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  1. silkstone

    Riding the Crypto wave

    It's not the wallet per se, it's what sia is. It's basically a distributed cloud storage system that you can pay for with sia coins. You have the option to create contracts leasing your HDD space for a set amount. It has pretty good potential, it really just depends on how well industry takes to it.
  2. silkstone

    Riding the Crypto wave

    When I installed the sia wallet, it was off by default. Not sure why the one you have has it on. You actually have to contract out your HDD space, it gives you an option to enter the number of sia you want per GB used.
  3. silkstone

    Riding the Crypto wave

    It sounds like you have allocated a portion of your HDD to the distributed cloud storage system.
  4. silkstone

    Riding the Crypto wave

    You can always just exchange from one coin to another, that's what I do. If it's not worth the hassle, then fair enough, but extra $$ is extra $$.
  5. silkstone

    Riding the Crypto wave

    You'll actually make more mining ZCash with the 1070's. Check it out
  6. silkstone

    The Filthy, Rotten, Nasty, Helpdesk-Nightmare picture clubhouse

    That actually looks pretty clean compared to mine. I have these orange Cougar fans that are now a permanent shade of grey as the dust is impossible to remove.
  7. silkstone

    Riding the Crypto wave

    If you are mining ETH, you can drop the core clock and the TDP and raise the memory. You'll generally get less power draw and a higher hash rate than stock. If you're mining ZEC, you can just drop the TDP to 70 - 90% and you'll notice a lot less power usage and lower temps with only the...
  8. silkstone

    Riding the Crypto wave

    More like $1k a week. I'm pretty sure yotano has a few dedicated rigs.
  9. silkstone

    Riding the Crypto wave

    I think it is way overvalued at the moment too. As you say, there is too much enthusiasm for what 'could be', but no real value inherent in crypo yet. I think it will crash, then people will lose both money and interest. After the crash a few 'key' coins will rise again. Personally, I think XRP...
  10. silkstone

    Duff PSU?

    So after getting the multi-meter out and connecting it to a 12 V wire, I am getting a consistent reading of 12.12 V compared to a mainboard reading of 11.448 V. I'm not sure where to go from here as I was certain it was going to be a PSU issue. My next step will be disconnecting it from the UPS...
  11. silkstone

    Duff PSU?

    It's an APC 1100 VA UPS. It only trips when I put the TDP of the video cards up to 100%. I can't imagine the UPS could cause this problem, but it's an easy thing to check so I'll take a look anyway.
  12. silkstone

    Duff PSU?

    I know that it'll likely work fine when using 1 card as I'll be well below the rated limit, but I will check it out and see how much the voltage drop is compared to the power draw. That'll give me some indication. Yeah. I'm going to wait for the power meter to try to get an idea of the kind of...
  13. silkstone

    Duff PSU?

    I know the cause for the crash, it gives the same driver issue each time, but it is caused by a lack of power.
  14. silkstone

    Duff PSU?

    I only had the problem since upgrading to a 8600K last weekend. Before I was on a 2500K at 4.4Ghz. I did occasionally put full load on 2x GPU and 1xCPU, but not 24/7. I certainly didn't notice crashes, just system slowdown (hence the upgrade) The PSU is cool to the touch and the connectors...
  15. silkstone

    Duff PSU?

    I had similar thoughts. I can go by Johnny Guru's review for the performance at certain loads and work backwards, but If the meter reads below 700 W from the wall, it would be safe to assume the PSU is bad. Luckily it has a 5 year warranty. I have an oscilloscope at work that would be used to...
  16. silkstone

    Duff PSU?

    I've found and ordered one. I should have it by the end of the week. It's measured via on-board sensors. I know they aren't accurate which is why I'll put a multi-meter to the rail tomorrow. However, it does correctly read 12 V when at idle. Thanks. The PSU calculator recommends a 724 W PSU...
  17. silkstone

    Duff PSU?

    I've been looking, but unable to find them. I might have to get one imported. I was able to measure my old i5 2500K + 1080 at the breaker which was drawing about 2A on load (100% TDP). At 240 V that is equal to ~ 500 W The API for the miner I am using puts both at 350 W, but I am pretty sure...
  18. silkstone

    Duff PSU?

    Hi all, So in my system I have this PSU which is rated at 700W, but whenever I put a heavy load on it, I'm getting a 12 V rail reading of 11.3V and system instability (crashes) I'm running a 8600K (stock) + 1080 + 1080Ti (both at 80% TDP) but when I stress all 3 together, my PC crashes in 10-30...
  19. silkstone

    Riding the Crypto wave

    If anyone is looking for a miner that pays well and is easy to use, there is a one-click VTC miner. I'm making double what I was getting mining ZEC due to the price jump of VTC. Such profitability will only last another 4 days though as the reward is set to halve then.
  20. silkstone

    Riding the Crypto wave

    What coin is cryptonight?
  21. silkstone

    What's on your hardware wish list ?

    Along with 2 more screens :D
  22. silkstone

    What's on your hardware wish list ?

    I just upgraded my rig, but I'm already trying to figure out where I can scrape the money together from to get a second 1080Ti
  23. silkstone

    Riding the Crypto wave

    BTC is often the 'currency' of exchange, a spike in one alt-coin spikes demand in BTC, hence the movement together. In the past 3 days, there has been a lot of upward movement of the lower cap coins, which are mainly traded for BTC. In a short time Vertcoin has gone from $0.7 all the way up to...
  24. silkstone

    Riding the Crypto wave

    It depends how you start. I started by putting $300 in for a 1080, had I not reinvested in mining gear, I'd likely have the same amount of crypto money I do now, but no way to make more apart from hoping the markets keep going up. It's all well and good saying you should put ALL your money into...
  25. silkstone

    1080Ti on PCIe x8 2.0?

    The configuration of the boards is such that I can't have both in the rig at the same time with either running at 16x. I threw caution to the wind and grabbed a x370 and 8600k anyway. Both cards are running at x8 3.0 now so I'm happy :D