What are the Best Motherboards for GPU Mining?

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.

Biostar TB250-BTC

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: kcryptoknight@gmail.com