So I'm almost ready to fire this badboy! If you missed my previous post check it out for information on what to buy, how to set up your own frame, mounting your motherboard onto the frame.
My missing parts finally arrived in the mail !
A few quick tips for those who will attempt to do this for the first time. Place ONE GPU on the board and you are ready to power it up and install windows. Go to the AMD website for the updated drivers for the video card.
Only after the drivers are installed and runing you should go about pluging in another video card. Make sure you unplug the power cord from the PSU before moving the cards on and off the motherboard. ( this sounds stupid but it's really important).
So I pluged one card! Restarted the system and went ahead to plug in another card ... I did one at the time untill all 5 were installed and windows recognized them. The process is slow but you should not plug in more than one card at the time. Windows might have a hard time recognizing multiple cards at once.
This is how all my 5 risers looked like after all installed. Note this is the correct way to palce them onto the MoBo. If you place them the wrong way you may fry your board/Gpu.
Ok now the Rig shoul'd look like this and be ready to mine! Im proud to introduce you NormanBates - my first multiple gpu miner :)
In order to start mining I had to create a wallet. That is the address where the Rig will send the coins it has mined to. There are several ways for you to create a wallet. I suggest you do a lil research on how to create and backup your wallet.
For now I will be mining Ethereum ( ETH ) but there are several different coins one could use a Gpu Rig like this to mine.
-Im getting about 110mh/s without any overclocking and Bios change yet.
-Power consumption is about 900w out the wall with no undervolt yet
Thx for reading.
Upvote and resteem please!
... and remember dont sell your coins !