Ethereum Mining Rig Hardware

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Mine altcoins like UBQ ETH ETC ZEC XMR. Here’s a hardware stack-up of mining rig components to consider while mining Ethereum-based altcoins. Items present have been specifically chosen to work together in order to simplify the task of building your mining rig.

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Choose Your Graphics Cards

First you will need to pick GPUs to mine the coins you want. There are many options available and some are better than others depending on the coin you want to mine with:

  • AMD Graphics cards RX470/480/570/580: Ethereum mining.
  • Nvidia Graphics Cards GTX1060/1070/1080/1080TI: ZCash mining.
AMD Radeon RX460 Graphics Cards
Name Hashrates ( Convert ) Efficiency ( Convert )
ETH (Mh/s) ZEC (Sol/s) XMR (H/s) ETH (W/Mhps) ZEC (W/Solps) XMR (W/Hps)
Sapphire RX460 OC 2/4GB 13 115 325 ~5.7692 ~0.6522 ~0.2308
XFX RX460 OC 2/4GB 13 115 325 ~5.7692 ~0.6522 ~0.2308
Gigabyte RX460 OC 2/4GB 13 115 325 ~5.7692 ~0.6522 ~0.2308
MSI RX460 OC 2/4GB 13 115 325 ~5.7692 ~0.6522 ~0.2308
PowerColor RX460 OC 2/4GB 13 115 325 ~5.7692 ~0.6522 ~0.2308
AMD Radeon RX470 Graphics Cards
Name Hashrates ( Convert ) Efficiency ( Convert )
ETH (Mh/s) ZEC (Sol/s) XMR (H/s) ETH (W/Mhps) ZEC (W/Solps) XMR (W/Hps)
Sapphire Nitro+ RX470 OC 4/8GB 24-29.2 275 600 ~4.5113 ~0.4364 ~0.2000
Asus ROG STRIX RX470 OC 4/8GB 23-28.3 275 600 ~4.6784 ~0.4364 ~0.2000
MSI ARMOR RX470 OC 4/8GB 24-28.7 275 600 ~4.5541 ~0.4364 ~0.2000
MSI GAMING RX470 OC 4/8GB 24-28.5 275 600 ~4.5714 ~0.4364 ~0.2000
XFX RX470 OC 4/8GB 24-29.2 250 600 ~4.5113 ~0.4800 ~0.2000
AMD Radeon RX480 Graphics Cards
Name Hashrates ( Convert ) Efficiency ( Convert )
ETH (Mh/s) ZEC (Sol/s) XMR (H/s) ETH (W/Mhps) ZEC (W/Solps) XMR (W/Hps)
MSI ARMOR RX480 4/8GB 25-30.5 250 700 ~5.4054 ~0.6000 ~0.2143
MSI GAMING RX480 4/8GB 25-30.5 250 700 ~5.4054 ~0.6000 ~0.2143
Gigabyte RX480 4/8GB 25-30.5 250 700 ~5.4054 ~0.6000 ~0.2143
ASUS ROG STRIX RX480 4/8GB 25-30.5 250 700 ~5.4054 ~0.6000 ~0.2143
XFX RX480 4/8GB 25-30.5 250 700 ~5.4054 ~0.6000 ~0.2143
Sapphire Nitro+ RX480 OC 4/8GB 25-30.5 250 700 ~5.4054 ~0.6000 ~0.2143
AMD Radeon RX560 Graphics Cards
Name Hashrates ( Convert ) Efficiency ( Convert )
ETH (Mh/s) ZEC (Sol/s) XMR (H/s) ETH (W/Mhps) ZEC (W/Solps) XMR (W/Hps)
Gigabyte RX560 Gaming OC 2/4GB 12.5 115 300 ~5.6000 ~0.6087 ~0.2333
ASUS Radeon RX560 OC 2/4GB 12.5 115 300 ~5.6000 ~0.6087 ~0.2333
ASUS ROG STRIX RX560 OC 2/4GB 12.5 115 300 ~5.6000 ~0.6087 ~0.2333
Sapphire Pulse RX560 OC 2/4GB 12.5 115 300 ~5.6000 ~0.6087 ~0.2333
MSI RX560 OC 2/4GB 12.5 115 300 ~5.6000 ~0.6087 ~0.2333
XFX RX560 OC 2/4GB 12.5 115 300 ~5.6000 ~0.6087 ~0.2333
AMD Radeon RX570 Graphics Cards
Name Hashrates ( Convert ) Efficiency ( Convert )
ETH (Mh/s) ZEC (Sol/s) XMR (H/s) ETH (W/Mhps) ZEC (W/Solps) XMR (W/Hps)
Sapphire Nitro+ RX570 OC 4/8GB 24-28.5 275 600 ~5.7143 ~0.5455 ~0.2500
Sapphire Pulse RX570 OC 4/8GB 29.4 275 600 ~5.1020 ~0.5455 ~0.2500
XFX XXX Edition RX570 4/8GB 24-28.5 275 600 ~5.7143 ~0.5455 ~0.2500
Gigabyte RX570 Gaming OC 4/8GB 24-28.5 275 600 ~5.7143 ~0.5455 ~0.2500
Gigabyte AORUS RX570 4/8GB 24-28.5 275 600 ~5.7143 ~0.5455 ~0.2500
MSI Gaming RX570 OC 4/8GB 24-28.5 275 600 ~5.7143 ~0.5455 ~0.2500
MSI Armor RX570 OC 4/8GB 24-28.5 275 600 ~5.7143 ~0.5455 ~0.2500
AMD Radeon RX580 Graphics Cards
Name Hashrates ( Convert ) Efficiency ( Convert )
