Hello all. New to the forums here. I just built my first mining rig
*MSI z270 SLI Plus
*Celeron dual core(G39xx series)-does the job
*8gb of ballistix gddr4
*6, Zotac GTX 1060 6GB(has Samsung memory, fyi)
* 384.94 driver(latest)
* *Claymore: Latest version. Single mining ether right now under ethermine.us pool
So i'm looking for ideal settings. Everything seems smooth now that i found the bad riser(Completely AWFUL quality control on these, btw).
My settings in afterburner:
Mem: 450(trying for 500 currently)
I messed with core boosting and saw ZERO increase in my performance. I don't want to ruin longevity for an extra 5 Mh/s so at those settings not a single card is over 60C, nice and cool. Heat kills things lol. Being a clinical engineer for years i may not know software or how to program but i do know P=I*E and the "tailspin" of heat/resistance. So i want the cards to last but i want it to be optimized. I did a test and i'm drawing 515 watts which im quite happy with.
Is there anything i'm missing here? Can anyone please spot where i could make improvements? I had her up to 600 at 75% power doing over 138 for a good 6 hours and heat still wasn't an issue, nothing past 65C. I pay 10C/KwH so not too bad on electricity costs.
Another question: Eth is not going to be soluble for small miners like myself. That day is coming very very soon. What would be my best bet after i move on from mining eth(next month perhaps)? Dual mine zcash and eth? Just zcash?
I'm willing to take losses, money isn't too big an issue. Mining a coin that's cheap now that has a future is what we're all shooting for, not some measly $200 a month in profit.
Thank you all in advance for looking over my setup and if i forgot anything please, do let me know and i'll fire back an answer asap.