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August 21, 2011, 10:12:59 AM
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Hi Guys I'm going to take a risk and throw a bit of money into a couple of dedicated miners and I would really appreciate some help in selecting the right hardware to do the job.

Here's what I'm looking at so far(prices are from msy & arc)

AMD ATHLON II X2 255 $61
MSI 890FXA-GD70 $147
Kingston 2GB DDR3 1333 $17
WD 500g sata $39
4 x Powercolor Radeon 6950 1GB $223
Antec Quattro 1200w PSU $272
No case required

$1428 Australian dolalrs per rig

Approx hash rate: 1100 MH/s

Which works out to be 0.6 Bitcoins per day or $6.74 per day
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August 21, 2011, 10:27:25 AM
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get a 145 or 140 Sempron from AMD, should be around 30$.

As PSU I would recommend you the Corsair AX1200, price is probably lower than that of the Antec.

For the GPU's, try to get 5850's or 5870's if the price is lower than the one of your 6950.

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August 21, 2011, 10:47:26 AM
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The Corsair AX1200 is around $360 AUD so I think I think that I'll stick with the antec

here's the updated list:

AMD Sempron 145 $39
MSI 890FXA-GD70 $147
Kingston 2GB DDR3 1333 $17
WD 500g sata $39
4 x Sapphire HD5850 Xtreme 1G $166
Antec Quattro 1200w PSU $272
No case required

$1178 Australian dollars per rig

Approx hash rate: 1100 MH/s

Which works out to be 0.6 Bitcoins per day or $6.74 per day
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August 21, 2011, 10:54:06 AM
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I wouldn't buy new cards right now.... ebay is pretty stuffed atm.

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August 21, 2011, 10:55:21 AM
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I wouldn't use ebay to source the cards, I've found an online retailer who apparently has stock.
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August 21, 2011, 03:56:49 PM
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I am looking at building a small rig and I've noticed many folks have largish HDD, including the OP here.

I'm just curious about why?

Is it because you want to use it for other things, i.e. gaming, file storage, etc?

I'm considering building a small, mining-only rig, linux based, with a 16 GB or 32 GB SSD and no other storage. Maybe 2 or 3 GPUs.

Just curious. Thx.
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August 21, 2011, 03:59:50 PM
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big hdd's (not really big, though.. as big would mean 1TB+) are as cheap as smaller ones. and SSD's are always more expensive - and the older small and "cheap" SSD's are not as reliable as a small 2.5" HDD for example.

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August 21, 2011, 05:51:55 PM
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big hdd's (not really big, though.. as big would mean 1TB+) are as cheap as smaller ones. and SSD's are always more expensive - and the older small and "cheap" SSD's are not as reliable as a small 2.5" HDD for example.

Sure. I think what I am really wondering is if there is any technical reason to have lots of storage on a mining-only rig.
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August 21, 2011, 06:14:50 PM
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Sure. I think what I am really wondering is if there is any technical reason to have lots of storage on a mining-only rig.

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August 21, 2011, 08:47:28 PM
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big hdd's (not really big, though.. as big would mean 1TB+) are as cheap as smaller ones. and SSD's are always more expensive - and the older small and "cheap" SSD's are not as reliable as a small 2.5" HDD for example.

Sure. I think what I am really wondering is if there is any technical reason to have lots of storage on a mining-only rig.


No. The size doesn't matter only the cost.

For miners get low end CPUs with stock coolers, cheap disks, and any more than 1 gig of ram is a waste. PSUs and GPUs are the right places to spend money.

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August 21, 2011, 10:18:23 PM
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id stick with the 6950s if i were you. Way less issues than 5xxx series. just an opinion. thats what I use after buying a 5xxx for my first card immediately switched to the 6xxx series and am not lookin back.

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August 21, 2011, 11:07:08 PM
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big hdd's (not really big, though.. as big would mean 1TB+) are as cheap as smaller ones. and SSD's are always more expensive - and the older small and "cheap" SSD's are not as reliable as a small 2.5" HDD for example.

Sure. I think what I am really wondering is if there is any technical reason to have lots of storage on a mining-only rig.

Even tho I only have a little 250GB hdd in my miner, it comes in handy to store my Star Trek episodes Grin
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August 22, 2011, 05:31:44 AM
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Personally I would skip the HDD entirely and just run linux from USB. And stick with the 5850s - one person having an issue with one 58xx card is no reason to think they have issues in general. 5850s are great for mining - very many on this board are running them with no problems.
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August 22, 2011, 11:37:57 AM
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if you can find 5830s there the best bang for ur buck,,,,,,,I picked some up for 130 usd ea,,,,,,,,,,,
buy used mining rig I just got a 1gh rig for 600 usd

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