The best rack mount solution available1/5/2018 6:20:02 AM

Pros: It's a 4U design that holds 6 (or 8) GPUs

Cons: Price has been creeping up every time they are in stock Newegg doesn't order enough / Rosewill doesn't make enough I'm taking an egg off the rating because they've doubled in price and are nearly impossible to find in stock.

Overall Review: The front railing where the GPUs mount is reversible. One side has mounting holes for 6 GPUs, the other side has 8. The depth is a little tight for 6x 1070 with an EVGA G2 1300 watt power supply, but it all fits. I'm not sure I could fit a 1600 watt power supply and keep the fans in place. It would be nice if there was a front railing for mounting fans, which is one of the differences with the more expensive case. In addition to the case, order yourself 7x 80mm case fans, and also remove the foam "dust filter" from the front of the case as it restricts air flow. I'm looking for at least 4 more of these and every time Newegg stocks them they go up in price and sell out within minutes - Newegg please order an adequate quantity of these and bring the price back down to a reasonable level!

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The best power supplies12/3/2017 7:05:18 AM

Pros: It has 4 separate VGA cables. It's best to run separate cables when possible, rather than running 1 cable to 2 video card connections. This is ideal for cards like the FTW series that have 2 8 pin connectors, giving each connector its own VGA cable from the power supply. Quiet (runs fanless at low temperatures with Eco mode on) EVGA quality 10 year warranty

Cons: I wish EVGA would just give me free products

Overall Review: I'm running 2 EVGA GTX 1070 Tis and this power supply doesn't break a sweat. It is a little overkill for this setup, but you can't beat it for the price.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Works flawlessly12/3/2017 6:55:38 AM

Pros: Setup took approximately 9 seconds Way easier than running ethernet cable to the basement Decent transfer speeds

Cons: Takes up a wall outlet Cannot use with surge protectors

Overall Review: This must be plugged directly into the wall outlet - it cannot be used on a surge protector or battery backup. The circuitry must interfere with the signal just enough that a proper network connection cannot be established.

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Great switch12/3/2017 6:52:40 AM

Pros: Plugged in and worked immediately Price point 8 ports Gigabit Reputable brand name

Cons: None so far

Overall Review: I'm using an ethernet over powerline kit to wire my basement. I added this switch to the basement so I could run a single powerline kit and network multiple computers. You can't beat this switch when you're getting gigabit connections at this price.

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Excellent video card11/9/2017 9:00:59 AM

Pros: Excellent performance EVGA cooler is very efficient so the temperatures stay around 60C under full load. Good overclocking potential

Cons: Price? If the GTX 2070 is released in January and near this price point it'll be a hard sell at that time.

Overall Review: For the miners out there, here's my comparison between the 1070 and 1070 Ti, both EVGA cards, using NiceHash Miner and 388.13 drivers. GTX 1070 Mining speeds Equihash 425.596 H/s Pascal 935.377 MH/s Decred 2.491 GH/s Sia 1.581 GH/s Lbry 270.138 MH/s Blake2s 3.670 GH/s Lyra2REv2 37.152 MH/s DaggerHashimoto 31.306 MH/s DaggerHashimoto/Pascal 26.721 MH/s - 285.037 MH/s DaggerHashimoto/Decred 28.416 MH/s - 909.301 MH/s DaggerHashimoto/Sia 28.031 MH/s - 448.499 MH/s Keccak 708.378 MH/s CryptoNight 614.105 H/s GTX 1070 TI Mining speeds Equihash 479.848 H/s Pascal 1.126 GH/s Decred 2.988 GH/s Sia 1.887 GH/s Lbry 323.992 MH/s Blake2s 4.380 GH/s Lyra2REv2 44.805 MH/s DaggerHashimoto 31.686 MH/s DaggerHashimoto/Pascal 29.54 MH/s - 315.092 MH/s DaggerHashimoto/Decred 30.553 MH/s - 977.700 MH/s DaggerHashimoto/Sia 30.312 MH/s - 484.999 MH/s Keccak 852.378 MH/s CryptoNight 680.661 H/s Performance increase over GTX 1070 Equihash 12.747% Pascal 20.379% Decred 19.951% Sia 19.354% Lbry 19.935% Blake2s 19.346% Lyra2REv2 20.599% DaggerHashimoto 1.213% DaggerHashimoto/Pascal 10.549% - 10.544% DaggerHashimoto/Decred 7.520% - 7.522% DaggerHashimoto/Sia 8.137% - 8.138% Keccak 20.328% CryptoNight 10.837%

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6 GPU mining motherboard10/25/2017 7:58:26 AM

Pros: Update the BIOS to the latest version and it'll mine with 6 GPUs Setup was easy Full of features I didn't need or use

Cons: A little pricey if you're trying to build a budget rig, but the motherboard is solid.

Overall Review: Setting up the mining rig was pretty straight forward. If you're using this for a normal PC I would recommend this motherboard. If you're building a mining rig I prefer the Gigabyte H110-D3A as it is cheaper and doesn't have any bells and whistles.

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Great budget CPU10/25/2017 7:55:25 AM

Pros: Cheap Decent performance Low wattage

Cons: It's not free?

Overall Review: Running this CPU in a mining rig. I decided to spend a few extra dollars for a Kaby Lake CPU over an older generation. Performance is good, and it makes it easier to adjust settings while the rig is mining.

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Inexpensive WiFi adapter10/25/2017 7:51:35 AM

Pros: Plug and play with Windows 10 Cheap Seems reliable after 1 week of 24/7 usage

Cons: N300 instead of something newer/faster but it's cheap so I don't care

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Inexpensive but effective mining motherboard8/12/2017 3:56:14 PM

Pros: Has 6 GPU slots for mining cards Inexpensive Has solid heat sinks and no fans to wear out

Cons: Minimal features, although this really is a plus since it keeps the cost down

Overall Review: Gigabyte has a nice guide for setting up the motherboard and installing Windows so that it'll pick up your 6 GPUs and be ready to mine with. Hopefully Newegg won't remove this link: https://www.gigabyte.com/MicroSite/462/mining.html

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