First rig - please help


New Member
May 19, 2017
Hello BTC Community :)

i decided to join the mining world and start with gpu mining.

Budget: around 10k€ (but i want to spend it "slow")
my Plan: i was thinking to build my first mining rig, configure it, optimize all settings and see how it goes. If it fits my expectations i will stock up.
electricity cost: 16 cent/khW (i might switch my provider wich will safe me around 1-2 cent)

MOBA: ASUS Prime Z270-P 121€

6 x 1080 TI, 747,67 €
After long thinking, researching, planning, Exeling i desiced to go definitely NVIDIA. I have to say that actualy i would like to go on 6 x 1080 TI. (room space, heat, resale value and so on...) but here comes the Problem -> PSU, Watt.

To be honest I am really not sure that i will use the stock 250W for mining so i will undervolt/clock and see how it goes. On the other side if i have such powerfull GPUs i want to try different Settings soi need enough power.

What options do i have here? 2 x PSU? Does it make sense? Is it possible that i might get difficulty here? (Driver problems, and so on?)

PSU: Corsair HX Series HX1200 80PLUS Platinum 1200W ATX 2.4 203,29 € or
EVGA SuperNOVA G2 1300 1300W ATX 2.3 299,00 €

CPU: Intel Pentium G4400, 2x 3.30GHz, boxed (1151) 54,24 €
RAM: Kingston HyperX Fury blue DIMM 8GB, DDR3-1600, CL10 61,50 €
SanDisk Plus 120GB, SATA Interface: SATA 6Gb/s • Read: 530MB/s • Write: 400MB/s 55,99 €
i was thinking to make something like that


Well-Known Member
Aug 28, 2015


New Member
May 19, 2017
What are you trying to mine?
Well i was thinking of mining Zcash mostly but i will try to stay updated and look whats currently good to mine.

Do you have some better ideas? :D

Hey @boxerbobby welcome, your not going to be mining BTC with GPUs.

That electricity cost is not all that cheep but workable, and a bargain if you heat your home with electricity.

Here is my take on bitcoin mining at this time.

and here are my thoughts on mining in general.
Hi and thanks for your reply!
I might be at the wrong forum section if so than i am sorry but of course i am going to mine some ALTcoins with the 6 x 1060.

Also thanks for your links,really usefull information
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