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August 13, 2017, 11:02:43 PM
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I am thinking of buying the EVGA 850 WATT Platinum for my 4 GTX 1060 cards for mining. Will that be enough power supply?


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August 13, 2017, 11:09:29 PM
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Yes, I'm running 4 x 1080Ti on 1000W, pulling 180W each. No issues yet.
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August 13, 2017, 11:22:32 PM
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Yes, I'm running 4 x 1080Ti on 1000W, pulling 180W each. No issues yet.
4 X 1060s pulls around 120W each, so that means 850 should be enough?

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August 13, 2017, 11:22:39 PM
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It should be fine. A 1060 draws around 120W when pegged at stock clocks, 4x would draw around 480W, then add roughly 100W for all other components (assuming you bought an appropriate CPU that won't be pegged), and you get about 580W total. This keeps you pretty well below the rating, enough to avoid stressing the PSU too much, and gives you some room in case you OC or these estimations are otherwise too low.

EVGA usually sells high quality PSUs (many of their power supplies are manufactured by Seasonic, which definitely has a strong reputation), so I think you'll probably be okay running your rig 24/7 with that PSU.

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August 13, 2017, 11:32:30 PM
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It should be fine. A 1060 draws around 120W when pegged at stock clocks, 4x would draw around 480W, then add roughly 100W for all other components (assuming you bought an appropriate CPU that won't be pegged), and you get about 580W total. This keeps you pretty well below the rating, enough to avoid stressing the PSU too much, and gives you some room in case you OC or these estimations are otherwise too low.

EVGA usually sells high quality PSUs (many of their power supplies are manufactured by Seasonic, which definitely has a strong reputation), so I think you'll probably be okay running your rig 24/7 with that PSU.
Thanks for the confirmation! Smiley

Here's my list of components if you don't mind advising me on it:

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1x 120 GB SATA SSD
1x 4GB RAM
Intel Celeron G3900 Dual-core
4x GTX 1060 cards (I will OC)
4x Risers (Idk if these matter)

All hooked up to EVGA SUPERNOVA Platinum 850W.

This will be my first rig so I am a rookie on this, sorry for any dumb questions.

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August 13, 2017, 11:42:43 PM
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It should be fine. Keep in mind in addition to what the VGA auxiliary power connector pulls (what is reported in GPUZ), powered risers pull in another 45-50 W each. At 70% TDP a 1060 should pull less than 100W from the VGA power, so adding another 200 W for the four risers and another 60 W for the motherboard and CPU should put the total draw on the PSU to right around 600 W. Which is less than recommended 80% max of the rated PSU capacity.
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August 13, 2017, 11:48:06 PM
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It should be fine. A 1060 draws around 120W when pegged at stock clocks, 4x would draw around 480W, then add roughly 100W for all other components (assuming you bought an appropriate CPU that won't be pegged), and you get about 580W total. This keeps you pretty well below the rating, enough to avoid stressing the PSU too much, and gives you some room in case you OC or these estimations are otherwise too low.

EVGA usually sells high quality PSUs (many of their power supplies are manufactured by Seasonic, which definitely has a strong reputation), so I think you'll probably be okay running your rig 24/7 with that PSU.
Thanks for the confirmation! Smiley

Here's my list of components if you don't mind advising me on it:

MSI Pro Solution Intel Z170A SLI Plus Motherboard
1x 120 GB SATA SSD
1x 4GB RAM
Intel Celeron G3900 Dual-core
4x GTX 1060 cards (I will OC)
4x Risers (Idk if these matter)

All hooked up to EVGA SUPERNOVA Platinum 850W.

This will be my first rig so I am a rookie on this, sorry for any dumb questions.

I'm not sure what price you're getting that motherboard at, but there may be cheaper options that will so the job. However, that would probably be a good board if you think you might want to use it for a desktop in the future, and not just for a dedicated mining rig.

You can get by with a 60GB SSD, or reuse any old SATA drive if you have one available. Whatever floats your boat is fine here.

I assume you already checked that the RAM you're getting is compatible with your motherboard (DDR4).

Any cheap LGA1151 Celeron or Pentium will do the job.

Are you using 3GB or 6GB 1060s? This may or may not matter depending on what crypto(s) you're trying to mine.
I hope you're avoiding the single-fan 1060s designed for compact mini-ITX cases. Those may be more difficult to keep cool, especially if you plan on overclocking. The ones with dual (or triple) fan coolers or blower-style ones are usually better if they're not much more expensive.

Risers are pretty hit-and-miss, but so far I've had pretty good results from the ones by Rosewill (could just be cheap ones rebranded) on Newegg:
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812119888


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August 14, 2017, 12:08:44 AM
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It should be fine. A 1060 draws around 120W when pegged at stock clocks, 4x would draw around 480W, then add roughly 100W for all other components (assuming you bought an appropriate CPU that won't be pegged), and you get about 580W total. This keeps you pretty well below the rating, enough to avoid stressing the PSU too much, and gives you some room in case you OC or these estimations are otherwise too low.

