What kind of mining set up are you runnning?

Discussion in 'Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Mining' started by DarkStyle, Dec 11, 2017.

  1. DarkStyle

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    Seems theres a sizable community of miners now and I'd love to encourage some local discussion :)

    First up for offering is one of my systems :)

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    This is one of my MSI beasts. Full Specs:
    - G3900
    - Asus H270-Plus Sli
    - 4gb DDR4
    - 128gb SSD (or an M2 drive)
    - 1500 watt Rosewill Tomamak PSU (Platinum Rated)
    - Rosewill RSV-L4000C 6-8GPU Case
    - 6x 1080 Ti Gaming X GPUs

    Gets excellent hashrates all around and was directed at mining Lyra2rev2 (Vertcoin). Each card at a 65% TDP for 1200 total system watts, was hashing at 59mh/s for a total hash rate of 360mh/s using CCminer and 388.XX drivers. Was hard to justify the purchase of a professionally built case but I am glad I did. The system being completely enclosed with a set of high-static pressure fans means temperatures on the cards only gets 15-25C above the ambient temperature (which is neat in the summer).
     
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  2. Azuras

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    Asrock h270 fatal1ty
    pentium g4560
    4gb ddr4 2300
    16gb flash drive with simplemining OS
    currently a single gigabyte rc570 4gb hynix with bios modded
    RM850i psu

    mining Eth at 27MH/s

    living in the top of my 42RU


    have risers on their way, just need to populate the rest of the slots plus a couple splitters
     
  3. jpw007

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    I have my sig rig running while i'm not using it...

    | Asrock z170 Extreme7+ | i7 6700k | 32GB Corsair Vengeance LPX | 2x Strix 1080 Ti OC | 1x 500GB 850 Evo M.2 + 2x 1TB MX300 M.2 | HX850i | EKWB Custom Loop | X34 |Caselabs S8
    Custom White w/ Red Internals

    It's packed in the fairly tight with the 3x 60mm 240 Rads https://imgur.com/xN5tjTQ
     
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  4. itchynads

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    My Rig:
    Pentium G3950
    Biostar TB250-BTC
    8GB DDR4 memory
    256GB Sandisk SSD
    Windows 10 Pro
    1x 1000W Corsair RMx Gold, 1x Cougar 800W Gold
    DIY Open frame case
    3x Asus Nvidia GTX 1080Ti Reference cards (65% power)
    1x Asus Nvidia GTX 1070 Reference card (70% power)
    3x eVGA Nvidia GTX 1060 6GB cards (65% power)

    Total power consumption 870W

    Currently mining VTC at 276 MH/s with CCMiner (Nanashi)
    AwesomeMiner (Free version) used for monitoring.
     
  5. Knobi

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    Is anyone successful in mining anything nowadays?
     
  6. hairy

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    i was running nicehash with a tidy profit but since they got hacked I have joined zpool and its making more.
    zpool is another algo switcher that I mine with awesome miner (really easy).
    they pay in bitcoin and I think it pays every 2 days so not much risk of loosing a lot.
    I just wish I started sooner.
     
  7. Phat Devil

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    Intel G3220
    ASRock H81 Pro BTC
    8Gb Ram
    128Gb SSD
    2x Antec True power classic 750w
    DIY pine open frame
    4x EVGA 1070 FTW 50% power
    1x MSI 1070 Armour 55% power
    1x MSI 1070 GamingX 50% power

    Mining Eth at 188MH/s with 700w total system draw.
    Sometimes mine Zcash, tried to mine VTC but everytime I adjusted the cards from stock it'd drop the hash rate to like 22 so I gave up lol.

    My gaming computer when I'm not gaming,
    Asus C6E (with EK monoblock)
    R7 1700
    16Gb Ram
    Samsung 512Gb 960 NVMe
    2x Vega56 - flashed to 64 (with EK waterblocks) 1100mem 877core -25 power
    1x Vega64 (with EK waterblock)1105mem 877core -25 power
    Antec HCP 1300w
    Lots of Gentle typhoons everywhere.

    The 2 Vega56s continues to mine while I play PUBG on the 64.

    Mining Eth at 130Mh/s with 600w total system draw.

    If I don't game, it gets about 1.5eth a month, otherwise 1.3 if I game a few hours every night and a bit more on the weekends.
     
