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when building a mining rig, quadro or gaming GPU?

Hello, I'm in the process of falling down the ole "how to build a mining rig" rabbit hole and I'm learning a lot via youtube and google, but there's a question I haven't been able to get answered:


I were to build a mining rig, do I go for the traditional gaming GPUs or do I go for the quadro type GPUs and why? 

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1 minute ago, Burned_Follower said:

I go for the traditional gaming GPUs or do I go for the quadro type GPUs and why?

whatever gives u the most hashrate per price and watt

doesn't matter what card it is

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Just now, Burned_Follower said:

I were to build a mining rig, do I go for the traditional gaming GPUs or do I go for the quadro type GPUs and why? 

Typically people get gaming cards, instead of Quadro because they are just cheaper for a similar if not same performance level.


Of course it depends on the specific Quadro/GeForce/Radeon card(s) we're talking about, what price you're getting them for, etc.

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Sorry if my post seemed rude, that is never my intention.

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Quadro tend to be way less profitable as they're quite power limited, but if you can find them DIRT cheap and have extra PCIe space.... hell why not???


I host a little discord community with 10 other guys all using Nicehash.
We've come up with this little formula for "acceptable GPU pricing" when buying used cards on this inflated market.


1) Go to the NH Calculator > https://www.nicehash.com/profitability-calculator
2) Find out daily profit for a card you're interested in (they have quadros on the list)
3) Follow this formula 
Profit x 180 = acceptable price


ROI being 6 months / 180 days


EG, a RX 580 8GB makes 2.47/day right now

2.47 x 180 = $444.6


So expect to find the RX 580 being scalped for around that price. Anything higher than that will take longer than 6 months to pay off.

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It dosen’t really matter. Get the card with the best hash rate/price. Quadros are significantly more expensive because they have professional drivers, witch won’t help with minding.

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