Best bang for the buck today?
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Looking to build my first GPU setup for hashcat. I have an Asus P7P55D Evo motherboard with an i5 and 8GB of RAM. Nothing in either of the PCIe16 or 1x slots. Main focus will be on WPA2 and is what I am basing my calculations and expectations on. Power consumption is not so much a concern as it will not get a ton of use and it wont be mining bit coins.

I am getting my numbers from this site http://golubev.com/gpuest.htm and have my eye on 2 6970's as I can get them for about $100 a piece. From what I gather two of these would crack WPA2 slightly faster than an R9 290 but a bit slower than a 290x, around 160k h/s.

Running the math it seems 2 6970's could run through a 10 digit all numbers WPA2 key in less than two hours where my i5 would take nearly 45 days.

From what I have read it sounds like I can use the 2 1x slots as well with the proper adapter if I would like to expand later. Any other options or insight would be appreciated. I could have this all wrong as I am only going off price and the estimations from the above site. If I am missing anything or there are better options please let me know.

Thanks!
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Best bang for the buck today? - by Echelon - 09-27-2014, 04:09 AM
RE: Best bang for the buck today? - by epixoip - 09-27-2014, 08:15 AM
RE: Best bang for the buck today? - by Echelon - 09-27-2014, 06:27 PM
RE: Best bang for the buck today? - by undeath - 09-27-2014, 06:40 PM
RE: Best bang for the buck today? - by epixoip - 09-27-2014, 06:47 PM