Bitfinex.com VS Coinbase.com ... - Best Bitcoin Exchange

How and why exchanges are manipulating the price in order to capitalize on the new market dynamics

The current market seems to be largely driven not by organic buying and selling, but by exchange driven manipulation of the spot market to exploit the current dynamics of leverage trading. We just saw it again now as they liquidated 3K longs but you can see this pattern of clear manipulation over and over in the last few weeks .
We have seen several forces set an incentive for exchanges to do this:
Some exchanges like Gemini have reacted to all of this by increasing their trading fees by 400%. Meanwhile Bitfinex specifically seems to be using its hefty weight to manipulate the price in order to capitalize on the record number of people using margin to bet.
Both longs and shorts are bets on the price moving up or down and they have a "liquidation price" at which they get liquidated by the exchange, essentially the exchange gets the entire stack they bet with and extracts a high market fee multiplied by the leverage. Since the exchanges know the characteristics of the outstanding shorts/longs, and since volume is low after these pumps or dumps leading to sideways drift, they can essentially engineer movements in price that create income in terms of liquidations. When there are lots of overleveraged shorts, an exchange can pump the price with bots briefly and collect the short position. Same with longs but in reverse, a quick burst of selling pressure.
You can see this in the most recent pumps too on Bitfinex, where 1K buy orders appear out of nowhere after long sideways movement only to be followed by either sideway movement or slow bleed on pathetic volume:
https://i.imgur.com/3YaWVBI.png
https://i.imgur.com/pvpcd7Z.png
Take a look at the most recent pump up to 7K, it instantanously liquidated about 700 short positions:
https://i.imgur.com/3sCLEB8.png
Now this last dump was a laddered 12.5K sell order on Bitfinex that liquidated around 3K long contracts
https://i.imgur.com/znYyUT8.png
Bitfinex tends to be where the big money traders move (their minimum deposit is 10K) so even if each long position was only 0.5 BTC on average they exchange would make a ton of money. If you look at the BitmexRekt twitter feed that shows a running list of Bitmex liquidations with humorous commetary, you will see many >$1 million dollar positions being liquidated during these moves.
This is what all the "Bart" formations we have seen stem from. Its not George Soros pumping Bitcoin for shits and giggles, nor is it the nebolous "whales". They have no incentive to try and pull off PnDs now that it only leads to either sideways movement or decline after the pump. A PnD only works if the delta between the top of the pump end point and dump initiation point is positive, while now it seems to be followed by sideways movement. Those who do want to bet on further upward movements seem to be doing it off the spot market, using margin with futures and perpetuity swaps on Bitmex. This makes the low volume spot market ripe for manipulation, exchanges like Bitfinex and Bitmex have every incentive right now to manipulate the price.
Looking back it seems almost inevitable that this would have happened, that traders would try to replicate the gains they saw by buying and selling on the spot market a few months ago by using increased leverage and derivatives. In December and January there were days where your holdings would increase by at least 20% no matter what you bought. Once you experience those 20% daily gains you don't want to go back to a market where it slowly bleeds down a few percent every week, so people jumped in on high leverage short positions to multiply their profit on those single percent moves down.
For the small time investor there really isn't much you can do to stop this. This is what being part of an unregulated market means, it means that things like wash trading and long/short liquidation hunting is allowed.
All you can really do if you're a trader is look at the current ratio of longs vs shorts on Bitfinex and be aware that once short contracts become too high its possible that an exchange may pump the price to profit on it, while if the longs become too dominant we may see a dump.
Edit: Bitfinex, not Bitfenix.
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I've had enough of my rx 480 screwing me over... upgrading to a GTX 1060 or perhaps something else?

Build Help/Ready:

After two full days of attempting to fix my PC, I've come to the seeming conclusion that it's a hardware problem. Repeated and consistent BSODs, typically atikmpag.sys, though sometimes IRQL or other video related ones are occuring. It's not software - three times I've safe-mode DDU clean uninstalled AMD drivers and reinstalled the drivers. I even did a clean windows install. It's not the motherboard or CPU - the machine runs fine with the graphics card removed. It's not the cable or monitor - BSODs occur on every monitor I try, HDMI, VGA and DVI. It's not the registry - I increased tdrdelay to 8 seconds and then 16 seconds and it still occurs. It's probably not the power supply - I've undervolted and underclocked the card only to experience BSODs still.
As I narrow it down forum post by forum post, I've come to the conclusion: the rx480 is a POS. I guess it's time to bite the bullet and hop over to Nvidia's well supported 1060s, which since the bitcoin crash are more affordable than ever.
What is your intended use for this build? The more details the better.
Gaming and browsing, no weird video/streaming shit. Here's the games I (might) play, graded in general by demand on the GPU:
If gaming, what kind of performance are you looking for? (Screen resolution, framerate, game settings)
60fps minimum on the games I play. As you can see only a few of these games are particularly demanding (the last few), and I'm perfectly comfortable playing on low/medium settings to achieve 60fps for that. The rx 480 in the early part of its life could sometimes manage these (and to be sure, it was also dependent on the rather shitty optimisation of PUBG/GTA), but can no way achieve them now. So just having that consistency is enough for me.
What is your budget (ballpark is okay)?
Already have the pieces. No more than £250, but I see 1060s available for around £140. Therefore it's more about value for money and long-term considerations than the money itself right now.
In what country are you purchasing your parts?
UK
PCPartPicker Part List
Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-6500 3.2 GHz Quad-Core Processor £233.15 @ Amazon UK
CPU Cooler ARCTIC - Alpine 11 Plus Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler -
Motherboard MSI - H110M Gaming Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard -
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4-2400 Memory £31.02 @ Amazon UK
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4-2400 Memory £31.02 @ Amazon UK
Storage Samsung - 860 Evo 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £76.38 @ Aria PC
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £36.18 @ Aria PC
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £36.18 @ Aria PC
Video Card Sapphire - Radeon RX 480 8 GB Video Card -
Case BitFenix - Neos Black ATX Mid Tower Case £40.20 @ Kustom PCs
Power Supply EVGA - 500 W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply £44.69 @ CCL Computers
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £528.82
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-07-11 12:11 BST+0100
Current parts ^
Provide any additional details you wish below.
So the question I've really got is: based on the info provided so far (500W power supply, decent RAM, decent processor, somewhat limited gaming), should I play it safe with the GTX 1060? Or is there something more suitable for me, like a 1080TI? I'm not familiar with the Nvidia series, so any help is greatly welcome.
Thanks.
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The team needs your help!

So, in chatting with the devteam on twitter it seems like our next big obstacle is getting added to some more exchanges, so, I wrote a quick how-to guide on exactly that. I've managed to find an article that actually gives some good info on instructions/suggestions on how to do this. The best way, would likely just be by emailing the exchange, and I'll type up a quick suggestion as to what to say. However, feel free to change the message so it's not just looking like a bunch of copy-paste spam from bots or something. I've also added a chart of major exchanges along with their contact emails for easy copy-pasting into your emails.
 