ETH (Mh/s) ZEC (Sol/s) XMR (H/s) ETH (W/Mhps) ZEC (W/Solps) XMR (W/Hps)
Sapphire Nitro+ RX580 OC 4/8GB 25-30.5 250 700 ~6.6667 ~0.7400 ~0.2643
Sapphire Special Edition RX580 OC 8GB 25-30.5 250 700 ~6.6667 ~0.7400 ~0.2643
Sapphire Pulse RX580 OC 4/8GB 25-30.5 250 700 ~6.6667 ~0.7400 ~0.2643
MSI Gaming RX580 OC 4/8GB 25-30.5 250 700 ~6.6667 ~0.7400 ~0.2643
MSI Armor RX580 OC 25-30.5 250 700 ~6.6667 ~0.7400 ~0.2643
XFX RX580 OC 25-30.5 250 700 ~6.6667 ~0.7400 ~0.2643
PowerColor RX580 OC 4/8GB 25-30.5 250 700 ~6.6667 ~0.7400 ~0.2643
Asus ROG STRIX RX580 OC 4/8GB 25-30.5 250 700 ~6.6667 ~0.7400 ~0.2643
Asus Radeon Dual Fan RX580 OC 4/8GB 25-30.5 250 700 ~6.6667 ~0.7400 ~0.2643
Gigabyte Gaming RX580 OC 4/8GB 25-30.5 250 700 ~6.6667 ~0.7400 ~0.2643
Gigabyte AORUS RX580 OC 4/8GB 25-30.5 250 700 ~6.6667 ~0.7400 ~0.2643
Gigabyte AORUS RX580 XTR OC 4/8GB 25-30.5 250 700 ~6.6667 ~0.7400 ~0.2643
NVidia GTX 1060 Graphics Cards
Name Hashrates ( Convert ) Efficiency ( Convert )
ETH (Mh/s) ZEC (Sol/s) XMR (H/s) ETH (W/Mhps) ZEC (W/Solps) XMR (W/Hps)
EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 3/6GB 21 300 525 ~5.7143 ~0.4000 ~0.2286
EVGA GeForce FTW+ GTX 1060 3/6GB 21 300 525 ~5.7143 ~0.4000 ~0.2286
Gigabyte Gaming GTX 1060 3/6GB 21 300 525 ~5.7143 ~0.4000 ~0.2286
Gigabyte AORUS GTX 1060 3/6GB 21 300 525 ~5.7143 ~0.4000 ~0.2286
MSI Gaming GTX 1060 21 300 525 ~5.7143 ~0.4000 ~0.2286
MSI Armor GTX 1060 21 300 525 ~5.7143 ~0.4000 ~0.2286
Asus Dual Fan GTX 1060 3/6GB 21 320 525 ~5.7143 ~0.3750 ~0.2286
Asus ROG STRIX GTX 1060 3/6GB 21 300 525 ~5.7143 ~0.4000 ~0.2286
ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1060 AMP Edition 3/6GB 21 300 525 ~5.7143 ~0.4000 ~0.2286
NVidia GTX 1070 Graphics Cards
Name Hashrates ( Convert ) Efficiency ( Convert )
ETH (Mh/s) ZEC (Sol/s) XMR (H/s) ETH (W/Mhps) ZEC (W/Solps) XMR (W/Hps)
EVGA FTW Gaming GeForce GTX 1070 8GB 32 400 650 ~4.6875 ~0.3750 ~0.2308
MSI Gaming GeForce GTX 1070 8GB 32 400 650 ~4.6875 ~0.3750 ~0.2308
MSI Armor GeForce GTX 1070 8GB 32 400 650 ~4.6875 ~0.3750 ~0.2308
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 8GB 32 400 650 ~4.6875 ~0.3750 ~0.2308
ASUS ROG STRIX GTX 1070 8GB 32 400 650 ~4.6875 ~0.3750 ~0.2308
Gigabyte AORUS GTX 1070 8GB 32 400 650 ~4.6875 ~0.3750 ~0.2308
Founders Edition GTX 1070 8GB 32 400 650 ~4.6875 ~0.3750 ~0.2308
ZOTAC AMP Edition GTX 1070 8GB 32 400 650 ~4.6875 ~0.3750 ~0.2308
NVidia GTX 1080 Graphics Cards
Name Hashrates ( Convert ) Efficiency ( Convert )
ETH (Mh/s) ZEC (Sol/s) XMR (H/s) ETH (W/Mhps) ZEC (W/Solps) XMR (W/Hps)
Zotac GTX 1080 8GB 20-23 550 850 ~8.3721 ~0.3273 ~0.2118
MSI Gaming GTX 1080 8GB 20-23 550 850 ~8.3721 ~0.3273 ~0.2118
ASUS ROG STRIX GTX 1080 8GB 20-23 550 850 ~8.3721 ~0.3273 ~0.2118
Gigabyte GTX 1080 8GB 20-23 550 850 ~8.3721 ~0.3273 ~0.2118
Gigabyte AORUS GTX 1080 8GB 20-23 550 850 ~8.3721 ~0.3273 ~0.2118
EVGA FTW GTX 1080 8GB 20-23 550 850 ~8.3721 ~0.3273 ~0.2118
NVidia GTX 1080TI Graphics Cards
Name Hashrates ( Convert ) Efficiency ( Convert )
ETH (Mh/s) ZEC (Sol/s) XMR (H/s) ETH (W/Mhps) ZEC (W/Solps) XMR (W/Hps)
EVGA SC ICX GTX 1080Ti 11GB 31.8 750 900 ~7.8616 ~0.3333 ~0.2778
EVGA SC2 ICX GTX 1080Ti 11GB 31.8 750 900 ~7.8616 ~0.3333 ~0.2778
EVGA FTW3 ICX GTX 1080Ti 11GB 31.8 750 900 ~7.8616 ~0.3333 ~0.2778
ASUS ROG STRIX GTX 1080Ti 11GB 31.8 750 900 ~7.8616 ~0.3333 ~0.2778
Gigabyte AORUS GTX 1080Ti 11GB 31.8 750 900 ~7.8616 ~0.3333 ~0.2778
MSI Gaming GTX 1080Ti 11GB 31.8 750 900 ~7.8616 ~0.3333 ~0.2778

