How to Build an Ethereum Mining Rig

Science 2-8-2017 Vice 199

The meteoric rise of ethereum has fueled something of a gold rush for people looking to get in on the action by mining ether themselves. This requires building a custom "mining" computer from scratch, which isn't quite as hard as it sounds. 

In this how-to video, Motherboard contributor Daniel Oberhaus walks you through the step-by-step instructions for building an ethereum mining rig from the ground up. By the end of the tutorial you'll be well on your way to mining ether and contributing to the maintenance of the ethereum network with your own computing power. 

Materials List:

(1) MSI Z-170a Motherboard - http://fave.co/2vGI3LV

(2) 470rx Gigabyte graphics processing units -
 http://fave.co/2h0XzyP

(2) powered risers - http://fave.co/2h19X22

(8) ½ in. aluminum angles - http://fave.co/2h1a1P8 cut to 14 inches

(5) ½ in. aluminum angles - http://fave.co/2h1a1P8 cut to 24 inches

(3) 1x2 wooden blocks - http://fave.co/2h1uyTJ

(1) 1000 watt Corsair power supply unit - http://fave.co/2vH129p

(1) Intel Celeron G3900 central processing unit -
 http://fave.co/2h132pH

(1) 4 GB stick of RAM - http://fave.co/2vGLcvc

(1) power switch - http://fave.co/2h0y0hE

(1) ethernet cable - http://fave.co/2h1diOs

(1) 16 GB USB stick - http://fave.co/2vGJMkk

(1) computer monitor - http://fave.co/2vH9y8i

(1) computer keyboard - http://fave.co/2vGPIK6

(1) computer mouse - http://fave.co/2h1iGRC

(1) pack of zipties - http://fave.co/2h11I69

(36) self-driving screws - http://fave.co/2vGLjXP

Disclosures: VICE Media earns a small commission on products sold through these links. Daniel Oberhaus owns and mines ethereum.

Credit: The Noun Project

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