Zcash mining rigs
Mining Zcash is mostly a GPU game, you can mine using your CPU bug you'll get a lot more bang for your bucks on GPUs. Therefore the best mining rig you can create will mostly depend on your choice of a GPU.
Here is a list of GPUs and their corresponding Hashrate, price and power consumption.
|RX 470, 4GB GDDR5||$200||30 Sols/s||~120 W||Buy|
|RX 470, 8GB GDDR5||$240||35 Sols/s||~120 W||Buy|
|RX 480, 4GB GDDR5||$200||30 Sols/s||~150 W||Buy|
|RX 480, 8GB GDDR5||$265||40 Sols/s||~150 W||Buy|
|R9 Fury X 4GB||$305||50 Sols/s||~160 W||Buy|
|R9 290||$315||35 Sols/s||~220 W||Buy|
|R9 290X||$350||38 Sols/s||~250 W||Buy|
|R9 380||$200||24 Sols/s||~295 W||Buy|
|GTX1070 8GB||$450||45 Sols/s||~300 W||Buy|
The numbers in this table can vary greatly depending on the miner
you use and the various other components.
They're meant to be an indication.
You'll also need other bits of computer parts such as :
- A CPU: intel Celeron,
- A motherboard: small AsRock with a lot of PCIe slots,
- A SSD: big enough to hold an OS and a blockchain,
- Some RAM: 8GB should suffise,
- A PSU: reliable, powerful and efficient PSU.
You might also want to buy some PCI risers to be able to stack several cards on a single motherboard.