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Best Mining Hardware


best mining hardware

Here is the best mining hardware that every miner should have in this days, at least this is what i will choose ๐Ÿ™‚

I have selected the best mining hardware such as best gpu for mining that have 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, that’s a great example, note that this is available for AMD RX GPU cards.. Nvidia GPUs run on stock BIOS!

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

This is the best mining hardware configuration that can be used for a mining rig setup to mine the following coins / altcoins: Ethereum (ETH), Ethereum Classic (ETC), Monero (XMR), Ravencoin (RVN), Bitcoin Gold (BTG), Zclassic (ZCL), Nexus (NXS), Luxcoin (LUX), Purk, PascalCoin (PASC), Decred (DCR), Expanse (EXP), Lbry Credits (LBC), Siacoin (SC), Komodo (KMD), Ubiq (UBQ), Karbowanec (KRB), Bipcoin (BIP), Orbitco (ORB), Zencash (ZEN), Hush (HUSH). Algorithms like Ethash, Equihash, CryptoNight, CrypoNightV7, CryptoNight Heavy, Lyra2RECv2, NeoScrypt, Blake (14r), Pascal etc..

Let’s begin ๐Ÿ™‚

Best Mining Hardware

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Updates History
  • May 6, 2018– Added Billfodl for private and seed key backup
  • May 6, 2018– Added hardware wallets: Ledger Nano S, Trezor and DigitalBitBox
  • May 1, 2018– Added OS selection
  • May 1, 2018– Recalculated price per rig
  • May 1, 2018– Updated frame pictures and price, also added 1stMiningRig’s Mining Server Case
  • May 1, 2018– Added the new Ver 008s USB Risers
  • May 1, 2018– Updated Power Supply Units, CPU, RAM and SSD links with description
  • April 30, 2018– Updated motherboards types, links and recommended CPU / RAM GPUs details
  • April 30, 2018– Added P104-100 and P102-100 Mining Edition GPUs details
  • April 30, 2018– Updated Mining GPUs links
  • April 29, 2018– Added RX Vega 56 / 64 GPUs details
  • April 29, 2018– Updated GTX 1080 ti, GTX 1060, GTX 1050 Ti GPU links, prices and hashrate details
  • April 29, 2018– Updated AMD RX 580 and RX 570 GPU links and hashrate details
  • April 29, 2018– Removed RX 470 / 480 video cards from list due to EOL (end of life)
  • October 21, 2017– Added and replaced new frames
  • September 20, 2017 โ€“ Added Sapphire RX 470 8GB Mining Edition Samsung Memory 11256-36-10G GPU
  • September 6, 2017 – Added AMD RX 470 4GB Mining Edition & Nvidia p106 100 6GB Mining Edition GPUs
  • July 15, 2017 – Added Gigabyte H110-D3A Motherboard to the list
  • July 15, 2017 – Updated Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 8GB hashrate and added review with mining performance
  • July 10, 2017 – Updated Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB / 3GB hashrate and review
  • July 8, 2017 – Added Nvidia GeForge GTX 1050 Ti Series GPUs awith full review and mining performance
  • July 3, 2017 – Added Thermaltake Toughpower DPS G RGB 1250W Digital 80+ Titanium, Thermaltake TOUGHPOWER 850W 80 PLUS GOLD power supplies
  • July 3, 2017 – Added ASUS GeForce GTX 1060 6GB, ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1060 6GB, Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 Xtreme Gaming 6GB, Gigabyte AORUS GeForce GTX 1060 6G, EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 FTW GAMING ACX 3.0 8GB, ASUS GeForce GTX 1070 O8GB Dual-fan OC Edition, ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1070 AMP, Gigabyte AORUS GeForce GTX 1080Ti, EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti SC Black Edition GAMING 11GB, ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1060 Mini 6GB, EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 GAMING, ACX 2.0 (Single Fan) 6GB
  • July 1, 2017 – Added EVGA SuperNova 1600 P2 and EVGA SuperNova 1600 T2
  • June 26, 2017 – Added recommended CPU and memory RAM for each Motherboard
  • June 18, 2017 – Addded added Biostar TB350-BTC, ASUS PRIME Z270-A, Gigabyte Z170X G5, Gigabyte Z170X UD5, MSI Z170A Gaming M5 motherboards
  • June 16, 2017 – Added Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 , 1070, 1080 GPUs
  • May 31, 2017 – Added Biostar TB250-BTC Motherboard
  • May 30, 2017 – Added AMD Radeon 570 and 580 GPU series
  • May 23, 2017 – Replaced Corsair HX1200i with EVGA 1200P2 (thanks to Cryptomined recommendation)
Last Updated May 6, 2018

