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3D Printed Housing for External Vive Wireless Card

Sorry I am not providing details as I want to get this info out quickly. I will respond with info if anyone shows interest, though I might be slow.
I'm not sure if anyone remembers the talk about extending the range of their Vive wireless setups. Basically, you can get a PCIe extender (built for bitcoin mining rigs I believe), and use USB 3 to move your Vive Wireless WiGig card 35 ft (CORRECTION: 20ft) to your computer. I have found that it works great for me.
But you end up with this exposed computer board just sitting there in your room with nothing to keep the board from sliding out of the extender socket and nothing to protect the board while also allowing cooling.
I took enough measurements off of the board to create a 3d model of it that captures the design information needed to create an enclosure.
I also created a 3d printable enclosure that is "good enough".
I haven't posted it because "an artist's work is never done", but if I don't post what I have, I might never post it.
So please let me know if anyone is interested in a model of the card and enclosure. Note that the enclosure is specific to the dimensions of the extender I bought, so minor tweaks might be required if you have a different extender.
Here is a picture of the final result (yes I used tape for my prototype that I never developed further)
I designed it to be modular (see the joiners I left open in the picture, in case a part of the print fails or needs fixing) and also it does not require supports. (Shakes fist at designs that require supports!)
https://imgur.com/a/op35gVL
(I would appreciate advice on how to get the image to show up in this post, I don't do this a lot)
Answers:
Here are the exact two products I bought from Amazon. No guarantees. At the time people were looking into extending the wire from the card to antenna, but my first try didn't work.
Beware, the part that you plug into your pci slot can, incredibly, be put in backwards and still fit. Also there is nothing keeping the extender in the slot.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07N38Y799/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07G93LTVX/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I can't find an exact link that I followed for recommendations, but there are tons of hits here: https://www.google.com/search?q=vive+wireless+extension+reddit&oq=vive+wireless+extension+reddit&aqs=chrome..69i57j0.5679j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8
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esxi: PCIe risers and passthrough

Hi there,
I'm running esxi on my home server and I'm slowly coming to the conclusion that there are more discrete PCIe devices (low-power GPUs, USB-cards, SATA-controllers) that I'd like to pass through to individual VMs than my mainboard can provide PCIe slots for.
How would esxi handle PCIe bifurcation or riser systems like this? Could I pass through all PCIe devices connected to these kinds of systems to individual VMs or could I only pass through the "original" slot on the motherboard? To clarify, I'm not worried about bandwidth here since I'm neither using high-power GPUs nor 10Gbit ethernet adapters nor NVMe-storage, so I'd be fine with having 16 PCIe x1 slots instead of one PCIe x16 slot.
Thanks!
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Multi GPU Question

I'll try and keep this as to the point as possible. I'm planning to build a small server-esque pc with an ATX motherboard that has many full length pcie slots, and as time goes on collect more low power video cards to fill all those slots up with to use with BOINC (for those of you wondering, the workload is basically the same as bitcoin mining, except i'm contributing to research instead of making money). My question is, with one motherboard and up to five video cards without pcie power connectors, will the motherboard be able to drive all of them? Or will I need to get a special motherboard with an extra molex connector or something on it for a little extra juice?
Addendum: The motherboard I have in mind is an Asus Rampage IV Extreme, though any older motherboard with a bunch of full length pcie slots is welcome.
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PCI-e to USB Card Passthrough Suggestions

My POS motherboard only has ONE usb controller, which means I'm unable to pass it through to my Windows gaming VM. I need to do this as my Xbox wireless adapter is really wonky with just USB passthrough, and the only way to get around this is to passthrough an entire USB controller. Pretty sure this is a KVM issue as I've never had any issues passing through USB devices on ESXi.
I have an mATX build with a huge graphics card, so my PCIe x2 slots are blocked off, but I managed to use one of those bitcoin mining rig extender cables to "breakout" the slot. My inelegant plan is to just get a PCIE to USB card and mount it externally.
Anyone have any suggestions for a good card that works with unRAID? I see a lot of cheap options on eBay/Amazon. Used server grade cards would be ideal.
I'm even open to alternate suggestions. Things I've thought about:
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Computer Cases for 6+ GPUs?

