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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.
Hello PC Masterrace. This is my first post, so apologies in advance, if I somehow break the rules. I'm a PC gamer, from 2006. I'm 27 years old right now. Yes, it has been a long journey, it all started from Intel Pentium 3, to Core i7 as of now. When I was a kid, I could ask for high-end PC from my parents, until I grew up, I can't. The PC Gaming scenario in my country is massive, console is not highly popular as gamers from my country prefer Counter-Strike and Dota/2/ League of Legends. So all gamers are tend to fall in PC category. Only a minor portion of gamers who play FIFA owns PS4 but yet, very few Xbox owners. I too, play Counter-Strike, Forza Horizon 3, Motorsport 7 on my PC. Anyways, coming back to main topic, recently, due to bitcoin mining and cryptocurrency, the prices of PC hardware skyrocketed. I used to own a R9 290X until it crashed finally after 3.5 years of service two weeks ago due to a powersurge(No, I don't have any UPS). Right now, I don't have any option to buy a decent GPU. Let me tell you, the prices and the differences of GPU's in our market: *GTX 1050ti = 22,000 BDT(Bangladesh Taka) = 262 USD(84tk Per USD) *GTX 1060 = 42,000BDT = 500 USD *GTX 1070ti= 71,000BDT = 845 USD *GTX 1080Ti = 108,000 ~ 115,000 BDT = ~ 1370 USD Now, my point is, I'm not a miner, I'm just a pure gamer. Due to mining, Authorized Asus dealers in Bangladesh decided even not to provide warranty for GPU if bought separate. Means, I will not get any warranty if I buy the GPU only, but if I buy a whole PC build, only then I will get warranty. Right now, the price difference between 1050ti and 1060 is huge, almost double. GTX 1060 is a mediocre gpu, and my 290X is way better than 1050ti, I can afford 1060 if I save up for 2 months, but what's the point buying a GPU for 500$ and not provide any warranty? It's like I don't want to buy a whole PC either. This is really really sad, for people like me. Right now, I'm looking for a used card and people are selling their GTX 970 used for even 200$+ which is used for 2 years or so. This is not happening for me, but other people from Bangladesh too. Everyone's suffering. I wish I could end this mining or the miners could find another way without disrupting gamers. I've no option to switch to console. This is the end of PC-Masterrace for me. Farewell 12 years of PC gaming. I will miss you. Here's the Link from Asus's official facebook page saying they won't provide any warranty
Hi guys im thinking of upgrading my PC but im unsure if i should go with a new build from scratch or just upgrade to a more recent High-End GPU? This rig is used as a media center for gaming, movies, music, web browsing, etc, so no video editing or bitcoin mining or whatever. Current build: i5-4670k @ 4.4 Ghz R9 290x @ 1200 Core / 1450 Memory 2x4Gb DDR3 RAM ASRock Z87 Extreme 6 Seasonic Prime Platinum 750W Win 7 x64 (duh) Im thinking of upgrading to either a 1080 or 1080 TI (is the TI worth an extra 150€ over the standart one? Or maybe an AMD equivalent?) and either adding another 2x4Gb sticks or replacing the current ones with 2x8Gb sticks (Dual Channel vs Quad Channel?). Or should i rather build a new i7/AMD equivalent DDR4 build from scratch? I build this rig about 5 years ago so im completely out of the loop of whats "in" right now. Budget can be stretched to ~ 1000€ if i save up a couple more months. EDIT: Thanks to all of you, ill hold off on upgrading till the prices drop. I though it was strange that the 1070 ran for 600€+ when just a couple of months ago i bought one for my mate for just 350€.
I will preface this with the fact that I am not mining Bitcoin. I'm mining a new currency called Creamcoin, don't ask me why. As for why I'm posting here, I can't find a community that is more closely suited to what I'm trying to do, so I hope you all can help :) I'm rather new to crypto mining in general. I'm currently working on setting up GPU mining from my Radeon R9 290X. I'll be mining Creamcoin from the following pool: stratum+tcp://stratum.chainworksindustries.com:5205 It's just not working. It's repeatedly outputting: OCL 0: Using work with lower difficulty than device supports OCL 0: Using work with lower difficulty than device supports Coinbase check: multiple inputs in coinbase: 0x87 OCL 0: Using work with lower difficulty than device supports OCL 0: Using work with lower difficulty than device supports Coinbase check: multiple inputs in coinbase: 0xbc Etc. At the top of the window, beneath version and manage devices and all that, (all pools are dead) Beneath that: ST:3 F:0 NB:13 AS:0 BW:[ 36/ 3 B/s] E:0.00 BS:8
OCL 0: 39.0C | 13.20/ 9.50/ 0.00Mh/s | A:0 R:5+0(100%) HW:0/none My batch file to run the miner consists of exactly the following, of course with personal details redacted: bfgminer -S opencl:auto -o stratum+tcp://stratum.chainworksindustries.com:5205 -u myusername.minername -p minerpassword That's it. Am I doing something wrong? Is there an issue with my system? Also, if anyone has a link to a "For dummies" guide on crypto mining in general I would highly appreciate it.
