The idea of this plotting build centers around 8 core desktop CPUs being the plotting sweet spot for a low-end budget, in terms of price, performance, IO connectivity, and DRAM requirements. The build aims at getting 8 plotting processes concurrently for a target of 2.5-3TB total amount plotted per day for a total cost of under $1000.

Ask @mika347 on telegram for any questions regarding this build:

  1. Motherboard: ASUS Prime Z490-A LGA 245$
  2. CPU: Intel Core i9 – 10 cores 358$
  3. RAM: 32GB 3600 220$
  4. Fan 40$
  5. Boot SSD: 256GB 50$
  6. Adapter for Intel SSD 30$
  7. Case 70$
  8. Power Supply 550W – 50$
  9. HDDs to store plots:
  10. Temp SSD:

grep -i "total time" /home/jm/chialogs/*.log |awk '{sum=sum+$4} {avg=sum/NR} {tday=86400/avg*8*101.366/1024} END {printf "%d K32 plots, avg %0.1f seconds, %0.2f TiB/day \n", NR, avg, tday}'

76 K32 plots, avg 24816.9 seconds, 2.76 TiB/day

Update 08/05: NEW SSDs that are tested for plotting

  1. Inland Premium 2TB
  2. Corsair Force Series MP600 2TB
  3. Seagate Firecuda 520 2TB