Asic mining farm

Most profitable Asic miners

Here you can find most popular Asic miners with profitability details (4.11.2017).

Keep in mind that electricity cost is not calculated in profits. Some older miners draws a lot of power for its hashrate and mining is not profitable if you don’t have free power.

Read my reviews of Antminer L3+ and Antminer D3.

 

ModelAlgo.Hash PwrPricePower CProfit (D)Profit (M)Profit (Y)ROI
SP20 JacksonSHA2561.7 TH/s90$750W2.3$69$842$39
Antminer S5SHA2561.16 TH/s140$590W1.6$47$576$89
Avalon 6SHA2563.5 TH/s560$1050W4.7$143$1739$118
Hotmine X5 KitSHA2564.2 TH/s540$490W5.8$176$2135$93
Antminer S7SHA2564.73 TH/s490$1210W6.4$193$2350$76
AvalonMiner 721SHA2566 TH/s935$850W8.1$245$2982$111
Ebit E9 PlusSHA2566.3 TH/s980$882W8.8$263$3200$112
AvalonMiner 741SHA2567.3 TH/s798$1150W10.2$305$3710$79
Hotmine X6SHA2568.6 TH/s1350$1200W11.9$359$4369$113
Hotmine X6 KitSHA2568.7 TH/s1100$1200W11.9$358$4351$112
Antminer R4SHA2568.7 TH/s1132$845W11.9$358$4351$95
Antminer T9SHA25612.5 TH/s1250$1576W17.1$514$6251$73
Antminer S9SHA25614 TH/s1415$1372W19.2$575$6992$74
Antminer L3+Scrypt504 MH/s1712$800W20.7$617$7506$84
Innosilicon A4+Scrypt620 MH/s3200$750W25.9$778$9470$123
EHS Wolf V1Scrypt1024 MH/s2900$1400W42.9$1281$15582$68
Baikal Giant X10X11 / Quark / Qubit10 GH/s2950$800W37.1$1110$13505$80
Antminer D3X1117 GH/s1599$1200W8.4$251$3054$192
Innosilicon A5X1138 GH/s9999$1250W21$629$7647$488

Bitmain Antminer D3 DASH Asic miner review

Bitmain Antminer D3

I got Antimer D3 ASIC miner and I’m really happy about the quality of this miner.

Setup was really easy and performance was even better than promised (over 20000MH/z). Power consumption is about 1200W from wall with Bitmain 1600W PSU.

Antminer D3 X11 hashrate

I’m using CoinMine.pl as pool and it’s reporting average speed over 20300MH/s. Profitability has decreased significantly after I got this because of increasing difficulty.

Antminer D3 Dash / X11 pool statistics

How to setup Antminer D3:

  1. Connect all 10 power cables
  2. Connect ethernet cable from router
  3. Turn miner on
  4. Search miner IP from network
  5. Open miner management console in browser
  6. Log in (root / root)
  7. Upgrade firmware
  8. Change root password
  9. Optional: Change miner IP to static
  10. Open pool account
  11. Change miner settings:
    1. Stratum:
      1. dash.coinmine.pl (Auto Geolocation)
      2. dash-eu.coinmine.pl (Europe)
      3. dash-us.coinmine.pl (North America)
      4. dash-as.coinmine.pl (Asia)
    2. Port:
      1. 6099 (high hashrate/Nicehash > 100 Mh)
      2. 6090 (medium hashrate < 100 Mh)
    3. Username: Weblogin.Worker
    4. Password: Worker Password
    5. AntMiner settings URL example:
      stratum+tcp://dash-eu.coinmine.pl:6099
  12. Create a DASH wallet address to receive payments and add this to pool settings
  13. Monitor performance and reliability
  14. Enjoy profits!

Check also my review about Antminer L3+

Bitmain Antminer L3+ Scrypt Asic miner review

Bitmain Antminer L3+

I got 2 new Antimer L3+ ASIC miners and I’m really happy about the quality of these miners. Setup was really easy and performance was as good as promised. Power consumption is exactly 800W from wall with Bitmain 1600W PSU.

I’m using NiceHash as pool and it’s reporting about 950-1100MH/s with these 2 units.

First miner was turned on 5. September and second miner day after.

There is 4 basic boards and 72 chips in every board. One of these chips is damaged in one of these miners and that’s why hashing speed is only 3/4 from maximum.