Planning a new fan-cooled 3D rendering workstation. I liked Entagma's build, but its already outdated with the new AMDs coming out in November with 128 PCIe lanes (PCIE 4.0). So ideally, the build can have the option to expand beyond 4 gpus using riser cards to split x16 pci slots into 2 pci x8... potentially 6-10 gpu's.
Most cases can only handle 4 double-wide GPUs (rtx 2070). Are the bitcoin mining cases ok for 3D Rendering and fan cooling? I've seen a brand called Hydra III that looks promising. I don't want to buy a huge bulky rack just to use a rackmount style case. Or do you recommend another case?
https://www.amazon.com/Hydra-III-Server-Mining-Case/dp/B07B4PPQK8
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My Beginnings

Images: https://imgur.com/a/tOFNhlJ

My Current Rack Setup

So, this is the first time I've ever done a post like this to homelab and I wanted to give as much detail as possible.
For this, i'm going to work my way left to right, top to bottom.
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[Question] ryzen 3 way crossfire?

Im looking at building a multi moniter setup and using a ryzen 7 cpu but im having trouble finding any motherboards that will support triple gpu. With intel boards theres x16 , x8 x8, or x8,x4,x4, but im not seeing any amd mobos with 8xx4x4 offerings, can anyone point me to one or is it just something that doesnt exist?
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Need some troubleshooting help! Riser 008s and R3c

This project isn't for gpu mining but I know these risers are mainly used for this purpose so I thought I might get some good feedback here. My project is that I have an itx board with a single x16 pcie slot. It also has 3 m.2 pcie gen3 x4 slots. I have one free m.2 slot and wanted to convert that to x16 via riser. I wanted a 2nd low power silent gpu added to the rig. I went with the fanless msi 1030. It has a max draw of ~30w so I figured sata power would be safe. I purchased this and this to test with. Neither work!! So it must be something on my end?? The first part is fairly standard, the difference being I'm going to a m.2 slot where most of you are coming from x1 or x4. "In theory" this should just work! I'll start with the 2nd part since it's very simple: m.2 connector -> x16 socket + sata power. I hooked this up, seated the gpu and booted up. Nothing. Not even bios. I pulled the gpu and booted. Bios worked and booted up (running a 1080ti direct on the board). Installed the gpu back and nothing. I bought the 1030 used so I pulled the 1080ti and installed the 1030 direct to the mb. Works! So then I thought maybe the riser is bad or that sata power is insufficient seeing that most gpus would also have 6+8pin direct whereas mine has no external power. So I swapped risers out. This time the 008s with additional power connectors. Exact same thing. First I powered via pci only. Then sata+pci. And finally sata+pci+molex. In all situations the red led lit up. In all situations if I do not have the gpu plugged in it boots up fine. The strange thing is I never get into bios. No speaker or post lcd on this board so my troubleshooting is limited. And to note I test both gpu hdmi ports just to make sure one vs the other was set to primary. I got lazy and just looked at my mouse to light up to see if it booted. The mouse stayed dark, implying it never posted. Any help would be greatly appreciated! solved I have two m.2. ports which are pcie only. I have 1 port that is pcie/sata. the suggestion by u/sqrtlurface was to use the pcie/sata port and now the 1030 is being recognized in both linux and windows.
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I have a $663 credit at the bitcoinstore. Let's build a mining machine (or start to)

I ordered something and they don't have it anymore. It's not important why I have this credit. I decided to repurpose the $663 to build a bad ass PC that will
1) mine XPM now
2) have the ability to support GPU's later
3) be an all around flexible crypto-computer for unforseeable things, which is impossible, but still
that means I don't really need GPU's right now. I do want to the ability to support them later xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
edit. we want gpu's
If I wanna use the BTC store credit I can do this.
It is 2x PCIe but its my first build. From what I have learned as an engineer, the first build is not your last. Maybe my next machine can be a 6 slot masterpiece. I wanted all those awesome things, and the lack of BTC store credit was making my wallet hurt. I think this is a nice start. Thanks to those who helped!! Fuck yes. XPM BABY WOOOO TO THE MUHTHA FIN MOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOooooooooooooooooooooooo
thanks to koooooj for telling me what is up and educating and thanks to mechmax for doing my shopping for me and making proper financial decisions for myself. Prolly good advice to take the free credit and hold off on binoculars I don't need.
Processor https://www.bitcoinstore.com/intel-core-i7-i7-3770k-3-50-ghz-processor-socket-h2-lga-1155.html
MotherBoard https://www.bitcoinstore.com/gigabyte-ultra-durable-4-classic-ga-h77-ds3h-desktop-motherboard-intel-h77-express-chipset-socket-h2-lga-1155.html
or https://www.bitcoinstore.com/asus-p8z77-v-lx-desktop-motherboard-intel-z77-express-chipset-socket-h2-lga-1155.html
RAM https://www.bitcoinstore.com/corsair-vengeance-4gb-ddr3-sdram-memory-module.html
Hard disk https://www.bitcoinstore.com/seagate-1-tb-internal-hard-drive-retail.html
Graphics https://www.bitcoinstore.com/sapphire-hd-7850-pcie-2gb-ddr5.html
power supply https://www.bitcoinstore.com/sparkle-power-750-watts-atx12v-v2-3-eps12v-v2-92-switching-power-supply-meet-2013-erp.html
https://www.bitcoinstore.com/cooler-master-gx-450w-atx12v-eps12v-power-supply.html
https://www.bitcoinstore.com/sparkle-power-green-spi600ghn-atx12v-eps12v-power-supply.html
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Anyone have any experience with m.2 to x16 risers?

