Build your deep learning box: wiki thread

(adrian) #82

With that particular gpu, make sure that you wont need to get a waterblock down the track as you cant seem to get one for this evga gpu (i couldn’t find one)


EVGA has a block for that - as well as an AIO unit

Or the GPU with AIO

(adrian) #84

Good find, I saw that you could get AIO’s but didn’t see that waterblock. The other cards that are a little cheaper than others (at least here in Australia) are the Galax GTX1080ti/1080 EXOC. A bitcoin miner I was speaking to preferred these to Gigabyte GTX1080ti Gaming OC’s as he found the Galax cards run a bit cooler, quieter and have a metal backplate.

(David) #85

Just looking to upgrade my GTX 970, and stumbled across the Zotact GTX 1080 Ti Mini on the Nvidia website. Is there any difference between this and a normal 1080 TI?

(adrian) #86

Its a 1080ti so just as capable (without overclocking), there are some reviews out there. Just going to be a bit hotter/noisier due to having a smaller surface area for cooling.

(urmas pitsi) #87

I’ve got zotac 1080ti mini, in mini-atx case: works perfectly and the performance is really good. As I understand there’s no performance difference compared to standard 1080ti

(Qin Lu) #88

Hello, what was you experience with only 6GB of GPU memory?

(Abdishakur Hassan) #89

I am going to order these components:

Any recommendations?


I’m pretty new to this, but what’s the difference between the gigabyte video card on your list and the 1070ti from nvidia’s website/ why is it almost $400 more?

(urmas pitsi) #91

I would make following trade-off:
instead of DDR-3000, buy DDR-2400, you save 200usd
instead of 1070Ti, buy 1080Ti, pay 200usd more

total sum remains the same.

(Abdishakur Hassan) #92

@pattyhendrix I really do not know the price difference but I think i will go for 1080 as suggeste by @urmas.pitsi


sounds like a good trade off.

this is what im thinking about getting. not sure if it would be a somewhat decent setup or not

i was also wondering if an i3 or older i5 like an i5-650 work with this setup? theres some for $50 on newegg, but that also seems sketchy. any recommendations?

(Andrea de Luca) #94


What kind of PSU did you have exactly, and what GPU?

(Andrea de Luca) #95

I’d really like to hear your opinions about my build:

(Pavel Surmenok) #96

GPU: 980Ti.
PSU that didn’t work well: Corsair CX750 Builder Series ATX 80 PLUS Bronze Certified Power Supply
PSU that works fine: Cooler Master V1000 - Fully Modular 1000W 80 PLUS Gold PSU with Silencio Silent 135mm fan (6th Generation Skylake Ready)

(Andrea de Luca) #97

I think it was not a matter of raw power. It just didn’t deliver sufficient amperage on the PCIe rails.

CX series is the entry level of corsair. They don’t build their power supplies. The high-end product are built by Seasonic, Fortron, SuperFlower, etc.
The low-end series are built by way less renown manfacturers, with crappy components.

With V1000 you bought one of the best kilowatt on the market (but a Corsair RM/AX would have been just fine).


Does anyone have thoughts about this:
$800 for a refurbished HP Z420 Workstation with
Intel Xeon Quad Core E5-1620 3.6GHz
16GB DDR3 ECC memory
128GB solid state drive
1TB 7200RPM hard drive
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16
Windows 10

(Francisco Ingham) #99

Hey guys. I built my own rig and it runs (lights and fans) but I cannot get it to send the image to my monitor. The motherboard (Asus Prime x299’Deluxe) gets stuck in “PCI host bridge initialization”. Does someone have any suggestions?

(Andrea de Luca) #100

May you take a pic of the monitor as it happens?