EVGA usually sells high quality PSUs (many of their power supplies are manufactured by Seasonic, which definitely has a strong reputation), so I think you'll probably be okay running your rig 24/7 with that PSU.
Thanks for the confirmation! Smiley

Here's my list of components if you don't mind advising me on it:

MSI Pro Solution Intel Z170A SLI Plus Motherboard
1x 120 GB SATA SSD
1x 4GB RAM
Intel Celeron G3900 Dual-core
4x GTX 1060 cards (I will OC)
4x Risers (Idk if these matter)

All hooked up to EVGA SUPERNOVA Platinum 850W.

This will be my first rig so I am a rookie on this, sorry for any dumb questions.

I'm not sure what price you're getting that motherboard at, but there may be cheaper options that will so the job. However, that would probably be a good board if you think you might want to use it for a desktop in the future, and not just for a dedicated mining rig.

You can get by with a 60GB SSD, or reuse any old SATA drive if you have one available. Whatever floats your boat is fine here.

I assume you already checked that the RAM you're getting is compatible with your motherboard (DDR4).

Any cheap LGA1151 Celeron or Pentium will do the job.

Are you using 3GB or 6GB 1060s? This may or may not matter depending on what crypto(s) you're trying to mine.
I hope you're avoiding the single-fan 1060s designed for compact mini-ITX cases. Those may be more difficult to keep cool, especially if you plan on overclocking. The ones with dual (or triple) fan coolers or blower-style ones are usually better if they're not much more expensive.

Risers are pretty hit-and-miss, but so far I've had pretty good results from the ones by Rosewill (could just be cheap ones rebranded) on Newegg:
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812119888


Thanks for all the help! Just changed my 120GB to 60GB on my cart.

Yes, the RAM is compatible and the Celeron is only costing $40.

And I will be using the 3GB card (dual fan) as I won't be mining Ethereum. Here's the link on the card I am planning on getting -->https://www.amazon.com/ASUS-GeForce-Dual-Fan-Graphics-DUAL-GTX1060-O3G/dp/B01KMVHB6M/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1502668219&sr=1-3&keywords=gtx+1060+3gb

The motherboard is costing me $135, is there a cheaper quality alternative?

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August 14, 2017, 12:12:12 AM
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It should be fine. Keep in mind in addition to what the VGA auxiliary power connector pulls (what is reported in GPUZ), powered risers pull in another 45-50 W each. At 70% TDP a 1060 should pull less than 100W from the VGA power, so adding another 200 W for the four risers and another 60 W for the motherboard and CPU should put the total draw on the PSU to right around 600 W. Which is less than recommended 80% max of the rated PSU capacity.
Thanks for the confirmation! Smiley

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August 14, 2017, 12:35:46 AM
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In my hands this psu is enough for 8 gtx 1060 hehe
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August 14, 2017, 03:37:07 AM
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My 8 x 1060 rig pulls 760w total from the wall running each card at 72% power. I have 2 x 750w EVGA supernovas running it just to be safe.
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August 14, 2017, 03:49:07 AM
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It should be fine. A 1060 draws around 120W when pegged at stock clocks, 4x would draw around 480W, then add roughly 100W for all other components (assuming you bought an appropriate CPU that won't be pegged), and you get about 580W total. This keeps you pretty well below the rating, enough to avoid stressing the PSU too much, and gives you some room in case you OC or these estimations are otherwise too low.

EVGA usually sells high quality PSUs (many of their power supplies are manufactured by Seasonic, which definitely has a strong reputation), so I think you'll probably be okay running your rig 24/7 with that PSU.

Yes, 850W is more than enough for your 4x 1060. I have tested with my Q9550 about 75W while idle. So, above calculation makes you ~580W. It draws less than 70% of your 850W PSU, this is good  Cool

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My 8 x 1060 rig pulls 760w total from the wall running each card at 72% power. I have 2 x 750w EVGA supernovas running it just to be safe.
I was thinking of getting two 750W GOLDs too just to be safe, but I wanted a Platinum and I am on a budget. 850W Platinum will be enough for my 4 1060s, so thanks for the confirmation. Smiley

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I have a rig with 4x 1060s.  Whole thing pulls about 460-470watts from the wall.  That's with a few hard drives running BURST and many fans.

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I have a rig with 4x 1060s.  Whole thing pulls about 460-470watts from the wall.  That's with a few hard drives running BURST and many fans.
Thanks for the confirmation Smiley

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Yes, my rig: 10 x gtx 1060 =  700w from the wall. I use 1 psu Corsair RM850i
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I have a 6 X GTX 1060 rig which is pulling 480-490W from the wall mining Ethereum.
I have the power limit set on 50 - 55%
The cards are doing 22 - 23 MH/s each.

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August 14, 2017, 07:23:49 AM
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I use Fortron HYDRO G 850W 80PLUS GOLD for 6x GTX1060.
They consumes about 810W. (Ethereum + Sia mining)
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August 14, 2017, 10:15:32 AM
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Yes no problem -- I average ~500 watts on my 4x 1060 rigs at the wall after tuning. I use 750-watt PSUs on them no problems.
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I use Fortron HYDRO G 850W 80PLUS GOLD for 6x GTX1060.
They consumes about 810W. (Ethereum + Sia mining)

Your wattage usage is nearly your PSU able to supply. This is not safe. You should consider reduce power limit of your 1060.

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