1080 Card Recommendations
#11
Sounds good! - i left 1 slot space inbetween and i'm using rather strong fans (see above). - that's easily enough (including oc) if your fan / airflow concept is allright, e.g.: https://anonimag.es/image/mur
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#12
jodler303

What kind of case are you using?

Thanks
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#13
It's a industrial design PC (IPC) case. I think it's a GHI-4xx but there are several subtypes. - Got mine cheap on ebay. There are plenty including better/more interesting ones (e.g. 19/20 slot), just look for industrial computers. .... Just a random hit: http://www.ctsj.co.jp/products/page/ipc_...index.html
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#14
(08-29-2016, 04:00 PM)jodler303 Wrote: It's a industrial design PC (IPC) case.  I think it's a GHI-4xx but there are several subtypes. - Got mine cheap on ebay.  There are plenty including better/more interesting ones (e.g. 19/20 slot), just look for industrial computers. ....  Just a random hit: http://www.ctsj.co.jp/products/page/ipc_...index.html

It's made in japan? Maybe you have exact model to look for.

Basically, I need a nice case to store at least 8xHDDs (3.5", ideally all hdds should be cooled) + room for 4 x graphic cards (FE GTX 1080) and SSI-EEB motherboard.

Maybe, you could recommend some?

Thank you.
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#15
Attention! The case i'm using is *NOT* made for ATX/SSI-EEB boards (there is a separate ATX version though, which only has ~7 slots instead of 15). This is an industrial pc chassis supposed to be used with PICMG setups, so by design there is *no space for a mainboard with CPU*. Instead there should be backplane (without CPU) with many PCIe slots and a PICMG 1.3 slot, where the CPUs sitting on a separate SBC that itself is "plugged in" just like the GPUs themselves ... The specs you have mentioned will *not* work with this kind of case !!

In fact i "abused" that case and put in a consumer intel i3 board with small footprint on top (!) of the GPUs, using low profile risers to connect the GPUs below. This setup is a lot cheaper than a PICMG backplane and a SBC CPU board. It's working nicely and was specifically built for slow hashes. It's got perfect airflow etc., *BUT* in fact building it was PITA and it took me several attempts to get everything right. Unless you are willing to spend a lot of time on all the details and cable fiddling, i wouldn't recommend it. I just needed a very short chassis because i can't put in deep rack cases, and this is only ~45cm deep.

epixoip recommended a Chenbro case, that *might* fit your requirements a lot better, but i'm not sure. it was a RM41300 i think.
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#16
(08-29-2016, 04:38 PM)jodler303 Wrote: epixoip recommended a Chenbro case, that *might* fit your requirements a lot better, but i'm not sure. it was a RM41300 i think.
Yeah, I saw his recommendation. Unfortunately, it doesn't suit my needs (not enough space for hdds). Also there are some TYAN barebones, but they are very expensive.
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#17
(08-27-2016, 12:11 PM)Mem5 Wrote: I have a 1080 FE and a 1080 Gaming.
The first one (FE) has an unique and small fan, which is *very* noisy when hashcat runs with -w3 during few time :  this little fan rotates at bottom to try to refresh the card, looks like an airplane takes off.
The Gaming one a two large fans which don't need to rotates so much to refresh the card.
If you are performance driven and don't care about the noise => FE
If you sleep or work next to your server => Gaming Edition.

And if it helps, benchmarks of both :
https://hashcat.net/forum/thread-5762.html
https://hashcat.net/forum/thread-5601.html

Mem5,
Is there much of a temperature difference between the two cards?
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#18
(08-29-2016, 02:39 PM)jodler303 Wrote: Sounds good! - i left 1 slot space inbetween and i'm using rather strong fans (see above). - that's easily enough (including oc) if your fan / airflow concept is allright, e.g.: https://anonimag.es/image/mur

jodler303

Nice! How many fans are you using?
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#19
I'm using two fans and thats enough, including overclocking. Please have a look at my previous posts in this thread to see the exact fan types, i've mentioned them there. kiara also ref'd another thread worth reading which is specifically about fans.
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