Poor Man's GPUs

I’m not rich. I don’t have a crapload of excess spending cash. I also stink at long-term savings.

This poses a unique problem in that a $1,000 GTX 1080 Ti GPU is wholly out of the question for me until I mine enough profit to pay for an upgrade.

Thankfully there are other options that can yield a profit.

GPU Coinage Things to keep in mind
nvidia GTX 1060
  • ETH [+ SC]
  • ZEC
Flip flop if you see that ZEC is ever more profitable than ETH + SC (unlikely but you never know)
nvidia GTX 960
  • ZEC
  • XMR [+ XDN]
ZEC has a habit of making the card run warm. Run ZEC if your thermals allow, XMR if not. Both yield reasonable results
nvidia GTX 1030
  • ZEC
  • XMR [+ XDN]
ZEC has a habit of making the card run warm. Run ZEC if your thermals allow, XMR if not. Both yield reasonable results
nvidia GTX 730 (x8 config)
  • XMR [+ XDN]
XMR and other cryptonight currencies are your best option. This card STINKS hard. However, if all you have is an x8 (physical) slot on your motherboard and no room for a riser or similar…