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6 GPU Mining Rig – Mine More Than $19+/day – AMD Vega 64

It’s been so long that I haven’t been updating about mining cryptocurrency.

A few months ago entire cryptomarket was down. This made cryptocurrency mining very low in profit.

But as far as you are following me I’m going to guide you on what to mine. Also, how to get more profit.

Here, today I’m going to show you how to gain $19+ / day in profit. With our new mining rig that I will be helping you with.

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If you have read my previous article about monero mining rig build. This is just similar to it. You can refer to that as well for more info. Even though this guide will help you.

I’m going to help you build 6 GPU mining rig and also help you run it.

So, let’s get started –

Build  6 GPU Mining Rig That Gives – $19+/day

Vega 64 mining

If you were in the mining business or not you might have heard that GPU prices were skyrocketed.

But, now most of the GPU is now been returned at MSRP. That means prices have returned to base.

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I will guide you on how you can choose the graphics cards, motherboard, etc. But most importantly how you can save much of your expenditure on your mining equipment & get maximum output.

First of all – I will show you how to build 6 GPU mining rig. In the end, I will show you how to achieve more than $19+/day in the end.

So, keep looking till the end.

Build 6 GPU Vega 64 Mining Rig

There are several hardware equipments required to build a mining rig. Combining we create one rig that we call as mining rig.

I will instruct you step by step of needed hardware.

So, let’s get started –

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Sapphire 11275-03-40G Radeon NITRO+ RX VEGA 64 8GB

Vega 64 Sapphire

You need 6 of them.

Sapphire manufactures one of the best graphics cards. We are going with this particular card Sapphire VEGA 64.

We have 3 fans on the card which will help in keeping the card cool.
If we talk about the hasrates that are given by VEGA 64 for mining cryptocurrency they are as follows –

Algorithm Hashrates / 1 Vega 64
Equihash 450.0 Sol/s
Ethash 40.0 Mh/s
Cryptonight 1850.0 h/s
NeoScrypt 2000.0 kh/s
Lyra2REv2 13000.0 kh/s

These are the hashrates that you will get with the specific mining algorithm.

I.e Ethash includes – Ethereum, Ethereum Classic, Music Coin, Unbiq, etc.

Equihash – Zcash, Zclassic, Bitcoin Gold, etc.

Cryptonight – Monero, Electroneum, etc.

NeoScrypt – Crowdcoin, Viva, Trezarcoin, etc.

Lyra2REv2 – Monacoin, Vertcoin, etc.

But as we can see NeoScrypt & Cryptonight algorithm are the best to be mined with both VEGA cards – VEGA 64/56. But they are not best at mining Equihash.

So, to build our mining rig we need 6 VEGA 64 graphics cards.

VEGA 64 uses 250 W of power per card. I will mention what to mine with VEGA 64 in the end.

EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 G3 PSU 

EVGA 1000W PSU

You need 2 of this.

If we calculate the power needed to run our mining rig, here is our calculation –

6 * VEGA 64 uses 250W = 1500W

Motherboard + RAM+ CPU = 250 W

Total = 1750W

We need Power Supply Unit that gives the output of 1750W.

But, here we are going with 2 x 1000W PSU = 2000W PSU.

That is because we are saving a lot of expenditure and we are getting a lot of power too. Let me explain it to you.

If you buy 1600W of PSU you will spend more than $370 and you will need one more PSU to supply about 150W.

But here we can get one 1000W of PSU just for  $170 (near about) and if we are getting 2 of them we are spending less than $370 and are getting more Watt of power. By getting this we can increase one more Graphics card in the future.

How many GPU on each PSU?

You can go with 3 on each PSU.

ASUS PRIME Z270-A LGA1151

 

ASUS PRIME Z270-A LGA1151 DDR4

I have been recommending this mining motherboard to a lot of people. It is one of the best that you can use.

As we are building 6 GPU mining rig, this motherboard supports 8 GPU’s. So, we do not need to worry about increasing the no. of GPU in the future.

This motherboard supports DDR4 RAM & LGA1151 CPU.

A motherboard is not responsible for more hashrates. It doesn’t matter if you buy $1000 motherboard or $100 motherboard, it only should support everything that is needed.

Patriot Memory Viper Elite Series DDR4 4GB 

4GB DDR4 RAM

Beginners often mistake by getting the higher memory of RAM for mining rig. But, that is not needed at all.

We need RAM just to power up the rig and keep the mining software running. 4GB of RAM is more than sufficient for properly running the rig. This particular RAM is 4GB & is manufactured by Patriot.

SanDisk SSD PLUS 120GB

SSD

There is not a doubt that Sandisk is an ultimate manufacturer of storage devices. I’m personally using SanDisk 120GB SSD & is performing very well.

You don’t need higher storage for mining.

These are common mistakes that are done –

  1. People are using HDD which are too old. This makes the rig slow. Also, it will really take much time to start mining. What if there is electricity outage? Your rig will take much time to start. With SSD the rig will start as fast as possible and you will be mining in no time.
  2. Buying SSD that have very high storage. High storage is not required. You are just spending just so much on it.

SSD’s use very low power so you will be saving that too. My advice is to go with SSD rather than HDD. Yes, SSD’s are bit priced higher than HDD but it is worth spending that much.

6-Pack PCI-E Riser VER 007

PCI-E 16x to 1x Risers

You need PCIe Risers to connect Graphic Cards to the motherboard. Risers will help you connect all the GPU’s to the motherboard. There are 7 PCIe slots on the motherboard where you can attach the Risers.

