipping
Emu 1212M PCI 24-Bit/192kHz Balanced Interface Mastering-grade 24-bit, 192kHz converters. Flexible connectivity. E-DSP 32-bit Multi-effects Processor. $42+shipping
Amd Firepro S7000 -AS IS- Long text :P $70+shipping
ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 LGA 1366 I believe this board supports xeons $130+shipping for the board
direct die cooled l5520 build here https://www.reddit.com/overclocking/comments/5xp7gz/direct_die_watercooling_buildresults/ $40 so i can build another one :P
EVGA SR-X Motherboard Long text :P $650 for mobo+ dual xeon e5-2670+44 gigs ram
EMC 200GB ENTERPRISE 2.5" SSD HUSSL4020ASS600 would like to keep until i sell the sr-x as its a important part of my main rig. $150
64bit phone case+a phone/pico atx computer Long text :P $150+shipping
corsair cx 550m semi-modular $40 + shipping
corsair hx 750 semi-modular $60+ shipping
evga 600b semi-modular $40+ shipping
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LOCAL ONLY (unless buyer pays shipping)
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LOCAL ONLY Description Price
vizio m321i a2 monitosmart tv 1080p, 120hz, 32 inch, pixel perfect, minimal back-light bleed $120
vizio m321i a2 monitosmart tv 1080p, 120hz, 32 inch, small spot of dead pixels, medium back-light bleed $70
lg 920p monitor (details on request) $40
Close to barebone dell r900 server no cpu's, 48 gigs ram, 1kw+ psu, 5x 10k sas disks $60
2x Cisco Pwr-rps2300 Redundant Power system each includes 2 1150 watt power supplys $40 each $60 for two
?dell 2850? (has been lying around for abit, failed raid sold as is because of that) $40
Sold Items
seasonic x-1250- sold
lga 1155 mobo+8 gig ddr3 ram- sold
Xeon L5520-sold
sapphire nitro 390+i7 3770- sold
lga 2011-3 mobo+5820k-sold
noctua heatsink-sold
Loaded dell r900 server-sold
r9 270x w/ delta fan- sold
Alienware m17x r4- sold
ASUS HD 7850- sold
Ballistix Sport 8GB Kit 4GBx2 DDR3- sold
gtx 760- sold
ASUS Z87-A- sold
i7 4770k- sold
MSI Eclipse Plus X58 LGA 1366 motherboard- sold
1x 7850-sold
2x evga gtx 980ti-sold
NIB Intel 5820k-sold
gigabyte gtx 960-sold
EVGA gtx 750 ti-sold
asus gtx 770-sold
r9 280x-sold
r9 280-sold
hd 7970-sold
hd 7950-sold
zotac gtx 980ti-sold
1 vizio m321i a2 monitor-sold
Some BTC-sold
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[USA-CO][H]980 ti's, r9 270x, 7850's, Monitors, servers, 1366 mobo, 64bit phone case, power supplys [W]amd cards, BTC, paypal

well I got some stuff to sell, shipping included unless local only (80023 broomfield co), prices obo but I may not budge much depending on the item.
-----wanted-----
paypal
local cash
bitcoin, ether, zcash

-----will only consider if it is a trade or amazing deal as my budget is short till i sell more-----

RX 480
RX 470
r9 290(x)
r9 390(x)
fury(x)
295 x2
pro duo
other computer related stuff.

-----items-----

2x evga gtx 980ti- sold for 600

ASUS HD 7850- $65 (never oc'ed light mining)(have a second one that has no display and a slight fan rattle that works for crossfire or mining -$45)

R9 270x- $75 replaced fan with 80mm delta. stays extremely cool and isn't overwhelmingly load (small OC, mined on)

Amd Firepro S7000 -AS IS- $80 beast of a workstation card and fairly rare it overclocked higher then any comparable chip I own. I believe I have pinpointed the issue (check pics) but I dont have the time or supplies to fix it once again sold as-is no returns I can go more in depth on request.