Best GPU for Mining

AMD RX 580 / RX 570

AMD Radeon RX series video cards are one of the best gpu for mining and most used to mine Ethereum, any coin that runs on Ethash algorithm (Ethereum Classic, Ubiq, Expanse, Pirl, Ellaism) and Monero or coins that runs on CryptoNight, CryptoNightV7 algorithms (Electroneum, DigitalNote, ByteCoin, Karbo).

AMD Radeon RX 580 / 570 GPU Series

AMD Radeon RX 580 SeriesAMD Radeon 570 Series

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Sapphire NITRO+ RX 580 8GB

Sapphire NITRO+ RX 580 8GB

Review with test: https://1stminingrig.com/best-bios-rom-sapphire-nitro-rx-580-8gb-oc-hynix-memory-30-mhs/

  • GPU/memo clock: 1130/2150
  • Ethereum: stock 24 Mh/s ; modded bios + oc 31.5 Mh/s ETH – 870 Mh/s DCR
  • Power Usage: 130w โ€“ 150w

Sapphire NITRO+ RX 580 8GB LIMITED EDITION

Sapphire NITRO+ RX 580 8GB SPECIAL EDITION

Review with test: https://1stminingrig.com/best-bios-rom-for-sapphire-rx-580-8gb-special-edition-hynix-memory-31-mhs/

  • GPU/memo clock: 1150/2250
  • Ethereum: stock 22.5 Mh/s ; modded bios + oc 30 – 31.6 Mh/s
  • Power Usage: 130w

Sapphire PULSE RX 580 8GB OC

Sapphire PULSE RX 580 8GB OC

Review with test: Yes https://1stminingrig.com/best-bios-rom-for-sapphire-pulse-rx-580-8gb-oc-hynix-memory-30-mhs/

  • GPU/memo clock: 1130/2150
  • Ethereum: stock 24.5 Mh/s ; modded bios + oc 31Mh/s
  • Power Usage: 110w

MSI RX 580 8GB Gaming X

MSI RX 580 8GB Gaming X

Review with test: not yet (soon)

  • GPU/memo clock: 1130/2150
  • Ethereum: stock 24.5 Mh/s ; modded bios + oc 29Mh/s – 1 Mh/s
  • Power Usage: N/A

MSI ARMOR RX 580 8G OC

MSI ARMOR RX 580 8G OC

Review with test: not yet (soon)

  • GPU/memo clock: N/A
  • Ethereum: stock 24.5 Mh/s ; modded bios + oc 30 Mh/s – 31 Mh/s
  • Power Usage: N/A

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Sapphire Nitro+ RX 570 4GB

Sapphire NITRO+ RX 570 4GB

Review with test: not yet (soon)

  • GPU/memo clock: 1100/2100
  • Ethereum: stock 22 Mh/s ; modded bios + oc 30 MH/s
  • 144W

Sapphire PULSE RX 570 4GB

Sapphire PULSE RX 570 4GB

Review with test: not yet (soon)

  • GPU/memo clock: 1130/2050
  • Ethereum: stock 24 Mh/s ; modded bios + oc 29-29.5Mh/s (Hynix)
  • Power Usage: N/A

MSI RX 570 GAMING X 4G

MSI RX 570 GAMING X 4G

Review with test: in progress (to be added)

  • GPU/memo clock: 1140/2050
  • Ethereum: stock 22.2 Mh/s ; modded bios + oc 28Mh/s – 30Mh/s
  • Power Usage: N/A

MSI RX 570 ARMOR 4G OC GAMING

MSI RX 570 ARMOR 4G OC GAMING

Review with test: not yet (soon)

  • GPU/memo clock: 1150/2000
  • Ethereum: stock 22.2 Mh/s ; modded bios + oc 27.3 MH/s ; 30 Mh/s (still good for improvements)
  • Power Usage: 105W / GPU-z shows 75-80W

AMD RX Vega 56 / 64

Since with the new RX Vega 56 / 64 released things have changed a bit, everyone want to make a rig with those, those became fast one of the best gpu for mining Monero (CryptoNight, CryptoNightV7). RX Vegas costs twice than RX 580/570 but also the tripled hashrate makes the difference and pays for the price.

AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 and 64

AMD RX Vega 56AMD RX Vega 64
  • Ethereum (ethash): 35 Mh/s โ€“ 40 Mh/s
  • Monero (cryptonight): 1,850 H/s โ€“ 2,000 H/s
  • ZCash (equihash): 400 H/s โ€“ 450 H/s
  • Ravencoin (x16r): 9 โ€“ 11
  • Lyra2RECv2: 12,000 Kh/s โ€“ 13,000 Kh/s
  • NeoScrypt: 1,500 Kh/s โ€“ 1,600 Kh/s
Sapphire NITRO+ RX VEGA 56 8GB

 

Sapphire NITRO+ RX VEGA 56 8GB

Review with test: not yet (soon)

  • Ethereum (ethash): 40 Mh/s โ€“ 44 Mh/s
  • Monero (cryptonight): 1,850 H/s โ€“ 2,000 H/s
  • ZCash (equihash): 400 H/s โ€“ 450 H/s
  • Ravencoin (x16r): 10 โ€“ 13
  • Lyra2RECv2: 12,000 Kh/s โ€“ 13,000 Kh/s
  • NeoScrypt: 1,800 Kh/s โ€“ 2,000 Kh/s
Sapphire NITRO+ RX VEGA 64 8GB

 

Sapphire NITRO+ RX VEGA 64 8GB

Review with test: not yet (soon)

GTX 1080 Ti / 1070 / 1060 / 1050 Ti

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, 1070, 1060, 1050 Ti GPUs Series

GTX 1080ti Series 35 - 50 Mh/sGTX 1070 Series 29-32 Mh/sGTX 1060 Series 19-25 Mh/sGTX 1050ti Series 10-14.2 Mh/s
  • Ethereum (ethash): 35 Mh/s โ€“ 37 Mh/s 40 Mh/s โ€“ 50 Mh/s
  • Monero (cryptonight): 800 H/s โ€“ 850 H/s
  • ZCash (equihash): 650 H/s โ€“ 750 H/s
  • Ravencoin (x16r): 15 Mh/s โ€“ 19 Mh/s
  • Nexus: 220 Mh/s – 235 Mh/s
  • Luxcoin: 220 Mh/s – 235 Mh/s
  • Lyra2RECv2: 63,000 Kh/s โ€“ 65,000 Kh/s
  • NeoScrypt: 1,300 Kh/s โ€“ 1,500 Kh/s
  • Blake (14r): 4,000 Mh/s – 4,500 Mh/s
  • Pascal: 1,600 Mh/s – 1,700 Mh/s
MSI GTX 1080 TI GAMING X 11GB
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 Ti GAMING OC 11GB

 

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 Ti GAMING OC 11GB

Review with test: not yet (soon)

MSI GTX 1080 TI ARMOR 11GB

 

MSI GTX 1080 TI ARMOR 11GB

Review with test: not yet (soon)

Gigabyte AORUS GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Xtreme Edition 11GB

 

Gigabyte AORUS GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Xtreme Edition 11GB

Review with test: not yet (soon)

EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti SC Black Edition GAMING 11GB

 

EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti SC Black Edition GAMING 11GB

Review with test: not yet (soon)

  • Ethereum (ethash): 35 Mh/s โ€“ 37 Mh/s 40 Mh/s โ€“ 50 Mh/s
  • Monero (cryptonight): 800 H/s โ€“ 850 H/s
  • ZCash (equihash): 650 H/s โ€“ 750 H/s
  • Ravencoin (x16r): 15 Mh/s โ€“ 19 Mh/s
  • Nexus: 220 Mh/s – 235 Mh/s
  • Luxcoin: 220 Mh/s – 235 Mh/s
  • Lyra2RECv2: 63,000 Kh/s โ€“ 65,000 Kh/s
  • NeoScrypt: 1,300 Kh/s โ€“ 1,500 Kh/s
  • Blake (14r): 4,000 Mh/s – 4,500 Mh/s
  • Pascal: 1,600 Mh/s – 1,700 Mh/s

