Guide: Build your own Litecoin Mining Rig

Want to get into mining digital currency (bitcoins, litecoins, and/or other altcoins), but have no idea how to go about it? This guide will take a complete beginner through the various steps involved in building your own power-efficient ~1900 kH/sec litecoin mining computer.

Guide: Build your own Litecoin Mining Rig

Click the image or heading in each section to jump to that piece of the guide.

Part 1: Hardware

Part 1: Hardware

Learn what components give you the best bang-for-the-buck when it comes to litecoin mining. See what you’ll need to pack multiple GPUs into a single computer for maximum efficiency.

Then, follow a step-by-step guide on how to assemble everything into a plastic milk crate to facilitate airflow and cooling.

Part 2: Linux Setup

Part 2: Linux Setup

Follow a detailed set of instructions that will have you up and running with Linux on your litecoin mining rig in about an hour.

The guide is tailored to the complete Linux beginner and includes every single command that you’ll need to input—no guesswork or incomplete steps!

Part 3: Windows Setup

Part 3: Windows Setup

If Windows is more to your liking, we’ve got a guide for you, too. Covers a complete installation from start to finish: BIOS settings, drivers, mining software, auto-startup, remote admin, and more.

For more advanced users, undervolting your GPUs (to save power) is also included as an optional step in the guide.

Part 4: Optimization

Part 4: Optimization

After you’ve got your litecoin mining rig running, check out the optimization guide for tips on getting the best performance possible from your GPUs via overclocking and cgminer tweaks.

Also learn how to set up an automatic failover mining pool, so that your rig will continue mining even if your primary pool becomes unavailable.

Part 5: FAQ

Part 5: Mining FAQ

Read the rest of the guide, but still have some questions? Chances are it’s covered in this FAQ.

123 Responses to Guide: Build your own Litecoin Mining Rig

  1. khizer says:

    How much hashrate are you guys getting??

  2. Dennison Uy says:

    Wow what a crazy rig. How do you keep moisture away in an open setup?

  3. Dusty says:

    Please! I need a guide to setting up a linux rig to mine X11 like Darkcoin. I’m currently mining scrypt because I have not been able to find an X11 step by step, anywhere.

    • Joan says:

      Dusty,
      maybe it’s time to get down and get dirty.
      You cannot always expect other people to do the hard work for you.
      Start surfing for information on the web.
      Do some research into how X11 actually works, and what it is about.
      Study what is going on.
      Learn a bit of programming.
      Stay up way passed your bedtime, tweeking your program, and eventually you will get there.

      Once you have done all that, and you have mastered your subject, then maybe you can write a guide for the rest of us.

    • Johny.Darkcoin says:

      Dusty,

      X11 mining is just like any other currency type.

      1) Setup hardware
      2) install / configure OS
      3) join pool

      Here is a link to a step-by-step config, GL

      http://suchpool.pw/docs/gettingstartedX11.pdf

  4. PeerMedia says:

    Now that LTC mining has been overrun by asic’s, are there any other altcoins that stand out for GPU mining? I have 5 rigs that are sitting idle I’d like to do something with. I’ve researched x11 but the income calculator puts it in the serious red with electricity costs (22c/day revenue versus $1/day expense per gpu). Anything else out there?

  5. Camavi says:

    Forget about trying to setup Linux, you should try PiMP! A dedicated mining OS (better tham BAMT).
    Easy to setup, friendly user and nice UI.

    http://www.getpimp.org :)

  6. Green.Druid says:

    Great Guide!!! Thanks for putting it up!

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