MSI Eclipse Plus X58 LGA 1366 motherboard- $120 (not much to say grab a nice cpu and oc it :D )

now for the 64bit phone case+a phone the case has a Jetway PICO NP93-2930 computer with a intel N2930 quad core 1.83 ghz cpu. it also has 2 gigs ddr3 ram and a 128 gig msata ssd. Additionally, it has a voltage converter and a lipoly low voltage cut-off with cuttof it opperates from 12.5v ish to 11v will include 1000 mah 3 cell lipo. the phone is a Chinese generic android. Im only selling this because I switched to a 64 bit zenfone 2 for the sake of portability but honestly this ran windows WAY better then the zenfone does. has 2012 server on it atm. feel free to ask away. -$200

-----local only-----

vizio m321i a2 monitosmart tv- $150 (1080p 120hz 32 inch this is the second one I have I currently use and enjoy the one on my main rig but I dont need 2 32 inch screens)

lg 920p monitor-$40 (details on request)

dell r900 server-$140 (4p 2.8ghz? 64 gigs ram additional details on request)( i also have another one missing cpu's raid controller a few fans and one of the two psu with only 48 gigs of ram i will let go for $80)

2x Cisco Pwr-rps2300 Redundant Power system-$40 each $60 for two (each includes 2 1150 watt power supplys)

?dell 2850?-$30 (sitting along time failed raid sold as is because of that)

corsair cx 550m-$40

corsair ax 750-$60

some pics-http://imgur.com/a/uRQ8Z

---sold---
2x evga gtx 980ti-sold
NIB Intel 5820k-sold
gigabyte gtx 960-sold
EVGA gtx 750 ti-sold
asus gtx 770-sold
r9 280x-sold
r9 280-sold
hd 7970-sold
hd 7950-sold
zotac gtx 980ti-sold
1 vizio m321i a2 monitor-sold
Some BTC-sold
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[USA-CO][H]ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 (LGA 1366) EVGA SR-X (dual socket 2011), GPU's, CPU's, ram, ssd's, psu's, monitors, 64bit phone case/mini computer [W]Paypal, Bitcoin, Cash, Trades,

well I got some stuff to sell, shipping included unless local only (80023 broomfield co), prices obo but I may not budge much depending on the item. Bitcoin preferred. Minimum order $40.
_
if your looking for something feel free to shoot me a pm I have alot that isnt listed and get alot week by week.
_
-----wanted-----
paypal
local cash
bitcoin, ether, zcash
TRADES (will only consider if it is a trade or great deal as my budget is short till I sell more)
_
Timestamps/Pics-http://imgur.com/a/xZ2KG http://imgur.com/a/z9Ddx
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Items Description Price
ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 LGA 1366 I believe this board supports xeons $118+shipping for the board, $138+shipping for the board +I7 920
Emu 1212M PCI 24-Bit/192kHz Balanced Interface Mastering-grade 24-bit, 192kHz converters. Flexible connectivity. E-DSP 32-bit Multi-effects Processor. $42+shipping
R9 270x replaced fan with 80mm delta. stays extremely cool and isn't overwhelmingly loud $62+shipping
Saphire 7970 same as 280x $80+shipping
Amd Firepro S7000 -AS IS- Long text :P $70+shipping
EVGA SR-X Motherboard Long text :P Please no post craping on this item unless you can find a cheaper one online in stock
EMC 200GB ENTERPRISE 2.5" SSD HUSSL4020ASS600 would like to keep until i sell the sr-x as its a important part of my main rig. $150
DDR3 ECC reg ram 2G dat good ram for all your ram needs $7
DDR3 ECC reg ram 4G dat good ram for all your ram needs $10
DDR3 ECC reg ram 8G dat good ram for all your ram needs $15
64bit phone case+a phone/pico atx computer Long text :P $175+shipping
Xeon L5520 socket 1366 ... $5
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LOCAL ONLY (unless buyer pays shipping)
_
LOCAL ONLY Description Price
vizio m321i a2 monitosmart tv 1080p, 120hz, 32 inch, pixel perfect, minimal back-light bleed $150
vizio m321i a2 monitosmart tv 1080p, 120hz, 32 inch, small spot of dead pixels, medium back-light bleed $90
lg 920p monitor (details on request) $40
Loaded dell r900 server 4p 2.8ghz?, 64 gigs ram, dual 1kw+ psu's, raid card, 5x 10k sas disks $150
Close to barebone dell r900 server no cpu's, 48 gigs ram, 1kw+ psu, 5x 10k sas disks $80
2x Cisco Pwr-rps2300 Redundant Power system each includes 2 1150 watt power supplys $40 each $60 for two
?dell 2850? (has been lying around for abit, failed raid sold as is because of that) $40
corsair cx 550m simi-modular $40
corsair ax 750 modular $65
corsair hx 750 simi-modular $60
evga 600b simi-modular $40
all of the psu's cx 550m, ax 750, hx 750, 600b $180
Sold Items Alienware m17x r4- sold
ASUS HD 7850- sold
Ballistix Sport 8GB Kit 4GBx2 DDR3- sold
gtx 760- sold
ASUS Z87-A- sold
i7 4770k- sold
MSI Eclipse Plus X58 LGA 1366 motherboard- sold
1x 7850-sold
2x evga gtx 980ti-sold
NIB Intel 5820k-sold
gigabyte gtx 960-sold
EVGA gtx 750 ti-sold
asus gtx 770-sold
r9 280x-sold
r9 280-sold
hd 7970-sold
hd 7950-sold
zotac gtx 980ti-sold
1 vizio m321i a2 monitor-sold
Some BTC-sold
submitted by cdabc123 to hardwareswap [link] [comments]