So first off, I'm a little disappointed that there aren't any april fools jokes here.....I have just come from homelab and well the top 15 posts are pictures of labs (the dog). perhaps a little excessive. lol.
I'm getting into virtualization (I'm testing clear linux + kvm) and have bought parts to add a second gpu to my itx build. itx builds for the most part only come with a single x16 slot. That is occupied by a 1080ti. This will be for passthru use. So from my learning it would be beneficial for me to have a 2nd gpu. The only expansion I have now is m.2. They are pcie gen 3 x4 based slots. Technically I should be able to convert to a x16 sized slot but run at x4 speed. For my use (2d only) this should be fine. Talking about this is making me research my card being compatible with x4. I believe all x16 cards are backwards compatible by design, but double checking. I am testing this and this so far without success. This application is primarily used in the crypto mining world so I asked for troubleshooting help there but was curious if any attempts here were made. p.s. my build is skylake-x which disappointingly doesn't come with igp and that would have solved my 2nd gpu issue. any itx owners with no igpu or need a 2nd/3rd gpu can try buying the above parts, but make sure you have a sata/pcie m.2 slot. for my system m.2 pcie only did NOT work properly.
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Is there a cheap and effective mining rig that I can buy for ~$100?

Hey Reddit,
I would like to to assemble a mining rig however I have a very low budget. Is there cheap hardware I can get while still being profitable? Is there maybe a list of hardware anywhere? Thanks!
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[BUILDING] Cheap Motherboard for 2x HD 5770?

EDIT: Got things mixed up, I was reading the components for a BTC mining rig! Now my question would be: What would be decent, but cheap components for a mining rig, built around 2x HD 5770? Stupid idea? Share your wisdom!
Hey guys, nice job on the subreddit! I've been thinking about building a rig for a while now, but started actually doing some research just today. Now I'm wondering what a decent but cheap motherboard would be for:
For all the other components I looked here: https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Mining_rig#Three_ATI_5770s.2C_Approximately_630_Mhash.2Fs which are all pretty cheap components, except for the motherboard. Now in this example there are three cards used, which wont be neccesary for my setup.
All suggestions are welcome, I'm exited to start building/mining!
Edit: I should say I'm quite unfamiliar with computer parts in general, so if you have any tips on replacing other components in that list for cheapeother ones, or know a complete different, better rig, please say so.
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I know this is a dumb question...but is there anyway to have a little go at mining without buying a massive kit first?

As a new zealander, there isn't an easy way to buy bitcoins (need int'l bank transfers etc) so I wondered if I could set up a machine to mine just little and then figure out whether to scale up......would really love to get involved, but my technical know-how is severely lacking
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A heads up to those wanting to use PCIe splitters/switches.

