Noob question about connecting gpu to mb


#1

Im thinking about to start making a mining rig , mostly for hobby purpose :stuck_out_tongue:

and was thinking about this Motherboard : https://www.komplett.no/product/953780/datautstyr/pc-komponenter/hovedkort/intel-socket/asus-b250-mining-expert-socket-1151?offerId=KOMPLETT-310-953780#

and 6x https://www.komplett.no/product/927251/datautstyr/pc-komponenter/skjermkort/pci-express/msi-geforce-gtx-1050ti-4gb-aero-itx-oc?offerId=KOMPLETT-310-927251

but question is what cable do i need to buy to connect gpu to the MB ?


#2

You need gpu risers:


#3

Another thing to keep in mind is that the 1050ti will only make you about $18 USD a month mining ethereum. If you can, go with 1070s


#4

Thank you =) now i know what to look for =)


#5

Also something with two fans will be better. They run all the time and they run HOT!


#6

https://www.komplett.no/category/10412/datautstyr/pc-komponenter/skjermkort?cnet=Grafikkprosessorfabrikant_A03616 §NVIDIA&cnet=Grafikkprosessor_A00247 §NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070&sort=Price%3AASCENDING wich one woud you pick =) and whats woud the montly gain be ? pr card


#7

Check out Nicehash profitability calculator to get an idea of what you can earn with different cards. This is the link for the 1070 Nvidia card:

https://www.nicehash.com/profitability-calculator/nvidia-gtx-1070?e=0.1&currency=USD


#8

Decided to go with

2x https://www.komplett.no/product/902437/datautstyr/pc-komponenter/skjermkort/pci-express/zotac-geforce-gtx-1070-8gb-mini?offerId=KOMPLETT-310-902437#

2x https://www.komplett.no/product/920888/datautstyr/pc-komponenter/skjermkort/pci-express/asus-geforce-gtx-1070-expedition-oc?offerId=KOMPLETT-310-920888

2x https://www.komplett.no/product/950003/datautstyr/pc-komponenter/skjermkort/pci-express/gigabyte-geforce-gtx-1070-windforce-oc?offerId=KOMPLETT-310-950003

Due to limitation of only being able to buy 2 of 1 card ><

put when it comes to HDD . do i need ssd ? or normal hdd ok ? and also the psu was thinking about https://www.komplett.no/product/815141/datautstyr/pc-komponenter/stroemforsyning/enheter/cooler-master-v1200-1200w-psu

but im kinda worried about it not being strong enough so maybe 2X https://www.komplett.no/product/889959/datautstyr/pc-komponenter/stroemforsyning/enheter/evga-gq-850w-hybrid-modular-80-psu


#9

Get an SSD, and you need at least 1500w so 2 would work, or you could buy a single larger wattage psu.


#10

Don’t forget RAM. Get at least 8GB


#11

You could also pick up the OMAR shelf unit from IKEA. Lots of flexibility if you end up using risers. GPUs can be secured to the shelf with zip ties. You can even attach one of those small fans that have a tilt, for additional cooling.


#12

Why SSD? On the rigs that I run for Peter and I, we have 3 with SSD and 8 with HDD. We see no difference in hashrate due to SSD vs. HDD.


#13

I hope you can join us for the live stream on Patreon! We will be building a mining rig live.


#14

good read if this is your first time mining:


#15

Just wanted to know, Mining is still beneficial ?? :zipper_mouth_face::zipper_mouth_face::zipper_mouth_face:


#16

Mining is still turning a daily profit.


#17

Not much into it, But Can you share some stats , How much you invested and how much you are getting ? :slight_smile:


#18

I don’t want to high jack this topic.

Please check out:

I’d be happy to answer any additional questions about profitability in that topic.