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Folks, I just ordered a new computer that I intend to solely use for mining. It is not a mining rig. Here are some specs that I think are important.

CPU: AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1900X 3.8GHz [4.0GHz Turbo] Eight-Core 16MB L3 Cache 180W Processor
CS_FAN: 3X 120mm Case Fans for your selected case [+9]
HD_M2SSD: 512GB WD Black Series PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD - Seq R/W: Up to 2050/700 MB/s, Rnd R/W up to 170/130k [+224] (Single Drive)
HDD: 1TB WD Black SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 7200 RPM HDD [+37] (1TB x 2 (2 TB Capacity) RAID 0 Super Performance [+89])
MEMORY: 16GB (4GBx4) DDR4/3000MHz Quad Channel Memory (ADATA XPG Z1)
MOTHERBOARD: ASUS ROG X399 ZENITH EXTREME E-ATX w/ RGB, 10Gb/s LAN, WiGig 802.11AD WiFi, USB 3.1, 4 PCIe x16, 1 PCIe x1, 1 PCIe x4, 6 SATA3, 3 M.2 SATA/PCIe, 1x U.2 [+357]
NETWORK: Onboard Gigabit LAN Network
OS: Windows 10 Pro (64-bit Edition) [+31]
OVERCLOCK: Pro OC (Performance Overclock 10% or more) [+19]
POWERSUPPLY: 800 Watts - Standard 80 Plus Certified Power Supply - SLI/CrossFireX Ready [-6]
VIDEO: EVGA GeForce® GTX 1060 Superclocked 6GB GDDR5 (Pascal)[VR Ready] [+81] (Single Card)

I'm concerned that since I have such a good CPU and a moderate GPU that I will be limited while mining. Can a mining program be setup to use both resources?

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Yes for the thread ripper or any cpu typically you want to run xmr. There' not too many options for coins to mine with a cpu, but thread ripper should still be very profitable. The 1060 is a nice card I don' personally own any I mostly have 1070s and up. Since its nvidia you would want to install the latest version of cc miner and config to mine on denarius.

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You can use various cards nvidia and amd mixed. It becomes a bit of a mess getting everything together drivers, multiple mining programs, etc. if theyre at least all one brand it simplifies things a lot. I personally matched all my cards exactly.  


You definitely went high end on the pc specs for your rig.   I have a cannibal computer running my 5 1060s and its running great. Key things are low power consumption and high hashrate.

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