Hi everyone, fairly new to the topic and issues that come with it. I plan on buying a gamemax bitcoin mining 1650W power supply, and 2x 1660 super. I wanted to use my personal computer for the job, because it has a z370 pro4 mobo, and because i dont use it much really, because im a student in another city.
Can i wire the power supply only to the gpus and not to the pc? Do i need to short a cable or something to start the psu?
Is there any problem that may arise if im using my personal computer? I'll probably get risers and put the gpus out of the pc case for now. Is there any recommendation for maximum lenght of the pci riser cable? I will buy a seperate motherboard when i mine it and slowly expand my rig.
Are there brands i should avoid buying? Zotac? Gigabyte? Also is there any info somewhere about the memory brand of the gpu? Samsung seems the best.
Can i run different gpus at the same time? 2x 1660 & 1x 1060 in my case.
Hey y'all! So I've been having a bit of an issue with my PC. Throughout windows it seems as though there isn't any anti-aliasing happening. The lines look jagged and sometimes I get these texture waves/shimmer. I've tried so many things. -reinstalling drivers -messing with nvidia control panel -replaced displayport cables/switch to HDMI -messing with monitor settings (2x VG27AQ) -reinstalled windows 10 pro -reseated the graphics card -display settings in windows I had a bitcoin mining virus that I dealt with and removed with malwarebytes. I also had a instance where I case swapped my pc and when removing the graphics card the plastic pcie clip that locks the card came off with it. I was able to put it back on as well as reseating the card with out it and it made no difference. So I'm a bit at a loss. The aliasing is especially noticeable when viewing HD/4K videos in a small windows instead of in full screen. Games seem to be running fine and anti-aliasing works on Warzone for example. Overall the Windows UI seems jagged and not as sharp as I remember. Here's a screenshot: https://imgur.com/a/vEqiaOV Full Specs: Ryzen 9 3900x EVGA 2080Ti FTW3 Ultra 32GB G.Skill Trident Z 3200mhz 750W Corsair PSU Samsung Evo Plus 970 1TB Infinnet DP Cables 2x VG27AQ 165hz monitors
NAXN 650w PSU, non-modular. (Cable management with it is a nightmare.)
2 x 8GB DDR4-3200 Sport Balistix
Galax GTX 1070 (2nd-hand too! Bought it from someone who used it for bitcoin mining.)
AverMedia Live Gamer HD 2 PCI-E Capture Card (Outer shell removed. Can you guess why?)
Fans (2 x SickleFlow 120mm RGB included with AIO, 1 x Silent Wings 3 140mm, 2 x Silent Wings 3 120mm)
IPS 1366 x 768 LCD screen, salvaged from my father's old laptop. Secondary monitor inside my case. ;-) Extra parts ordered from AliExpress: Controller board, acrylic case to house controller board, Molex-to-2.5mm Jacket plug, 19cm HDMI ribbon cable.
Last but not least, first-time installation of LED stripping to the case interior.
Hi people, I have a computer that I built a few years back and would like to get rid of. This computer has never been used to play any games, mine bitcoin, etc. My brother used it as an office PC. Okay so here is the full part list, along with what I could find each part for at the cheapest... CPU: i9-7920X Skylake 2.9GHz 12-core - $600 GPU: GTX 1080TI (ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-011G-GAMING) - $600 Motherboard: ASUS TUF X299 Mark 1 - $350 Memory: Vengeance LPX 4x16GB 2666MHz DDR4 RAM - $220 Storage: Samsung 960 EVO 1TB M.2 - $200 AIO: Thermaltake FLOE RIING - $160 WiFi: Asus PCE-AC558T - $35 Case: CORSAIR CRYSTAL 570X RGB ATX CASE - $150 PSU: EVGA 850 G3 - $140 OS: W10 Pro I'm asking for the combination of all these prices, and sell the whole computer as one (I don't want to part out right now). So $2455 for the rig. I'm not going to add in the cost of windows. If my prices are nuts please let me know. Your sweet proof I don't have a CPU-Z because I didn't know that was a requirement before I reset windows. I hope the UEFI picture makes up for it.
What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.
I want to play Warzone and (soon) Cyberpunk 2077 on the best possible settings, with the ability to stream on Twitch.
What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?
