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Best Mining Rig Hardware To Mine With 2017


 

Here is the best mining rig that every miner should have in this days, at least this is what i will do 🙂

I have selected the BEST GPUs to mine that have a good mining hashrate and at the same time low watt consumption. This can be achieved only by modding the bios, changing the timings like 1500MHz clock speed is used at 1625, 1750 and 2000MHz and will result in higher transfer speed of data from and to the GPU. Check this tutorial for more details!

I have also tried to select based on quality and price , the best motherboard, psu, cpu, memory ram, ssd, usb risers, frame and few more useful stuff.

This is the best mining hardware configuration that can mine the following coins / altcoins: Ethereum (ETH), Ethereum Classic (ETC), Monero (XMR), PascalCoin (PASC), Decred (DCR), Expanse (EXP), Lbry Credits (LBC), Siacoin (SC), Komodo (KMD), Ubiq (UBQ), Karbowanec (KRB), Bipcoin (BIP) etc..

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Updated June 18, 2017

Best Mining Rig Hardware

GPU 470 / 480 series

Sapphire Radeon NITRO+ Rx 470 / 480 OC Series

Good price, powerful, stays cool, low watt consumption!

The best mining performance can be achieved by modding the BIOS, overclock and undervolt for lower power usage, according to GPU-Z one card can drain around 70w – 80w.

Because of low stocks, availabilit and no longer produced ill recommend to go with the new 500 series, scroll down OR CLICK HERE!!

Sapphire Nitro+ RX 470 4GB OCSapphire Nitro+ RX 480 8GB OC

Sapphire Radeon NITRO+ RX 470 4GB OC

To get the best mining performance with this GPU, you will have to modify the BIOS. At stock settings it can mine with a hashrate of 22.xx Mh/s on Ethereum, but with a modified BIOS it can reach up to 29.xxx – 31 Mh/s depending on what type of Memory your card has, Samsung, Hynix or Elpida!

No worries, i already added tutorials for that:

  • 1143 MHz Engine Clock; 1260 MHz boost Engine Clock
  • 1750 MHz, 7000Mbps effective Memory Clock

  • Ethereum: 22Mh/s – 31Mh/s
  • Ethereum Classic: 22Mh/s – 31Mh/s
  • ZCash: 300H/s – 400H/s
  • Monero: 650 H/s – 850 H/s
  • check bottom for more details

Price: $200
updated March 29, 2017 (best price)

Sapphire Radeon NITRO+ RX 480 8GB OC

Same modification must be done for this card to get a better mining performance, you will have to modify the BIOS. At stock settings it can mine with a hashrate of 24.xx Mh/s (+2) on Ethereum, but with a modified BIOS it can reach up to 29.xxx – 31 Mh/s depending on what type of Memory your card has, usually this is Samsung only!

No worries, i already added tutorials for that:

  • 1121 MHz Engine Clock; 1260 MHz boost Engine Clock
  • 2000 MHz, 8000Mbps effective Memory Clock

  • Ethereum: 22Mh/s – 31Mh/s
  • Ethereum Classic: 22Mh/s – 31Mh/s
  • ZCash: 300H/s – 400H/s
  • Monero: 650 H/s – 850 H/s
  • check bottom for more details

Price: $225
updated March 29, 2017 (best price)

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GPU 570 / 580 series

AMD Radeon RX 570 / 580 Series

AMD Radeon 570 SeriesAMD Radeon RX 580 Series

Click on GPU name to close and open details!

Sapphire Nitro+ RX 570 4GB
Sapphire PULSE RX 570 4GB
MSI RX 570 GAMING X 4G
MSI RX 570 ARMOR 4G OC GAMING
Sapphire PULSE RX 570 ITX 4GB

Click on GPU name to close and open details!

Sapphire NITRO+ RX 580 8GB LIMITED EDITION
Sapphire NITRO+ RX 580 8GB
Sapphire PULSE RX 580 8GB OC
MSI RX 580 8GB Gaming X
MSI ARMOR RX 580 8G OC
GPU GTX 1060 / 1070 / 1080 series

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 / 1070 / 1080 Series

GTX 1060 Series 17-22 Mh/sGTX 1070 Series 25-30 Mh/sGTX 1080ti Series 28-32 Mh/s

Click on GPU name to close and open details!

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 WINDFORCE OC 6GB
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 G1 Gaming 6GB
MSI GAMING GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 FTW+ GAMING 6GB

Click on GPU name to close and open details!

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 8GB
MSI Gaming GeForce GTX 1070 8GB
MSI Armor GeForce GTX 1070 8GB OC
ASUS GeForce GTX 1070 8GB
EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 SC GAMING ACX 3.0 Black Edition 8GB
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 Ti GAMING OC 11GB
MSI GTX 1080 TI GAMING X 11GB
MSI GTX 1080 TI ARMOR 11GB
ASUS ROG STRIX GTX 1080TI GAMING 11GB
Motherboard

Intel & AMD Motherboards with 6 & 7 GPU slots

Here is the top best motherboards for mining!

H81 PRO R2.0Biostar TB250-BTCBiostar TB350-BTCZ97 Extreme4Biostar TB85GA-990FXA-UD3MSI Z170AASUS PRIME Z270-AGigabyte Z170X G5Gigabyte Z170X UD5MSI Z170A Gaming M5

Intel Motherboard 1150 Socket

6 GPUASRock H81 PRO BTC R2.0 LGA 1150 (BEST)

  • Chipset: Intel H81
  • CPU Socket: 1150 (4th generation Intel Core i7 / i5 / i3 / Xeon / Pentium / Celeron in LGA1150 Package)
  • Memory: Dual Channel DDR3/DD3L Memory Technology
  • 32Mb AMI UEFI Legal BIOS with multilingual GUI support
  • CPU, DRAM, PCH 1.05V Voltage multi-adjustment Graphics
  • PCIE x1 Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000 Mb/s
  • 5 x PCI-Express x1
  • 1 x PCI Express x16

Price: $149.99
updated March 4, 2017 (best price)

Intel Motherboard 1151 Socket

6 GPUBiostar Motherboard TB250-BTC

My review: http://1stminingrig.com/new-biostar-tb250-btc-good-gpu-mining/

  • Chipset: Intel B250
  • CPU Socket: Core i7 / i5 / i3 / Pentium / Celeron (LGA1151)
  • Memory: DDR4 2400/ 2133/ 1866
  • 6 PCI Express slots mining motherboard
  • 5 x PCI-Express x1
  • 1 x PCI Express x16

Price: $149.99
updated May 31, 2017 (best price)

AMD Motherboard AM4 Socket

6 GPUBiostar Motherboard TB350-BTC

My review: http://1stminingrig.com/biostar-tb350-btc-new-asrock-pro-btc/

  • Chipset: AMD AM4 Socket
  • CPU Socket: AMD Ryzen 5
  • Memory: DDR4 3200(OC)/ 2933(OC)/ 2667/ 2400/ 2133/ 1866 MHz
  • 6 PCI Express slots mining motherboard
  • 5 x PCI-Express x1
  • 1 x PCI Express x16

Price: $169.99
updated June 18, 2017 (best price)

Intel Motherboard 1150 Socket

6 GPUASRock ATX DDR3 1333 LGA 1150 Motherboards Z97 EXTREME4 1150

  • Chipset: Intel H81, Intel Z97 Express
  • CPU Socket: 1150, Supports 5th/4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7/i5/i3/Pentium®/Celeron® Processors
  • Memory: 4x DDR3-3200+(OC)/2933+(OC)/ 2800(OC)/ 2400(OC)/ 2133(OC)/ 1866(OC)/ 1600/ 1333/ 1066 DIMM Slots, Dual Channel
  • 3 x PCI-Express 2.0 x1
  • 3 x PCI Express 3.0 x16
  • 1 SATA Express, 8 SATA3, 1 M.2 (PCIe Gen2 x2 & SATA, Supports 30mm, 42mm, 60mm, 80mm, 110mm M.2 devices)
  • PCIE x1 Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000 Mb/s

Price: $148
updated March 4, 2017 (best price)

Intel Motherboard 1150 Socket

6 GPUBiostar TB85 DDR3 1333 LGA 1150 Motherboard 1150

  • Chipset: Intel B85 single chip architecture
  • CPU Socket: 1150, Intel 4th generation Core i7 / i5 / i3 / Pentium / Celeron processors
  • Memory: 2-DIMM DDR3 1600/ 1333/ 1066
  • 5 x PCI-Express 2.0 x1
  • 1 x PCI Express 3.0 x16
  • 100% X.D.C solid capacitor
  • PCIE x1 Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000 Mb/s

Price: $80
updated april 12, 2017 (best price)

AMD Motherboard AM3+ Socket

6 GPUGigabyte AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX

  • Chipset: AMD SB950
  • CPU Socket: AM3+/AM3/AMD Athlon II Chipsets: AMD 990FX/AMD SB950
  • Memory: 4 x 1.5V DDR3 DIMM sockets supporting up to 32 GB of system memory.Support for DDR3 2000(O.C.)/1866/1600/1333/1066 MHz memory modules
  • 2 x PCI Express x16 slot running at x16
  • 1x PCI Express x4 slots
  • 2 x PCI Express x1 slot
  • 1x PCI slots

Price: $109.99
updated april 12, 2017 (best price)

Intel Motherboard 1151 Socket

7 GPUMSI Z170A Gaming Pro Carbon Motherboard LGA 1151 with review

  • Chipset: Intel Z170 Express
  • CPU Socket: LGA 1151, supports 6th Generation Intel Core i7/ i5/ i3/ Pentium/ Celeron Processors
  • Memory: 4x DDR4-3600(OC)/ 3200(OC)/ 3000(OC)/ 2800(OC)/ 2600(OC)/ 2400/ 2133 MHz DIMM Slots, Dual Channel, ECC, Un-buffered, Max Capacity of 64GB
  • 4x PCI-Express 3.0 x1 Slots
  • 3x PCI-Express 3.0 x16 Slots (runs at x16/x0/x4 or x8/x8/x4 modes)
  • 6x SATA3 Ports
  • M.2: 1x M.2 Ports, Support SATA3 & 4.2/ 6/ 8cm Length M.2 SSD Cards

