Hey guys, Im looking to build a dedicated mining computer for about $300. I know that is a very small sum of money but mining is just a hobby and I'm a poor college student. However... the plus side of being a poor college student is that my school pays my electricity bill! Anyway, let me know if you have any suggestions.
At $300, you're looking at a single video card.
- $35 for a Motherboard
- $40 for a CPU
- $20 for a 2GB DDR3 Stick of Memory
- $15 for a 8GB Flash Drive to Boot From (i.e. Ubuntu)
- $50 for a 400W'ish PSU
That leaves you about $140 for a video card. Maybe less if you decide to put it into a case. $140 is an 5830 1GB which can do about 310 MH/s and at a very minimum, it would take at least several months to get your investment back. Even longer. But if you're doing it as a hobby...