 
Exchange Contact Email Twitter Facebook
Coinbase [email protected] @coinbase https://www.facebook.com/Coinbase
Kraken [email protected] @krakenfx https://www.facebook.com/KrakenFX
ShapeShift [email protected] @Shapeshift_io https://www.facebook.com/shapeshiftexchange
Binance N/A @Binance_2017 https://www.facebook.com/binanceexchange
Poloniex** N/A @Poloniex https://www.facebook.com/poloniex
Bithumb* [email protected] @BithumbOfficial https://www.facebook.com/bithumb/
Bitfenix* [email protected] @Bitfinex https://www.facebook.com/bitfinex1/
 
* = unable to find a proper email, so the one listed may be a media contact or something until we find the correct one.
** = Community cannot help here, listing requires the devteam to contact the exchange officially.
Below I'll include a brief demo of what we are trying to get across in the email, feel free to just copy and paste this but tweaking or writing your own is encouraged as we want the teams to actually read our messages, not just delete them as spam.
Hello,
I just thought I would write to you concerning a coin that you currently do not have listed on your exchange, TheHempCoin (THC). THC has been around for years, originally starting back in November of 2014, however, it only really started to take off this November thanks to the legalisation in California and the upcoming news from Canada and Mexico alike. In addition, over the past few months, the development team have been releasing quite a few updates and are currently looking at doing a rebrand along with a hardfork.
Unlike the rest of these so-called "Potcoins" the team here intend to target the agricultural market as a whole, not just limiting themselves to Marijuana and the associated industry meaning a far larger market. Currently the only place to trade this coin is on Bittrex but seeing that they are not accepting new members currently, there has been plenty of growth, however, there are also lots of people seeing this growth and wanting to buy in but being unable to, thanks to the exchange. Adding this coin to your exchange would likely boost your visitor count seeing that it would mean you would currently be the one-and-only place available to purchase THC.
In the past 2-3 months alone we have gone up about 1600% even with the decline in bitcoin, and we don't look to be stopping anytime soon. The devteam has confirmed that there will be a new website and whitepaper published very soon and all the links can be found on their twitter, which is where they are most active in the community. I will leave links to where you can contact the team below.
Lastly, I would like to thank you for taking the time to consider this proposal and I look forward to trading with you soon.
Official Website - http://www.hempcoin.org/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/thehempcoin/ Reddit - https://reddit.com/thehempcoin/ Facebook* - https://www.facebook.com/HempCoin/ Bitcointalk - https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=506320.0/ Discord - https://discord.gg/5qJGbv9/ Coinlib page - https://coinlib.io/coin/THC/the+hempcoin/
* - a non-official social platform created by the community
Sincerly,
Sign your own name/handle here
This should hopefully help us get listed on a few more exchanges and hopefully allow some of those who want to purchase some THC and get into it, actually do so!
One big thing we want to keep in mind: In doing this, we don't want to come off as entitled or that we are owed something. We also want to keep any price targets or anything completely out of this as that is regarded as a huge negative. As I said above, feel free to type up your own message, mine is just here as inspiration per-say, but try to keep it professional, we don't want to annoy them, we just want it to be evident that we have a serious demand here.
Also, just a reminder, I'm not part of the devteam, I just believe in their product and I'm trying to get their message out there. We see about 1000-2000 visitors daily so I figured even if 10% of us send out these emails, we can easily see 150 people trying to contact the exchanges and hopefully soon we can see another get added!
Lastly, if you have any suggestions or would like to add to the list here, just leave a comment and I'll do my best to get back to you ASAP. Thanks!
Oh, one more thing. I know I gave u/no1CryptoWhale a hard time concerning posts about "shilling" I still believe that we need to be careful in this endeavour but I'm also willing to admit when I'm wrong, we evidently do need to pitch in and help the devs. However, we need to be wary of the language and terms we use as this is a delicate matter and even industry, as we can see with BTC this week...
-Zach
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GPU longevity: 1070 vs. 1080ti?

Build Help:

Hello buildapc, the title serves as my main question. This is my first attempt at building a pc, and hearing that GPU prices have increased I want to make sure that I am buying the most cost-effective one.
My sole purpose in building this pc is for gaming and entertainment. I have $2000 budgeted for this and I want a PC which lasts for as long as possible. Almost all the parts have been bought except the GPU.
Initially I was planning to buy an EVGA 1070 SC since the 1080ti was a bit... costly, but a recent conversation with my friend has me hesitating. He has already built his own pc and keeps track of computer parts far more extensively than I do. He strongly suggests that I get a 1080ti for several reasons:
In terms of how long I'm willing to keep the pc, I've been willing to play games at the lowest graphical quality and 30fps for the last 8 years. At times even worse than that. My friends (read: plural, not just the other pc builder) think it's because I haven't been exposed and a good gaming desktop will change my mind. I decided to accept their advice, but I still want to make the pc last for as long as it can. I plan to keep it all the way until the pc can only run games at, once again, lowest quality 30fps. At which point I plan to begin overclocking to squeeze out the last bits of value.
So now I'm leaning towards buying a 1080ti; but in case my friend had incorrect information what do you all think? How long would you predict the 1080ti will last vs the 1070? Alternatively, if I buy a normal 1080 as a compromise, is that even a smart thing to do?
A Few Extra Questions
I will also admit that I might have my priorities all backwards. Even if a 1080ti could last that long, would you predict the GPU will "break" or essentially stop working due to age? I've read that there's no telling when a GPU will break. If mine breaks after 20 days... so will my heart. I live in a Mediterranean climate as well, which I understand is not the best, but is there anything I can do on my end to prolong its life? And if you say liquid cooling, I'd need a strong argument as to why. Because:
Lastly, I do care about fan noise if you have any input concerning that.
Thanks.
The PC Build
PCPartPicker part list (See price listed in table, not price in link)
Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 7 1700X 3.4GHz 8-Core Processor $299.00 @ Fry's Electronics (promo)
CPU Cooler be quiet! - Dark Rock 3 67.8 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler $35.00 @ Craigslist
Motherboard ASRock - AB350 Pro4 ATX AM4 Motherboard $89.99 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill - Flare X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $189.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital - Blue 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $89.99 @ Newegg
Storage Toshiba - N300 NAS 4TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $124.00 @ Fry's Electronics (promo)
Video Card
Case BitFenix - Shinobi XL (White) ATX Full Tower Case Free @ Craigslist
Power Supply Corsair - Builder 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $15.00 @ Craigslist
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit -
Prices include shipping, rebates, and discounts. Taxes added in after
Total $904.45
Edited based on PCPartPicker format 2017-08-01
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Will Bitcoin fall during the Super Bowl in 2019?——GoDapp

Will Bitcoin fall during the Super Bowl in 2019?——GoDapp
Encrypted currency is becoming more and more mainstream, it has become so mainstream, and even sports fans have noticed it and used cryptocurrencies to participate in the quiz of sports events, including one of the biggest sports events of the year: the Super Bowl. In particular, sports fans are considering betting on Bitcoin and whether it will rise or fall over the weekend. Let's take a look at the historical performance of Bitcoin and why betting on the 2019 Super Bowl Weekend may be the next hot thing.