Price: $139.99
updated april 12, 2017 (best price)

Intel Motherboard 1151 Socket

7 GPUASUS PRIME Z270-A Motherboard LGA 1151

  • Chipset: Intel Z170 Express
  • CPU Socket: LGA 1151, supports 6th Generation Intel Core i7/ i5/ i3/ Pentium/ Celeron Processors
  • Memory: 4x DDR4-3600(OC)/ 3200(OC)/ 3000(OC)/ 2800(OC)/ 2600(OC)/ 2400/ 2133 MHz DIMM Slots, Dual Channel, ECC, Un-buffered, Max Capacity of 64GB
  • 4x PCI-Express 3.0 x1 Slots
  • 3x PCI-Express 3.0 x16 Slots (runs at x16/x0/x4 or x8/x8/x4 modes)
  • 6x SATA3 Ports
  • M.2: 1 x 22110 (PCIe 3.0 x4 & SATA) 1 x 2280 (PCIe 3.0 x4)

Price: $139.99
updated june 18, 2017 (best price)

Intel Motherboard 1151 Socket

7 GPUGigabyte Z170 Gaming 5 (GA-Z170X-GAMING 5) Motherboard LGA 1151

  • Chipset: Intel Z170 Express
  • CPU Socket: LGA 1151, supports 6th Generation Intel Core i7/ i5/ i3/ Pentium/ Celeron Processors
  • Memory: 4x DDR4-3600(OC)/ 3200(OC)/ 3000(OC)/ 2800(OC)/ 2600(OC)/ 2400/ 2133 MHz DIMM Slots, Dual Channel, ECC, Un-buffered, Max Capacity of 64GB
  • 1x PCI-Express 3.0 x16 Slot, 1x PCI-Express 3.0 x8 Slot, 1x PCI-Express 3.0 x4 Slot, 4x PCI-Express 3.0 x1 Slots
  • 3 x SATA Express connector, 6 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
  • M.2: 1 x 22110 (PCIe 3.0 x4 & SATA) 1 x 2280 (PCIe 3.0 x4)

Price: $151.48
updated june 18, 2017 (best price)

Intel Motherboard 1151 Socket

7 GPUGigabyte Z170X-UD45 (GA-Z170X-UD5) Motherboard LGA 1151

  • Chipset: Intel Z170 Express
  • CPU Socket: LGA 1151, supports 6th Generation Intel Core i7/ i5/ i3/ Pentium/ Celeron Processors
  • Memory: x DDR4 DIMM Slots and Dual Channel
  • 1x PCI – Express 3.0 x16 Slots, 1x PCI – Express 3.0 x8, 1x PCI – Express 3.0 x4 and 4x PCI – Express 3.0 x1
  • 3 x SATA Express,8 x SATA 3
  • 2 x M.2

Price: $171.26
updated june 18, 2017 (best price)

Intel Motherboard 1151 Socket

7 GPUMSI Z170A Gaming M5 Motherboard LGA 1151

  • Chipset: Intel Z170 Express
  • CPU Socket: LGA 1151, supports 6th Generation Intel Core i7/ i5/ i3/ Pentium/ Celeron Processors
  • Memory: x DDR4 DIMM Slots and Dual Channel
  • 3x PCI-Express 3.0 x16 Slots (runs at x16, x8/x8, x8/x8/x4, or x8/x8/x1 modes), 4x PCI-Express 3.0 x1 Slots
  • 6x SATA3 Ports (4-ports reserved for SATA Express Port), Support RAID 0, 1, 5, 10; 2x SATA Express Ports (PCI-Express 3.0 x2)
  • 2 x M.2

Price: $149.99
updated june 18, 2017 (best price)
PSU

EVGA Supernova G2 1300W Fully Modular Power Supply

EVGA 1300w G22x EVGA 750w G2

Best for 6x GPU mining rig
EVGA SuperNOVA G2 1300w 80 Plus Gold Power Supply

  • 80 PLUS Gold certified, with up to 90% efficiency under typical loads
  • Fan Size / Bearing: 140mm Double Ball Bearing
  • Highest quality Japanese brand capacitors ensure long-term reliability
  • Heavy-duty protections, including OVP (Over Voltage Protection), UVP (Under Voltage Protection), OCP (Over Current Protection), OPP (Over Power Protection), and SCP (Short Circuit Protection)
  • Unbeatable 10 Year Warranty and unparalleled EVGA Customer Support
  • Superior vertical double layer main transformer increases power output
  • Quiet and Intelligent Auto Fan for near-silent operation

Price: $189.99
updated March 4, 2017 (best price)

Best for 7x GPU mining rig
EVGA SuperNOVA 750 G2 80+ GOLD 750W Power Supply

IMPORTANT: Buy two EVGA 750w G2 only if you are going to have 7 GPUs on your rig with MSI Z170A MoBo! Also i recommand to use a dual psu adapter like this one: Add2PSU Multiple Power Supply Adapter

  • 80 PLUS Gold certified, with up to 90% efficiency under typical loads
  • Fan Size / Bearing: 140mm Double Ball Bearing
  • Highest quality Japanese brand capacitors ensure long-term reliability
  • Heavy-duty protections, including OVP (Over Voltage Protection), UVP (Under Voltage Protection), OCP (Over Current Protection), OPP (Over Power Protection), and SCP (Short Circuit Protection)
  • Unbeatable 10 Year Warranty and unparalleled EVGA Customer Support
  • Superior vertical double layer main transformer increases power output
  • Quiet and Intelligent Auto Fan for near-silent operation

Price: $99.99
updated April 13, 2017 (best price)

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CPU

Intel G3258 4 Pentium 3.20 GHz 3M Cache 2 Core Processor

Celeron G1840 1150Pentium G4400 1151AMD FX 4350 AM3+

Intel Celeron G1840 Processor 1150 Socket

NOTE: Celeron G1840 is compatible only with the following motherboards: H81 PRO BTC, Z97 Extreme4, Biostar TB85, 1150 Socket

  • Compatible with Z87 and Z97 motherboards
  • Intel Turbo boost technology
  • 2.8Ghz base frequency
  • DDR3-1333, DDR3L-1333 @ 1.5
  • 3MB Intel Smart Cache

Price: $49.99
updated April 14, 2017 (best price)

Intel Pentium G4400 Processor 1151 Socket

NOTE: Pentium G4400 is compatible only with the following motherboard: MSI Z170A Gaming Pro Carbon, 1151 Socket

  • Compatible with Z87 and Z97 motherboards
  • 2 cores
  • 3.3 Ghz base frequency
  • DDR4-1866/2133, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.35V
  • 3MB Intel Smart Cache

Price: $72.40
updated April 14, 2017 (best price)

AMD FX 4350 Quad Core 4.2 Processor AM3+ Socket

NOTE: AMD FX 4350 is compatible only with the following motherboard: Gigabyte AM3+ AMD 990FX, AMD AM3+ Socket

  • Compatible with AM3+ AMD motherboards
  • 4 cores
  • 4.2 Ghz base frequency
  • DDR3-1866
  • Cache: 4/8MB (L2/L3

Price: $69.99
updated April 14, 2017 (best price)
RAM

Kingston HyperX FURY 8GB 1600MHz DDR3

1333MHz DDR3 - 11502133MHz DDR4 - 11514GB 1866MHz DDR3 AM3+

Kingston HyperX Fury 4GB 1333MHz DDR3 CL9 DIMM – Blue – 1150 Socket

NOTE: Kingston HyperX Fury 4GB 1333MHz is compatible only with 1150 Motherboards Socket and Celeron G1840 1150 CPU

  • 4GB 1333MHz DDR3
  • Automatic Overclocking – reach faster speeds and higher capacities by just installing the memory, no adjustments in BIOS needed
  • Reliable – 100-percent factory tested

Price: $32.60
updated March 4, 2017 (best price)

Kingston HyperX FURY Black 4GB 2133MHz DDR4 CL14 DIMM – Blue – 1151 Socket

NOTE: Kingston HyperX Fury 4GB 1333MHz is compatible only with 1151 Motherboards Socket and Pentium G4400 Processor 1151 Socket CPU

  • 4GB 2133MHz DDR4
  • Automatic Overclocking – reach faster speeds and higher capacities by just installing the memory, no adjustments in BIOS needed
  • Reliable – 100-percent factory tested

Price: $36.97
updated March 4, 2017 (best price)

Kingston HyperX FURY 4GB 1866MHz DDR3 CL10 DIMM – AM3+ Socket

NOTE: Kingston HyperX Fury 4GB 1333MHz is compatible only with AMD AM3+ Motherboards Socket and AMD FX 4350 AM3+ Socket CPU

  • 4GB 1866MHz DDR3
  • Automatic Overclocking – reach faster speeds and higher capacities by just installing the memory, no adjustments in BIOS needed
  • Reliable – 100-percent factory tested

Price: $32.99
updated April 14, 2017 (best price)
SSD

SanDisk SSD PLUS 120GB Solid State Drive

  • Faster boot-up, shutdown, application load and response
  • Up to 20X faster than your old hard drive
  • Read/write speeds of up to: 530MB/s/400MB/s
  • Cool, quiet operation

Price: $44.99
updated March 4, 2017 (best price)
USB RISERS

GPU Powered Riser Adapter VER 006

  • 6 High Quality Solid Capacitors for reliable and safe power delivery
  • 50cm USB 3.0 extender cable enabling flexibility in the placement of your PCI-E devices
  • With SATA 15pin Male to MOLEX 4pin power cable for direct connection to your power supply reduces the power burden on your motherboard and ensures maximum compatibility with your power supply
  • Gold plated contacts for flawless connectivity and a long lifespan

Price: $48.95
updated April 14, 2017 (best price)
FRAME

As for the frame ill recommend to do it yourself, is not that hard. If you find the right materials and tools then you will not around 1-2 hours to build it and will const you around $50-$80. Check this tutorial!

