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August 27, 2017, 04:36:16 PM
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Hi guys. I want to start mining so what is a better option antminer l3+ or rig with 6x gtx 1080 ti? I know hard is hard to predict the future but i also need something future proof that will still able to mine something in year or two.
There are also option to make 2 rigs with 6x  Asus MINING-P106-6G-V2 or Asus MINING-RX470-4G cards.
I am new in waters so any suggestion is welcome.
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August 27, 2017, 04:59:10 PM
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While ASIC's are great for accumulating lots of coins in a short period, there always new and better models coming out. Since ASIC's are single purpose mining hardware, once they have been replaced by more powerful models they are pretty much obsolete. A GPU rig is a much better long term hedge, since it can mine almost any POW algorithm. It also has a purpose other than mining and can always be resold.

For the same price as a 6 1080 ti rig you could build two AMD RX 570 rigs (or one with the new Asus 19 PCI-E motherboard coming out) with a total of 16-17 cards that would be substantially more profitable.

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August 27, 2017, 05:24:52 PM
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One more question. Iet's say i go for a 570 rigs i need to choose one with samsung memory i suppose. How i will know which manufacturer puts best memory on they gpu-s?
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August 27, 2017, 05:25:43 PM
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August 27, 2017, 05:35:46 PM
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One more question. Iet's say i go for a 570 rigs i need to choose one with samsung memory i suppose. How i will know which manufacturer puts best memory on they gpu-s?

It's definitely not necessary to have Samsung memory with AMD cards. Most of my 10 RX 4XX/5XX cards have Hynix memory and after a simple 1500 MHz strap mod, they do just as well the cards I have with Samsung memory. In fact, the Powercolor Red Dragon RX 570 4GB cards with Hynix memory I bought for $190 are the best and most stable overclocking RX 570's I have. Though the Sapphire cards have better cooling. RX 580's are also better dual mining cards compared to RX 570's, though they cost about $50 more.
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