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Bitcoin crashed in early 2018

Recall that in 2017, a lot of cryptocurrency prices rose together. The most notable growth was that Bitcoin reached a price of $17,783,06 on December 17, 2017. For many bitcoin communicators and supporters, this is considered an important step forward for cryptocurrencies. To understand why they think so, remember that Bitcoin has been a leader in the cryptocurrency market since its launch as the first cryptocurrency in 2009.

After the price soared, almost everyone who wanted to participate in Bitcoin picked up a buying spree. Unfortunately, this fanaticism and upward trend did not continue in 2018. In the month of 2018, the currency market value lost about $80 million. The strange thing is that this happens to happen in the Super Bowl time attachment. This may be a coincidence, but let us discuss and discuss this issue.

We must always consider the volatility of digital currencies. With this in mind, the other factors that led to the decline at the time were:
Facebook refuses to support ICO and cryptocurrency advertising
Subpoena against the two largest exchanges Bitfenix and Tether
Bank of America refused to support Bitcoin in February 2018

Among all four of these potential factors, Bank of America's refusal may be the most important factor. The time the Bank of America refused coincided with the Super Bowl weekend that took place in 2018. As a result of this news, the price fell more than $2,000 at the time. Such a sharp drop seems to indicate a potential correlation between the Super Bowl weekend and the bitcoin price.

Bitcoin performance in 2018

After the plunge in the first half of 2018, the price in the fall of 2018 seems to be stable at around $6,400 (and of course it has fallen once again in winter). At the same time, Ripple (XRP) and Ether rose sharply and became the world's second and third largest cryptocurrency. This means that other cryptocurrencies are moving forward; Bitcoin is still relatively stagnant. The price stability in the fall of 2018 still provides bitcoin investors with future growth and health of the currency. They are still interested in sticking to their coins.

How about the fate of Bitcoin during the Super Bowl in 2019?

Recall that during the last Super Bowl weekend, Bank of America refused to cooperate with Bitcoin. This is not a good sign for cryptocurrency holders when cryptocurrency holders consider using cryptocurrencies to purchase Super Bowl tickets.

Now, if we move fast into 2019, Bitcoin will have similar sentiments during the Super Bowl weekend. There may be reasons for this: past performance is a future indicator and an exciting trend, indicating that Sunday is the best time for cryptocurrency transactions.

What does this mean for ordinary people?

The simple answer is that they can not only bet their favorite team to win the Super Bowl, but also bet on whether Bitcoin will continue to fall during the Super Bowl weekend.

In general, the 2018 cryptocurrency is down. As we pointed out, Bitcoin's performance is not particularly good. And, with Ethereum dropping more than 90%, the performance of the altcoin is not particularly good. But it also provides a solution for betting on Bitcoin on online sports betting, which increases the value of the player's cryptocurrency and has a good chance.

Sports betting will always exist. However, there is now an additional opportunity. As sports betting revolutionizes into a more online digital environment, people can participate by adding betting on bitcoin.

——This article is from GoDapp

https://preview.redd.it/3m51ws7wrvf21.jpg?width=960&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=7448f87f4daeca6a5bfeed5ad4246802a381ebac
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Jered Kenna: Tradehill founder partnering with Broker Dealer and launching new platform on TradeZero

My name is Jered Kenna, in 2011 I founded Tradehill; the first US based Bitcoin exchange.
After Tradehill closed it's doors I designed a platform to facilitate off market trades. As a trader and exchange operator the Bitcoin side has never been a problem. The difficulties in the digital currency world have always involved the banks.
With the goal of bringing more speed and liquidity to Bitcoin I've partnered with TradeZero; a licensed broker dealer. US Dollars and other national currencies are held in a reputable international bank. The Bitcoin is secured with Bitgo at no additional cost to our users.
There are currently three ways to trade with us.
Transfer: If you simply want to send currency to someone else on the platform type in their email address or account number. The transaction is instant and non reversible. 0.2% flat fee for the sender.
Direct Trade: Essentially a two way transfer. Use this if you have a preexisting relationship with someone whom you would like to trade. Enter their email or account number followed by the trade details you would like to propose. For example “700 USD for 1XBT(BTC)”. The other party will then be asked to either accept or reject the trade. Upon acceptance the trade will instantly close and be settled. Either party can cancel the trade until that point. Trades are final and there is a 0.2% fee for the initiator.
Dark Pool: Much like a common floating exchange with a few key differences. There is an order book with bids and asks but it is not visible. There is only one order type. Bids and asks are filled at the price requested. The biggest advantage is the ability to move large trades without disturbing the market. If you're looking to make a large buy or sell you can do so without tipping your hand. On a typical exchange a large sell would drive the price down resulting in a worse price for the seller. Conversely a large buy order would raise the price. This is known as slippage. There is no fee on the dark pool. Currently there is a .2% minimum spread for orders to close.
Launch and perspective clients. Our original launch announcement was in August. http://www.reuters.com/article/us-bitcoin-trading-darkpool-idUSKCN10M1ZA . Unfortunately around the launch date details were becoming available on the Bitfenix hack. Bitgo began to make changes and we decided to take advantage of the fact that we were just getting started. We halted our launch and began to modify the platform to be more secure and improve the user interface. All of the modifications are complete and have been thoroughly tested.
TradeZero is open to everyone that is interested in opening an account with $10,000 or more in USD or Bitcoin. TradeZero accepts high net worth individuals, businesses and institutions. Please note that the stock trading portion of TradeZero is not open to US citizens. The digital currency side is.
Go to tradezero.co to begin the on-boarding process or speak to a real person if you have any questions.
Regards,
Jered Kenna
TradeZero
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[Build Complete] Project Phenom is back with v2 - Modded Corsair 300R

