Hey Everyone, Welcome Back!
This week’s talk is about motherboards or Mobos for short… Which ones I use, and ones I might try…
But first, before we dig into this, you have to ask yourself one question…
Am I just going to learn about mining and only have a little machine with one GPU? Or are you wanting to expand and add more and more cards?
If all you want to do is just do a test and mine BTG with only one card as a hobby, You can get the motherboard listed below. Even this little Motherboard will support 3 GPU. You can use almost any Motherboard. If you are unsure, you can always ask me.
MSI Intel Skylake H110 LGA 1151 DDR4 USB 3.1 Micro ATX Motherboard (H110M Pro-VD)
So you see, it depends on your budget, and I am here to help you keep the costs down using my own experience as well as listening to others. We all have made many mistakes building mining rigs… Trust me
There is no specific order from best to worse. but as you will find, there are some crazy Mobos out there.
So, let’s get to it…
All Motherboards below use the same CPU SUPPORT
ASUS PRIME Z270-A LGA1151 DDR4 DP HDMI DVI M.2 USB 3.1 Z270 ATX Motherboard
I love this Mobo! it is for the 7th Gen Intel processors, so to keep costs down, you can use a Pentium G4400 or a Celeron G3900 series. You can actually get 7 GPU working on this Mobo.
ASRock H110 Pro BTC+ 13GPU Mining Motherboard CryptoCurrency
What can I say… Its an ASRock product! This board is amazing! Rock solid and doesn’t give much grief.
This is a great Mobo. if you want to build it up one card at a time! If you want to use this Mobo and want to go for 13 GPU, and you aren’t quite sure of what you are doing, PLEASE contact me. If you use Windows you might not be able to use all 13 Nvidia cards. You might need a mixture of Nvidia and AMD. But there is a workaround.
ASUS B250 MINING EXPERT LGA1151 DDR4 HDMI B250 ATX
This Mobo is absolutely CRAZY! I would say that this would be for ADVANCED users. It is not that easy to set up. This board has given me a real pain. You have to mix AMD and NVidia GPUs in a specific order. But… it does 19 CARDS, MAN! Remember if this rig goes down, you have 19 cards not producing BTG.
The reason I put it on the list is that it is a bad boy for having 19 slots.
Now we are getting into some interesting Mobos. I have not tried any of these yet, but I am looking forward to testing them down the road.
Li Bai Mining Motherboard 6 Graphics Cards for Intel CPU included ONDA D1800
Say whaaaaaaat? A motherboard that has its own CPU and full 6x 16x PCI slots on board! I find this board interesting and the price is fair. There are cases for them. If you want them, let me know.
ONDA B250BTC-D8P 12 GPU’s Mining BTC Motherboard LGA1151
This board supports 12 GPUs, 8 onboard (8x 16x PCI-E slots and 4x 1x PCI-E slots) I cannot wait to try this one out!
BTC B250C LGA1150 LGA1151 Motherboard 8GPU to 12GPU
This Mobo is amazing! Imagine doing away with those little 1x USB adapters and plug straight from the USB to the riser! That’s what I’m talking about!
Well, there we have it. There are a lot of different motherboards to choose from, probably hundreds. I tried to make it simple for everyone. If you are having issues you can also ask at your local computer shop.
Important to note
Mining BTG does not take much processing power (CPU) nor much memory (RAM). You can use a Pentium or a Celeron very easily and I would go with 8 Gb Ram ( some say you can use 4 Gb, but I want to be safe. You may be able to get by with less RAM if running Linux than under Windows.)
Thank you, everyone, for taking time to visit! I am working on a HUGE price list for all the parts you need and explanations. I will publish it as soon as I get it done.
As always, I am available here, Telegram, and Discord, if you need your questions answered.
And let me know your thoughts!