Scrypt mining for GPU miners is about to become a thing of the past Scrypt ASIC miners are about to be unleashed on the market. KnC, a reputable ASIC manufacturer and Alpha Technologies, a promising new player, are racing to be the first to deliver super powerful rigs that will blow GPU miners out of the water. ASIC miners are custom designed machines with chips build specifically to tackle hashing of a particular algorithm. They are much more efficient and the Titan and Viper both look to be around a hundred times more powerful than a Radeon R9 290X, and because they use a fraction of the power to hash, they can mine profitably when GPU’s are reduced to noisy and expensive heating devices. Thousands of miners with GPU rigs are about to be outcompeted by these new ASIC miners. What happened to SHA-256 based coins when Bitcoin ASICS were launched is about to happen to Scrypt. Bye bye profit. What can we do? Hashing algo need to be changed. Devs please help. Warren! Coblee!
Hi everybody! Just a little back story. I started mining a while back. Back when Bitcoin had that meteoric rise to $1k+ and litecoin and dogecoin were getting extremely popular and gaining some real market shares. I was running a 4x R9 280x set back in the day in an all utility paid place. I moved that summer and electricity wasn't included so I decided to retire my rig. I am going to move soon to an all util place again (woo-hoo!!) and wanted to get back into mining again. I'm hoping I can be provided some shortcuts into the best hashrate/$ cards out there. I was wondering how the 380x, 390, and 390x compare roughly to lets say the 280x. I've been looking around and it seems all over the place with the 390x being slightly better than the 290x. Thanks a lot! P.S. I'm going to do this mostly as a hobby because I find it extremely exciting but I still am wondering whats the most efficient card on the market from old habits. It's probably a lot harder now for GPU mining, but I'm not too concerned about ROI nor wear of cards.
AMD GPU Supply Exhausted By Cryptocurrency Mining, AIBs Now Directly Advertising To Miners
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AMD Radeon RX 500 series graphics cards, particularly the RX 580 and 570, have been out of stock for weeks now owing to the cryptocurrency mining craze. GPU mining has seen a massive resurgence over the past little while due to the rising popularity of ASIC resistent coins. While some NVIDIA graphics cards do close the gap with their AMD counterparts in perf/watt at Etherium mining, their significantly higher initial cost make them far less profitable. The mining craze hasn't just affected US based retailers, the phenomenon has gone global. AMD GPUs of the day handily outperformed their NVIDIA counterparts and as a result AMD simply couldn't keep up with the demand and supplies of R9 290 and 290X cards dried up really quickly, driving prices up to insane levels. If AMD decides to increase supply now it risks building up inventory that it can't sell later on if the mining craze fades out as quickly as it had come in.
How to fix crashes and low hash rate on my new scrypt rig?
I need help to get past two major problems in my scrypt mining machine (see my config at bottom).
1 problem is system crashes during mining, even with low hash rate
2 problem is the low hash rates. 280x running at 400 k/hs and R9 290 at 180-400 k/hs
So far I have tried mining on Windows 8.1, Litecoin BAMT Linux and SMOS Linux with much luck. On Windows 8.1 I have gone through tons of AMD Driver versions from 13.1, 13.11 beta v9.4, 14.1 beta, 13-12, and bunch of other versions. Even tried couple of DDU clean ups. I have also tried different iners like cgminer, bfgminer, etc. Note on windows 8.1 I can't see GPU temp either. However, the hangs and low hash rates persist. One of the main issues is I can't get around play around with miner settings due crashes. On linux at least I can see GPU temps. But from my testing the system still hangs when running at 400 k/hs on my two R9 280x or 180 k/hs on R9 290. My setting for above on cgminer was (2x 280x and 1x 290 at the end): cgminer.exe --scrypt -I 12,12,12 -shaders 2048,2048,2560 --auto-fan --target-temp 65 Here is my hardware config: MSI Z77A-GD65 Motherboard(highly recommended on bitcoin.org board) Intel Celeron G1620 Corsair RM 850W G.SKILL 8 GB (4GB x 2) Sapphire Radeon R9 280x MSI Gaming R9 280x XFX R9 290x R9-290A-ENFC Anyone got any suggestions on what to try next? Seems like very hard to mine effectively, for me atleast...
Triple R9 290X XFire, Need advice on new CPU/Mobo combo, maybe RAM too.
