This will be a mining-only rig.
Would like to be in the 750M - 1 Ghash range
A budget helps
My friend and I put together a 1.2 GHps rig for about $1100. No case, no hdd/optical. <$1 per MHash is very doable.
5850s, AMD quad, free RAM, and MSI 890FX board with 1 kW PSU. Should work well. Building tonight =)
Lol, I put together a rig for <$500 that will put out almost 800Mhash/s.
Shop around is all I can say. Check lots of forums and websites for good deals.
Specs? Any used parts in the build?
My 2x 5850 rig will end up costing me:
$260 (Saphire 5850's)
$50 (Antec 900)
$0 (RAM already have)
$70 (750W Thermaltake Tough power 775W)
$45 Foxconn AMD motherboard with Dual PCI-E
$38 Sempron 140
$0 (laptop SATA drive)
So yea, less than $500 for hopefully ~700Mhash overclocked.
You're on the money my friend! I went with a cheap case I picked up at frys that suited my needs quite nicely. Added a fan and it's good to go. I got everything brand new. Your PSU is a little bit overkill I'd say. I'm happily running 2x 5870's heavily overclocked with an i7 920 also overclocked and am doing just fine on my main rig.
Where did you get those 5850's at such a nice price? Amazon had them for $150 each with free shipping (xtreme edition) but they were out of stock so I had to go somewhere else for a little more.