What is your BetaNode build

What parts are you using? Where are you getting them? Just a place to share builds.

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OK, let’s start from my build name :slight_smile: - Lituanica.
I think you will find out why I have associated this name with my build :wink: .
If interested, please check at Wikipedia for Lituanica term.
I am sure The xx network will accomplish its mission :wink: .
And we all will make every effort to make it happen.

PARTS

SATA SSD
MZ-76E500B/EU - Samsung MZ-76E500B / EU 860 EVO 500 GB SATA 2.5 "Internal SSD Black - 83 EUR

PROCESSOR
100-100000071BOX - AMD Ryzen 7 3700X processor, 4GHz AM4 36MB cache wraith prism - 300 EUR

THERMAL GREASE
BZ001 - Be Quiet DC1 Thermal Grease Fans - 11 EUR

NVME SSD
MZ-V7P1T0BW - Samsung MZ-V7P1T0BW 970 PRO 1 TB NVMe M.2 Internal SSD Black - 320 EUR

MEMORY
FEW ISSUES!!! DO NOT BUY IT UNLESS YOU KNOW HOW TO SETUP IT!!!
CMK32GX4M2B3200C16 - Corsair Vengeance LPX 2x16 DDR4 3200 MHz C16 XMP 2.0 - 150 EUR
You might have a lot of pain and still will not be able to run it!!!
1. It is not listed by MB manufacture in officially supported memory list for the motherboard
2. Wrong title in the product page just please select [3200Mhz] and [2 x 16 GB] and check if down below Item model number is CMK32GX4M2B3200C16
There are few working builds for AMD platform with it even Corsair dedicates it for Intel platform.

MOTHERBOARD
B450 PRO4 - MB ASRock B450 Pro4 AM4 ATX D-Sub/HDMI/DP DDR4 Retail - 88 EUR

PARTS FOR THE SILENCE LOVERS :slight_smile:

GPU
RTX 2070 SUPER GAMING X TRIO - MSI GeForce RTX 2070Super Gaming X Trio 8GB DDR6 - 620 EUR

CASE
BGW26 - be quiet! Silent Base 601 Windowed Series Variation, Black - 145 EUR

CPU COOLER
BK024 - Be Quiet Dark Rock Slim Air Tower CPU Cooler - 56 EUR

POWER SUPPLY
BN282 - Be Quiet Straight Power 11 Power Supply, Black 650W - 123 EUR
or
CP-9020178-EU - Corsair RM650x PC Power Supply Full Modular Cable Management 80 Plus Gold 650 Watt EU - 150 EUR

UPS (Seems nobody have mentioned the UPS yet)
BX1400U-GR - PC Back-UPS BX - BX1400U-GR - Unterbrechungsfreie Stromversorgung 1400VA - 155 EUR
Passive no fans perfect protection for servers even it is dedicated for regular consumer market

Product names and prices are brought from Germany Amazon. Some parts I have bought from local retailers, wholesalers, from other stores like Mindfactory. European node operators you may find better prices, deals, stocks in other places than Germany Amazon via Idealo price comparison site.

DISCLAIMER:
Due to my very busy schedule I will not be able to give any advice if you will try to follow my build and put all the parts to work.The list is my build parts I have ordered and they are reaching me soon. It is not recommendation! If you follow it you take all the responsibility for it! 100 % do not buy memory modules I am using. Please buy something else that is listed in the compatibility list of ASRock B450 Pro4 motherboard.

Here’s my final build part list:

MOBO: Asus Prime X570-P
CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6GHz BOX
CPU Cooler: MasterLiquid Lite 240
GPU: Asus ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2070 Super OC Edition 8GB GDDR6
RAM: (32GB) 2 x Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 PC4-24000 2x8GB CL15
SSD1: Samsung SSD 970 Pro NVMe PCI-E M.2 1 TB
SSD2: Samsung 860 Pro SSD Series 512GB SATA 6
PSU: Corsair RM850x 80PLUS Gold
Case: Phanteks Eclipse P600S

Check (removing the space): https ://pcpartpicker.com/list/nvJgx6

The server is ready for June’s soft betanet launch, if needed.

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Here’s what I’m doing for my node (which I am naming ‘soonxx’):

Parts list:
CPU= Xeon E5-2690 V3 12-core (ebay,used)
GPU= Gigabyte RTX 2080 Turbo (ebay, used)
SYSTEM= SYS-1018GR-T supermicro 1U (ebay,used)
RAM= 64GB, came with the system
PSU= 1200W, platinum came with the system
DISK= 1TB nvme m.2 ssd Samsung 970 Pro (ebay,new)
______+ NVME pcie x4 adapter with low profile bracket (Amazon ASIN B07VYWR91T)
DISK= 2x SK hynix Gold S31 500GB SSD in raid 1 for OS & BetaNet Gateway

Item____PRICE___WATTS*
CPU____$175_____135
GPU____$576_____225
SYS____$1276____206 (a lot of fan watts here)
DISK____$301_____5
DISK____$137_____6
TOTAL__$2465____645**

* Estimated maximum watts that a component can use
** Total Watts includes power supply inefficiency

Notes:
I’ve ordered all these except the CPU. The CPU I listed should just be sufficient for BetaNet but I’m also looking for a deal on E5-2695V3, E5-2697V3, E5-2697V3, E5-2699V3. The mobo can use the V4 chips but they’re expensive. I might upgrade for the MainNet.

The GPUs… Turbo style is a must here and as low height as possible. I’ve noticed that some Turbo style GPU are higher than others. I’ve also noticed that vendors may not list the height of their GPUs accurately on the spec sheet so I’ve resorted to eyeballing pictures of them as a backup. I found that the best option are the EVGA blowers (but couldn’t get one due to shortages & pumped prices) but the MSI GEFORCE RTX 2070 AERO and Gigabyte RTX 2080 Turbo looked OK too. Others like ASUS, PNY, Zotac looked like they had extra height.

I expect problems getting power to the GPU. My best guess is that I have 11.7mm of clearance for the power cables “bumpout” on top of the GPU but I think I need 14mm for a standard PCIE power connector. This case is designed for Nvidia enterprise computing GPUs that have the power cables in the back, not the top. I plan to do the surgery myself but theres also some low profile cable stuff at places like kareon kables and performance-pcs.

Hopefully this will go smoothly but sometimes there are surprises. YMMV.

I am one of the USA BetaNet applicants (so can’t get xx coins) and am finding my BetaNet costs untenable with around $1500 in colocation costs on top of hardware. I am returning my hardware and hope that MainNet is better.

I would be interested to hear the experiences of anyone who went a similar route to my above 1U setup to hack an older professional GPU server with an RTX video card.

Gigabyte x570 Aorus Elite WiFi - Amazon
AMD Ryzen 7 3700x - Amazon
Gigabyte RTX 2070 - Newegg
Samsung 970 Pro 1TB NVMe - Samsung
Samsung 983 DCT 960GB NVMe - Amazon
Corsair DDR4 3600 16GB - Amazon
OCZ 600W PSU - I had laying around
Corsair 200R case - Amazon
CyberPower 1500VA/900W True Sine UPS - Costco
I think that’s everything.

I also put a removable caddy with a 4TB HDD in it for backing up system images in case a drive goes out or I need to recover something.

All told I’m in almost $2000 at this point- being in the US I hope to find some benefit in this somewhere, looking forward to getting this off the ground!

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