But if you don’t want to build one, here are some ready made mining rig frames!

1stMiningRig FrameCrypto Monster rigOpen Air FrameFLOW 6.1

Support the blog by purchasing this mining rig open air frame case v3.0

  • Supports up to 6-7 GPUs & 2 power supplies
  • Strong and light-weight angled aluminum bars
  • Wooden sticks
  • Motherboard stand with plastic standoffs
  • Comes with screws for attaching your hardware
  • Extra 120mm fans support bar added
  • Footprint: 60cm long, 40cm wide, 30cm tall
  • Will be shipped assembled

Price: $90
updated April 14, 2017 (on sale)

6 GPU, Zcash (ZEC), Ethereum aluminum open air mining case

  • high quality aluminum alloy laser cut
  • designed to be assembled easily
  • accommodate any 2,5″ hard disks or SSD drives, any power supplies
  • 120 mm case fans and up to 6 graphic cards
  • Dimensions: – Width: 51,0 cm (20 inches) – Depth: 36,0 cm (14 inches) – Height: 37,5 cm (14,7 inches)
  • Shipping weight: 2.8 kilos (6,2 pounds)

Price: $170.50
updated April 14, 2017

GPU Mining Rig Open Air Frame Case and 6 V006C USB Risers ETH Zec Zcash Ethereum

  • x1 Deep In The Mines Open Air GPU Case
  • x6 Ver006 X1 to X16 PCI Risers
  • x1 Motherboard tray with 4 adhesive standoffs
  • Shipping weight: 3.5 kilos (8 pounds)

Price: $215.00
updated April 14, 2017

FLOW 6.1 GPU Mining Rig Open Air Frame Computer Case Chassis with 6 USB Risers

  • Supports up to 6 GPUs and 2 power supplies
  • Comes with 6 PCI-E 16x to 1x USB Powered Riser Kits
  • Strong, light-weight and high-quality black aluminum frame
  • Includes all needed screws for attaching your hardware: power supplies, GPUs, motherboard, and hard drives
  • Space economizing footprint: 14.5 inches wide, 11 inched deep, 21.5 inches high

Price: $224.95
updated April 14, 2017
Extra
Smart PlugDust blowerThermal PasteArctiCleanPower ButtonDell

TP-Link Smart Plug w/ Energy Monitoring

This smart plug is great because you can monitor energy usage (just like a regular energy meter) of your mining rig, and not only, if the miner gets stuck it can be restarted remotely via mobile app.

  • Monitor energy usage of any device plugged into the HS110 right from your phone
  • Turn electronics on or off from anywhere with your tablet or smartphone using the free Kasa app (Compatible w/ Android 4.1 or higher & iOS8 or higher)
  • Includes both ArctiClean 1 (30ml) and ArctiClean 2 (30ml)
  • Easy to use and install. Just plug a device into the Smart Plug and connect to your Wi-Fi network

Price: $39.13
updated April 14, 2017

Metro Datavac – electric dust cleaner/blower

  • Price For: Each Includes: Crevice Tool, Dusting Brush, Grounding Wrist Strap, (4) Micro Cleaning Tool Kit Series: DataVac Hz: 60 Filter Type: Foam Casters: No Watts: 500 Tank Material: Steel Air Flow: 70 cfm Standards: UL Power Cord Length: 12 ft. Height: 7-1/2″ Length: 6-3/4″ Drain: No Hose Dia.: 1-1/4″ Item: Computer/Electronics Duster
  • Peak HP: 0.75 Voltage: 120 Number of Motor Stages: 1 Amps: 4 Width: 4″ Country of Origin (subject to change): United States
  • ESD Safe Electric Duster

Price: $92.99
updated April 14, 2017

ARCTIC MX-4 Thermal Compound Paste

  • Better than Liquid Metal
  • Easy to Apply
  • Safe Application
  • High Durability
  • Value for Money

Price: $6.59
updated April 14, 2017

ArctiClean 60ml Kit

  • Better than Liquid Metal
  • One 60ml Kit
  • Includes both ArctiClean 1 (30ml) and ArctiClean 2 (30ml)
  • Easy to Use
  • Cleans heatsinks and other computer components in under a minute!

Price: $7.50
updated April 14, 2017

LAOMAO Desktop Computer Case Switch

  • Simple to install
  • 1 Years Warranty

Price: $8
updated April 14, 2017

Dell E178FP 17″ LCD Monitor

Price: $27.13
updated April 14, 2017

Hardware + Price Alerts
Mining hashrate results

Here are some results of mining hashrate per 1 Sapphire Nitro+ RX 470 4gb OC GPU (modded, overclocked) , note that i did not spent more then 2-3 minutes with each miner, so there may be better hashrate results.

If you get better performance, let me know so i can update.

ETH & ETCZEC & ZCLXMRPASCEXPDCRLBCUBQSIAKMD

Ethereum

Stock: 22.xx Mh/s

Modded BIOS & Overclock: 29.xx Mh/s

Ethereum Classic

Stock 22.xx Mh/s

Modded, Overclock, Undervolt 29.xx Mh/s

ZCash

Stock: 270 H/s

Modded: 330 H/s

Zclassic

Stock: 270 H/s

Modded: 330 H/s

Monero

Stock 630+ h/s

Modded 750 h/s

PascalCoin

Stock 550 Mh/s

mod 630 Mh/s

Expanse

Stock 22.xx

Mod 29.xx

Decred

Modded: 1,150 Mh/s

Lbry Credits

Modded 90 Mh/s

Ubiq

Modded: 26.xx Mh/s

Siacoin

1,000+ Mh/s

Komodo

Modded 280 H/s

The costs

Total costs (on amazon) is $1,968 , but if you signup to my price alert feature, you will be notified when a product is on sale. The best price that you can get for a full rig is around $1,670 , if you are going to build the frame then the costs will be around $1,530. If you are from USA/CA, then you are lucky, i think there are the best sales and prices.

Costs updated on April, 14 2017 for one mining rig with 6x Sapphire Nitro+ RX 470 4GB OC GPUs!

  • US/CA: $1,979 (1151)
  • EU: $2,273 (1151)

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  • Hannibal Smith

    How will the shift to PoW effect mining rig viability?

    Also, 2GB cards are toast for Ethereum. 4GB may not last as long as 2GB did.

    • Hey Hannibal, you talk about the Ethereum PoS ? Well once the switch there are more
      altcoins that are waiting to be mined like monero, zcash, zclassic,
      ubiq, decred etc..

      • Hannibal Smith

        Yeah, I meant PoS. Isn’t the trend to move away from mining and PoW for cryptocurrencies in general? And is there gonna be any point in mining tertiary coins that don’t offer anything innovative or new from each other?

  • flavio

    i’ve done some considerations…
    why don’t use more recent and same cost mobo and cpu…
    https://it.msi.com/Motherboard/Z170-A-PRO.html#hero-overview
    for example. 6 pci-e slots and more recent at same cost.
    what do you think?

    • Its because i am recommending what is 100% good, efficient and tested by many miners. If you want you can give it a try and let me know 🙂

  • NecroVirus

    Thank you for this amazing guide! I was hoping to use my mining rig as a spare gaming rig as well for company. Would it be possible to slap an i7 CPU and some more ram in there and call it a day?

    • Supports New 4th and 4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7/i5/i3/Xeon®/Pentium®/Celeron® Processors (Socket 1150)

      yes you can 😀

      • NecroVirus

        Awesome! Thanks!!

  • yocmen

    Hi, the motherboard is out of stock, can u recommend me another one??? thanks in advance.

  • alex o’

    Thanks for the great guide!
    I have couple questions about GPU though 🙂
    Why 470 and not 480?
    Does it make sense to go 8GB instead 4GB?
    Is Sapphire better than say Asus or XFX?
    Finally 🙂 Is Nitro+ better than just Nitro?
    Thanks!

  • Sardor

    Can you suggest some more mining hardware comparisation sites , cause it is hard to me find hash rate for the GPU , I found a lot of sites but they are not much accurate I think for example http://www.mininghwcomparison.com/list/index.php?brand=both Should I use for GPU Rx 480 Nitro+ or Rx 470 Nitro+ ? Can I achieve above mentioned result with Rx 480 Nitro+?

    • Hi @disqus_yGnCb3Tr2x:disqus modifying the BIOS and overcloking a 470 4gb, yes, you can achive the same hasrate as 480 8gb on ethereum, anyway you 480 you will have a better hasrate on dual and also on ethereum because it has much more memory..

      • Sardor

        Thank you , good blog on the internet right now 🙂

  • David Boure

    hi! very good job to synthetising!!!!! do you have a comparison between Sapphire Radeon NITRO+ Rx 480 8GB GDDR5 OC w/ backplate and xfx rx480 gtr black edition? i ask you that because i think xfx are the best cards…less hotter, more speed, less noise………can you comfirm me that please :)????

    • Hey @davidboure:disqus, i did not had the chance to test them, looks like this model also have the vbios switch.. is that correct ? What are your results with this card?

  • David Boure

    si vous avez d’autres choix pour les alim a qualité egale?,…..car la evga 1300 est plutot chere et dure a trouver……

  • David Boure

    sinon a la boutique du mineur

  • David Boure

    total 04/04/2017 environ 530 euros sans les gpu:
    – alim:189 dollars
    – carte maman:92 euros
    – processeur: 85 euros
    – ssd:56 euros
    – ram: 62 dollars
    – raizers: 44 euros

  • Carlos Fernandez

    the psu corsair hx1200i is good?

