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April 08, 2013, 11:14:41 PM
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Hey, all!

I'm putting together a new BTC/LTC rig (I'm not sure BFL will be ready any time soon). Can you give me your opinions on the below?

MB: ASRock 970 EXTREME4 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS $100
CPU: AMD FX-4100 Zambezi 3.6GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 95W Quad-Core Desktop $105
RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 $65
VID: SAPPHIRE 100355-1GOCL Radeon HD 7850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card OC Version x3 @ $170
Case: LIAN LI PC-7HB Black Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $100
PSU: CORSAIR AX860i 860W Digital ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS PLATINUM Certified Full Modular Active PFC $200

Comments/Suggestions/Smart remarks?

Many thanks!

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April 08, 2013, 11:18:29 PM
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spend less on CPU and RAM et more on the graphic cardS
The graphic card is what does the job of mining.
you don't need that wattage for 1 medium graphic card.
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April 08, 2013, 11:57:00 PM
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spend less on CPU and RAM et more on the graphic cardS
The graphic card is what does the job of mining.
you don't need that wattage for 1 medium graphic card.


Forgot prices and quantities! Added

It's x3 graphics cards. PSU calc says about 750w max. I'm going platinum certified 860w and hoping to run below 80% capacity.

What would you recommend on CPU, RAM, and PSU?

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April 09, 2013, 12:27:37 AM
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nice!!!

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April 09, 2013, 12:54:08 AM
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Thinking of switching PSU to:

Corsair Professional Series  HX 850 Watt ATX/EPS Modular 80 PLUS Gold (HX850) $170

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April 09, 2013, 01:13:01 AM
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where you located?  have you been mining for long?

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April 09, 2013, 01:22:25 AM
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Assuming ALL you want to do is mine BTC:

MB - great choice.  I have 10 of them.  Have had to replace 1 in the past year.

CPU - cheapest AMD CPU I could get.  If you want to also mine Litecoins on the CPU at the same time, a 3, 4 or 6 core (maybe) AMD, if you find a good deal.  Otherwise get the cheapest AMD Sempron.  Not good for much else, but will support a 3 x 7970 mining rig without issues.

RAM - found the least-expensive 2 GIG stick I could find.  Didn't care about the speed. (may care for LTC mingin, but that wasn't the goal at the time, so I didn't ask/check)

CASE - built an open-enclosure, wooden racks that accommodated raised cards with PCIe extenders.  Much cheaper and better for overall airflow, IMO

VID - take the rest of the money you wish to spend, and divide into PSU and GPUs.  Solid GPU is worth it and size it based on the GPUs you can afford, buying cheaper RAM, CPU, and without a case if you want to try to build you own.

Just my 2 cents.  Worked for me.  Good luck to you.
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April 09, 2013, 01:42:16 PM
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This is strictly a hobby rig for BTC right now. LTC later on possibly. I'm trying to keep it under $1000. Being mindful I don't want PCI risers and will use the machine in the future for LTC and FTP/torrents as well. I have a laptop for daily use.

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