How to Get Started

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Let's jump right into it! You need this if you have VU9P/VU13P FPGA boards:

  • Motherboard. We recommend the 6x PCIe Biostar TB250-BTC, but any motherboard will work fine.
  • PSU. All are fine, but best to estimate 350W per FPGA. (Not Include fans, etc).
  • RAM. A classic 4GB DDR4 should be enough.
  • CPU. Each core can only support 2-3 FPGA boards. We recommend dual-core for 5-6 FPGAs & quad-core for 8+.

Now the fun stuff!

  • Top FPGA Boards

    • πŸ† BTU9P by TUL

      • 🦍 Powered by the Xilinx VU9P
      • πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ”§ Best customer service
      • πŸ’§ Comes with water block

      • πŸ€“ Developer support across the board
      • Check out the BTU9P by TUL
    • BCU 1525 by SQRL & Xilinx

    • CVP-13 by Bittware

      • 🦍 VU13P. AKA Big Guns.
      • πŸ’° But expensive at $6000, slower ROI.
      • 😿 New board so very few bitstreams
      • 🐣 Not battle tested yet
      • Check out the CVP-13 by Bittware

If you have F1/F1+ Blackminer board, you need this:

  • Ethernet cable. To connect the Blackminer board to the internet.
  • Power Supply. Recommendation: 700W PSU for F1. 1200W PSU for F1+.

That's all. Really.

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