Choose Your Mainboard

Next select a motherboard for your mining rig. Boards support a variable number of graphics cards, and may only accept specific types of processors and memory. See the Details of each board to quickly identify proper pairings.

Mainboards
Name Details
ASRock H81 Pro BTC R2.0
GPU Support
6 Graphics Cards
CPU Socket
LGA 1150
RAM Socket
DDR3
Asus Prime Z270-A
GPU Support
7 Graphics Cards
CPU Socket
LGA 1151
RAM Socket
DDR4
ASRock H110 Pro BTC+
GPU Support
13 Graphics Cards
CPU Socket
LGA 1151
RAM Socket
DDR4
MSI Pro Z170A SLI Plus Motherboard
GPU Support
6 Graphics Cards
CPU Socket
LGA 1151
RAM Socket
DDR4
BIOSTAR TB85
GPU Support
6 Graphics Cards
CPU Socket
LGA 1150
RAM Socket
DDR3
BIOSTAR TB250-BTC+
GPU Support
8 Graphics Cards
CPU Socket
LGA 1151
RAM Socket
DDR4

Choose Your Processor

Now choose a processor to use. Depending on how your system is configured it may be possible to achieve the same mining rate with your graphics cards regardless of processor used. However, any wasted CPU cycles may be allocated for additional off-GPU mining or other system tasks. Check the mainboard section to ensure system compatibility.

