Many of my Facebook followers know that I am into four things right now, fishing, websites, youtube, and mining bitcoin. So, I thought I would make a small post and share a few of the items I would buy today for a mining rig.
Yes, I know that this will be low traffic, but hey it will be a fun read for my Facebook friends and youtube followers.
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What is the Goal?
My goal is to build a mining rig that is cost-effective, power-efficient, and produces enough money to make it worth the effort. I need to start with cards that I can get at a fair price but are new enough to have staying power. I don’t want to buy a card and have it not be able to mine anything of value next year.
Some cards are power-hungry and this can be an issue but the overall hash rate to power is the main concern when picking a card. A good card needs to mine at a fair speed per watt.
Finally, why build a mining rig that doesn’t make any money, what a waste of time. I need to make at least twenty dollars a day or I could spend my time and money on a new website, lol.
Picking a Motherboard
My biggest concerns when picking a motherboard are compatibility, ease of use, price, and durability. These factors are in no particular order because they are all important, so I wrote them down as they came to me.
I want a motherboard that I buy today to be compatible with everything that is being produced today. It would suck to buy a board that would not work with the top-of-the-line GPU.
Easy setup is a must, because who wants something that is hard to get going and maintain. A dedicated mining board with the latest drivers should do the trick.
Price is a big concern because this is all about making a profit. No need to spend more than you need to on some high-end gaming board that will require adapters and updated drivers to mine eight GPUs.
Finally, I want something that will work for years to come. As any miner knows it is all about getting long life from your mining rig that makes it profitable. most miners plan on their rig running nonstop for three years.
My Top Picks
- Includes a 1850Watt power supply
- 8*PCIE 16X Graphics Card Slots,575mm Spacing.
- High Performance of Computing,10% Higher Than Same Level Motherboards.
- Equipped Sodimm DDR3 Memory Slot,8*6PIN PCIE X16 Power Supply Socket,Significantly Improve Motherboard Performance.
- The Voltage Stabilizing Capacitor Can Provide A Stable Voltage for Your Power Supply Equipment.
- It Can Ensure Quiet Performance, Low Power Consumption, Less Heat Generation, Energy Saving and Safe Use.
- High-speed USB 3.0 performance of up to 130MB/s(1)
- Transfer a full-length movie in less than 30 seconds(2) [(2) Based on 1.2GB MPEG-4 video transfer with USB 3.0 host device. Results may vary based on host device, file attributes and other factors]
- Transfer to drive up to 15 times faster than standard USB 2.0 drives(1)
- Sleek, durable metal casing
- PC3-12800 (1600MHz) Data Rate
- 204-Pin Dual in-line memory module
- Non-ECC Unbuffered SODIMM
- 5 Rank Double Sided Module
- 7.8US Refresh Interval (8192 CYCLES/64MS)
- 1.35V Power Requirement
- Chipset: AMD RX 6700 XT
- Memory: 12GB GDDR6 AMD RDNA 2 architecture elevates and unifies the gaming
- Boost Clock: Up To 2622MHz
- Cooling: XFX Speedster QICK319 Triple Fan
- Video Memory: 12GB GDDR6
- Stream Processor: 2560
- Game Clock: 2514MHz (OC) / 2433MHz (Silent)
- Boost Clock: 2633MHz (OC) / 2615MHz (Silent)
- Memory Clock: 16 Gbps
This should be a simple build that you can put together and make a wooden frame out of 2x1s with no issues. Flash HiveOS on your USB sticks and make a duplicate in case it crashes.
Then you are off to the races. Follow me for tips and watch me set up one. Search this website name on facebook to message me.