Planing my first rig :) Suggestions/Help/Tips/Critic

Hey friends!

I'm starting to plan my first Ethereum Rig and already did a lot of research because its of course a relative big investment for a student. Besides investing directly into BTC and Altcoins, I didn't have done anything like this, but I studied Computer Science with a Bachelor Degree and I will start my Master Degree this October, so I'm not that new too computers either :wink:

Well my first question would be, if you think that my rig, that I selected, would be working/needs some changes. Since many of you have much more knowledge about this topic then I have, I would really appreciate some tips or suggestions :smile:

This would be my rig:

6x 8GB MSI Radeon RX 480 Gaming X Aktiv PCIe 3.0 x16 (Retail)

6 GPU Open Air Mining Case Computer ETH Miner Frame Rig 6x Fan & Temp Monitor

ASRock H81 PRO BTC R2.0

Intel Celeron G1840 BOX(with standard Intel fan)

4GB Corsair Vengeance black DDR3-1600

SanDisk SSD PLUS 120GB

1300 Watt EVGA SuperNOVA 1300 G2 Modula 80+ Gold
//Is this enough?

USB3.0 PCI-E Express x1 bis x16 Extender Riser Karte Adapter USB Kabel Mining
(2 Options: 6 times a x1 to x16 OR 5 times a x1 to x16 AND a 16x to x16 extension )
//Whats better? I read that the "main" GPU, where u connect the monitor, u should use a x16 to x16 extension

Some Y-Molex 3 pin to get some of the fans together because the Motherboard doesnt have enough connections, as far as I can tell

My second question would be Profit/Money:

At the moment, since I already have a SSD, this setup would cost be around 2150 €/ $2300 . I used the site to calculate my theoretical earnings. The default setting for 6x RX 480 was 174 Mh/s so I just took this. Also to mention is that I have the possibility to bring my rig into a server cabinet with 15° C / 59 ° F and I dont need to pay any money for power so actually its just the hardware cost. With this settings I got a annual profit of $2,466.60 .

How realistic is this? I know that difficulty will get higher, but when the difficulty doubles, wont be the price double too? Well of course not 1:1, but at least go up?

Thanks for everyone who read this far. I really appreciate some Suggestions/Help/Tips/Critic :smile:


  • arrkainarrkain Posts: 5
    edited February 7
    Everything looks sounds to me. I have a 1300 G2 PSU, five Sapphire Nitro+ OC RX470 8GB cards with already flashed BIOSes that get 27-28MH, and I have a 6 GPU rack that I would be willing to sell since I am moving and mining will no longer be profitable to me since the electricity will be too high.

    Please let me know if you are interested and we can work out a price etc. Thanks and let me know if you have any more questions about mining!
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