Well, after 129 miner restarts in SMOS I've finally gotten my 8 GPU rig mining stable for 16 hours straight. I'm using Supermicro boards in my operation to have IPMI and limit having to move rigs or monitors around to troubleshoot. Once the kinks are worked out its great! Anyways my board only has 7 PCIe slots so I've been experimenting with splitters to get me to 8 cards. Its been a long road. I started with a couple of those x1 into 4 USB cards which kinda worked if I was running less than 6 total GPUs and no more than 2 cards on each splitter. They are funky. I could run 4 on the board and 2 on the splitter for days but if I added 2 more to the board I had constant crashes. I spent an immense amount of time messing with the PCI gen, MCFG setting (base address for PCI devices) with mixed results. Finally as I gave up yesterday and put 2 cards back in another rig my x16 to 8 USB splitter finally arrived! I threw it in and hooked up 6 GPUs to it and I'll be damned it ran for 30 minutes no problem. I said screw it and grabbed 2 more cards again and had some rejected shares. Switched the slot back to PCI Gen2 and what do you know. Haven't had to reboot yet.
Obviously its known your mileage will vary using splitters like this. It won't magically make a 20 year old motherboard support more cards. But if you have a modern-ish board that doesn't have enough slots it may be the ticket. I know people have had luck with those 4 GPU splitters I'm still not sure why they were so unstable for me but hey this works. Only needing one x16 slot to run cards I may just opt for a dual CPU board and do some CPU mining as well if a new CPU only algorithm triumphs over Cryptonight.
x1 switch - https://www.amazon.com/LinkStyle-Extender-BitcoinLitecoin-Adapter-Ethereum/dp/B078YQMF7F/ref=sr_1_15?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1521395139&sr=1-15&keywords=x1+to+4+mining+riser
x16 switch - https://www.amazon.com/Motherboard-Express-Graphics-Adapter-Machine/dp/B07571T721
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Need some m.2 to x16 pcie riser help

I finally made my way over to egpu and egpu.io. Read the DIY 101 and some of the initial tutorials over on io. I sort of risk a cross post because I also posted similar questions over on virtualization and gpumining. I started over on mining because they deal with lots of risers but in particular x1/x4 to x16. Virtualization because this is what I'm trying to accomplish and those of us who have itx boards all need a 2nd/3rd gpu. Thus far my testing hasn't gotten me anywhere so I'm reaching out for additional feedback. Summary I have an itx case/board running skylake-x (no igp). I need to install a 2nd gpu (4k 60fps/hz in 2d and fanless/silent were my reqs - I picked up a msi 1030). I have (3) m.2 pcie gen 3 x4 slots, one of which is dual sata/pcie. I picked up this and this to test with. Neither work. It appears that it's not even passing POST - no bios screen. After reading egpu.io and the diy 101 here my hunch is that I'm running into a bios whitelist issue. What do you think? Steps taken: 1. tried both parts, the one part only takes power via sata (the card tops off at 34w and sata is capable of 54w) and the other i powered via 6pin pcie. with a card inserted it does not even hit bios. with the card unplugged i boot fine. 2. verified that the 1030 operates fine by plugging into the single x16 slot direct on the board. verified that it is not conflicting with my 1080ti (direct on mb) by unplugging the ti and only running 1030 via riser. 3. verified that its not some weird sata/pcie incompatibility by disabling sata in the chipset section of bios. next steps 1. per a suggestion in the other post, I will try the dual use sata/pcie m.2 slot. I don't think the m.2 key would be sata, but worth a shot. 2. per egpu.io i will try to hot plug via the usb cable after boot. and see if the gpu will auto detect. personally i think this is what will do the trick. however long term this will not work because for my project the gpu is inside the case. for this reddit this is fine because most/all of you are running external and a disconnect is easy. 3. ironically one of the parts was on the recommended parts list over on io, so you would think i'm good to go. which really makes me think about the bios whitelisting issue. other than trying an amd card out (which won't meet my reqs longterm) i'm not sure how to fix/test the bios issue. I guess #2 will test it. Ideas?? solved I have two m.2. ports which are pcie only. I have 1 port that is pcie/sata. the suggestion by u/sqrtlurface was to use the pcie/sata port and now the 1030 is being recognized in both linux and windows.
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My Experience: From FX-8350 to R7-1700

