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Build a Mining Rig – Part 1 – Parts

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In order to build a mining rig there are a number of things to think about and parts to purchase. I have split some of these out below from my latest build. A lot of these can be swapped out for an alternative option which I will build on later.

Please let us know of any feedback or additions you would like to see to the list. But this is just a starting point.

Recommended for efficiency and ease of use, ideal for beginners but do your won research as always.

AMD GPUs

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Sapphire Pulse AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT Gaming Graphics Card with 8GB GDDR6 –

AMD Motherboards

Great if you don’t want to shell out on a specialist board for more than 6 GPUs

This is the first in a series that I will post on GPU mining – remember to follow us on social media to keep in touch.

AMD GPU

If you would like to do some GPU mining as well look for a higher spec chip.

  • AMD Athlon 3000G 2-Core, 4-Thread Unlocked Desktop Processor with Radeon Graphics – Check out the choice page a great choice from multiple vendors.
    • https://geni.us/29Zk5

PSUs

Server PSU

I would recommend for you to at least check out a server PSU – they are designed for long term use and are cheaper than ATX Power Supplies – with a ZFX board and Pico switch these can perform as a stand alone PSU – just remember to check your voltage as 120v will have a lower capacity on some units.

HP Server Power Supply 1200W PSU Mining 94% Platinum Efficiency

Breakout Boards

PICO Switch

Mining Cases

For me when choosing a case its not really one model – it all depends on the amount of GPUs and you should choose accordingly.

Check out a selection and think what will fits the needs of the RIG you are building.

  • https://geni.us/VVStxh

Cooling

Not to be overlooked cooling is very important but it also does not really matter about the price look for the airflow – if you like RGB go for it but personally I am staying away from them as they just attract moths etc.

  • Antec 120mm Case Fan, PC Case Fan High Performance, 3-pin Connector, PF12 Series 5 Packs

SSD / USB

This is another personal preference but I use hive OS so have found that a USB stick is sufficient and have not had a failure in 9 months with:-

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