Ideally, I want to be between $2000-$2500, but am financially willing to go up to $3000.
When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.
I am in no rush to buy the PC this week or this month. If I should wait for new processors and video cards that will be released in the fall, then I'll do that.
What, exactly, do you need included in the budget?
The best parts to support the highest video settings on a 4K monitor. CPU, CPU cooler, Mobo, GPU, PSU, Hard Drive, Case, Windows OS, additional USB ports, all that stuff
Pretty much everything but a mouse and keyboard.
Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?
US - no MicroCenter location near me
If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.
Just the mouse and keyboard
Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?
I have no desire to overclock
Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)
I definitely want at least a 1 TB SSD drive (ideally 2 TB's), but the other words are things I don't know about so I have no clue. Whatever will help me have the best gaming/streaming performance for my budget.
For $3000, I just want the best possible gaming & streaming setup I can get. I don't do video editing, or Bitcoin mining, or any of that. I want to play and stream games, stream videos, and browse the Internet with it.
What type of network connectivity do you need? (Wired and/or WiFi) If WiFi is needed and you would like to find the fastest match for your wireless router, please list any specifics.
I have a powerline adapter connection, so I'll need an Ethernet port
Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-towefull-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?
I want LED lighting, ideally blue and red
Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?
Yes, just a basic Win10
Extra info or particulars:
I want this PC to be built for me. I've built my own PC a few years ago and it took way longer than expected and received faulty hardware, so I will gladly pay extra to have someone else do it for me. Just the cable management alone is something I'm willing to pay an extra few Benjamin's for. For the aesthetic, I would like the case to be see-through with LED lights inside, with a white case.
Anything in my current, fairly old (but water-cooled!), PC worth using in a new one?
I started building computers around the year 2000 and have never really done a complete build from scratch (for myself) after my first. I'd upgrade a part here and there, and over time everything has been replaced multiple times. However, I'm thinking, due to an upgrade hiatus (it took me a LONG time to "beat" Skyrim :-P), I'm at the end of the road. I'm close to the conclusion that, for the second time in my life, it makes sense for a fresh new build. I figure I'd run this past y'all first. My next computer I'll use for both fun and work. On the fun side, it would ideally play modern games (Particularly, I'm eying Elder Scrolls VI and Baldurs Gate III) on decent settings on my 34" widescreen monitor. Work-wise, it needs to be able to run multiple docker containers and let me do other things (take notes in notion, google docs, etc.) while on a CPU-crushing video call. The budget is $1,500. Here is my current setup and thoughts on each component: Photos:https://imgur.com/a/xyM07dx Things that may be useful: Operating System: Windows 10 Professional (from upgrading from Windows 7... the DVD is hopefully somewhere) PSU: Corsair TX850W - It has been trusty for the last eight years, but may not have the needed connectors for today's stuff. Hard Drive:Crucial MX100 512 GB SATA SSD - 2.5-Inch, No performance complaints (specs claim 6.0 Gb/s), although I'm running out of storage space. Optical Drive: Pioneer DVD-RW - Do people still put these in new computers? I also have an external USB DVD drive I could use in a pinch. Case:Chieftec Dragon Mid Tower - this old case is steel and heavy as shit, which is actually nice as my dogs and toddlers are unlikely to knock it over inadvertently. It has a window which I like, although cable management is a massive pain in the ass. I'm not too fond of the door that covers the buttons and optical drive and lost it long ago. Cooling:Custom water cooling setup - I water-cooled in 2002, overclocking my Athlon XP 1700+ from 1.4Ghz to 2.5. It was awesome. The radiator and T-valve are the original gangsters. I'm on my fifth pump, with my last three being the Swiftech MCP655-B, which I like. The current water block is some D-Tek for the old CPU socket. The radiator is an old Chevy Impala radiator (I think) that this guy I met on a 3DMark (now Futuremark) forum (jb2cool?) custom modified and made a shroud that houses two 120mm fans. I had to drill the shit out of my case to mount this thing in there. I'm very nostalgic about this setup, but it would also be a huge pain to fit into a new case. Monitor:LG 34UM67-P 34 - 34" IPS widescreen; 5ms 2560 x 1080 60hz; is 60hz too slow these days? Keyboard and mouse: Logitech Chordless Wave - USB dongle; wrists feel ok, no complaints Things that probably will not be useful: Motherboard:Gigabyte P45T-ES3G - I'm pretty sure I won't be reusing this. I also bought it to replace a more bad-ass motherboard that died when my previous power supply died and took it out with it. I do like how it had dual bios, though. CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 - Been impressed with this CPU lasting as long as it has. I wet sanded it down to a mirror finish ready to overclock the shit out of it, but then never got to it as life got in the way. Memory: 4x4GB PC3-12800 DDR3 - G.Skill Ripjaws; ancient technology. Note: I want more than 16GB ram in my next build. GPU:Asus Geforce GTX 460 - My previous GTX 460 died at the height of bitcoin, and any modern GPU was stupidly expensive. Replacing mine was only $30 on eBay, so that's the route I went. tl;dr: are any of the above bolded components still worthwhile in a modern PC build?
