94 Comments

  1. Dan
    April 12, 2017 @ 9:20 am

    Any recommendations on another MOBO? I can not seem to locate the BIOSTAR TB85 at a good price.

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    • Rolf
      April 15, 2017 @ 6:30 pm

      only the two recommendations I made above in alternate motherboards

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    • Brad
      April 27, 2017 @ 3:35 pm

      Hey Dan, I just ordered the ASRock Fatal1ty B250 GAMING K4 LGA from NewEgg.

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      • Dan
        April 27, 2017 @ 4:33 pm

        Cool, my rigs ended up with the intel B250 pro4. Limited to 5 gpus per rig, but so far so good.

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      • Rolf
        April 27, 2017 @ 4:46 pm

        I like that board. I was able to get 6 GPU’s running on the Fatal1ty B250 Gaming K4 by turning off audio, serial port, CPU virtualization, and VT-D, while leaving all PCI-E lanes on Auto and setting TOLUD to 3.5.

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        • Wayne
          May 16, 2017 @ 4:42 am

          Hello Rolf,
          Did you overclock the GPUs after these setting?
          I am using the same setting with yours for my 6 GPUs(rx470) rig and already update the bios but when I executed Claymore’s miner(9.3) I bumped into “stuck in device driver” error after overclocked my GPUs, I’m using 16.9.2 driver for my flashed cards and OS is win10. Virtual memory is more than 16GB.
          I don’t know how to solve this problem 🙁

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    • J.Cruz
      May 10, 2017 @ 10:06 am

      Use msi z97 gaming 5 or whatever of the 4gen gaming series. You can run 7 gpus on these boards. Also no need to have a monitor hooked up to them to boot. Will start automatically. Unlike some of the btc mobos.

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  2. will
    April 12, 2017 @ 10:44 pm

    ethOS videos are very much beginner videos.

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    • Rolf
      April 15, 2017 @ 6:31 pm

      thanks – fortunately the ethosdistro guys are helpful on the IRC for the more advanced stuff

      Reply

  3. vegasbitcoin
    April 14, 2017 @ 6:54 am

    Great work and info. I have a question that most do not talk about anywhere. What is your set as far as where you send your bitcoin to, and how then are you transferring that bitcoin to your bank account or where are you having it transferred to so that you can be able to pay for your electric bill and your other expenses from your mining profits?

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    • Rolf
      April 15, 2017 @ 6:33 pm

      sometimes I transfer the altcoin to an exchange, trade it for Bitcoin, then trade the Bitcoin for USD, and transfer the USD to my bank account to pay for electricity.

      Most of the time I try to buy stuff in bulk using Bitcoin, then sell it on Amazon or Ebay.

      Other times I put more dollars into my mining business, increasing the equity of the LLC, and just keep stocking up on cryptocurrencies, then use the dollars to pay for electric and rent.

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    • J.Cruz
      May 10, 2017 @ 10:10 am

      Get a paypal debit card. Go set up a coin base account and you can sell your btc. Eth, ltc for usd. Immediately to your paypal. Then it is just like a debit card i found this to be the easiest method.

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  4. Tanner
    April 17, 2017 @ 6:30 pm

    Just curious, what do you get for a hash rate on each of your rigs that you built in this blog post?

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    • Rolf
      April 20, 2017 @ 8:18 am

      For the build with 6 RX480 GPU’s about 1790 H/s and with the RX470 about 1610 H/s

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      • George
        May 19, 2017 @ 3:49 am

        Thank you for this, it’s very useful. Im confused with the hash rate. Did you mean 1.79 Th/s with the 6 RX480 and 1.61 Th/s with the 6 RX470? if it is, isn’t a little lower for this investment?

        Thank you

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        • Paul
          May 29, 2017 @ 6:03 pm

          He’s referring to ZEC Hash rates in his post. I’m building a 6 GPU using Asus RX 580 8GB and they make about 300-304 H/s each so it would be 1812 H/s on a 6 GPU rig. (All tests done in EthOS Distro).

          I’m testing these cards in a dual setup right now at 608-609 H/s average so that’s the expected output * as many of the same card you’d use here.

