Sunday, February 9, 2014

Making a Bitcoin Dogecoin Litecoin and other altcoin mining rig

Old school woodworking meets new school crypto-currency mining rig. After reading about crypto-currencies and looking at what other people were doing with mining rigs I decided to design and build my own using all the tools I had access to.

This is what I came up with. My goals were to create a rig that's self-contained, sturdy, and stackable while still providing airflow in all the right places and having a control panel still available so I didn't have to reach into the case to hit the power button on the motherboard. Airflow is back to front.

I plan to build more and stack them before summer so I can put an AC unit and dedicated breaker panel in the same room. These things put off a lot of heat and suck a lot of power.



Direct link to vid:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sI6NxsHm4CE


Materials:
1 2"x4"x8' framing lumber
2' piece of 11mm birch plywood
aluminum angle
A cheap computer case

After construction I did discover through testing that the 1500W power supply would not maintain five r9 280x GPUs. By overclocking and tweaking cgminer settings I can get about 715khs out of each of the four remaining cards making this about a 2.8Mh/s system.

Right now it's mining dogecoin which I'm holding or giving away (tipping or donating) on twitter, reddit, and elsewhere.

http://www.reddit.com/r/dogecoin
http://www.dogecoin.com/

Update:
This post was picked up by Hackaday, love those guys!
http://hackaday.com/2014/02/10/wow-such-mining-rig-so-amaze/



Music:
Breathe by Télépopmusik
Exchange by Massive Attack
Risingson by Massive Attack

Box Joint Jig by Mathias Wandell (purchased plans off his site)
http://woodgears.ca/box_joint/jig.html

Send any Dogecoin donations here: D7kExD3AoJAdHMMaYv6uQYhHQdVUQ1hkR2

If you want to donate and only have Bitcoin:
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