Mining rig

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A mining rig is a computer system used for mining bitcoins. The rig might be a dedicated miner where it was procured, built and operated specifically for mining or it could otherwise be a computer that fills other needs, such as performing as a gaming system, and is used to mine only on a part-time basis.

Warning: GPU mining is not very profitable (if at all) anymore, and even if you have free electricity, GPU rigs will likely never pay for themselves at this point!

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TipsEdit

  • Motherboards with on-board graphics (also referred to as integrated graphics) often are either problematic or unusable when more than one GPU card is installed. Choose a motherboard with no on-board graphics.
  • The following component lists might be used to help in building a new rig. To minimize shipping costs, components from the same supplier were preferred over compenents from the least expensive source.

Typical Dedicated Miner Configurations Using a TowerEdit

One ATI 5830, Approximately 245 Mhash/sEdit

Component Description Source Amount
Chassis n/a n/a n/a
Power Supply Rosewill Green Series RG530-S12 530W, 80 PLUS Certified NewEgg $50
Motherboard Foxconn M61PMP-K AMD NewEgg $45
CPU AMD Sempron 145 NewEgg $39
Memory 2GB DDR3 NewEgg $13
Graphics card Radeon HD 5830 NewEgg ($153) $110
Case Fan n/a n/a n/a
Storage Western Digital Caviar 80GB NewEgg $17
Media Drive DVD Rom Drive n/a n/a
Keyboard, Mouse and Display n/a n/a n/a
Total (Approx: $1.1755 /Mhash) $285 + s/h/t

Three ATI 5770s, Approximately 630 Mhash/sEdit

Component Description Source Amount
Power Supply Rosewill Green Series RG530-S12 530W, 80 PLUS Certified NewEgg $50
Motherboard ASRock 890GX EXTREME4 NewEgg $125
CPU AMD Sempron 145 NewEgg $39
Memory 2GB DDR3 NewEgg $13
Graphics card Sapphire Radeon HD5770 1GB DDR5 superbiiz $339 ($113 x 3)
Storage Western Digital Caviar 80GB NewEgg $17
Total (Approx: $1.0412 /Mhash) $583 + s/h/t

Two ATI 5850s, Approximately 600 Mhash/sEdit

Component Description Source Amount
Chassis n/a n/a n/a
Power Supply CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 V2 600W , 80 PLUS Certified NewEgg $70
Motherboard MSI 870-G45 AM3 AMD 770 ATX NewEgg ($5 more) $70
CPU AMD Sempron 145 NewEgg $39
Memory 2GB DDR3 NewEgg $13
Graphics card Sapphire Radeon HD 5850 XTREME $322 ($161 x 2)
Case Fan n/a n/a n/a
Storage Western Digital Caviar 80GB NewEgg $17
Media Drive DVD Rom Drive n/a n/a
Keyboard, Mouse and Display n/a n/a n/a
Total (Approx: $0.8917 /Mhash) $531 + s/h/t

Three ATI 5850s, Approximately 900 Mhash/sEdit

Component Description Source Amount
Chassis n/a n/a n/a
Power Supply PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk II 950W, 80 PLUS Silver Certified Directron $120
Motherboard MSI 890FXA-GD70 $195
CPU AMD Sempron 145 NewEgg $39
Memory 2GB DDR3 NewEgg $13
Graphics card Sapphire Radeon HD 5850 XTREME $483 ($161 x 3)
Case Fan n/a n/a n/a
Storage Western Digital Caviar 80GB NewEgg $17
Media Drive DVD Rom Drive n/a n/a
Keyboard, Mouse and Display n/a n/a n/a
Total (Approx: $0.9677 /Mhash) $877 + s/h/t

Three ATI 6990s, Approximately 2.1 Ghash/sEdit

Component Description Source Amount
Chassis CoolerMaster HAF X $179
Power Supply SILVERSTONE ST1500 1500W, 80 PLUS Silver Certified Newegg $365
Motherboard MSI 890FXA-GD70 $195
CPU AMD Sempron 145 NewEgg $39
Memory 2GB DDR3 NewEgg $13
Graphics card 3 * Radeon HD 6990 NewEgg $2220 ($740 × 3)
Storage Western Digital Caviar 80GB NewEgg $17
Keyboard, Mouse and Display n/a
Total (Approx: $1.4438 /Mhash) $3,028 + s/h/t