          Ethereum is less impressive it seems at 23-24 Mh/s using ethminer, and 24-25 Mh/s using Claymore 9.4 – with or without dual mining Pascal/Sia -dcri 10 or 20 at either 500Mh/s or 1000Mh/s respectively (run hotter and use more power but I don’t have a meter to compare it).
          Single Eth mining using Claymore is not that different it seems though I probably have to work on making some more tweaks.

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          • Alex
            June 20, 2017 @ 3:35 pm

            This is good info, thanks Paul! May i ask, do use your standard electricity utilities or do you have a dedicated/ spearate/ business registered thing to supply your rig?

          • Paul
            July 9, 2017 @ 5:48 pm

            No Problemo 🙂 Thanks to Rolf I got a small warehouse to run some rigs and ASICs at 🙂 I was mining at home but the rates here in Cali are already too high…wasn’t liking Tier 3 (.31) for more than a month hehe (I expected it at least having mined in the past with some Zeus Miners).

  5. Rhizix
    April 21, 2017 @ 9:40 am

    Was wondering what would be the smartest thing to do right now.
    Setup a RX470/RX480 Rig for mining Ethereum/Zcash
    or
    Setup a R9 FURY rig for Zcash.
    Considering the future.

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    • Rolf
      April 24, 2017 @ 4:25 pm

      I like using lower power. I think the Rx470 or Rx570 are good cards to use.

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  6. Abdelrahman
    April 21, 2017 @ 8:13 pm

    what you think about xfx rx 480 rs 8gb or msi armor rx 480 8gb ?

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    • Rolf
      April 24, 2017 @ 4:26 pm

      They are good cards. I prefer using MSI, XFX, and sapphire cards. I find the MSI cards tend to use less power, but I don’t know how that affects things long term.

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    • J.Cruz
      May 10, 2017 @ 10:13 am

      Rx480 msi I think stay the coolest and are the quietest not the armor ones but the red ones you seriously can’t even tell if they are on. Stay away from the founder edition cards xfx are pretty quiet and so are the power color red devils.

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      • Rolf
        May 10, 2017 @ 10:47 am

        thanks! That’s good advice!

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  7. dave
    April 27, 2017 @ 1:51 pm

    Hi Rolf,

    I just completed my rig and tried to get mining using ethos. For some reason when I try to edit the local.conf file the changes are not saved. I place wallet address next to proxywallet, save it and restart the miner. When I look at the local.conf file immediately after restart my wallet address is there however if i come back an hour later I see a different wallet. I execute the putconf && restart-proxy after which I thought saves it properly but no luck. I have tried to make the changes under both the ethos login and root.

    Do you have any idea why my changes may not be saving?

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    • Rolf
      April 27, 2017 @ 1:58 pm

      Remote file is overriding the local file. You have to delete contents of the remote.conf file

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  8. Tas
    May 6, 2017 @ 12:43 am

    Hi Rolf,

    For the cards you recommend RX470 or RX480 from XFX, Sapphire, or MSI.
    Are they 4gb or 6 gb? is there any difference on choosing one of this cards for mining?

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    • Rolf
      May 6, 2017 @ 3:25 pm

      Those are hard to get now. I am currently buying RX570-4G cards.

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  9. Mike
    May 7, 2017 @ 12:06 pm

    Hi Rolf,

    I have two questions:

    How many Watts does a rig with 6 GPU’s use?
    What is the temperature of the GPU’s?

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    • Rolf
      May 9, 2017 @ 5:32 pm

      A 6-gpu rig usually uses around 900 or 1000 watts of power. The GPU’s get pretty hot, usually 65-80 degrees C depending on ambient air temp and the flow of hot air away from the GPU’s

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  10. MindALot
    May 8, 2017 @ 11:43 pm

    Your guide is awesome!!

    I’ve been struggling with some decent setup guides using only Linux .. and it seems this is it.

    I noticed you have a rack of rigs in one of the pictures – what are you doing for power? (Is this at a home or office?)

