Originally Posted by kskwerl
I just wanted to quickly comment on the ASrock Pro BTC boards for anyone thinking of buying them, they are pretty low quality and a giant PITA I would stay away from them. I have three of them and googling will show you many people have issues with these boards.
Sometimes you have to do siome trickery to make them work like you want to. But overall they are the cheapest motherboards to mine 6 cards on. We use them all the time. Both H61 and H81. Defenitely not a great mobo. But for it's task and considering its price I am happy with them.
I have used many ASRock motherboards and have never had a single issue with any of them. Not too sure where the hate comes from. Ever since Sandy bridge they have been pretty decent.
@power usage; I have 3 280X mining with a celeron and 2*2GB ram and it draws 925 watts from the wall. I would personally NOT suggest doing a quad mining rig with a single 1200 Watt PSU. Either get a beefy one of two smaller ones (which will probably be cheaper as well). But each to his own. I like a bit of overhead power in systems that draw this much.Edited by Hukkel - 3/5/14 at 6:40am