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Novice building a Mining Rig
@vigospqr The amount of RAM wont make a difference. Id assume the 1070 will hash faster than the 1050 however its also much more expensive. The 1070 seems to be one of the more popular cards out there so it may be a good option as you can see stats on how it performs on other coins as well.
Agree with @AmDD. Get 1070 if you can afford it, or at least 1060 (6GB version).
ccminer uses less 1GB, so theoretically, you could build a rig using super-cheap 2GB 1050 TI’s, but you’ll need 3-4 of them to match 1070 hash rate, so price-wise it will be the same. 2GB 1050 TI’s are cheap now because you can’t mine Ether with them.
@taurus cool 1070 it is. Thanks
I have spare MB+CPU+RAM for beginner miners - Gigabyte B73-D3V with 2 full PCIe slots and 3 small, i5 3350P and 8GB DDR3, if smth.
@lordas Interested Pmed you.
I’m getting about 700KH/s on a 1070 with NSGminer now. It’s likely to go higher in the future if I get enough time to work on an NVIDIA only kernel.
I get 860~ with my 1070 on CCminer
Well i went back and forth, whether to do this or not. Financially i think its border line, costs are probably the same to mine, you are speculating on the price what will be few years down the line, but then you can buy the feathercoins now at probably the lowest price its ever gonna be.
Does the mining help the community, initially it does i guess, but afterwards its just competition. Was excited at first but then it seemed sluggish. and wasn’t 100% sure if i will get it running.
But @Lordas came to the rescue, provided me with all the stuff i need, a community feeling arose, End up bying these two graphics cards:
- ASUS GTX 1070 8 GB White Graphics Card (DUAL-GTX1070-O8G)
Why: £380 i think its a good price, good company, good hash rate, and apparently its an overclocked edition, above all it looks fancy (lol).
Why: £150, Value for money, still 4GB, Also wanted to compare what hash rate i get on this for FTC compared to the 1070, may help in future if i wanted to build a rig or may help other novices.
Lets see how it goes, Seems like fun, Excited Again…
For Other Novices: apart from the top list you also need a processor for your motherboard (i3 pentium £100)
@vigospqr Cool! let us know what speeds you get on each!
@Lordas Thanks, received the package, (nice packaging)
Aim at the moment is to test and see if it works and what mining is all about, so for 1 card, Before mining I guess I need to do the following:
- Get a bootable Windows 10 USB
very amateur question(cant seem to find the answer though), but where are you installing windows to though? another USB, or onto the same USB?
Attach a monitor, keyboard, mouse and graphics card
Download card drivers
Is this all I need to do?
Probably I am being a pain but if you got some spare time, maybe you can ignore the top and write a simple step by step yourself (with links) explaining what needs doing from here to actual mining, creating wallet etc (the full package lol).
It may help others, will definitely help me though. otherwise no issues, I will figure it out.
- Get a bootable Windows 10 USB
@vigospqr You can install Windows to another USB stick, or use an old hard drive you have laying around.
Thats pretty much it, just build it and install the software. Adjust things as you go.
I think your steps are good. I have started from Linux, but later use Windows - just because it is much easier to switch between different coins/miners. I install in old useless HDD’s - 40-120 GB which is enough for windows, driver, miner and VNC. But you can use USB stick. BTW this motherboard has mSATA slot - you can use mSATA SSD drive - no extra components outside. Like: https://www.amazon.com/MyDigitalSSD-120GB-128GB-Bullet-Proof/dp/B00LNEVET8/ref=sr_1_9?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1508325198&sr=1-9&keywords=mSATA
For now - get power, windows and HDD/SSD/USB/mSATA SSD
And some case?
Hey guys, Thought I will give this a go today.
Stuck at the first hurdle, cant seem to start my EVGA power supply?
I have made 3 connections.
- 20+4 pin to the motherboard
- 4+4 to motherboard
- 6 Pin to the card
As I am using a USB hard disk, don’t think I need anymore connection!
See Image below:
Googled about this, did a wire connection test, where you put a wire in the 3 and 4 pin, that did start the fan perfectly.
So what am I doing wrong?
Needed to start the motherboard LOL.
@vigospqr you have to bridge the pins on the motherboard where the “pin” for “power” would be stacked onto. Take a screwdriver to do it.
@ghostlander I’ve gotten to almost 1.75 M on my 1070. Any ideas what I’m doing special? I’m a rookie to all this, so I definitely haven’t done anything crazy. The only thing I’ve done other than basic installation is to OC slightly with MSI Afterburner…
Needless to say, I don’t stay that high regularly, but I have peaked to that a few times. I stay pretty constant just a little over 1, though…
After hours of searching, trying few different things. I cant seem to get anything on the monitor.
With the screwdriver I get the CPU and EVGA fan going. Graphics card fan doesn’t turn on though. But I guess for graphics card I need to install drivers etc to get it going. Graphics card is in PCIE X16 has 6 power pin on top, I am using the 6 + 2 connector which is nearest to the power supply.
But still nothing comes on the screen.
when the VGA cable isn’t in then the monitor is effectively green and on when I put the VGA I goes orange (turns off).
Not really a mining question or a mining rig question, more of how to build a pc question.
Well I wish I built a PC when I was young instead of buying one. Damn!
Pm me. We can probably sort this out in person