How to Build an Ethereum Rig

Google Doc spreadsheet here:

  1. 1000W Platinum Power Supply Unit
  2. Motherboard
  3. Computer Processing Unit
  4. Graphics Processing Unit (6x)
  5. 4GB RAM
  6. USB Riser Cables (6x)
  7. Solid State Drive
  8. Mining Case
  9. Windows 10
  10. USB Drive
  11. Mouse + Keyboard
  12. Wifi Adapter
  13. Monitor


When installing the CPU, it probably has the thermal paste on it already.

Make sure you remove the adhesive strips beneath the USB Riser Cables. These will melt.

Make sure USB riser cables are powered by Power Supply Unit. USB will not power them.

Without a power button connected to the casing / motherboard
 you will have to jump the pins labeled "PWR_BTN"

Use a metal object such as a screwdriver or coin to do this.
 Do not worry about touching the other pins next to it
    These are for lighting and/or triggering the power button.

Update BIOS:

Update Motherboard to latest [BIOS] using USB Drive:

Configure Motherboard BIOS with following settings:

Settings > Advanced > PCI subsystem Setting:
 PEG 0 and PEG 1 set to Gen1

Above 4G Decoding (cryptocurrency mining) should be set to Enabled

OS settings: disable Windows 7, enable Windows 10

Save and reboot


Boot from Windows 10 USB.

Install Windows 10 Pro x64

Install Nvidia Drivers

Search for:


GeForce 10 Series

GeForce GTX 1070

Windows 10 64-Bit

Install MSI Afterburner

Set memory clock to 600, and power to 70.

This will give you 30Mh/s per 1070 GPU.

Check Device Manager for uninstalled drivers.

Rename PC to mining worker name

Such as WORKER001.

Install Claymore Dual Miner

Edit the config file with your Ethereum address and miner name.

Input one command per line.



-ewal <Your_Ethereum_Address>.<RigName>

-epsw x

Optional:Drop a shortcut to the mining software .exe file in your system startup folder for mining at start-up.

Access system startup folder in Windows 10:Start > RunEnter ‘shell:startup’.

Disable windows update

Set power profile to ‘Always On’

Optional: Install remote software.

Run Claymore.

Since Claymore has a dual-mining setting, you should see about 180 MH/s and 6x GPUs discovered, with zeroes for the other process.

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