Project Phenom is back, this time being cleaner, better, and faster. For those of you who haven't seen v1 (with the original build log), it is located here.
I spent some time upgrading my GPU's, motherboard, fixing my cable management, adding a few aesthetic changes, incorporating my AC network adapter inside my build, and finishing up my entire battlestation.
Please let me know what you guys think of the new look, benchmarks, and setup.
[Notice regarding post: Removed and reposted twice as first time it was not public and second time it was [Build ready] instead of [Build complete]. Mods are notified of this.]
Images:
Here are the desktop images.
Here is my battlestation.
Benchmarks (GPU/CPU temps taken at ambient room temp 64 Degrees/17.7 C):
3DMark: http://www.3dmark.com/3dm/2287893
3DMark 11: http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/7871080?
Unigine Heaven benchmark 4.0: http://i.imgur.com/FEasxur.png
Geek Bench: http://browser.primatelabs.com/geekbench3/363927
Cinebench: http://i.imgur.com/HCSINRi.png
GPU temps I achieved at these fan speeds:
100% Fan usage
GPU 1: 69C
GPU 2: 66C
75% Fan usage
GPU 1: 81C
GPU 2: 75C
50% Fan usage
GPU 1: 78C
GPU 2: 75C
CPU temps I achieved (according to RealTemp, if I read it correctly. Picked highest temp in both min/max):
34C min
71C load
Few interesting features:
  1. Everything is linked together with Corsair link. (For those of you who are unaware of what it is, it detects almost every component in your build, and lets you control most of them, while showcasing the temps.) This is provided by the Corsair AX760i PSU + H100i)
  2. I have remote controlled lighting installed. [Ghetto mounted under PSU, cant be seen after side window is put back on, however. Just the IR receiver. ;) ]
  3. LCD Touch screen fan controller.
  4. Multi SD card slot, with front red LED strip control scroll switch.
  5. Sound dampening foam installed where ever possible.
  6. Dust filters on the front, sides, and bottom. + Optional magnetic dust filter for top, specifically for 300R.
  7. Custom cut full clear side window on Corsair 300R.
  8. Custom laser etched name + signature.
  9. Custom designed braided cables.
Notes:
One of the biggest reasons why I have changed the motherboard ( and somewhat ruined my color scheme) is because the UD4H failed on me TWICE. For whatever reason, it was not capable of basic overclocking and the bios had failed on me, prompting me to take apart my build and replacing it twice. Not a fun experience, but now having the asrock motherboard, I have had nothing but a positive experience. In my last build I had the last generation z77 asrock mobo and also had a great experience with it. Not the best looking motherboard, but in terms of performance and features, it is comparable to some of the highest end (and most expensive) out there.
As for the graphics cards change, I sold them off in the bitcoin rush and made a decent profit. Not only for this reason, however. After doing some benchmarking and listening to the users here, I found out my gpu's to be way too close and hence not being able to cool down properly. Luckily I got my GPU's during a sale with all 3 nvidia games each, which I sold for a overall gpu discount.
Finally, those of you who are wondering how I got some cheap components (some free), none of them are used/refurbs. All brand new. Just got them at great deals. I kept this list pretty accurate. If any of you are looking to find a particular component of mine in the "other" section in the PCPP list below, just click on the direct link to PCPP's website, that is where you will be able to see the component links.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks
Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor Purchased For $279.99
CPU Cooler Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler Purchased For $98.99
Thermal Compound Antec Formula 7 Nano Diamond 4g Thermal Paste Purchased For $8.36
Motherboard ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard Purchased For $117.99
Memory Patriot Viper 3 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-2133 Memory Purchased For $245.76
Storage Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk Purchased For $164.99
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive Purchased For $14.83
Storage Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive Purchased For $85.35
Video Card PNY GeForce GTX 770 4GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) Purchased For $252.83
Video Card PNY GeForce GTX 770 4GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) Purchased For $252.83
Wireless Network Adapter Netgear A6200-100NAS 802.11a/b/g/n/ac USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter Purchased For $48.62
Case Corsair Carbide Series 300R Windowed ATX Mid Tower Case Purchased For $80.00
Case Fan Corsair Air Series SP120 Quiet Edition 37.9 CFM 120mm Fan Purchased For $14.99
Case Fan Corsair Air Series SP120 Quiet Edition (2-Pack) 37.9 CFM 120mm Fans Purchased For $27.99
Case Fan Noctua NF-P14 FLX 65.0 CFM 140mm Fan Purchased For $21.25
Case Fan Noctua NF-P14 FLX 65.0 CFM 140mm Fan Purchased For $21.25
Power Supply Corsair 760W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply Purchased For $132.99
Optical Drive LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer Purchased For $50.00
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate Full (32/64-bit) Purchased For $0.00
Monitor AOC i2367Fh 60Hz 23.0" Monitor Purchased For $105.24
Monitor AOC i2367Fh 60Hz 23.0" Monitor Purchased For $104.25
Monitor Acer H236HL bid 60Hz 23.0" Monitor Purchased For $104.47
Keyboard Alienware TactX Wired Gaming Keyboard Purchased For $71.39
Mouse Razer Mamba 2012 Elite Wireless Laser Mouse Purchased For $103.94
Speakers Logitech LS21 7W 2.1ch Speakers Purchased For $0.00
Headphones Audio-Technica ATH-ANC9 Headphones Purchased For $148.00
Headphones Sennheiser HD 598 Headphones Purchased For $161.12
Headphones Sennheiser HD 558 Headphones Purchased For $97.18
Other NXZT Sentry 2 Purchased For $20.98
Other Corsair 300R Grommets Purchased For $15.99
Other KingWin Multi-Function LCD Fan Controller Panel with USB 3.0 and Hub Cooling FPX-004 Purchased For $38.15
Other DEMCiflex Corsair Carbide 300R Magnetic Dust / Fan Filter Set - 4 Piece Purchased For $44.99
Other Corsair Professional Individually sleeved DC Cable Kit, Type 3 (Generation 2), METALLIC GRAPHITE Purchased For $57.13
Other BitFenix Alchemy Connect™ 30 Red LED Light Strip Purchased For $32.99
Other 5M 5050 RGB SMD LED Waterproof Flexible Strip 300 LEDs + 44 Key IR Remote Purchased For $16.98
Other Custom Etched "Project Phenom & Signature" Clear side panel w/ misc accessories Purchased For $59.18
Other Sonic Barrier 1/2 Acoustic Foam w/PSA 18x24 Purchased For $9.97
Other UtechSmart 7-Port Superspeed USB 3.0 PCI-E Express Expansion Card with 5V 4-Pin Power Connector Purchased For $29.99
Other Custom Designed 24 pin, 2 Molex, 8 pin CPU, and 6x 6+2 pin PCI-e sleeved in Black, Charcoal Gray, and Imperial Red w/Black Stripes Purchased For $135.02
Other Propus 380 (mouse pad) Purchased For $0.00
Other NuForce - Icon uDAC-2 USB Audio Receiver and Digital-to-Analog Converter Purchased For $67.96
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. $3343.93
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-24 04:19 EST-0500
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Cryptocurrency Price: Suspicious Activity with USDT Tether