19 GPU Build with ASUS B250 Mining Expert - 470MH/s
Its my dream to achieve and build a mining rig of this extent. Allow me to describe this journey of mine to the GPU mining community. Kudos to all! Feel free to ask me questions and I would love to help you out.
2017 - Bull Market - Dipped my toes into the GPU mining market. Spent nearly 3k USD, 6x GTX 1060 3GB & 2x GTX 1070ti.
I exited this market back at the very end of the bull run and never touched Bitcoin until 2019. I began to plan my future, created an investment portfolio where I finally included Bitcoin back into my high risk asset class. The resurgence of Bitcoin mining begans :)
2019 - Sold my Ryzen 7 1700 & MB for ASUS B250 Mining Expert with 19 GPU build in mind
I think I'm addicted to upgrading my PC parts, seriously.
Hi, I've built my first PC in 2017, and my interest and passion for PCs and technology has turned into an addiction. I've only realized recently how bad this is getting when I looked at how much I'm spending on hardware in the past year. I'm making this post because I'm seriously in a shitty situation and I want people to not make the same mistakes as I did. Here is my story; In 2017, I had my very first PC, a 6600k with a 1050 Ti, nothing too high end, considering that people mining bitcoins drove prices to hell and the DRAM shortage made everything very expensive, so I ended up paying 800$ for something worth maybe 500. Then I moved to a new place, where I had enough desk space to put my PC on the desk, so I wanted a better case with tempered glass, so I paid 40$ for a new case and I dumped my old one. In 2018, I was selling some books on Facebook marketplace where I saw someone selling a hand made case for 60$, so I took it, and dumped my other case. Later that year, I bought a new monitor, because the old TN panel I bought for 70$ was quite power hungry and crappy, so I bought a new one for 130$, and dumped the old one. In 2019, there was a 144hz monitor at Costco for 150$, and I bought it, then realising that my 1050 Ti would struggle on it, I bought a used RX580 for 120$. The same day, I saw a listing for 2 mining RX580s with no display output for 100$, I took it, and used the 3 in crossfire, for little improvement. 2 months later, I wanted to overclock my CPU further, so I bought an expensive Z270 board, only to find out that I needed to get rid of one of my RX580, so I listed one for really cheap, but no one bought it after 2 months, I basically had a really expensive paperweight. In 2020, I bought a 40$ keyboard and a new 60$ mouse, only to buy another keyboard and another mouse and a new mouse pad. Sorry if this was a long read, but I'm making shitty decisions with buying computer hardware, even though I didn't need half the things I bought. The only thing I have left in my PC that were from the original 2017 build is the CPU and the PSU. I've burnt over 500$ worth of things that I didn't need in the first place, and I just needed to get this out. If you read the entire thing, thank you. If you didn't, I don't blame you, its the story of some dumbass that spent a bunch of money upgrading his perfectly good PC.
So I recently started mining bitcoin with my gaming pc, and in it I have an Asus ROG 2080ti, on an Asus ROG e-gaming mobo, with an 850w psu. My question is if I were to add a second gpu, does it have to be the same as the first one, or could I go with a cheaper gpu that is still compatible with my mobo?