  • Branson Dumayas

    is there still an update coming up? Interested in getting a mining rig soon and want the best info because i am a noob and could do the research…. but this seems pretty nice and updated so i’ll stick with it. Also, if I don’t have to pay electricity are there any parts that would be good to uprgade?

    • Working on it right now, adding more alternatives for gpu’s, motherboards, cpu’s etc.. and few more useful things 🙂

  • Joel

    Dear Ciprian, thank you for your posts.

    I’ve actually this rig but changing GPU and CPU but when i’m installing, this problem come:
    https://gyazo.com/c3ec20dc4454cf4aa22a552cc15ebc8c

    Now, I’ve connect it but nothing happens, and still have the same problem:

    https://gyazo.com/706a298f76c764640fa95409b2d803b0

    Do u have a idea what can be happening?

    Thank for your time!

    • Hi, basically this mobo has only one molex where to plug.. have you tried with a different molex? maybe is something wrong with that.. make sure the pins are ok! From this view looks like there is a lot of space between the molex and connector, maybe push it a little more? let me know..

      Also if you have powered risers there is no need to power up the mobo.. hmm

      • Joel

        Finally there’s nothing. I mean, I just had to install everything and then it works… hahaha my fault, thank for your time!

  • To everyone following this post, it will be updated today with lots of other options or alternatives! Also i have included few more things that every rig must have! Stay close!

  • renteria2011

    Hello, Wich one is better Rx 470 4GB or 8G?

    • both, depends on the price you can get! if the price is close the go with 8gb

  • flavio

    nice update. Ciprian you are number one!!

  • Christian Ulirsch

    If the GPUs only use 80w, even if I had 7 of them they would only use 560w. Why do I need 2 power supplies?

    • That is based on GPU-z, but everyone knows that it is showing the info a bit different, actually the power per card is somewhere 100w-130w depends on what you mine.

      For example 6x RX 480 8GB rig on dual minining ETH+DCR using claymore v9.0 the total power consumption is 1040w.

      Another example with 5x rx 470 4gb is 850w

      If the rigs were not dual, the consumption it will be 700w-750w

      Anyways, is always good PSU with extra power!

      • Christian Ulirsch

        Ok, thanks for the info.

      • Christian Ulirsch

        Also, would you recommend dual mining? I know I want to mine ETH, but if I can increase profitability on the rig that would be great. If so, what would be best to dual mine with ETH?

  • Helder Pereira

    Nice post ….Thank you guys,…

  • Rafael Pinhao

    Can i put 2 diferents gpu’s running in the same rig?

    Exem: one 470 and other 480

  • Alexander Lazo
    • @disqus_9kfxsMXg2s:disqus, i always intend to buy Nitro+ & OC !

  • Nate Tunningley

    What power source do you recommend?

    • Any of those recommended above, if you have 7 GPUs then go with 2x 750w!

  • Rocky

    Hey man whats the best set up if i have free electricity x6 rx 470, 480? or may 380 or 390? whats the best cost-effective with free electricity?

    • Id still go with 480s or 470s, wait a bit more for more tests regarding the new 570s and 580s, as i read till now those cards drain more power, maybe there is a reason for that but until today no improvements (yet)..

  • darkvadur

    If accounting only the performances, how about 3GB 1060’s instead? they score well in various coins, not bad for eth and are cheap. i want to build a 2x5cards mine. or maybe 5×470 and 5×1060..
    3GB 1060 and 4gb 470 are ok for mining? MEmory space don’t seems much used, because the 6GB abd 8GB version cost more :/

  • Dendy Oktavian

    Does CPU and Mainboard selection affect speed? 😀
    can I use 2 PSU EVGA 750w? because EVGA 1300w does not exist in my country 😛

    • No, it wont affect the speed! 🙂 Yes, you can use dual PSU liek EVGA 750w are really good! I have seen people using it with no issue, nayway be careful with it, make sure you power it with 1 molex cable that cable should not have anything else attached and maybe you can use it with up to 2 GPUs..

      • Dendy Oktavian

        Thanks you for the great guide :*

  • Yusuf Shaaban

    Thank you for your great tutorials, it is indeed number 1 in the mining field so far. I hope that you give us your opinion considering the new series RX5xx and finally i need your advice considering the available GPUs on the market , what can be a replacement for the sapphire nitro+ RX480 8G ? to give the same hash rate after being overclocked ? and do you recommend buying MSI GPUs or Asus ?

    • Hey @yusufshaaban:disqus, i am happy that my tutorials are helpful! I am actually working on a nice article about the new 500 series, it should be ready very soon! As an alternative you can try MSI RX 480 8GB Gaming X, those are also very good and can reach 30mh/s, i will add them on this list later today, i was about to do it earlier but i was busy with the 500 series one:) Also MSI RX 470 4GB Gaming X are very good!

      • Yusuf Shaaban

        Thanks for your time and effort. So, regardless of the model of the GPU , it can have a modified Bios to increase it’s hash rate ? i mean that it would not differ if it was RX 470 4G or 8G ? Msi or Sapphire ? Because i am in the middle of a process of buying 9 MSI cards RX 470 8G , and i had to be sure that it can have a modified bios because it’s stock hashrate ( as you know) is only 22.xx MH/s, and that is a small number compared to the sapphire nitro+.
        Thanks again for your precise and great work you have done on your site and KEEP IT UP

        • rx 470 4gb sapphire or msi will have 22.xx mh on stock, with modified bios will have 24-25 mhs and overclocked 29-29.7mh/s (this is what i get)

          rx 480 8gb sapphire or msi will have 24.xx on stock, with modified bios will have 26-27 and overclocked 29-30 mh/s

          This also applies to 470 8gb or 480 4gb! At least for ethereum / ethash!

          Note that all this depends of what memory your cards will have!

  • Andreas V. Vogt

    Thanks a lot for the great tuturial! Can you tell me if 4GB ram per rig (6 GPUs each) is enough or better go for more? Thanks in advance.

  • Shaon

    I am using this (http://www.adata.com/en/specification/75) psu, can you suggest me how many sapphire rx 480 8gb nitro+ oc (modified rom) i can connect with this?

    • Yes, it should be enough.. i use a corsair 1200w and is good!

  • Candi Crush

    If you have cheap electricity then go with R9 290. base clock 947 mhz gives you 26.5 MH/s and if you have OC edition like Power Colour PCS it gives you 29.4 MH/s i have checked it my self on 25 of April 2017.

  • Novan Webster

    Ciprian V is there any chance I can PM or skype or something like that? I would like to ask a few questions if possible and thanks again for this amazing tutorial!

  • ssbb_me

    What is your power consumption for single RX480 GPU? Do you think Corsair 1200W will be enough for 6x build?

    • Hi @ssbb_me:disqus, (on dual) non undevrvolted is around 1100w, undervolted 950w, mining ethereum only the consumption will be much lower around 850w with undervolt.

      • ssbb_me

        Looks great for me, thanks!

  • Christian Ulirsch
    • Yes is good but note that there is no bios switch.

      • Christian Ulirsch

        So I would not be able to mod?

        • Yes it is, but i only recommend the ones with bios switch for beginners.. if something goes wrong while the bios is programmed then is very easy to get the card back up..

  • Ian Kevin Yumul

    Hi. Do you need to change some settings in Bios before running 6 or 7gpu? Thank you!

    • Not really, but maybe depends on motherboard..

  • Sonny Karan

    Awesome, Amazing. Can’t wait to finish my first rig and send a 6-pack your way. 🙂

    Quick question in regards to Memory for MSI Z170A Gaming Pro Carbon Motherboard LGA 1151 MOBO, which one is it?

    Kingston HyperX FURY Black 4GB 2133MHz DDR4 CL14 DIMM – Blue – 1151 Socket

    or

    Kingston HyperX Fury 4GB 1333MHz

    Thanks in advance …and you are amazing!!!

    • Hi @SonnyKaran:disqus, the one you should get is the Kingston HyperX FURY Black 4GB 2133MHz DDR4 CL14 DIMM – Blue – 1151 Socket

      • Sonny Karan

        Thank you. You Rock!!!

  • Faw HQ

    Yeah Interesting guide i also made my own rig with some cheap stuffs from this unknown person its working just awesome.

    • You don’t say Sherlock ? 🙂 stop spamming dude.. please!

  • graycatgrahat

    Any recommendations on using M.2 SSD drives over normal SSD? Boot might be faster but not a huge benefit as any rig setup wont be rebooted that often. Has anyone tested one that could report back on power usage or speed improvements?

    • Hi @graycatgrahat:disqus, it will not increase mining performance.. just a faster boot 🙂

      • graycatgrayhat

        One more question, in regards to motherboard BIOS settings and usage. Have you found any manufacturer’s BIOS to have any major advantages or a preferred BIOS?

        • Nope, did not had any major problems with all the boards i used..

  • Rene Feiertag

    Hi

    1.)did u know hashrate from rx 480 8gb red devil and watt consume with 6 of them ?
    2.)when i run 6 time rx 480 is the 1200 watt psu enough? (dualmode)

    • Hi, i did not really tested the red devils, but yes 1200w psu is enoug, with not undervolt it will consume 1100 or something

      • Rene Feiertag

        ty 4 answer i dont make any risk and buy nitro oc, but there so expensive 316 $ oO

        Can u tell me about the “Time Bomb” in eth mining ? or can u tell me what can also mine else like eth after eth switch to pos =?

        atm i mine dual eth and pasc is there an other option 4 dualmining like

        **** and pasc?

        • You can choose to mine ETC.. or any other coin that is profitable..

  • yocmen

    Hi, where can i buy the

    Sapphire Radeon NITRO+ RX 480 8GB OC??? i buy 2 from amazon (max allowed per 1 person) where can i find the others 4???? online shop please, help me, thanks.

