Hardware and Software

Mining Hardware

This is a list of the hardware and specs. There will be a total of 13 separate mining rigs each with 3 graphics cards. This way each rig can be cooled and maintained separately in different rooms if needed. If there are any problems it won’t affect the entire rig, so very little down time if any.

39 x ASUS Radeon R9290-4GD5 – 4GB – PCI-E
Gigantic 4GB GDDR5 Memory
On-board memory for the best gaming experience & the best resolution.
Microsoft DirectX 11.2 API
Brings new levels of visual realism to gaming on the PC and get top-notch performance.
Powered by AMD Radeon™ R9 290

AMD PowerTune technology
Intelligent power monitoring in the AMD Radeon™ graphics to enable higher clock better performance in your favorite games.
PCI Express 3.0
Delivers double the bandwidth per lane of PCIe 2.0 for faster GPU-CPU communication.

Hashrate per card: 817kh/s

13 x Asrock 970 Extreme4 – Socket AM3 – ATX

Graphical UEFI – The Revolutionary BIOS Interface
Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) is a revolutionary BIOS utility which offers tweak-friendly options in an advanced viewing interface. Compared with traditional BIOS design, the latest UEFI utility provides lots improved functions. The major features of UEFI include:
– Graphical Visual Experience – UEFI provides an improved visual interface with colorful icons and makes your computing environment more versatile to replace the traditional dull BIOS page.
– Mouse Enabling – Besides keyboard control, you can freely use mouse to select your ideal settings in UEFI as well.
– Supports 3TB bootable HDD – UEFI breaks the limitations of 2TB bootable HDD on traditional BIOS. With UEFI, you can enjoy 3TB bootable HDD size.

AXTU – The All-in-1 Tuning Software
ASRock Extreme Tuning Utility (AXTU) is an all-in-one software to fine-tune different features in an user-friendly interface, which includes Hardware Monitor, Fan Control, Overclocking, OC DNA and IES. In Hardware Monitor, it shows the major readings of your system. In Fan Control, it shows the fan speed and temperature for you to adjust. In Overclocking, you are allowed to adjust the CPU frequency, ratio and some voltages for optimal system performance. In OC DNA, you can save your OC settings as a profile and share with your friends. Your friends then can load the OC profile to their own system to get the same OC settings. In IES (Intelligent Energy Saver), the voltage regulator can reduce the number of output phases to improve efficiency when the CPU cores are idle without sacrificing computing performance.

ATI CrossFireX Technology
CrossFireX is a brand name for ATI Technologies multi-GPU solution. The technology allows a pair of graphics cards to be used in a single computer to improve graphics performance.

NVIDIA SLI Ready
SLI is a brand name for NVIDIA® multi-GPU solution. The technology allows a pair of graphics cards to be used in a single computer to improve graphics performance.

13 x AMD Athlon II X2 270 – 3.4 GHz – 2 MB L2 Cache – AM3 Socket
AMD Athlon II X2 270 – 3.4 GHz – 2 MB L2 Cache – AM3 Socket (ADX270OCGMBOX). Boost your computer’s performances with the AMD Athlon II X2 270 dual-core processor!This Athlon II X2 270 processor by AMD features HyperTransport technology for extra speed.

13 x AKASA Venom Power 1000 W PC power supply
AKASA Venom Power 1000 W PC power supply (AK-PA100AM01-EU). Power your PC with a reliable power supply: the Venom Power from Akasa.The Venom Power has several advanced protections, including protection against over current and over voltage. Its 135 mm fan quietly helps the machine stay cool.

26 x DDR3 2GB RAM (4GB per rig)
This should be enough RAM but also keeping power consumption low.

13 x 3.5″ SATA 500GB (7200RPM) Hard Drive
3.5″ SATA 500GB (7200RPM)

software/pools
OS: Microsoft Windows 7 x64
Miner: cgminer 3.7.2
Pools –
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