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Whilst this doesn't beat my last build for amount of wood used; it probably wins the janky award.

A quick run down. Ether mining rig. Basic CPU, RAM and HDD. The only RX570's I could find in stock (I would have liked 7 cards, but beggars can't be choosers. Six was all Ebuyer had available). Dual PSU's were cheaper than one decent 1000W+ supply. Just had to use a little adaptor to get it to work. Initially bought the wrong motherboard (seen in photos), until I realised it had only 3 PCIe slots, as old PCI doesn't work for this use. Got a better replacement on ebay, nice and cheap! And of course, a £4 shoe rack... Total came to around £1400.

Mining ETH @ ~29.3MH/s and 112W per card. 175MH/s total. Sometimes dual mining ETH and Siacoin, but bumps power up to over 140W per card (which is kinda worth it, but a little unstable at times due to the extra heat and stress).

Let's hope I make my money back before ETH mining has its day!

Comments

  • 29 months ago
  • 17 points

So you're the reason there's no 570's! I CAN'T PLAY MINECRAFT BECAUSE OF YOU!

-Youtube Kids 2017.

And I'm here struggling to buy ONE XD. Great mining rig +10.

  • 29 months ago
  • 4 points

Yep, sorry. You'll be hard pushed to find any for a few weeks! I was lucky to get 6

  • 29 months ago
  • 5 points

Lucky is a slight understatement

  • 29 months ago
  • 12 points

You know normal people buy shoes instead of mining for them right?

jk i like this

  • 29 months ago
  • 3 points

It's annoying when they don't mine in pairs

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

Yup then you have to find a solo one that matches

sword in the stone reference

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

The innovative cooling systems are what sell me. How come I can't find these various fan designs on Newegg??

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

Everything is sold out

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

I'd do anything to cool this rig short of blowing on it all day!

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

Cable management and cooling is on point (Love the white fan)

All jokes aside, I would like this build, and I hope you make your money back soon.

+1

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you. I took great care :P

In all honesty, I'm trying not to let this build trigger me. During the 'messing around' phase I turned off the LEDs on just one of the cards with the bundled software, and never turned them back on. So now only 5/6 of them light up. It hurts. But time is money and the drivers are too fragile to risk installing that crappy software again to turn the LEDs back on lol.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Extra jank, +1.

As a related question because I know nothing about mining, what makes AMD cards the preferred cards to mine with?

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

It's the GCN Architecture. For some reason, the GCN AMD core is a much more efficient processor at crunching the specific algorithms crypto currency mining uses.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

I get 32 megahash at 105 watts with my gtx 1070s... but obviously that doesnt beat the price of amd but i mine zcash. Plus they run at around 45-50 C when my amd rigs run 60-70

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Sounds good. How much did you tweak bios/clocks?

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

No bios settings just coolbits on linux/msi afterburner on windows. Clocks are at -100 core and +1000 memory for eth and +50 core and +1000 memory for zec. I like linux a lot more though because its much more stable and it doesnt randomly have updates that turn off my miner while im not home haha

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I wouldn't mind trying Linux out. I've had no problems with Windows yet. I simply didn't activate it and so it doesn't update :)

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Also just fyi in my linux adventures i found that linux is much more stable with overclocks, don't ask why though.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

looks great I wish we saw more mining rigs on site site +1

A question though, what do you guys think is the best card for crypto currency mining?

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

1070s currently IMO. But theyre selling out and rising in price fast so get them now until they sell out like amd cards

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd say the 580 is probably the best Crypto card, but Ether is really hurting the GPU market right now, so I'd recommend whatever AMD and Nvidia are making specifically for mining, just to get the market back to stable levels.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Its somewhat better for ethereum when at msrp but you cant get them haha. But for equihash nvidia is way better.

  • 29 months ago
  • 0 points

Thank you!

And to answer you question. It depends on what you class as "better". The 570 has been a prime choice for its low price and high hash rates. Sure, other cards can yield more coin, but cost way more to buy in the first place. So short term rx570, long term probably 1070/1080. Vega is likely to be good also when it comes out, but probably too late for mining ETH.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

How easy was it to setup the mining software and your wallet and start actually getting returns?

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

If you join one of the various mining pools they generally have good tutorials or posts on how to setup whichever miner they're using, and they'll generally also tell you which wallets they reccomend. I'm using Nanopool right now but MinerGate also seems like a very good pool.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

I use flypool and i LOVE it

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

I pretty much set up all the wallet stuff and tested software on my normal rig before getting this system. Didn't take long but my 970 is a terrible mining card. Build time was about 3 hours. Then multiple hours/days after that to optimise. Was a really fun project!

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

i use nicehash and use my coinbase wallet as a pay address using my 1080ti earning about 8-9$ /day it's my first time doing it nicehash is easier but can you teach how to mine somewhere where it's profitable? thanks and how much you're earning per day now? you mining ethereum? and i have windows 10 64 bit i heard using linux is much efficient idk

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Yep, mining ethereum. The price fluctuations atm make hard to say how much in USD. But I'm on target to mine 3 ETH per month. I didn't struggle too much with setup because this article helped a tonne: http://1stminingrig.com/are-the-rx570-and-rx580-profitable-mining-performance-review/

  • 23 months ago
  • 0 points

Well nice hash just got hacked so rip

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Proof of 29.3MHS?