    I currently have 6 480s on order.. but they don’t seem to be processing, I might cancel and try to find something else – but most of the recommended cards for mining are sold out, sold in limited supply, or priced high. I noticed your post about the RX570-4G .. what numbers have you seen on those that look appealing?

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    • Rolf
      May 9, 2017 @ 5:34 pm

      Thank you! Glad you find the linux guides useful. It took a while to find a recipe that worked so I wanted to share it.

      In my next batch I am going to probably order 570-4G for equihash mining and 580-8G for ethereum and ethereum classic mining.

      I like buying used R9 Nano for equihash mining but they get so hot so fast I’m hoping a next generation replacement comes out but in a 14 nm process instead of the Nano’s 28 nm process.

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      • MindALot
        May 9, 2017 @ 7:00 pm

        Seems my order of 480s failed. (How do you order graphics cards in bulk? Amazon and newegg both limit my orders).

        I changed to 5 1070’s (wouldn’t mind six, but order limit of 5 – may get a 6th later if everything works).

        I’ve heard that Nvidia has much better support for Linux regarding over/underclocking cards. I’m hoping I can configure everything relatively easily with just Linux and start mining.

        What do you use as power buttons for your motherboards?

        Sorry for all the questions – I swear I have PC building experience.. but an open rig, no case, 2 power supplies.. all of these are new to me.

        And thanks again for the feedback!

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        • Rolf
          May 10, 2017 @ 10:39 am

          power buttons is #7 in the bill of materials above. But it is optional because you can just use a flathead screwdriver to short the two power pins to start the PC the first time. Then after that you use the power switch on the power supply to start it, as long as you did the BIOS setup properly.

          I order from Newegg usually. I may start to buy from an out of state reseller, so I don’t have to pay state sales tax, depending on how prices go. But I really like buying GPU’s from Newegg, and usually get what they have on sale. Sometimes that limits me to 5 of one kind, and that’s ok.

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      • J.Cruz
        May 10, 2017 @ 10:17 am

        I have a question i have 8 rigs with 50 gpus 40 rx470/480 and the rest r9390. I have a hashrate of 1140 on ethereum with the difficulty as of today I probably make 1.2 eth a day. Would I make more mining for zcash?

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        • Rolf
          May 10, 2017 @ 10:42 am

          That’s a good question. It depends on when you sell your ethereum and your zcash. If you mine it then turn around and sell it or trade it for BTC, then you can look at coinwarz.com and see what’s most profitable.

          But if you mine it and hold on to it, then you need to ask yourself:
          1. Which one is more volatile? Can I sell when it goes high with limit orders?
          2. Which one is going to go up more long term? What are the use cases, who is going to use it, and why?
          3. What is its market cap now, and every year for the next 10-20?

          My theory is the more people that are involved with a cryptocurrency, the more its price goes up over time. But I don’t really have an answer for your question.

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  11. MindALot
    May 10, 2017 @ 2:30 pm

    You’ve been very helpful, thank you!

    Any thoughts on pimp OS?

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    • Rolf
      May 10, 2017 @ 10:28 pm

      not really – I’ve heard it’s good but I have not tried it. I like ethosdistro for now.

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  12. matthew abernathy
    May 11, 2017 @ 9:44 pm

    Hands down the most comprehensive, informative, and helpful site on this subject I have come across. Thanks for all your work Rolf. As 1 dude just getting my feet wet; this is an invaluable resource to have.

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    • Rolf
      May 12, 2017 @ 11:03 pm

      Thanks Matthew! That makes me happy to hear 🙂

      Reply

  13. Johnny
    May 12, 2017 @ 11:55 am

    How do you feel about the AM200 Ethereum miner?

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    • Rolf
      May 12, 2017 @ 11:02 pm

      Too expensive for what you get. You could build your own for $1700. And when it breaks, sending it back for repair is going to be expensive. With your own GPU miner, you can just swap out the bad part and either buy a new one or get a warranty RMA and get the part fixed.

      Reply

  14. Max_Bvr
    May 12, 2017 @ 7:35 pm

    Hello,

    I was wondering if you would advise me to go for EthOS or Linux + claymore for my 1st mining rig ?

