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As the interest for mining grows and programs like Honeyminer are starting to gain popularity.  The biggest thing I hear everyday is “I want to build a mining rig, buts its just too expensive”.  Well hopefully this article may put some of these worries to rest.  We are going to build a rig for under $550 that will have the ability for future expansion.

Graphics Card

Gigabyte AORUS Radeon RX 570 4GB 


Price:  $239.99
Best Algorithm:  Ethash
Profit per day (based on .10 kwh):  $0.73
Yes the profit per day looks ugly right now.  But thats just the way it is in a down market.  But for the Price, wattage and profit, the RX570 remains the king of budget GPU’s

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Power Supply

EVGA SuperNOVA 750 G2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Price:  $99.99
The EVGA 750x PSU is great for a budget build.  Its gold rated so its stable.  And 750w is enough power to safely add 2 more RX570’s.

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Motherboard and CPU

GIGABYTE GA-H110-D3A and Intel Celeron G3930 Kaby Lake Dual-Core 2.9 GHz 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Motherboard Price:  $74.98 Buy here

CPU Price:  $38.27 Buy Here

This combo is great for a starter build but also has plenty of room for expansion with slots for up to 7 GPUS

RAM

G.SKILL Aegis 4GB 288-Pin DDR4

 

 

 

 

 

 

Price:  $47.91 Buy here

Great deal on a great brand. Not much else to say here.

USB Thumb Drive

Samsung 32GB BAR (Metal) USB 3.0 Flash Drive

Price:  $11.99 Buy Here

A good and cheap USB Thumb drive to run Simple Mining OS

GPU Riser

Roswill Mining Card, Riser Card, PCIe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Price:  $8.38 Buy Here

Wooden Frame

 

 

 

 

 

Price:  About $8

Here is a great how to to build a super cheap wood frame.

So lets run the numbers.  The total cost of this build before tax and shipping is $529.52.  With the rx570 giving you 0.73 cents a day, your ROI for the rig is 725 days.  I know.  This isn’t great.  But with the market in the state it’s in there is nothing we can do about it until it turns around.  Now here is something to look at. Lets say you can pick up another RX570.  This raises the price to $769.51, but with your profit per day now at $1.46 a day, your ROI is now 527 days.  If you pick up a third card.  Your price goes to $1009, but you are now at $2.19 profit a day and an ROI of 460 days.  See where I’m going with this?  This build guide was made to get your foot in the door and show you that you can start mining for relativly cheap.  But, if you have the money for 2 or 3 more cards in the future.  Your ROI will shorten tremendously.

I hope this guide was helpful.  If you have questions you can alway get ahold of me on

Twitter @Cryptochrisw
Also check out my Mining and Altcoin channel: Walken on the Moon There is a link inside to my group chat.