After getting really into sim racing during the Covid-19 lockdowns here in the UK, I’d built a very nice 3090 RTX-powered gaming PC.
But, as a working Dad, it’s difficult to find the time to do any sim racing at all. I learned that I could use my GPU to mine Etherium, and so I discovered the GPU mining community and became interested in “monetizing” my idle gaming rig time.
Beginning with Nicehash running on my gaming PC I quickly wanted to develop my understanding of mining crypto – here’s where it started:
I developed a keen interest in the technical side of mining rig builds and optimization and decided to start expanding my farm by building a water cooled mining rig.
I now have 3 water cooled systems running various 3090 cards:
As I’ve moved forward through my journey I’ve naturally migrated from running Windows-based mining machines to HiveOS (read my guide to getting started with Hive OS here). I also run several air-cooled mining rigs in Minebox 8L cases and Octominer x8 Ultra+ cases:
I must say having learned so much, I would have started very differently had I understood fully what would be required of me to get to what is approximately 10gh/s of available hash rate.
But then, that’s what this site is about: helping those new to the mining community get going, avoiding the mistakes I made as a beginner. So, if you’re pretty new and want to learn how I built my rigs, how I mine, and what overclock settings to use, you’re in the right place.
Check out all of my posts from the home page or get in touch if you have a question – enjoy, Richard.