How to Build an Ethereum Mining Hardware Rig

Ethereum Mining Hardware Rig with Cheap Hardware's

Ethereum Mining Hardware
Here in this Ethereum Mining Hardware guide, we will guide you to selecting the best mining hardware, to get you very own ethereum mining rig. Once this rig is fully assembled and configured correctly, it is capable of securing the ethereum network and earning you real money in ether. Ethereum is the most using coin for mining cryptocurrencies. So today we going to show you how to mine this coin easily.

So this is simple and basic ethereum mining hardware guide for beginners. We are using only one graphics card and cheap motherboard which is enough for this single graphic card rig or if you want to try multiple graphics cards for your rig than visit my 6 GPU Ethereum Mining Rig Guide Here

So we need some basic stuffs like best graphic card, motherboard and processor, ram and hard drive, power supply and case for optional (you can create your own case easily or also you can use milk crate and similar things for assemble ethereum mining hardware into rig). So let's started!

Here is this list of all ethereum mining hardware you need to build your very own ethereum mining rig:

1- Graphics Card:

Ethereum Mining Hardware
This is most important hardware for mining rig. There are some good graphics card are available for there hash rate and less electricity consume like RX 580 I recommended you to use Rx 580 / Rx 570 whatever manufactured you want but in case these cards are not available because mostly are out of stock all around the internet. So we use alternate of these cards  with GTX 1060 graphics card. If you shop around, you can pick these up for around $200to $250 and they will each produce about 24 mh/s of mining speed and only consumes 135 watts of electricity. Their price point and power consumption specifications make them an ideal graphics card for ethereum mining hardware rig. If you want to buy these graphic cards check below Links.

Rx 580 -
Rx 570 -
GTX 1060 -

2- Motherboard and CPU:

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A motherboard is the brain of the computer and is what you build everything onto the base of your mining rig. The main feature you are looking for in a motherboard is the number of GPU slots it has as this will determine how many graphics cards or GPU's it can fit - and in the end your total hashing power. 3 PCI Express slots will mean you can fit 3 x GTX 1060 with a hashrate of 24 MH/s each - or a total hashing power of 72 MH/s.  This motherboard allows you to connect 6 GPU’s on powered PCI-e riser cables and since the CPU power is irrelevant to mining, we’ve chosen the cheapest compatible CPU on the market for this motherboard. We are used the MSI Pro Solution Motherboard and for CPU we use Intel Celeron G3900

Motherboard -

3- PSU or Power Supply:

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The key here is to have an efficient power supply that will save you over the long run in electricity costs. This is the industry standard for rating the efficiency of a PSU. If you are building a "mega rig" which has 6 GPU's you might find it more cost effective to have two separate power supplies because at 750 Watts and $100 each rather than a 1500 W and $300 dollars! We got a SuperNova 750w Power Supply because we have running only single graphics cards here! which you can buy this power supply with free shipping from here.

4- Hard drive:

You need a hard drive to store your operating system and your ethereum mining software. A standard SSD drive will do work. We used the SSDNow V300 120GB, if you want to buy this cheap SSDNow hard drive click here.

5- Ram: 

You don’t need a lot of system memory for ethereum mining effectively. 4GB is about as small as a stick of RAM comes these days, so I recommend just picking up a cheap one for about $30. Which you can buy from here.

6- Case:

You can build one of these yourself with angled aluminum from your local hardware store. There are several custom case builders selling these as well. I can personally recommend the custom built cases designed, I'm also milk crate, baskets for my own ethereum mining hardware rig check here

Ethereum Mining Hardware

Assembling Ethereum Mining Hardware for mining rig:

First of all un-package all hardware you purchased. Now assemble your ethereum mining hardware into case than install hard drive and Ram in your mother board. Place motherboard in custom open air mining rig case and connect motherboard PSU connector (leaving PSU unplugged from the wall of course). Connect all GPUs to riser cables and fasten them to custom case. You might need to experiment for optimal spacing to keep the cards cool. Plug in all power supply connections. Connect mouse, monitor and keyboard and an internet connection (I use a USB WiFi adapter). Check all connections once more.  Install the OS if needed. Install Graphics card drivers. Install ethereum mining software. Make sure fans are fully functional. Start the ethereum mining rig software, tweak settings for maximum hash rates and let it run!

That's it finally you have made your own ethereum mining hardware rig with cheapest hardware available.

If you want to build 6 or 8 GPU ethereum mining rig so check below links: 
6 GPU Ethereum Mining Rig Click Here
8 GPU Mining Hardware Rig Click here

Here is the video: What is Ethereum Mining Hardware Rig and How to Mine?


  1. for a rig with 3+ gpus is better to use more than 8 gB of ram

    1. It's up to you, I always preferring 4GB rather than 8GB,

  2. how much power does the rig use

  3. Thank you for great tips!
    How can you combine two PSU on single rig? Is this hardware suitable for 8 graphic card?

    1. You can combine with PSU dual link cable.
      Not at all you need different motherboard and power supply to run 8 GPU's for 8 gpu you can use Asus primes z270 motherboard and 2x 750 Power supply.

  4. Thank you for great tips! If you want to answer these question:
    1. How to combine to PSU?
    2. Is it possible to connect 8 graphic cards with mentioned motherboard and Cpu?
    Thanks in advance