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      PayPal Problem - Some payments not going through   20 May 2017

      PayPal appears to be experiencing problems at the moment, resulting in people being billed but the transaction showing as failed on our end. If you have signed up for a new subscription, and the transaction is showing as pending on the forum, so you haven't gained floatplane access yet, and you have waited more than 10 minutes after purchasing it in PayPal, please go to https://linustechtips.com/main/failed_transaction_fix.php and follow the instructions. If you have any issues, please send me a PM (hover over my picture or username and click "message"), including the transaction ID, and I will try and sort it out for you.

Chris Barry

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About Chris Barry

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    Junior Member
  • Birthday 2000-04-19


  • CPU
  • Motherboard
    MSI M-Power
  • RAM
    Patriot 16Gb *2x8*
  • GPU
    Gtx Titan X
  • Case
    Corsair 600T White
  • Storage
    Corsair 256Gb SSD, WD 1TB Black, Seagate 2TB
  • PSU
    Corsair TX650
  • Display(s)
    2x Asus Ve247h + Asus ve248
  • Cooling
    Cooler Master Glacer 240L
  • Keyboard
    Corsair K70 *mx red
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    Corsair M65
  • Sound
    Razer Hamerhead
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro

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    Napperville IL
  • Interests
    Cryptographic Currencies, Economies, GPUs, Water Cooled Systems
  • Biography
    I got into computers when I was 12 years old and have been building them ever since. I love working with some of the latest cutting edge hardware and have been able to get my hands on most top end GPU on the market. My entire addiction to computers closely followed my addiction to cryptographic currencies. I have build many computers for family friends and business alike; however, I am still learning every day about the newest parts available to us enthusiasts.
  • Occupation
    Cryptographic Currenciy Mining & Cell Phone Repair

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  1. What version of NiceHash are you using? Is it the most up to date version? If you have these all up to date maybe try re downloading the program and see if that works.
  2. Ok, to keep it short and sweet you are going to need mining software which i'm going to assume you have installed on windows and working. Now your going to want to go through that software and find a read me and a batch file that usually says start. Your going to want to read the read me file. Doing this it will show you where to put your pool address along with your wallet address. If you have any more questions I can go into more detail.
  3. I personally use whattomine.com as it gives you the hash rate and power consumption of most gpu's instead of you having to find that yourself. The R9 furys and the Rx 500 series are not on there but it gives you a great generalization of what currency will be the best to mine. Overall, the most profitable coin to mine depends on your gpu's from what i've seen. The older cards like the R9 furys do alot better on Zcash while the newer more efficient Rx 500 series do better on Ethereum.
  4. Your miner should pay out once you hit a payout limit. I normally keep mine at one ether although you can change it. You shouldn't need to create a wallet contract as you already have a wallet.
  5. I currently mine Ethereum and I can help with this. First off as AugOwnz said you are going to need a wallet to store your coins. This is necessary as is protects against a coin exchange getting hacked as they are very high value targets for hackers. I currently used the Jaxx Wallet and have had quite a bit of luck with it; however, you really should do your own research on what wallet to use based on which one fits your use case the best. I'm not going to go into the profitability of mining because that is for you to decide and discover but I will say that having a power cost of below at least $0.15 per Kwh is almost a necessity. Now, for a miner you really have two main options you can Pool mine or you can Solo Mine. The difference here is that pool mining is your putting your mining power together with alot of other miners in order to get more frequent although smaller payments and you will pay a small fee of usually one to two percent for that. Or you can solo mine this is when you mine by your self and you only get rewards when your miner finds a block which can be very inconsistent although the pay out is alot larger when you do find a block. From what i've read is that solo mining and pool mining pay about the same. I personally pool mine as it is alot easier in my opinion to set up and maintain. With Ethereum mining you really only have two main options in mining software Genoil and Claymore. I started with Claymore because it was the first one I saw when setting up my first mining rig. I like it as it works well and the current versions allow dual mining between Ethereum and an array of different currencies. Dual mining is just mining two different algorithms at the same time without affecting performance. This is nice as it gives you just a little more return from your cards per day. For buying and selling Ethereum as a BEGINNER i recommend using Coinbase but I would soon move to something like Poloniex. I only recommend Coinbase as it is easy to use although it does have high fees and long wait times. Along with them being known to flag accounts with no notice at all. Once you get used to using crypto currencies then you should more to a more complex exchange. Also remember to never store your coins in an exchange for too long: always keep them in your wallet and make sure you wright down your security key so you will never lose your coins.
  6. You could get a rackmount case such as the gray matters gpu mining case they are expensive but you could also build your own that is similar with sheet metal.
  7. So Titan X *maybe water if i can get it cheap enough or more money* R9 295x2 *water*, 2 or 3xR9 290x 8gb *water if i can get blocks* 2 or 3xR9 290x *water*,Or wait for gtx 980 ti *water* or r9 390x *water* I have 1400$ I run 5760*1080 And these my other pc specs CPU-3770k@4.2 MOBO-Msi M-Power GPU-GTX 660 ti SSD-Corsair 240Gb HDD-WD Black 1tb RAM-16gb PSU-Corsair TX650
  8. is this still going cus i wanted a r9 295x2 and when i went to the link it was just the normal sapphire one no 100$ promotional gift card
  9. if i got the r9 295x2 id most likely get a new psu that is like 1000w or more because i wouldent want to max out my current psu and i always can use it in other builds im doing for family for friends
  10. the case i have is a corsair 600t with stock fans i have a corsair h60 also it is an older cooler but it still cools the cpu down and puts all the heat out of the back
  11. the r9 295x2 was 650 and i know if i bought one of the amd options i would probley have to get a new psu considering im running on a corsair 650 watt right now.
  12. I run at a res of 5760*1080 and with my current r9 270 that i had through my spontaneous monitor buying. I got that card when i just ran at 1080 and now i cant do much with it so i have decide on some options but do you have any others or on what one i should go with. most of the games i play are like BF4 Planetside 2 Ets2 tf2 csgo out of those i play the most planetside and bf4 cpu-3770k @4.2Ghz ssd- corsair 240gb Hdd- WD 1tb black ram-16gb patriot mobo- msi M-Power
  13. Id been thinking of buying a mineral oil cooled PC and if i win i could get any one *i have a atx lga 1155 build* *and a m-atx 1155 mobo for it*
  14. This could be something in your computer overheating or your parts could be going bad maybe bad gpu, cpu or mobo
  15. Well So your computer is not posting well one of your parts could be DOA i would suggest trying to find someone that can test your cpu and mobo *the store you bought the parts should be able to do that* as far a psu problem i don't think it is that because you said in your first post that it worked in our old system. -it could be a bent pin on you cpu -it could be a dead cpu -it could be a dead motherboard -it could be something not plugged in -it could be the switch on the back of the psu -it could be case inputs and outputs not pluged in -hopefully you get it working