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June 06, 2018, 02:03:00 PM
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More or less new to mining, setting up a small machine starting with 1 GPU and possibly expanding to 3. I work at an electronics retailer and got some good deals on open box components, here's what I have so far:
Asus TUF Z270 Mark 2
Pentium G4400
Patriot 4GB DDR4-2133
750W 80+ Gold PSU
128GB NVME SSD

"Case" will be a milk crate.

I've narrowed down GPU to an MSI Armor RX 580 8GB due to good cost vs return
https://www.amazon.com/MSI-RX-580-ARMOR-8G/dp/B06XZQMMHJ/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1528293419&sr=1-1&keywords=msi+rx+580+8gb
I also see they have an MK 2 version which runs at a higher clock speed
https://www.amazon.com/MSI-RX-580-ARMOR-MK2/dp/B079NX4GCF/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1528288552&sr=1-1&keywords=msi+armor+mk2

So, any feedback on the following would be appreciated.
1) Which of the above 2 cards, or something else in the $300 range?
2) Currently I'll be using NiceHash, which is nice and easy, others I should look at?
3) General thoughts/tips on my setup?

Thanks!
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June 06, 2018, 06:14:53 PM
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What are your earnings projections?

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June 07, 2018, 02:20:36 AM
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So, any feedback on the following would be appreciated.
1) Which of the above 2 cards, or something else in the $300 range?
2) Currently I'll be using NiceHash, which is nice and easy, others I should look at?
3) General thoughts/tips on my setup?

Thanks!

I'm not really a miner but my 5 cents
1) Rule of thumb is you get the initial equipment and tune it to the coin. So both options are correct.
2) Sounds like a plan. Later on in your social media stream you will see options for other options that you should see (lol).
3) Well I guess it can go both as a mining workstation and/or gaming rig with good resell value ( If you want to get out of mining).





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June 07, 2018, 04:00:46 AM
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So, any feedback on the following would be appreciated.
1) Which of the above 2 cards, or something else in the $300 range?
2) Currently I'll be using NiceHash, which is nice and easy, others I should look at?
3) General thoughts/tips on my setup?

Thanks!

Congrats! You should post this thread in the Mining board, that's where you'll find the most knowledgeable players in the mining scene. Most of the mining folks don't cruise the beginners board.

Here's where you should go: Mining Support

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June 07, 2018, 04:08:56 AM
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I see your MB has 6 slots PCI-E, but only powered by 750W PSU
With RX 580 8GB to mine (assumed) Ethash, you will draw 135W. Therefore, you can only use 4 cards (135W * 4 = 540W)
Go here to roughly measure wattage and profitability https://whattomine.com/

For cards, most of the time go for the cheaper one and look for Samsung memory.

You should post in: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?board=160.0

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June 07, 2018, 02:44:53 PM
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What are your earnings projections?

NiceHash profitability calculator says $43.98 per month, w/o electric.

Here's where you should go: Mining Support

Will do, thanks!

I see your MB has 6 slots PCI-E, but only powered by 750W PSU
With RX 580 8GB to mine (assumed) Ethash, you will draw 135W. Therefore, you can only use 4 cards (135W * 4 = 540W)
Go here to roughly measure wattage and profitability https://whattomine.com/

For cards, most of the time go for the cheaper one and look for Samsung memory.

You should post in: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?board=160.0

No plans on going more than 3 cards, I chose this MB for its 3 full slots. Shoot, I may not go beyond 1 card lol.

Also, I decided to get a ROG Strix RX 580 O8G being there's an open box at work, along with my employee discount and a 3 year service plan it will be under $300.

Thanks for replys, off to post in mining!
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June 07, 2018, 09:27:47 PM
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It is good to have your setup with hardware in place. Get the software which is important to configure your hardware and join a mining pool. Don't forget to make electricity easily available to power your equipment
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