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.
XFX GTS XXX Edition RX 580 4GB
Price: $229.99 Each ($459.98)
Best Algorithm: Ethash
Profit per day (based on .10 kwh): $1.15 both cards
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 RX580 remains the king of budget GPU’s
EVGA SuperNOVA 750 G2
The EVGA 750x PSU is great for a budget build. Its gold rated so its stable. And 750w is enough power to safely run 3 RX580s with a BIOS flash.
Motherboard and CPU
GIGABYTE GA-H110-D3A and Intel Celeron G3930 Kaby Lake Dual-Core 2.9 GHz
Motherboard Price: $71.57
CPU Price: $38
This combo is great for a starter build but also has plenty of room for expansion with slots for up to 7 GPUS
Patriot Memory Viper Elite Series DDR4 4GB
Great deal on a great brand. Not much else to say here.
USB Thumb Drive
Samsung BAR Plus 32GB – 200MB/s USB 3.1
A good and cheap USB Thumb drive to run Simple Mining OS
MintCell VER 008S Multi-Power 16x to 1x Powered Riser
Price: $8.50 each
6 GPU Mining Case Rig Aluminum Stackable
So lets run the numbers. The total cost of this build before tax and shipping is $776.45. With the rx580’s giving you a combined $1.15 cents a day, your ROI for the rig is 675 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. This build guide was made to get your foot in the door and show you that you can start mining for relativly cheap.
The entire rig can be bought here
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