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Building a BITCOIN Mining Rig!

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Building a BITCOIN Mining Rig!

Looking to build a bitcoin mining rig with a couple of 7950s/7970s. Can anyone give advice on the other hardware choices (motherboards, RAM, etc.)

I know the "currency" is extremely volatile right now but I got into bitcoins last year (luckily) and I want to have a rig running.

Thanks!
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spandexninja wrote:
Apr 11th, 2013 4:03 pm
Don't. Mining difficulty is increasing rapidly due to ASICs and building a GPU rig for Bitcoins simply won't be profitable.
With ASIC's hitting the network will correct and the difficulity will skyrocket, so those 2-3 bucks a day you may make, will turn into 10-20 cents.
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Don't do it

RFD / others talked me down from the ledgee

But to make some serious $, you need to get into quad SLI or crossfire rig (easily $5,000)

4x GTX 680 (~$460x4 = $1840)
1x P8Z77-V DELUXE (~$300)
Corsair AX1200 (~$330)

So $2470 before taxes & s/h :)

etc etc
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george__ wrote:
Apr 11th, 2013 5:46 pm
Don't do it

RFD / others talked me down from the ledgee

But to make some serious $, you need to get into quad SLI or crossfire rig (easily $5,000)

4x GTX 680 (~$460x4 = $1840)
1x P8Z77-V DELUXE (~$300)
Corsair AX1200 (~$330)

So $2470 before taxes & s/h :)

etc etc
this guy have no clue what he is talking about
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divx wrote:
Apr 11th, 2013 6:07 pm
this guy have no clue what he is talking about
I got my info from researching :( . They said GPU power was more important than CPU power (so I made a GTX 670 sli rig) but gave up due to crazy electricity bill/wear and tear on my PSU

For example
https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Why_a_GPU_mi ... than_a_CPU
http://www.pcper.com/reviews/Graphics-C ... iguration-
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george__ wrote:
Apr 11th, 2013 6:10 pm
I got my info from researching :( . They said GPU power was more important than CPU power (so I made a GTX 670 sli rig) but gave up due to crazy electricity bill/wear and tear on my PSU

For example
https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Why_a_GPU_mi ... than_a_CPU
http://www.pcper.com/reviews/Graphics-C ... iguration-
Nvidia GPUs are next to useless at mining. That's why you were called clueless.
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iamzill wrote:
Apr 11th, 2013 6:16 pm
Nvidia GPUs are next to useless at mining. That's why you were called clueless.
Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww :9
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iamzill wrote:
Apr 11th, 2013 6:16 pm
Nvidia GPUs are next to useless at mining. That's why you were called clueless.
:)

was going to highlight the GPU in his post but thought that would made it too easy hehehehehe
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divx wrote:
Apr 11th, 2013 6:20 pm
:)

was going to highlight the GPU in his post but thought that would made it too easy hehehehehe

Tunnel Vision :lol:
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op i will tell you everything i know about them coins (BTC, NMC, LTC) for few bitcoins if you are interested ;)
everything from market trend, hardware, power requirement, utility cost, miner configuration, wallet, financial transaction, bank transfer, payments and fees, pooling, stratum proxy, productions and revenue projection, etc. the whole process.
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divx wrote:
Apr 11th, 2013 6:43 pm
op i will tell you everything i know about them coins (BTC, NMC, LTC) for few bitcoins if you are interested ;)
everything from market trend, hardware, power requirement, utility cost, miner configuration, wallet, financial transaction, bank transfer, payments and fees, pooling, stratum proxy, productions and revenue projection, etc. the whole process.
It would be awesome if you could tell me too :P (mostly bout lite coins :lol :) please
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Bazinga11 wrote:
Apr 11th, 2013 6:59 pm
It would be awesome if you could tell me too :P (mostly bout lite coins :lol :) please
op got into BTC last year while it was cheap so he must have some coins, I'd certainly like some for exchange of premium knowledge and support from an active world-wide team.
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