After our blog post about building a mining rig up to 8 GPUs we are publishing this new blogpost using AMD cards.
One of the advantages of using AMD cards is that it allows you to modify the bios settings, so your GPU core speed and mem will be saved at every reboot.
If you are planning to mine ETH you should consider buying the 8gb version since the DAG size affects the mining performance.
For motherboard and CPU we will use a similar setup than our previous post. We will improve the Power supply and we recommend a platinum grade.
For building this rig we are going to buy the following hardware:
- Motherboard: ASUS PRIME Z270-A LGA1151 DDR4 DP HDMI DVI M.2 USB 3.1 Z270 ATX Motherboard
- CPU: Intel BX80677G3930 7th Gen Celeron Desktop Processors
- RAM: Ballistix Sport LT 8GB Single DDR4 2666 MT/s (PC4-21300) DR x8 DIMM 288-Pin Memory - BLS8G4D26BFSC (White)
- Power supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 P2 80+ PLATINUM, 1000W ECO Mode Fully Modular NVIDIA SLI and Crossfire Ready 10 Year Warranty Power Supply 220-P2-1000-XR
- 6 x videocard: XFX GTS XXX Edition RX 580 8GB OC+ 1386Mhz DDR5 3xDP HDMI DVI Graphic Cards RX-580P8DFD6
- PCIE-Risers: Onvian Mining Dedicated Graphics Card PCI-E 1X to 16X Riser Card 164P with 6 Pin to SATA Power Supply USB 3.0 Cable 5 Pack
- SSD: Kingfast F6 2.5 Inch Sata III 32gb SSD Solid State Drive (7mm) for Desktop Laptop
- Shelving: Sandusky WS241430 Wire Shelving, 24" Width x 30" Height x 14" Depth, 3 Shelves, Chrome
If you want to mine zcash, you could opt for a ASUS ROG Strix Radeon RX 570 O4G Gaming OC Edition GDDR5 DP HDMI DVI VR Ready AMD Graphics Card (ROG-STRIX-RX570-O4G-GAMING)
RX570 or RX580?
There is not much difference in price and also in performance after the bios mod you will get near 30mh/s with both.
4gb or 8gb?
For eth the 8gb could have a long term usage then the 4gb version. If you are planning to mine zcash you should go to the 4gb version. However if there is small difference in price you should go to the 8gb.