  8. 426

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    Have a couple of these in my collection.
    G3930
    Asrock B250 K4 (can only get 6 GPUs on these boards, and had to disable onboard video for that too)
    8GB
    120GB SSD
    1000w Corsair PSU (Plat)
    6x 580 8GBs
    Pulls ~600W from wall @5550 h/s on Cryptonight
     
  9. Gunna

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    AsRock H270
    Celeron CPU
    8GB ram
    128gb SSD
    3 x Aorus RX570 4gb
    3 x MSI Armor RX 570 4GB

    750w @ 4900 h/s with Cryptonight

    Sold my Baikal Cubes for $500 a pop on Monday. Thanks for coming buddy!!
     
  10. Myne_h

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    Nice to see you've got it all up and running Darkstyle.

    How're the rest of your plans going?
     
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  11. MrSnuffy

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    ASUS H270 Prime Plus
    G3900
    8GB
    120GB SSD
    Corsair PSUs

    Run anywhere from 4 to 7 cards depending on power ... and am running rigs of RX580, 1060, 1070, 1080TI

    All run on open shelving, but am thinking of moving to cases too.
     
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    DarkStyle

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    Yup. 1080 Ti's are the swiss army knife for mining algorithms. They can do pretty much anything. Vega cards in particular shine in mining Cryptonight (Monero / Electroneum).

    Depending on the algorithm and network need, one of the above 1080Ti's can generate between 5 and 15 AUD per day :)

    15 systems cased like the above. A mix of 6-8 cards and 1300-1500 watt power supplies. Going to build something like this once I have a three-phase put in:
    [​IMG]
     
  13. Myne_h

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    Looks good.
    Vertical alignment makes access easy.
    You might want to look up "hot aisle / cold aisle" practice in DCs. It looks like you're on the right track.
    I'd probably want to put some large fans in front, pushing inward. Hanging/hinged for easy access. Think "car radiator fan" sized.

    Where's the mobo going? Will you be using the newer backplane type setups with a single-board computer? Or sticking with the tried and true?

    I'm expecting an atom based backplane/mobo soon enough. Add enough PCIE hubs and the minimal supplied by the atom becomes moot. Then it's just a matter of "how many lanes can be addressed in the pcie standard" and software.

    Oh, and weight will be an issue. You'll probably want to make it fit in a rack-unit. Telco-racks are much shallower than IT racks so they may fit your needs better. You probably don't want it much more than 20kg fully loaded.

    Here's some examples:

    https://networks.nokia.com/sites/live/files/7302_ISAM_BIG_SHELF_R_mix_left_2.png

    https://networks.nokia.com/sites/live/files/7360-ISAM-FX-4_r-540x540.jpg

    The ethernet ports should give you a rough idea of scale.
     
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  14. Gunna

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    If you look closely each one of those boxes are a 6 card rig, not a single GPU......
     
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    I count 24

    Or is my scale wrong? Is that the depiction of the warehouse containing the boxes?
     
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    I think so, each thing you're counting, is one of the units pictured in the 1st post, standing on its end....
    In a much larger "case"
     
  17. Glitchlol

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    I'm looking at building up a mining rig, but I think I'll wait for the new volta cards.

    Where's the best place to get some riser cables?

    Thinking something like this for the guts...

    Corsair CMPSU-HX1000i (CP-9020074-AU) 1000Watt Digital 80Plus Platinum Full Modular ATX PSU $289.00
    Asus PRIME H270 PLUS Intel H270 S1151/4xDDR4/2xPCIEx16/HDMI/DVI/D-SUB/ATX Motherboard $155.00
    Intel BX80677G4560 Pentium G4560 3.5GHz 3MB LGA1151 Kaby Lake Boxed CPU $79.00
    Crucial (CT4G4DFS824A) 4G Single DDR4 2400 Desktop RAM $65.00
    Handling fee(Delivery Order Only): $11.76
    Grand Total: $599.76
     
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  18. Gunna

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    I'm assuming you have hired a warehouse? Can you get commercial power agreements?
     