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Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 G1 Gaming 8GB
MSI Gaming GeForce GTX 1070 8GB
MSI Armor GeForce GTX 1070 8GB OC

 

MSI Armor GeForce GTX 1070 8GB OC

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 8GB

 

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 8GB

Gigabyte AORUS GeForce GTX 1070 8GB

 

Gigabyte AORUS GeForce GTX 1070 8GB

ASUS Strix GeForce GTX 1070 8GB

 

ASUS Strix GeForce GTX 1070 8GB

ASUS GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Turbo Edition

 

ASUS GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Turbo Edition

EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 SC GAMING ACX 3.0 Black Edition 8GB

 

EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 SC GAMING ACX 3.0 Black Edition 8GB

EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 SC GAMING ACX 3.0 8GB

 

EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 SC GAMING ACX 3.0 8GB

EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 SC2 GAMING 8GB
EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 FTW2 GAMING 8GB
ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1070 AMP! Extreme IceStorm Cooling 8GB

 

ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1070 AMP! Extreme IceStorm Cooling 8GB

ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1070 AMP! Edition 8GB
  • Ethereum (ethash): 19 Mh/s โ€“ 25 Mh/s
  • Monero (cryptonight): 400 H/s โ€“ 450 H/s
  • ZCash (equihash): 270 H/s โ€“ 350 H/s
  • Ravencoin (x16r): 5 Mh/s โ€“ 6 Mh/s
  • Nexus: 85 Mh/s – 95 Mh/s
  • Luxcoin: 85 Mh/s – 95 Mh/s
  • Lyra2RECv2: 20,000 Kh/s โ€“ 20,300 Kh/s
  • NeoScrypt: 600 Kh/s โ€“ 650 Kh/s
  • Blake (14r): 1,450 Mh/s – 1,550 Mh/s
  • Pascal: 500 Mh/s – 600 Mh/s

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Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 G1 Gaming 6GB

 

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 G1 Gaming 6GB

review and benchmark: https://1stminingrig.com/gigabyte-gtx-1060-g1-gaming-6g-mining-performance-review/

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 WINDFORCE OC 6GB

 

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 WINDFORCE OC 6G

Review with test: YES , click here!

MSI GAMING GeForce GTX 1060 6GB

 

MSI GAMING GeForce GTX 1060 6GB

review: https://1stminingrig.com/msi-gtx-1060-6gb-gaming-x-mining-performance-and-review/

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 Xtreme Gaming 6GB

 

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 Xtreme Gaming 6GB

EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 FTW+ GAMING 6GB
ASUS GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1060 AMP Edition 6GB

 

ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1060 AMP Edition 6GB

Gigabyte AORUS GeForce GTX 1060 6G

 

Gigabyte AORUS GeForce GTX 1060 6G

EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 GAMING, ACX 2.0 (Single Fan) 6GB

 

EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 GAMING, ACX 2.0 (Single Fan), 66G

ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1060 Mini 6GB

 

ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1060 Mini ^GB

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 3GB

Great for ZCash, Nexus, Luxcoin and other lagos mining, around 350 Sol/s mining hashrate

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 G1 Gaming 3GB
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 Windforce OC 3GB
MSI GTX 1060 3GB Armor

review: https://1stminingrig.com/msi-gtx-1060-armor-3gb-oc-mining-performance-review/

ASUS GeForce GTX 1060 Dual-Fan OC Edition 3GB
ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1060 Mini 3GB

Check here for full review, mining hashrate performance, power consumption and monthly earnings with 6x 1050 ti mining rig