Upgrading from an FX-8350 to a R7-1700.
Just a bit about me – I have been building computers since the mid 80’s. I missed the 8-inch floppy disk era, but came on board when dual 5.25” was considered mainstream and a 10-megabyte full-height HDD was the mark of a power user. The first computer I built for my own enjoyment was an AMD X5-133 (a factory overclocked 486 faster than the Pentium-75), and I’ve used a wide variety of systems since then, including a Pentium Pro-200 which served me well in college and a K6-2 which I took to quite a few LAN parties. While I’ve always had Intel notebooks, my PC’s have been AMD for quite some time now. I decided to upgrade my current main machine, which is an FX-8350 with a mild 4.4Ghz overclock. I was using 2x8GB Crucial Ballistix DDR3-1600 and a Sapphire Radeon Fury Nitro. While I know the R5-1600x would be a better bet for a pure gaming build, I have a soft spot for 8-core machines. I had been tempted to pull the trigger on an i7-7700k for a while, but the timing never worked out. But when I found the R7-1700 at a deep discount and an X370 motherboard on the shelf next to it – I couldn’t resist the siren call of a new build.
Here are my thoughts about the process:
AM4 is physically the same as AM3 from a build perspective, except for the mounting holes. I don’t know what was so important about making the holes have different offsets, but this makes it much more difficult to get quality cooling. Not all manufacturers have brackets yet, and I’m still waiting on Cooler Master to release the brackets for my Siedon 240.
The new motherboard feels very different from my AM3 board. My FX-8350 sat on an ASUS M5A99FX Pro R2.0. It was, for lack of a better word, a very workstation-ish board. 4 PCIx16 slots, 10x USB ports (2 of the USB 3.0), triple USB 2.0 front panel headers (and a USB 3.0 front panel header as well), eSATA on the rear panel, beefy VRM and Northbridge cooling, Toslink output for audio, and so on. The board itself is full of tiny components, support chips, and ports. Granted, many of these connectors are outdated (eSATA and USB2.0), and the PCIe is only 2.0 instead of current-gen 3.0, but there is a LOT of connectivity. Few people paired an FX chip with triple of quad-GPU for gaming, but I know a fair number of people used these for bitcoin mining back before there was widespread ASIC support and back then GPU mining was the most cost-effective way to mint cryptocurrency. Extra PCIe slots could be used for dedicated video capture, PCI-based storage, a RAID card, etc... Having 4 full-size slots allows this kind of flexibility. The new motherboard is an Asrock Fatal1ty x370 Gaming K4. It does not feel very workstation-ish at all. It has only two 16x PCIe slots (and when they are both in use they are only 8x), 8 USB ports on the rear panel, and a much less “busy” motherboard. Very few support chips litter its surface. Instead of a workstation component, it feels much more like a luxury consumer product. This is not a bad thing – just something I noticed while building the system. The rear IO shield is red and black to match its gaming aesthetic, it includes things like premium audio (including a very nice headphone amplifier for the front panel connectors), and while it only has 8x USB ports on the back, 6 of them are USB 3.0 and two of them (including a type-C connector) are USB 3.1 gen2. It includes RGB LED’s under the chipset heatsink and three separate RGB LED controller ports (one of which is used for the boxed cooler), Intel gigabit Ethernet, and dual M.2 slots (one of which connected directly to the CPU). It is very different in “feel” from the older ASUS board, even down to things like a shroud for the external connectors and metal-reinforced PCI slots. I must say, its more aggressive appearance and near-empty areas appeal to me. It does, however, funnel the builder into a particular configuration: limited fast storage through the M.2 slots, slow(er) storage through the 6x SATA ports, all external devices should be USB 3. Personally, these limitations didn’t restrict me for this build, since that was how I was going to set it up anyway, but the fewer connectivity choices might cause some pause for others. The only thing I don’t like about this board is the 20 second POST times. 20 seconds every time. Resuming from sleep is very fast, just reboots are slow. That’s really it. I have no substantive complaints other than that – well, and the memory speed limitations – more on that below.
The Wraith Spire cooler is without doubt the best looking box cooler I’ve ever seen. The symmetrical cylinder look, combined with the LED logo and RGB ring are very striking. I can see why many people have asked to order one, though I think for the 1700X and 1800X they are better off without it. I’ll explain why further down.
Initial hardware setup was very easy. I was able to flash to the newest 2.0 BIOS without any hassle using a DOS USB flash boot drive. The 2.0 BIOS has the newest AGESA code from AMD, as well as support for the R5 processors and better DDR4 compatibility. I didn’t want to cheap out on RAM since apparently Ryzen is sensitive to DDR4 speeds for the latency between cores. I bought the cheapest 16GB DDR4-3200 kit I could find (the EVGA SuperSC 2x8GB), for which I paid $115. While I was not able to get it to boot at 3200, I could get 2933 simply by activating XMP, then manually changing the speed from 3200 to 3000. I then tested it with MemTest86 for two complete cycles, which it passed without errors. I have encountered zero memory issues with these RAM sticks running at 2933. Since this motherboard does not officially support DDR4-3200 at all, I figure this is a good outcome. I am curious to know whether anyone has gotten 3200 on this board – that is, whether the lack of 3200 memory on Asrock’s QVL is a marketing issue or an actual hardware limitation – but I didn’t want to spend nearly double that amount in order to get AM4 verified memory (G.Skill’s FlareX), and 2966 seemed fast enough from the benchmark results I had read.
My old setup had a Samsung 850 EVO 256gb SATA6 drive as the primary boot/gaming drive. It seemed plenty fast but it had become too small for my needs, so this seemed like a good opportunity to buy a new SSD. I originally thought the NVMe drives would be out of my price range, but I bought the Intel 600p 512GB drive for only $10 more than I would have paid for a premium SATA6 drive. Though the 600p is without doubt the SLOWEST NVMe drive out there, it has 3x the read speed as the SATA6 drives, and most of what I am doing with it is trying to get quicker load times. If I was using it for professional workloads (as a video editing scratch drive, for example), I would need much higher sustained write speeds and then Samsung would be the obvious answer. I just didn’t want to spend an extra $80 on write performance that I’d never notice, and the 600p has been an excellent boot/gaming drive.
Ok, back to the Wraith Spire. I tend to have bad luck with the silicon lottery. My FX-8350 was not able to be stable above 4.4Ghz with reasonable temperatures. I was hoping I would be able to get better results from the R7-1700, since general reports indicated that it overclocked well. Unfortunately, it is difficult to tell how good of an overclock I am getting since I can find no good information about maximum recommended temperatures for this chip. Some people say 75c is the maximum safe temp. Others say 75c is a fine everyday 24/7 temp. Others say they are running it at 80c all the time without any issues at all. Steve at Techspot was getting 88c and 90c when overclocking the 1600X and 1500X using the stock coolers and without any instability – were those dangerous temps or totally fine? Nobody seems to know. I like my overclocks to be set-and-forget. I want to get it dialed in and then leave it for years without worrying that it will burn up or degrade or that in this or that application I have to turn back to stock speeds because of the thermals. Since I don’t know what max safe thermals are, I just have to guess based on stock thermals.
For stock speeds, the Wraith Spire does a good job. It is very quiet, and after a few BIOS fan-curve tweaks, it keeps the chip around 35-38 at idle, and around 68-70 on Prime95 (Small FFT, for maximum temperature generation). Incidentally, it also hits 70 if I run Cinebench a bunch of times in a row as well, so I don’t consider the Small FFT test to be totally unrealistic for the load this chip might encounter. From what I can tell, these are good normal temps. I can get 3.5Ghz by simply changing the multiplier and leaving the voltage at stock. This gives Cinebench numbers around the 1550 mark (roughly 6900k levels). Prime95 shows a modest boost in temperatures of 3-4 degrees C, and was stable even for several hours. If I push it to 3.6Ghz at stock voltage the system is unstable. At 3.7Ghz (the 1700’s boost speed for single-threaded loads) it is stable only if I give it 1.3v. While that is a totally fine voltage (AMD recommends up to 1.35v for 24/7), the Wraith Spire cannot handle a Prime95 Small FFT load anymore. I shut down the test and reverted the OC when the CPU read 89c. Given the fact that the Spire was meant to cool a 65w chip (and so probably is rated at no more than 85-95w), this is not a terribly surprising temperature – I wish I knew if it was dangerous. I have no doubt that a 240mm radiator or even a decent tower cooler will be more than enough to cool down my 3.7Ghz R7-1700. I am a little jealous of the people who just set the multiplier to 3700 and are good to go – lower voltages probably mean the Spire would be enough. But for me, it was not to be. I was halfway tempted to see at what temperature the chip would reduce its clock speed, but I didn’t want to burn up a chip I had just bought – might as well wait until I get bigger and better cooling to OC it to the 3.8-3.9 I hope it will reach.
Other than the OC temps it has been smooth sailing. Gaming feels more fluid than with the FX, even in games that I always thought were GPU-limited and/or running at 60fps with VSYNC on. Especially games that are sensitive to single-core performance (Heroes of the Storm is my latest addiction) there is a definite boost in 1% low and 0.1% low FPS. I have been using the Ryzen Balanced power plan from AMD and it seems to do a fantastic job keeping temps low when idle and letting the cores ramp up really fast when needed. I need to test whether the lack of core parking prevents it from hitting the 3.7Ghz boost as much as the regular Balanced plan allows. I think a simple CineBench single-thread comparison will do the trick.
I also tried streaming a bit – and it was able to generate 1080p60fps at x264-medium settings without being noticeable while in game. Later I edited some video of my kids – the final render speed was SOOOO fast. I am, on the whole, very happy with my upgrade. I get better single-core performance, much much better multi-core performance, along with faster disk speeds, and a more modern platform (with RGB lighting, M.2, USB 3.1, etc…).
Now if only I could find out appropriate temperatures…..
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[Troubleshooting] Been having the same problem for days, r/buildapc has been very helpful, need a final decision...

