My experience level:
I’ve built a handful of computers over the years, mostly following Toms Hardware recommendations. I never do much other than push the over clock button on the MoBo I finally decided to make a mining rig after wanting to for several years.
Total cost $920
| Component | Price each | Number bought | Total price |
|OLOy DDR4 RAM 2x8GB|63.99|1|$63.99|
|6 120 fans|29.99|1|$29.99|
|Gigabyte GA-H110-D3A Mobo|75.95|1|$75.95|
|Intell BX80662G440 Pentium G4400 3.3 GHz|67.98|1|$67.98|
|Used Corsair GS900 Power Supply|49.99|1|$49.99|
|Gigabyte AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT|279.99|2|$559.98|
|Fan splitter cable|11|1|$11.00|
120 GB SSD I had laying around
70 Mh/s total, 35/card
I’m running Claymore 15 on Windows 10
What I learned:
After getting everything put together it looks like these cards can’t be overclocked much. It was more complicated than I expected to get everything running and installed correctly, but like I imagined, I was able to find enough help to figure out all the problems. Biggest hurdle was realizing I had to install one card at a time for windows to correctly recognize and install drivers.
Where to go from here:
1 - I want to run this for a week and then switch to a different coin and compare, maybe try a different miner or mining pool
2 - I would like to see if I can get a different card and run on this system and compare without hopefully causing any problems
3 - If I don’t do other cards, I’ll likely get a few more of these cards because adding more has an efficiency ratio since I don’t need to buy more MoBo’s or RAM since I already have that part. For example, it looks like I can triple my earning with 2 more cards and break even at the same point with 4 cards as I can with the 2 and what I spent so far.
Any suggestions or things you would have done differently?