Good Morning.
I have been following and trading cryptocurrencies since 2013 and recently I have discovered something that worries me.
Some time ago, certain bitcoin exchanges (particularly Bitfenix and Poloniex) have started quoting their Cryptocurrencies in a unit known as "USDT" or Tether. This is not real fiat currency but a cryptocurrency supposedly backed 1:1 with US Dollars by a private corporation. Apparently Bitfenix has an ownership interest in this "tether" and back in late december the market cap of this USDT cryptocurrency has ballooned by about $50M.
This market cap expansion curiously started happening around the same time that the price rallies in Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum and Dash kicked off. The way tether "works" is when a user wants to withdraw fiat to their conventional bank account they send their tether to the company and the company deposits real dollars into their bank account no questions asked. The legitimacy of their operations has been questioned in the past and over the past few days the market has started to discount the true value of USDT tether significantly; it is currently quoting around $0.925.
The problem here is that this is creating a very large price spread between exchanges that quote ACTUAL dollars and those that quote tether. This distinction is not being made clear, which I think is having an unhealthy influence on price rallies in cryptocurrencies. Furthermore, I have doubts that this tether is backed by dollars at all and in all likelihood is a fractional reserve.
The market caps of crypto currencies are misleading because a large number of coins are "parked" off exchanges and are not part of the real trading float. These markets are so small that $50M in counterfeit dollars can have a HUGE impact on the price.
I can also confirm from several traders that there has been significant interest in arbitrage trading between the exchanges only to discover that the tether currency cannot be withdrawn to the lower priced exchanges to support prices elsewhere. To me this smells a lot like the Mt. Gox situation back in 2013 when fake money was used to pump up the price of bitcoin using the "willy" trading bots. The arbitrage is attracting new deposits to these sketchy exchanges and the issuers of tether can literally buy cryptocurrency from unsuspecting sellers with funny money.
I personally think its going to result in bitcoin and other currencies "shooting to the moon" on the back of a devaluing tether and many ignorant traders on other exchanges are going to get caught with their pants down once this thing blows up.
If anyone finds this interesting enough to investigate further perhaps you can shed some additional light on the situation.
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Charlie's Thoughts - Friday, June 27th, 2014

Happy Friday!
I decided to post some of my thoughts today. It's about 6pm ET on this Friday, the Silk Road Auction Day. Banks on the east coast have closed and west coast banks are soon to follow.
In 15 minutes bidding closes for the 30,000 Silk Road coins.
quintin3265 hasn't posted his "a few thoughts" today, and I know many of us (including myself) are looking for some thoughts on this insane day (EDIT: As I'm writing this he posts lol), so I wanted to jot down some of mine on the day, the weekend, and next week.
Today
Yesterday and overnight we saw a nice recovery to $590 (after our drop from $590 that happened on Wens) and it was met with a large amount of resistance, the price simply couldn't break upward. The volume wasn't huge over a short period of time, rather it was done over a 4-8 hour window. Personally, I prefer when the price rises consistently over a period of a few hours than in 1 shot. About an hour ago, we saw a $15 drop, about 700 BTC sold within a 30 minute period. As I'm writing this, the price is building itself back up, currently at $582.55.
Personally, I've been wanting to buy all week. I'd like to buy another 6 BTC or so before the auction results are announced or leaked. I'm tapped out at the moment, I like to keep enough USD in my credit union to cover 3-4 months worth of bills (my other assets are either not liquid or have penalties for selling) and if I buy 6 BTC now, that's reducing myself to 2 months of USD in the credit union. Thankfully, my consulting work pays in BTC and payday is Monday. I've been quietly praying that if we see a significant jump, it is not until Monday afternoon.
The Weekend
Honestly, this can go either way. We've seen weekends with a slow 3 day $40 rise and we've seen weekends where the opposite happens. Anyone who tells you the price always rises or always drops on weekends has no idea what they are talking about.
I'd like to see data from Bitstamp/Bitfenix that shows a chart of how much USD/EUCNY vs BTC they are holding. Not to do with fractional reserve or anything, I'd like to see if there was a significant amount of fiat that has been wired in, anticipating a rise. If those numbers are high, and my friends who work for companies that are bidding are telling me the truth, their exchange accounts are fueled with fiat and ready to buy.
Many people have predicted that this week people would be buying up, especially those who work for the companies that are bidding, as they would know the bid. However wouldn't it be smarter for these insiders to wait until after the bid closes at 6? I think so. The reason being, they can buy up cheap coins and no one else at the same time they will get more coins as they buy up to the bid price. Once bidding ends and the banks close, people won't be able to send wires into the exchanges to buy more coins. These insiders may be saying "If we start buying on Wens, we don't know what the final bid will be, and we give other people to piggyback off us and make our coins more expensive or we get less. Rather, if we wait until banks close, we are the only ones who stocked up significant fiat thus we can buy the coins up to the bid price"
Just like quintin3265 says, the community is very small and word spreads quickly. There are always people in the know and will trade on their knowledge. The market is just waiting right now.
Next Week
The auction will end on Monday, and the winners announced. According to the USMS.gov website:
On Monday, June 30, 2014, by 5:00 PM EDT, the USMS will notify the winning biddebidders that their bid/bids has/have been selected.
This is very important, because many people are bidding solely for the sake of bidding. They want to be part of history to say they bid and have no intention of buying the coins if they win. Everyone is telling me "Well Charlie, I doubt the winners will announce what they paid". While that may be true, the losers will announce what they bid. That is very important. If the price is $580 on Monday, and someone who bid $650 announces they did not win the coins, what do you think will happen? Of course this opens us up to people lying/spreading FUD, so I wouldn't trade on some guy with a week old reddit account on /Bitcoin saying he lost, I'd wait for someone who actually has a reputation to lose to say something.
Long Term
Obviously those who know me know I'm long term bullish on Bitcoin. I bought my first Bitcoin at under $5 back in 2010 and have regretted selling when I needed to every since. Thankfully I get paid in Bitcoin and have bought on the lows and sold on the highs enough times to accumulate many back.
Nothing could happen next week, who knows. The bubble may come 2 weeks or 2 months from now, maybe we will see slow growth for a year and slow decline. It's impossible to tell for sure. What I can say, is that if you buy 1 Bitcoin today, in 5 years you'll thank me.
I'll end with a funny story. 2 weeks ago I was at the NYC Bitcoin Fair which takes place every Sunday, we have over 25 merchants accepting Bitcoin. Food, drinks, friends, and a lot of fun. Some random guy comes up to me and says "Charlie?" and I said, "Yup, thats me!", he proceeded to grab me and give me a huge hug. Now, many early adopters have had their fair share of 'Bitcoin celebrity' status, but this was unusual, even for me. Of course I asked him, why the hug? He said:
I've been wanting to thank you for so long, but I've been waiting to finally meet you in person. 3 years ago when you were running BitInstant I made a cash deposit to buy some Bitcoin when the price was going up! A few days after I bought, the price totally tanked and I was furious, I spent $1000 but my Bitcoins were worth almost half. I emailed you to blow off some steam and you answered a day later telling me to hold onto the Bitcoin unless I really really needed the money. Well, I listened to you and about a year ago I sold some during the $1200 bubble and bought an awesome Lexus!
Granted, if the price was zero right now, he wouldn't be coming at me for a hug, rather for something else. It was still nice to hear the story none the less and he bought me a burger as a thank you :)
Have fun this weekend, go outside and enjoy the summer!
Charlie Shrem
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[USA-NV][H] Computer part-out: i7-3930k, mobo, watercooling parts, and more [W] Paypal

