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Old March 5, 2019, 11:13 AM
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Hey guys, I was researching and I found out that gpu rendering isnt far off from crypto mining as far as gpu bandwidth is concerned. Others have used mining rigs as gpu rendering farms. The only disadvantage is that the initial loading time is slower but once it starts to render there is no performance difference compared to direct pcie.

My 980ti still wont sell even at 300$.. Id rather keep it than sell it for less.. I also dont like it taking up space in my case and heating things up. So what im planning is making a cheap external gpu mount with a 16x to 1x riser.



Im wondering if I need to ground this some how, if so do you have any ideas?
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Old March 5, 2019, 11:27 AM
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Running a GPU at 1x will heavily bottleneck it for anything other than mining/machine learning
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Old March 5, 2019, 11:44 AM
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Rendering works too, apparently
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Grounding shouldn't be a concern, since I imagine the ground pins are in the PCIe connector. I'd like to see your finished product, not many people build rigs like that for just 1 card! When I ran out of room to mount cards in my case when I was mining, I used a riser cable and just hung the GPU with a ziptie from the top fan Lol...
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Grounding shouldn't be a concern...I used a riser cable and just hung the GPU with a ziptie from the top fan Lol...
Ok cool, the riser fixed to a piece of wood is ok too?
Lol@ zip ties, what ever works eh . I mean if looks don't matter.
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Ahh, too bad. Sold it just now for 320$
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Old March 16, 2019, 11:43 AM
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So do you have the riser for the gpu?
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No, its sold before I resorted to that.
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Ok cool, the riser fixed to a piece of wood is ok too?
Lol@ zip ties, what ever works eh . I mean if looks don't matter.
YEAH good looks don't pay the rent, sure will other PCI-e ribbons available
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The good pci ribbons can be pricy though.
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