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Mining PC Buget Build Need Help

Budget (including currency): $0 - $500 (Don't include price of gpu linked below in this budget. this budget is for motherboard and psu)

Country: United States of America

Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: Mining

Other details (existing parts lists, whether any peripherals are needed, what you're upgrading from, when you're going to buy, what resolution and refresh rate you want to play at, etc): 

So I have a old Dell OptiPlex 390 Micro-ATX under my desk that has no GPU and factory motherboard (motherboard that came when we bought it. It has Power Supply but I also want to replace that. I already have a GPU picked out its a GTX 950 2GB 128Bit GDDR5. The PC already has a Intel Core i5-2400 i jus need a good mother board. 

 

Overall I need a motherboard with PCIe gen 3 and compatible with my i5-2400. Also I need a Power Supply that is that is smaller than or big as the Dell H265AM-00.

 

GPU      -       https://www.aliexpress.com/item/33016712108.html?aff_fcid=b1b2f810dca04ff1beca81d806a9f98b-1643239133226-07663-_AP2qhn&tt=CPS_NORMAL&aff_fsk=_AP2qhn&aff_platform=shareComponent-detail&sk=_AP2qhn&aff_trace_key=b1b2f810dca04ff1beca81d806a9f98b-1643239133226-07663-_AP2qhn&terminal_id=7a17e5741be1471c845e30a397e817d3 

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4 minutes ago, Official_CandyLord32 said:

Budget (including currency): $0 - $500 (Don't include price of gpu linked below in this budget. this budget is for motherboard and psu)

Country: United States of America

Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: Mining

Other details (existing parts lists, whether any peripherals are needed, what you're upgrading from, when you're going to buy, what resolution and refresh rate you want to play at, etc): 

So I have a old Dell OptiPlex 390 Micro-ATX under my desk that has no GPU and factory motherboard (motherboard that came when we bought it. It has Power Supply but I also want to replace that. I already have a GPU picked out its a GTX 950 2GB 128Bit GDDR5. The PC already has a Intel Core i5-2400 i jus need a good mother board. 

 

Overall I need a motherboard with PCIe gen 3 and compatible with my i5-2400. Also I need a Power Supply that is that is smaller than or big as the Dell H265AM-00.

 

GPU      -       https://www.aliexpress.com/item/33016712108.html?aff_fcid=b1b2f810dca04ff1beca81d806a9f98b-1643239133226-07663-_AP2qhn&tt=CPS_NORMAL&aff_fsk=_AP2qhn&aff_platform=shareComponent-detail&sk=_AP2qhn&aff_trace_key=b1b2f810dca04ff1beca81d806a9f98b-1643239133226-07663-_AP2qhn&terminal_id=7a17e5741be1471c845e30a397e817d3 

UPDATE: I just found a motherboard for this rig tell me if I should use it.

https://www.newegg.com/p/1JW-000J-002G3R?item=1JW-000J-002G3R&source=region&nm_mc=knc-googleadwords-pc&cm_mmc=knc-googleadwords-pc-_-pla-_-motherboards+-+intel-_-1JW-000J-002G3R&gclid=Cj0KCQiA_8OPBhDtARIsAKQu0gb6ffveEZBJQdywNSVYGdcJVOGO5o2nR-Hon6e__QClPQTMLC1kEeQaAvxIEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds

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It would take over four years just for that rig to pay for itself, let alone turning a profit, and that's not even accounting for electricity costs. Why are you even bothering?

CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 5900X · Cooler: Artic Liquid Freezer II 280 · Motherboard: MSI MEG X570 Unify · RAM: G.skill Ripjaws V 2x16GB 3600MHz CL16 (2Rx8) · Graphics Card: ASUS GeForce RTX 3060 Ti TUF Gaming · Boot Drive: 500GB WD Black SN750 M.2 NVMe SSD · Game Drive: 2TB Crucial MX500 SATA SSD · PSU: Corsair White RM850x 850W 80+ Gold · Case: Corsair 4000D Airflow · Monitor: MSI Optix MAG342CQR 34” UWQHD 3440x1440 144Hz · Keyboard: Corsair K100 RGB Optical-Mechanical Gaming Keyboard (OPX Switch) · Mouse: Corsair Ironclaw RGB Wireless Gaming Mouse

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There is so much wrong with this. 

 

First, budget and mining PC don't belong in the same sentence. 

 

Second, unless power is basically free, you're gonna lose money with the GTX 950. in order for a GPU to be profitable, you need at least ~4.6GB of VRAM, and lots of memory bandwidth helps that. The GTX 950 has none of those. Odds are you're gonna be getting about 10c a day before power costs.

 

Third, there's no way to get PCIe Gen 3 with a 2400. The processor physically doesn't support it, and no motherboard available for the socket will have it. 

 

Forth, the motherboard you found is for socket 1151v2, while the i5 2400 is on socket 1155. It won't fit in, let alone function. You're not gonna get a brand new board that will work with that chip. If you want to do this, use the board you already have. Mining does not care about PCIe bandwidth, most mining rigs only have the cards use PCIe 3.0x1, it makes no difference. 

 

 

If you actually want to do this, just buy a scalped GTX 1060 6GB and a half decent PSU. Then you actually have a chance at making money back, even though it still doesn't really make sense.

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