Best GPU for mining 2017

If you’ve been in the cryptocurrency sphere for very long, there’s no doubt that 2017 has been a crazy year so far – and it doesn’t look to slow down anytime soon! As the crypto markets are shifting and changing so quickly, it’s always difficult to try and pick just on card as being the best GPU for mining, but I at least hope to point you in the right direction. As interest in ethereum mining hardware has increased exponentially in the first half of the year, there is an extreme shortage on mining GPUs. As I went on a … Continue reading Best GPU for mining 2017

GTX 1090 Mining Speed

Looking for some specs on mining hashrates for the GTX 1090? But wait, you say, you have the 1080Ti specs listed here! That’s right, because instead of calling the GTX 1090 the GTX 1090 like would have made sense to keep in line with the previous series of cards, nVidia instead decided to label their GPU chip the 1080Ti. So, that’s why these GTX 1090 mining speeds are identical to the 1080Ti hashrates 🙂 Click here for an up-to-date mining GPU comparison chart based on hashes per dollar, attempting to find you the cheapest GTX 1090 with the best ethereum … Continue reading GTX 1090 Mining Speed

Should I Buy or Mine Altcoins?

This is a tough question with lots of variables, so I’ll do my best to explain the different angles. Mining Cryptocurrencies and Mining Altcoins When people start to look at investing in Bitcoin or Ethereum or any of the other altcoins, it isn’t long before you come across some information about mining cryptocurrencies. The internet is full of stories of people that have made, or are making, fortunes mining cryptocurrencies. While that was true, and likely still is true to some extent, mining can take a fairly large investment before it sees much profit. In order to mine coins, specialized … Continue reading Should I Buy or Mine Altcoins?

Tweaking Windows for an Ethereum Mining Rig Build

I assembled my multi-GPU mining rig last week and set about getting my Windows 10 install where I wanted it. Lots of people tend to steer clear of Windows for a mining computer build because you don’t want anything extra going on, just the bare bones. A Linux install would be great for bare bones, but requires more know-how, and specifically, know-how that I don’t have. Another option would be to purchase an install of EthOS, but I wanted to keep costs down because as the ethereum mining difficulty increases, it will take longer and longer to make back my … Continue reading Tweaking Windows for an Ethereum Mining Rig Build

PCI-E Riser Cables, GPU Mining Cables, Powered USB Risers etc

Hopefully to avoid confusion, and to keep you from purchasing the wrong PCIe riser cables for your mining rig build, here are some quick FAQ style items you should know about USB risers. What are they called? Seriously, I don’t know. They are referred to by many different names, here are a few of the most common ones. – PCI-E Riser Cables – this is because they extend the PCI-E slots allowing you to raise the position of your GPUs in your mining rig – USB Risers – same as above, but since they are a USB cable that connects … Continue reading PCI-E Riser Cables, GPU Mining Cables, Powered USB Risers etc