Looking to start mining zec and I currently have the specs below:
ASRock Z77 Pro3 (not too sure if this would be able to support 2 GPUs as I am only seeing 1x PCI express 3.0 and 1 pci express 2.0 and I don’t have much info if that would make a difference in mining performance.
Corsair 8GB of ram
I am currently looking to invest in a video card to start mining and I am seeing a deal for 2x GTX 980 4g twinfrozr going for about $190 each which I could possibly have it down to 180 each.
I do also have another pc which is my main one with a 980 ti but I’d rather not use it for mining as it would risk killing the GPU since it is my main gaming pc :3.
As of now the cost of power would be about .09 ~ .12 kWh and I am seeing calculations that it would be profitable.
Also note that the PSU isn’t in there as what I get for a GPU will dictate what I get.
Sapphire RX480s are all that I’ve bought recently, but in the UK they are virtually impossible to find (if anyone knows of a place, let me know) - and even Sapphire RX580s seem to have initial supply problems - either more demand than stock, or not being made fast enough by Sapphire.
Yeah I was looking around an majority of them are going for about 300+ the closest one I found to 300 was about 310~315 but a lot of people are saying to wait for vega and see how that goes but I haven’t even looked into vega as much.
I do see a few people trying to sell a RX480 4gb for about 150~ not sure if that is a good price as I havent been really looking and comparing prices and know which card does well.
I think the 500 series actually has a pretty limited supply, 570 4g is sold out everywhere in china, its near impossible to get, every seller i try, and i have checked 100’s, dont have any. My sapphire supplier is sold out and only has 570 8g, 580’s