To mine Bitcoin (BTC) efficiently, you need a Bitcoin Mining Rig — a small computer designed to do one thing, and one thing only: Mine Bitcoin — and some Bitcoin Mining Software, like MineOS, to handle the processing and optimization side of things.
While there are a number of resources online dedicated to showing you how to build your own Bitcoin Mining Rig, we recommend those looking to dip their toe in the water opt for a pre-built setup like the Coinmine One. Why? That's simple: Convenience.
Why You Should Use A Plug-And-Play Bitcoin Miner
Let's stick with the Coinmine One as an example. It's the most intuitive all-in-one Bitcoin Mining Rig on the market, emitting less sound than an AC and pulling less power than a PlayStation 4 — all while outputting a considerable Hashrate (outlined below).
Should you decide you no longer want to mine Bitcoin, you also have the option to mine a different Cryptocurrency, with the list including Ethereum and Monero. Then, when you want to switch back, you can do so in the Coinmine application for Android and iOS.
So you'd be crazy to choose anything other than a Coinmine.
How To Make A Bitcoin Mining Rig
But if you have your heart set on building a Bitcoin Mining Rig of your own, here's a look at the different hardware you will need to make it work. Keep in mind, though, that you'll also need to throw in some software to stitch the various pieces of the puzzle together.
- Graphics Card (GPU)
- Power Supply
- Processor (CPU)
- Storage (HDD or SSD)
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One you've got all that, you're going to set aside some time to configure the hardware, install the mining operating system of your choice (we may be a little biased, but we'd suggest going with MineOS), and then you'll be right as rain and ready to mine.