I recently downsized my build so I am parting out my old build and selling off some of the hardware I have been hoarding over the years. The CPU/motherboard and watercooling components were run for ~2.5 years without any issues. Temps were not amazing but were good (CPU Temp around 40C idle and ~65C peak).
All prices include shipping and fees if purchasing $20 or more.
Main Components: timestamps $275 - i7-3930K (was run with minor overclock, boost at ~4.2 GHz, with stock voltages [or very close to stock] ) was watercooled the whole time with CPU Temp around 40C idle and ~65C peak. $200 - Asus Rampage Extreme IV motherboard. $110 - Sapphire Dual X 7970 - was used for bitcoin mining for a few months, minor overclock @ stock voltages. Ran in my personal computer for almost 2 years after without issues. sold to ImSoRude for $100 $150 - seasonic x1250 Gold modular psu. (24 pin, 2x 8-pin EPS, and 6x 8-pin PCI-e cables were custom sleeved in white and black, look good but aren’t perfect, especially on the psu end). 4x $15 - G.Skill Sniper 4GB RAM (DDR3 1866) sold to Gundly for $60 total
Water-Cooling Components: timestamps $50 - EK Supremacy universal CPU waterblock, nickel+acetal. link sold to Promackid for $50
3x $20 - EK Universal GPU waterblock (acetal & nickel Bridge edition) link $15 - EK 3x parallel gpu bridge (will throw in if for free you buy all three gpu waterblocks).
$55 - AlphaCool ST30 360 radiator link sold to Promackid for $50
2x $65 - Alphacool ST30 480 radiator link
14x $4 - ½” x ¾” compression fitting (primochill ghost, black chrome) link
4x $6 - G1/4 right angle adapter (bistpower, black chrome) link
Accessories: timestamps $40 - LG blueray burner (used less than 10 times ever). link
$40 - Leap motion controller
$20 - bitfenix recon fan controller.
$3 - G1/4 plug temperature sensor. sold to Gundly
4x 3x $4 - 8-pack stick on ram heat sinks 1 sold to tastycatpuke for $4, 3 sold to alexsgocart for $13
Fans: timestamps 2x 1x $15 - 140mm Noctua NF-A15 PWM (only used for ~2 months) 1 sold to MandrewDavis for $15
$10 - 140mm Corsair Quiet AF140 PWM (only white ring) [used for ~6 months]
8x $5 - 120mm Bitfenix Spectre PWM Fan (4 white and 4 black) link sold to tastycatpuk
8x $3 - 120mm Misc case fans (mostly base model fans from corsair, fractal, and cooler master).
Returns/DOA-guarantee: If you have compatibility or other issues with the item I will accept returns within 7-Days of buyer’s receipt of the item (buyer pays return shipping).
If the item is DOA and I am notified within a reasonable amount of time, I will follow the sub-reddit guidelines and split the return shipping.
edit: don't know why I called them watermarks, not timestamps edit 2: Dropped the price on cpu and motherboard, looked at going rate on ebay and it is less than I thought when I first picked the price.
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[Build Complete] Small form factor, file server, police scanner, and a little gaming.

I built this over the weekend. It's going to replace a server that's costing over $20/month electricity, In addition, it will be my main desktop for video encoding, gaming, web browsing, and most importantly, listening to the cops with SDR
un-built state(sorry for the poor image quality)
Finished gallery
I would say I got a very good deal for the price I paid.
Also, I absolutely love this case, it's a tight fit, but the result is very rewarding.
Item Price Location Comment
BitFenix Prodigy M $89.99 Microcenter Price matched to Newegg
MSI H81M-E33 $14.99 Microcenter $30 off if purchased with an unlocked Intel processor
Intel Core i5 4670k $189.99 Microcenter In store price only
PNY Nvidia GeForce GTX 670 $219.99 Microcenter Clearance/closeout, $189.99 w/MIR
Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB 2x4GB DDR3 1600 $69.99 Microcenter $10 off when purchased with mobo+CPU
EVGA SuperNOVA NEX750B 750w 80+Bronze PSU $79.99 Microcenter $69.99 after $10 MIR
256GB Samsung 840 Pro $195.00 eBay Purchased November 2013, pulled from my server
Seagate 4TB 5900RPM Barracuda HDD $154.29 TigerDirect Purchased with Bitcoin
Seagate 500GB 7200RPM Barracuda HDD $50.00 Microcenter Purchased early 2013 for my last build
Total $1149.05 w/ 8% tax
Rebates -$40 -$10 EVGA, -$30 PNY
Total with rebates 1109.05
Notes:
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[UK] Selling loads of assorted parts, 5870s, 6990, processors, motherboards, ram, psus, fpga, tablets, ...

