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Mining GPU Selector

Maximize your mining profitability. Simply enter your graphics card budget and maximum number of graphics cards and then select "Run." It will show you the type and number of graphics cards that you should use to mine each hash algorithm with maximum profitability.

The maximum number of video cards (GPUs) can be spread over more than one system or motherboard. For example, if you have two motherboards capable of supporting 6 graphics cards each, then you would enter 12 as your maximum number of graphics cards. This of course assumes that you are willing to operate more than mining rig at the same time.

Results - $ budget - max cards

Select a card type below to see a list of video cards to purchase.

Hash AlgorithmOptimal CardNumber of Cards
Blake (2b)
Blake (14r)

Case studies

The information below shows how bad recommendations can hurt you - both in terms of lost profit and upfront cost. Don’t guess or blindly follow advice. Use the Mining GPU Selector!

Example #1
SourceYoutube: Best Bang 4 Buck Mining Rig - How To Build 12x Card 1060 ETH GPU Miner
CC MinedEthereum (Ether)
Hash AlgorithmEthash
Est. Budget$2,880
Est. Max Cards12
Cards Used12 x 1060
Optimal Cards12 x 580
Lost Profit ($/year)$2,997
Excess Upfront Cost$240
Total Lost in First Year$3,237
Example #2
SourceSteemit: How to mine Zcash with 13 GPU mining rig!
CC MinedZcash
Hash AlgorithmEquihash
Est. Budget$5,850
Est. Max Cards13
Cards Used13 x 1070
Optimal Cards11 x 1080
Lost Profit ($/year)$1,279
Excess Upfront Cost$361
Total Lost in First Year$1,640

The above information is based on current street prices of the video cards and profitability data from the Whattomine calculator accessed on December 26, 2017. It will change over time.

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