Processors
Name Details
Intel Celeron G1840
Max PCI-e lanes 16
Frequency
2,8GHz
Cores
2
Intel Pentium G3260
Max PCI-e lanes 16
Frequency
3,3GHz
Cores
2
Intel Celeron G3900
Max PCI-e lanes 16
Frequency
2,8GHz
Cores
2
Intel Pentium G4400
Max PCI-e lanes 16
Frequency
3,3GHz
Cores
2

Choose Your Memory

Motherboards require both a processor and memory to function. Choose between DDR3 and DDR4 memory modules based on the Details field for your mainboard.

Memory
Name Type Details
Corsair Vengeance 8GB 1600MHz (2x4GB) DDR3 RAM
Module size
4GB
Frequency
1600MHz
HyperX FURY 8GB 1600MHz (2x4GB) DDR3 RAM
Module size
4GB
Frequency
1600MHz
Ballistix Sport 8GB 1600MHz (2x4GB) DDR3 RAM
Module size
4GB
Frequency
1600MHz
Corsair Vengeance LPX 8GB 2400MHz (2x4GB) DDR4 RAM
Module size
4GB
Frequency
2400MHz
HyperX FURY 8GB 2400MHz (2x4GB) DDR4 RAM
Module size
4GB
Frequency
2400MHz
Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB 2400MHz (2x4GB) DDR4 RAM
Module size
4GB
Frequency
2400MHz

Choose Your Storage Device

A storage device is necessary for managing system files and swapping memory from RAM to longer-term storage. Select from one of the following options:

Storage Devices
Name Type Details
Kingston A400 120GB SSD
Storage
120GB
Read/Write
500Mb/s - 450Mb/s
SanDisk PLUS 120GB SSD
Storage
120GB
Read/Write
530Mb/s - 400Mb/s
HyperX FURY 120GB SSD
Storage
120GB
Read/Write
500Mb/s - 500Mb/s

Choose Your Power Supply

The PSU chosen will depend on the overall power needs of your graphics cards, storage device and any peripherals attached to your mainboard.

Power Supplies
Name Details
EVGA SuperNOVA 1200 P2 80+ PLATINUM
Modular
Fully Modular
Sata Connections
12
Molex Connections
5
VGA Connections
6x 6+2-pins, 2x 6-pins
EVGA SuperNOVA 1600 G2 80+ GOLD
Modular
Fully Modular
Sata Connections
16
Molex Connections
6
VGA Connections
9x 6+2-pins, 5x 6-pins
EVGA SuperNOVA 1600 P2 80+ PLATINUM
Modular
Fully Modular
Sata Connections
16
Molex Connections
6
VGA Connections
9x 6+2-pins

Choose Your Risers

Risers are used to connect your graphics cards to your mainboard. Select one of the system-compatible riser options below:

Risers
Name Details
New PCIe VER 006 PCI-E 1X to 16X Powered Riser Adapter
Riser Version
006
Connection
MOLEX to SATA
USB Cable Length
60cm
New PCIe VER 006 PCI-E 1X to 16X Powered Riser Adapter Black Edition
Riser Version
006
Connection
MOLEX to SATA
USB Cable Length
60cm
6-Pack New PCIe VER 006 PCI-E 1X to 16X Powered Riser Adapter
Riser Version
006
Connection
MOLEX to SATA
USB Cable Length
60cm
6-Pack New PCIe VER 006 PCI-E 1X to 16X Powered Riser Adapter Black Edition
Riser Version
006
Connection
MOLEX to SATA
USB Cable Length
60cm

Choose Your Peripherals

The follow peripherals are optional, but may be useful as you build and maintain your Ethereum-based mining rig. Keep in mind the peripherals you choose can have an impact on total power spend.

Peripherals
Name Details
800x480 LCD Display
Connection 1
HDMI Cable
Connection 2
Micro USB to USB Cable
Other Hardware to Check Out
Name Type Brand Hashrate ( Convert ) Efficiency ( Watts / GH ) Price (USD $)
SuperNOVA 1200 Power Supply EVGA 0,296.02
Supremacy X Gaming Rig Skytech Gaming 3,199.99
Antminer S9 ASIC ASRock ~13.5TH/s ±7% ~0.098 3,657.00
Rev 2 USB Miner USB Stick Gekko Science 15+GH/s ~0.335
H110 Pro Mobo ASRock 0,149.99
Radeon RX 580 OC GPU AMD ? ? 0,499.99
Radeon RX 580 O4G GPU Asus ? ? 0,379.99

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