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April 04, 2017, 08:49:48 PM
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What is the best bang for my buck rig I can make?

Which alt coins are most profitable/easy to mine?

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April 04, 2017, 08:53:37 PM
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 Really hope you did not buy them with bitcoin from some carder
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April 04, 2017, 09:23:26 PM
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What is the best bang for my buck rig I can make?

Which alt coins are most profitable/easy to mine?

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well where do the cards let you spend money?

I would be able to advise you to go in two directions.

Maybe a 2 card rig  with two new geforce 1080 ti gpus

and a 3 card rig with 3 new rx 480 gpus.

there are two schools of thought..

the nvidia geforce 1080 ti are a really good card for mining ZEC coin

the amd are better at the other coins.

two rigs allows for being diverse.

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April 04, 2017, 09:59:58 PM
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The cards are amex prepaids I have received as bonuses from work!
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April 04, 2017, 10:04:14 PM
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The cards are amex prepaids I have received as bonuses from work!

okay so you can spend anywhere.

order this before it sells out

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125955&cm_re=geforce_1080_ti-_-14-125-955-_-Product



this does five cards as tested by me  amazon also sells it.

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128975&cm_re=gigabyte_z270-_-13-128-975-_-Product


this ram is okay
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148856&ignorebbr=1&cm_re=ddr4-_-20-148-856-_-Product

this cpu is good

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819117739&ignorebbr=1&cm_re=pentium-_-19-117-739-_-Product



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April 04, 2017, 11:34:07 PM
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What is the best bang for my buck rig I can make?

Which alt coins are most profitable/easy to mine?

Thank you!

If your mining ZEC:

$1675 ZOTAC mini 1070 x5 ($335 each from amazon)
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LLAJ8PU/
$8   USB key
https://www.amazon.com/Lexar-JumpDrive-128GB-Flash-Drive/dp/B00S5V5PMY
$57   Corsair Vengeance 8GB ram
https://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Vengeance-1x8GB-Desktop-Memory/dp/B005T63BJM
$80   BIOSTAR TB85 mobo or similar
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138436
$50   Intel Celeron G1840
https://www.amazon.com/Intel-Celeron-G1840-Processor-BX80646G1840/dp/B00J2LIE9C
$2     ATX power switch
https://www.amazon.com/uxcell-Button-Switch-Switches-Computer/dp/B00B2ZBYGG
$140  EVGA GQ-1000 psu
https://www.amazon.com/EVGA-1000GQ-Modular-Warranty-210-GQ-1000-V1/dp/B017ICWP82
$54    pcie powered risers 6x pack
http://www.ebay.com/itm/6-Pack-V006C-PCI-E-16x-to-1x-Powered-Riser-GPU-Adapter-6-pin-ETH-Zcash-mining/112300842118
$150   spotswood frame via pp
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1487782.0

total $2216

expected hashrate: ~2250 sol/s  for ~700 watts

this is at 125 watt powerlimit per card; you can lower powerlimit to be more efficient if you have expensive power

0.9848888888888889 $/hash (hash in sol/s)

If you want to mine ETH you should make an AMD rig; if you go this route: I would wait for the new AMD cards or buy a used rig from another member.

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April 04, 2017, 11:47:20 PM
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What is the best bang for my buck rig I can make?

Which alt coins are most profitable/easy to mine?

Thank you!

If your mining ZEC:

$1675 ZOTAC mini 1070 x5 ($335 each from amazon)
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LLAJ8PU/
$8   USB key
https://www.amazon.com/Lexar-JumpDrive-128GB-Flash-Drive/dp/B00S5V5PMY
$57   Corsair Vengeance 8GB ram
https://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Vengeance-1x8GB-Desktop-Memory/dp/B005T63BJM
$80   BIOSTAR TB85 mobo or similar
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138436
$50   Intel Celeron G1840
https://www.amazon.com/Intel-Celeron-G1840-Processor-BX80646G1840/dp/B00J2LIE9C
$2     ATX power switch
https://www.amazon.com/uxcell-Button-Switch-Switches-Computer/dp/B00B2ZBYGG
$140  EVGA GQ-1000 psu
https://www.amazon.com/EVGA-1000GQ-Modular-Warranty-210-GQ-1000-V1/dp/B017ICWP82
$54    pcie powered risers 6x pack
http://www.ebay.com/itm/6-Pack-V006C-PCI-E-16x-to-1x-Powered-Riser-GPU-Adapter-6-pin-ETH-Zcash-mining/112300842118
$150   spotswood frame via pp
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1487782.0

total $2216

expected hashrate: ~2250 sol/s  for ~700 watts

this is at 125 watt powerlimit per card; you can lower powerlimit to be more efficient if you have expensive power

0.9848888888888889 $/hash (hash in sol/s)

If you want to mine ETH you should make an AMD rig; if you go this route: I would wait for the new AMD cards or buy a used rig from another member.


