6600 XT / 5700 XT Mining Rig Build – 197 MH/s!

A great rig to build, this is my AMD 6600 XT / 5700 XT mining rig running on HiveOS. However, this tutorial can be used with any operating system and or Nvidia cards as well.

When comparing Nvidia and AMD graphics cards, the main difference is in the chips at the core. Each is compatible with a host of different cryptocurrency algorithms.

6600 XT / 5700 XT Mining Rig Build Parts List

Before starting the build, the first thing you need to do is research and purchase the required parts, here is my parts list for this build and reason for purchase.

Part ListReasonOur Choice
CPU: AMD Athlon 3000G 2-Core, 4-Thread Unlocked Desktop Processor with Radeon GraphicsThis comes with a cooler so no need to order separately, has onboard graphics so you don’t loose any MH/s on a display and runs at a low TDP of 35 watts.View Here
Motherboard: X470 GAMING PLUS MAX6 pcie slots, perfect for a 6 GPU Build and generally good on price. In my view good value for money, it has 4g decoding. View Here
RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 DRAM 3200MHz C16 Desktop Memory KitBuy a 16 gig kit and split the ram for 2 rigs – it works out cheaper. View Here
Fans: upHere 5-Pack 120mm Silent Intelligent Control RGB Fan Adjustable Colorful Fans with Controller and Remote,PF1206-5I bought the no RGB Antecs – but on checking again now I would go with these – loving the RGB. View Here
Boot Drive: SanDisk Ultra Flair USB 3.0 Flash Drive

If you are not CPU mining this should do the job. Otherwise check out our parts list for a SSD – either is fine its just preference. View Here
Server PSU:  1200W 94% Platinum Common Slot Power Supply PSUI have left room for expansion on this rig – 1200 watts is probably a bit overkill. But this does not make much noise at these levels and are cheaper than ATX PSUs and come with platinum efficiency.View Here
Risers: Ubit PCIe Riser, 3 in 1 1x to 16x Pcie Riser Board with LED Light, Custom-made 60 cm USB 3.0 cable, 3 Power Options (6 Pin/SATA/Molex) – Ethereum Bitcoin Crypto Currency Mining – 6 PackNever had any issues with these risers, they have been reliable for this build. View Here
Motherboard Power: PCI-E 6PIN Input DC 12V 300W DC-ATX-300W 24Pin PICO ATX Switch PSU Power Su E1B9This Pico switch with a male 6 pin to the breakout board will work – although if something is going to go wrong it could be this – you could also use a cheap ATX PSU alongside this to power the motherboard and utilize this to power the GPUs. View Here
Frame: Mining Rig Frame, Up to 8GPU Mining Rig Case Steel Open Air Miner Mining Frame, Mining AccessoriesEasy to assemble – came with a power button and it was cheaper than a Veddha which I also have, only criticism would be if you wanted to stack cases. View Here
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GPU Overclock Settings

Please adjust the overclocks in small increments to find the ideal sweet spot for your GPU. Some GPUs will perform differently due to the silicone lottery so please do your own research.

These are all HiveOS settings – if you are using windows try doubling them.

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ASUS ROG Strix AMD Radeon RX 5700XT Overclocked 8G GDDR6 HDMI DisplayPort Gaming Graphics Card 

Sapphire Technology Pulse AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT Gaming Graphics Card 

PowerColor Fighter AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT Gaming Graphics Card 

ASUS Dual AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT OC Edition 8GB GDDR6 Gaming Graphics Card 

GIGABYTE Radeon RX 6600 XT Gaming OC PRO 8G Graphics Card, WINDFORCE 3X Cooling System


Ethereum 52 MH/s - DPM 5
Core Clock (CClock): 1380
Memory Clock (MClock): 910
Fan Speed (%): 70% ± based on your temps.

Ethereum 32 MH/s - DPM 1
Core Clock (CClock): 680
Memory Clock (MClock): 1120
Fan Speed (%): 70% ± based on your temps.

Ethereum 32 MH/s - DPM 1
Core Clock (CClock): 680
Memory Clock (MClock): 1120
Fan Speed (%): 70% ± based on your temps.

Ethereum 32 MH/s - DPM 1
Core Clock (CClock): 680
Memory Clock (MClock): 1120
Fan Speed (%): 70% ± based on your temps.

Ethereum 32 MH/s - DPM 1
Core Clock (CClock): 680
Memory Clock (MClock): 1120
Fan Speed (%): 70% ± based on your temps.

Rig Assembly

  1. Research and buy parts
  2. Un-package everything
  3. Install an OS on SSD/USB Flash Drive – ready for installing on step 4 (See HiveOS install or choose an OS of your choice – I recommend HiveOS, it makes everything easier as its build for mining).
  4. Install processor, RAM and Boot Drive on motherboard
  5. Plug in all riser cables (only applicable if you are dual mining) or a cheap GPU only while you complete installation and setup – this can be removed afterwards.
  6. Place motherboard on mount.
  7. Plug in SSD/SATA hard drive
  8. Connect all GPUs to riser cables and fasten them to custom case. You might need to experiment for optimal spacing to keep the cards cool.
  9. Plug in all power supply connections.
  10. Connect mouse, monitor and keyboard and an internet connection
  11. Check all connections once more
  12. Fire it up and install the operating system and mining software (see additional instructions below).
  13. Make sure fans are fully functional. Start the mining software, tweak settings for maximum hash rates and let it run!

Motherboard Software Configuration

Every motherboard is different but in general you want to do these updates.

  1. Update the motherboard to the latest BIOS using a USB thumb drive.
  2. Configure Motherboard BIOS with the following settings changes:
    • PCIE Subset settings – set these to Gen 1
    • Above 4G Decoding (cryptocurrency mining) should be set to Enabled
    • Turn off HD Audio
    • Save and reboot

HiveOS Installation

HiveOS have a great guide on getting started, here is our referral link:-

Setting up a Flight Sheet

  1. First step add your wallet
  2. Select coin
  3. Select the wallet you just added
  4. Select your pool
  5. Click configure pool and select the closest server
  6. Select the miner
  7. Click Apply and then Click the to the moon button.

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