Many people seems get enthusiasts about mining Bitcoin from home lately. Even they seems don’t mind to put on the budget in cost just for hunting this digital treasure of cryptocurrencies.
Is it still worth it in 2018?
Actually I don’t know much about this BTC mining activity but ya! its really disturb my attention as a blogger who learn and write about things related computers and what happened on the internet.
I’ve did a research to learn about what the hardware that people use etc. And yeah! it’s quite interesting how most big company of computers hardware like Biostar, ASRock etc build a ‘custom Motherboard’ for BTC mining.
As has been proved that GPU based mining is the most cost effective way for bitcoin mining. So! here, I try to make some list of GPU mining Motherboards for you along with the basic specs overview, so you can decide what other hardware like CPU,hard disk etc to build with.
Hope the list below can help ya
ASRock H81 PRO BTC R2.0 LGA 1150
What interesting about this his mobo is made with High Density Glass Fabric PCB. Which means, you have no worry about the motherboard will died by electrical shortcut caused by excessive moist in the air, that’s a #1 mobo killer.
ASRock H81 PRO BTC R2.0 series support New 4th and 4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7/i5/i3/Xeon®/Pentium®/Celeron® Processors (Socket 1150)
Have 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 slot and 5 x PCIe 2.0 x1 for GPU. So you will have 6 slots for graphics card to install on it.
For hardisk it have 2 x SATA3, 2 x SATA2
For memory / RAM this mobo supports Dual Channel DDR3 1600
In the USB port it have 2 x USB 3.1 Gen1, 6 x USB 2.0 (4 Front, 2 Rear)
Realtek Gigabit LAN for Ethernet port
For more info about the complete specs like the audio etc, you can visit the ASRock official website.
Or you can check on Amazon.com for the prize
ASRock H110 Pro BTC
Still from ASRock but different in price means different in specs, this one a little more expensive from H81 series but has 13 slots for installing Graphics card.
Okey here is the feature overview;
Supported CPU: 7th and 6th Generation Intel® Core™ i7/i5/i3/Pentium®/Celeron®Processors
For RAM, you will need: DDR4 2400/2133
PCIe slots for GPU: 1 PCIe 3.0 x16, 12 PCIe 2.0 x1
Hard disk: 4 SATA3, 1 M.2 (SATA3)
USB: 4 USB 3.1 Gen1 (2 Front, 2 Rear)
LAN: Intel® Gigabit LAN for Ethernet port
7.1 CH HD Audio (Realtek ALC887 Audio Codec), ELNA Audio Caps
Find out more info at the official ASRock H110 Pro BTC
Or check the prize at Amazon.com
BIOSTAR Motherboard TB250-BTC LGA1151
Biostar release their BTC motherboard to help cryptocurrencies mining enthusiasts entering the field. TB250-BTC series have 12 GPU slots for mining purposes.
GPU based mining is the most cost effective way for mining and Biostar made it for you
Here’s the mobe feature overview;
- Intel Core i7 LGA 1151 Processor
- Intel Core i5 LGA 1151 Processor
- Intel Core i3 LGA 1151 Processor
- Intel Pentium LGA 1151 Processor
- Intel Celeron LGA 1151 Processor
Maximum CPU TDP (Thermal Design Power) : 95Watt
Memory /RAM: Support Dual Channel DDR4 2400/ 2133/ 1866 MHz
2 x DDR4 DIMM Memory Slot
Max. Supports up to 32GB Memory
* DDR4 2400 for 7th Generation IntelR Core? Processor Family
PCIe slots for GPU: 1 x PCI-E x16 3.0 Slot, 11 x PCI-E x1 3.0 Slot
[Note: they confirmed that PEX1_6/7/8/9/10/11 slot are not compatible w/ ATX standard, users need extra connecting kit to install VGA card for crypto mining.]
Hard disk: This mobo has 6 x SATA3 Connector
LAN: Realtek RTL8111H – 10/100/1000 Controller
Support Super LAN Surge Protection
For more info about the specs you can found out more at Biostar official site
Or check at Amazon.com here
ASUS B250 MINING EXPERT LGA1151
For you BTC mining enthusiasts ASUS also seems to support you to smoking the fields. They have B250 Mining Expert to help you generate income with their gear that have 19 slots for GPU.
Okey, here is the short feature of this Monster;
Supported CPU: 7th/6th Generation Core™ i7/Core™ i5/Core™ i3/Pentium®/Celeron® Processors
Supports Intel® 14 nm CPU
Supports Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0
Memory / RAM: 2 x DIMM, Max. 32GB, DDR4 2400/2133
GPU: 1 x PCIe x16 (x16 mode)
18 x PCIe x1
Hard disk / Storage: 4 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s)
LAN: Intel® I219V, 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller(s)
For other specs like audio, special feature etc you can visit at Asus official site
GIGABYTE GA-H110-D3A LGA 1151
GA-H110-D3A LGA 1151 Intel® is motherboard series by GIGABYTE that perfect for mining at home. Have 6 PCIe slots for GPU install.
Here basic specs overview, so you can decide what hardware to pick to build with;
Supported CPU: 7th/6th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 processors/Intel® Core™ i5 processors/Intel® Core™ i3 processors/Intel®Pentium® processors/Intel® Celeron® processors in the LGA1151 package
Memory / RAM: 2 x DDR4 DIMM sockets supporting up to 32 GB of system memory
LAN: Realtek® GbE LAN chip (10/100/1000 Mbit)
GPU: 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x16, 5 x PCI Express x1 slots
For more specific specs like onboard Graphics, audio etc go to Gigabyte official website.
To check on Amazon here http://amzn.to/2AmZyDC
MSi 100/200 Series
I am not going to make specification list about MSi here because you can found out at the official MSi website along with the tutorials.
You can check the tutorials here
Just closing losing words
As I mention above, I don’t know much about bitcoin mining. Here I just try to help you found the right gear. That’s what we do here, helping each other.
And as I heard the news about how tight the competition in the fields and how the value of btc can be sudden crash or fall down, is it still worth it to looking for fortune with mining bitcoin?
Please let me know in the comment section. And if it proof legit maybe I will join the pool.
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