How To Build Your Own GPU Mining Rig

How To Build A Mining Rig for Ethereum, Monero and other Digital Currencies.


You do not have to run 6 high-powered, super-efficient Virtual Reality graphics cards for your first mining rig – you can start mining with just one budget GPU graphics card installed in your desktop computer. No need for additional power supply, no DIY computer box, no extra fans and no need to learn command line computer skills. Just download the NiceHash Miner – it will test your Hashing Power and automatically mine the most profitable coins for you, and pay you with one simple currency… Bitcoin.

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Mining Rig Tutorial and Parts List

Checklist with general cost of hardware required for building your own GPU Mining Rig for Ethereum, DASH, Monero and others.

Created from the Amazon Best Sellers List, and adapted from several Mining Rig Tutorial videos on YouTube, the following components are the best rated products and provide proven quality and top performance for the price. DIY mining computer components for Litecoin, Ethereum, Monero, Dash

Operating System $25
Mother Board $150
CPU $150
Power Supply $390
GPU Extender Cables $50
Computer RAM $120
SSD Chip Drive $48
Misc $20

Computer System = $953

GPU Graphics Cards – $170 to $400 each = $1000 to $2400

Total initial cost of 6 GPU Graphics Card Mining Rig = $2000 – $4400

Computer Operating System

OEM version of Windows 10 professional:  ($25)

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Recommended Computer Mother Board

ASRock ATX 32GB DDR3 LGA 1150 Intel Motherboard (H97 Anniversary) ($150)

AMD FD8350FRHKBOX FX 8350 FX-Series 8 Core CPU Processor


Intel Core i7 6700K 4.00 GHz Unlocked Quad Core Skylake Desktop Processor, Socket LGA 1151: ($340)

AMD FD8350FRHKBOX FX-8350 FX-Series 8-Core Black Edition Processor: ($150)

EVGA SuperNOVA 1600 T2 80 TITANIUM 1600 Watt power

Power Supply

EVGA SuperNOVA 1600 T2, 80+ TITANIUM 1600W: ($390)

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Power Monitoring

P3 P4400 Kill A Watt Electricity Usage Monitor: ($20) Optional

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Multi GPU Graphics Card Adapters

6-Pack GPU Riser Extender Cables: ($50)

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Computer Memory DRAM Chip Set

Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 DRAM 3000MHz (PC4-24000) C15 Memory Kit: ($120)

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SSD Chip

Kingston Digital 120GB SSDNow V300 SATA 3 2.5 Solid State Drive (SV300S37A/120G): ($48)

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CPU Heatsink Glue:

Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound: ($12)

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Computer Box Cooling Fans

Rosewill 120mm Long Life Sleeve Case Black Case 4-Pack Fans For Computer Cases: ($15)

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On-Off Switch

uxcell® PC Case Mainboard Power on/off Push Button Switch Connector Cable 5pcs: ($5)

GPU Graphics Cards for CryptoCurrency Mining

Read more on our forums about finding the best graphics card for GPU mining.

Most Recommended in GPU Mining Tutorial Videos – Radeon RX 480 GDDR5 8GB:

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#1 Top Seller on Amazon – EVGA GeForce GTX 1050:

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Additional Tools Required To Complete Assembly

  • Power Drill with drill bits and screw driver bits
  • Screws
  • Plastic Tube for making spacers
  • Wood or aluminum framing
  • Elbow brackets
  • Tape measure
  • Hand saw or power saw

Special thanks to TheBitcoinMiner for How to Build a 6 GPU Ethereum, Litecoin, LBRY and Other Cryptocurrency Mining Rig Part 1, Part 2 and Cryptocurrency Mining Rig Part 3 teaching How to build ethereum mining rig where he achieved 146 MegaHertz with 1200 watts power consumption.

Cryptocurrency GPU Mining Hardware Tutorial

Big hello to Guntis Vitolins for his channel on YouTube with so many great examples of how to build a GPU Mining Machine. Check out his website for some pre-built crypto-mining computer systems that are plug-n-mine ready.

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Thanks to GadgetryTech for his DIY Build GPU Mining Rig Video