Bitmain has a new miner out that is pretty cool (water cool to be exact) called the Antminer C1.
I have an S1 so I am familiar with the basic operation of the Antminers. However, I'm a bit baffled that it has eight PCI-e connectors for power. I've never seen a PSU with eight PCI-e connectors. I'm not sure how I would power this thing effectively if I got one.
I found a great setup guide, but it doesn't go into detail with the power setup.
Here's a picture of how the connectors are set up:
Here's my questions:
- The C1 requires that at least four of the PCI-e connectors are used. Which ones then are the important ones?
- It is recommended that your PSU be at least 800 watts. Is that correct? Is it different if you only power it through four connectors?
- Is it possible to use two or more PSU's to power the miner? For example, I have tons of 300 to 500 watt PSU's that have at least one PCI-e connector. How might those be useful to me?
- Do they even make PSU's with eight PCI-e connectors? What is the best solution for a single PSU to power all eight connectors?