Now the interest in mining has begun to skyrocket amid rumors of an imminent bull run. Everyone now wants to build their own mining rig.
A crypto mining rig is a computer system that can be used to mine bitcoins and altcoins. But the rig is unlike the conventional computer system. It’s specifically built for mining and other processes that require high efficiency. However, it’s common to find home computers that have been tweaked specifically for this purpose. Mining rigs can be used for part-time mining, gaming, and designing for the rest of the day.
Before that, you will need to comprehend the basics of crypto mining. What it entails and how the process works. The next step is ascertaining that the coin you intend to mine will reward you handsomely. That is if your goal is to be profitable.
You also need a crypto wallet and an account on a cryptocurrency exchange like Coinbase and CEX where you sell your newly minted coins.
Building Your Mining Rig
Now when it comes to building your mining rig, the best mining rig hardware consists of an ASIC chip, which is impossible to be built at home. The manufacturing process itself is hard enough for the manufacturers. They are finding it tough to construct them fast enough for the consumers. That tells you how complex the idea of constructing an ASIC is.
This piece will help you in the process of constructing a single home GPU based mining rig.
Get A Rig Frame
The first step is acquiring a rig frame. It will hold the miner and needs to be made of solid material. Aluminum is the most ideal in this case. Now, a low budget option for wood can be convenient. However, as you know, wood material is highly flammable and remember, there is a risk when the hardware gets hot.
Pick A Motherboard
You will need a motherboard with a capacity of at least 4-8 video cards. That also means at least 4 PCI-E ports. Now, a low cost and effective motherboard like the Z270 with a gigabyte of GA Z270P-D3 chipset is recommendable. It can power up to 6 GUPs, all at once.
Identify The Processor
Based on the Z270 motherboard recommended above, the ideal processor is the Celeron G3900 or the Core 2 Duo E7300 CPU. It’s important that you ensure the processor you choose works well with the motherboard. If you are mining coins based on the Cryptonight algorithm, Intel Core i3, i5 and above should work just fine
A 4GB RAM in your rig is recommended, however, the more the RAM, the better. DDR3 is less expensive and is also easily available, thereby a better option. It is, however, important to make sure the RAM you chose is compatible with your motherboard.
The Right Storage Space
When it comes to storage space, limit spending much on size and speed. 50GB HDD should be enough. You won’t be needing much anyways.
Focus On GPU
The performance of your rig ultimately depends on the GPU you will install. Nvidia cards have the benefit of being less prone to heat damage. AMD, on the other hand, uses less energy.
Well, your rig won’t power itself. Ensure you have an 80 plus a certified unit for maximum efficiency. Invest in a better supply as electricity can easily become your most expensive overhead.