Build advice
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Hi all, 

First time poster here and have really appreciate the community Hashcat have. I have been through the FAQ's and the loads of information available on both GitHub and the Hashcat forums but was hoping for a bit of specific advice on the current build I am looking at. 

What is the purpose of the build: Cracking my Ether Presale JSON Wallet (16300) with PBKDF2-HMAC-SHA256 encryption. I plan on using a combination of word lists and rules sets as I know the majority of the inputs for the password and as far as I understand from my research a brute-force would take centuries (if not longer). 
Subsequent to cracking my password - the use of the PC will be limited, however am ready to invest in the appropriate specs to crack my wallet but would like to limit costs where possible. 

I would be very appreciative for any advice/recommendations you could in terms of my proposed build below and whether I should focus more on GPU's than the CPU. From my research, the upside from GPU on PBKDF2-HMAC-SHA256 encryption is limited but please correct me if I have been misled.

Ideally, I would like to find the ideal cost/benefit of the specs below and if there is anything I am missing (i.e. additional fans/water cooling etc..)

Thanks in advance Smile 

Proposed build
Case: NZXT Source 340 Mid-Tower Gaming Case w/ USB 3.0, Side-Panel Window (Black Colour)

Extra Case Fans: Default Case Fan

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 1700 3.0GHz [3.7GHz Turbo] Eight-Core 16MB L3 Cache 65W Processor

CPU Cooling: Cooler Master Seidon 240V High Performance Liquid Cooling system w/ 240mm Radiator *** Extreme OC *** (Cooler Master CPU Water Cooling *** Extreme OC ***)

Motherboard: MSI B350 Tomahawk AMD B350 Chipset, ATX Mainboard w/ 4 RAM slots, HD Audio, GbLAN, USB3.0, SATA-III /s, RAID, 1 x PCIe x16, 1 x PCIe x4, 2 x PCIe x1, 2 x PCI

Memory (RAM): 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4/2400mhz Dual Channel Memory (Adata XPG Z1 w/Heat Spreader)

Graphics Card (GPU): MSI AMD Radeon RX 570 4GB Armor Video Card (Single Card)

SLI BRIDGE: None

PSU (Power Supply): 500 Watts Power Supplies (Cooler Master MasterWatt Lite 500watt Gaming Power Supply)

PSU Braided Cable: NONE

M.2 SSD Drive: None

Internal PCI-E SSD Card: None

Hard Drive (HDD / SSHD / SSD): 1TB Seagate SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 7200RPM Hard Drive (Single Hard Drive)
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Build advice - by oldmate89 - 01-10-2018, 01:42 PM
RE: Build advice - by undeath - 01-10-2018, 01:56 PM
RE: Build advice - by oldmate89 - 01-10-2018, 03:18 PM
RE: Build advice - by undeath - 01-10-2018, 03:30 PM
RE: Build advice - by oldmate89 - 01-10-2018, 04:15 PM
RE: Build advice - by Flomac - 01-10-2018, 04:19 PM
RE: Build advice - by oldmate89 - 01-10-2018, 04:43 PM
RE: Build advice - by tacohashcat - 01-10-2018, 09:09 PM
RE: Build advice - by oldmate89 - 01-11-2018, 12:57 AM
RE: Build advice - by undeath - 01-11-2018, 01:13 AM
RE: Build advice - by oldmate89 - 01-11-2018, 01:26 AM
RE: Build advice - by slyexe - 01-11-2018, 01:56 AM
RE: Build advice - by tacohashcat - 01-11-2018, 04:17 PM