Triple Miner – The KraKen Build

Triple Miner – The KraKen Build

The KraKen Triple miner is my latest build where I try to get the most out of the mining rig by using a more expensive CPU i7 7700 to mine Electroneum ETN or Monero XMR.
The KraKen Triple miner is my most ambitious mining rig yet which uses 8 GPUs as well as a high end CPU I& 7700 to mine Electroneum. At the time of the build GPUs were really expensive and hard to get. But since the video I have been able to get enough cash together to complete the whole rig. I will do an update to this rig in the coming days.

The big challenge which rigs this size is knowing exactly what size power supply size to buy.
In this video I used the AeroCool 850 and 750 watt power supply which wasn’t enough to power a full 8 set of graphics cards. But it got me started. In hindsight I probably should have gone for the 1600 watt EVGA power supply. However the prices of this power supply are massive so I tired to go cheaper. In the end the AeroCool 850 power supply failed on me so I took it back and got the 1200 watt Thermaltake Power supply.

Triple miner

Once the power supply’s were in it ran pretty well. Currently I have 7 x RX 570 cards and 1 x GTX 1070 card in the rig. And getting around 210 Mh/s of ETH mining and around 300 h/s of ETN mining. In the end I got rid of LBC Library mining as the coin had very low value and the power consumption goes up with the extra mining. I might move back to an Ethereum ETH, Decred DCR mining shortly once to market turns around.

This setup was and is very challenging. For newer miners I suggested starting with one card mining rig and then move to a 6 x GPU mining rig. Actually I think the best solution is 6 x mining rig and these will be the ones that I build in the future.

I hope this helps 🙂

First Mining Rig Update – Troubleshooting Hardware

First Mining Rig Update – Troubleshooting Hardware

123myIT’s First Mining Rig Update

Quick video update to the First Mining Rig Build video. Link here. This video will talk about some of the pitfalls and hurdles I had building the rig. The problems I had were mostly Sapphire RX 570 cards not over clocking as high as some of the other cards. The point of over clocking and undervolting is to make the cards perform the highest on the lowest power usage.

First Mining Rig Update build

Other problems I had with the rig were the USB hard drive didn’t work so well with Windows 10. I fixed this by adding in an old sata hard drive that I had.
Below is a list of parts that I have used in this first mining rig build.

Gigabyte motherboard
This motherboard is specifically designed for 6 GPUs and is cheap buy in price makes it a steal. Worst comes to worst you can reuse this motherboard for gaming if you wish.

Celeron CPU
We choose the Celeron CPU because it’s cheap to buy. But also it’s cheap to run. 3930 has a power draw of 51 watts.

EVGA Power supply
EVGA power supply are probably the best power supplies around. Their power supply’s efficient and they also have plenty of cables so that you are not daisy chaining to much hardware together.

Crucial 8GB Memory
You can go the cheaper 4GB of ram. But just in case I want to turn this rig into a gaming PC I went with the 8GB of ram.

Sapphire Nitro + 4GB
Sapphire RX 570s pound for pound probably the best cards that’s you can get with regards to hash rate and power supply. The higher the hash rate the higher the return on investment.

PCIE Riser cards
PCIE riser cards, these little babies are used to lift the graphics cards off the motherboard allowing you to stack more graphics cards.

SSD
Your SSD allows you to store the Windows 10 software along with the Software that you will use for mining example NiceHash or Claymores.

Frame if you need one.
This hold all your equipment together in one frame. I made mine out of a chest of draws that someone threw out. Cheap and good for the environment as it doesn’t go into landfill.

I hope this helps guys.

First Mining Rig Build

First Mining Rig Build

123myIT’s First Mining Rig Build!

Hi all
Well busy time of the year Christmas. For of all Merry Christmas to all. So I have been very busy trying to get into the Cryptocurrency market by learning how to build a first mining rig.
This video will show you how I got started as I go about building my first mining rig. the aim of this build is to mine Cryptocurrency’s. Mainly Ethereum and Bitcoin.

First Mining Rig Build

Below is a list of parts that I have used in this first mining rig build.

Gigabyte motherboard
This motherboard is specifically designed for 6 GPUs and is cheap buy in price makes it a steal. Worst comes to worst you can reuse this motherboard for gaming if you wish.

Celeron CPU
We choose the Celeron CPU because it’s cheap to buy. But also it’s cheap to run. 3930 has a power draw of 51 watts.

EVGA Power supply
EVGA power supply are probably the best power supplies around. Their power supply’s efficient and they also have plenty of cables so that you are not daisy chaining to much hardware together.

Crucial 8GB Memory
You can go the cheaper 4GB of ram. But just in case I want to turn this rig into a gaming PC I went with the 8GB of ram.

Sapphire Nitro + 4GB
Sapphire RX 570s pound for pound probably the best cards that’s you can get with regards to hash rate and power supply. The higher the hash rate the higher the return on investment.

PCIE Riser cards
PCIE riser cards, these little babies are used to lift the graphics cards off the motherboard allowing you to stack more graphics cards.

SSD
Your SSD allows you to store the Windows 10 software along with the Software that you will use for mining example NiceHash or Claymores.

Frame if you need one.
This hold all your equipment together in one frame. I made mine out of a chest of draws that someone threw out. Cheap and good for the environment as it doesn’t go into landfill.

I hope this helps guys. Heap more to come.