[USA-MI] [H] Ncase M1 V5, Silverstone SFX 450 with short cable kit, Asus Z170I Pro Gaming, Intel i7 6700K, Aseteck 545LC with Noctua NF-A9x14, Corsair Vengeance 32GB 2400Mhz, Samsung 950 Pro 512GB M.2, Asus 1080 FE [W] PayPal, Cash
I am selling my gaming computer either as a full PC with Windows 10 Pro or I am willing to part out individually. I built it back in 2016. None of the components have been overclocked nor was it used for bitcoin mining.The only issue that I have with the computer is that the right usb 3.0 port on the front of my case does not work. I recently updated the front I/O with the usb c kit and it didn't fix the issue so I would assume that it's the motherboard. Now that the history is out of the way these are the components. This is the timestamp https://imgur.com/gallery/VzwgXzF My local area code is 49685, but I am willing to ship as well. A discount will be applied if sold locally. I would prefer to sell the computer as a whole. The asking price is $1000. This does include Windows 10 pro. I will factory reset the PC so that it will be ready to be set up for the purchaser. I am willing to part out the build with preference given to purchasing multiple items. Ncase M1 V5 with TG panel and updated usb c I/O $250 sold as combo to dumkopf604 for $335 Silverstone SFX 450W PSU with flat flexible short cable set $70 sold to V1c1ousByrd for $80 Asus Z170I Pro Gaming motherboard $100 sold as combo to Singhstar123 for $400 Intel Core i7 6700k $200 sold as combo to Singhstar123 for $400 Asetek 545LC with Noctua NF-A9x14 $65 Corsair Vengeance 32GB (2 x 16) 2400Mhz $100 sold as combo to Singhstar123 for $400 Samsung 950 Pro 512GB M.2 NVME $75 sold as combo to dumkopf604 for $335 Asus 1080 Founders Edition $200 sold to huard_the_duc for $250
I have a 3.6 kw solar array with 11.4 kw li-ion battery bank. I have on average an addition 6kw per day that I could use to mine btc. I am planning to use a s9se at 129v with 2 psu’s connected in parallel. I’ll scale the solar later. My problem is that I’ve never mined bitcoin and I’m truly off grid and get my internet via LTE. My plan is to use the usb-c port on my lte surface pro X and plug that directly into the ant miner with an Ethernet adapter. Will this work this way without a router? If not what are my options. Data line is not available. Both my phone and my laptop have unlimited data plan with hotspot. I’m open to purchasing additional pieces of equipment if needed.
Post Bitcoin, my country is a heaven for Haswell-based PC gaming
Just want to share this "phenomenon" I've noticed for quite sometime. When my brother's mainboard failed, we thought of selling whatever that's left and upgrade to Ryzen. But it would never hurt to do another check, so I went on my wife's favourite online shopping platform to search for one. And voila, I found a B85 mainboard for ~$40. Their recommendation engine quickly kicked in. To my surprise, "8GB DDR3" is one of the most popular search keywords. This means a lot of people were looking for them, so Haswell builds must be popular. I know mine is still running well. So I decided to calculate the cost for a whole Haswell-based build, and this is what it cost to have an extremely decent gaming machine:
Chip: i5-4460, $80. Cost the most, obviously.
RAM: 2x8GB stick, $40. Advertised to be "HyperX Fury" or "Kingston" but definitely isn't. But they all come with 3 year warranty...
Mainboard: B85 for $40. More adventurous people can even go for a H41 at $20. Yes, 20 bucks.
PSU: "Antec" 450W for $15.
GPU: HIS RX580 8GB for $75.
Case: Xigmantek something for $25.
Total, minus HDD/SDD, monitor or mouse/kb: $275 There are, of course, a lot of risks:
The RAM is counterfeit. But I've 2 of these "counterfeit" for my build and so far haven't got any problem with them.
Mainboard: You never know when it'll break. The seller warranty is often only 1 month.
PSU: There are reports of 300W PSU with 450W stamp be pasted over. Of course you need to complain to the seller and the e-com site.
GPU: Obviously it came from a mining farm. The seller warranty is 1 month. There are, however, more comforting options. For example a MSI whose warranty will not be voided by farming cost ~$120. I had been using a ASUS RX 570 4GB (mining) for quite some time, and those are still working well.
