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New USB Powered Riser Cables Make Rig Builds Easier

New USB Powered Riser Cables Make Rig Builds Easier
For those who aren’t aware there are now some new riser cables on the market. These risers comprise of a x1 connector that is plugged into your motherboard. A USB cable of between 60cm and 100cm is connected at this point. At the other end of the USB cable there is a circuit board with ...

3 x HD7950 GPU Mining Rig System 4

3 x HD7950 GPU Mining Rig System
This week I had a request to build a rig that would support 3 x HD7950 cards. Before the client ordered the required components I wanted to run a test to ensure that the rig would run ok with 3 cards on the Gigabyte Motherboard I would like to use for this system. I based ...

Automatic Email Notification for Mining Rig Startup or Reboot 2

I decided that I wanted to find a way so that my Mining Rigs would email me whenever they started up as well as if the rigs were rebooted so I was aware that there may be a problem with them. I decided to implement this solution. This solution is for Linux. All my rigs ...

Mining Rigs run Hot and Noisy

If you haven’t built a Mining Rig before then you may not be aware that these machines run at capacity. They run hot and they run noisy. The fan noise gets louder with the more machines you add to your Mining Farm. Just to give you an idea of what they sound like here are ...

Another Litecoin Mining Rig Added To My Mining Farm 3

Another Litecoin Mining Rig Added To My Mining Farm
Today I would like to show you another litecoin mining rig that I have built this week. This rig is a different specification to my original rig. I am testing various motherboard and card combinations to try to achieve the maximum hashing rate. The kit list for this Litecoin Mining Rig is as follows: 1 ...

Linux Litecoin Mining Rig Hardware Kit List 3

Linux Litecoin Mining Rig Hardware Kit List
My plan was to build a mining rig that would run on Linux and would need to have the ability to run two high spec AMD GPU’s to get a hash rate of at least 1000kh/s for Litecoin Mining. This is the Kit List that I ended up with for my Litecoin Mining Rig: 2 ...