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Building a Cryptocurrency Mining Rig - Part 1

When Ethereum exploded in popularity (and value) in Summer of 2017, I decided to educate myself about cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. As part of that process, I built an Ethereum (Classic) mining rig.

Here I'll discuss how I designed and built my miner, focusing primarily on the construction of the chassis using OpenBeam, Fusion 360, and a Shapeoko 3. (Later, I'll discuss BIOS configuration in Part 2, mining strategy optimization in Part 3, and compute performance optimization in Part 4.)

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Building a Cryptocurrency Mining Rig - Part 2

This is Part 2 in a series on building a cryptocurrency mining rig.

In Part 1, I designed and built a custom miner chassis. In Part 2, I'll discuss how I resolved some BIOS-related issues that I encountered.

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Building a Cryptocurrency Mining Rig - Part 3

This is Part 3 in a series on building a cryptocurrency mining rig.

I physically constructed a mining rig in Part 1, and made motherboard BIOS adjustments in Part 2. Now, in Part 3, I'll discuss how I financially optimized my mining strategy.

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Building a Cryptocurrency Mining Rig - Part 4

This is Part 4 in a series on building a cryptocurrency mining rig.

Previously, I designed and built the miner chassis, corrected motherboard BIOS settings, and optimized my mining strategy. Now, in Part 4, I'll discuss how I attempted to:

  1. Overclock GPUs to increase the mining hashrate
  2. Decrease power consumption
  3. Increase overall hardware utilization

Before discussing optimizations, let's review the baseline benchmarks.

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Building a Cryptocurrency Mining Rig - Part 5

I'll conclude my cryptominer series with a "bonus" installment.

The Gainesville Hackerspace graciously invited me to talk about this build. Thanks to Christopher Hoffman of Hoffman Engineering for filming, editing, and uploading the video:

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