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The only thing about is some miners are nuts about lowest power usage possible... not sure about all the various processors and their idle or near idle power usage but that might've been something they were thinking.

I know in reading a lot of "build-a-miner" articles and forums posts I see people using celerons and i3s so Cyber might've been going off of what the community has been using.

I forgot they made Haswell Celerons, but Celerons and Pentiums use roughly the same power as an i3. They're only half the price though which is why they're a better choice. AMD FX CPU's use a lot more power both idle and under load so unless you can save a lot of money going AMD over Intel, the FX 4300 makes no sense (and an FX 4300 is easily twice the cost of a Celeron). An AMD A-series might be a good choice though.

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Pick a socket. Now pick a board with the most PCI-E (1x to 16x) slots available. Now buy the cheapest possible processor for that mobo. wink.gif

Exactly. It doesn't even have to support CFX.
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The only thing about is some miners are nuts about lowest power usage possible... not sure about all the various processors and their idle or near idle power usage but that might've been something they were thinking.

I know in reading a lot of "build-a-miner" articles and forums posts I see people using celerons and i3s so Cyber might've been going off of what the community has been using.

FX-4300: 95W TDP 110$
Sempron 45W TDP 40$


i3: 54 TDP 125$
Celeron: 54 TDP 50$

Hence why mining rigs are built with Sempron and Celeron rather than those other CPUs.
 
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Back in my day, Mining meant firing up minecraft and smashing some pixels, not hiking up prices of gpus tongue.gif

These look well priced for mining rigs but I would agree that the sempron and celeron CPUs would be cheaper in the long run for strictly mining use
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Overpriced and how would anybody game with such a processor LAWL.

My FX-4170 is barely any slower than my i5 3570k in gaming with both at 4.5Ghz. Fact is, most games do not need anything faster than an overclocked Core 2 Quad or Phenom II x4 to max out and those that do still run perfectly fine and playable FPS on both (Even if it's not 60 100% of the time) or are laggy on both in my experience...If you wanted to rag on that choice of CPU for this for a reason that isn't price, how about the power consumption?
    
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The fx4300 is a capable processor. I used an fx6300 for quite a while and had no issues, even when games only utilized 2 of my cores.
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Let me guess? It cost as much as a Brand new Car? Am I right??
    
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My FX-4170 is barely any slower than my i5 3570k in gaming with both at 4.5Ghz. Fact is, most games do not need anything faster than an overclocked Core 2 Quad or Phenom II x4 to max out and those that do still run perfectly fine and playable FPS on both (Even if it's not 60 100% of the time) or are laggy on both in my experience...If you wanted to rag on that choice of CPU for this for a reason that isn't price, how about the power consumption?
I see your point actually I know how low per core perf feels since I'm on E5520's. Just saying that you wouldn't want that much gpu power to be put to waste by using that processor.
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