Question (Budget pc - workstation home office mining low crypto)

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Hi Guys,

I hope is the right section for this question. I'm trying to build a low budget pc for work from home (I am a reseller online and I collaborate with some websites + do some mining for the lower crypto. Like Bytecoins etc.
I already have a spare a Samsung M.2 SSD 250 GB and I would like to use it. Also, I will consider using a solution Intel and if is possible a motherboard Multi-GPU support.

  • Case ?
  • PSU ?
  • Ram 2x4GB ? (maybe corsair)
  • CPU Intel (?)
  • GPU x 2 Nvidia (?)
  • Storage: M.2 SSD 250 GB + other SSD maybe 250 GB WD
Do you have any suggestions for this configuration?
Please consider that I am willing to invest more money for some upgrades such as ram/storage/wifi card/ audio card/ etc. Also, the topic regarding cooling is important for me.

Note: At the beginning, I was thinking to a motherboard with a double socket, but later on seeing how expensive there are and the low benefits I will get. I give up.


Thanks in advance.
 
What is your budget and where are you from?

As for the parts, I would not count AMD out, they Ryzen CPUs are perfect for workstations and much cheaper.

As for mining, it may be making a comeback, but hash rates will still be pretty low right now. You will probably use more in electricity than you will bring in. But maybe crypto continues its climb and goes through the roof again.
 
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Thanks, both. I know that for energy costs is not really worth but is more for fun when my pc is on and my doing something else with the lowers crpyto. I am not planing to get rigs or mining farms heheheh.

My budget is around 500/600 considering that later I would like to have the flexibility to upgrade hardware. (For example exchange the cpu or gpu, more ram, etc.

I am based in Germany.
 
For that price, AMD is your best bet. Many more threads for workstation tasks.
Also, for that money, you aren't going to be able to get 2 SLI capable cards. SLI doesnt make sense anyhow.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD - Ryzen 7 1700 3 GHz 8-Core Processor | €154.90 @ Caseking
Motherboard | Gigabyte - GA-AX370-Gaming 3 ATX AM4 Motherboard | €77.09 @ Mindfactory
Memory | Corsair - Vengeance LPX 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory | €127.90 @ Amazon Deutschland
Storage | Samsung - 860 Evo 250 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive | Purchased For €0.00
Video Card | Gigabyte - Radeon RX 570 4 GB Gaming 4G Video Card | €139.80 @ Alza
Case | Zalman - S2 ATX Mid Tower Case | €34.90 @ Caseking
Power Supply | SeaSonic - S12II 620 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply | €55.99 @ Amazon Deutschland
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | €590.58
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-06-24 16:02 CEST+0200 |
 
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For that price, AMD is your best bet. Many more threads for workstation tasks.
Also, for that money, you aren't going to be able to get 2 SLI capable cards. SLI doesnt make sense anyhow.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD - Ryzen 7 1700 3 GHz 8-Core Processor | €154.90 @ Caseking
Motherboard | Gigabyte - GA-AX370-Gaming 3 ATX AM4 Motherboard | €77.09 @ Mindfactory
Memory | Corsair - Vengeance LPX 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory | €127.90 @ Amazon Deutschland
Storage | Samsung - 860 Evo 250 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive | Purchased For €0.00
Video Card | Gigabyte - Radeon RX 570 4 GB Gaming 4G Video Card | €139.80 @ Alza
Case | Zalman - S2 ATX Mid Tower Case | €34.90 @ Caseking
Power Supply | SeaSonic - S12II 620 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply | €55.99 @ Amazon Deutschland
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | €590.58
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-06-24 16:02 CEST+0200 |

Thank you, this one is really a good one! I was just surprised by the choice of such a big amount of ram. But I guess for a multitasking person who wants a proper workstation will make sense. In any case how much I will need to spend to get a 2 SLI? I mean approximately just to have an idea if is worth or not.
 
While SLI isn't supported well, dual GPUs scale nice for some workstation programs.

You can use 2 of the rx570s, but the Cuda cores in Nvidia cards will help for workstation tasks.

The previous gen SLI capable cards aren't made and the cheapest current gen SLI capable card on the market is the 2080, which would cost 700 euro a piece. I would stick with a single amd or Nvidia gpu.
 
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While SLI isn't supported well, dual GPUs scale nice for some workstation programs.

You can use 2 of the rx570s, but the Cuda cores in Nvidia cards will help for workstation tasks.

The previous gen SLI capable cards aren't made and the cheapest current gen SLI capable card on the market is the 2080, which would cost 700 euro a piece. I would stick with a single amd or Nvidia gpu.
Okay. Now I have an idea of the price. I will go for a single GPU.
 
If you could streatch to a 1660 6gb it would boost performance all around.
PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD - Ryzen 7 1700 3 GHz 8-Core Processor | €154.90 @ Caseking
Motherboard | Gigabyte - GA-AX370-Gaming 3 ATX AM4 Motherboard | €77.09 @ Mindfactory
Memory | Corsair - Vengeance LPX 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory | €127.90 @ Amazon Deutschland
Storage | Samsung - 860 Evo 250 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive | Purchased For €0.00
Video Card | Zotac - GeForce GTX 1660 6 GB GAMING Video Card | €219.00 @ Amazon Deutschland
Case | Zalman - S2 ATX Mid Tower Case | €34.90 @ Caseking
Power Supply | SeaSonic - S12II 620 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply | €55.99 @ Amazon Deutschland
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | €669.78
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-06-24 16:20 CEST+0200 |
 

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