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My Rig Build
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My own personal build

4 RX-580 8 GB Video Cards
8gb Memory
Gen 1 i3 530 Processor
Intel motherboard  4 x PICe ports
eBay 6 card open air rig
4 x used 12cm case fans
750 watt PSU
ethOS - 630watts from the wall 107mh/s average hash rate
Moded Bios, Power & clock speeds 

 

Now powered by my 'powerwall'
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Mike, this is a very nice build - I think I need to get an open air rack and rebuild my gaming machine into a mining machine. Who has time to play games anymore ?????
Love your thinking process about the new you tube channel.
Very smart man!!!!!
Happy holidays to you and the family!
Howie
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@howie, that's Pete's mining rig Wink

And yes, nice setup
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The RX480's are so expensive. Been looking for a second just to use in my computer in crossfire and they're nearly $100 more than what i paid for my first one 8 months ago. Have a link to where you got yours?
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#5
Why don't you guys just buy ASIC miners? They're so much more powerful and consume less power.
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(12-28-2017, 11:58 PM)Oderus420 Wrote: Why don't you guys just buy ASIC miners? They're so much more powerful and consume less power.

We aren't mining Bitcoin. We're mining ETC/ETH, which can only be done with GPUs. ASICs don't exist for those algorithms. They are designed specifically so that ASICs can't (at least not easily) be built for them.
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(12-28-2017, 11:58 PM)Oderus420 Wrote: Why don't you guys just buy ASIC miners? They're so much more powerful and consume less power.

Hi.  Well, for me, ASIC's make sense for bitcoin (and based on my research, is the only way to go for that), but they don't work for other coins like ETH, which I'm focusing on.
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(12-29-2017, 12:44 AM)mike Wrote:
(12-28-2017, 11:58 PM)Oderus420 Wrote: Why don't you guys just buy ASIC miners? They're so much more powerful and consume less power.

We aren't mining Bitcoin. We're mining ETC/ETH, which can only be done with GPUs. ASICs don't exist for those algorithms. They are designed specifically so that ASICs can't (at least not easily) be built for them.

That's unfortunate considering how much more powerful ASIC's are compared to CPU's/GPU's. I was considering getting a single ASIC for mining Bitcoin based on the efficiency alone but I'm not really attached to crypto-currencies.
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(12-29-2017, 05:51 PM)Oderus420 Wrote:
(12-29-2017, 12:44 AM)mike Wrote:
(12-28-2017, 11:58 PM)Oderus420 Wrote: Why don't you guys just buy ASIC miners? They're so much more powerful and consume less power.

We aren't mining Bitcoin. We're mining ETC/ETH, which can only be done with GPUs. ASICs don't exist for those algorithms. They are designed specifically so that ASICs can't (at least not easily) be built for them.

That's unfortunate considering how much more powerful ASIC's are compared to CPU's/GPU's. I was considering getting a single ASIC for mining Bitcoin based on the efficiency alone but I'm not really attached to crypto-currencies.

It's not cost effective really. You're going to be paying thousands on eBay for a newer one. You can get an older one and maybe you have free power and will generate a few dollars per month, but aside from that, it's going to take you a year to recoup costs of an ASIC. The other thing is once the difficulty rises and new ASICs come out, you have a hunk of junk that nobody wants because it only does one thing - mine bitcoin slowly unprofitably. At least when you invest in GPUs, they pay off in 2-4 months and when you're done with them, they still have great hardware value. Powerful GPUs will always have value.
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I read that you can get one for $1700 and then it'll generate $400-500 per month, including the cost of electricity. Which I could find that article. I'll post it if I ever do.
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