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April 09, 2013, 04:38:29 AM
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Hello,

I'm would like to start mining Litecoins (or any other profitable "Alternate cryptocurrencies") since there is no way that I could start Bitcoin mining. I'm going to do it as a source of alternative income as well as a hobby. I don't pay for electricity so don't worry about factoring that in to advice Smiley.

The max I can spend on the build is $765 USD

I really want to get the most Kh/s (or Mh/s) as possible, this said I'm fine with having 4 cards on one rig, or more than one rig is fine aswell!

Really what I'm asking for here is help with picking parts, because I'm new to mining and I don't really know what specs I should be looking for (besides no nvidia cards Cheesy).

As always thanks in advance, and I'll be sure to send some LTC (or any other "Alternate cryptocurrentcy") your way when I finish!

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April 09, 2013, 04:58:36 AM
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Also, forgot to mention. I don't need an HDD or Case included, already have both.

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April 09, 2013, 08:16:38 AM
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I'd recommend 7950s for GPUs.
Seasonic or Corsair 850w -> 1250w PSU, depending on how many GPUs you are planning to get.  Each 7950 uses ~190w, so for 3 you could easily do it on an 850w.
Any CPU+Mobo that is low cost and has the amount of PCI-E slots you want for the number of GPUs you're planning to get (if you had a bigger budget I would recommend a well known brand for the motherboard such as ASUS).
And for RAM, 4-8GB Corsair/GSkill 1333-1600.

Unfortunately I wasn't able to price out anything that included 2x7950s as it went way over budget.  So you may have to start out with 1 card for now and add more as you mine or gain other income.

Hope this helps! Smiley

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April 09, 2013, 08:18:08 AM
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I'd recommend 7950s for GPUs.
Seasonic or Corsair 850w -> 1250w PSU, depending on how many GPUs you are planning to get.  Each 7950 uses ~190w, so for 3 you could easily do it on an 850w.
Any CPU+Mobo that is low cost and has the amount of PCI-E slots you want for the number of GPUs you're planning to get (if you had a bigger budget I would recommend a well known brand for the motherboard such as ASUS).
And for RAM, 4-8GB Corsair/GSkill 1333-1600.

Unfortunately I wasn't able to price out anything that included 2x7950s as it went way over budget.  So you may have to start out with 1 card for now and add more as you mine or gain other income.

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Yeah the 7950's are the way to go GPU wise, they are expensive though, but I wouldn't at this point bother with anything less.

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April 09, 2013, 01:52:35 PM
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So assuming i buy one 7950 now, and use the profit from it to buy an additional. What hashrate can I expect?

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April 09, 2013, 09:26:20 PM
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Thanks for the advice, i think ill ask in the mining section next though.

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April 09, 2013, 09:47:59 PM
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So assuming i buy one 7950 now, and use the profit from it to buy an additional. What hashrate can I expect?

You will get about 450-500MH/s according to this source: https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Mining_hardware_comparison
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April 09, 2013, 09:49:59 PM
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So assuming i buy one 7950 now, and use the profit from it to buy an additional. What hashrate can I expect?

Or about 550KH/s on crypt according to this source: https://github.com/litecoin-project/litecoin/wiki/Mining-hardware-comparison
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April 09, 2013, 10:24:14 PM
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550 kh/s for each card? Or both the wiki says 550 for one 7950

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April 09, 2013, 10:31:15 PM
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I'm running one of the MSI twin frozr 7950s, with moderate overclocking you can get 550 or better on both, some with higher overclocks get around 600

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