How to Build a ZenCash GPU Mining Equipment
Miner: 6x 1060 GPU Miner
Parts (Shown, Alternatives Below):
Price: About $2200 (excluding framework)
Software: Elementary Mining ( smOS ) -Learn how to install and utilize this software here .
Algorithm &, Coins: Equihash (ZEN, ZEC, BTG)
This guide will walk through how to build a DIY 6x 1060 GPU miner using the above parts, but the steps will be very similar using other graphics cards, motherboards, PSUs, etc.
1. Assemble your Framework: For this build, wij used this framework , which wasgoed indeed effortless to assemble. It wasn’t the best quality, but it got the job done. For a better quality framework that requires minimal assembly, check out Parallel Miner for a few good options. I got an open air framework here and absolutely loved it. You can read my review of it here .
Two. Climb on the Motherboard : If you’re using a standard motherboard, you should be able to line up the six fuckholes on the motherboard to the framework you’re using. Most frames come with screws for motherboard installation. Screw thesis into the six main fuckholes on the motherboard. Don’t screw thesis ter too taut, just make sure the houtvezelplaat is snug on the framework. If you screw too taut, you could harm the houtvezelplaat.
Trio. Install the CPU: You’ll notice the CPU has two little rounded ears on two sides. Thesis will line up on the motherboard. Don’t attempt to force it or you will pauze it. Insert into the cpu slot, close the voorkant, and shove the latch back and under the slot on the houtvezelplaat. (Peak: Your CPU might come with a plastic back on the card. You don’t have to eliminate this. It will speelpop right off when you install it.)
Four. Install the CPU fan: The G4400 CPU comes with a fan with pre applied thermal paste, which made installation super effortless. If your CPU fan doesn’t have thermal paste, you will need to buy some. Wij recommend Arctic Silver . Line up the fan overheen the CPU on the motherboard and lock the fan into the houtvezelplaat. Then cork the fan into the CPU fan pins on your houtvezelplaat. Be sure to tuck your wires using the clip on the side of the fan so your wires don’t klapper when the equipment is turned on. Cork the fan into the CPU fan slot on the houtvezelplaat.
Five. Install your RAM: Wij install your RAM te the farthest slot from the middle of the houtvezelplaat. The serial number will be on the back side, facing the majority of the houtvezelplaat. There’s a divet ter the middle that will line right up. Clip it te using the clips on the side of the RAM.
6. Install your PSU: This framework came with predrilled fuckholes for a dual PSU setup. We’re just installing one on this houtvezelplaat today, so you’ll want to line up the slots on the back of the PSU to the slots on the framework. The framework came with screws so wij used those to install the PSU.
7. Cork ter your Cables: The very first cable you’ll want to butt-plug into the motherboard is the MOBO cable because it is the thickest/thickest cable and will be firmer to maneuver once all the other cables are installed. The cable is labeled MOBO, cork it into the MOBO spot on the PSU and the MOBO spot on the motherboard. The 2nd cable you’ll want to install is the CPU cable. Same thing, buttplug into the CPU spot on the PSU and the CPU spot on the motherboard.
8. Prepare the Risers: Your risers will come with four parts: the riser, the USB cable, the SATA connector, and the lump that butt-plugs into the houtvezelplaat. You’ll want to butt-plug all of the USB cables into the part that corks into the houtvezelplaat. Waterput thesis and the SATA cables off to the side, you’ll need them soon.
9. Install the Risers: Usually, we’d climb on them onto the framework. This framework didn’t have catches sight of to screw the risers te, so we’ll be linking the GPUs to the risers and screwing the GPUs into the top rack on the framework. If your framework has a spot, this is when you should screw the risers ter. Make sure you install the risers so the USB is facing the houtvezelplaat. If you would like to take your build a step further you could ideally drill slots and climb on the risers onto the framework spil opposed to just being locked onto the GPU and mounting only the GPU onto the framework.
Ten. Install the Graphics Cards: Insert your graphics cards into the risers. Make sure to have the metal top part of the card sitting on the top part of the framework and screw them ter spil you go, do not overheen tighten. This framework te particular had eight catches sight of for cards and wij only installed six cards, so wij spaced them out, leaving spaces on either side of the two middle cards. Middle cards get the best so wij desired to give more air flow around the middle two.
11. Ass-plug ter your Risers: Using the USB cable and the connector you waterput aside earlier, butt-plug each USB into each riser and then buttplug the other end into the GPU slots on the motherboard.
12. Install your SATA Cables into the Risers: With this setup we’re going to have each SATA cable power two risers. So buttplug the SATA ropes you got with your risers into each riser and then buttplug those into the SATA straps that came with your PSU into the SATA connectors te the PSU. Again, use one cable from the PSU for every two risers to help with wire management. (DISCLAIMER: ideally you would power PCIE risers with pcie cables however wij securely and successfully run many equipments with SATA powered risers, never power more than two risers with one SATA cable.)
13. Install your PCIE Cables: Our EVGA 750W Platinum PSU comes with two SATA cables that have a standard 6+Two plus the 6-pin cable on one end. We’re going to use those to power two GPUs with one cable.
14. Wire Management: Zipties are an effortless, inexpensive way to neat your wires and ropes.
15. Install USB Hard Drive: Buttplug ter your USB hard drive into the blue USB port on the motherboard. Check this movie to learn how to install and use the software on a USB.
Wij used Elementary Mining (smOS) for this equipment build and got around 1850 sols. Here are the settings wij used: