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The Current State of My Home Crypto Mining Farm the Day of the Ethereum Merge
Just like any passionate crypto miner, I am buzzing with a mix of excitement and nervous anticipation today. There’s much to look forward to as we dive into the day of the Ethereum merge, but this also comes with a side of uncertainty. For the next 24 hours, the crypto mining landscape as we know it might drastically change and, to say the least, this has me pacing the floor of my mining shed.
One thing I thought might be a fun idea to do today of all days, is to share a bit of a rundown of the current state of my GPU mining farm. Today, we’ll focus solely on the GPU side of things, given that our ASICs and other rigs aren’t as severely impacted by Ethereum’s changes.
Overview of My Crypto Minig Farm
Plugged into Hive OS, my crypto farm has two operational setups, with a third empty farm that Hive OS doesn’t allow me to delete for some reason. One of these farms is hosting a rig for DJ Mines, while the other houses my rigs in the mining shed.
DJ Mines’ Rig – Ergo
Firstly, DJ Mines’ rig is currently mining on Ergo, and it’s doing a phenomenal job. With 10 GPUs, this open-frame rig is achieving over 1.1 giga hash, which is very impressive and, despite the exterior temperature exceeding 90 degrees, the cooling setup is handling everything without a hitch.
My Farm – Top-to-Bottom Overview
Moving on to my personal farm in the shed, I’ve divided this section according to the different setups and how they’re faring.
Beast Rig (Polo Miner Case)
The first rig is housed within a Polo Miner case (very similar to the Octo Miners or Miner Dudes). Dubbed the “Beast Rig”, this unit possesses seven GPUs on Ergo, six of which are 6600 XTs and one is a 6600. There’s also a single GPU (an RX 6500) in this rig mining on Neixa. This setup thrives on patience and a dedication to diversity, with the intention to slowly build those wallets over time.
Another rig, the “Changeling Rig”, belongs to my cousin who is not too invested into the crypto mining scene but wanted to set something up anyway. It features 1060s and one 1660 Ti for Ethereum. Right now one of the GPUs is having issues, so that will need to be addressed. This rig will stay on Ethereum up to the Ethereum merge block time tonight to see exactly what happens.
Continuing My Crypto Farm Tour
There’s plenty more to see in my crypto farm, including the “Gambit Rig”, comfortably housed in an Octo Miner X8. This rig’s claim to fame is in its impressive power efficiency, only drawing just under 100 watts per GPU while still maintaining a hash rate between 60 and 62 mega hash.
Scarlet Witch Rig
There’s also the “Scarlet Witch Rig”, currently in bad shape due to broken fans and other problematic issues. However, this eight GPU rig of 570s on Ergo still manages to keep up, though a decommissioning is on the cards, to be replaced by a cleaned, repaired rig in the near future.
Something else of note is the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti in one of my test benches, mining Ravencoin quite efficiently, while my “Valkyrie Rig” comfortably houses mine and my cousin’s GPUs, operating on Kapow for Ravencoin and Ethereum.
The last two of my rigs – the “Wolf Rig” and the “Wolverine Rig”, mine Flux and Ergo respectively, both doing an admirable job. The Wolf Rig, in particular, is my first of the 3000 series, which makes this a particularly entertaining day, seeing as it’s Ethereum merge day!
The Ethereum Merge Watch Party
The next few hours should deliver both clarity and tangible changes to many miners out there. To celebrate and delve into these changes, I’ll be hosting a live Ethereum Merge Watch Party tonight and invite you all to join me. Place your bets and tune in to witness this historic day unfold for Ethereum mining and the crypto space at large!
Whether we’re all filled with eager anticipation or wracked with worrisome doubts about this development, one thing remains – the Ethereum merge will definitely shake things up in the world of crypto mining. As we all gear up to face this monumental moment, I’d love to hear from each of you. What is your mining situation as we encounter Ethereum merge day? Do let me know, and I’m looking forward to hosting you all at the watch party tonight. Until then, happy mining!