couldn’t find a category for hardware, if it’s off topic or unrelated please tell me so i’ll delete this post.
so, if you reached this far, hi! i’m fairly new to mining.
I’m a software engineer and kind of a techy but i’m not a hardcore hardware guy…
I built my pc myself (bought all the parts and installed them all)
recently purchased a 1080 ti strix, it’s an amazing card and i figured I’ll use it for mining.
now, my issue is… i wanna buy another one but i have a few questions before i do…
My current PSU is Seasonic Platinum+ 860W, will that be enough for 2x 1080 ti?
i’ve done some reading online and from what i saw, 1x 1080 ti uses around 250-280W
so I figured i’m good to go but the dude I buy my parts from told me it’s not enough
and that I should upgrade my PSU to at least 1400W.
my full pc spec:
- NZXT 630 case
- Intel i7 4770K
- Motherboard - Sabertooth Z87
- SSD Samsung EVO 840 250GB
- 2x Western Digital HD 5400rpg 4TB
- 5x Fans in the case
can 860W support that spec plus 2x 1080 ti?
I’ve never had 2 cards in one pc, do I need to connect the cards with an SLI?
or just plug the 2nd card to the PCI and start mining? is that even possible or do i have to connect them together for them to work?
Can overheat be a problem for the card above?
my case (NZXT 630) has pretty nice air flow, but i’m a bit concered about putting 2 cards this close to one another,
does anyone here has 2 cards on top of one another?
how much does the above card suffer?
Thanks a lot in advance for any help!