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Have you been searching for Litecoin miner pictures and wonder how to build a better scrypt mining rig yourself?
The open-air homemade milk crate GPU miner was the most popular design among crypto enthusiasts, I learnt after some extensive research into Bitcoin GPU mining machine pictures.
Certain problems with current designs still exist so I decided to build my own custom miner to overcome these issues:
- You still need clumsy external box fans to cool the GPUs
- Temperatures are unstable and can get very hot (overheating above 176F/80C degrees is common, which will shorten shell life of your graphic cards)
- Very space comsuming
- No protection from dust or moist
- Must be run indoor
- Looks ugly
In an attempt to create a better Litecoin miner machine for people like myself, who don’t have access to a spare garage, basement or a dedicated indoor server space, I have decided to design a new AltCoin mining rig that can be used for apartment dwellers.
Eco’s Special Mining Rig Features:
- Stable temperature (between 140F/60C to 176F/80C degrees)
- Stackable (cooling is not a problem no matter how many rigs you stack on top of each other – the heat does not build up)
- Compact (power supply sits right inside the box)
- Portable, easy to move around with the miner still running
- Filters dust (I use tulle fabric to cover holes)
- Solid & looks cool!
Note: The third card must be positioned at lower level than the first two to get cool air from the blue fan that sits just below the first GPU, otherwise it will overheat.
Below is screenshot of my cgminer graphic card temperatures running at around 77F/25C degrees ambient room temperature, the one with the coolest temperature is next to the blue fan (I’ve got two AMD
Sapphire 7970 Dual-X OC and one Sapphire Radeon 7970 Vapor-x GHz Edition »the new best model is now Sapphire R9 280x Dual-X for US, click here for UK.):
How to Make Your Litecoin Miner Weather-Proof?
I guess this it what most folks are interested to know.
The principle behind my design is very simple – there are 3 video cards in each rig, with two Cooler Master SickleFlow 120mm case fans - one blue blows cool air in and another green sucks hot air out (each does a monstrous 90CFM circulation for it’s small size and modest ~4W power consumption, not mentioning the awesome blue LED light). These tiny computer fans are much better at cooling than the noisy, cumbersome, expensive and under-performing box fans (which usually are only rated at around 100CFM – with two SickleFlowX fans put together for a total of 4 fans, you get combined 180CFM airflow for only ~16W and much cheaper price).
To make the airflow efficient, the whole unit is completely enclosed and only some holes are cut to either allow ventilation or to secure the components in place.
Below is the picture of my scrypt miner design, each black plastic box (bought as hobby Gt Cubes) is a 2150 MH/s rig. You can put them outside of your balcony if it gets too hot inside, or if you simply want to avoid the noise, heat and unpleasant smell from running crypto miners:
To make it wind, moist and water proof so that you can run outside the balcony, simply seal the vents for graphic cards with black electric or PVC tape to protect the computer parts. Then attach the aluminum air duct to the front and back fans that suck and blow air, respectively:
Bend the air duct so the hole are facing down, that way rain water cannot get in the machine even of there is strong wind blowing through your balcony or backyard. Beside those two holes from the air ducts, everything else should be completely sealed and since the cube is made of plastic, you don’t have to worry about rust or acid deterioration from the rain when left outdoors.
Here are pictures of how I cut my plastic box (one of the 4 sides is left completely untouched) and only 6 hole are drilled on the bottom to secure the hard drive and motherboard in place with plastic zippers:
You can download this cube template photos if you want to make a similar thing. Here is my rough hand-drawing of the schematic:
Happy mining Litecoin, Dogecoin, Feathercoin, WorldCoin, DigitalCoin, Megacoin or anything srypt and scrypt jane hashing based coin!