Best CPUs for Mining in 2020

It seems like every month there are a whole bunch of new altcoins that are CPU-mineable only – and while most of the projects are simply not worth wasting time on, there are some great blockchain ideas that have a potential to turn into legitimate businesses. Even if they don’t succeed long term, mining them, at least for a season, can be profitable. This collection of the best mining CPUs started in 2019, but really carries over into 2020 and until there are newer, more powerful CPUs available on the retail market. While this mining cpu comparison chart lists things … Continue reading Best CPUs for Mining in 2020

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. Technically, there could be a third category, and that would be a mining rig that has a CPU powerful enough to manage the GPU software as well as CPU mining at the same time. For our … 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

Best Options for Cheap PSU for Mining

If you’re looking for something a little bit cheaper than a platinum rated 1600w Corsair power supply unit, then you should check out these server PSUs. With a breakout board and some GPU power cables, you can have 1200 watts (at 240 volts) or 800 W (at 120 volts) of Platinum rated power for under $60! For a cost comparison, here’s how using the cheap mining power supply meant for a server versus buying a standard computer’s high power supply for mining: Standard Mining Power Supply Server Power Supply for Mining Items Needed  Corsair/EVGA/Similar 1600w Power Supply  Server 1200W Platinum … Continue reading Best Options for Cheap PSU for Mining

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