I've been wanting to build a miner for a quite a while now, and over the last few weeks, I've convinced myself to start building. I'm currently in Perth, Australia, and I'm hoping that some locals might be able to help me get started.
I've looked over probably 15 Aussie websites, and the recurring theme seems to be over priced parts, or none of the parts that I need. (I should point out that I'm looking to build a rig similar to this one https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Mining_rig#One_ATI_5830.2C_Approximately_245_Mhash.2Fs
, although if someone could recommend different parts ect, then i'm open to suggestions. )
Hopefully someone local can point me in the right direction,
Hi. I have a similar setup, but only with the following parts:
Mobo - MSI 790FX-GD70 - $120 cdn
RAM - 2GB - $20 cdn
CPU - AMD Athlon II X2 250 - $67 cdn
PSU - OCZ 1000W power supply (refurbished) - $60
Video Card - ATI 5830 (I actually got 2 of these) - $80 cdn / card (I got it used)
Except for the video cards, I got the other parts for 75% of the price listed. So my total setup is about $200 + $160 (2 x 5830) = $360
I don't have a case for it as I have it just sitting bare on top of my desk/shelf. I just plug it into my existing LCD monitor and keyboard to boot it up and to get it going, then I unplug them and plug them back into my other system that I use regularly. I just SSH into the box to check on it regularly.
I am booting my miner using Linuxcoin 2.1b in persistent mode with Phoenix Miner on a 1GB USB stick. I have the ATI GPU @ 900, Mem Clock @ 275, Voltage @ 1.125 and getting ~272 Mhash/s. So with the 2 cards in the miner, I get ~540 Mhash/s. Temperature wise, it's about 70 celsius on one card and 67 celsius on the other. So not overly heated.
This is also my 1st miner. I'm happy with the setup