    • Have you tried on local shops or other online shops ?

  • Christian

    with all the options. What would be the ultimate mix and match set up? Don’t think price, electricity or anything else… just pretend you have 10,000$ to make a rig. Pls advise

    • Hi, hmm i will go with 470 4gb nitro+ oc 🙂 but if there is not a big price difference then i will go with 480 8gbs!

      • Christian

        I am so out my league here. Can you pm me ?

        • cannot pm you here 😀 contact me on contact page 🙂

          • Christian

            Over the weekend I spoke to a friend who can help me with set up. I also read your tutorial so it answered most of my questions. With the 480 gbs set up how much ETH would you be able to mine per day?? Thanks for all your help!_!

  • Antenor Froes

    the max gpu one psu can support is 6 ? even if we undervolt to 80watt each gpu ? also, i have the follow psu https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/OCZ/FTY550W/ think it might support 2 rx470 on 80w, according to gpuz ?

    • If you mine Ethereum only yes, it can hold two gpu, maybe on dual too but well undervolted and underclocked..

      • Antenor Froes

        how much you think it can support if undervolted something between 80w and at 29mh ? can go ahead at 4 gpus maybe ? sorry for the questions.

  • Ravenclaw

    Hello

    I just bought the B250 F Asus Motherboard and Connected 6x RX480 to the Motherboard to Mine Ethereum, and will soon be investing 120,000 USD more into 64 Rigs which will be working out of a cold storage warehouse. The Problem I am getting is the B250F recognizes the 6 GPUs but….. It is showing Code 12 in 4 of them and only 2 are at working Capacity. Code 12 is insufficient resources.

    If you would be able to suggest any alternatives for the above motherboard . Should I change the motherboard if so which one cause most of the motherboards I requested were out of stock which leaves me with the x99 chipset which will ruin my ROI.

    Ciprian I will pay you to consult me. 50 dollars an hour on skype or fb messenger. Pls add me fb id email : abhayjeety5@gmail.com

    • Rene Feiertag

      switch the PCI-E to Gen 2.0 or Gen 1.0 and dram to 3.5 GB?
      i also read about that this mainboard have an new bios update

      • Ravenclaw

        Hi can we talk on fb messenger? I have switched the pci e to gen 1.0 from auto. And dont see any option for dram.

        • Rene Feiertag

          Did you update Your BIOS from mobo? Y we can Talk Over fb msg But my english are not so Good its not my Mother language

          • Ravenclaw

            Hey Add me here fb id email – abhayjeety5@gmail.com

            Don’t worry man English is not my mother tongue too xD

            Also read my answer to ciprian and tell me what you think about it !

    • Pascal Bobby Konezciny

      Hi, i prefer the ASRock H81 PRO BTC R2.0 LGA 1150. I dont have any issues connecting the rx 480 to the mobo. I just ordered 2 more of them.

      Cheers

      • Ravenclaw

        Hi Thanks for replying Please read my reply to ciprian and tell me what you think of it.

    • Hi,

      Here is what i found:

      1. First try to update motherboard BIOS to latest version
      2. Change PCI-e speed to GEN1
      3. check this image: https://us.v-cdn.net/5021640/uploads/editor/as/nnkk3ad1fh6p.jpg

      (Also check user manual maybe the motherboard doesn’t allow all PCI lanes to be used at the same time)

      I would highly recommend ASRock H81 PRO BTC R2.0, it is a plug and play board, made for this type of activity :), you wont waste time debugging etc..

      Let me know what you got!

      • Ravenclaw

        Hey Ciprian

        First of all Thank you for replying. I have got 4 of the GPUs at working capacity. The way I did it ? Well Clean installed Win 10, Plugged in the first card, then shut it down and plugged in the second card and repeated this 4 times. However the fifth time, the computer refuses to start. The screen stays blank so I switched off the PSU directly and restarted the system, it booted up but the 4 Cards were showing Error Code 12 : Insufficient Resources, and only one was at working capacity. I have tried changing the PCIe Modes from Gen 1.0 to 2.0 and Auto. The motherboard just won’t take those extra 2 cards. BIOS is already latest version.

        Also I know about the Asrock H81 PRO BTC R2.0, it is not available in India anywhere currently. I have a supplier who agreed to supply me 35 Boards by the end of May but at a price of $240 USD per Board or approximately 15,500 INR.

        I am taking delivery of 100 Sapphire Nitro Plus RX580 Cards and 100 Sapphire Pulse RX580 Graphic Cards day after tomorrow. Is it a wise decision? or should I stick with RX480? Cause the supplier says he has tested the RX580 and gives out 29-31 MH/s out of the box!

        Also pls can we talk on fb messenger? This project is driving me mad… I got 120000 USD in hand and getting stuck at trivial steps.

        fb email ID : abhayjeety5@gmail.com

    • Zeonae onlin

      Be careful ETH is going PoS at the end of this year!

  • Nate Tunningley

    Do you have a tutorial on how to put this together?

  • Bartosz Nowacki

    Can i please ask the Sapphire NITRO+ RX 470 OC they ar aout off stock in UK most.
    If i buy this one

    XFX
    Radeon RX 470 RS Black Edition 4096MB

    i can moded bios all tourial like u ? or must be Sapphire mark ? At discription xfx show 110 W power cons…

    • You cannot use the same bios, what you can do is to copy the differences and save the bios then flash it.

  • ömer çakıcı

    Hi @ciprianpt:disqus Thanks for telling your experience. I wonder that how much do you earn(approx.) daily in Ethereum?

  • Pascal Bobby Konezciny

    !Just for Information!

    I just tried the ASUS STRIX RX 480 O8G GAMING (8GB, High End). out the box i have 25mh *Edit: ETH*. I will edit the post when i found a good bios mod. Thx and happy mining

  • NLP86

    Hey, your blog is very helpfull, thanks for your service 🙂
    One question: have you heard around about some Z270 mobo compatible? Just to get the latest chipset and get a long life 🙂

  • leshik

    Hi, could you please clarify about PSUs? You noted that power consumption is about 70-80w per GPU which results in 490-560w for 7xGPUs rig (plus ~200w for MB & CPU I believe). Why do we need 2x750w PSUs?

    • Hi, 70-80w is what GPU-z that means around 100-120w

      Here is my power consumption for system only, ehereum only and dual for rx nitro+ 470 4gb oc modded bios, downclocked and undervolted

      140w default
      240w Ethereum only
      263w Ethereum + Decred

      Let’s say i have 130w per GPU, for 5 GPUs on this system the power consumption is 840w if ill add a new GPU then ill have around 950w – 970w.

      This is all about how good the cards are undervolted and downcloked..

      Also the new 500 series consume much power so i guess will be needed a 1300w psu for sure.

  • Yuchen Feng

    MSI 170A gaming pro has 7 pcie slots, does that mean you can run 7 cards on it ?

  • Yuchen Feng

    Just bought rx 580 asus oc and msi. Where should I submit the report

  • Nate Tunningley

    Is it worth while to just wait for the 470s to get back in stock in the US or is there another card(of similar price range) that I can get?

    • Hi, i don’t think the 400s will be in stoc anymore, those are no longer produced because the 500 seriers are out. But if you find them, go buy them asap.. also nitro+ rx 470 8gb oc are good

      • Nate Tunningley

        I have the 470s 4gb on back order and are supposed to ship by June. The 470s 8gb are also out of stock. So I guess waiting is the name of the game

        • Yeah.. how many were you able to get?

          • Nate Tunningley

            6 !

  • Timothy Diaz

    The only thing you missed is the OS. Win 10 isnt free. But otherwise I’m following this and making my own rig based on this one. I would personally suggest spending a bit more on a single PSU. But that is just me.

    • Yep, i also prefer single PSU, EVGA 1300w is the best choice..

      • Timothy Diaz

        How did you power the risers? I’m thinking about getting risers that have a 6 pin slot on them on them and powering them directly into the 8 pin in my PSU. I can power two risers this way as the cords that come with my PSU have two 6 pin split on them. Do you think that would work?

        • If you have enough pcie cables then yes, with one cable you can power one gpu and one riser. evga 1300w has enough cables for that..

          • Timothy Diaz

            Right on! I think I will power two risers with one 8 pin, and power each GPU separately. I have 9 8 pin slots on my PSU

      • RDL

        Hi Ciprian, I’m also prefer single PSU. It’s easily.

        Is Corsair HX1200i 1200w also enough for 6 RX580?

        • It should be but the evga has enough pcie cables for all 6 gpus

  • Nika Kandiashvili

    Sapphire Radeon NITRO+ Rx 470 has many bad reviews on amazon. what is the reason?

    • Not sure why.. depends what for 🙂 for mining is excellent..

  • Nolberto Montiel

    hey dude i love your blog . just one question i have a 1600w bitmain psu that i dont use any more so i want to know if there any problem for use it on a 7x 470 gpu im from venezuela sorry the terrible english

    • Hi, basically it should not be any problem with that.. do you have all the cables for motherboard ? or you want to just power the gpus ?

  • mandelbro

    Hello,
    Please suggest me another psu model (other than EVGA SuperNOVA 750 G2 80+ GOLD 750W Power Supply) for 7gpu mining.

    • Josh Meckel

      I just posted something that may help you. Most professionally built rigs have HP server power supplies instead of gaming computer ones. Then you use a cheap 400w computer power supply to run your mobo and risers. I bought a 450w PS yesterday for 20 bucks on sale at newegg 🙂

      • mandelbro

        ok, could you please suggest me one? I have gaming motherboard. How can I used it?

  • Nate Tunningley

    Amazon has the Sapphire 11266-14-20G Radeon NITRO+ RX 570 4GB GDDR5 DUAL HDMI / DVI-D / DUAL DP card in stock on the 20th which 3 weeks earlier than the 470 for $210 should I go with these or are the 470s still better?

