Description

First build in 15 years (yikes!). Will be used for alot of password cracking, a little gaming, some dev and some design work. I will update with more pics and some temps/benchmarks soon.

Part Reviews

Motherboard

Asus!! Can you please include a USB stick with the drivers. No one has a cdrom drive in 2018!

Comments

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

can a HDD fit next to the SSD? cause im planning to remove the HDD tray.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Smaller 2.5” HDD’s (thats what I have back there actually, not an ssd) will fit. Full sized 3.5” HDD’s will not, unless you don’t mind leaving the back cover off and possibly drilling your own mount holes.You would need the drive trays at the bottom.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

then i just have to leave it there then. haha. thanks

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build, how much do u recommend the cpu?

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

I’ll let you know after I run with it for a bit and do some benchmarking and real world tests with the type of workloads I typically do. Can’t really complain too much though, it was free. :)

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

have you over clocked it yet tell me what you get btw i also won a 8086k too we got lucky

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I would have to agree! I do however like having a Bluray optical drive to rip them to my Plex server.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

How's the motherboard?

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

If I have a spare laptop with a CD Drive, can I transfer the drivers from the CD to another usb stick, and then use it?

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah that should work just fine.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you notice any performance change running a z370 chip on a z390 mob?

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

No.

  • 13 months ago
  • 0 points

tf u mean password cracking

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

Those GPU’s can do more that display pretty pictures. :) Passwords for computer systems, web applications, etc, are generally stored as a hash value of the password. GPU’s happen to be very good/fast at calculating hashes. I do alot of password cracking in my profession as well as for fun/competition. Look into a program called ‘hashcat’ if you’re interested.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Huh, very interesting. So is your profession penetration testing for organisations? (No joke intended)

A good and practical use of those GPUs imho, a lot of builds out there contain 2+ GPUs and they don't use them to their fullest potential.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks and yes that is what I do.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you crack passwords remotely from home for a company or are you self employed? How much do clock speeds help for hashcat ?

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Everything at home is just for fun/competition. At work (not self employed but work from home alot) I have a rack mounted server with multiple gpu’s for cracking.

Increasing clock speeds does increase speed at which the gpu can calculate hashes. You can generally get a +210MHz OC stable on thes FE cards while cracking.

  • 13 months ago
  • -2 points

getting 2 1080 ti's isn't really the best idea considering only about 20-30% of power from the second card goes out properly.

Getting an RTX 2080 8 gig and using that for and SLI is probably 2 times better than what you've got. For about 30-50$ more you could get a better card and a better SLI.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Agreed for gaming but this rig really isnt for alot of gaming. Also, I had the two 1080ti’s before the 2080’s came out. As far as bang for your buck, 2 1080ti’s wins all day in the world of password cracking. :)

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  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Negative, that would be illegal. :p

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  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Uh... kind of I guess. What I think you’re talking about is quite different than the password cracking that I’m doing with these GPU’s. I think you’re probably referencing ‘Bug Bounty’ type work, which is essentially finding and disclosing vulnerabilities (bugs) in software. Many vendors like Microsoft, Apple, Facebook, Twitter, Google, etc. offer reward money if you find and responsibly disclose critical (usually remote code execution or unauthorized data access type stuff) vulnerabilities to them. These payouts can be anywhere from $25 up to $100,000+. Some people do nothing but this and make 6 figure salaries (some... not many). On the otherside of that equation is the potential to sell youe exploits to other perhaps not so legit sources where something like remote code execution on something like windows or apple ios could get you close to a million.