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April 09, 2013, 12:15:50 AM
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Hello everyone, I've been around reading for quite a while and have had my taste of using my current PC to learn as much as I can about mining and have decided to actually invest into a mining rig at this point. I have selected hardware based on what I think is appropriate and am just looking for feedback in case something I am choosing is a mistake, incorrect model or if there is something of better value that I can purchase for similar money. I will be mining LTC and any recommendations or help would be appreciated Cheesy

The hardware I've selected is:
CPU -> AMD A4-5300 Trinity 3.4GHz (3.6GHz Turbo) Socket FM2 65W Dual-Core Desktop APU ( http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16819113283 )
MB -> ASRock FM2A85X Extreme6 FM2 AMD A85X ( http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16813157339 )
PSU -> CORSAIR HX Series HX850 850W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply  ( http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16817139011 )
RAM -> 1x Kingston HyperX Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 ( http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16820104262 )
GPU -> 3x SAPPHIRE 100352-2L Radeon HD 7950 3GB 384-bit GDDR5  ( http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16814202006 )



Now, I've heard on these forums that because of an OpenCL bug, you need to have more RAM than you have video memory, if that's the case I should get 12GB of RAM right? Also, are those the best video cards that I can purchase from Newegg? I was originally going to purchase MSI R7950 Twin Frozr 3GD5/OC Radeon HD 7950 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 ( http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127667 ) ... but they are out of stock for I don't know how long and I'd rather not wait to find out if they will be getting them back in stock.

Last question, intel vs AMD? Does it matter? I've read that it doesn't matter, whichever is cheaper and has the slots available to pretty much go for.


Thanks for taking the time to read and I appreciate the help and support!
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