And yes this build ins't going to win any speed contest, and the RX580 most likely gets bottlenecked by the CPU... But the beauty of this is, for $275, people can get a PC that can play pretty much ALL the AAA titles decently without breaking the bank. On my PC with similar configuration, I often get ~70-80fps out of TD1 and BF1. Even at Ultra in BF1, in smaller maps, I can still get ~60fps. This is something I don't think has ever happened. I don't recall being able to play AAA games on a $275 build. Thank you, Bitcoin crash. Edit: I just checked again and the price of the GPU went up, the cheapest RX 580 8GB now goes for ~$75. However $50 can still net you a RX 570 4GB, in this build the difference isn’t quite noticeable
Hi guys, I am building a system with MSI RTX 2060S and with corsair 650W PSU which has 80+ Gold certification, but I don't know if 650W will be good enough for it, I also have ryzen 5-2600 with stock cooler and 27" 1440p 144hz monitor and 16gb of RGB ram and an extra 120mm RGB fan. I am using Asus B450 motherboard. I am not going to overclock anything, what I am asking is if the GPU is going to have enough power because it will be running a lot of stuff including Bitcoin mining and [email protected]
OK, so I've been saving myself some money for quite some time now. This is going to be my first PC build (technically my 2nd one but I just watched my dad put the components together a few years back). Unfortunately, since the prices are almost double what they are in the USA here, I'll be building a mid-spec PC while I could've been building a much better PC if I was in the US. So here are the components of the PC I'm trying to build: Case: NZXT Manta White Mini ITX Case Mobo: MSI B450-I Gaming Plus AC CPU: Ryzen 5 3600 or 3600X (They're almost the same price for now) Cooler: NZXT Kraken X62 Liquid AIO Ram: XPG Spectrix 3200 mhz 2x8GB GPU: MSI Radeon RX 5700 XT Mech OC 8GB PSU: Cooler Master V750 80+ Gold (I know it's overkill but my dad used to do bitcoin mining and I wanted to save some money on the PSU, also some white cable extentsion kit from Phanteks) For the storage, I'll be using an Adata 240GB SSD for now until I get the M.2 that I want. When I change the currency of the price total, it costs around 1500-1600 USD with tax (18%) if I'm not mistaken. Can you guys give me some tips for me to do this build correctly?
Hi, I have tried to build my own, but it appears like I've gotten rusty in this. It has also reached prices beyond my expectations. But I want to keep it for about 7-10 years. What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using. I don't plan to use this for gaming or bitcoin mining. I will process a lot of text from external sources, compute numbers, and train some deep learning models. What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes? 4000 USD / 36000 NOK. When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy. ASAP What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (ToweOS/monitokeyboard/mouse/etc) Things I would want: CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 3950X (or something fast that has 16+ cores; I will run highly parallel jobs) GPU: GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (large memory is preferred) Memory: 32GB (or more) Motherboard: Preferably an X570 with PCIe 4.0 NVMe support. WiFi would be nice, because there is no network cabling around that area. USB-C heads would be nice, but not required. Case: USB-C is required. I prefer white, silvegrey, but black would be fine as well. No disc drive needed. Storage: NVMe (1 TB should be enough for me, I suppose). I already have an SSD inside my old machine. PSU: 850W or higher would be good. I have plans to install another card in that. Fans: I have no idea how many I need, nor where to mount them. Something less noisy would be nice. If water cooling is less-noisy and comparable in terms of pricing, I can go for water cooling. Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location? Norway If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated. SSD (Samsung evo 850), keyboard, mouse, monitor. Brands of those don't matter. Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU? Most likely, no. However, it appears like both the CPU and the GPU can be overclocked to a certain extent. Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc) CUDA and OpenCL support would be required. I already have an SSD. But an NVMe drive is needed. Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-towefull-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components? I don't like LED lighting. I prefer white, silver or grey cases. Size doesn't matter as long as I can place 2 full size PCIe cards in that. I don't like window, but don't mind if a cheap model has that. Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference? No. It will run Linux. Extra info or particulars: Nothing apart from those. I would be very happy, if you could help me build something along these lines.
My own (x-post) If you like virtually building PCs, will you help me with mine again?
