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Old Jan 23, 2018, 07:11 PM   #23
Dave
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Sigh, for ****s sake. Friend of mine (the one who invest $5,000 into coins at the height of the market in early January and is down $3000 already) is trying to get in the mining side of this now. He started off with a Titan X (Maxwell) that he bought off of me last year. He bought an EVGA AIO 1080 Ti and a Asus Strix 1080 Ti in the past week. His EVGA card came today and he's getting frustrated that the card wont install correctly in windows. Turns out he used 1 power supply cable (the one with the 8pin and 6pin pcie connectors) to power up the card. Told him he needs to use 1 cable for each power connect on the video card. Kept questioning why and couldn't understand why it would make a difference. He reluctantly tried it, and what do you know? The card works just fine. He said that the card came with a pci-e power cable too and that he needs 3 connectors to power the card....

Last night he bought the parts for a dedicated mining rig (huge ass mining case, mining motherboard, cpu, ram, power supply. He plans on using pcie riser cables to each card as well. I told him I won't be helping with that. Said if he wants to dive head first into this, he better be prepared to diagnose and deal with issues that will come up. If he's going to get frustrated at 1 card not being recognized by windows because he can't connect power cables correctly - god help him. This mining rig along with the video cards he's bought and the money he's invested in the coin market now has him at $10,000 invested.

This kind of **** frustrates me to no end. People that have no business or no prior knowledge of building mining rigs just see dollar signs and want in without knowing what they are getting into.
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