Description

Look, apparently I'm not the only one on this painful ship of self deprecation and self loathing that makes someone wanna create a mining rig.

The motherboard is a motherboard made basically for mining even though the manufacturer won't admit it. It has 6 PCIe slots that can accept 6 cards on risers.

CPU and RAM are basically as cheap as possible since they just need to exist. No power from them is really necessary at all.

I chose 6 MSI GAMING X cards because the Twin Frozr coolers on these cards is pretty good and means I hardly have to worry about temps. Each one on a modded bios gives me about 23 MH/s for a total of 140 MH/s.

The rig uses about 980W while on load. While writing this Ethereum;s price is $46.46 which means this rig will pull in $259 a month after electricity costs.

The biggest problem I had with this rig was turning off the Driver Signing when I had it loaded on Win 10. Windows had a serious hard time detecting the cards without freezing or crashing constantly. After getting it to work for about a week I decided to push for ethOS. ethOS is much more plug and play and is a much better OS to use on a mining rig. On windows I spend 16 hours in front of the rig trying to get it to work right. On ethOS i spent about an hour.

The open air aluminum case was made from aluminum square stock and connectors from 80/20.

The power supplies are connected together with a PSU bridge which I forgot to mention in the parts list. This is so one power switch can turn on both PSU's.

Why would I do this? Apparently I hate myself. This was, however, a very fun experiment and at this point in time it looks like it may be profitable.

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  • 35 months ago
  • 9 points

Pain and Suffering costs AT LEAST $4.95 where I am.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

lol

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

lmao

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

that doesnt buy a 12pack

  • 35 months ago
  • 3 points

6 470s in triple crossfire. Due I don't care how much electricity it uses. I'm amazed you got that many crossfires going.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

He's not using crossfire

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  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

Yep^ that. However the driver still yelled at me a lot and freezing was a common issue.

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  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

BASICALLY WHAT HAPPENED YEA

  • 33 months ago
  • 3 points

This PCPP staff has really been getting comment triggered lately....

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  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

awesome job

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

All I ask is that you properly e-cycle those cards when they die/when you're done mining :)

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

but of course <3

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm actually surprised that you will pay yourself off for this in about 7 months! Well done!

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

So many 470s and they are all msi brand. (Puts down keyboard and proceeds to cringe and scream "future! Future!")

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

nice rig for mining! I just started minng a few days ago! i mine monero xmr

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Good luck!!!

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

If mobo have had 6 PCIe x1 then it must be Data Mining Mobo. Is that what you were saying?

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

Essentially. That and 2 molex power ports on the mobo as well. Usually clues to a mining mobo.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Damn

Those GPUs in Pic one look badass

+1

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Why did you go with two PSUs instead of a single higher capacity one? Been doing some mining myself and thought about putting a rig like this together.

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

A single psu doesn't have the cables for 6 GPU's. Also this way the PSU's stay at about 50% load maximizing efficiency. Good luck!!

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow your build looks very interesting :) 470s can go alot higher than that with mios mod and OC ;) I have a question regarding EthOs, I'm waiting to receive my components to build mine and where wondering I should mine on win10, ethos or SimplerMiner... What are the cost to use EthOs? Faster or slower hashrate? How do you OC on ethos? Dual mining on Ethos?

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

I would recommend anything that isn't windows 10. Use Ethos or simple. Ethos is $39.99. Hashrates were faster on EthOS and overclocking is done in a simple config file. If I recall correctly you just add a line in the config file like:

globalcore 1100 globalmem 2100

but that can all be found on the ethos knowledge base.

Also Ethos can use other miners like claymore so yes you can dual mine

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

But I will soon have 5 rigs, is i 40$ for each rigs? Or I can buy a multiple version of let's say 150$ for like 5-10 rigs?

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Im 90% sure its $40 for each rig but id buy one copy and try to install it on more than one drive. It may work.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

so are you just like swimming in money now or what? ETH price has been going nuts!!

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Compared to last month, I am quite happy lol

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice rig! Can you share details about the Aluminum open air rig? I have built a rig from angular aluminum bars and compared to them I like your set-up. Thanks!

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

How is this build treating you now after 8 months and with a crypto boom?

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Custom: pain and suffering. LOL.

+2

  • 35 months ago
  • -1 points

what are you mining for. Bitcoin

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

This particular rig is currently mining Ethereum.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Is that like bitcoin

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

yep. Just an altcoin

  • 35 months ago
  • -1 points

how does this work in games

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

lolol it doesn't. The G1830 is a terrible processor. I wouldn't even try to boot a game on this thing.

  • 35 months ago
  • 0 points

lol

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  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

That's what I was wondering...

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  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Don't guess I'm familiar with it

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

All the the currencies are shortened in the desc but one there is etherium

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  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

Well, since no cards are actually made for gaming you have to discover which are best for it. It just so happens the best hash rate per dollar is the 470 and 480. AMD cards just always mine better.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

They are optimized

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