Hi all, I am obviously new here, but have good reputation elsewhere I am quite happy to jump through any hoops that give you additional peace of mind :)
If you live near Margate, UK you are welcome to pick up in person or I will ship (even internationally) as long as you cover the shipping costs.
Got lots of stuff I don't want, the prices I'm listing are just rough guidelines, If you can find any of my stuff cheaper elsewhere I will certainly lower my price. I pretty much did a rough price guestimate using eBay listings. Things with (boxed) mean that I have the original box for them. Some stuff I havn't priced up, just make sensible offers :)
I will accept pretty much any payment method if possible, Paypal, Bitcoin, BACS Transfer, etc. Just ask! :)
Without further ado, things:
£350 - Saphire AMD 6990
£70 - 7 x XFX ATI HD 5870 1GB (boxed) 1
£40 - 4 x Corsair CX600 Builder series 600W power supplies (boxed) 1
£20 - 6 x AMD Sempron 140 2.7ghz processors (Maybe dual core unlockable) (boxed) 1
£5 - 3 x Kingston ValueRAM 2GB DDR3 1066Mhz memory (boxed) 1
£30 - 6 x Asus M4N68T-M LE V2 motherboards (boxed) 1
£140 - 1 x Iiyama E2607WSV 1920x1200 26" Monitors 2
£50 - Antec CP-850 850W power supply (requires CPX form factor case)3
£50 - Altera DE0 (Cyclone 3) FPGA (Brand new unused but open box)4
£35 - O2 Joggler hackable tablet thingy, powered by an Intel atom and most Linux distros have been ported. (boxed)5
NZXT Sentry LXE Touch screen fan controller 6
Asus P5VD1-X motherboard 7
Pentium 4 3ghz (I think, this hasn't seen the light of day in a while :p) 7
2 x 1GB DDR 400Mhz Adata memory 7
If you are curious about where all this stuff has been / come from, here's some history on everything :)
1) All of this stuff was purchased for bitcoin mining back in May 2011. It's all been faithfully mining in my spare bedroom since then, has turned a nice little profit, and is now a bit too slow to compete with all the other miners, so it's gotta go! photo 1 photo 2
2) These used to be the monitors I used on my main desktop. I decided to upgrade to 2560x1440 monitors, so these are now sitting in the spare bedroom not doing much. They were always great monitors though! photo
3) Used to be the power supply in my main PC, however when I upgraded to a new motherboard I could no longer fit my SLi setup in since the PSU was right up against the bottom of the board and I needed to utilise the bottom slot. Remember that this is the new CPX form factor by Antec, so you'll either need an Antec case or a hacksaw to get it to fit ;)
4) Bought this for bitcoin experimentation but never ended up using it. It got took out of the box and I looked at it, that was about it. Never been used and in the original box with all the things.
5) These are great fun especially for the price, I bought it and used it as a bedside clock for a while (Yay Ubuntu+Conky). I use my Nexus 7 to do this job now though, so this has been relegated to the cupboard. Has a green stuck pixel right on the edge of the screen. You can find lots of info about hacking them here
6) Used to use this as my fan controller but switched to a couple of BitFenix recons because I fan control in software. Looks really cool though. Shame I can't have this and software control really! :P
7) Used to be my old gaming PC, got relegated to being the home theatre PC and then got relegated to the cupboard :P, Hasn't been used in a while but I assume it all still works, will test it before I send it off.
That's all, again feel free to ask me any questions. or negotiate on the prices (especially if your ordering more than one thing). I'm on IRC (Freenode) should you want to IM me. :)
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[Build help] 500w vs 600w, is it really needed?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks
Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor £83.54 @ Amazon UK
Motherboard MSI 970A-G43 ATX AM3+ Motherboard £50.36 @ Scan.co.uk
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory £57.47 @ Amazon UK
Storage Crucial M500 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk Purchased For £55.00
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £45.42 @ CCL Computers
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card £197.71 @ Scan.co.uk
Case BitFenix Shinobi ATX Mid Tower Case Purchased For £61.00
Case Fan Arctic Cooling Arctic F12 74.0 CFM 120mm Fan £4.00 @ Amazon UK
Power Supply Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply £58.32 @ Scan.co.uk
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) £25.00
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. £637.82
Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-08 11:24 GMT+0000
My friends told me that i would need 600w instead of 500w. In the wattage calculator on pcpartpicker it equates to 370w or so. I have no intention to upgrade, unless it's an extra fan. So, would i be better off with 500w instead of 600w or should i stay as it is? I'm really tight for money so even saving a tenner is great! :P
And is the UK affected by litecon/bitcoin/whatever mining with radeon 7950? I was gonna go with a 7950 but i've heard everyones bought up them all in america, i don't want this to happen in the uk.
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Jered Kenna: Tradehill founder partnering with Broker Dealer and launching new platform on TradeZero (xpost from /r/bitcoinmarkets

My name is Jered Kenna, in 2011 I founded Tradehill; the first US based Bitcoin exchange.
After Tradehill closed it's doors I designed a platform to facilitate off market trades. As a trader and exchange operator the Bitcoin side has never been a problem. The difficulties in the digital currency world have always involved the banks.
With the goal of bringing more speed and liquidity to Bitcoin I've partnered with TradeZero; a licensed broker dealer. US Dollars and other national currencies are held in a reputable international bank. The Bitcoin is secured with Bitgo at no additional cost to our users.
There are currently three ways to trade with us.
Transfer: If you simply want to send currency to someone else on the platform type in their email address or account number. The transaction is instant and non reversible. 0.2% flat fee for the sender.
Direct Trade: Essentially a two way transfer. Use this if you have a preexisting relationship with someone whom you would like to trade. Enter their email or account number followed by the trade details you would like to propose. For example “700 USD for 1XBT(BTC)”. The other party will then be asked to either accept or reject the trade. Upon acceptance the trade will instantly close and be settled. Either party can cancel the trade until that point. Trades are final and there is a 0.2% fee for the initiator.
Dark Pool: Much like a common floating exchange with a few key differences. There is an order book with bids and asks but it is not visible. There is only one order type. Bids and asks are filled at the price requested. The biggest advantage is the ability to move large trades without disturbing the market. If you're looking to make a large buy or sell you can do so without tipping your hand. On a typical exchange a large sell would drive the price down resulting in a worse price for the seller. Conversely a large buy order would raise the price. This is known as slippage. There is no fee on the dark pool. Currently there is a .2% minimum spread for orders to close.
Launch and perspective clients. Our original launch announcement was in August. http://www.reuters.com/article/us-bitcoin-trading-darkpool-idUSKCN10M1ZA . Unfortunately around the launch date details were becoming available on the Bitfenix hack. Bitgo began to make changes and we decided to take advantage of the fact that we were just getting started. We halted our launch and began to modify the platform to be more secure and improve the user interface. All of the modifications are complete and have been thoroughly tested.
TradeZero is open to everyone that is interested in opening an account with $10,000 or more in USD or Bitcoin. TradeZero accepts high net worth individuals, businesses and institutions. Please note that the stock trading portion of TradeZero is not open to US citizens. The digital currency side is.
Go to tradezero.co to begin the on-boarding process or speak to a real person if you have any questions.
Regards,
Jered Kenna
TradeZero
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[Build Complete] BitFenix Prodigy APU/HD7970 based Litecoin miner/HTPC/Home file server built from (mostly) spare parts

Please note that the only parts I had to buy were the Prodigy case, ITX motherboard, Seagate HDD, the 230mm Fan and the optical drive. Also the prices don't reflect what I/others paid. Also I live in Australia; however the AU partpicker was missing some items.
PICTURES
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks
Type Item Price
CPU AMD A10-5800K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor $119.99 @ Microcenter
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $24.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard ASRock FM2A75M-ITX Mini ITX FM2 Motherboard $99.99 @ NCIX US
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $63.99 @ NCIX US
Storage OCZ Agility 3 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk $98.98 @ Outlet PC
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $96.87 @ Outlet PC
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card $389.99 @ NCIX US
Case Fan BitFenix Spectre LED 97.8 CFM 230mm Fan $15.98 @ Outlet PC
Case Fan BitFenix Spectre 43.5 CFM 120mm Fan $8.98 @ Outlet PC
Power Supply Thermaltake TR2 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply $76.98 @ SuperBiiz
Optical Drive LG UH12NS29 Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer $49.98 @ Outlet PC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) $94.44 @ Amazon
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. not applicable
Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-04 02:01 EDT-0400
Other notes are that I would strongly advise AGAINST using this motherboard, I had to RMA my first one. The replacement was supposed to be revision 2.0 however is 1.0. This is why I purchased the 230mm fan (in hopes of avoiding another fire!)
I didn't end up using the SSD as its just an HTPC/miner. It mines roughly 690Khash/s on the 7970; and around 110Khash/s on the APU (mining with Scrypt for Litecoin, not SHA-256 for bitcoin) 7970 hovers around 68-74 Celsius with room temps between 23-28C. No thermostat on VRM's unfortunately.
I feel confident this build is complete, no parts to add. I use Filezilla server as a file server as I can access this from anywhere in the world The A10 is at stock speeds as I don't want to push the VRMs on the motherboard and risk another fire. This gives more than enough power for blu-ray decoding, and other HTPC duties.
Very happy with this build. If anyone has any questions or comments I'd be glad to hear the feedback. Thanks
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[Build Help] r9 280 or 280x

