6 GPU Ethereum Mining Rig Guide / Low Budget

How To Build Cheap Ethereum Mining Rig Guide:

Ethereum mining are profitable these days many people are using different graphics cards for ethereum mining but there is some huge investment on build your own Ethereum Mining Rig, so i decide to make a short guide, which will helps you to build cheap ethereum mining rig with less budget. Once this rig is fully assembled and configure properly, it is capable of generating around 3000$ yearly (Estimated).

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So Let's started, below following hardware's you need to purchase.

1- Motherboard:

As we are building 6 GPU mining rig so we need a motherboard which is supported 6 GPU's. I'm using AsRock H81 Pro BTC Motherboard because this board have capability to run 6 GPU's and very power full for mining and actually this motherboard is made for mining. So this is cheap and best motherboard for ethereum mining rig. It will cost you around 125$.
You can get this motherboard from amazon with free shipping here.

2- Processor (CPU):

You also need processor to boot your system without this you can't boot your system. So as we know we are using AsRock H81 Pro BTC Motherboard with this motherboard i will recommend you to buy Intel Celeron G1840 Processor this will cost you around $69 something.
You can get this processor from amazon with free shipping from here

3- Graphics Cards:

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The main part of any mining rig is graphic cards better you have better you able to earn. We need to choose best graphic cards which is produce high hash rates and consume low electricity. 

I'm using GTX 1070, this card generating almost 30 Mh/s of mining speed and consume only 100 to 110 watts. So I'm using this graphic cards because it's working very well for me, but you can also check other graphic cards which are working nicely for ethereum mining rig. Like RX 580, RX 480 and RX470! These graphics cards are producing 25 - 27 Mh/s and electricity consumes 135w. You can also check my Best Graphics Cards For Mining article.

So I'm using GTX 1070 graphic cards and it is totally up to you how much graphic cards you want to use on your ethereum mining rig. So these cards consumes 100 watts of electricity and they will produce 30 Mh/s of mining speed and it will cost you around $400 each graphics card.
You can get this graphic cards with free shipping from here.

4- Power Supply: 

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For Power Supply, I'll recommend you 1200W power supply for 6 GPU ethereum mining rig so I'm using some cheap power supply which name Thermaltake Toughpower 1200W 80+ Gold. This power supply is 80 Plus Gold Rated, offers 1200W of continuous power. It's the best choice to power up your ethereum mining rig. It will cost you around $181.
You can get this power supply from here.

5- Ram:

We need just 4 GB Ram, its enough for mining rig. So we use Kingston 4 GB Ram, It will cost you around $30 something, You can get this RAM  from here.

6- Hard Drive: 

We have just installed operating system and some softwares for mining so I will recommend you 120 GB it's enough for ethereum mining rig, so we use SanDisk Solid Sate Drive 120GB, it will cost you around 64$, You can get this Hard Drive with Free Shipping from here.

7- Powered Riser Cable:

This is used to connect graphics card to the motherboard. It will cost you 7$ something, so we use DN Powered Riser Cable x6, This will helps for more efficient cooling and increasing the life of the cards as well as ethereum mining rig and possibly running at higher speeds.
You can get this powered riser cable with Free Shipping from here.

8- Case (optional):

I will recommend you to build your own case rather than purchasing from someone. If you still want to buy, so visit here.

After get your all hardware, now need to assemble all your hardware into your ethereum mining rig frame and setup windows 10, I'm always using windows 10 because I have never faced any issue with windows 10, after all that install claymore mining software and enjoy your serious earning with without wasting your precious.


List of All hardware's we have used for ethereum mining rig:

Motherboard: AsRock H81 Pro BTC  Motherboard / 127$

Processor (CPU): Intel Celeron G1840 Processor / 59$

Graphic Cards: Radeon RX 580 / 400$ x6 = 2400$

Riser Cable: DN Powered Riser Cable 16X PCI-E PCI-Express / 7$ x6

Mining Rig Frame: Build your own by from Amazon.


