on how to build your own bitcoin mining rig article By Evan McMurry and Josh GuckertSeptember 26, 2018 12:08:08New York Times columnist David Leonhardt wrote an interesting article this week on how you can build your very own bitcoin-mining rig.
In the piece, Leonhardt outlines his strategy for building a $100,000 Bitcoin-mining machine and what you’ll need to know about building one.
Leonhardt says you’ll also want to have a way to keep the rig online so you don’t run out of electricity and a small battery to power the device.
Leonhard writes that this will be a relatively simple process, but it requires a bit of planning.
You’ll need a $10,000 computer, a 10-kilowatt-hour battery, and a few other basic components to make this rig happen.
You will also need to be prepared for the possibility that you’ll run out or that your electricity supplier will stop delivering your electricity to your home.
Leonhart also recommends making sure you have a backup battery to be able to pull out if you run out.
You also want a few extra parts, including a fan to cool the fan to avoid the overheating problem.
Leon’s article goes on to detail how to set up your computer, what you need to purchase, and how to make sure that the power you need will be delivered.
It is a great read and the article makes it clear that Leonhardt has a well-rounded approach to the topic.
I can see myself spending a few days building a Bitcoin-mining rig myself.
Leon is certainly an expert on this subject, but I’m not sure it’s possible for everyone to build their own.
He does say that the first thing to make you a good miner is to buy a large enough system.
He also recommends that you invest in a good PSU for mining.
Leon goes on in the article to recommend a couple of other things you can do with a small machine: buy some power supply for your GPU, and buy some fans to cool your GPU fan so it won’t get too hot.
You can also add a USB-C to USB-A adapter so you can connect a USB device to your computer.
I’m curious to see what Leonhard and other Bitcoin experts are doing with this topic and how the industry is moving forward.
What do you think of Leonhardt’s article?
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