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    Risers can be had easy enough on ebay. the guts of your machine is fine.
    Waiting for volta, sets you back a few months of revenue.
    Should check whattomine.com for a rough estimate to see what you "would buy" now can get you over 6 months to see if its worth waiting...

    get the best power deal you can, based on 24/7 usage (so average out the peak/offpeak costs -discount on usage over the week)
     
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    The two centre "clear" panes are perspex/acrylic curtains. Air runs in at ground level, and is exhausted through a cowl out the top. You mentioned Hot/Cold aisles last time we caught up, I've just looked at it as directed airflow, opting to remove waste heat as quickly as possible instead of using active cooling. I suspect the radiant heat from each side will leak into the internal spaces even with appropriate insulation. I believe for such a small volume, a 15 AMP A/C just for this centre aisle will be enough. The idea is that each side on this 6M diagram is broken up into 3x 2M Banks, each one powered by a separate phase. I'd like to avoid the energy expenditure as much as possible for something like active cooling and have instead opted for high volume airflow and software throttling.
    I use a normal ATX motherboard (Asus H270 Prime Plus) with 2x m.2 adaptors fitted with a 4U rackmount unit modified by Rosewill (Rosewill RSV-l4000C). I decided on a standardised case to keep all the wiring enclosed and to better keep heat away from the cards. I did look at the back plane setups but dislike buying specialised computer components. In an off the shelf system like this, only the case and the risers won't keep some value.
    I believe the lower end CPUs struggle to keep 10-12 cards fully saturated with work. I think an atom would bottle neck your total hash rate or limit the number of cards you could run at 100% capacity. I think their current solution is laptop SoC running laptop GPUs.
    I don't like the vertical arrangement. My thermal management is pretty primitive so I am keen to trade footprint for thermal uniformity. The cases on the bottom of the rack are definitely going to run much cooler than the ones on top. The air closer to the ground can be cooler by as much as 5-7C compared to chest or head height. The only consideration that limits the upper bound hash rate is power capacity. Better to build more containers at a fraction the price since you're going to be power limited anyway :)

    Opting for off-the-shelf from bunnings. As I have a power limitation, I will not be capable of running more than one container per power connection, so I don't require anything close to that power density :)
    Most of my systems have the adaptors fitted to drive 8 cards. I am running a hand-full of systems like the above with M2 cards because you can squeeze the performance of 7x cards, for the power cost of 6 (70% TDP, +150/+150,75% Fan) at around 5 amps (1250 watts).

    Its a 20 foot high cube container unit. The computers run on each side of the container with the centre aisle for installation and maintenance. The power figure I am working with is 150 amps. At 5 amps per machine, 24 per side, I estimate with losses something like 130 amps. This is pretty much perfect for the equipment I have, the capacity of the power connection and allows for extra capacity later on.
    Yup. 4U Rackmount case with a vertical, instead of horizontal orientation. Cool air is sucked through the bottom from the ground, and pulled through the top. The PSU/CPU/Motherboard never exceed 35C and the GPUs stay within 15-18C of ambient temperatures. Works better for heat management this way.

    I wouldn't wait. Theres money to be made every day. If I was building a new system, I'd definitely play with Vega 56 for cryptonight mining. Its immensely profitable, by as much as 3x a 1080 Ti, per day because of the architecture differences.

    Not going to a hire a warehouse, rather buy a site :)

    Not sure about commercial power agreements. Theres value to be had in saving money but a probable projection puts a 1:25 profit ratio of electrical input vs. crypto output, coupled with a 90 day billing cycle for crypto to "bake", power costs while monstrous, only end up being 3-4% of your total profit. 8 systems configured like the above are making about $97.5 (75USD) per day in crypto at a cost of $6 dollars in power, then:

    First Month - 2925 / - / 180
    Second Month - 2925 / 3802.5 / 360
    Third Month - 2925 / 8745.1 / 540
    Fourth Month - 2925 / 15171.13 / 720
    ---BILL DUE----

    The first column is the monthly output. The second value is growth from holding the mined amount. The third is the power cost. Assuming 30% inflation per month as an average between moons and dumps. The $3802 is the value of $2925 from the first month with 30% increased value, relative to the AUD, not BTC. This doesn't assume anything except crypto is created (i.e. If you transferred any mined coin to ETH, BTC, LTC or held it in the mined currency) not how it is managed. Effectively holding for 90 days, and paying on the day before the bill is due, you begin to see crazy figures.

    I'd be fishing for sales based on hashes. If 1080 Tis come up on sale and operate marginally worse than the new cards, I'd rather double on GPUs than go for density :D
     
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