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[Guide] Best GPU Mining Motherboards 2018

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Best Mining Motherboard

There are several motherboards available in the market. But choosing Graphics Card mining motherboards might be difficult. Today, I am listing the best GPU mining motherboard that you can buy.

There are several types of motherboards as you go around the shops. I personally recommend you buy it from Amazon they have good service and you can buy them easily.

There are many people asking me which are the best mining motherboards to buy in 2018?

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Best motherboard for 6 GPU mining & even best motherboard for Ethereum mining. So, you don’t have to worry I have listed all the motherboards that you can use for mining and its GPU capacity.

Remember that you are going to buy a motherboard that will be attached to a number of graphics cards for mining. I have listed few motherboards and there supported graphics cards. I will eventually update this post if there is a new motherboard available.

I have put the number of GPU and RAM it would use and other details regarding the motherboards while deciding to buy your own mining motherboards.

Guide Updated – Here are the best choices for 2018 mining motherboards.

Best Motherboard For Mining 2018

There are various motherboards with different kinds of GPU capacity. So, it depends on how many GPU are you going to use.

The number of GPU on a cryptocurrency mining rig depends upon the motherboard & its PCIe slots.

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So, if you are going to start 8 GPU mining rig you will have to look for the motherboard with 8 PCIe slots. This will also support 6 GPU.

Ok, let’s not get too deep. Here are the best motherboards for mining –

13 GPU ASRock H110 PRO BTC LGA 1151 DDR4

Asrock H110 Pro BTC+ 13GPU Mining MotherboardThis is the excellent motherboard for mining by Asrock. As far as I can say this is the best motherboard for ethereum mining. With this ASRock H110 PRO, you can use 13 GPU for mining any cryptocurrency.

No doubt I feel this will be one of the best motherboards for your Ethereum mining rig. I have also used this to built 13 GPU Zcash Mining Rig.

This motherboard supports DDR4 RAM. Also, ASRock H110 PRO BTC LGA 1151 supports both AMD & Nvidia Graphics cards. This BTC+ motherboard supports Intel Processor, I would recommend you to only use Pentium or Celeron processor for mining as it will save your investment.

But, there is one catch. If you are adding all the 13 GPU on the motherboard and if you are running Windows OS then your OS might not recognize all the GPU’s attached. Also, it detects the OS might not run all the GPU or at least they might not be running at full efficiency.

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So, how can you solve this?

The only answer is to go with Linux. Linux is good for mining and you will not have to invest for OS. You can even mine with 8 AMD and 5 Nvidia with this motherboard.

If you are going to build a motherboard this is the best mining motherboard to go with. You can eventually increase the number of graphics cards time to time.

6 GPU ASRock Motherboard ATX 1066 LGA 1150 H81 PRO BTC

ASRock Motherboard ATX 1066 LGA 1150So, if you want to start mining with 6 GPU then ASRock 1066 LGA 1150 H81 is for you. I have already used this motherboard to assemble the best Ethereum mining rig built by me.

This motherboard will handle whichever graphics cards you throw let it be AMD or Nvidia. I have used this to build my Ethereum Mining Rig. I have used it with Nvidia 1070 and also with Rx 470.

This is one of the cheap mining motherboards that you can find. All the miners that are starting are going with ASRock.

The motherboard supports DDR3 which should not be any problem and you will have to go with Intel Processor which I guess is good. Also, go with 4GB DDR3 RAM instead of DDR3 8GB RAM.

You can attach all the 6GPU without losing any efficiency and all the graphics drivers are supported. The motherboard recognizes all the GPU and also with Windows it runs fine.

In my experience the motherboard is running fine with not so ever problems.

7 GPU Gigabyte LGA1151 GA-Z170X-GAMING 6

 

Gigabyte Gaming 6Well, this motherboard by Gigabyte can hold 7 GPU’s. This motherboard was initially was made for gaming but now has been used for mining. So, let’s say you are trying to build up 6 GPU mining rig but with just some extra cost you can buy this Z170X-Gaming 5 and you can increase the 7th GPU whenever you can.

The motherboard supports DDR4 RAM and can work efficiently with Intel processors.

Overall rating for this mining motherboard is high. As per my views, this motherboard is well built and also has some excellent ratings for its design.

The Gaming 6 motherboard works fine with both AMD & Nvidia graphics cards. Also, Windows is fully supported, even Linux runs fine.

6 GPU MSI Pro Series Z270 USB 3 CrossFire ATX Motherboard

6 GPU MSI Pro Series

If you are running out of 6 GPU motherboards from the above list you can go with MSI Pro series. This is one of the best 6 GPU mining motherboards you can buy.

