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Ethereum Mining Rig List, Prices and Profit

Mining Rig Equipment List Pricing

$138 Motherboard
$269 Power Supply
$43 RAM
$36 Processor
$39 EthOS
$3 Power Button
$49 GPU Risers

GPUs = $1,560

$260 / GPU = $1,560 for 6

Optional Items = $97

$13 Cooling Fans
$6 Thermal Compound
$7 Sata Cables
$41 Wireless Adapter
$18 Voltage Meter
$12 8Pin Power Cable

TOTAL = $2,224 for a 160 MH/s Miner 6 GPU

160 MH/s will earn you about 0.012 ETH / Day ~ $8.25 (with ETH at $715)
This will take you 269 Days of mining to break even

But you need to factor in that this rig will run you about $3/day in electric so more like 425 days to break even.

If you go for 12 GPUs at a total cost of $3,884 for $16.50 / day – $6 /day electric that will take

375 days to break even

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18 GPUs at a total cost of $5,644, $24.75 / day – $9 / day =

350 days to break even. This is due to the additional Power Supplies required


Motherboard

I really like this 19GPU Asus motherboard. I have yet to get the 19th slot to work (it’s the full length SATA slot) and it can be tricky at first to setup if you’re using a lot of different GPU’s. I will do another post on configuring this motherboard.

$139.99

Amazon


Power Supply

The ASUS Motherboard supports up to 3 power supplies, depending on how many GPUs you start out with you can start with just one and add more later. If you have 6 GPUs on one power supply you will want to get the 1000W or 1200W, I started out with an 850W and 4 GPUs then purchased a 1000W and then a 1200W. The 850W is technically enough to run 6 GPUs (as most pull around 105-130W) but the 1200W has a higher efficiency.

EVGA 850 W Platinum Power Supply $199.89 Amazon


RAM
You just need one 4GB Module of DDR4 RAM. Mining uses the GPU RAM.

$43.99

Amazon


Processor

The great thing about GPU mining is the minimal CPU requirements. You can literally run the rig using the slowest Celeron processor on the market.

$36.95

Amazon


EthOS

This is the operating system specially designed for mining Ethereum. It can run on a USB stick so you don’t have to purchase a hard drive. You will need to make the USB a bootable USB to load EthOS (don’t just drop the file onto the USB).

$39.99

gpuShack


Power Button

I had no idea the motherboard needed a power button. I almost sent it back thinking it was dead then realized it just needed a power button.

$3.79

Amazon


GPU Risers
There are several different GPU riser types. I like these because they have the 4Pin power plug on the side facing up. This makes it way easier when you chain 3 or 4 GPUs on the same power cable. These also have an LED light that lets you know it’s plugged in. If you find yourself running out certain power cables these have a plug for 4Pin, Sata, and 6Pin.

$49.96

Amazon


Cooling Fan

I was skeptical how effective little fans like this could be, but my GPUs were running hot and I had a big fan blowing on them. I purchased 3 packs of these (6 total) and placed them next to the GPU (blowing air away from the GPU) and amazingly it lowered the temps by 4-6 degrees, enough to lower the GPU fan and increase the GPU power efficiency. Final verdict, these little guys are actually worth their price. They’re available in 7 different colors.

$13.99 / 2 Pack

Amazon


Thermal Heatsink Compound

You won’t need this the first time you attach your CPU to the motherboard. I upgraded motherboards and swapped the CPU so I needed to use this.

$6.45

Amazon


Sata to 6Pin Power Cable

These are really handy when stringing your GPU risers on the same power cable otherwise you’ll need to use a single SATA cable per GPU.

$7.49 / 6 Pack

Amazon


Wireless Adapter

EthOS doesn’t support wifi so unless you want to run an ethernet cable to your rig you can get one of these guys to go wireless.

$41.71

Amazon


Voltage Meter

This is handy when you’re overclocking to determine the most efficient power settings. Optional but important if you really care about power use.

$18.99

Amazon


8Pin Dual GPU Power Cable

This lets you split a single GPU power cable and power 2 GPUs meaning fewer power cables needed.

$12.99

Amazon


MSI Radeon RX 570 4GB 0.11 MH/s PER 1$

This is the best card I have purchased so far, I was able to buy 4 used ones on eBay for $260 per card. They came with a BIOS mod that runs them at up to 29 MH/s

$260 – $450

eBay


ASUS Mining RX 470 4GB 0.05 MH/s PER 1$

I purchased 4 of these off Amazon at various prices ranging from $350-$450. I believe there are BIOS mods that up the hash rate but I haven’t flashed any of my card’s yet. It runs stock at around 23 MH/s. This was another example of getting the same card with 2 different BIOS versions, one is a Ellesmere RX 570 the other a 470. The both has at pretty much the same rate though.)

$388.87

Amazon


Gigabyte Radeon RX 560 4GB 0.07 MH/s PER 1$

I purchased 2 of these from NewEgg.com and I’m not sure if NewEgg is selling used GPUs but they came with different BIOS versions and hash at 2 different speeds. One hashes at 12.5 MH/s and the other at 10.5 MH/s

$169.00

NewEgg

Sapphire 11268-15-20G Radeon PULSE RX 550 4GB GDDR5 HDMI / DVI-D / DP (UEFI) PCI-E Graphics Card

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B078Q1691L/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

$149.00

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