Tl;Dr: I have an i3, 8 gb of ram, and a GTX 960--help me build a new pc so i can appropriately game again? A few years back, I got some help building my current rig--but I went TOO budget and need to upgrade. That build (which I am currently posting from) is here: https://pcpartpicker.com/useG1ng3rBr3dd/saved/#view=bGybt6 Specs: - Intel i3-6100 CPU - GeForce GTX 960 GPU - G-Skill Single Slot 8gb RAM - Corsair CX 500 PSU - Asus VX238H-W 23.0" 1920x1080 Monitor (I think I need a higher fps monitor from what I've been told) - Cooler Master N200 MicroATX Mini Tower Case - Gigabyte GA-H110M-A Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard Gaming has been increasingly difficult and I want to actually enjoy gaming again without falling victim to being the lowest frame rate/highest latency on every server I enter. I gamed on my buddy's pc the other day and I was floored. I'm unsure what his specs are, but it made me realize that mine is just holding me back. I don't need a ProGaming+Streaming+Bitcoin Farming BEAST of a PC. I just want to enjoy gaming again and be able to for a few years with minimal upgrades. I really like PCpartpicker.com as I'm ignorant and it's highly user-friendly so if you are bored and like doing this stuff, I'd really appreciate the help picking the best parts for what I'm looking for at a price I can justify to myself. My top-tier budget is around $1200 but that may be insanely high or insanely low for what I'm asking; I'm not really sure. If I can keep and use some of the parts I already have (Tower case, motherboard [maybe], PSU[?]) That'd be awesome but I understand If I can't. Thank you for reading and thank you in advance if you decide to venture into this for me. I appreciate y'all.
Welcome All to the GPUMining Crash Course! With the increase in prices in cryptocurrency, a lot of people are getting back into mining and a lot of people are brand new to the concept overall. So, I quickly wrote this crash course to help you understand what to expect and how to successfully mine your first cryptocurrency. This crash course isn't gonna have all of the fluff you'd see in a normal publication. This is just everything you need to know to get up and running on your first cryptocurrency mining rig.
What is cryptocurrency mining?
One of the main things about cryptocurrencies is that they are "decentralized". Sounds great, but WTF does that even mean? Well, the easiest way to explain it is... You know how if you want to send your friend/family money digitally, you can do so through your bank. Your bank likely takes a transaction fee and in a few days they will transfer the money. Since cryptocurrencies are decentralized, they don't have a bank or organization to fulfill the transfer of money. Instead, they outsource the computing power of their cryptocurrency network to miners (soon to be you). These miners are verifying transactions, securing the blockchain, and powering the cryptocurrency's specific network among other things. As an incentive, the miners collect transaction fees on the transactions that they verify and collect block rewards while new currency is still being introduced into the ecosystem.
What kind of rig should I build?
You can mine cryptocurrencies using your CPU, GPU, FPGA, or ASIC, but this is a GPU Mining subreddit, so I will cater this to GPUs. For building a great all-around GPU rig, there are two models of GPUs that I'd recommend:
Both of these GPUs have solid hashrates across most mining algorithms and for a decent price! You should be able to find both of these kinds of GPUs used for around $200-$250 each, which is a great price if you know what happened during the last mining craze! ($200 GPUs were out of stock everywhere and people were reselling them for $600+ each) There are also plenty of great AMD GPUs for mining, but I've worked mostly with Nvidia so that's why both of my recommendations are Nvidia and not AMD. Other parts to your rig that you'll need are listed below. Most of these can be pieces of crap and are just needed to make the rig actually run, but the one spot you DON'T want to cheap out on is the power supply unit. A decent power supply unit will keep your home from burning down while also keeping your rigs up and running smoothly. Here are my recommendations:
Motherboard - This Motherboard can hold up to 6 GPUs (considered a full rig) with the use of risers. It is decently priced and will fit nearly any mining rig upgrades that you make in the future.
CPU - You really just need the most basic CPU you can find, it's not very essential to mining unless you're CPU mining, but even then... CPU mining isn't very profitable for how expensive CPUs can be.
RAM - All you really need is about 4GB to keep this thing running. If you want more, go for it, but it's not neccessary in most cases.
Power Switch - Doesn't need to be fancy, just needs to turn the thing on and off
PowerSupply - Don't cheap out here! Pay for a quality PSU and save yourself the headache and be safe with a solid PSU. Get a GOLD quality PSU at a MINIMUM! Platinum is good too, but probably unnecessary. The linked 1300w PSU will support most 6 GPU rigs, if you're going for higher tier GPUs like a 1080ti and above or if you're having more than 6 GPUs on a single rig then you'll need something stronger.