Also, mining with this motherboard will not cause any problems. Installation and drivers are pretty straightforward, both AMD & Nvidia are supported.

The motherboard has been a good alternative for ASRock Motherboard ATX 1066 LGA 1150 H81 PRO BTC.

All those motherboards are running out of stock as more and more miners are getting involved in this business.

This will be one of the best mining motherboards for Litecoin, Zcash, Monero & other Litecoin. I would really buy 13 GPU motherboard for mining Ethereum.

This mining motherboard by MSI supports DDR4 RAM & Intel Processor. All the GPU’s attached run well with windows & Linux.

12 GPU BIOSTAR TB250-BTC PRO Motherboards

12 GPU BiostarAnother, good mining motherboard, if you are looking for, is none other than Biostar TB250 BTC PRO. This motherboard can hold up to 12 GPU’s. This might not be the most good looking motherboard but really who cares if it performs well in day to day tasks.

This motherboard by Biostar supports DDR4 RAM and Intel Processor. Both AMD & Nvidia cards run fine and at good efficiency.

The only thing to keep in mind is to use Linux instead of Windows as it may not detect all the GPU’s attached. But, this can also be solved with some fixes.

Overall I could not stop to list this motherboard here. This motherboard will run your Ethereum mining rig with good output.

8 GPU ASUS ROG STRIX Z270E GAMING LGA1151

 

ASUS ROG STRIX Z270E Gaming Motherboard

After building a lot of mining rigs I found out many motherboards that could be used. Some of them are very cheap and some of them are expensive as this Asus Rog Strix Z270E.

This motherboard is on the expensive side of mining motherboard. This motherboard costs about $150.

ASUS ROG STRIX Z270E can support 8 Graphics Cards for mining. There are 7 PCIe slots on this motherboard but to use another GPU you need m.2 PCIe extender.

There are two m.2 slots from which one can be used for PCIe SSD & one can be used for GPU.

This mining motherboard supports LGA1151 Intel Processor – go with Celeron or Pentium they give excellent performance for mining.

Also, this motherboard supports DDR4 RAM.

Overall this is a good motherboard for mining, it’s well-built supports all the GPU without any problem. But, it falls into some extra cost.

If you are looking for 8 GPU motherboard then this where you buy it.

Conclusion

Motherboards have the different capacity of holding the GPU’s. Some come with 6 PCIe slots & some 7, 12, 13, etc. But remember that motherboard is the base of your mining rig. So, it’s important that your motherboard will hold everything fine.

I always think if you are going to build a 6GPU mining rig you must buy 7 or 8 PCIe slot motherboard.

Why?

Because when you plan to expand your mining rig you will be easily able to do that an extra $30 will save you $150. Isn’t it??

Think something that will happen in the future.

But, yes the motherboard listed here are tested by me and work very much fine. Also, I went through many people in the mining business and acquired knowledge regarding the experience of using this motherboard.

Anyways, which motherboard are you using to mine cryptocurrencies? Which coin should we mine with these motherboards?? Comment!!

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Best Mining Motherboard Based On Price & Features
  • ASRock H110 PRO BTC LGA 1151
  • BIOSTAR TB250-BTC PRO
  • MSI Pro Series Z270 USB 3 CrossFire ATX
  • Gigabyte LGA1151 GA-Z170X-GAMING 6
  • ASUS ROG STRIX Z270E GAMING LGA1151

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23 Comments

  1. Hola me gustaria contactarte via telefonica para saber de los precios ee cada articulo ya que necesito algunos de estos.
    Gracias!!!

  2. Is the ASUS sabertooth 990fx r2.0 motherboard good for bitcoin mining or is it not recomended? Is there a better motherboard I should use? And how do I find the hashpower of this motherboard?

  3. Would something like the b350 tomahawk work for eth mining? i have a spare and was thinking of grabbing a r3 1200 with 8gb ram and about 3-4 1060 6gb and putting them in a large aluminum frame. I just am not sure if the b350 can support that many GPUs.

    1. Yes B350 Tomhawk will certainly work with Ryzen CPU. You can attach 6 GPU and you will be good to go. If you need some more speed then go with M.2 SSD that you can attach.

  4. Hi!

    I have an msi z270-a pro here and i can’t put more than 2 GPU on it. Do you have a tutorial or an example who a can work it this motherboard?