Hey so I have been using this post http://www.reddit.com/buildapc/comments/w2xgk/troubleshooting_new_build_will_not_stop/ , to help me figure out my problem. I keep getting this weird freezing/buzzing noise as evidenced in that post and I have done everything I can think of short of RMAing some of my new hardware. Besides what I have done in that past post I just did a full reformat of windows and I am still getting the buzzing noise, most notably during the use of Flash. I have already reverted to an older version of flash and I still get the buzzing. My thinking here is I have some sort of hardware problem either my Mobo or GPU. So what should I do RMA both of those and see what happens? My current build is located in that link as well...I appreciate all of the help. Thanks!
Edit: I'm convinced it's the motherboard or flash. I tried a video with onboard graphics and got the same buzzing noise....
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What's the difference between these two boards?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/BTC-HM65-8GPU-DDR3-8PCIE-SATA-Mining-Motherboard-For-BTC-Rig-Bitcoin-Ethereum-DS/152953096219?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D51376%26meid%3Dc0497b79821842a28e0361df7870cdcc%26pid%3D100675%26rk%3D3%26rkt%3D15%26sd%3D152953096020%26itm%3D152953096219&_trksid=p2481888.c100675.m4236&_trkparms=pageci%3Aa52032a5-4ff6-11e8-afda-74dbd180fb11%7Cparentrq%3A2d9522991630aa12abbd00b0fffe60a9%7Ciid%3A1
https://www.ebay.com/itm/BTC-HM65-8-PCIe-16x-Slots-Mining-Board-Suit-Support-8-Cards-DDR3-Memory-16G-DS/152953096020?rt=nc&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIM.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D50543%26meid%3D4c0a4cd667fe4fc9a196ad7b49cc3199%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D3%26rkt%3D12%26mehot%3Dlo%26sd%3D312083523092%26itm%3D152953096020&_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851
They look exactly the same, by the same seller even, but there's a price difference. Only thing I have noticed is the first listing, $149 doesn't mention anything about a CPU being included, but I don't understand exactly.
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certain PCI-E slots unstable after reboot without pulling the plug, super weird, anyone been in a similar situation?

