Archives

How to Make Gridseed Blade Mining Rig! [Pre-Built CGMiner]

For this month’s Rig of the Month, check out the latest ASIC Scrypt miner, Gridseed Blade Mining Rig!

Based on 80 Gridseed chips, Gridseed Blades are ASIC Scrypt miners capable of 5.6Mh/s at only 100 watts of power.  These currently (as of April 30th 2014) cost around $1500-1600 with ROI of around 6 months at $15/day. (You can use CoinWarz.com to see profit at the moment.)

In other words, these are the best rigs to use to mine Scrypt coins such as Litecoins and Dogecoins “right now”.  My graphic card rigs a

Click Here to Read Full Article

How to Make Stackable Tower Gridseed Rig with Raspberry Pi! [Pre-built CGminer]

For those of you who are thinking about making your own Gridseed rig for Scrypt mining (for Litecoin, Dogecoin, etc…etc…), you may want to make them into stackable “towers”.

Initially, I’ve built my Gridseed rig using a standard motherboard and Ubuntu linux with a custom frame but I realize this is very time-consuming and tedious.  Besides that, when you have multiple Gridseeds running at the same time, the fans on them get pretty loud.  It was loud enough where the bass

Click Here to Read Full Article

ASIC Litecoin Rigs On The Way! BE AWARE OF PRE-ORDERS!

ASIC Litecoin rigs are making way to the market with GridSeed ASIC Scrypt miners being the first and also available “right now”.  I am actually in the process of testing a GridSeed rig right now and I am pretty impressed so far as how little energy it uses.

With that said, ASIC Litecoin rigs were not supposed to be on the market and that was the reason why miners were switching to mining Litecoins couple months back.  Well, the game has changed quite a bit now and GridSeed rigs are literally pumpi

Click Here to Read Full Article

How to Make DIY Wooden Frame for Litecoin/Dogecoin Rig!

Well, it’s been a very long time since my last post but I am back, better than ever!

I took a 3-week trip to South Korea in January to see my parents and during that time I couldn’t wait to build rigs again.  But during that 3-week off, I did a whole lot of research on how to make even more efficient litecoin rigs than using milk crates.

First, I considered using square aluminum tubing, which some of the miners are using but the cost of using aluminum was a bit too much (near $50 range) and also aluminum conducts electricity, not really the best choice.

The

Click Here to Read Full Article

22Mh/s Litecoin Rig Cooling Using Duct Fans!

Here’s a quick update on my Litecoin crate rigs.  When I first started running rigs, I have them all over my house, which resulted in my house warming up from the normal 70 degrees fahrenheit to near 80 degrees fahrenheit.

Well, I did upgrade electricity in my garage couple weeks back and moved all my rigs into my garage now and for awhile it was doing fine.  When I started adding more rigs to my garage, my garage started feeling like Thailand (yes, that country between earth and the sun)!

Since I live few blocks away from the Pacific Ocean here in SF Bay Area,

Click Here to Read Full Article

How to Build Crate Litecoin Rig with 5 or 6 Graphic Cards!

To maximize your Litecoin rig and also to get the most out of your dollar (bang for your dollar), you will want to build your Litecoin rig out of something like a milk crate and put as many graphic cards on it.

The maximum number of graphic cards you can put on a motherboard currently is around 6 so you don’t have to build 2 machines when you can do it with one.

In this step-by-step tutorial, I will show you how to make such a crate-based Litecoin rig out of a milk crate with 5 graphic cards.  (You can also put 6 graphic cards, depending on what graphic cards you use.)

Click Here to Read Full Article

How to Install Ubuntu and Optimize CGMiner for Litecoin Mining Rig!

For those of you who want to run your mining rig efficiently, you may want to think about using a Linux OS instead of Windows.  Linux OS offers more stable and efficient management of your new Litecoin mining rig.

UPDATE: I have a new USB Flash drive image you can download and flash, which has everything on this page, so go here.

There’s several advantages to using Linux over Windows:

Linux offers stability of syste

Click Here to Read Full Article

How to Build a 2.6Mh/s Litecoin Mining Rig! [Gaming PC Edition]

For those of you who want to build a Litecoin Mining Rig and also double its usage as a gaming PC, here’s a step-by-step tutorial that anyone can follow to build their own Litecoin mining rig.  Of course, this tutorial is for total noobs/beginners who have never built a PC before.

Now, let me tell you up-front, using a PC Case isn’t the best way to cool your graphic cards, but I personally wanted to build a Litecoin mining rig that was enclosed in a case first.  There can be many reasons for this such as aesthetics (you probably don’t want to have exposed

Click Here to Read Full Article