After a few months casually trading crypto, I’m looking to build my first dedicated mining rig to run on Hive OS.
I have a ~ 4.000 € budget (~10.000 € if ASIC). I don’t know where to safely acquire ASICs so I’ll go for GPU.
I was able to reserve a ASUS ROG STRIX GeForce RTX 3090 O24G for 2.500 €. I’ll need to complete payment or cancel that order within few days. I’ll either commit or pass depending on your feedback.
I now need to pick a mobo, CPU etc to complete the setup. I was thinking for a Intel Core i5-11400 (240 €) alongside a ASUS TUF GAMING B560M-PLUS WIFI (164 €).
I’d also like the rig to be somewhat relevant on the used gaming hardware market after one or two years to take advantage of future resell value.
I’m hopping for good Samaritans to give some advice, opinions or feedback about this project, especially the below:
Is picking Intel CPU over AMD CPU makes sense or is complete waste of money?
- There apparently is a call out where B560M’s PCI 4.0 won’t work without a 11th Gen Intel Core: I believe I may not pick a cheap Celeron as a placeholder
This projected ~ 3500 € expensive rig built around a RTX 3090 would mine about 5 ~ 6 € a day assuming today’s estimate, which would require a bit less than 2 years to break even. That might sound long, however, I wonder if we would see the glorious 6 to 9 months break-even time back anytime soon. What’s your typically desired break-even time?
Does RAM matter? I can always buy more at time I’ll want to resell the rig on the second hand market. How much RAM would you recommend for mining today?
Is it reasonable to not use a riser considering the following:
- Using a single GPU for now.
- The 3090 ROG STRIX above has good feedbacks regarding its temperature and dissipation compared to competing brands
- The rig will be placed in the dry, cold and well ventilated attic, on the glorious Republic of Ireland. Attic temperature wouldn’t make it make it to 15°C but two months a year.
- No desktop case, I will use a open wooden frame still
I never spawned an OS other than Windows on a brand new system. I guess I’ll need to follow a guide to load an HiveOS image onto a USB key, so I’ll then spawn it into a proper HDD. I don’t need to get crazy on the HDD I bet? Please shoot out any catch I should be aware off!
Thanks you very much,