Best Electricity Usage Monitor

When it comes to building an Ethereum mining rig (or any mining computer actually), it’s all about making money. If you’re into it for more than just a fun experience, then you need to know how much it costs to run your mining rig, and compare that to how much money the coins that you’re mining are worth. Power is a real expense that can easily be overlooked when first starting to consider mining. After all, running a computer doesn’t take that much electricity, does it? A typical computer, no. But what we’re building is a multiple GPU system that … Continue reading Best Electricity Usage Monitor

Best USB Risers PCIE-e risers and extensions for GPU Mining Rig Build

If you’re serious about building a mining rig, then chances are you’ve spent a large chunk of change on some of the top rated GPUs for your Ethereum Mining Rig. And if that’s true, you didn’t come all this way to have your precious GPUs overheat inside your mining rig! Don’t fret – there is a simple solution. You just need to space your cards apart and give them some air to breathe. Get them up away from the warm (and air-blocking) motherboard, up into the open airspace where their fans can pull in a cool refreshing blast of air … Continue reading Best USB Risers PCIE-e risers and extensions for GPU Mining Rig Build

Top Solid State Drive / Hard Drives for Mining Rigs

The hard drive in a mining rig needs to store the operating system and the mining software on it. Since the rig we’re building is going to be running Windows 10 and mining software, we don’t require a lot of storage on our system. A simple, bottom-line solid state hard drive will suffice. Here are a few options – similar to the RAM, pick the cheapest one you can find from a reputable manufacturer. Continue reading Top Solid State Drive / Hard Drives for Mining Rigs

Choose RAM for your Ethereum Mining Rig

Your computer/mining rig will need some RAM, but it’s totally different than a gaming computer build – and again, this is where you’ll have to decide if you want to do a budget build to get the most profit out of mining, or if you want to put a bit more money in up front and have a computer that is [worth more/more functional/better for gaming] after you stop mining. Also, keep in mind that depending on what OS you are going to be using (if you’ll be using EthOS or Windows), the RAM requirements are different. Even Windows 10 … Continue reading Choose RAM for your Ethereum Mining Rig

Best CPUs for a mining rig

Mining rigs fall into 2 main categories: CPU miners and GPU miners. A CPU miner uses the computer’s central processor to do the mining and so a powerful processor will give you more mining power. A GPU miner uses the graphics card for mining, so the central processor really only has to run the operating system and mining software, and requires little processing power. Bitcoin Mining Rig When mining Bitcoin, a powerful CPU is needed, but recent developments in past years have developed what’s called ASIC chips that are purpose built and way more powerful than an Intel or AMD … Continue reading Best CPUs for a mining rig

Top Power Supply Units for Ethereum Mining

Choosing a power supply is a fairly simple task. In fact, it’s one of the quickest and easiest parts of the build. All you have to do is figure out how much power your GPUs will use and multiply that by the number of GPUs you plan to have (or even smarter, by the max number your motherboard can support). Then add another 250watts to account for all the other hardware in your mining rig and some extra. The extra power is needed because a PSU’s efficiency goes down the closer it gets to its max output. For my mining … Continue reading Top Power Supply Units for Ethereum Mining