Miner Kits at Newegg

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  1. rrrh1

    rrrh1 Registered Member

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    Color me dumb but what's the story behind these combos at Newegg:

    AMD Sempron 2.8GHz Single-Core CPU, GIGABYTE 970 AM3+ MOBO, Kingston 4GB MEM, 3X MSI Radeon HD 7970 3GB, ENERMAX 1000W Power Supply

    Rake in the $$ with this SuperCombo!

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1567582

    The Motherboard has only 2 PCI Express x16 Slots but 3 video cards are included in the combo.

    I don't get it ?

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  2. roger_m

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    Bitcoin/Litecoin nining software uses the GPUs in the video cards for data processing.

    While I know little about the subject there's an article here.
     
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    @rrrh1 - I think I would contact Newegg and ask them to verify if you are considering that combo. I think you are right. Two cards makes sense, not 3 with that motherboard.

    @ Roger - you lost me. What does Bitcoin/Litecoin mining have to do with hardware combos?
     
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    I understand that. What I don't understand is, what does that have to with Newegg selling a bundle with 3 graphics cards with a motherboard that supports only 2?
     
  6. roger_m

    roger_m Registered Member

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    It is being advertised as being for mining. Newegg even say:
     
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    The OP wasn't asking what the combo was useful for, he/she was commenting on the fact that the combo includes three video cards but the motherboard only has two PCIe x16 slots. If you buy this combo, will have to use the third video card in a separate computer.
     
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    And the mobo's second PCI-e x16 slot runs at *4, so if you consider a serious dualGPU-card system, it's a no-go.
    For mining that's no issue but for gaming an awful bottleneck.
     
  9. roger_m

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    I missed that.
     
  10. Keatah

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    Gpu mining is non-viable now
     
  11. rrrh1

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    Weird blog about:

    Building a Crypto Currency Mining Machine, Part Two

    http://www.corsair.com/en-ca/blog/2014/february/building-a-crypto-currency-mining-machine-part-two

    Part One is Here:

    Building a Crypto Currency Mining Machine

    http://www.corsair.com/en-us/blog/2014/february/building-a-crypto-currency-mining-machine

    PC Perspective:

    http://www.pcper.com/news/General-Tech/Corsair-Blogs-About-Oh-Come

    The first comment really sums it up for me.

    The Motherboard has only 2 PCI Express x16 Slots but 3 video cards are included in the combo.

    Using powered PCIe extension cables...

    Well you can use the Pcie 1x slots...

    Teaching an old dog new tricks, but why ?
    He would still rather stay on the porch !


    rrrh1 (arch1)
     
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