So i built a PC for alt-coin mining last December. Fortunately, it paid itself off with Bitcoin earnings and I want to turn it into a gaming PC now. It works pretty damn good already (The Witcher 2 gets around 25-35fps in high density areas, 30-90fps in dungeons and such), but I want this system to be uber overkill for Witcher 3 etc. Right now, my most limiting factors I believe are the CPU/Mobo, and possibly RAM. So, here's the build as of right now; PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
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So yea.. I have these hell-defying beastkiller video cards in a system with a super old school (but efficient for mining) processor. I don't care about CPU efficiency anymore, and want to beast the PC with a great CPU/Mobo combo for future-proofed gaming. Also; it's worth noting, as I don't mine anymore, I have taken one of the GPU's out and am thinking of selling it. The PC will still be great as a futuregamer with 2x R9 290X's and an up to date CPU Mobo combo like i5 or i7, correct guys and gals? Also, the RAM.. I use straight Kingston 8gb atm, will that suffice for gaming, or should I get gaming specific/high intensity memory?
Noob looking for help with cgminer conf and a couple general LTC questions
I just picked up a few 290x GPUs, for starters I have two running. I was unsuccessful in getting cgminer to start when using a .conf file. I copied these settings http://holynerdvana.blogspot.ca/2013/11/litecoin-mining-with-r9-290-and-r9-290x.html but when I got to launch cgminer I get an error (cgminer error -61 cannont CreateBuffer / cgminer failed to init gpu) and it doesn't start. Here are my exact settings https://www.dropbox.com/s/mjx2hshwj6dogdy/example.conf Hoping someone can help me out. I ran a file which included this cgminer --scrypt -o stratum+tcp://america.mine-litecoin.com -u user.1 -p password -I 13 and I got both cards mining, but at a measly 520 each. Help is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance! Couple other questions. Is it better to not have a monitor plugged in while mining? If so is VNCing into the machine the solution or running CGWatcher smarter? How can places like a coffee shop accept bitcoin if it takes 15 minutes to verify a transaction? Do you have to wait?
Bitcoin help for a person who has no idea how bitcoin is and/or works.
Hello bitcoin. I was browsing a different subreddit today(/pcmasterrace), and i saw a guy mentioning "mining bitcoins" on a post where a guy had just bought 2 new R9 290x GPU's. I started looking up different videos on this "bitcoin mining", and got to know how the price of one bitcoin can change really drastically. This gave me an idea of investing some money into this, but i am not too sure if i am able to do this, so this is why i'm posting this. Am i able to invest money into a bitcoin when it is around $200, and when it jumps up to maybe $(Insert random higher number), and sell it again for more than the $200 i invested into it?
Photo Gallery - http://imgur.com/a/z9Wka#0 Your looking at a complete scrypt mining rig which mines or creates altcoins. This mining rig will create cryptocurrency such as Litecoin, Dogecoin, and more. Currently selling this mining rig at 2100 USD which is a lot less than what I paid for the entire thing brand new. It has been mining dogecoin/litecoin/etc for 3 weeks and it turns out after my electric bill + summer time coming soon it will not be profitable for me as I pay .14 cents a kilowatt. The mining rig was restarted every Friday for basic dusting and maintenance and purs like a kitten. Price is negotiable depending on the drive your willing to make to Dallas TX (PM for Location). The rig has been in my garage and has always had temps of 76-78 or lower. One thing about this setup is you don't have to do a thing but sign up for the pool you want, type in your username/pass and your mining within minutes. No Setup required as i've gotten the perfect settings for each card on the rig. I've also placed each card to get maximum airflow without pulling heat from neighboring cards, henced the 280x angled upward to pull cooler air. It is also setup to automatically reboot and start mining on it's own in case of a power outage. I can also disable this feature as that is what I prefer to do. I like manually starting my rig once a week to make sure things are running flawless. These cards have all been undervolted, overclocked, and set up to be the most efficient and fast at what they do. Stability is key with mining cryptocurrency and I can proudly say this 2.6 MH/s mining rig has run a week at a time before I manually restart it to dust it. You can choose to let it mine tirelessly for as long as you want but I recommend dusting it often. I'm sure this baby can mine for months without being touched. All or most hardware has original boxes. Complete Scrypt Mining Rig With Aluminum Frame + Box Fan: GPU's:
Genuine 64-bit Windows 7 Ultimate Operating System
This does not come with a keyboard, monitor, or a mouse. I run this thing headless and directly remote in using splashtop so I have control of my rig wherever i'm at using my macbook. I am willing to ship the rig taken apart in 1 Huge Box with all original boxes inside + hardware if you pay the shipping. It will be carefully packed and sent via UPS, you can also add insurance which will also be paid by you. You can also meet me or come take a look at the rig if your interested, i'm located in Dallas Tx. PM me for exact address and phone number if interested. I will accept Chase Instant Pay, Dogecoin, Bitcoin, or Litecoin. I will not sell the rig in parts it's buy all or nothing. Note: As you can see I have two instances of SGminer running, the mining program I use. This is because I use different settings for the Sapphire 280x's and different intensity/thread concurrency settings for the R9 versions of the cards which are the 290x/270.
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