Thanks, that's a question I'm having currently as well. Now I'm using CPU plotting with i7-5500u and it runs with 5000 nonces/min., way too slow and I would love to have around 20k nonces/min. Do you think a rx460 or rx550 can bring this performance? They are pretty nice regarding the price (110€ and 96€). My budget for a GPU is max. 150€.
Finished my calculation , i will tell you the profits in 2 currencies (€ and $)
Cost per kwh: 0,285 € / 0,321$
Electricity is round about 1,38€ up to 1,45€ / (1.55$ up to 1.63$) per day.
Average earning calculation says with 33707GB (34 TB) i get about 5,80€ (6.53$) in Burstcoin per day
(data from 27th June,2017 from www.burstcoin.biz/calculator)
i count the electricity bill with 1,42€ /day * 365 days -->518,30€ (583.37$)/year
i count the earnings with 5,80€/day * 365 days -->2117€ (2382.79$)/year
that makes a profit of : 2117€ - 518,30€ -->1598,70€ (1789.29$) profit/year
@haitch said in Some Questions About GPU Mining and Burst Mining on a rig:
@hrh_fourtyseven Maybe 2, maybe 5 - you'd need to find the technical specs of the board.
So I can handle 8 HDD at least without any Pcie USB Controllers and I can use that extra PCIE for another gpu just for Burst Mining :)
@vaxman said in Some Questions About GPU Mining and Burst Mining on a rig:
@hrh_fourtyseven said in Some Questions About GPU Mining and Burst Mining on a rig:
Googled a little...changing motherboard. Asus Z270-A have 7 pcie + 2 m.2 so I can have 9 pcie and one for usb controller :)
Are you sure GPUs will draw all their power from the auxiliary power connector, only ?
Your m.2 ports will not deliver the 75W that are provided on "normal" PCIe slots.
The M.2 Converters have separate Power connector, Tested and working like a charm, trust me
Don't use a 10 port hub, it will severely bottleneck you. It's recommended to have no more than 2-3 drives per hub. If your PC doesn't have sufficient USB3 ports, buy a USB3.0 PCIe card, but make sure it has a separate controller per port, and not just one controller for all the ports.
Case, Mobo and motherboard are your preference, CPU and GPU depend on if you want to CPU plot/mine or use the GPU instead. If CPU, you want a CPU with at least 10 threads - the more the better, it'll help in plotting. If you go the GPU route a mid range to high end AMD is my personal recommendation.
@haitch said in 100TB Burst rig questions:
@Dtrade16 The default rig is very loud. I have in-line resistor extensions to slow down the fans, which gets the noise down to a tolerable level. But as it's sitting 3 feet from me, it's not quiet enough yet. Thinking of putting it in our lab at work.
Nice, yah that might be a better solution. Trying to get up and running here with this loner computer. So many driver issues. Hate installing drivers lol.
@Hitti2 said in Little off but it'll do.:
@Savaged.Million said in Little off but it'll do.:
Aktually the quality of this picture sucks but here u see mine :)
Color of light is changeable via software / handy
Couldnt upload cause its to big for this forum // not allowed
U don't need to upload.
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Do it without the code brackets and add the image link to where it says image URL.
Plotting and mining are completely different, plotting uses a lot more resources.
When it comes to Burst your maximum gain will be from
My advice plot and mine the drives you have currently, there is a learning curve to Burst. Once you have done that you will have a greater understanding and will know in which direction to go for best value.
@socalguy If you're installing it into your PC, no problem, but for an external solution, I use these: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16816111455&cm_re=sans_digital--16-111-455--Product
Ignore the max capacity in the specs, I've run it with 4 * 8TB
@sevencarUnfortunately in my area that’s the best I can currently get on a decent deal and it’s even a used hdd. 8tb it’s the max (widely available) external hdd in my country but for about 370 USD (new). Online ordering is actually not an option cause of the high shipping and custom taxes. The thing that concerns me the most about the certain drive is that its packaging ain’t the same as the other buffalos I find online thus making me think of copycats
@Seed88_ I guess if enough parties were interested, I could just do the plotting for you guys as a service for a reasonable fee (and shipping). It's true, there's no need for everyone to buy a high-end CPU or GPU just to plot a bunch of drives for a few weeks. Once you're done plotting, you can mine on any decent machine with enough ports and a $100 GPU or even less if you only have a few dozen TB or so.
i went with a LSI 9211-8i host bus adapter flashed to IT mode, expanded by a Intel RES2SV240. 28 ports available, can be expanded again to 48. I believe the expander (or maybe the HBA) can only handle 3GB/s bandwidth, but since these are all old and slow spinning disks, i'm not sure that would ever matter lol
edit: yea i bought homelab stuff because I want a home lab lol, and burst paid for it =D
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