  • Ethereum (ethash): 35 Mh/s โ€“ 42 Mh/s
  • Monero (cryptonight): 800 H/s โ€“ 900 H/s
  • ZCash (equihash): 450 H/s โ€“ 550 H/s
  • Ravencoin (x16r): 10 Mh/s โ€“ 12 Mh/s
  • Lyra2RECv2: 42,000 Kh/s โ€“ 44,000 Kh/s
  • NeoScrypt: 1,200 Kh/s โ€“ 1,300 Kh/s
  • Blake (14r): 3,000 Mh/s – 3,150 Mh/s
  • Pascal: 1,050 Mh/s – 1,150 Mh/s
EVGA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti SC GAMING 4GB
EVGA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti SSC GAMING ACX 3.0 4GB
EVGA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti GAMING 4GB
Gigabyte Geforce GTX 1050Ti G1Gaming 4GB
Gigabyte Geforce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB
ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mini 4GB
Mining Edition GPUs

AMD RX 470 4GB & Nvidia P106 6GB Mining Editions

Best Motherboard for Mining

Motherboard

Mining Motherboards that can support up to 6, 8, 12 GPUs!

I have carefully selected ONLY the motherboards that i have sucessfully tested, below you can find the best motherboards for mining that i recommend and can run up to 6, 8 or 12 GPUs mining rigs!

H81 PRO R2.0GA H110-D3ABiostar TB250-BTCASUS PRIME Z270-AGigabyte GA-B250-FinTech

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

Recommended CPU and RAM

Intel Pentium G3430Kingston HyperX Fury 4GB 1333MHz

Intel Motherboard 1151 Socket

6 GPUGigabyte H110-D3A LGA 1150

Review and Guide: https://1stminingrig.com/gigabyte-ga-h110-d3a-review-the-new-best-motherboard-for-mining/

  • Chipset: Intel H110
  • CPU Socket: 1151 Supports 7th / 6th Generation Intelยฎ Coreโ„ข Processors
  • Memory: Dual Channel DDR4, 2 DIMMs
  • On board M.2 Connector for Fast Data Transfer
  • Realtek GbE LAN with cFosSpeed Internet Accelerator Software
  • APP Center Including EasyTuneโ„ข and Cloud Stationโ„ข Utilities
  • GIGABYTE UEFI DualBIOSโ„ข Technology

Recommended CPU and RAM

Intel Celeron G3900Kingston Technology 4GB 2133MHz

Intel Motherboard 1151 Socket

6 GPUBiostar Motherboard TB250-BTC

Review and Guide: https://1stminingrig.com/new-biostar-tb250-btc-good-gpu-mining/

Recommended CPU and RAM
Intel Celeron G3900Kingston Technology 4GB 2133MHz

Intel Motherboard 1151 Socket

8 GPUASUS PRIME Z270-P Motherboard LGA 1151

Review and Guide: https://1stminingrig.com/asus-prime-z270-p-review-step-step-installation-tutorial/

Recommended CPU and RAM

Intel Celeron G3900Kingston Technology 4GB 2133MHz

Intel Motherboard 1151 Socket

12 GPUGigabyte GA-B250-FinTech Motherboard LGA 1151

Review and Guide: https://1stminingrig.com/gigabyte-b250-fintech-review-worth/

Recommended CPU and RAM

Intel Celeron G3900Kingston Technology 4GB 2133MHz

Best PSU for Mining

PSU

EVGA Supernova Fully Modular Power Supply Units

As best PSU for mining i have selected the ones from EVGA and Corsair (to be listed soon), i never had problems with them! Enough cables to power USB Risers and GPUs.

2x EVGA 750w G2EVGA 850 G3EVGA 1000w G3EVGA 1300w G2

Best for 6x 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 6 GPUs on your rig with! Use a dual psu adapter like this one: Add2PSU Multiple Power Supply Adapter

2x PSUs for 6x GPU mining rigs with GPUs like RX 580, RX 570, GTX 1060 or GTX 1070!

  • 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

Best for 8x GPU mining rig
EVGA SuperNOVA G3 850w 80 Plus Gold Power Supply

2x EVGA 850w PSUs for 8x GPU mining rigs like RX 580, RX 570, GTX 1060 or GTX 1070!

  • 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

Best for 6x GTX 1080 Ti GPU mining rig
EVGA SuperNOVA G3 850w 80 Plus Gold Power Supply

Like i said above, i strongly recommend 2x 1000w PSUs with GTX 1080 Ti Mining Rigs!