    Thanks

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    • Rolf
      May 12, 2017 @ 11:00 pm

      If it is your very first one and you are going to have a screen attached to it you might want to start with Windows. It is very easy to use. I find that managing many mining rigs is difficult with Windows, which is why I prefer to use a version of Linux.

      If you are going to build a mining rig and just let it run with no screen and keyboard attached, I would recommend you use EthOS.

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      • Max_Bvr
        May 12, 2017 @ 11:58 pm

        And on the performance sides ? Will I get more performance on Linux or ethOS ?

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  15. Max_Bvr
    May 12, 2017 @ 11:04 pm

    My plan is to start with one, if I’m happy and the numbers on the financial side are ok I’ll expand to more rigs.

    You means with Linux i can manage several rigs from one screen only ?

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    • Brad
      May 13, 2017 @ 12:33 am

      I just brought my first rig up today with three cards. I have three more coming next week. I built my machine from Rolf’s list above but I think my mobo is different. I’m quite happy with it and plan on building more rigs.

      I would suggest to start with Linux. You can manage multiple Linux machines using one windows machine by using programs such as Putty to SSH into them. If you’re unfamiliar with Linux I would urge you to dive into how-to videos and Google searches. Also print out a Linux command cheat sheet and tape it close by. I’m fortunate that I have 25 years of Corporate IT experience so Linux is easy for me but I know for most it’s not.

      I would suggest you stay away from a windows machine and order the ethos SSD from the list above since it’s extremely easy for a beginner to get up and mining right away. It’s also less expensive. All you need to know is how to open up conf files and make changes.

      If you are really eager and computer savvy, I would suggest downloading vmware vmplayer and install a non-gui linux distro and play around with it.

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      • Max_Bvr
        May 13, 2017 @ 12:58 am

        But if I’m taking the ethOS, I’ll have to plug a screen & keyboard to make some modifications or i can do it through an interface (online ?) ?

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        • Brad
          May 13, 2017 @ 2:16 am

          Either way will work. Obviously you will need to plug directly into the motherboard to make the BIOS changes. I would also make the BIOS changes before plugging any video cards in. Follow Rolf’s BIOS change instructions and you shouldn’t have any problems. Once you have the rig running and ethOS sees all of your video cards, you can remove the monitor/keyboard if you like. I suggest first you retrieve the IP of the rig before unplugging. At the ethOS command prompt you type: ifconfig This is similar to windows ipconfig. From your windows computer run a program like Putty and type in your rig’s IP. From there you can make any changes to the conf files.

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          • Max_Bvr
            May 13, 2017 @ 2:28 am

            Ok thanks man for your help, do you have an email or somewhere where i can contact you, if it’s ok for you ?

  16. MindALot
    May 12, 2017 @ 11:25 pm

    Know of any decent discord channels for talking about mining rigs?
    I found one useful one – but it is specific to zcash.

    I found a few crytpocurrency generic channels .. but they rarely talk mining rigs.

    thanks!

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    May 16, 2017 @ 8:12 am

    […] GPU Mining Zcash and Ethereum with EthosDistro and AMD RX470 on 6 GPU Rig […]

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  18. Jason
    May 17, 2017 @ 3:11 pm

    Awesome blog! I am curious, can you explain how you manage your power requirements? I am looking to setup a small mining operation and am wondering about utility cost? For example, did you have to install extra power to handle all those machines? How do you find a good rate for power?

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    • Max_Bvr
      May 17, 2017 @ 4:45 pm

      I just for the Rx470, they say the power it use won’t go above 150W… 150*6=900W.

      And i think a PSU use less power when it’s not at his full power, so 1300W is a good one and you also need 6 wires, one for each cars if I’m correct.

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    • Rolf
      May 22, 2017 @ 9:02 pm

      I rented an office and get commercial power. The prices depend on where you are located, fortunately I am in a low cost location.

      For my larger site the power company brought in a 500KVA transformer just for me.