GPU Risers - I use this kind. They work and they're not shitty. They do require 6pin for power. Use a Molex converter if needed, but going 6pin directly from your PSU is best. Your 8+6pin will probably be a little bit short, so you'll need some 6pin extenders. EVGA will sell them you for a few bucks each, but you have to call as they're not listed on the site. DON'T YOU DARE THINK OF USING A SATA CONNECTION UNLESS YOU WANT YOUR ENTIRE MINING OPERATION TO BURN DOWN AND TAKE EVERYTHING ELSE WITH IT! SATA IS NOT RATED FOR THE POWER THAT YOU NEED!!!!
Kilowatt Meter - So that you can monitor your power consumption from the wall (much more accurate than trying to calculate each piece of hardware individually). Also helps when overclocking for a higher efficiency.
120GB Solid State Drive - SSDs are pretty damn cheap now. Just get it instead of your prehistoric HDD. Also, make sure you get AT LEAST 120GB! Many of the popular cryptocurrencies like BEAM and GRIN will demand quite a bit of virtual memory, so you'll need the extra space on your SSD to compensate for that.
Something to put your rig on - This one seems to be popular, but pretty much anything will do. I literally used a shoe rack and zip ties. You just need something that will give the GPUs airflow to breathe and keep the rig organized as a whole.
Windows 10/Linux Operating System - Pretty self explanatory here. Don't go with any of the MAC OS or Apple Products. They're extremely over priced and nearly useless in the mining world.
She's built, now what?
Now you need to do a few things. I am a Windows miner, so I will be speaking to Windows here:
Update Windows - Do all of the updates. Just do it.
Update Drivers - Go to the EVGA website and download GeForce experience. It will keep your GPU drivers up to date.
Go to Windows Device Manager and make sure all of your GPUs show up under "Display Adapters". If it is there, but it isn't showing the Name/Model of the GPU as the name, right click it and select "Update Driver". This should fix it.
Assuming you've done all of this, you're ready to download a mining application.
There are tons to choose from! Claymore, Phoenix, EWBF, LolMiner, etc... It can be overwhelming pretty quickly since they all have different algorithm support, speeds, efficiencies, and a whole lot more. On top of that, in order to get them running you need to set up batch files to call the proper exe, point you to the correct pool, and a whole bunch of other stuff that can be confusing to a new user. Not to mention, you will probably need a separate miner, config file, batch file, etc. for each different algorithm that you're interested in mining on. Instead, I recommend that you download a miner management software that will take care of most of this tedious work for you. There are a few in the sidebar, but the /GPUMining favorite is AIOMiner. It was developed by our very own community member, xixspiderxix with the intention of making mining as easy as possible to do and without any fees. It supports over 100 different algorithms, so you'll be able to mine nearly ANY cryptocurrency you'd like. Just download it from their website and it will take you through a quick tutorial to help you get set up! You can also connect your rig to their website for remote monitoring and control. You've probably seen a few of their posts around this subreddit. Other Windows mining softwares include:
many more you can find from google searching
Note: Many mining softwares have fees built into them. Most are around 1%, but can go as high as 5% or greater! You want a mining software with little or no fees at all so that you get to keep as much cryptocurrency as possible. These fees aren't something you actively pay, the software will automatically take it by mining on the developers behalf for a given amount of time and then switching back to mining on your own behalf. So, please be diligent in the software that you evaluate and make sure it is reputable.
I keep hearing about NiceHash. What is that?
The asshole of the mining industry. Jk, but not really. NiceHash is a software program that allows you to sell your rig's hashing power to someone on their marketplace. They market themselves as profitable mining, but you're not really mining. You're selling your power in exchange for Bitcoin. They did a great job telling people that with them, you're always mining the most profitable coin, but that's just not true. Since it is a mining marketplace, they make you mine whatever their most expensive contract is. If their contracts are below market prices, then you're not operating as efficiently and profitably as you could be. NiceHash also has a sketchy history, which continues to this day. In 2017, they were hacked and lost $65M worth of Bitcoin. No one got paid out for MONTHS and many of their executives conveniently resigned. Their platform is also used to destroy cryptocurrencies. Since people are able to purchase mining power on their platform, people have used their platform to purchase enough mining power to control individual cryptocurrencies and duplicate coins, which increased the malicious user's wealth while completely destroying the integrity of the coin's blockchain. HoriZEN (formerly ZenCash), Ethereum Classic, and many other great cryptocurrencies have been the victim of NiceHash's platform. For this and many other reasons, we highly recommend that you stay AWAY from Nicehash. We understand that it is extremely easy to use and you get paid in bitcoin, but they are destroying the industry with their greed and lack of motivation to change their platform for the protection of cryptocurrencies.