Many noobs ask where do I attach Risers I can only attach 4 Risers where do I put other?

Here is an image you can refer too –

PCIE Slots
RED – Attach Risers, Yellow – Attach m.2 PCIe Extender

Intel Pentium LGA1151 Processor

Pentium

I’ve got a number of emails asking do I need an i7 processor to start mining?

No, you don’t need any high-end processor. We are building mining rig specifically for GPU not for CPU mining.

CPU is needed to run the mining rig. We are not going to run any of the mining processes on CPU. By buying Pentium processor we are saving a lot by not investing extra. You can even go with Celeron LGA1151 Processors too.

Thermaltake Dual 24-Pin Mining Adapter Cable

Thermaltake Dual 24-Pin Mining Adapter Cable

As we are using two 1000W PSU we need a mining adapter so that we can use both the PSU to run our mining rig. This way we can attach all the mining hardware and run them all together.  It is very simple to use. You will attach both the 12 Pin adapter of the PSU.

And you will attach one end of the adapter to the motherboard.

ATX Power switch

Power Switch

There isn’t any button on the motherboard that will help you start your mining rig. If there isn’t any you will either need to start it with a screwdriver or with ATX Power Switch.

It is very easy to use ATX Power Switch and will probably very handy.

ATX Power Switch comes with 2 of them which you will use to turn on the rig or turn off. There is a button on the wire.

I would highly recommend you get this. It is very cheap but very important as well.

Windows 10

You need to have an operating system to run the rig and also the mining software. You can either go with Windows or Linux. But, if you are not familiar with Linux I would recommend you going with Windows 10.

Windows 10 does support mining & number of GPU.

6GPU Mining rig Aluminum Stackable Mining Case 

mining frame

I would, first of all, tell you to build your own mining frame than building one. You just need few aluminum rods and some hard work.

If you are ordering the products it is going to take some time to arrive and you can use that time to build a mining frame.

But if you are super busy you can buy this frame. It is manufactured by ASTARIN. Super cheap near about $60.

Further Steps –

So, now you have all the hardware here are things that you will have to do after receiving. I’m summing it up in short so that this does not get a very long article.

  1. Assemble all the hardware. Attach PSU, CPU, RAM etc.
  2. Attach only one GPU to the motherboard.
  3. Now connect HDMI cable of the monitor to the GPU.
  4. Install Windows.
  5. When you are done with windows, install graphics drivers. You will get the CD of drivers, or you can download them from the internet from the official website.
  6. Now restart the rig.
  7. Now turn off the rig. Then attach all the GPU.
  8. See if all the GPU are connected and are running well.
  9. Overclock the GPU. Yes, overclocking will give you more hashrates and you will more than you mine in general.

Now you are done with everything. Now let’s see what you should mine to get more than $19 per day.

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Mining $19+ / Day With Vega 64 Rig

I will give you advice on what coin you should mine with this rig. Also, possible guidance on how to get more profit.

Be sure that you bookmark this page so that when I update the article you will be able to see what to mine. I will advise you on this rig.

21 May – Mining GoByte (GBX)

GoByte is a good coin which uses NeoScrypt algorithm. GBX is currently listed on cryptopia that is where you can sell GBX.

With 6 VEGA 64, we will be able to achieve 13200 kh/s with proper overclocking. That will be enough to get us near about $18 per day.

But wait I did say that we would be getting more than 19$ right?

Right now GBX is recovering. If we mine and store GBX and sell it at a higher price we will be able to cross $19 mark.

How to mine GBX?

  1. Download the pre-configured miner from here – Download Vega GBX miner.
  2. Extract it.
  3. Right-click on the miner.bat file & then click on edit.
  4. Then replace – putyourwalletadresshere with your GBX wallet address.
  5. Save & then run miner.bat.

Then you are done.

6 June  – Mining Trezarcoin TZC

If you’ve been mining GBX its time that you shift and start mining Trezarcoin TZC. It’s currently listed on cryptopia.

If you are good at reading charts you can clearly see that TZC is on the rise. You can mine and then you can sell at peak price. Currently, the price of TZC is near about $0.020.

You can aim to sell your TZC at $0.023 or $0.022.

You can use this guide to configure mining TZC. Be sure that you download NSG miner for AMD GPU.

14 June – Mining GBX or ETN

As of now, there might be few problems with TZC Trezrcoin mining is currently lagging. If you are mining GBX then you should not shift.

If you are looking for another coin to mine then you can go ahead and mine ETN Electroneum. You can refer to this article on mining Electroneum.

 

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Soham Pratap

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4 Comments

  1. Doesn’t the Sapphire Nitro RX Vega 64 require 3 PCI-e power connectors, and isn’t that a problem for this build? The specs on the power supply show that it includes 8×6+2 PCI-e power connectors. This appears to mean that one power supply can only power 2 of these cards if they each take 3. So only 4 cards total. You would have two left over from each PSU, but not sure if you can take 2 from one and 1 from the other to power a 5th card.

    I am new to this and this is purely from the specs. Is there a way around this that I am missing?

    1. It’s great that you mentioned this. I forgot to mention that but you can go with – 6 Pin to dual PCIe 8 Pin (6+2) Graphics Card PCI Express Power Adapter GPU VGA Y-splitter Extension Cable. You can buy it from Amazon.

      1. I see. So for each card you would have one straight power connection and one split? Can these be from a single rail to support each card?

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