AMD 5700 XT, RX 580 and 480 Rig Build

This AMD Rig build was my first, it started on an Amazon shelf and has since transferred to Vedha T2 frame. Its currently producing 174 MH/s on Ethereum and has been stable for months. The RX 480 and RX 580 have had a bios update.

If you are considering this, please check out nerdgearz, they have some used ones in stock usually and if you give the code TechSocialNetwork at checkout you will get 2% off.

Mining Rig Build Parts List

Before starting, these are the parts I needed to build. Here is my parts list and reason for purchase.

Parts (Paid Links)Quick ReviewOur Choice
CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 2200G Processor with Radeon Vega 8 GraphicsShop about for this one, has fan and inbuild graphics included, the 3000g is also a viable option.View Here
Motherboard: MSI Performance Gaming AMD X470Please update the motherboard bios before mining. Has everything you need for 6 cards. View Here
Boot: SanDisk 64GB Ultra Flair USB 3.0 Flash DriveLove these, being able to set up a rig on HiveOS with just a usb is great. If you are cpu mining as well I would get a SSD.View Here
Frame: Mining Rig Frame, 6 GPU Stackable Open Air Mining Case Computer Frame Miner Rig Case (T2 T3)I did not appreciate this case until I had to do a rig move, its sturdy and did not have to worry about bashing the GPUs. Only negative is its a little pricey.View Here
Fans: Corsair AF120 LED Low Noise Cooling Fan Triple Pack No RGB, but good airflow. You will need 2 packs.View Here
Risers: Ubit 6 Pack PCI-E Riser Express Cable 16X to 1XI have had no issues with these Riser, the rig has been stable for a long time.View Here
OS: HiveOSIf you have not tried HiveOS, I would highly recommend it. Personally, I would never go back to windows even though you do pay a small fee.View Here
PSU: EVGA Supernova 1000 GT, 80 Plus Gold 1000WI would get this one now too allow for a 6th card, but I have the 850 and server psu’s as spares.View Here
Splitters: GPU VGA PCI-e 8 Pin PCI Express Graphics Video Card GPU VGA 8 Pin Female to Dual GPU 8(6+2)These ones have the covers on the cables, a little more expensive than the cheaper ones. But seem to be good quality.View Here
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Graphics Cards

Next in this section, lets move on to the graphics cards. I have mainly chosen these due to availability and trying to get them at MSRP.

I am running my AMD cards on Team Red Miner. I have also added the mem tweak to the advanced overclocks “amdmemtweak –REF 20“.

Check out amazon and nerdgearz for these GPUs. If you enter TechSocialNetwork at checkout you will get 2% off.

Rig Assembly – Motherboard

  • Research and buy parts
  • Un-package everything
  • 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).
    • Next, Install processor, RAM and Boot Drive on motherboard
    • In the next step, plug in all riser cables (only applicable if you are dual mining) or a cheap GPU. After installation, you can disconnect.
    • Place motherboard on mount.
    • Plug in SSD/SATA hard drive

Components

  1. 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.
  2. Plug in all power supply connections.
  3. Connect mouse, monitor and keyboard and an internet connection
  4. Check all connections
  5. Fire it up and install the operating system and mining software (see additional instructions below).
  6. Finally, 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, in general you want to do these updates.

Time needed: 5 minutes.

Motherboard Software Configuration

  1. Update the motherboard to the latest BIOS using a USB thumb drive.
  2. Configure Motherboard BIOS with the following settings changes
  3. PCIE Subset settings – set these to Gen 1, above 4G Decoding (cryptocurrency mining) should be set to Enabled and turn off HD AudioSave and reboot

Installation of HiveOS

Next, setup on windows and HiveOS are completely different processes. HiveOS have a great guide on getting started, here is our referral link. In my view its far simpler than windows once you get into it:-

Setting up a Flight Sheet

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

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