  • Shaon

    help needed….
    Hello. I got an issue with my mb asusz170 pro gaming not able to detect more then 4 gpu. How many gpu can support MSI Z170A Gaming Pro Carbon Motherboard LGA 1151.

    • Hi, have you updated the bios ? followed my review?

      • Shaon

        Update the bios today, still Not working. when i add 5th gpu. it is not able to detect keyboard and system reset..

  • Michael Pieyns

    hi
    i buy all the configuration of the 7 gpu only the ram is a gskill, when i start the rig i have no signal with hmdi , someone can help me ?`

    • Make sure you have all the cables connected, also HDMI should be in the card that is connected with the 16x PCIe slot.

      • Michael Pieyns

        Thank you for your reply! Everything is connected as you say and the motherboard lights up as well as the graphics card but my TV Lg has no signal so no picture but it receives a signal from the hdmi. I do not understand !

        • can make some photos with everything and also maybe you can record for few seconds when you power up the rig

  • akashefi12

    Great write up! Thanks a ton!!

    So I’m putting together my first rig with the Corsair HX1200i as you suggested, 6 sapphire rx480 with powered risers and it looks like there are only 4 more 6 pin inputs into the PSU to power the six graphics cards?? How can I power all 6 GPUs with only 4 more 6 pin inputs?

    Thanks again,
    AK

    • Hey @akashefi12:disqus , you can use two pcie cables to power two separated gpus, 1 gpu per pcie cable, like first two and with the other two pcie cables power 4 cards, 2 gpus per pcie cable.

      • Demetris

        what? can you explain this a bit further please?

  • Sonny Karan

    Can you please suggest the right CPU and memory cards for ASUS PRIME Z270-A LGA1151 DDR4 DP HDMI DVI M.2 USB 3.1 Z270 ATX Motherboard.

    thank you so much.

    • I already added it in the recommended parts, check for 1151 socket one 🙂

  • Akuma

    Hi,
    You are a great!!!! Top guide!!!
    I’m starting to build my first rig, could you please advice if the following configuration is ok?

    Intel CPU Pentium G4400 1151 (3.3GHz)
    Sapphire Nitro+ Radeon RX470 8GB GDDR5
    MSI Z170 A Gaming Pro Carbon
    EVGA SuperNOVA GQ PSU 850W
    HyperX Fury 8gb RAM
    SSD 120gb

    I plan to start first with 1 GPU and then add others 2/3 only later.
    Is it ok as configuration?
    My concern are regarding the graphic card (Sapphire 470 nitro+ 8gb is ok?) and the PSU (enough 850W the power)???

    Thanks a lot for your help!!!!

    • Hi, yes the 470 nitro+ 8gb is a good card, i also have posted a bios for that. ans for the 850w psu you can get in there around 4 gpus, if you want to add 3 more you will need to get another psu 🙂

      • Akuma

        Hi,
        Great!!, Thanks for your answer.
        Since i didn’t buy yet the GPU and I found all these cards, Sapphire Rx 470+ 8gb is still the best???
        What I could choose is (In my country all of the following cards have almost the same price, that’s why i’m a bit confused):

        MSI Radeon RX 470 8GB GDDR5 256bit PCIe (RX 470 GAMING X 8G)
        Sapphire Nitro+ Radeon RX470 8GB GDDR5
        XFX AMD RX 470 RS 4GB GDDR5
        Sapphire AMD RX 470 8GB GDDR5 NITRO
        Sapphire AMD RX 470 4GB GDDR5 NITRO
        GIGABYTE Radeon RX 470 G1 Gaming 4GB GDDR5 256bit PCIe (GV-RX470G1 GAMING-4GD)

        ASUS Radeon RX 480 8GB GDDR5 256bit PCIe (ROG STRIX-RX480-O8G-GAMING)
        SAPPHIRE Radeon RX 480 NITRO+ 4GB GDDR5 256bit PCIe (11260-02-20G)
        GIGABYTE Radeon RX 480 G1 Gaming 8GB GDDR5 256bit PCIe (GV-RX480G1 GAMING-8GD)
        ASUS Radeon RX 480 4GB GDDR5 256bit PCIe (DUAL-RX480-O4G)
        XFX Radeon RX 480 RS 8GB GDDR5 256bit PCIe (RX-480P8LFB6)
        ASUS Radeon RX 480 8GB GDDR5 256bit PCIe (DUAL-RX480-O8G)
        MSI Radeon RX 480 4GB GDDR5 256bit PCIe (RX 480 GAMING X 4G)

        What do you think? which one would be the best choice for mining?
        If i decide to double mining would it work well?

        Thanks a lot in advance!!!!

        • Get the Sapphire Nitro+ ones, 470 4gb/8gb or 480 8gb.

  • Fedya Skitsko

    Do you know with which RAM brand RX 580 Sapphire Nitro+ Limited Edition (11265-00-40G) comes with? Thanks @ciprianpt:disqus

    • Fedya Skitsko

      And Pulse? 🙂

    • Not yet unboxed 😀

  • Arn_Thor

    By various estimates eth mining will yield about 600-900USD with your 6 card rig (at current exchange rate). All well and good. But what expectations do you have for yield in 6 to 12 months as mining gets more difficult? The effort has increased by 30% a month for quite some time now, which means any gains flatten dramatically.
    Not asking to be a critic, I’d love to set up my own rig. Just wondering how you square that circle?

    • Andrzej Michalski

      I’m trying to calculate the same issue. You need to look at the hashrate charts for the coin type you intend to mine. Ethereum has risen fairly linearly over the last 3 months. However, if you take into account the rising value of Ethereum it seems that the ROI should be pretty constant.

      The one question I have is whether there is a linear correlation between number of GPU’s in a single chassis and the overall system MH’s rate…

  • floki86

    Hi @Ciprian V. your post has been really enlighten. Please i would like to know if the below motherboard is good and what GPU is best for it. cheers
    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/MSI-Z170A-Gaming-M5-ATX-Motherboard-Intel-Z170-DDR4-LGA1151-Socket-B-O-/262991624336?hash=item3d3b85b890:g:9xkAAOSwo4pYdR5f

    • Hi, yes it is good, i think you will have to get a skylake cpu for this to make i work properly. any gpu 🙂

      • floki86

        Thanks for the info. i am pretty much a beginner scavenging the most effective parts. I would really appreciate it if you can guide me through the parts i should buy with a reasonable price and to mine multiple coins.

  • Jacob Shively

    Hey Ciprian. First off huge shout out for all the help and guidance in your tutorials. My first few days of mining will be to your ETH address for sure! I was just wondering what cards you would suggest now that pretty much all the 470’s and 480’s are claimed. Has there been much bench marking of the 500 series? If so what are your thoughts on their abilities to overclock/undervolt for mining? Thanks again!

  • Josh Meckel

    Time to update again. The 470/480 cards are totally out of stock everywhere. Even 580 series are out of stock or over priced. I am looking used but those are spendy too.

    • Horaciux

      I found Sapphire Ati Radeon Rx 580 Pulse 4gb (overpriced) in stock at local store. Not sure about power consuption nor MHs deliver. Do you have any information about this cards?

      • Josh Meckel

        It has about a 15% increase in energy usage without an increase in mining rate. Most stores are even out of the 580s because people are so damn desperate to build rigs. I hope bitcoin drops a bit so the demand is lower.

    • sora adonis

      same here. i cant find any stores carrying gpu. all on back orders 🙁

      • Josh Meckel

        I was able to order 4 470s on amazon last week but since then they are all out of stock. They said 1-4 weeks before shipping so I may or may not get them. Time will tell.

        • sora adonis

          I was able to score 2 cards from canada computers and one from NCIX. arriving within a week.

    • Harley

      For the 580 series, are they better or worse? It might be worth buying even if overprized.

      • You can’t find the 400s anyway so yeah.. currently the 500s are the best.

    • John Croucher

      I agree, time for an update.
      I can’t find any Radeon RX 480, RX 470, RX 570, RX 580 in-stock.
      What are the other options? GeForce GTX 1060 or GeForce GTX 1070? They seem expensive for the hash rate.

      • Josh Meckel

        I have been able to get 4 470/480 and one 580 on ebay for 160-250 each. The 580 was an open box new one for $160. Definitely the best deal I got so far. I also picked up a 290 and 390. They do use a lot more energy so they are not ideal.

        • Masrur Izzat

          which one is better for roi rx470/480 or 1070?

  • Josh Meckel

    Also, please update with using the HP 1200w power supplies instead of the overpriced gaming ones. For 50 bucks(25 for power supply and 25 for breakout board) you have a bad ass 1200w power supply. Here is an example of the power supply. http://www.ebay.com/itm/351828539161?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

    Here is an example of the breakout board. http://www.ebay.com/itm/252775891683?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
    About a $200 savings and server power supplies are beasts! Also, if you ever have a problem, only $25 to replace 🙂

  • sora adonis

    Hi. This site is awesome and thank you for being so engaging with the
    audience. I’m new to the crypto world so I decided to give mining a try
    since I do need a secondary computer that’s safe to stake and mine
    coins instead of a gaming laptop due to customization abilities of a
    desktop. Below is my pick to start off so far:

    – MSI Radeon RX 570 Gaming
    – AMD FX-6300 Six Core
    – Kingston HyperX Fury Memory Black 16GB 2X8GB DDR3-1600
    – EVGA SUPERNOVA 750 G1 80 PLUS GOLD
    – Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB SATA3 7200RPM 64MB Cache 3.5in
    – ADATA Ultimate SU800 128GB 3D Nand 2.5IN SATA III SSD
    – MSI 970A Gaming Pro Carbon ATX AM3+ 970/SB950 DDR3 SATA3

    My reasons why my set up is like that:

    – Use to the fullest potential:

    – GPU/CPU mining

    – HDD mining

    – RAM and CPU for staking wallets (some take a lot of RAM/CPU power)

    Is my set up good for reasons stated above and in your opinion which coins are profitable to mine currently (a list)?