Typical Dedicated Miner Configurations Using a Rack MountEdit

Budget AMD Sempron / Dual ATI 6990: Approximately 1.4 Ghash/sEdit

Component Description Source Amount
Chassis IPC-4370S 4U P-Link Computer $85 (incl s/h)
Power Supply PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk II 950W, 80 PLUS Silver Certified Directron $120
Motherboard MSI 870-G45 AM3 AMD 770 ATX NewEgg ($5 more) $70
CPU AMD Sempron 145 NewEgg $39
Memory 2GB DDR3 NewEgg $13
Graphics card 2 * Radeon HD 6990 NewEgg $1480 ($740 × 2)
Storage Western Digital Caviar 80GB NewEgg $17
Keyboard, Mouse and Display n/a
Total (Approx: $1.3057 /Mhash) $1,824 + s/h/t

Typical Multipurpose Miner ConfigurationsEdit

High-end Intel-based miner/gaming rig: single ATI 6990, Approximately 750 Mhash/sEdit

Component Description Source Amount
Chassis CoolerMaster HAF 932 $140
Power Supply PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk II 950W, 80 PLUS Silver Certified Directron $120
Motherboard MSI P67A-GD65 $173
CPU Intel Core i7-2700K NewEgg $340
Memory G.SKILL ECO Series 8GB NewEgg $55
Graphics card Radeon HD 6990 NewEgg $734
Heat Sink Fan CoolerMaster Hyper212+ NewEgg $40
Storage Seagate 1TB 7200RPM HDD NewEgg $70
Media Drive ASUS DVD-RW NewEgg $22
Keyboard LITE-ON SK-1788/BS PS/2 Keyboard NewEgg $8
Mouse V7 M30P20-7N PS/2 Mouse NewEgg $7
Display LG IPS231P-BN Black 23" 6ms IPS NewEgg $250
Total $1949 + s/h/t

High-end AMD-based miner/gaming rig: single ATI 6990, Approximately 750 Mhash/sEdit

Component Description Source Amount
Chassis CoolerMaster HAF 932 $140
Power Supply PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk II 950W, 80 PLUS Silver Certified Directron $120
Motherboard Biostar TA990FXE NewEgg $130
CPU AMD FX-8150 NewEgg $250
Memory G.SKILL ECO Series 8GB NewEgg $55
Graphics card Radeon HD 6990 NewEgg $734
Heat Sink Fan CoolerMaster Hyper212+ NewEgg $40
Storage Seagate 1TB 7200RPM HDD NewEgg $70
Media Drive ASUS DVD-RW NewEgg $22
Keyboard LITE-ON SK-1788/BS PS/2 Keyboard NewEgg $8
Mouse V7 M30P20-7N PS/2 Mouse NewEgg $7
Display LG IPS231P-BN Black 23" 6ms IPS NewEgg $250
Total $1832 + s/h/t

Mid-level AMD-based miner/gaming/workstation rig: single ATI 6870, Approximately 300 Mhash/sEdit

Component Description Source Amount
Chassis CoolerMaster Centurion 5 NewEgg $50
Power Supply Antec Earthwatts EA-650 GREEN 650W, 80 PLUS BRONZE certified NewEgg $65
Motherboard MSI 970A-G46 NewEgg $90
CPU (incl. stock heatsink + fan) AMD FX-6200 NewEgg $169
Memory G.SKILL Value Series 4GB NewEgg $23
Graphics card Radeon HD 6870 $165
Storage Seagate 1TB 7200RPM HDD NewEgg $70
Media Drive ASUS DVD-RW NewEgg $21
Keyboard LITE-ON SK-1788/BS PS/2 Keyboard NewEgg $8
Mouse V7 M30P20-7N PS/2 Mouse NewEgg $7
Display HANNspree By Hanns-G HF225DPB 21.5" NewEgg $120
Total $798 + s/h/t

Mid-level Intel-based miner/gaming/workstation rig: single ATI 6870, Approximately 300 Mhash/sEdit

Component Description Source Amount
Chassis CoolerMaster Centurion 5 NewEgg $50
Power Supply Antec Earthwatts EA-650 GREEN 650W, 80 PLUS BRONZE certified NewEgg $65
Motherboard MSI Z68A-G45 (B3) NewEgg $103
CPU (incl. stock heatsink + fan) Intel Core i5-2500K NewEgg $214
Memory G.SKILL Value Series 4GB NewEgg $23
Graphics card Radeon HD 6870 $165
Storage Seagate 1TB 7200RPM HDD NewEgg $70
Media Drive ASUS DVD-RW NewEgg $21
Keyboard LITE-ON SK-1788/BS PS/2 Keyboard NewEgg $8
Mouse V7 M30P20-7N PS/2 Mouse NewEgg $7
Display HANNspree By Hanns-G HF225DPB 21.5" NewEgg $120
Total $873 + s/h/t

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