Guide to Build an Ethereum Rig
- 1000W Platinum Power Supply Unit
- Computer Processing Unit
- Graphics Processing Unit (6x)
- 4GB RAM
- USB Riser Cables (6x)
- Solid State Drive
- Mining Case
- Windows 10
- USB Drive
- Mouse + Keyboard
- Wifi Adapter
When installing the CPU, it probably has the thermal paste on it already. Make sure you remove the adhesive strips beneath the USB Riser Cables. These will melt. Make sure USB riser cables are powered by Power Supply Unit. USB will not power them. Without a power button connected to the casing / motherboard you will have to jump the pins labeled "PWR_BTN" Use a metal object such as a screwdriver or coin to do this. Do not worry about touching the other pins next to it These are for lighting and/or triggering the power button.
Update Motherboard to latest [BIOS] using USB Drive:
Configure Motherboard BIOS with following settings:
Settings > Advanced > PCI subsystem Setting: PEG 0 and PEG 1 set to Gen1 Above 4G Decoding (cryptocurrency mining) should be set to Enabled
OS settings: disable Windows 7, enable Windows 10
Save and reboot
OS / DRIVERS / MINING Setup:
Boot from Windows 10 USB. Install Windows 10 Pro x64
GeForce GeForce 10 Series GeForce GTX 1070 Windows 10 64-Bit
Set memory clock to 600, and power to 70. This will give you 30Mh/s per 1070 GPU.
Check Device Manager for uninstalled drivers.
Rename PC to mining worker name
Such as WORKER001.
Edit the config file with your Ethereum address and miner name.
Input one command per line.
EthDcrMiner64.exe -epool eu1.ethpool.org:3333 -ewal <Your_Ethereum_Address>.<RigName> -epsw x
Optional: Drop a shortcut to the mining software .exe file in your system startup folder for mining at start-up.
Access system startup folder in Windows 10: Start > Run Enter ‘shell:startup’.
Set power profile to ‘Always On’
Optional: Install remote software.
Since Claymore has a dual-mining setting, you should see about 180 MH/s and 6x GPUs discovered, with zeroes for the other process.