    I appreciate your feedback 🙂

    • Hi, looks good… the only thing i think is too much are the rams, maybe 8gb will be enough 🙂

      • sora adonis

        Thank you Ciprian V 🙂 In your opinion, which dual mining pair is best right now and if Ethereum goes POS end of year then which other pairs can be utilize?

        • maybe ETC 🙂

          • sora adonis

            Thanks for your thoughts 🙂

      • sora adonis

        Thank you. You’re awesome!

    • Iris Mijares

      you can run 6 GPUS In this MSI Extreme Gaming AMD 970 AM3+ DDR3 USB 3.1 ATX ?

  • Slick Parkwood

    I found and ordered 6 Sapphire Radeon 470 Nitro 4g. They are not the “+” designation. Will I still be able to use these for a rig ? Or did I make a costly mistake ?? Please Help, & thank you so much for this guide Ciprian. Truly, thank you..

    • Hi, if the cards are Nitro non plus then most likely the memory wont me Samsung, maybe Hynix, Elpida or Micron. But should be ok 🙂

  • Diego Primo

    Guys, I need alternative to EVGA SuperNOVA 750 G2 80 in 7GPU, because in my country (Brazil) this PSU is impossible to find =x ….which other is better?

    • Look for anything that is certificated 80+ gold that have at least 3 PCIe cables 🙂

      • Diego Primo

        Ciprian, I foud these options: EVGA 750W G3 (the seller put today, i think this solve my problem o/), Corsair HX750i, EVGA 750 P2, Corsair RM750i, Corsair RM750X and EVGA 750GQ (these last two is almost 2/3 of the price of the others).

        Is better go with EVGA 750W G3, right?

        • yes EVGA 750w g3 is good , Is an updated version of g2 as I know

          • Iris Mijares

            x 2 Antec HCG-900 is good?

          • if it is 80+ gold with at least 3 pcie and 2 molex cables then it should be ok. never tested it tho

  • Pierre Lebeau

    hi guys , i heard dat they dont produce those cards anymore SAPPHIRE RADEON NITRO+ RX 470 4GB OC is it true ? it seems dat they are out of stock everywhere

  • Bit Miner

    I have the ud3 motherboard —– is there an option to enable 6 cards in bios… I crash frequently then will have to clean install windows… please help….

    • Caliph Khan

      try setting your operating system’s virtual memory to 20gb

  • Neomar Moreno

    Hello Ciprian greetings, first of all thank you for the guide. I have a question, is it possible to use the computer normally while mine? I would like to be able to use it for normal tasks. What do you recommend me? Thanks

    • Not really.. ill recommend a dedicate machine for normal task and one for mining. :

      • Neomar Moreno

        Thanks, what other video card do you recommend to mine? In my case I do not pay light. Rx are sold out everywhere

  • cbits

    Thanks for sharing pretty good informations in here.
    I can’t find thoose hardwares anywhere.
    Then i am thinking what is the best alternatives for thats?

  • Harley

    ETH wont be worth mining since of POS (Proof of stake) so the next best thing to mine is Monero or Zcash.

    Zcash earns $16 in coin a day according to your numbers with 6 GPUs while Monero earns $7. So I guess Zcash it is!

  • john

    This site is great, here I found a lot of information to set up my rig, in fact I am already setting up and I started buying the motherboard first, but now I have a problem it is difficult to get the rx480 or rx580 graphics card, please could you advise me to choose Another card with similar benefits.
    Thank you all for your time.

  • Usman Haider

    if i make this set up how much i can earn in one month i live in uk , how much time it will take for mining one ethereum

  • Giovanni Forastieri

    If I want to build a 3 GPU rig, which motherboard + chip would you recommend me?

  • Giovanni Forastieri

    Which motherboard + chip would you recommend me if I am building only 3*RX480 GPU rig?

  • Pieter

    Hi there!!

    Since everyone is on the rig building train these days, it is pretty hard to find any parts. I expect 6 x AORUS Radeon™ RX580 XTR 8GB cards some time this week or the next. I just need some info on compatible motherboards. I can get my hands on an MSI Z270-A Pro but I need to establish whether it will be able to successfully boot with the 6 GPU’s.

    Does anyone know of any BIOS mods and whether this motherboard is compatible with 6 of those cards?

    Thanks for the great guide!!

  • Caliph Khan

    Hi Caprian, please suggest if I can run 6 GPU rig on this board? https://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards/Z170-P/

    or this
    https://www.asus.com/Motherboards/H170-PLUS-D3/

    • never tested one of those but i have seen that the Z170-P should work.,.

      • Caliph Khan

        Thank you so much for your reply 🙂

      • Caliph Khan

        Your blog is super helpful!

  • jose

    hi ciprian. ive manage to buy some rx 580: 8 gb version ( 3 Sapphire, 3 XFX) and and 6 x 4 gb version. Question is, will i have issue if i mix same GPU with different size/type of ram? appreciate your help!

  • LedgendTrust

    Not hard for me to get 480s or 470s, little over $200 so cheaper than Amazon as well. For 8GB MSI Armor cards I’m quite happy

    • Umm… lucky you.. from ?

      • LedgendTrust

        I live in Asia, where they make them pretty much. 🙂

        • oh.. send some here :))

          • LedgendTrust

            Hah sure, crazy thing is… literally 2 days after writing this the prices went up like $150 and almost can’t find any 480/470s now.
            I might sell my small stock on Ebay well see xD

        • Giuseppe P.

          Hey, are there any online shops that sell them that cheap perhaps? Would be cool if you could share.. or how do you get them? Thanks.

          • LedgendTrust

            I have a local tech shop/repair place here so I have connections with a lot of the suppliers in the area. Not much in the way of online shops, and the ones there are only sell locally 😛

  • Shafraz

    If I want to use this setup for 8GPU cards on a single rig, is that possible?

    For starters I see I will need a compatible motherboard and perhaps a better PSU / Server PSU.

    But apart from that, is there anything else that I should be aware of? Any word of caution?

    When I Google up, I don’t see many 8GPU setups. Most go with 6 at most… Is my observation correct? If so, any idea why mostly 6?

    Btw, great blog!

    • Hi @disqus_kKzFVL4JLI:disqus , for the PSU you can get 2x evga 850w , will handle 4 gpus for sure, but must be underclocked and undervolted to have a low power consumption (dual mining).

      Most of the motherboards are made to work with 6 or 7 gpus, adding m2 pcie slot or any adapter is a bit risky but is should work..

  • Victor

    Hi Ciprian,

    can I go with MSI Z170A Gaming Pro Carbon Motherboard for 8 gpu RX580 with M.2 PCI adapter? Or Asus Prime Z270-A is better solution?

    Thank you in advance.

  • mhminer

    So I purchased the Z97 Extreme4 as its touted as a 6 gpu motherboard, but I can’t get windows to recognize more than 5, and the mining application crashes when trying to run. I disabled USB3/onboard sound/set pcie 3 and 5 to gen1. How did you get this board to run 6 gpu?

    • Caliph Khan

      did you set your operating system’s virtual memory to 20gb?

      • mhminer

        I did set it to 16gb min as per claymore. The above link was the magic ticket (how to get 6x 5XX gpus on win 10). Is 20 better for the gpu count?

    • are you running 6x 500s ?

  • Antoni

    Hi Admin,

    I am new here and have a question:
    Can we mine ET, ETC, ZCash and Monero with “Sapphire RX 480 8GB GDDR5”? There is no “NITRO+” model here in my area.
    If yes, at what hash rate for each altcoin?

    • Yes you can mine, same as the nitro+ the difference is memory type which is not that good but in the end those can reach a nice hashrate

      • Antoni

        Can you please advice how can I with nice hash? Sorry for asking but I am new in mining!
        Another question: As you may know ET will switch to POS before end of this year. I was told that after ET, we can not mine other altcoin such as ETC, ZCash and Monero with this graphic card because of difficulty. Can you please give some advice what we can do with that GPU of ET switch to POS?

  • dragonhater slayer (xdragonhat

    Hey i like this guide but can you update it or if you dont have time just send me a mail what you recommend for an ethereum mining rig right now.

  • LiteBit

    Because some of the hardware (motherboards, psu) is not always easily available here in Europe, I was thinking of the following setup for the base :

    1) Motherboard: https://www.asus.com/Motherboards/PRIME-H270-PLUS/ or https://www.asus.com/Motherboards/PRIME-Z270-P/ (as a plus, they have an onboard GPU, which I can use for the monitor)
    2) CPU : Intel® Core i5-7600, 3,5 GHz
    3) RAM: HyperX 8 GB DDR4-2666 Kit
    4) SSD : WD Green, 240 GB SSD (or WD Blue, 250 GB SSD)
    5) PSU : be quiet! DARK POWER PRO 11 | 1200W http://www.bequiet.com/en/powersupply/477 (it seems to have enough cables :1x PCI-E 6 pin and 8x PCI-E 6+2 pin)

    as for the GPU’s : I’m aiming for the SAPPHIRE Nitro+ Radeon RX 570 or RX 580 8G versions (when they become available again, it seems everyone is starting mining again 🙂 )

    Happy to hear any comments or feedback… Workable? Too much? Too little?

    Thanks

  • Mahesa Suprobo

    What OS do you use on your rig?

  • Nicolas

    Hello all,

    I want to build my first rig, but can not find the parts I want such as motherboard and power supply (for the rest I pre-order without worries).

    I come from France and the pieces are very very hard to find, would you advise me to turn to a pack like gpushack?

    Do you have a viable alternative in socket 1150 motherboard? That will allow me to achieve very good performance (I’m going on double ETH / PASCAL mining with 6 RX580)

    Can i take : MSI Z170A Gaming Pro Carbon but for only 6 GPU’s ? Ty.

    thank you in advance !

