New to mining, need some tips

GhagenGhagen Posts: 10Member
edited July 13 in Mining
Hello, just wanted to start mining just for fun and money, win win.
I have bought some hardware and was hoping for some input, I live in Norway so i have converted the price to dollar.

Power Supply: Corsair RM1000i (190$)
SSD: Kingston A400 120GB (70$)
CPU:Intel Pentium G4560 (75$)
Motherboard: Asus ROG Strix Z270H Gaming (135$)
GPU: MSI GeForce GTX 1060 6GT OCV1 x 4 (300$ each)
RAM: Not found a cheap one yet.
Riser and power button from ebay.

My question is: Anything i should change? (Please give a good reason).
Should i use Linux or Windows. My Linux experience is above average.
And what program should i use?

Thanks to everyone that reads and gives me some input!
Best Regards Mehh..

Comments

  • AkromaAkroma Posts: 77Member
    hello :)
    all i can say is 120 gb ssd is overkill. try to go for 60gb ones, or 80gb if they exist, and just be sure to delete the data from previous Windows updates (for 1060 you need the latest win 10)

    i use win 10.

    the psu can be lower, like 850w. 1060gtx power target set to 80 or 70 consume low watts, specially if you are using only 4gpus. i use 5 of 1060gtx and consume around 660w. of course it has to be at least 80+ gold.

    on the cpu, the cheapest one will work :)

    other than that it all seems good

    good luck :)
  • GhagenGhagen Posts: 10Member
    Akroma said:

    hello :)
    all i can say is 120 gb ssd is overkill. try to go for 60gb ones, or 80gb if they exist, and just be sure to delete the data from previous Windows updates (for 1060 you need the latest win 10)

    i use win 10.

    the psu can be lower, like 850w. 1060gtx power target set to 80 or 70 consume low watts, specially if you are using only 4gpus. i use 5 of 1060gtx and consume around 660w. of course it has to be at least 80+ gold.

    on the cpu, the cheapest one will work :)

    other than that it all seems good

    good luck :)

    Thanks for your reply! I might go with more cards, that's why i went with 1000W.

    Guess ill try Windows 10 then :) - What software do you recommend?
  • rmhrmh Posts: 205Member ✭✭
    If you've seen linux before, you should go with it. With nvidia cards there's no problem at all.
  • GhagenGhagen Posts: 10Member
    rmh said:

    If you've seen linux before, you should go with it. With nvidia cards there's no problem at all.

    Program should i try? Both Linux and Windows.
  • GhagenGhagen Posts: 10Member
  • rmhrmh Posts: 205Member ✭✭
    genoil's cuda ethminer
    claymore's dual miner
    ewbf zec miner
  • gold_datagold_data Posts: 2Member
    Windows 10 is the best choice
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