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May 09, 2017, 08:31:27 AM
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Hello ,

My PC config:
GPU: MSI R9 280X 3GB
CPU : Intel CPU i7-4770K 4.0 GHZ
RAM: 24GB RAM 18000MHZ
Motherboard:MSI Z97 Gaiming 7 Motherboard
Cooler for processor only - normal one

Can I mine ZCash / Monero with this config.
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May 09, 2017, 08:39:03 AM
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Hello ,

My PC config:
GPU: MSI R9 280X 3GB
CPU : Intel CPU i7-4770K 4.0 GHZ
RAM: 24GB RAM 18000MHZ
Motherboard:MSI Z97 Gaiming 7 Motherboard
Cooler for processor only - normal one

Can I mine ZCash / Monero with this config.

http://monerobechmarks.byethost5.com/?i=1
https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/ZCash_mining_GPU_Comparison

I'm not an expert in this field, but the only spec that is really relevant is your GPU. It seems like your particular GPU can achieve a decent hashrate, altough it looks like it might not be the best one around...

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May 09, 2017, 10:20:32 AM
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Hello ,

My PC config:
GPU: MSI R9 280X 3GB
CPU : Intel CPU i7-4770K 4.0 GHZ
RAM: 24GB RAM 18000MHZ
Motherboard:MSI Z97 Gaiming 7 Motherboard
Cooler for processor only - normal one

Can I mine ZCash / Monero with this config.

http://monerobechmarks.byethost5.com/?i=1
https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/ZCash_mining_GPU_Comparison

I'm not an expert in this field, but the only spec that is really relevant is your GPU. It seems like your particular GPU can achieve a decent hashrate, altough it looks like it might not be the best one around...

Thanks for the update.
Could you please suggest any recommended GPU for $250 with better hash rate and which could be compatible with my motherboard as well.
Like if I can go with multi R9 280X or like 2 GPU within the range of $250.
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May 09, 2017, 11:10:27 AM
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The motherboard seems extremely good for mining! you have 3 PCI-e x16 and 4 PCI-e 1x which makes it possible to install (if everything supports it, and it should) 7 GPUs with risers from the 1x slots Smiley. possible you would need a 16x riser from the slot directly above the 1x slot. Anyhow, with a decent PSU you could install just about any of the radeon 7950/7970/7990, R9 280/280x or other higher end GPU. Nvidia cards too from the 9xx and/or 1000-series! Smiley




Here is a great calc for diff algos and estimated reward https://www.nicehash.com/?p=calc

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May 09, 2017, 11:21:01 AM
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The motherboard seems extremely good for mining! you have 3 PCI-e x16 and 4 PCI-e 1x which makes it possible to install (if everything supports it, and it should) 7 GPUs with risers from the 1x slots Smiley. possible you would need a 16x riser from the slot directly above the 1x slot. Anyhow, with a decent PSU you could install just about any of the radeon 7950/7970/7990, R9 280/280x or other higher end GPU. Nvidia cards too from the 9xx and/or 1000-series! Smiley




Here is a great calc for diff algos and estimated reward https://www.nicehash.com/?p=calc



Thanks for the great info.

Can you please let me know more about risers.
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May 09, 2017, 11:36:12 AM
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The motherboard seems extremely good for mining! you have 3 PCI-e x16 and 4 PCI-e 1x which makes it possible to install (if everything supports it, and it should) 7 GPUs with risers from the 1x slots Smiley. possible you would need a 16x riser from the slot directly above the 1x slot. Anyhow, with a decent PSU you could install just about any of the radeon 7950/7970/7990, R9 280/280x or other higher end GPU. Nvidia cards too from the 9xx and/or 1000-series! Smiley




Here is a great calc for diff algos and estimated reward https://www.nicehash.com/?p=calc



Thanks for the great info.

Can you please let me know more about risers.

Absolutely! a riser is simply an adapter with a cable, making it possible to extend your GPUs away from the mobo, making it better to cool/make space. This riser is 1x-> 16x and even though 1x ports are slower, they do not affect mining Smiley http://i.ebayimg.com/images/i/271412708975-0-1/s-l1000.jpg
Here is an 16x->16x riser https://ae01.alicdn.com/kf/HTB1YQzpMpXXXXa5XVXXq6xXFXXXS/-font-b-Riser-b-font-font-b-PCI-b-font-E-font-b-x16-b.jpg
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May 09, 2017, 05:30:30 PM
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Hello ,

My PC config:
GPU: MSI R9 280X 3GB
CPU : Intel CPU i7-4770K 4.0 GHZ
RAM: 24GB RAM 18000MHZ
Motherboard:MSI Z97 Gaiming 7 Motherboard
Cooler for processor only - normal one

Can I mine ZCash / Monero with this config.
This card will now get you 290h/s on zcash with claymore miner this will make about 2-2.10$/day if you have free electricity it's all yours and worth it , if you have expensive electricity rates then don't even start your pc Smiley this card eats electricity as hell
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