What are the new AMD cards? When do they come out?

I was planning on starting off with mining ETH.
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April 04, 2017, 11:52:51 PM
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What is the best bang for my buck rig I can make?

Which alt coins are most profitable/easy to mine?

Thank you!

If your mining ZEC:

$1675 ZOTAC mini 1070 x5 ($335 each from amazon)
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LLAJ8PU/
$8   USB key
https://www.amazon.com/Lexar-JumpDrive-128GB-Flash-Drive/dp/B00S5V5PMY
$57   Corsair Vengeance 8GB ram
https://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Vengeance-1x8GB-Desktop-Memory/dp/B005T63BJM
$80   BIOSTAR TB85 mobo or similar
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138436
$50   Intel Celeron G1840
https://www.amazon.com/Intel-Celeron-G1840-Processor-BX80646G1840/dp/B00J2LIE9C
$2     ATX power switch
https://www.amazon.com/uxcell-Button-Switch-Switches-Computer/dp/B00B2ZBYGG
$140  EVGA GQ-1000 psu
https://www.amazon.com/EVGA-1000GQ-Modular-Warranty-210-GQ-1000-V1/dp/B017ICWP82
$54    pcie powered risers 6x pack
http://www.ebay.com/itm/6-Pack-V006C-PCI-E-16x-to-1x-Powered-Riser-GPU-Adapter-6-pin-ETH-Zcash-mining/112300842118
$150   spotswood frame via pp
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1487782.0

total $2216

expected hashrate: ~2250 sol/s  for ~700 watts

this is at 125 watt powerlimit per card; you can lower powerlimit to be more efficient if you have expensive power

0.9848888888888889 $/hash (hash in sol/s)

If you want to mine ETH you should make an AMD rig; if you go this route: I would wait for the new AMD cards or buy a used rig from another member.


What are the new AMD cards? When do they come out?

I was planning on starting off with mining ETH.

soon:

https://www.kitguru.net/components/graphic-cards/matthew-wilson/amd-rx-500-series-gpus-are-starting-to-pop-up-at-retail/

http://www.tweaktown.com/news/56973/sapphires-upcoming-radeon-rx-500-series-10-cards/index.html

I would look at this thread for AMD ideas:

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1806061.0


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April 05, 2017, 01:14:42 AM
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You can put together a 6x RX 470 rig for mining Eth + DCR for ~$1300, less if you build the case yourself. If you want to spend all of the bonus money then a more powerful rig might be a good move for you. Bang for buck and return on investment will obviously be longer if you got that route.  Either Eth or ZEC seems to be viable to mine right now.

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April 05, 2017, 01:23:31 AM
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you should have purchased the 1080 ti i linked and built a 1 card rig to start that can expand to more cards.

but it is your money.  there are quite a few ways to go.

but that 1080 ti  will be worth close to its for sale price for quite a while.

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April 05, 2017, 03:49:49 AM
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you should have purchased the 1080 ti i linked and built a 1 card rig to start that can expand to more cards.

but it is your money.  there are quite a few ways to go.

but that 1080 ti  will be worth close to its for sale price for quite a while.

I just bought the 1080 ti you recommended  Grin

Now I'm thinking what I want to do essentially is start off with that card and build a pc that can be used for programming work (data mining and machine learning) as well as light gaming. AS WELL AS be able to be an entry point into mining.

Basically, I'm thinking I'll want to get a few of those new AMDs as well to allow me to do ETH mining.

I'd also want 64GB of RAM and an SSD in the 500 GB range.

Would it be ok to cram all of that in one giant case? Or would it be better to have a separate setups for the personal pc vs the mining rig.

Right now I am just on a laptop.

What would you guys recommend for these uses?

