How to Build an Ethereum Mining Computer Course
This is the resources page for my How to Build an Ethereum Mining Computer Course.
This page will contain additional resources for the Ethereum Mining Course. I will be updating it often so check back from time to time.
I will keep this parts list up to date. I know that many parts can be hard to find right now. I recommend that you sign up to be notified when Amazon gets the parts back in stock. I also installed a smartphone app called Want that allows me to watch products on Amazon for certain pricing. Usually, when parts come back in stock from Amazon the price returns to a normal retail price. I have used the Want app for a few months now and it notifies me right away while there are still parts in stock. I do not recommend spending too much over suggested retail. The more you spend, the longer it will take for you to make a profit. I have added options to the parts list below as there are several manufacturers that make the same product. Please pay attention to the notes for each part type as you may need more than one.
You need one CPU.
Intel G3930 7th Gen Celeron Desktop Processor: http://amzn.to/2BBHHN2
Intel G3900 6th Gen Celeron Desktop Processor: http://amzn.to/2Fe1lgz
Intel Pentium Processor G4400 3.3 GHz Processor: http://amzn.to/2mRIY8V
You need one Motherboard.
ASUS PRIME Z270-A LGA1151 ATX Motherboard: http://amzn.to/2BbsdOY
ASUS PRIME Z370-A LGA1151 ATX Motherboard: http://amzn.to/2DQ6Cuo
MSI Pro Series Intel Z270 DDR4 USB 3 CrossFire ATX Motherboard: http://amzn.to/2CUqEWD
You need at least 8GB of RAM. You can get a single 8GB RAM stick or 2 4GB RAM sticks. If you are buying 2 4GB sticks make sure they come together. Do not order two different 4GB RAM sticks to make 8GB. It is best to use sets that come together from the manufacturer.
Graphics Cards (GPUs):
Depending on your budget, you can install between 1 and 6 Graphics Cards in this build. Depending on the motherboard, you may be able to get as many as 12 Graphics Cards to run on a single board, but that is a bit more advanced to set up. I am currently using AMD Radeon RX 580 8GB cards which I have found is the best card as far as price/performance goes for Ethereum. If you want to future proof your mining rig, you can go with bigger cards such as the Nvidia 1070ti or Nvidia 1080ti cards, but they are much more expensive.
AMD Radeon Cards:
MSI VGA Graphic Cards RX 580 GAMING X 8G: http://amzn.to/2C39QJH
Sapphire 11265-05-20G Radeon PULSE RX 580 8GB: http://amzn.to/2C3wRMw
XFX GTS XXX Edition RX 580 8GB OC+: http://amzn.to/2CQ1ad3
Sapphire Radeon NITRO+ RX 580 8GB: http://amzn.to/2FfUmDK
ASUS Radeon RX 580 8GB Dual-fan OC Edition: http://amzn.to/2m7Qz2I
Asus Radeon RX 580 STRIX 8GB: http://amzn.to/2DqwaRV
Nvidia GTX Cards:
ASUS ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8GB GDDR5 Advanced Edition: http://amzn.to/2DaUqUw
ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1070 Ti AMP EDITION 8GB GDDR5: http://amzn.to/2COsQz1
EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti FTW2 GAMING 8GB GDDR5: http://amzn.to/2CTQNF2
Depending on how many GPUs you plan to install, you will need a Power Supply that can handle the load. You can choose one large power supply, or two smaller power supplies. I suggest going with 80+ Gold rated power supplies. If you decide to run dual power supplies, you will need a dual power supply adapter.
EVGA SuperNOVA 1300 G2 80+ GOLD, 1300W Fully Modular Power Supply: http://amzn.to/2Fh3Zls
Corsair HXi Series, HX1200i, 1200 Watt Power Supply: http://amzn.to/2klDMJb
EVGA SuperNOVA 750 G2, 80+ GOLD 750W, Fully Modular Power Supply: http://amzn.to/2CUuoHF
You can run either a 2.5″ Solid State Drive, an NVME Solid State Drive, or an older style platter drive. If you choose to go with an older style platter drive I recommend getting a drive rated for a NAS server as this computer will be running 24/7. You only need one hard drive.
SanDisk SSD PLUS 120GB Solid State Drive: http://amzn.to/2B4WAGj
Silicon Power 120GB Solid State Drive: http://amzn.to/2D8UuV7
Corsair Force Series MP500 120GB M.2 NVMe Solid State Drive: http://amzn.to/2m7I3AE
Both listings below include six riser adapters. I suggest buying a six pack even if you are not going to install six GPUs. This will assure you have a few extras in case one of them fails.
You can save money by building your own mining frame. I will be filming a video on how to build your own mining frame to upload to our YouTube channel soon.
Windows 10 Home Edition USB (You don’t have to activate Windows unless you prefer to or plan to use this PC for more than mining alone.): http://amzn.to/2C3RVTd
Rosewill ESD Anti-Static Wrist Strap: http://amzn.to/2Ckkcpf
You will need to join a Mining Pool to mine with. A Mining Pool is a large group of miners mining together. By joining the power of every miner’s mining rigs into a single pool there is a greater chance of getting mining jobs. I have experience with Nanopool and Dwarfpool. There are many pools out there. Please be careful and only mine in pools that are well known.