It is April 27th, and we’re starting to see a break in GPU prices both at retail and on the secondary markets. With crypto values starting to fall, some miners are selling off their cards, but should you buy one?
But first… What am I drinking???
This evening it’s the Dab Lab Juice Joint from Block 15 (Corvallis, OR). It’s a 7.0% IPA, and is far sweeter than I expected, with more of a fruit punch taste taking over the traditional NW IPA, at least while the drink was cold. As it warmed up, more of the grassy hop notes came through. All said, I quite liked this one.
Check out the Sapphire Pulse RX 580 8GB on Amazon:
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1900X:
MSI X399 Gaming Pro Carbon AC Motherboard:
Enermax Liqtech 280 TR4 AIO cooler for Threadripper:
Corsair Dominator Platinum 3200MHz 16GB (2x8GB) kit:
Sound BlasterX AE-5 Pure Edition Gaming Sound Card:
I started noticing around a month ago, people starting to sell off their entire mining rigs. Now, the video cards being sold were still priced astronomically high, but the fact that they were selling them likely means they’re no longer profitable to mine with. I waited a few more weeks, and finally jumped on a good deal, which was a Sapphire Pulse RX 580 8GB for $300.
It came in the retail box, all accessories included, and even had the port covers still installed. Overall, the condition was quite impressive.
While reviewing this card, I paid very close attention to thermals and stability, things that might have been compromised from months on end of whip cracking in the mines. So the first thing I did was plug it in and make it run Furmark…. For 14 hours.
How did it make it through? Well, check out the video to find out.
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Mining by Moonlight Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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