How to setup:

  1. Connect all 7 power cables
  2. Connect ethernet cable from router
  3. Turn miner on
  4. Search miner IP from network
  5. Open miner management console in browser
  6. Log in (root / root)
  7. Change root password
  8. Optional: Change miner IP to static
  9. Open Bitcoin wallet if you don’t have yet
  10. Generate pool stratum address
  11. Change pool address (all 3) and use your BTC address as username (no need for password)
  12. Monitor performance and reliability
  13. Enjoy profits!

 

GPU mining hardware

Listed below is the hardware you will need to assemble GPU minig rig. Basically, you are building a custom open-frame PC, but instead of one or two graphics cards you will be adding up to 9 GPU’s.

  1. Power Supply (PSU) 1
    • You should buy an efficient 750-1200W modular power supply that will save you over the long run in electricity costs. Look for Gold or Platinum rated (as opposed to silver or bronze). You will be using this PSU to power everything else than GPU’s.
    • Recommended models/brands:
      • Corsair
      • EVGA – 750G2
  2.  Power Supply (PSU) 2
    • Second power supply should be 1200-2400W server PSU with breakout board and cables. Power supplies capable of 1500 watts output can sell for hundreds of dollars. You will be using this PSU to power GPU’s. Remember to buy compatible (C19) AC Plug!
    • Recommended models:
      • PSU Delta: DPS-2400AB
      • PSU HP: 40785-001, 438202-001, 437572-B21, 512327-b21 511778-001, HSTNS-PL33, 684529-001, 684530-201, 704604-001, 684532-b21
      • Breakout boar: X7BRK, X6BRK
  3. Motherboard (Mobo)
    • I’ve listed below motherboards that are compatible with at least 6 video cards. These are the mining motherboards that are used in large scale mining deployments.
    • Recommended models:
      • MSI Z170A
      • Asus Z270-P
      • AsRock H81 Pro BTC
      • AsRock H81 Pro BTC R2.0
      • AsRock H110 Pro BTC+
      • Biostar TB250-BTC PRO
      • Biostar TA320-BTC (AMD)
  4. Processor (CPU)
    • Pick any cheap Skylake Dual Core processor.
    • Recommended model (depending on motherboard model)
      • G3900 Skylake Celeron
  5. Hard Drive (SSD)
    • Pick any cheap SSD for installing operating system and your mining software.
  6. System Memory (RAM)
    • You don’t need a lot of system memory to mine effectively. I recommend just picking up a cheap 4GB.
  7. USB Riser Cables
    • These are to connect the graphics cards to the motherboard and allow spacing between cards for heat dissipation. These are necessary when building a rig with this many GPU’s. You should buy some extras because these are often broken.
  8. Expansion cards
    • If you want to add more GPU’s than your motherboard have pic-e slots you might need to add M.2 expansion card.
  9. Dual PSU Link Cable
    • If you are using 2 ATX powers supply’s you need to add link cable between those PSU’s. I recommend server PSU instead.
  10. Graphics Cards (GPUs)
    • Before AMD cards were the only choice to mining but in last few months Nvidia cards have become very popular. There is so huge demand for these good mining GPU’s that these are sold out almost everywhere and that’s why prices have risen.
    • Popular models from most powerful:
      • Nvidia GTX 1080Ti
      • AMD R9 Pro Duo
      • Nvidia GTX 1080
      • AMD HD 7990
      • Nvidia GTX 980Ti
      • AMD R9 Fury Nitro+
      • AMD R9 Fury X
      • Nvidia GTX 1070
      • AMD R9 Fury Nitro
      • AMD R9 290x
      • AMD R9 RX480
      • Nvidia GTX 1060
      • AMD R9 RX 570
      • AMD R9 280x
      • Nvidia GTX 980
      • AMD R9 RX470
      • AMD R9 Nano
      • AMD R9 RX390
      • AMD HD 7950
      • Nvidia GTX 970
      • AMD R9 270x
      • Nvidia GTX 1050Ti
  11. Custom Mining Case
    • I’d recommend to build your own mining rig.
    • How to video
  12. Operating System (OS)
    • simple mining os
      • Really easy to use and great developer!
      • Idea is simple: download for free my OS and write it to any drive: Hard / SSD / even USB drive. After that you just enter your email address in config.txt file and boot your rig. Login to simplemining.net dashboard using the same email and start managing your rig.
      • Download
      • Support
    • eth OS
      • ethOS is a free 64-bit linux OS that mines Ethereum, Zcash, Monero, and other GPU-minable coins. If you are using the Nvidia 1070 GPU’s I recommend mining on Windows 10, since Eth OS has some driver issues with Nvidia cards.
      • Download
    • Windows 10
      • Easiest for flashing GPU’s