N00b question to verify setup


I want to start building my first miner rig. Watched the video from Vosk on building a 12+ rig. I came to the following setup (my first time, so not sure about the setup, and maybe when prices of GPU’s go down I can also add more powerful GPU’s):

Intel Core i5 9600KF processor (Socket 1151)
ASRock H110 Pro BTC+ (Socket 1151, ATX, DDR4 Max. 32GB 2133~2400MHz, M.2)
HyperX Predator 8GB memory module (2400 MHz)
Samsung 970 EVO Plus 250GB M.2 SSD (M.2)
Cooler Master Hyper H410R RGG (Socket 1151)
EVGA SuperNOVA 750 G2L, 80+ GOLD 750W PSU

Do I have enough CPU power and memory for this rig? I will start with one GPU and will expand gradually (each month two GPU’s). Does it make sense to have the chosen GPU? I assume that everything is compatible. In time I will buy a 850W PSU.

Thanks for helping out a starting miner :slight_smile: Would be really awesome if somebody can look whether this setup makes sense and should work. I have “sacrificed” my first gaming desktop as a miner and got very much excited about the whole principle behind it.

Oh yeah, any tips on recommended OS also more than welcome, but this is a bit off-topic maybe :wink:


Hi Rodney
I’m new to mining but have built and gamed for many years. I would say u would have no problems running 2 cards with that power supply, anything over that u may want to really add the power of everything up before adding more. Power supply’s r peak rating I think like anything ele pulls more at start up maybe not full load rated whole time (80% load best). What u have now is like a good gaming rig. I’m running that card just one at 75watts right now in a old AMD w/16gb ram rig that has 600watt power supply getting 31.4 mh on ETH with Phonixminer on Hiveos. I hear AMD use more power most times. Ur cpu pulls 95 watts if u look it up but that’s just a spec not while running under load I would guess. I have seen ppl wirh rigs running small power for MB and another power supply just for cards. I think u have a nice start to learn and grow based on how much u want to invest after u learn.


The I5 9600 KF is a 9th gen cpu (300 series) it will not work with the h110 Pro BTC+ motherboard which only supports 6th and 7th gen cpu’s.

Amazon.com: Intel Core i5-9600KF Desktop Processor 6 Cores up to 4.6 GHz Turbo Unlocked Without Processor Graphics LGA1151 300 Series 95W: Computers & Accessories

It will however work with the Biostart TB-360-BTC Pro 12 pcie motherboard.

Amazon.com: Biostar TB360-BTC PRO Core i7/i5/i3 (Intel 8th and 9th Gen) LGA1151 Intel B360 DDR4 12 GPU Mining Motherboard: Computers & Accessories

If you insist on the ASRock H110 Pro BTC+ motherboard, then
I recommend the Pentium G4560, or the I5 7600k 7th gen processors, but your don’t need this much power; the Pentium will work fine.

Amazon.com: Intel Core i5-7600K LGA 1151 Desktop Processors (BX80677I57600K): Computers & Accessories

For 7th gen processors I recommend the 12 pcie slot Biostar TB-250-BTC Pro motherboard with Pro written in the name and by the hammer on the motherboard box. It will support 12 nVidia gpu’s.

Note: the TB250 is for 6th and 7th gen processors, the TB360 is for 8th and 9th gen processors.
The H110 supports memory speeds of 2133 Mhz while the B250 chipsets support XMP 2400 Mhz.
The TB360 supports memory speeds up to 2666 Mhz.

Rather than add a 2nd power supply later, just get a 1300 watt power supple from the get go. This 1300 Watt Titanium model is perfect for the job.

Amazon.com: SilverStone Tek 1500 Watt ATX Power Supply with 80 Plus Titanium and Multi GPU Support SST-ST1500-TI: Computers & Accessories