A standard desktop computer contains a CPU, RAM, and a hard disc for regular computing activities. A motherboard links all of the computer’s components and houses the CPU and RAM. Despite the fact that most desktop providers include a GPU with their PCs, these GPUs are rarely suitable for mining rigs owing to their low performance. Another thing to keep in mind is that a mining setup developed for Ethereum would not be suitable for other cryptocurrencies.
Frequently referred to as the computer’s brain, the CPU is often regarded as the most important component. However, because we are not relying on it as much as the GPU for mining, we choose a CPU that accomplishes the absolute minimum. We recommend an Intel Celeron or Intel i3 CPU for Ethereum mining.
Having more RAM does not guarantee greater mining speed. Thus we recommend having between 4GB and 16GB of RAM. Examine the operating system for the mining and if virtual memory is used when determining the appropriate RAM size for your needs. If you’re using ethOS, you can get away with 4GB of RAM, but if you’re running Windows without virtual memory, you’ll need at least 8GB. You may use RAM from any of the main manufacturers, but it’s always a good idea to double-check that it’ll work with your motherboard.
Because the graphics card is the most crucial component of a mining setup, there are a few factors to keep in mind when purchasing one. Because many graphics cards are relatively costly but do not deliver strong hash rates, you will need to examine the hash rate and power consumption. Finding the correct balance between price and performance is crucial. For ETH mining, we recommend the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 or Radeon RX Vega 64. Your mining system might include anything from one to eight graphics cards, depending on the motherboard.
The Power Supply Unit (PSU)
It is responsible for regulating the power supply to all mining components. There is a wide selection of PSUs to choose from, which might be confusing. When choosing a power supply, a good rule of thumb is to calculate the power required by individual components and then choose a PSU that can deliver more power than the total energy required by all components. If each GPU consumes 200 Watts, we’ll need a power supply capable of supplying more than 800 Watts, plus the power requirements of other components like the CPU and motherboard. Corsair RM Series RM1000X is recommended for our advanced setup.
To make the mining rig easier to build, we’ll utilize riser cables to extend the PCI-e connection from the GPUs to the motherboard. For each GPU, we recommend purchasing one riser cable (Kyerivs PCIe Powered Riser Adapter Card Kit).
The mining rig for sale, unlike ordinary personal computers, does not have an enclosing body. To put all of the pieces together, either make your own case or buy one online. A pre-made case’s size and cost are determined by the quality of the case, although even a plain wooden crate can be utilized as the frame.