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3 powerful cards, better to sell or mine?

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Hi,

My brothers wrapped up one of his businesses and now we have 3 machines sitting at home carrying a RTX 2080 TI, RTX 2080 SUPER and a RTX 3080. I also have my 1080 TI which I want to swap with the 3080. He asked me to list the builds on FB marketplace/ebay/etc... but i'm just wandering if it's worth keeping the cards and using them for mining?
 
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Take advantage of the gouge and make some money. ;)
 
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Those would be pretty sweet mining rigs.
 
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Ultimately it's your brothers decision as they are his machines.
Try talking him into mining for a while, he can sell after.
 
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It depends if you are confident in the crypto currency market, right now it is flourishing and you make a lot of money from mining.
 
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In today's market, you will profit more from selling the cards now and reinvesting in crypto than you will from mining. If you were to mine with them you would make about $12/day minus electricity cost. Keep in mind that number will drop by 1/3 to 1/2 sometime next month as EIP1559 hits the Ethash Algo. Furthermore, projections for Eth 2.0 to launch are currently as early as October and a late as mid-2022. Eth 2.0 will be the hard stop for GPU mining Ethereum as it switches to a P.O.S. system.

There are other coins to mine after Eth 2.0 but most experts predict a mass influx from Eth miners severely diluting the potential profits while spiking the difficulty. Only the hardcore miners and those with free electricity will push through this phase. Then things will slowly normalize the way it was before the big Ethereum boom.
 
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collectively they would generate about 200 m/sh.. selling prices are probably at a peak.. i think i would sell them before gpu prices drop too much..

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I'd keep them, regardless of what you do with them, they are amazing cards and will give some amazing performance :)

Just my 2 pence...
 
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Try talking him into mining for a while, he can sell after.
The shortage could end, though. Or their value could drop.

I don't disagree but just watch prices like a hawk, is what I'd do.
 
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I would sell off the 1080Ti, 2080S and 2080Ti and use the 3080 while they are still hot ;)
 
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Ebay prices have already noticeably dropped a 3080 was over £2000 in the UK now they are around £1500...

my mining returns have also dropped significantly the two are directly linked.. gpu prices have gone past their peak and are likely to come down some more..

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i sell them to gamers who needs them and collect the +karma.
 
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Make a vidoe of yourself throwing the RTX3080 down on the floor hard, like that dude did in Japan with one of the first PS3's.
 
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I'd keep them, regardless of what you do with them, they are amazing cards and will give some amazing performance :)

Just my 2 pence...
+1 almost every time I sell something like that, 2 months down the road presents a case I needed it. He might get into some vector work or some family member might need it etc, etc.
 
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Sell the cards hopefully they go to gamers. Don't contribute to crypto as it breeds criminal activity. Before crypto how many ransomware attacks were there?
 
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1080 ti should be sold ASAP, it's the oldest and weakest, and... CHEAPEST. Later you could sell 2080S and 2080 Ti for a still pretty decent value.
 
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thanks guys... so its a split between selling or mining.

Already sat down with my bro and discussed the mining option and he doesn't mind going down this route - as long as the proceeds end up in his pocket. I don't mind running this for him as I'm getting a 3080 in replacement of my 1080 TI.

Here's the problem... i don't know much about mining but have come across nicehash, which I believe is the go-to solution for beginners. Or would you recommend otherwise?

Also should I place all 3 cards (2080 TI, 2080S & 1080 TI) on a single motherboard? One of the builds has the following motherboard and PSU:


 
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Nicehash is a good place to start. Personally, I avoid them simply for the way they handled the situation with the Phoenixminer Dev. Another very simple option is Hiveon/HiveOS. It is easy to set up, MiningChamber has a Youtube video that goes step-by-step and will have you up and running in about a half-hour. and it can be controlled/monitored completely remotely. They also have a place to start your overclock/undervolt settings for most common GPUs. Obviously, YMMV and tweaking is essential.

That power supply is perfect for running all three cards. You could run all three on that motherboard but I would think temps for the middle card would be high. Also, I would recommend running this as an open-air rig with additional fans blowing on the cards.
 
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Mining for a year with those cards right now would be around 10usd per day .( If market recovers it will be around 18 USD - 20) You'll loose 1000 of that to power costs.

So selling them now would net you more but in the long run mining should be better. Depends if you need cash.

I'd use the 3080 for mining and use the 2080 for gaming . Sell the 1080ti though, not power efficient for mining.
 
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In today's market, you will profit more from selling the cards now and reinvesting in crypto than you will from mining.
That's actually the case nearly every time Crypto bubble has swollen. Investing directly in Crypto has made many a millionaires, especially with the likes of DOGE or Shiba Inu.
 
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the 3080 and 2080 would fit nicely in a single desktop/gaming machine..

just make sure you have the 3080 card on the bottom.. noise may be a problem.. some 3080 cards run very hot on the memory and need the fans cranking up..

my own desktop machine has 1 pallit 3080 and 1 3070.. its mining nicehash and runs nice and quiet..

a gigabyte 3080 card i have needs the fans at near 100% and is too noisy for a desktop machine.. mine has been banished to my upstairs open air mining rig..

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If you enjoy building computers and don't mind a project, go the mining route.

If it sounds like a hassle at all to build a mining rig, sell the 2080 ti, 2080s, 1080ti and your brother will be pretty happy with that haul.
 
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