Bitcoin, Litecoin Mining Rig

Since I haven’t decide to either mine bitcoin or litecoin, I am upgrading my existing system that can do one or the other.

My existing system has been running well for over 3 years.  Now is an opportune time to put it to good use.  The only hardware I’m replacing is of course the graphics card.

Hardware under the hood now:

  • ASUS P6X58D-E LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
  • 5 x SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 ST1000DM005/HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5″ Internal Hard Drive
  • ASUS CuCore Series EAH5770 CuCore/2DI/1GD5 Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready
  • OCZ Agility 2 OCZSSD2-2AGTE60G 2.5″ 60GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
  • COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced RC-932-KKN5-GP Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
  • Intel Core i7-930 Bloomfield 2.8GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80601930
  • COOLER MASTER GX Series RS750-ACAAD3-US 750W ATX12V v2.31 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
  • HighPoint RocketRAID 2640X4 PCI-Express x4 Four-Port SATA and SAS RAID Controller Card
  • CORSAIR CMXAF2 Fan & Heatsinks
  • 3 x COOLER MASTER R4-L2R-20CG-GP 120mm Green LED Case cooler
  • CORSAIR Hydro series H50 High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
  • 2 x G.SKILL Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBSR

New Hardware:

I was thinking of building another rig with an AMD processor I have collecting dust at the moment.  This is why I purchased 4 graphics cards.  I will use the Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 in the Intel rig and the XFX ATI Radeon 7950 in the AMD rig.  The AMD rig will be in a midtower case.

With the existing Asus 5770, I get 175 Mhps for bitcoin mining and 155 Khps for litecoin mining.  With the current rates, litecoin mining came out ahead by almost 50 cents per 24 hours.  In a few days, I will find out how much more I can mine with the two Sapphire cards.

Stay tuned…


Bitcoin trading at $207 this morning.  All the motivation you need to big your mining rig.

bitcoin price chart

Bitcoin New High

The chart above is taken from bitcoinity.org.


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