Building a ubuntu mining rig with 6 x GTX 1060 6GB GPUs | Set up a eth mining rig

Iv been getting involved in the Bitcoin craze lately. I invested a little cash just to learn how the system works.

So… I thought Id roll the dice with a Bitcoin mining rig. My budget was around $3000, which I got close to.

Here is a detailed log of how I achieved this and what results I received.

Build materials and links.

Total: 3229.48

When clicking on the above links, please keep in mind that all things mining will change in price because of demand. Especially GPUs.

Also, I could have cut costs on things like CPU, Hardisk and power supply but I was rushing to build the rig and didn’t care too much in the end.

In the space of a month the GPUs that I purchased went up by around $50 each, the demand was crazy when the price of bitcoin went up. They remain higher at the moment even though bitcoin has halved in value.

Also another problem was that most good/cheap mining boards use the LGA1150 CPU socket which is no longer available from stores, I had to purchase this CPU second hand.

I had to wait several weeks before all the parts come in, some were delayed and some dodgy ebay stores didnt send them at all.

Putting the rig together was alot of fun, i have not messed around with hardware in a very long time.

Once all the parts came together I fired her up…. PROBLEMO!!!

The power supply was dead, it would start for a few seconds and them die. I purchased another with arrived 3 days later.

Once the new power supply arrived I started the Ubuntu installation. A few were problematic. I settled of Ubuntu 16.04 because it was stable and a lot of other miners were using this version.

Once the base OS was installed and running, we need to setup the NVIDIA drivers. I installed a number of different versions and found the latest version gives the best results as of this time. Version and location below.

Installation instructions for these GPUs.

This concludes the GPU drivers installation.

Now lets install the mining software.

Now lets start the mining!

 

 

BOOM Your Mining!

 

 

Useful Links Below.

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1712831.0

http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-3335591/max-safe-overclock-evga-gtx-1060-6gb.html

https://www.cryptocompare.com/mining/calculator

Overclocking multiple Nvidia graphics card on Linux

https://github.com/ethereum-mining/ethminer/issues/119

How to mount NFS in a Docker Ubuntu container | mounting nfs shares in docker containers

I had problems mounting NFS shares in my docker container, error would appear with permissions denied. This is the fix which worked for me.

Inside the container execute the following.

on the host execute the following to mount the share.

 

How to setup Nextcloud 13 in a Docker container | how to setup nextcloud 13 on docker

I have written a script which will setup Nextcloud on a Ubuntu Docker container. Ill run through the entire process.

First we need to download the correct image into docker.

Then we need to start the container with the os.

Now we need to find the unique id of the container

Now on the host, so not the container.  Create the script.

Now paste the following into the script.

Now adjust the permissions to make it executable.

Now lets copy it over to the container

Then jump on the console.

Once your connected in, execute the script, this will install setup everything.

Once complete. Hit your web browser, navigate to https://localhost:10000/nextcloud. Should see the logon page, your credentials are Username: admin Password: password