Bitcoin Forum
December 06, 2016, 08:15:07 AM *
News: To be able to use the next phase of the beta forum software, please ensure that your email address is correct/functional.
 
   Home   Help Search Donate Login Register  
Pages: [1]
  Print  
Author Topic: Help with mining rig  (Read 982 times)
maplemath
Member
**
Offline Offline

Activity: 92



View Profile
June 05, 2011, 03:02:50 PM
 #1

I own a Lenovo M57 which I could use as a dedicated mining rig.

Could I just replace the 280W PSU with a Corsair Builder Series CMPSU-600CXV2 600W ATX PSU, and add an XFX Radeon HD 6970 2GB GDDR5 PCI-E video card?

Or are there problems with these components and my machine, compatibility-wise?

Thank you for your help.  Smiley

BTC:  18Z3fSXKNWdyM6zGeraEZ6wfYZyp8ZvCLj  LTC:    LdFManTRWBH4y7GXAjGTEVou9ZDRuFK7HM
WDC: Wb2WxguEYqzbBtrbC5h1PjwALxXm4vQ4Qb DOGE:   DNhaETSeGnEuYje5jk7J8QtqQ1jMZ1httN
1481012107
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1481012107

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1481012107
Reply with quote  #2

1481012107
Report to moderator
1481012107
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1481012107

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1481012107
Reply with quote  #2

1481012107
Report to moderator
Advertised sites are not endorsed by the Bitcoin Forum. They may be unsafe, untrustworthy, or illegal in your jurisdiction. Advertise here.
1481012107
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1481012107

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1481012107
Reply with quote  #2

1481012107
Report to moderator
1481012107
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1481012107

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1481012107
Reply with quote  #2

1481012107
Report to moderator
1481012107
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1481012107

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1481012107
Reply with quote  #2

1481012107
Report to moderator
KJaneway
Full Member
***
Offline Offline

Activity: 158


View Profile
June 05, 2011, 04:37:34 PM
 #2

Or even better with a 5870.

If you like my advise, i would be thankful getting a small donation at:
1Hvpgt5U6EgrWX1WpA25W6mRoH1Ltr8ydm
MaGNeT
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1050


Founder of Orlycoin | O RLY? YA RLY!


View Profile WWW
June 05, 2011, 06:56:33 PM
 #3

Or even better with a 5870.

I would also go for a 5870, you can pick them up cheap sometimes and they are very good for mining.

Here's a "Mining hardware comparison" chart:

https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Mining_hardware_comparison

Does the case have a standard ATX power supply? And is there an extra case fan (or at least place for it)?
maplemath
Member
**
Offline Offline

Activity: 92



View Profile
June 05, 2011, 08:21:15 PM
 #4

Yes, but you'd be wasting money with a 6970.  You're better off just getting a reference 6950 and flashing/unlocking it to a 6970.

Are you sure this is still the case? The 6950 is only 800MhZ while the 6970 is 880MhZ. Overclocking both, I assume the 6970 will go farther. Right?

BTC:  18Z3fSXKNWdyM6zGeraEZ6wfYZyp8ZvCLj  LTC:    LdFManTRWBH4y7GXAjGTEVou9ZDRuFK7HM
WDC: Wb2WxguEYqzbBtrbC5h1PjwALxXm4vQ4Qb DOGE:   DNhaETSeGnEuYje5jk7J8QtqQ1jMZ1httN
maplemath
Member
**
Offline Offline

Activity: 92



View Profile
June 05, 2011, 08:24:07 PM
 #5

I would also go for a 5870, you can pick them up cheap sometimes and they are very good for mining.

In Canada they seem to cost more than a 6970.


Quote
Does the case have a standard ATX power supply? And is there an extra case fan (or at least place for it)?

There is an extra fan already. I'm not 100% sure that the existing PSU is ATX. I would buy a new PSU though, assuming it fits in the mid-tower of the Lenovo M57.

BTC:  18Z3fSXKNWdyM6zGeraEZ6wfYZyp8ZvCLj  LTC:    LdFManTRWBH4y7GXAjGTEVou9ZDRuFK7HM
WDC: Wb2WxguEYqzbBtrbC5h1PjwALxXm4vQ4Qb DOGE:   DNhaETSeGnEuYje5jk7J8QtqQ1jMZ1httN
maplemath
Member
**
Offline Offline

Activity: 92



View Profile
June 05, 2011, 10:09:37 PM
 #6

Based on amazon.ca prices, it looks like my best bet is 2 HD 5830. Thoughts on this?

BTC:  18Z3fSXKNWdyM6zGeraEZ6wfYZyp8ZvCLj  LTC:    LdFManTRWBH4y7GXAjGTEVou9ZDRuFK7HM
WDC: Wb2WxguEYqzbBtrbC5h1PjwALxXm4vQ4Qb DOGE:   DNhaETSeGnEuYje5jk7J8QtqQ1jMZ1httN
Wes1180
Newbie
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 24


View Profile
June 05, 2011, 10:55:29 PM
 #7

Based on amazon.ca prices, it looks like my best bet is 2 HD 5830. Thoughts on this?

From what I've seen the 5830 looks good and is one of the highest mhash per dollar

have a look at this

Although the 5870 can generate more and has a higher mhash per watt
Pages: [1]
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Sponsored by , a Bitcoin-accepting VPN.
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!