[USA-CO][H]SR-X, 32 inch 1080p 120 hertz monitor, GPU's, CPU's, ram, ssd's, psu's, monitors, 64bit phone case/mini computer [W]Paypal, Bitcoin, Cash, Trades,

well I got some stuff to sell, shipping included unless local only (80023 broomfield co), prices obo but I may not budge much depending on the item. Bitcoin preferred. Minimum order $40.
_
if your looking for something feel free to check my other postings or shoot me a pm I have alot that isnt listed and get alot week by week.
_
-----wanted-----
paypal
local cash
bitcoin, ether, zcash
5ghz+ <100w tdp chip for tec build.
TRADES (will only consider if it is a trade or great deal as my budget is short till I sell more)
_
Timestamps/Pics-http://imgur.com/a/dYdn9
_
Items Description Price
i5 2500k abit excess thermal paste $70
2x 4 DDR4 crucial 2133mhx udimm $50
Samsung PM830 256 GB Internal SSD msata $100
2x x5687 unlocked lga 1366 $100 for the matched pair
2x 16 gig ddr3 ecc ram for servers! $40 each
Saphire 7970 same as 280x $80+shipping
Emu 1212M PCI 24-Bit/192kHz Balanced Interface Mastering-grade 24-bit, 192kHz converters.Multi-effects Processor. $42+shipping
Amd Firepro S7000 -AS IS- Long text :P $70+shipping
ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 LGA 1366 I believe this board supports xeons $130+shipping for the board
direct die cooled l5520 build here https://www.reddit.com/overclocking/comments/5xp7gz/direct_die_watercooling_buildresults/ $40 so i can build another one :P
EVGA SR-X Motherboard Long text :P $650 for mobo+ dual xeon e5-2670+44 gigs ram ~~~ i may also be interested in trades.
EMC 200GB ENTERPRISE 2.5" SSD HUSSL4020ASS600 would like to keep until i sell the sr-x as its a important part of my main rig. $150
64bit phone case+a phone/pico atx computer Long text :P $150+shipping
corsair cx 550m semi-modular $40 + shipping
corsair hx 750 semi-modular $60+ shipping
evga 600b semi-modular $40+ shipping
_
LOCAL ONLY (unless buyer pays shipping)
_
LOCAL ONLY Description Price
vizio m321i a2 monitosmart tv 1080p, 120hz, 32 inch, small spot of dead pixels, medium back-light bleed $70
lg 920p monitor (details on request) $40
Close to barebone dell r900 server no cpu's, 48 gigs ram, 1kw+ psu, 5x 10k sas disks $60
?dell 2850? (has been lying around for abit, failed raid sold as is because of that) $40
Sold Items
2x Cisco Pwr-rps2300 Redundant Power system-sold
vizio m321i a2 monitosmart tv-sold
seasonic x-1250- sold
lga 1155 mobo+8 gig ddr3 ram- sold
Xeon L5520-sold
sapphire nitro 390+i7 3770- sold
lga 2011-3 mobo+5820k-sold
noctua heatsink-sold
Loaded dell r900 server-sold
r9 270x w/ delta fan- sold
Alienware m17x r4- sold
ASUS HD 7850- sold
Ballistix Sport 8GB Kit 4GBx2 DDR3- sold
gtx 760- sold
ASUS Z87-A- sold
i7 4770k- sold
MSI Eclipse Plus X58 LGA 1366 motherboard- sold
1x 7850-sold
2x evga gtx 980ti-sold
NIB Intel 5820k-sold
gigabyte gtx 960-sold
EVGA gtx 750 ti-sold
asus gtx 770-sold
r9 280x-sold
r9 280-sold
hd 7970-sold
hd 7950-sold
zotac gtx 980ti-sold
1 vizio m321i a2 monitor-sold
Some BTC-sold
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2 x AMD ATI 7970's litecoin mining - 1420Khash/s Litecoin miner, how I do it. 2 x HD 7970 and power usage. DOGECOIN and Scrypt Mining Room Update + HD 7970/7870/750 Ti NiceHash DOGECOIN Mining RIG R9 280X and HD 7970 Gigabyte Windforce R9 280x 22Mh/s GPU Mining Ethereum (7970)

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