So, you want to start mining Ethereum.
In this guide, I will teach you everything you need to know about building your first GPU mining rig. I will briefly cover what we mean when we talk about mining Ethereum and why you would want to do it.
The following tutorial will help you build a 6 GPU mining rig for mining cryptocurrencies.
As many people have started mining cryptocurrencies – Ethereum is one of the most popular for mining. But, why are people investing so much in mining Ethereum?
You will only need one to start the process. You have the following options:
1. MSI GeForce – GTX 1070
MSI GeForce GTX 1070 GAMING X 8G Graphics Card provides major improvements in performance, memory bandwidth, and power efficiency over its predecessor, the high-performance Maxwell architecture. It also introduces innovative graphics features and technologies that redefine the computer as the platform for playing AAA games and taking full advantage of virtual reality via NVIDIA VRWorks.
Since we are building 6 GPU ETH mining rigs, you will need 6 of them. If you are low on budget, you can always start with 4 of them and increase them periodically. GTX 1070 uses 150W of power, which is also great.
Each Graphics Cards will output – 32 Mh/s. So with 6 of them, you will have – 32 x 6 = 192 Mh/s.
2. ASUS Prime Z390-P LGA1151
If you’re not looking for a motherboard that can run 13 GPUs at once, the ASUS Prime Z390-P LGA1151 might be the best mining motherboard for you. It can still handle up to two GPUs, and it has decent build quality at its price point. It is designed to withstand the intensive conditions cryptocurrency mining can create.
This includes FanXpert 4 with AIO Pump Header that can provide advanced fan control for dynamic system cooling, and Overvoltage Protection to promote longevity and reliability of the stressed mining components, which is essential for a machine running 24/7.
3. Intel Core i3-9100F 9th Gen
This Intel Core i3-9100F 9th Gen Desktop Processor has been engineered to perfection and ensures matchless performance. The uncompromising features, and smooth performance along with the Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 have added wings to it. It is compatible with Intel 300 Series chipset-based motherboards.
You will obviously be asking about the processor. i3 is the processor that I recommend you to buy. Your processor supports Intel 8th & 9th Gen Processor.
4. Corsair Vengeance LPX 4GB
If you add 8GB RAM, the output would be the same as 4GB. So, I think you don’t want to waste your money on building this mining rig.
If you use ethOS, you can comfortably use 4GB RAM, but if you use Windows without virtual memory, you should be using at least 8GB RAM.
5. Crucial BX500 240GB SSD
Since I am building new cryptocurrency mining rigs, I include SSD instead of HDD. SSD is fast, and by using SSD, it would increase transfer speed and decrease time.
I would also recommend you buy an SSD as it is just a little bit more expensive than HDD.
6. Corsair RM1000x 1000 W
The standard power supply in a desktop computer can be anywhere from 300W-500W. But when you’re mining and powering up to 6 GPUs, you want to make sure you have enough power. If you require about 1000W of power, you will not buy 1000W PSU. You will buy a 1200W PSU.
7. PCI-E 1x to 16x USB 3.0 Extender Riser
You need to attach your GTX 1070 Graphics card, right. But how do you do that? You can attach all your GPU via RISERS i.t PCIe 16x to 1x. These are small cables – where at the one end GPU is attached, and the other end goes to the motherboard.
You need 6 of them as we will attach 6 GPUs.
8. Mining Rig Frame – 4-6 GPU
You will need an open mining frame that allows for good airflow. Make sure the frame of your mining rig is not tight.
I would recommend you build your cryptocurrency mining frame. In this way, you can build it the way you want. The only essential things would be a few aluminum rods and some hardware skills.