So yeah, I've decided to build a small mining rig (at least small for now since I don't have that much money available) and I was wondering if you could maybe give me some advice or comments on the parts:
|SAPPHIRE HD5830 Extreme||1x (later 2)||€ 91,90|
|Biostar A870||€ 54,90|
|AMD Sempron 140||€ 30,99|
|SilverStone ST50F-P||€ 71,90|
|Kingston ValueRAM DIMM 2 GB DDR3-1066||1x||€ 19,26|
The only thing I'm a bit concerned about is if the PSU with 500W will be enough to support 2x 5830s (though I guess it should be enough). I know one shouldn't skimp on the PSU, but then again, for now I'll have to keep the total costs as low as possible, and it at least has a 80 PLUS Bronze certification.
I will probably buy an USB Flash Drive and run Ubuntu 11.04 on it, but I'm wondering which installation would be better, Ubuntu Server minimal installation and just installing Gnome afterwards or should I just go with the normal Ubuntu Desktop installation?
Thanks in advance for every hints/comments/recommendations.