Thank you for all the help so far everyone
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April 05, 2017, 04:11:37 AM
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well as far as i know the AMD Rx-5XX series wont be revealed officially until April 18th ..and it will take couple of weeks to get one (may be)..and hope it keeps up the same as Rx-4XX series .

                                       
                                       
                                       
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April 05, 2017, 04:57:40 AM
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you should have purchased the 1080 ti i linked and built a 1 card rig to start that can expand to more cards.

but it is your money.  there are quite a few ways to go.

but that 1080 ti  will be worth close to its for sale price for quite a while.

I just bought the 1080 ti you recommended  Grin

Now I'm thinking what I want to do essentially is start off with that card and build a pc that can be used for programming work (data mining and machine learning) as well as light gaming. AS WELL AS be able to be an entry point into mining.

Basically, I'm thinking I'll want to get a few of those new AMDs as well to allow me to do ETH mining.

I'd also want 64GB of RAM and an SSD in the 500 GB range.

Would it be ok to cram all of that in one giant case? Or would it be better to have a separate setups for the personal pc vs the mining rig.

Right now I am just on a laptop.

What would you guys recommend for these uses?

Thank you for all the help so far everyone

In theory that card should earn 7 dollars a day with not counting power costs.
Say 1 for power

6 a day profit.  117 days it paid off.

You have a lot to do with the pc
I have used a few z270 boards
And a decent i5 7500 CPU

Works well. Closed cases get hot you need good fans.

It is late I am going to crash. I will post info tomorrow

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April 06, 2017, 03:33:47 AM
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you should have purchased the 1080 ti i linked and built a 1 card rig to start that can expand to more cards.

but it is your money.  there are quite a few ways to go.

but that 1080 ti  will be worth close to its for sale price for quite a while.

I just bought the 1080 ti you recommended  Grin

Now I'm thinking what I want to do essentially is start off with that card and build a pc that can be used for programming work (data mining and machine learning) as well as light gaming. AS WELL AS be able to be an entry point into mining.

Basically, I'm thinking I'll want to get a few of those new AMDs as well to allow me to do ETH mining.

I'd also want 64GB of RAM and an SSD in the 500 GB range.

Would it be ok to cram all of that in one giant case? Or would it be better to have a separate setups for the personal pc vs the mining rig.

Right now I am just on a laptop.

What would you guys recommend for these uses?

Thank you for all the help so far everyone

In theory that card should earn 7 dollars a day with not counting power costs.
Say 1 for power

6 a day profit.  117 days it paid off.

You have a lot to do with the pc
I have used a few z270 boards
And a decent i5 7500 CPU

Works well. Closed cases get hot you need good fans.

It is late I am going to crash. I will post info tomorrow

Thanks. What would you recommend in terms of fan and case?
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you should have purchased the 1080 ti i linked and built a 1 card rig to start that can expand to more cards.

but it is your money.  there are quite a few ways to go.

but that 1080 ti  will be worth close to its for sale price for quite a while.

I just bought the 1080 ti you recommended  Grin

Now I'm thinking what I want to do essentially is start off with that card and build a pc that can be used for programming work (data mining and machine learning) as well as light gaming. AS WELL AS be able to be an entry point into mining.

Basically, I'm thinking I'll want to get a few of those new AMDs as well to allow me to do ETH mining.

I'd also want 64GB of RAM and an SSD in the 500 GB range.

Would it be ok to cram all of that in one giant case? Or would it be better to have a separate setups for the personal pc vs the mining rig.

Right now I am just on a laptop.

What would you guys recommend for these uses?

Thank you for all the help so far everyone

In theory that card should earn 7 dollars a day with not counting power costs.
Say 1 for power

6 a day profit.  117 days it paid off.

You have a lot to do with the pc
I have used a few z270 boards
And a decent i5 7500 CPU

Works well. Closed cases get hot you need good fans.

It is late I am going to crash. I will post info tomorrow

Thanks. What would you recommend in terms of fan and case?

I got tied up with taxes today


good case fan  at least one for in and one for out


https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA2W03WN2157


good case for 2 cards

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139058


good board  for 2 cards in that case

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128975


I like this i5  but you may want a better cpu

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819117730


ssd and ram  that is pretty much any good name

samsung ,crucial

os  I don't like window 10   but you may need to use it for your other work.

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