This is pretty much everything you need to know to get started. We covered the hardware, setting up the software, which software to use, and AIOMiner's tutorial will get you up to speed on how to actually mine the cryptocurrency that you want better than I can explain it, so I'll leave that part to them. If you have any questions on this crash course, please leave a comment below where myself and other community members will be able to help you out.
Tips for Building a 6K editing PC w/ more than 1 GPU (Resolve)
Hi editing ! I'm new to building a PC and lucked out on getting 3 x 1080 ti's for free from my brothers old bitcoin mining rig. I shoot and edit my own videos, Ursa Mini 4.6K, 4.6K Lossless files (moving to RED Dragon 6K files in the new year with the RED Komodo 6k). I would like to edit with as little proxy-ing as possible, I know its totally unnecessary to have it playback at full res but my current computer cant even handle 720p proxies... I currently edit on a 2013 Macbook Pro, mid-range. Timeline 1080p 24fps, Delivery 1080p (vimeo) Ideally I will be taking 4.6k lossless files, as well as 6k 6:1 compressed files and editing in 4K 24fps proxy for 4K delivery. My buddy told me I will be fine with just one 1080 ti, but I already have 3 so I figure I might as well put them to use. I'm wondering if I can put all 3 of them into this sub $1500 rig. The PC I am about to build will go like this: CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3800X 3.9 GHz 8-Core Processor MB: Asus ROG STRIX X470-F Gaming ATX AM4 RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory Storage: Samsung 970 Evo 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME SSD Storage: Western Digital 1 TB HDD GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11 GB SC2 Video Card GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11 GB SC2 Video Card **GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11 GB SC2 Video Card** **(NON-SLI)** CASE: Corsair 275R Airflow ATX Mid Tower Case PSU: **EVGA BQ 850 W 80+ Bronze semi-modular ATX** **(Need a 1000 W 80+ Gold if i have more than 2 GPU's)** Most of the information I have found about 2 GPU's is SLI, but I have also read that DaVinci works better with 2 separate dedicated GPU's. Does anyone have any advice on whether or not 2-way SLI is better? Can I do 3-way Crossfire with this build? Can I have 3 GPU's non-SLI? Can I dedicate just 1 GPU for debayering in the background? Can I dedicate 1 GPU for rendering only? Thanks in advance!
First upgrade in years, looking for a solid, budget-friendly GPU recommendation.
I'm in the US, and while this isn't my first go-round with building a PC, it's been a few years, and I haven't kept up on all the happenings. I pretty much stopped paying attention when bitcoin mining was a big thing, and GPU prices were astronomical. Coming from:
MSI GTX 950 2GB
G.Skill Vengeance DDR3 2133, 16 GB
Seasonic 450W 80+ Gold
Current, in-progress build:
Ryzen 5 3600
Gigabyte B450M DS3h
G.Skill Vengeance DDR4 3600, 32 GB
Seasonic Prime 550W 80+ Platinum
Budget: = ~$400 (though, I could likely be convinced to go up to $500, if the arguments were solid enough.) So, as you can see, the theme of this build is "top-notch budget," and I'm looking for some real-world recommendations for a good, comparatively inexpensive GPU that will allow for decently heavy gaming (Elite Dangerous is probably the most graphically-intensive game I'm currently playing) and maybe getting into VR (something I have zero personal experience with). I know most everything above $150 is already going to be an upgrade, but that kinda starts to get into the realm of "choice overload" and I keep doing research, opening a bunch of tabs, getting overwhelmed, and closing it all out, only to start again the next day. So, what's gonna play nice? What're some cards y'all have had good luck with? Thanks in advance for any advise y'all got, and feel free to ask any questions you might have for me.
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