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      • Jason Braverman
        June 4, 2017 @ 3:04 pm

        Rolf,

        Thanks for the info. This is certainly an awesome blog. I am working torwards setting up 50 rigs at an office location. Currently there is a 180KVA Transformer on side. I am told that it should handle the rigs. My question is do I need a 10A outlet run for each rig? Or should I get 30A Outlets and use a PDU to handle each 3-4 rigs? I’m just curious how the electrical power should be run? I figure a 6GPU rig running RX570’s should not draw more than 1000w or about 9a right?

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        • Rolf
          June 24, 2017 @ 6:20 pm

          That’s a matter of style, I guess. I like using 30 amp outlets and PDU’s because I like the flexibility. I can connect 3-4 Antminer S9 using 1500 W each, or 10 Antminer L3+ using 500W each.

          If GPU miners using 12 cards using 2000W is what is standard in the future, I could power 2-3 of them off a 30A circuit.

          Anything above 30 amps gets expensive.

          But you could also do more 10 amp circuits. It is just not what I prefer.

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  19. Mike
    May 19, 2017 @ 5:33 pm

    Question on ROI/obsolescence . I recently set up an Rx480 (x6) rig mining ethereum. i will pay off the rig in 6-7 months (or sooner if the price keeps rising ;). Bottom line question: will these 480’s be obsolete in a year? Or can i expect years of GPU mining from my investment? I am looking to dive in with 8-10 rigs but don’t want to spend all that money only to have them become obsolete in a year or so. thoughts?

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    • Rolf
      May 22, 2017 @ 9:03 pm

      They will be good until the majority of people are using GPU’s on the 10nm or 7nm process, which is probably 3-4 years from now.

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  20. Dan
    May 20, 2017 @ 11:27 am

    I am running 4 RX 570’s off a Intel b250 pro 4. One card is always a little slower in hash rate. Have you ever experienced this?

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    • Rolf
      May 22, 2017 @ 9:04 pm

      Do you have a screen plugged in to one of the cards? Is that the card that is slower?

      Sometimes some of the chips are better than others, and the bad ones overheat quicker.

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  21. Brent
    May 20, 2017 @ 8:13 pm

    Subscribed. Good stuff. Would like to get into and wondering if there are any 10+ GPU rigs. There is a place called btc mining store that has this for $2700 which seems like a no brainer with 20 rx480s.

    “Miner RX480 – Custom Ethereum Zcash Mining Rigs – Hash Rate 500 MH/s at 2,500 Watt”

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    • Rolf
      May 22, 2017 @ 9:04 pm

      I’d recommend starting with a 6 GPU rig. That’s difficult enough to get working. I would not even attempt 10 GPU rig, because I like to have stable systems that run without a problem.

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  22. MIke
    May 22, 2017 @ 11:09 pm

    This is by far the best blog on mining! Thank you! Question – how many 6 – 480 rigs can you have on a cable broadband? in other words, do I need to worry about running out of broadband? I am looking to run 15-20 rigs in one location on the same internet broadband connection.

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    • Rolf
      May 22, 2017 @ 11:27 pm

      Thank you!

      It uses very little bandwidth. The biggest performance difference is in the latency to the mining pool. The lower the latency (you can do a basic test with a ping) the better.

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  23. MIke
    May 23, 2017 @ 8:43 pm

    Again, many thanks for your help. Question on PSUs. With good PSUs in short supply, what are your thoughts on using 2 – 650watt PSUs together instead of 1 – 1300watt PSU? Is this possible?

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    • Rolf
      June 24, 2017 @ 6:20 pm

      I think that would be fine. Just make sure you get the kind where you can tie them together so the DC power levels are the same.

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  24. sonny karan
    May 25, 2017 @ 2:31 pm

    Thank you for all your help. you are God sent to the fellow miners.

    Quick question. 4 gpu’s RX 480 work perfectly and then I add the 5th GPU, the device manager and GPU-z display them all. but 3 of them display different set of drivers and then only 2 of the gpu function and the rest 3 are showing error messages.

    But when I pull out the 5th GPU, everything is fine and back to normal with my hashrate for the 4 gpu’s. Hope I made sense.

