19 February, 2019 seen 10,120I love testing ideas and even more than just testing new ideas I love testing them using Minimum viable product…
I originally built this mining rig back in December 2017 (during the golden days of crypto), I've unplugged this rig from electricity since September 2018, but I might turn it on again in 2019.
Today's article is the second and final part from the series I started back in 2017, see Building a 12 GPU Ethereum Mining Rig From Scratch - Part 1: Ordering Details
The total cost for this rig (4 GPU's with hashing power of about 60 MH/s) was about $1,300. I never break even. To do so ethereum should reach around $5,000 per coin (still hold minned ethereum) To Break Even My GPU Mining Rig, Ethereum Should Reach $5,153
With this rig, I've mined ethereum, expance and ethereum classic using simple mining OS
Before building my first mining rig I experimented a lot with mining at our office computer with cheap Radeon GPU, see Learning Crypto Currency Mining The Hard Way
The first package arrived at Georgia
In total it took me some 3 shipping to get all details, luckily I managed to get them all in about 3 weeks
Power block, PCI risers, and SD drives
Accidently I got two SD drives
Motherboard, Graphics card and processor
The second shipment arrived
ASRock H110 PRO motherboard
Now, it's time to assemble it together
Mounting cooler a top on the processor
Adding 4gb RAM memory
Mounting GPU graphic cards
In above I have mounted EVGA 1060 6 GB and Sapphire TX 560 4GB
- Mining Ethereum With EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 (Single Fan), 6GB GDDR5 Review
- Mining with SAPPHIRE PULSE Radeon™ RX 560 4GD5 Review
Despite I could mount up to 13 GPU's on this ASRock motherboard I never mounted more than 4.
Ethereum mining rig
Attached some old monitor for graphics interface, added a cheap keyboard. Connected to the internet via wire through the router.