  • 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

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

I recommend this PSU only if your are going to have a 12 GPU Mining Rig, if not you can go with 2x 750w to spread the power ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 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

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CPU

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

Celeron G1840 1150Pentium G4400 1151

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

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
RAM

Kingston HyperX FURY 8GB 1600MHz DDR3

1333MHz DDR3 - 11502133MHz DDR4 - 1151

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

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
SSD

Silicon Power 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

USB RISERS

GPU Powered Riser Adapter VER 008s

Review: https://1stminingrig.com/white-usb-riser-ver-008-review/

  • 6 High Quality Solid Capacitors for reliable and safe power delivery. Version 008S riser kits are the newest and top of the line solution for setting up GPU mining rigs. STABLE and SAFE: 4 Solid Capacitors deliver power to Graphics stably and safely.
  • 60cm USB 3.0 extender cable enabling flexibility in the placement of your PCI-E devices
  • REDUCE MOTHERBOARD BURDEN: 4PIN, SATA and Graphic card 6PIN interface are optional to power, which provides Graphic card independent power and reduces motherboard burden when using more Graphic cards. WIDELY APPLICABLE: Suitable for all Window systems, LINUX and MAC.
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 Frame6x GPU Mining Server Case

Support the blog by purchasing this mining rig open air frame case v4.0 *UPDATED*

Bonus: One power switch cable

  • Supports up to 6-7 GPUs & 2 power supplies
  • Strong and light-weight angled aluminum bars
  • Plexiglas
  • Motherboard stand with plastic standoffs
  • Comes with screws for attaching your GPUs
  • Extra 92mm fans support bar added (on request)
  • Footprint: 60cm long, 40cm wide, 40cm tall

Price: $65
updated April 30, 2018 (on sale)

1stMiningRig‘s Mining Server Case v1 – 6x GPU Mining Server Case, 4U Rackmount Chassis

  • Color: Silver
  • Size(L*W*H): 75 x 45 x 25cm
  • 6x GPU support
  • Motherboard support : ITX, ATX / MICRO-ATX
  • Fans support: 6x 120mm ; 2x 92mm
  • 2x PSU support
  • Weight: 9kg
  • Chassis Style: Rackmountt

Price: $150
updated April 30, 2017
OS: Windows / Linux

I will add more details soon here, currently you can find here the best windows setup and configuration for mining and one quick tutorial about ethOS installation!

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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: $29.99
updated April 30, 2018

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: $9.99
updated April 30, 2018

Dell E178FP 17″ LCD Monitor

Price: $35
updated April 30, 2018

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  • 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.* To support a DDR3 1866 MHz (and above) memory, you must install an AM3+ CPU first
  • CPU: AM3+/AM3/AMD Athlon II Chipsets: AMD 990FX/AMD SB950
  • Audio: Realtek ALC1150 codec

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

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GPU Mining Rig Open Air Frame Case with 6 USB Risers ZCASH ZEC

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  • Computer is not included only for reference.
  • x1 Deep In The Mines Open Air GPU Case.
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FLOW 6.1 GPU Mining Rig Open Air Frame Computer Case Chassis with 6 USB Risers - Ethereum ETH Bitcoin BTC

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  • Supports up to 6 GPUs and 2 power supplies for maximizing mining potential.
  • Comes with 6 PCI-E 16x to 1x USB Powered Riser Kits for secure and reliable connections and consistent power delivery.
  • Strong, light-weight and high-quality black aluminium frame coupled with piano black acrylic panels.
  • 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.
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 around $3,000$4,000, depending on what GPUs, for instante a GTX 1080 Ti Mining Rig can cost up to $9,000. The best price that you can get for a full rig is around $3,500 with RX 580 8GB , if you are going to build the frame then the costs will reduce a bit. If you are from USA/CA, then you are lucky, i think there are the best sales and prices.

Costs updated on April, 30 2018 for one mining rig with 6x Sapphire Nitro+ RX 580 8GB GPUs!

  • US/CA: $3,500 (1151)
  • EU: $3,300 (1151)

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