    • LiteBit

      Hi, I’m not known with the shops in France, but have you looked at alternate.fr? Not the cheapest, but they seem to have the largest catalog/selection of hardware. I order a lot of hardware from the alternate stores in europe

      • Nicolas

        Thank you. It’s ok i can purchase now 😉

  • Edie Ooi

    HI all, the cost of putting up a rig (~2000USD) is far more expensive than getting a

    Antminer S9 (~1200)? and the Hashrate is 1 million times slower? Please correct me if im wrong

    • having an antminer is something different than having a gpu mining rig.. ant miner is just for bitcoin..

  • The 0ne

    Is it possible to mine with that graphic card : XFX RX 580 GTR XXX 8Go
    ??
    Thank you for you answer

  • jose garcia

    hi, how about gtx 1070?

  • Gabriel Acebey

    Hey Ciprian right now I can’t find anywhere the PSU EVGA 1300w that you recommend, is there a chance that that I can buy 2 of the 750w but still with a 6 gpu rig. Do I need anything else to make this work? is it posible?
    Setup: ASRock H81 BTC Pro, 6 x SAPPHIRE RADEON NITRO+ RX 470 8GB OC

    • yes you can use 2x 750w, i did it to.. ill recommend to get a dual psu adapter.. like add2psu one.

  • Shayan Abbas

    Hey Thanks for amazing post, Can you tell me if I can use MSI Z170A GAMING M3 Board for 7 GPU, it has 2x PCI-Ex16, 2x PCI-Ex1 and 3x PCI.

    • Shayan Abbas

      i am planning to use Rx 470 by Asus

    • nope.. it wont work… you can attach max 4 gpus check the M5 one, it has 7 gpu slots..

  • alvarez_marco

    If I can’t find the EVGA SuperNOVA G2 1300w pay what other one do you recommend?

  • alvarez_marco

    *psu

  • Stéphane Dréan

    On ethos how to consume less kw/h ?

  • Toprak Karaca

    Hey Ciprian, I’ve waited for a while but still couldn’t find any card for the last couple of weeks.since there are no RX 470/480 or RX 570/580 in the current market. I decided to make a 6X 1070 build. Would this build work for the ETH mining, do you have any suggestion? I could take out the custom case and build my own but I don’t have much time and I want it to be tidy. Also would Biostar Motherboard TB250-BTC work for 6x 1070’s or I should go for MSI Enthuastic Gaming Intel Z170A or some other card. Thank you so much in advance.

    Biostar Motherboard TB250-BTC $149.99
    Intel BX80662G4400 Pentium Processor G4400 $56.81
    Crucial 4GB Single DDR4 2133 $30
    6X ASUS GeForce GTX 1070 8GB ROG STRIX OC $2526
    SanDisk SSD PLUS 120GB Solid State Drive $60
    6-Pack PCIe VER 006 PCI-E 16x to 1x Powered Riser Adapter $49.95
    2X EVGA SuperNOVA 750 G2 $220
    Add2PSU Multiple Power Supply Adapter $21
    TP-Link Smart Plug w/ Energy Monitoring $40
    Red Harbinger Dopamine Case $357
    ———————–

    TOTAL : 3.510$

    • Hi, yep looks good.. one thing to remember.. once you finish windows installation and tweaks for mining, first thing to do is to update motherboard’s bios, in the cd with drivers there is a “bios utility” install that and use it to update, first to a backup.

    • Pedro René Bastidas

      Hi Toprak! That’s a nice setup! Althought I found that the MSI Z170A GAMING M5 Motherboard have 7 PCI-e slots.
      And I had read that the Fury RAMs are better for ETH mining but I could be wrong.
      I have a question, What are the Add2PSU for?
      Good luck!

  • Antoni

    I have a question: Is XFX R7990 good for ET, ETC, XMR and ZCash? Anybody know what PSU (watt) I should use for 4 GPUs? And if this motherboard “MSI Z170A Gaming Pro Carbon Motherboard LGA 1151” is ok for this rig?

  • Akuma

    Hi Ciprian, I found an offer today for:
    Asus 970 PRO Gaming/Aura (90 euro) and
    Asus H170 Pro Gaming (around 100 euro)
    on amazon for the gaming week… What do you think? are they good to mine??? or in that price I can find something better??
    Thanks a lot for your help…

  • Toni

    Hi what software are you using? I’m not sure if I should use NiceHash software or install ethos.

    Thanks and nice write up and rig!!

  • simeon_stoykov

    Hey, Ciprian. I am trying to find good GPU for my first rig but now there aren’t any cards available on the market. Can you tell me what do you think about Asus Radeon RX550-4G for mining. How many MH/s do you think i can achieve with it and can you tell me some good cards that are available now on the market because i can not find any ?

  • Mohamed S. Shubber

    Hi,i want to start mining and i want to invest around 3000$ on hardware , am i too late to do it?

  • Josh Meckel
  • Ramiro Ayala

    Hi Ciprian
    I am thinking to build this cpu to start:

    * Mother MSI Z170A Pro Carbon 1151 or MSI Z270 Pro Carbon
    * Micro Intel Pentium G4400 Processor
    * 2 x Sapphire Radeon NITRO + RX 480 8GB OC
    * 60gb SSD
    * 4GB DDR4 Ram

    For
    now I will start with 2 GPU, then I will add more, I would also
    like to know if you recommend the motherboard Z270 Pro Carbon, is newer
    than the Z170 but only has 6 PCI expansions

    For now is all that could buy, approximately u$ d1500

    Should I just mine Ethereum or ETH + DCR?

    Unfortunately I am not in Usa now, and I will have to adapt to the prices of another country!! So I am interested in the Z170 to expand it to the maximum in a time.
    Thank you for the help or recommendations you can give me.
    Ram

    Forget one more question: what kind of EVGA do you recommend? Use 1 or 2?

  • Mendex

    Is it enough 2x “550 Watt EVGA SuperNOVA G2 Modular 80+ Gold” for runing 6 GPU “GEFORCE GTX 1060 GAMING X 3G” ?
    Thank you for answer! 🙂

    • not really.. to make sure just go with 2x 750w.. psus also must have extra watt to spare..

      • Ram Paudel

        Hi Ciprian

        Is ”1300W EVGA SuperNOVA G2, Full Modular, 80 PLUS Gold, SLI/CrossFire, Single Rail, 108.3A, 140mm Fan, ATX PSU” is enough for 6 GTX 1070 rig ?

        Thanks

  • Yiğit Yıldırım

    Hi Ciprian,

    I supply one of the following graphics cards. Which do you recommend for Ethereum? I want to 6 pieces for recommend 180 MH/s

    GIGABYTE Radeon RX 580 GAMING 8GB GDDR5 267€
    Sapphire Nitro + Radeon RX 580 4 GB GDDR5 265€
    ASUS Radeon EX RX 570 O4G GDDR5 199€
    GIGABYTE AORUS Radeon RX 580 8GB GDDR5 291€
    GIGABYTE Radeon RX 580 GAMING 4GB 250€
    Sapphire Pulse Radeon RX 570 ITX 4 GB 208€
    Sapphire Nitro + Radeon RX 570 8 GB 252€

    • Sapphire Nitro + Radeon RX 580 4 GB GDDR5 or 8 gb

  • Cryptocurrency World

    1. Ciprian, thank you for the info. Just now getting into buying my first mining rig. Before I had an assumption I have to have a very powerful PC, but from now I understand that the most important parts are GPUs, PSU, and Motherboard, and I really can buy less expensive CPU and just 8 GB Ram should work. Is this correct?

    2. So, CPU and RAM don’t play a big role in mining?

    3. Is there a place where we can see the list of your current Mining Rigs that you use?

    4. Do you use a few Rigs mining different coins?

    5. Since there are no RX 480/580 on the market now, are there any benefits of using 1060/1070/1080? or is it better to wait for RX or the new AMD Polaris to come to the market?

    Thank you.

    • Hi, yes.. cpu and ram doesn’t play a big role, those are used just to “start the engine” 🙂

      There is no list but i can tell that i made rigs with lots of different motherboards, psu, gpus etc..

      Yes, i use to mine different coins, like eth, etc, ubiq..

      As for the gpus, there is still long road till the rx stocks get back to normal and the 1070 should be the best choice at this moment.

      thanks!

  • Mitja Dreu

    Hey all!
    I have a rig with 6x asus gtx 1070
    Does anyone has some optimal settings for the afterburner? (i have MSI afterburner instaled)

  • Ram Paudel

    Hi Caprican. You are the star.
    Can we use different GPUs in a Asrock H81 ? Coz, Couldnt find the RX 470/580 cards. Bought two GTX 1070, two R9 290X and two GTX 1060. Does this scenario will work ? OR I have to buy same GPU’s for single mining rig ?

    Thanks

    • You can use any GPU but not mixing AMD and Nvidia

  • Ross

    Hi Ciprian, What MH/s can be achieved with Sapphire Nitro AMD Radeon RX 470 8GB??

  • Paolo

    There is some info about RX 560 4gb ring?

  • Jhohan David

    alguien que hable español?

  • gianluca s

    hey, Ciprian. Can you tell me what do you think about Asus GeForce GTX 1080 TURBO GDDR5X e MSI GeForce GTX 1080 8 GB GDDR5X . How many MH/s do you think i can achieve with 7 of these gpu? Can they work in the same rig?

  • Dani Putra

    hi,what is the best power supply for 5 gpu? Does the corsair HX 1000w enough to run those 5 gpu?thanks

  • TheCitizensColumn
  • Cryptocurrency World

    Can we use this Motherboard for 6 Nvidia GPU Rig? GIGABYTE G1 Gaming GA-Z170X-Gaming 7 (rev. 1.0) LGA 1151 Intel Z170 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16813128835

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