    Config:
    4x R9 280x
    z270-a pro
    4gig ram

    1. Hey Charles!!!
      So, yes you cannot put more than more 2 GPU on the motherboard. But you can attach 6 GPU to the motherboard.
      How can you attach more GPU?
      For that you need RISERS. You can attach the GPU to the RISER and it will go the motherboard.
      Here is a quick pic that I took of my rig (Pretty Dusty) – Pic1
      Can you see that Blue cards going to the motherboard?? They are RISER they act as an extender and they attach to the GPU.
      So, here is an clear image where you can attach all those RISERS on the motherboard.
      Pic2.
      Hope I helped

  5. Hey.

    Right now only the MSI Pro Series Z270 USB 3 CrossFire ATX is the best option, around 130-135$ en amazon/newegg. The first 2, are either out of stock or 350$+.

    Do think is worth it to spend 200 bucks more just to get the asrock or biostar? Im only at 6 GPU, dont think in upgrading… i will eventually when a new GPU comes out, and will probably sell my actual rig to buy a new one.

    Something else offtopic this mobo subject. Where is the best place tu find/hunt a 1080Ti? i see it everywhere so expensive making the ROI longer… although i know the ROI depends in many other things altogheter.

    Thanks!!! happy new year.

    1. Hello Daniel,
      Yes, the prices of the motherboard have gone up and some of the times they are out of the stock.
      You can always buy MSI Pro Series Intel Z270. Which is a good motherboard. It is not worth if you are going to use only GPU’s and buying 13 GPU Motherboard – Asrock. Better go with MSI.
      Next up, GTX 1080 Ti – I always buy everything from Amazon because they always delivered the right product.
      GTX 1080Ti delivers excellent hashrates and Im mining Zcash with it right now. Almost getting more than 700 Sol/s with overclocking.
      Yes, 1080 Ti are expensive and if they matchup with electricity, hashtrate and price the ROI can be decreased.
      Better HODL your coins and pay from your pocket for electricity and you see the increase in price and you will be in profit.

  6. Hi, i have a question. I’m newbie about computerization.
    What Linux is suitable for mining?
    And Which is between BIOSTAR TB250-BTC PRO and ASRock H110 PRO BTC LGA 1151 DDR4 is best? I also have a limited funds for investment in this mining. But, I’ll try to buy ASRock H110 PRO BTC LGA 1151 if it is the best. Or can you tell me where the difference is significant between the two of this Motherboard?

    1. Hey Yudhi,
      I’m using Ubuntu as my daily OS on some of my rigs.
      I would say ASRock is good but BIOSTAR is what I’m using right now.
      Go with ASRock only if you are going to use 13GPU in the future. If not I would say 8GPU motherboard is fine.

    1. Hey John,
      You can actually start with a smaller or cheaper motherboard for mining. The motherboard doesn’t affect your mining efficiency. but I do recommend buying at least 6 GPU motherboard.

  7. Hello,
    I have a MSI z270 a pro with 6 1070ti but the motherboard only support 5 of them so the 6th one out of mining always. I changed the raisers check the bios setting like 4G, Gen2,Gen1,but still no 6th card. What is your suggestion?

    1. There is nothing wrong with your setup… The only thing you have to do is flash the motherboard with the latest BIOS.
      Make sure that you download the file from the official website of MSI.
      Or see if you can update it…
      When you do!! You are fine to go with the last GPU.
      Tell me how it goes!!

    1. YES, Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 7 can work with 6 GPU for mining.
      & yes again MSI Z170A PC MATE can work fine for mining with 6GPU.

  8. Why do you leave wrong information? The MSI Z170A PC MATE has 4 PCI-E slots and 2 PCI slots. If you plug your risers into a PCI slot, you’re going to ruin all your equipment because they run at different voltages.

    1. Hey Josh,
      Completely understand your point… But you have mistaken..
      I have mentioned z270-A & not z170-A…

      Regards,
      Soham

  9. Hello, i am new in mining and try to build with this specifications (is not easy to looking all parts but i have it), Please tell me your opinion. I want to build 13 GPU in the future but now i want to build 6 GPU to start. Thank you Soham Pratap.

    MoBo: ASRock H110 Pro BTC+ 13GPU Mining Motherboard CryptoCurrency
    Proc: Dual Core G4560 Kabylake
    Memory: Patriot 4GB DDR4 PC2400
    VGA: Power Color RX580 8GB DDR5 Red Dragon (6x)
    Risers: PCI-E 16x to 1x Risers
    Harddisk: SSD Sandisk Plus 120 Gb
    PSU: Digital Alliens Gaming 1300 watt 80 Gold BTC
    ATX Power switch
    OS Windows 7 Ultimate

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