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    • Dave
      May 28, 2017 @ 7:09 am

      Have you set the Mobo BIOS to enable ‘4G’ That’s what made my rig go weird with the next card going in.

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  25. Dave
    May 28, 2017 @ 6:43 am

    Hi,

    Thanks for the blog!

    With your RX570s – are you setting the BIOS only in EthOS conf files? Or are you flashing the BIOS too?

    For Ethereum, I have seen loads of people getting 27MH/s out of these cards. But always on Windows 10.
    I can play with clocks in the conf file and get to 22.5MH/s stable-ish, or leave totally as-is out the box at 21.

    I’m not sure if I need to flash the BIOS and set configuration or what?

    Plus, I have no idea how stable it actually is – the 5MH/s runs out pretty fast if they go down a lot!

    Cheers!

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  26. Mark Stoter
    May 28, 2017 @ 9:17 am

    Hi,
    First can I say how brilliant your site is and thank you for sharing all the info.
    I am setting up a 6 GPU rig with gigabyte 580s. I’m running them on Linux, either on ethereum or zcash. I’m wondering what your advice is on flashing the bios and generally tweaking voltage and clocks. I think the only way to undervolt is by using Polaris on Windows and it’s important to me to use as little power as possible. Or is it sufficient to just use ethOS?
    Many thanks

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    • Rolf
      June 24, 2017 @ 6:23 pm

      I think using Polaris on windows and copying the 1750 timing to 2000 is good.

      What I do then is use ethosdistro to set the core and memory frequencies to their default (I get that by using gethelp in ethosdistro and going to the web page for help on that box) then lowering the powertune to 6 or 5 or 4.

      If you have many of the same types of GPU’s you can pay someone to create you a custom ROM that will work even better.

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  27. Paul
    May 29, 2017 @ 6:41 pm

    Thanks Rolf for an awesome resource to us n00bs 🙂

    If I was looking for Industrial space – What is keen to look for as far as power? I am not super familiar with electrical things, so I’ve been trying to read up more on it.

    If I have 100 Amps to a small space, I can have up to 12000 Watts total power…really more like 9600 Watts of continuous power draw? I am looking at hooking up some 10 miners @ 800 Watts each so that’s 8000 Watts of power. Plus a couple of GPU rigs (12 RX 580’s using 2 x 1300W Antecs you recommended). Not sure what total draw that is…but I’m darn near capacity there for a 100 Amp service it seems. That’s not counting lights, computer, fan, or anything else really!

    So my questions are (Being on very slim starting capital mostly spent on miners already!):

    * Who brings in more power if I need it? Is that the local power company, the building folks I lease it from (depending on contract), or my own paid electrician?
    * Who brings in (and pays for) the 30 AMP breakers, and plugs to the walls (like the tripplite 30 amp PDU uses)?
    * What can I look for to lower my own costs when selecting a warehouse space that has existing power?
    * 3-Phase power = good or bad? I know i need appropriate PDU depending on single or three phase but which is preferred (Assuming minimal growth)?

    Thank you for being so awesome and helpful 🙂

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    • Rolf
      June 24, 2017 @ 6:26 pm

      Sorry it took me awhile to answer this….been a little busy lately.

      Basically, the power company will bring another transformer to the outside of the building for you for not very much money. I got a new 500KVA transformer installed for $8000

      But you have to pay for everything else, and the farther away the power company transformer is from your electric panels, the more expensive it will be. If you look at my youtube videos you’ll see that at my larger space it is literally 10 feet from the transformer to my panel. It is very expensive to go much farther than that.

      3 phase power is fine. The electricians will make single phase power for your 30 amp connections at the panel.

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      • Paul
        June 30, 2017 @ 2:07 pm

        Ahh this is great info – I was looking at 3 phase PDUs which are REALLY expensive. I would rather have some single phase PDU’s and build out from that.

        With regards to the panel – I might be SOL because i’m a middle unit perhaps (or it will cost a fortune). I’m working with 200 AMPs right now, so it’s going to be enough to start off with 🙂

        Thank you for your help Rolf and for sharing your knowledge!

