If you’re building a GPU miner one of your primary considerations is which motherboard to use. There are many to choose from, and I’ve only tried a few different ones myself, but I will try to help you narrow your search down. The most important consideration is the number of PCI slots. You’ll want at least six.
The first motherboard that I used for building an open-air GPU miner was the Biostar TB250-BTC. It features six (6) PCI slots and accepts an Intel LGA 1151 CPU.
Right out of the box, one of the PCI slots wasn’t working, but at the time I only had 5 GPUs. A few days after getting it fired up and running, some of my GPUs began “crashing”. I think this was more of a GPU problem, and not so much the motherboard, but I do advise consistency when choosing your GPUs. In other words, keep all of the same brand of GPUs on each miner that you build. I have some recommendations on which GPUs seem to work better than others in an upcoming post.
ASUS B250 Mining Expert
I am now trying out another motherboard. That is, the ASUS B250 Mining Expert. Once I have my rig built and running, I will follow up here with my thoughts. By the way, I don’t plan on using all 19 PCI slots because my mining rig frame only supports 6 GPUs. However, I am considering putting 2 frames together so that I will be using 12 of the available slots.
What motherboard(s) are you using for you GPU mining? Send me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org