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Just Started + Potential Upgrades?

Discussion in 'Questions and Help' started by Thorkil, Feb 16, 2015.

  1. Thorkil

    Thorkil New Member

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    Hey all, just started with cryptocurrency a few days ago (more specifically the x11 algorithm because bitcoin is utter hell) and have a few questions regarding my current hardware and possible GPU upgrades.
    First things first: I'm a PC gamer so power use isn't high on the worries list.

    I am currently running an AMD FX-8350 (CPUminer 1.3 @ 60 kh/s/core) along with an Nvidia GTX 760 (CCminer 1.2 @ 2300 kh/s) and a Nvidia GTX 560ti (CCminer 1.2 @ 1400 kh/s,) is this a fair starting point?
    (And yes I know there are newer versions of CCminer but idk how to compile it yet so... Eventually)
    And thanks to Star Citizen going alpha for the persistent universe later this year *glee* I was considering a GTX 970 or 980, should I use two more for mining or just hunker down with twin 750tis?

    Any general tips would also be appreciated~

    Thankee-much!
     
  2. Sub-Ether

    Sub-Ether Well-known Member

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    Dont spend much money on the mobo/cpu if you're planning on more mining rigs, an old dual core will be fine for 2 or more GPU's.I suggest a 2nd computer of old bits mining in the background, even a single core will do 1 card.
     
  3. Thorkil

    Thorkil New Member

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    There won't be a mining rig, this is just going to be my main PC digging away when I'm afk for a few hours or asleep.
    Not trying to make a living off of it, just some extra cash (and get a bit of experience doing market trading)
     
  4. thelonecrouton

    thelonecrouton Well-known Member
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    Uh, a single core will be fine for as many GPUs as you can cable tie onto the crate. :)