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  28. MKLoard
    June 3, 2017 @ 1:12 pm

    where do you get those open air case frame

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  29. Roque
    June 11, 2017 @ 10:33 pm

    Rolf, did you 250 Asrock Gaming 4k running out 6GPU`s at Windows 10.64?

    I`m facing a problem, every time I put the last GPU it block and jam everything. Sometimes I even have to clean up the CMOS. Does de setting that you mention about audio and VT-d works for that issue too?

    Thank you

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    • Paul
      June 22, 2017 @ 12:08 pm

      Use Linux man – much easier and stable for multi-GPU (EthOS is great and worth the money). Sorry dunno about the Windows as I wouldn’t use it for mining 😉

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      • Roque
        June 22, 2017 @ 12:10 pm

        Thank you. But I found a way to make that happen.

        Reply

  30. Shaithis
    June 15, 2017 @ 1:01 pm

    This might be a noob question but I am trying to build a 6 GPU EthOS miner. Everytime I boot EthOS and mining starts the computer eventually freezes and has to be power cycled. Have you experienced something like this before? It happens even with just one GPU plugged directly into the closest x16 lane. I’m at my wits end trying to fix this – any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks!

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    • Rolf
      June 24, 2017 @ 6:28 pm

      I had that happen on one system where the main CPU overheated. The CPU fan was loose.

      Sometimes it helps to reseat the CPU, fan, memory, and power connections to make sure they are tight.

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  31. Alex
    June 20, 2017 @ 4:10 pm

    Would you recommend setting up a business if one was to get a 6+ rig set up? 2 reasons I ask, one is my concern of the amount of electricity i’d be using and whether power suppliers would start to question it at all if the account is just a residential standard one? (not sure if anyone in US or UK has encountered this?) And, also, future proofing oneself/tax relief benefits when one eventally decides to cash out.

    Very thorough how to guide here btw, thanks!

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    June 22, 2017 @ 5:52 am

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  33. Mike
    June 24, 2017 @ 6:36 pm

    I have bricked a GPU by messing with the timing. Can’t get it to show up on windows or ethos. In fact, it won’t let the system even load. Just black screen, no start up screen, or even boot screen. Any suggestions on how to get it back to the point were i can reload the old bios?

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  34. Adam
    July 23, 2017 @ 2:36 pm

    Hello, I’m running a RX580 8GB Nitro+ LE with Ethos and trying to set up dual mining with Eth and ZCash. Would you have any experience doing this to get it to work? Thanks!

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  35. Beetee
    August 9, 2017 @ 10:01 pm

    Thanks so much for the helpful into you have posted here, it has helped so much.
    Trying to get some help: I feel I have gotten everything up and running properly on a 5 card rig (rx470) with eth os, local.conf file has my zcash wallet addr and flypool’s addr and i reboot and it is still all there. My question is when should I see numbers change as far as:
    hash: 0
    miner_hashes: 00.00 00.00 00.00 00.00 00.00
    Does it take awhile, just leave it up and running and when the mining pool throws some work my way.. or should i be seeing something change there in a couple mins?

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    • Rolf
      August 10, 2017 @ 5:13 am

      Update to the latest version of Claymore-Zcash on Ethosdistro by following the instructions here: http://ethosdistro.com/kb/#adding-claymore-zcash

      Check the miner status by following the logs.
      SSH into the machine, type

      show miner

      And see if there are any errors

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      • Beetee
        August 10, 2017 @ 11:30 am

        Man I am just stuck right here, so close to the damn finish line. Do I need to set up the custom panel parameters? I don’t quite get that, so you need to do that in the local.conf file? More toward the middle or bottom I suppose?

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        • Rolf
          August 11, 2017 @ 3:35 pm

          I have not yet set up custom panel parameters. I just use the default panel listed on the monitor

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          • Beetee
            August 11, 2017 @ 10:21 pm

            I don’t know what I was doing wrong with my local.conf that was preventing me from mining zcash (will try a different pool later, see if that was the problem) but got it working when I set it to mine ethereum with nano pool, just using the default parameters. Thanks for the replies, and once again for all the great info you post.

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