When wij built our very first mining equipments wij bounced around from site-to-site attempting to get everything right. Inbetween the hardware, the software and selecting a mining pool it took a bit more time than wij thought it should. So, wij’ve created this guide with the hopes of simplifying your 6 GPU mining equipment build, whether it’s your very first build or not.
This is a multi-part series. Te this, part 1, wij’ll introduce what wij will be building and identify the hardware wij need for the build.
This is what the 6 GPU mining equipment will look like when it is just about finish.
About the 6 GPU mining equipment
For beginner’s wij advocate that your very first mining equipment build is an Nvidia-based GPU miner that runs the Windows Ten operating system. Of course, you can use this guide and substitute AMD graphics cards and/or a different operating system. If you’re fresh to mining with movie cards the essential difference is the chips at the core of the two movie card platforms. They are both good technologies. Each excels at mining different cryptocurrency algorithms, however. Ultimately, AMD cards require some non-beginner tinkering to get them to perform at speed. Thus, wij’re going with the very nimble and competent Nvidia GTX 1070 movie card to do our strenuous lifting.
If you’re a seasoned mining equipment builder feel free to skip directly to the hardware shopping list for the build.
A mining equipment build for beginners and beyond
The purpose of this guide is to take you from zero to building a 6 GPU equipment te spil little time spil possible ter a clear, concise manner. The assumption of this guide is that you are fresh to cryptocurrency GPU mining and have little practice with building computers on your own. If you’re not a beginner, don’t get frustrated. Te this guide wij’re going to take it slow. If you find a topic that you understand, just stir on to the next section or step.
What you’ll need to accomplish the mining equipment build
If anything below sounds foreign, don’t worry. Wij will voorkant each voorwerp step-by-step. There is a gepast learning curve to becoming a cryptocurrency miner, but once you’ve finished your very first mining equipment the satisfaction of watching it work for you is phenomenal! Wij will go overheen each voorwerp step-by-step.
What you’ll need is a handful of rekentuig components and an operating system for the mining equipment, mining software and a wallet to deposit your riches. And, of course, you’re going to need some time and a bit of patience.If everything goes ideally, you could get through it ter three or four hours. Project on investing several hours overheen a weekend getting your very first build up and running. Wij promise that once you’re mining you’ll have a superb sense of accomplishment.
But, before wij get embarked, a bit about the mining equipment itself.
Cryptocurrencies the GPU miner will mine
For each cryptocurrency algorithm there are many individual cryptocurrencies. For example, Ethereum’s underlying algorithm is called Ethash. Ethash, which can be mined using the GPU miner wij’re building, can mine not only Ethereum, but any of the cryptocurrencies using Ethash, such spil Ethreum Classic (ETC). When you’re miner is built, you will be able to set it to work mining many cryptocurrencies including, but not limited to the ones listed below.