That's it, total estimated profits generating after year was $3000+ with this ethereum mining rig. Remember this is estimated earning amount, mining hardware prices and ethereum price are change time by time! I hope this short ethereum mining rig guide helps you to choosing best hardware for your mining rig.

47 comments:

  1. As far as I can see AsRock Z97 Anniversary motherboard has 4 PCIE slots and 2 PCI(!) slots. So you can use only 4 Radeon RX 480 graphics cards. Or not?

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    1. Use AsRock H81 Pro BTC Motherboard, this will support your 6 GPU's.

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  2. depends on how satisfied you are with the hashrate

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  3. i got build this rig....hope profit wont have changed much once am done building

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  4. have you started mining and what are your ROI so far

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  5. Windows or Linux ?

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  6. what calculator do u use?

    i check the calculate in this page: https://alloscomp.com/bitcoin/calculator
    but the profit of 150mh is 0dollar by month.

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    1. You are using Bitcoin Mining Calculator not Ethereum. Use this Calculator https://goo.gl/nPJRh1

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  7. What os should we use?Can windows manage 6 graphic cards?

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  8. are the stats still valid? i want to make sure before i buy

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    1. Yes, You can check from here https://goo.gl/NFIhyr

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  9. Can u please help me where to buy this from? i live in europe. thank u for all the info.

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  10. What is the power consumption per month w?

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  11. This is a great guide man, Im going to give it a shot :) Do you think this will hold/increase its profitability in the coming years though?

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    1. Yes it is. Atleast this year!

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    2. Awesome, I figure once etherium switches over to POS then at least this rig will be able to mine other crypto :)

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    3. There is no way it will hold this year as so many people are starting to mine it.

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  12. Do i need pcie 1x to 16x powerd or un powerd risers?

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  13. Does the rx580 work for this build? https://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-AORUS-Radeon-Graphic-GV-RX580AORUS-8GD/dp/B06Y46X4L9/

    I read that it’s more efficient and more hash rate but I want to make sure it will work..
    Thank you!
    AK

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  14. I will not recommend RX 580 At that moment, it consumes more power and have some driver issues. By the ways Rx 480 and Rx 580 produces same Hash rate.

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  15. What software you recommend for mining etherum in windows with the above configuration ? I am about to setup the hardware

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    1. Personally I'm using Claymore miner, I've never faced any issue with this miner!

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  16. hello,
    what do you think about XFX Radeon RX 480 Black Edition GTR - 8 Go, GDDR5 ?

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  17. Nice guide man really like it! Wish I had the funds to jump in!

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  18. Is this setup compatible with other coins, like siacoin?

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  19. Which pool would you suggest?
    Will it work for dual mining, e.g. ETH + DCR ?

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    1. Mine.gpu4u.eu, Supernova, ethpool.pl

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  20. Hi,
    Thanks a lot of for this great guide. I read somewhere in November ETH will be changing to PoS. Do you think this will require any change in this setup or effect the way it works?
    Thanks

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  21. Hello,

    Do you need any special setup for cooling? what is the ideal room temp to keep this rig cool?

    thanks

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  22. Which window is better for the configuration with being graphic cards the 7,8,10. I understand that 10 disables a bone card that 6 (1) is blocked ...

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  23. please, tell about soft fo this rig. Give links on it, please!
    Thanks!

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  24. Will the same setup work with GTX 1070 cards instead of the rx which are impossible to find?

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    1. Yes its working same.

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  25. Does it sapport mining Bitcoin using this item

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  26. Hey, whats a better GPU for mining than this radeon?

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    1. Nvidia GTX 1070 its produce 30 Mh and only consuming 140 watts of electricity.

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  27. Graphics card prices are now significantly higher than 300USD. Any other alternatives?

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  28. Can I use the above setup for monero too??

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