Hello guys! So i am trying to decide which card to get.
  1. A R9 280 msi twin frozr at retail price.
2.A R9 280x gigabyte wind force, which has been used for bitcoin mining for about half a year, but is about 20$ cheaper than the 280.
I am concerned about what the downsides of buying the used 280x would be. It has 1.5 years of guarantee left. but what if he over clocked it? will the guarantee still count? Also, here is the build i am planning.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4670 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $209.98 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI H81I Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard $66.15 @ Mwave
Memory Crucial Ballistix Tactical Tracer 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $104.99 @ Newegg
Storage Kingston SSDNow KC300 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $89.74 @ Amazon
Video Card MSI Radeon R9 280 3GB TWIN FROZR Video Card $262.98 @ Newegg
Case BitFenix Prodigy (Orange) Mini ITX Tower Case $82.48 @ OutletPC
Power Supply Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $29.99 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $846.31
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-11 10:50 EDT-0400
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[Build Ready] Haswell mid-range gaming PC (~$900) [Canada]

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks
Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $214.99 @ Newegg Canada
Motherboard MSI Z87-G41 PC Mate ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $109.99 @ Newegg Canada
Memory Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $61.88 @ Amazon Canada
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $72.78 @ Newegg Canada
Video Card Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card $290.64 @ Vuugo
Case BitFenix Merc Alpha (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $45.69 @ DirectCanada
Power Supply Antec Basiq Plus 550W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply $70.88 @ DirectCanada
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. $883.44
Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-18 13:54 EDT-0400
Hi All, I'm looking to replace my 3+ year old desktop (Phenom II X4, Radeon 5750, 4GB RAM) with something a little more updated. I'm not looking to buy the best gaming PC money can buy, but I would like to see what people think. I'm in Ontario if that matters.
I already have an optical drive, OS, Monitor, Mouse, Keyboard, an Intel 320 160GB SSD, and a WD Black HDD, so I've left those out. The hard drive in that list is to just swap into the old PC to keep it running.
I tend to play all kinds of games on the PC, and don't intend on doing any bitcoin mining or anything like that.
Any thoughts/suggestions you might have I'd love hear.
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[Build Help] What can I do to optimize my build for what I do?

Hey /buildapc! I've posted a few times before but this time I'm actually ready to buy parts (finally have enough money).
Besides trying to game on the max possible settings + whatever mods mods when it comes to games like Planetside 2, Skyrim, Bioshock 1-2, Borderlands 1-2, and future games, I'll be doing a few other things
What I'll be doing : what's important for the task
I'll also be doing video editing at some point.
I will be overclocking whatever I can.
I have 2 monitors, but will probably be using 1 while gaming, the other on reddit or something. I'll be pen testing with the VMs as well, so I need strong cores. Here's my build, finally:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks
Type Item Price
CPU AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $88.98 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $24.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard $104.98 @ NCIX US
Memory Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $35.57 @ NCIX US
Video Card Asus Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card $238.98 @ SuperBiiz
Sound Card Asus Xonar DG 24-bit 96 KHz Sound Card $26.99 @ Best Buy
Case BitFenix Ghost (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $79.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply Corsair CX 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply $75.98 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer $18.98 @ Outlet PC
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. $695.44
Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-09 00:52 EST-0500
CPU I'm a little concerned that the CPU may not be able to do what I'm looking for, but I've heard that Phenom II is a great processor. Is it good enough for me? I read a comment somewhere saying there's an upgrade option for only 10 dollars more or something. I'm confused with how AMD names their processors these days, though....and lost the comment.
RAM Will there be benefits for me with 1600 over 1333? Heard that faster RAM helps overclocking. True/false?
MOBO I think it may be OP for the job. How do I pick a MOBO that's going to work great for overclocking, and is unlocked? I have an Samsung SSD 840 Pro, so at least 1 SATA III 6Gb/s would be nice. Some USB 3 is nice, but doesn't have to be too fancy.
SOUND CARD Don't totally need one, but tired of shit audio, and headset I have eyes on works best with a dedicated card. Not really all that expensive, anyways......
CASE It's hard to find a case that isn't bulbus, is painted on the inside, has nice cable management, and isn't expensive.... anyone know of any great cases that don;t cost as much as my processor? By bulbus I mean HAF and a lot of the Cooler Master ones.
Price Range About the same price, but lower is always accepted. Slightly higher is also okay.
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[Build Help] A friend has come to me for advice on his £600 budget gaming build.

So I've given some critique to this build, but I figured I'd come to the experts first and see what you guys can cook up.
Firstly, his suggested build to me is:
Mobo: Asus M5A78L-M/USB3
CPU: AMD FX-8320
GPU: AMD Radeon HD 7970
Generic disk drive
8GB ram
SSD: 500GB Seagate SATA 2.5-inch Solid State Hybrid Drive (SSHD) 6Gbps 5400rpm
Case: BitFenix ​​Prodigy Mini-ITX case
PSU: Solid Gear ATX12V/EPS12V 650-Watts Power Supply, Black SDGR-650E
Assume all parts to be purchased on Amazon.co.uk
So, my immediate impressions are that the motherboard is a bit on the cheapo side. I personally don't know much about AMD CPUs or their associated motherboards, but that's how I felt.
The GPU seemed ok, but I'm not sure if prices are still inflated by the whole bitcoin bonanza. Maybe I should recommend a gtx 770 instead?
I'll advise him better about the brand for ram and disk drive, that I can do myself.
He's chosen a big expensive SSD and no HDD, I'm debating whether to advise him to skip the SSD and get a 2TB HDD instead since 500GB seems small to me, for the price.
No idea about the case, no experience with mini ITX.
PSU seems shady as all fuck but again I'm not an expert.
Build seems a bit of a mess to me, so any advice rendered would be extremely useful.
Thanks in advance for any help.
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