Today we’re gonna be building an ethereum mining rig.
These mining rigs run mathematical equations millions of times per second
in order to exstract ether from the ethereum network.
While you probably won’t get filthy rich of building an ethereum mining rig,
you can make a decent amount of money,
depending on how many GPUs you hook up to the computer.
The total cost of building an ethereum mining rig
can range anywhere around $800 to well over $3,000
depending on the quality of the components you use to build the computer.
In order to build an etherium mining rig,
you’ll need a bunch of aluminum angles,
some cheap wooden blocks,
a power supply unit,
power cables to connect all of them,
random access memory(RAM),
central processing unit(CPU).
Here we have a heatsink span,
which is used to help dispel heat from the CPU while it’s running.
These are powered risers.
These are going to be used to connect your GPU units to the motherboard
while also keeping them elevated above the motherboard to help dissipate heat.
These are the graphics processes units which would really make the Ethereum mining rig tick.
The same sorts of cards that are used to play video games.
But in this case they’re going to be used to run the same operations
over and over millions of times per second.
To actually go about building your mining rig,
all you’re going to need is a pretty basic power drill,
a small screwdriver
and maybe three dozen self-driving screws.
Alright so first thing we’re going to do is we’re gonna build the computer’s case
just going to consists of aluminum angles cut to size.
We have five that are cut to 24 inches,
and eight that are cut to 14 inches.
Alright so once you have your frame the next thing you’re going to do
好了 固定好框架 接下来
is add the wooden blocks where it’ll be mounting the motherboard.
Alright, now your frames are ready to go,
It’s time to actually build the computer.
So the first thing you’ll need to do is
mount your motherboard to the wooden blocks you just screwed in.
For this, you’re going to want to use a screwdriver rather than a drill,
so you don’t damage the motherboard.
So the next thing you want to do
once your motherboard has been attached to the woodblocks is
you’re going to want to put your CPU into the motherboard.
And very careful not to touch either part of the CPU.
As once the CPU is placed, you’re going to lock it in place with the cover.
The next component that you’re going to add
is the heatsink for the CPU
which is to be placed directly over it.
You’re just gonna wanna
plug that into the four-pins next to the heatsink.
Okay, next component is the stick of RAM.
So once it’s lined up,
you’re just going to pop it into place.
Don’t be afraid to use a little bit of pressure there.
Okay so the next element is going to be the power supply unit,
and also there’s going to be all these holes in the back.
Some of these are aligned with the holes on the motherboard,
so the main power input
is the 24-pin slot right here.
And then there’s an 8 pin slot right here to connect the CPU.
Alright the next component is going to be the powered risers,
which are going to be used to connect to the GPUs to the motherboard.
Because these are powered risers you’re going to need to connect them to a power source.
显卡转接线 即显卡电源转接线 顾名思义 需要把它们连到电源上
So we’re going to take the ends of these cables,
and we’re going to connect them.
Alright now you got these connected,
and directs them over top like this.
And you’re going to connect the end of the power cord to the power supply unit.
And you’re going to want to take these USB connected chips,
and plug them into the PCIe slots on the motherboard.
And now you’re ready to connect
the powered risers to the GPUs
So like the other chips you’ll notice that each GPU has a little indent on each end,
可能你会注意到 像其他芯片一样 GPU的各边上都有一个小凹槽
which matches up with the plastic on these,
so there’s only one way that you can connect these,
You want to make sure those are aligned.
Alright to connect these,
there’s going to be a hole
towards the top of the graphics processes unit.
Final thing we have to do is hang these
in the space over here,
because you don’t just want them balanced directly on top of the case.
The final component is going to be a power switch.
Doesn’t have to be anything fancy this is just a little quick button.
And that’s it for the hardware side of things.
After this we’re going to move this near modem
so we can connect it to the internet and get the mining software up and running.
So we have a 32 gigabyte USB stick
preloaded with ethOS
which is an operating system specifically made for mining ethereum.
We have our Ethernet port connected to the Internet,
and now we’re ready to boot up.
So the computer will start.
You will notice the GPU fan start to spin.
And by typing “show miner”
you’ll be able to see your mining activity.
Alright and at this point, your miner has started.
Depending on how many GPUs you have,
will depend on how long it takes to mine a single ether.
Now that you’ve got your mining rig up and running,
all you have to do is sit back and let it do its thing.
It’s just going to be running millions of math problems every second
and earning you some ether.