this is super weird, and took a long time to figure out (after first thinking it was everything else, risers, PSU, GPU, motherboard, ..)
on this picture, the pci-e slots marked in green are always stable. the ones marked with red, are stable if the electricity was pulled prior to reboot, but if the electricity was not pulled out prior to reboot, then they have about a 50% chance of being stable/unstable. at first i thought it was a bad bios overclock, so i reverted to stock bios, then i replaced the risers, then i thought it was a bad PSU, replaced it, then maybe a bad motherboard, so i replaced it. but it is the exact same situation with the brand new motherboard/PSU/riser. the PSUs are super-high-end, 2x Corsair AX1600i, Corsair's flagship (best) 1600W 80+ Titanium PSUs. the motherboard is Asus B250 Mining Expert, updated to firmware version 1205. the risers are Dayspirit 009S (and i'm not using the sata->pci-e converters to power the riser, i'm using these pci-e splitter cables instead, but also tried with a different 008S riser model from a different manufacturer, didn't help), the GPUs are 10x different RX580's (2x Aorus RX580, 5x Asus Dual RX580 OC, 1x Asus ROG Strix RX580, 1x PowerColor Red Devil RX580, 1x Maxsun RX580, all 8GB GRAM models),
anyone experienced anything like this? any idea what's happening?
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ASUS Prime H270-Plus & multiple GPU's

