Mining Harware (Comunity)


#1

I think this topic, to share, information about hardware for mining.
I have thought build a machine with 4 graphics cards "Sapphire Radeon Nitro Plus RX 470 8GB GDDR5", expandable to 6 in the future, I would like to have a thread to share information about the hardware used by other miners. At the moment I have the graphics cards and I would like you to recommend me a motherboard.

Motherboard

ASRock H81 Pro BTC
Asrock FM2A58+ BTC

Graphics Cards
Sapphire Radeon Nitro Plus RX 470 8GB GDDR5

Processor

RAM

Power supply
Cougar GX Serie 1050 W 80 Plus Gold
EVGA 220-GS-1050-V1 SUPERNOVA 1050W GOLD

Others
USB 3.0 PCI-E Express 1x to 16x Riser Graphics Card Adapter


#2

If you want up to 6 graphics card consider the ASRock H81 Pro BTC.


#3

Most motherboards have 4 or more PCI-E slots (mix of x16 or x1 slots) all you need to have is PCI-E x1 powered risers and you should be fine on 99% of boards.


#4

Hmm does that mean that I can use an old http://abit.ws/page/sa/motherboard/motherboard_detail.php@pMODEL_NAME=iL-90MV&fMTYPE=Mobile+Socket board to run one graphics card? That would make it very cost effective as the MB, power supply, case,.. are all there.


#5

Thank you, also i was looking Asrock FM2A58 + BTC. That basic processor recommended?


#6

You're right, but I intend to do something powerful, and economical, there motherboards that work better or are more compatible with other components, and the ability to expand or improve in the future, others not.


#7

I will update the first post with the information that users will providing


#8

With that MB you can go with a cheap AMD processor. Don't know much about AMD cpu but the A6-6400K should work.


#9

Looks like we do not even have the open source GPU miner for AMD yet?


#10

Correct thre is no mining software for AMD GPUs. There should be miner for Nvidia GPUs soon...


#11

Only downside to going cheap on the CPU would be that once a dual-mining software that can use CPU+GPU comes out, a more powerful processor could pay for itself in mining.

Just my 2 cents.


#12

Completely agree with that, however I think it is a little too early to know if it will be more efficient to go with CPU+GPU or only CPU/GPU.


#13

Considering that a middle of the road i5 processor currently hashes at around 1/4th of the speed of a high end GPU i have a hard time seeing it not pay for itself to spend the extra $50 or so to mine with CPU as well.

You are correct however. What might arise is an issue where the CPU is 'bogged down' with controlling the GPU's and won't be able to mine at a reasonable rate, or even interfere with GPU mining capacity if it does so.

For now, I would probably go with an i3 or cheap AMD as well if you want to be on the 'safe side'.


#14

will be sufficient to use a USB flash drive or we will have to use a hard drive? which will be the storage requirements?