  • 29 months ago
  • 0 points

Only asking as want to purchase 6 when back in stock but online the standard hash is around 22?

  • 29 months ago
  • 0 points

Just seen your screen shot and my mistake

  • 29 months ago
  • 0 points

22 is stock speeds. You need to tweak timings, voltages etc to get 29+

Give this article a read and watch the video in it. Helped me a lot! http://1stminingrig.com/are-the-rx570-and-rx580-profitable-mining-performance-review/

  • 29 months ago
  • 0 points

Last image shows one of the cards on 29.2. That was dual mining too, so it's a little more steady on single mining. I'll try and take a screen grab of single mining if you'd like?

  • 29 months ago
  • 0 points

Thanks mate and if you can would be great.

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

I know im probably late but can you just get a crap load of bitcoin usb stick to increase the hashrate by 300-400 at a time? xd

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for case,love it :]

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Im tryong build gaming budget pc but u miners are the worst thing. Im just trying to get play overwatch on pc because console suck ****

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

looks awesome. hows it holding up right now, profitability wise and ROI wise?

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks. My plan was always to sell the rig as soon as I mined enough eth to cover my costs. It took 2-3 months of mining before that happened and I ended up selling the hardware for more than I paid in the first place. I'm sitting on the eth for now but it's already doubled in value since then. So I've essentially got about 7.5 eth without spending a penny :) win win win! If you're thinking about getting involved now, I'd suggest just buying coins rather than mining.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you get your money back XD.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Technically, yes - and more. I sold the rig at peak price, which was more than what I paid for it in the first place. The extra cash covered the electricity and now I'm just left with the coins I mined. So I basically got all my coins for nothing :D

  • 29 months ago
  • 0 points

Great investment, I think that Ethereum will continue to rise in value, thus making this operation much more profitable in the long run. However, I hope that GPU mining won't become obsolete in favor of ASIC mining units.

  • 29 months ago
  • 0 points

Thanks. I hope it's profitable too! I'm thinking only two more months before Ethereum switches to PoS. It was also built to be ASIC resistant, so that shouldn't be a problem.

  • 29 months ago
  • 0 points

Is this OC at all?

  • 29 months ago
  • 0 points

Modified bios memory timings, undervolted and underclocked core for stability and power draw reduction. Can probably overclock a little but with not much gain in hash. Memory boosted to 2050.

  • 29 months ago
  • 0 points

YOU. YOU'RE THE REASON WHY THEY'RE OUT OF STOCK. +1 Hope to have a mining rig in the future too lol

  • 29 months ago
  • 0 points

I'd just buy the coins if I were you now. By the time they come back in stock, mining will probably be over with lol

  • 29 months ago
  • 0 points

How much do coins go for? Specifically Bitcoins and Ethereum.

  • 29 months ago
  • 0 points

Bitcoin is about $2700 and ethereum is about $380 Www.Poloniex.com

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

BTC now ~$2,266 and falling ETH now ~$185 and falling

  • 29 months ago
  • 0 points

One Bitcoin currently goes for $2700. One Ether is $380. Lots of activity on these prices over the last couple of months. Could be double that in an other couple of months!

  • 29 months ago
  • 0 points

So I need to spend $380 for 1 ethereum? Damn.

  • 29 months ago
  • 0 points

Yes, but you don't have to buy a whole one.

  • 29 months ago
  • 0 points

I think you maybe wrong. Iv talked to some UK retails and the 570 should be in stock within 4 days. So if I can setup a rig and getting mining in the next 10 days I think I could make my money back

  • 29 months ago
  • 0 points

how much dollars u make in a month with this rig ?

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Hes probably making around $1000 a month

  • 29 months ago
  • 0 points

Depends on the rate. It's quite volatile at the moment. It should find 3 ETH per month, which is currently equal to ~$1100.

  • 28 months ago
  • 0 points

Lol how about now? you're making $550 a month and paying ~$80 for electricity? It's just like the gold boom; the people getting rich are the ones who sell to the miners, not the actual miners.

  • 28 months ago
  • 0 points

Oh for sure. It's less today - but that's actually good for me. I can now buy a bunch of coins at the fallen price. Come one maybe two years from now it could be up 10x. I'm playing the long game, chum.

  • 28 months ago
  • 0 points

Hey volatility is great when predictable. Best of luck

  • 28 months ago
  • 0 points

you sir are the reason why video cards are so expensive

  • 28 months ago
  • 0 points

Yep.

But don't worry. I'll also be the reason why video cards will be loads cheaper after mining dies down!

You're welcome. ;)

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  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Please keep it polite.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah, you haven't seen Galaxy Quest.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

I suppose I should have used quotations. Also you should watch it, it's pretty funny.

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  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

It makes money (in theory) :)

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

I have seen good thinga about them im just sad that my favourite card has gone out of stock ;c

Hopefully they also go for rx 460 i have one xD

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  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you. I sold the rig for profit a few months ago and sold all the crypto I mined during the January spike. You could say I'm up a few grand. IDK, maybe my Lambo will catch fire...

Cheers

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