Hi all, In the process of building a mining rig. Before now I've never had more than 4 cards hooked up to a single motherboard. I'm trying to up the number to 8, and I read/found videos of people using 8 cards (with 8x powered "usb cable" risers and 2x m.2 to pciex4 boards) with this motherboard.
So I install windows and the thing boots fine with any 2 of my GPU's (they are various NVIDIA 10 series.. some 1070s and some 1080 Ti's, mixed evga and MSI) plugged in, but as soon as I plug in 3 or more, the BIOS boot screen doesn't show properly and I just get a blinking underscore cursor on an otherwise blank screen. Also, the m.2 pcie adapters don't seem to function at all, no matter which or how many cards are plugged into the board.
My BIOS settings are kosher, I think - made sure to enable the "above 4G remapping", set the m.2 slots to PCIE mode. Not sure if turning on VT-x & VT-d would have any effect, my hunch is no, but I tried it both ways. Most people seem to make their builds with AMD cards, but I have gone with NVIDIA - is there some reason that more than 4 NVIDIA cards would not work on a single motherboard when AMD would?
Anyway, 1 ETH bounty to the person who solves my problem - 2 if it turns out to be anything seriously complicated or require real effort to help me - as I'm losing money on my investment right now. I'm pretty good with both software and hardware, so helping me troubleshoot shouldn't be a total pain.
Or if there are known issues with this board and y'all think I should cut my losses and order a different motherboard, let me know. Hopefully one I can use with the DDR4 & LGA 1151 Celerons I already have - i.e. an ASUS Prime Z270-P? Or am I doomed trying to set up an a build with more than 5 NVIDIA per motherboard?
Please help me /EtherMining!
UPDATE: Based on the feedback I have received, and some more tinkering I have taken the following steps:
CLOSED: Y'all are going to kill me - looks like it was a BIOS version issue. I swear I updated the BIOS when I plugged in the boards, but looks like I was still a version out of date. I updated the BIOS to version "0808" and I've gotten up to 7 cards running successfully. I have a reason to believe the 8th card may be nonfunctional and so I think I have solved my motherboard issue. Also, for the record, all my ports are running in Gen2 not Gen1 and it seems to be working. When I verify that all 8 GPU's are running correctly, I'll fully document my build. Thanks to all who helped, I will be privately messaging the comments that finally spurred me to check the BIOS version and offering an ETH donation. Thanks again /EthMining and have a happy bitcoin-fork-day!
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First fpga miner build needs coding help

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Biostar Announces TB250-BTC PRO Mining Motherboard with 12 PCIe Slots Riser card PCI-E x16 to x1 for mining cryptocurrency How to set up PCIe Risers for a GPU Cryptocurrency Mining Rig Mining Riser PCI-E 1X to 16X, Extender for GPU Will mining on Pcie x16 1.1 - 2.0, hurt hashrate?

006C PCIe Riser Card PCI-E PCI Express 1x to 16x USB 3.0 Cable Adapter SATA to 6Pin IDE Molex 6 pin for Bitcoin Mining BTC Miner Model #: EHD-RNU-ASD68570 Item #: 9SIAMYSBH16226 Top Graphics Cards for Bitcoin Mining. When choosing the best GPU for your mining operations, things to consider are price, strength and power consumption. Here are my top 5 graphic card for Bitcoin mining: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 – Probably the best buy GPU, with the current cost of around $300. This card comes with 8GB DDR5 and a power In reality, because of the way the mining calculations work, we only require a PCIe 1x slot. This makes extensions simple and relatively cheap to make. These extensions are called PCI risers, and they plug into the 1x or 16x or 8x PCI-e slots and allow you to move your GPUs away from the motherboard and apart from each other for optimal cooling. Bitcoin is a distributed, worldwide, decentralized digital money. Bitcoins are issued and managed without any central authority whatsoever: there is no government, company, or bank in charge of Bitcoin. You might be interested in Bitcoin if you like cryptography, distributed peer-to-peer systems, or economics. In mining there used in conjunction this PCIe M.2 adapter to create extra PCIe lane so you can hook up an additional GPU to mine with. Yes, they are much safer than the expansion card, so if you want to get one more card on your mining rig, I suggest you do it this way.

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Biostar Announces TB250-BTC PRO Mining Motherboard with 12 PCIe Slots

· PCI-E 16x slot with lock for easy removal and fixed graphics card, so that graphics will not fall from the slot. · Compatible with 1x, 2x, 4x, 8x,16x card · USB length: 30cm/60 cm Many have said online that Mining on different Pcie slot would impact hash rate (x 16 1.0 - 3.0 or x1 to x16) my quick test showed no impact. ... Bitcoin and Altcoins 90,417 views. ... PCI-Express ... BIOSTAR unveiled the TB250-BTC, a motherboard with a number of PCI-Express slots, so you can cram in as many GPUs/ASIC cards as possible. Since mining isn't a bandwidth-heavy application, a number ... PCI-E 1x to 16x Extender Rise Card for BTC Bitcoin Mining ... Cabo Riser mineração bitcoins 60cm Usb 3.0 Pci Express 1x P ... 5:07. Modifying a PCI-E 16x Card to fit into a PCI-E 1x slot ... Easily connect multiple GPU's to a motherboard for a GPU mining rig. For this video we built a cryptocurrency mining rig so you can see how easy it is to connect all the GPU's using the PCIe Risers.

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